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Active Colon Cleanse

We live in a world that is full of pollution, junk food and synthetic material. These in turn get absorbed by our systems and result in ill health. This is when we need effective cleansing to regain our health, and look and feel good. The kind of cleansing that only Active Colon Cleanse can provide.

Active cleansing. When toxins build up in your system the colon gets blocked and it leads to chronic digestion problems and irregular bowel movements. As the toxins spread through your body your daily life gets affected in a very negative way as it results in ill health. You find yourself looking and feeling unhealthy. This is the right time for you to experience Active Colon Cleanse.

What happens? When your digestive system gets congested the toxins in your body begin to back-up and affect the digestive tissues. This is when you need to maintain your system with colon cleansing in order to eliminate the toxification in your body that leads to a number of health problems such as susceptibility to infection; chronic indigestion; constipation; body odor; coated tongue; bad breath; allergies; headaches; mood swings; and dull skin and brittle hair. As a result you find yourself becoming listless and lethargic; irritable and unhealthy.

Organically pure. In today's synthetic world, Active Colon Cleanse is like a breath of fresh air. It is a combination of herbal ingredients that are lovingly grown by our own organic farmer's community. Pure and natural Active Colon Cleanse is the most effective product in the market – and the safest for you too.

Quality controlled. We take great pride in our quality control processes. Our quality parameters are set to conform to the most stringent standards. Thereby allowing us to assure you of quality that is consistent, with your safety and good health in mind.

Perfect performance. Active Colon Cleanse works assiduously to cleanse your system, gently and naturally. It removes all toxic matter from your body – flushing it out thoroughly. During this process, it eliminates all blockages and results in efficient and healthy bowel movements. Your digestion improves and your immunity receives a boost. Your body is also better able to absorb the nutrition present in your diet. Additionally, your energy levels are boosted; bad breath and body odor are eliminated; hair and skin glow; mood is elevated; and you lose that bloated feeling. Your body functions better and you are in great health.

24/7 service. Our primary concern is customer satisfaction. We not only ensure this with our product quality, but provide round the clock service as well. Our customers can call us at any hour, with any query. We aim to please – in every way, all the time.

Satisfaction guaranteed. In addition to the highest quality standards, we also offer the lowest prices. And all this is backed by our money back guarantee. Not that it's really necessary – thousands of loyal customers can testify to this.

Immediate results. Nine days is all that it takes – not weeks and months. Active Colon Cleanse takes effect in just nine days – for you to be at the top of your form. With your system cleansed off all toxins, your bowel movements regular and your digestive system working efficiently, you will be raring to go in no time at all. In great mental and physical health.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a natural colon cleanse that really works?
    I really need to jump-start my routine , and I've started eating healthier & trying to find time to exercise( I'm pretty active on a day-to-day basis). I was just wondering if maybe a colon cleanse was the way to go? Just wondering if anyone knew of any that actually works.Thanx!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I do know of a cleanse that I've personally had great results with. All the ingredients are 100% natural herbs - nothing else. Using this cleanse, I've gotten some dark rubbery like intestinal plaque out every time.

      What I love about this product is that you can do it either in 5 or 10 days to suit your schedule. Also you don' t have to fast or starve yourself. There are some dietary changes, but overall it sounds like you're moving the the direction of healthy eating anyway.

      I give this cleanse my highest recommendation!

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a natural colon cleanse that really works?
    I really need to jump-start my routine , and I've started eating healthier & trying to find time to exercise( I'm pretty active on a day-to-day basis). I was just wondering if maybe a colon cleanse was the way to go? Just wondering if anyone knew of any that actually works.Thanx!

    • ANSWER:
      douclax, stool sofiner, and laxative, the best

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the most effective methods to to burn fat?
    I weigh a little over 200 pound and I would like some methods that are active and effective in burning fat, some healthier methods of eating, and a colon cleanse method that really worked for you!! Help please!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi

      I have found that the more you read about fat buting the more the diets and counting points are actually making things worse, and you end up putting more wight back on. I am looking at this at the moment. Haven't decided yet.

      What do you think?

      www.helpmeburnfat.com

      Regards
      B

  4. QUESTION:
    How many capsules of GNC Green tea complex should I take?
    Im 17 years old and will turn 18 this April 2013. I recently got a bottle of GNC Green Tea Complex capsules my I don't know how many capsules I should take in a day. Also, do I take it in the morning or before I go to sleep?

    I will also be taking GNC colon cleanse along with the Green tea complex and when I turn 18, I will add dosages of GNC Total Lean CLA dietary supplement.

    I am starting to train for a triathlon so im very active but I want to lose weight and fat especially in my stomach and "love handles"

    Thank you so much for taking time in reading this and extra thanks to those who will answer.
    Have a great day! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Green tea is high in antioxidants.
      A diet high in antioxidant foods can elevate your metabolism.
      A high metabolism burns more calories.
      A diet burning more calories can burn excess body fat.
      So green tea equals weight loss!
      Sorry.
      Green tea alone will not speed your metabolism.
      The capsules are a complete waste. Most if not all of the antioxidant benefit is lost through processing. Save your money and buy a quart jar of psyllium husks if you want to improve your digestive health. Colon cleanses contain mostly psyllium husks at 20 times the price and will primarily cause diarrhea.
      A healthy diet including green tea and exercise will work every time. In many cases replacing sugary or artificial sweetener drinks is the benefit since green tea has no calories in it. I drink mine with lots of ice and a few ounces of orange or lemon juice.
      Good luck.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to remove toxins from your body?
    Is there any special concoctions I can make to clean the toxins out of my body? Also, what is good for, this is gross, colon cleansing? And I don't want to go out and buy pills and such. Is there anything natural I can use?

    • ANSWER:
      your colon cleanses itself quite naturally and effectively all by itself, anything you have heard to the contrary is just hype to sell you crud that you don't really need. The best way to clean toxins from your system is to drink water, at least 2 liters a day, more if you are very active.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does Acai and a Colon Cleanse really help you lose weight?
    I have been exercising and dieting alot lately and increased my fiber but still not going to the bathroom on a regular basis and starting to notice I am more bloated then usual. I was told to try a colon cleanse and acai to get me back on track and help clean things out. Please give me feedback and dont tell me to work harder I am already at the gym 5 days a week for over an hour a day...... so far gone from 279 pounds to 176.

    • ANSWER:
      Simple answer = yes, but its not real weight loss,. because its just getting rid of old stuff in your bowls.

      You can easily shed weight by eating a little less and being just a little bit more active: I'm not saying live in the gym, far form it, just increase your activity and see what happens.

      I have hydro-therapy once a year by the way... It helps me keep clean, there is some data on less colon cancer and it feels great t know and have less toxins...

      best wishes, 1 // 2

  7. QUESTION:
    My stomach is always bloated after I eat anything, but i can't go to the bathroom?
    I decided to go buy those " super colon cleanse" pills. This has been going on a while. I'm very active and 104lbs. I'm just not very regular at all. I've taken 4 doses of the pills in 2 days. It says to take 4 pills 3 times a day. Nothing's happening yet.. Any suggestions ?

    • ANSWER:
      You must take the pills according to their instructions in order for them to be effective. Usually it will take 24 hours, or sometimes longer, for them to kick in. But a better way to handle this is to eat more dietary fiber, both soluble (like in oats) and insoluble (like in lettuce, celery, cucumbers, carrots). Eat a salad every day. Eat more vegetables and less bread and meat. If you must eat grains, make them whole grains (they have the fiber still in them). You also might try liquid Milk of Magnesia in the evening just before bed. Follow the dosage on the bottle. Some colon cleansers are very sluggish to work. MOM is not. It might take 24 hours the first time you take it, but 12 the next.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can slim to none colon cleansing detox clean weed out of my system?
    On the side of the bottle it says all natural detox I have been taking it to clean my colon but someone also told me I could get weed out of my system. Is this true and will it show up on a drug test?

    • ANSWER:
      No. It's not going to clean out your system and I doubt it will show up on drug tests. The typical drug test is a UA (urine analysis) and what they test for is the metabolites of drugs. That is what your body breaks the drugs down into.

      THC (the active drug in weed) metabolites cling to fat cells and can stay there for up to 45 days. Depending on a few factors. How often you smoke and how much body fat you have. If you smoke regularly, chances are you will be dirty for at least 7 days, assuming you have little to no body fat. If you have a lot of body fat (overweight) you can be dirty for longer than 45 days if you smoke regularly. If you smoke like once a month, you will be clean, even if you were drug tested the next day, because the amount of THC metabolites would be way under the tolerance levels of most drug tests.

  9. QUESTION:
    is there a colon cleanser in a full body cleanse?
    i went in to GNC to get a colon cleanse but the clerk told me to get the full body seven day cleanse. is there a colon cleanser in this? or should i get a colon cleanse too.
    A) i dont need opinions on wether its a scam or not.
    B) i just want to know if there is a colon cleanser in this product.

    • ANSWER:
      Why do individuals think that this body of ours needs help cleansing itself, a machine that can last you well over 80 years if you just eat healthy and live and active lifestyle. It can heal itself, regulate its levels, process foods, and remove waste a number of different ways. Focus on a healthy lifestyle with healthy foods and let our body do what its good at.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do you use these herbs to get rid of parasites from your body?
    I think I may have caught roundworms from my puppies a couple weeks ago, so I want to cleanse my colon and kill these parasites with herbs.

    I read online that wormwood, common sloves, and black walnut hull herbs were used for this, but I don't know where to get it and how I'm supposed to use it.

    Can anyone help, please?

    • ANSWER:
      A colon cleanse probably won't wont be of much help, given that roundworms live throughout the intestine, not just the colon. In any case, colon cleansing is baloney, a made up marketing gimmick.

      From wiki:
      "No scientific evidence supports the alleged benefits of colon cleansing. The bowel itself is not dirty and barring drugs or disease, cleans itself naturally without need for assistance. Some types of colon cleansing present potential hazards; the equipment used during colon cleansing has caused damage to the rectum in a small number of individuals, and caused amoebiasis when improperly sterilized. Certain enema preparations have been associated with heart attacks and electrolyte imbalances. Frequent colon cleansing may interfere with the proper functioning of the colon and can lead to dependence on laxatives or enemas to defecate."

      A roundworm infestation can be easily and properly treated with Vermox or Combantrin-1, which contain mebendazole, or Combantrin, which has pyrantel embonate as its active ingredient. Latest data for these ingredients here:
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682315.html
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682820.html

      These are available from pharmacies, you can buy them in chocolate squares, but a visit to a doctor would be your best advice. Roundworms can create serious problems if untreated or not treated properly. Further, just because herbs are "natural" that does not make them effective or safe.

      Edit:
      Lots of science about colon cleansing - with links to clinical trials:

      Colon Therapy - American Cancer Society:
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3x_Colon_Therapy.asp

      How Clean Should Your Colon Be? - American Council on Science and Health:
      http://www.acsh.org/factsfears/newsID.194/news_detail.asp

      Colon Cleansing: Money Down the Toilet - Live Science
      http://www.livescience.com/health/060808_bad_colon.html

      Colon cleansing: Is it helpful or harmful? - Mayo Clinic
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      Rectal perforation from colonic irrigation administered by alternative practitioners - The Medical Journal of Australia:
      http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/181_10_151104/letters_151104-3.html

      http://www.skepdic.com/detox.html

      Always seek the evidence, ignore anecdotes.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox your body? like a colon cleanse, what brand is the best?
    Which one is the healthiest, do they really work? Are any of them dangerous or bad for you at all? Is it beneficial for a 24 year old?

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansing does work, especially if you eat a lot of meat or are not very active. Meat can get stuck in your colon and cause fatigue, weight gain, skin problems, and more.

      I use a colon cleanse product called IntraCleanse. They might still have some free trials left here -
      http://sarasweightloss.org/IntraCleanseFREEtrial

      So far the results have been great. Less bloating, more energy, and I'm losing a few pounds a week. But I'm over 40 and you are only 24. You may not have the same problems I used to :)

      I have not felt any negative side effects from IntraCleanse. I don't think it is dangerous.

      Read about my weight loss story below.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are good 3-day cleanses that won't leave me feeling like a zombie?
    Lately, I haven't been feeling entirely up to par and I want to do a three day cleanse to flush my body. I am a student, so it is of paramount importance that the cleanse doesn't leave me extremely tired. I was thinking of the lemon water cleanse, but I think that would be dangerous to do for three days. What are some other cleanses that I can do for three days that won't leave be de-energized?

    • ANSWER:
      You’re having a Freudian moment.
      You want to “flush” your body...like “down the toilet” (that is where I would flush things).

      You’re a student, and in some countries (like the US), if you’re a student, you eat crappy school or university food with some junk fast food for good measure.
      You’ll never be up to par with a bad diet if you do not eat home cooked healthy meals.

      If you have a bad diet, you have no energy. If you have no energy, you’re not very active. If you’re not very active, you lack muscle mass. If you lack muscle mass, you feel weak...no amount of lemons will fix that problem.

      Also “cleanse” ≠ clean. Cleansing = messing up the natural balance of your digestive system. Your body is cleaning itself. Do not mess up with the natural flora of your digestive system, your colon or your vagina.

      If you want energy then eat a lot, eat healthy food, be very active and the more muscle mass you’ll get, the stronger you’ll feel.
      Just watch out about not developing an exercise addiction.
      After about 30 minutes in your THR zone, the body starts releasing chemicals to prevent pain so you can keep going. Those natural chemicals (endorphins, epinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine, among others) make you feel so good…happy, energetic...

      If you cannot wait to exercise and hurt if you don’t, take a 3 weeks break.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is a good place to find diet and nutritional info for tennis players?
    I'm a 43 year old male - pretty out-of-shape - and back playing competitive recreational tennis after several years out of the game. I would like to know if there are any good sites that have comprehensive diet and nutritional info to help me get back in shape. I have an excercise plan, but I have yet to find a good nutritional site specific to active sports. Free sites would be nice, but I'm willing to pay a subsciption if the site is a quality one.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't try Acai Burn or any other SCAM acai or colon cleanse companies!

      It's a SCAM! THERE ARE SPAMMERS GOING AROUND HERE POSTING THEIR PRODUCT!!!!

      I didn't lose an ounce!

      I signed up for their 30 day free trial and paid the S&H .95. I got the first bottle. One month later they charged me .95. I guess the fine print stated that by getting the free trial I would be enrolled in a program where they automatically send you a bottle and charge .95. I never even got the 2nd bottle. I heard all of the acai and colon cleanser companies work this way.

  14. QUESTION:
    How should someone that is 13 and 5'9" lose weight healthily?
    I am 173 lbs. and my body fat % is 31%, BMI: 26. Acai berry and colon cleanse? whats happening? i'm very active and have an ok diet.

    • ANSWER:
      It appears you may not be as active as you think, or the diet may not be as "ok" as you think. Being thirteen, it may just be a phase you are going through before a growth spurt. That happened to me when I was around that age.

      I'd ask a Doctor what they would suggest.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is a trustful product to cleanse your colons and detoxify your body?
    Changing my life style...excersising, getting in better shape, giving up starchy foods, breads and especially red meat. I want to start the right way and one method I am interested in is to cleanse my body, intestines...pretty much detoxify my body. Suggestions, please?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many colonic cleansers commercially available, and a variety of ways of getting the toxins out of your body.

      I stay away from all of that, and stick to drinking green tea in the mornings (natural anti-oxidant) and cranberry juice in the afternoons and evenings (stay away from the sugary kinds - and keep on eye on the label, some 'cranberry' juice contains less than 5% actual cranberry juice). Drinking plenty of water is another often overlooked method of cleaning your body out. Take plenty of vitamins, and get regular exercise.

      A lot of people end up making themselves sick, or creating other problems by attempting to do too much to 'cleanse' themselves (especially all at once). Remember to enjoy yourself - as your mental health is equally as important as physical health. Go out and have fun, don't always worry about counting every calorie or staying away from foods you want to eat. I hold that you can eat nearly anything (within reason) and as long as you stay physically active, you won't put on extra weight or have other health issues.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is it a good idea to detox before starting a new exercise/diet plan?
    I've never detoxed, and always had trouble losing weight. I've heard a buch of stuff about detoxing before cleaning up eating habits and starting to be more active.

    I don't want to take any pills and I know there's no magic fix...but is it a good idea to detox as part of the process? If so, what do you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely. I'm a trainer and I am an advocate of detox before trying to reshape your body. Detox will cleanse your colon of alot of build up thats in there from food. Your body carries tons of toxins that add weight. Odds are, you will probably lose somewhere between 3-8 pounds jsut from detox. Detoxing before starting a new exersize/diet plan will refresh your body so you can start clean slate on your new goal. I'd recommend Hollywood Diet or any Detox drink from GNC. I've had experience with all of them. Good luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to do a full body detox cleanse? Ive been sluggish & tired lately, I want to start fresh!
    I want to do a full body detox cleanse. I have been so tired and sluggish lately, and need something to cleanse my system. I last did a cleanse about 4 months ago & it really helped, but they have since discontinued the product I used.
    I am a 24 y.o female, moderately active lifestyle, in s. ontario. I eat mainly organic and healthy foods, no fast food at all. Walk my dog every day with my son. Am on a budget, and some cleanse programs I checked out are ridiculously expensive. I'd like to find something that won't cost me anything outrageous, and is affordable to do every 3 months or so.
    I take a multi vitamin, B12, B6, and iron supplements.
    I have IBS, and cleansing seems to help calm it down a lot, too.

    Any info on how to do a really in depth, full detox would be fabulous. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      ... Sounds like you are doing a good job of taking care of yourself. Good for you. ...

      My personal experience is that fasting is the most powerful and most natural way to cleanse the body. ... Some folks believe that properly done juice fasting is the best way to do this,.. and others believe that straight water fasting is the only true way to fast. ........ Personally, I feel that juice fasting is by far the wiser choice for someone who has not already done a good deal of cleansing work on their system,.. or at least already well into a cleansing, organic and healthy vegetarian diet. ................. If you are talking about someone who is already on a pretty clean diet and who is not taking any sorts of medications or with any serious illnesses,.. than I would say that water fasting is a safe way to go.
      .... If a person is taking any sort of medications,... then I would definately not do any sort of fasting. In that case, I would encourage them to go on a cleansing diet, (such as you already follow). ............ If someone is dealing with any sort of serious illness,.. then I would reccommend that they only fast under professional supervision.

      Fasting, as a form of cleansing, is thousands of years old,... and of course, (if you are not juice fasting),.. it costs absolutely nothing financially. .. Fasting is an extremely powerful tool for promoting and maintaining health. .................. If you have never fasted before,. I would reccommend that you begin by doing a couple of 24 hour fasts once a week,.. followed by a couple of 3 day fasts once a month,.. followed by a seven day fast which you might do perhaps one month after your second 3 day fast. ................. After that,.. you can either move up to a 10 or a 14 day fast, if that feels right for you,.. (perhaps a few months or more after the 7 day fast), ........... and then You could do something like one 7 or 10 day fast once a year or once every six months,.. to continue to promote and maintain your health.
      .............. You need to know that fasting is a science,.. and there is much to learn about how to properly begin,.. undergo and then end and come out of a fast. .... There are some good books available which will instruct you on how to properly fast. Most of them offer somewhat different approaches and philosophies,.. but if you are talking about a straight water fast,... the important instruction pertains to how to begin and how to end the fast. ............ You could look into the books by such authors as; Paul Bragg or Paavo Airola (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=br_ss_hs/103-4191513-9866213?platform=gurupa&url=index%3Dblended&keywords=Fasting&Go.x=7&Go.y=9) ....

      There is also information available for free on the web. You will definately find that everyone offers different advice and different approaches. You should choose the advice that feels right to you and your needs.

      If you do choose to fast,.. you may want to try and get some high colonics once or twice after you are well into the fast, to help clean out your colon. This is an excellent additional tool to go along with the cleansing process.

      Be Well....

  18. QUESTION:
    What things can my dad to to help with his gout in his foot and ankle?
    He doesn't really drink--I mean maybe 2 or 3 a year and only at social events, just casual drinking is not his thing, and he has completely cut back on cokes (especially diet ones, we heard those were awful for it, so he has NONE of those--only the occasional coke). He's a very active man and will be 50 on Tues. It's really buggin him now cuz I got married Saturday and he was trying to suck it up and walk me down the aisle without limping (which I was not that concerned about, I just wanted him to get me down!) and didn't stay off it like he prolly should have this weekend so its even worse, any home remedies you know of that could help? He's got total white coat syndrome as we call it, petrified of the Dr., so if we can get it under control without him having to go it would be best! any tips would be really appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Eating lots of fresh cherries every day is a great cure.My mother has tried it and it worked on her gout in her foot.

      Causes of Gout
      Gout is caused by excessive accumulation of uric acid in the tissues. The underlying cause of uric acid accumulation is unknown, yet research has found that it can basically be attributed to metabolic or kidney problems. Increased production of uric acid may be the result of metabolic enzyme defects, certain types of chronic anemia, or other complex conditions. Dehydration and kidney disease can cause poor clearance of uric acid from the body.

      Proper diet, nutrition, and metabolic balance all play crucial roles in the prevention and treatment of this disease. The conception of gout as a condition of affluence is tenuous, but a heavy diet, particularly organ meats that increase amount of uric acid, and alcohol consumption, can hinder the removal of uric acid by the kidneys.

      Although most people initiate a gout attack through poor lifestyle choices (obesity, rich foods, alcohol), 10%-15% of gout patients have attacks due to a metabolic problem, such as a deficiency of enzymes (xanthine oxidase) and purine imbalances. Purines come from certain foods (meat products, especially liver and other organ meats, sausages and other processed meats, anchovies, crab, shrimp, milk, eggs, and many beans, including soy), but are also normally present, in the form of DNA and RNA in the cells. Purines are broken down into uric acid, which is then normally excreted through the urine.

      Medications, including aspirin and diuretics, can cause gout by putting extra stress on the kidneys; these drugs cause 25% of new gout cases. Kidney stones and other kidney problems are present in 90% of gout sufferers, because urate crystals also accumulate in the kidneys.

      Quick Action Plan for Gout

      1. The goal of diet for those with gout is to reduce the production of uric acid to normal levels. Cherries, and all rich colored berries, such as blueberries, are recommended. Consume half a pound of fresh or unsweetened frozen cherries per day for a period of three to six weeks as a healing protocol.

      2. Organic cherry juice is especially good for gout, as are many of the new "magic juices" such as Goji, Acai and Noni juice, puree or powder. Pomegranate fruit extracts have been shown to be effective as well.

      3. Eliminate alcohol consumption, which both increases uric acid production and reduces uric acid excretion in the kidneys. Gout sufferers should also maintain a low-purine diet, which completely omits organ meats, shellfish, yeast (brewer's and baker's), herring, sardines, mackerel, and anchovies.

      4. Intake of dried legumes, spinach, asparagus, fish, poultry, and mushrooms, should also be curtailed. Refined carbohydrates and saturated fats are best kept to a minimum.

      5. Drink plenty of pure water, because it keeps urine diluted and promotes the excretion of uric acid.

      6. Test for food and environmental allergies and avoid all foods and substances to which you are allergic.

      7. Cleansing and Detoxification, including colon and bowel cleansing therapies, fasting, kidney and gallbladder flushes, physical medicine, and homeopathic remedies.

      8. In clinical trials with gout patients, devil's claw was found to relieve joint pain, as well as reduce blood cholesterol and uric acid levels. For gout sufferers, professionals can recommend: 1-2 g of dried powdered devil's claw root three times a day; 4-5 ml of (1:5) tincture three times a day; or 400 mg of dry solid extract (3:1) three times a day.

      9. The following nutritional supplements are recommended: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 1.8 g daily), vitamin E (400-800 IU daily), folic acid (under a doctor's supervision, 10-40 mg daily), and quercetin with bromelain (125-250 mg three times a day between meals).

      Herbal Aids

      The eliminative organs must be improved. Drink apple cider vinegar with honey and bathe the area in hot apple cider vinegar. To speed healing, take MCP pectin (one teaspoonful three times a day). Herbal teas work well to relieve pain. Tincture of lobelia with apple cider vinegar baths on the afflicted parts is very good. A good herb combination is equal parts of skullcap, valerian, and yarrow taken in tea form to assist in freeing the toxic waste from the tissues and to eliminate the waste through the various excretory organs.

  19. QUESTION:
    What will Ab workouts do to the Layer of fat over my stomach?
    I have like a Soft stomach with a little layer of fat over it and I'm wondering...

    If I start doing ab workouts will that muscle burn away while muscle is accumulating or will muscle just accumulate under the fat?

    • ANSWER:
      In order to burn the layer of fat over your abs, you must do cardio.

      Also, spot reducing does not work. You cannot spot reduce. Your body type might either be a pear, apple, hourglass, or rectangle. Losing weight will only make you a smaller version of that body type. "Spot reducing" exercises like squats will only build up the muscle and make it bigger, I suggest you balance out the problem by building up the muscles in the areas that you lack, making you more of an hourglass.

      Eat food as close to it's natural state as possible. (Ex. veggies, fruits, beans, seeds, eggs, lean meat/not beef jerky or sandwich meats.) You don't want all those additives, preservatives, fats, food dyes, etc. They mess with your metabolism and toxify your body.

      Rule of thumb: If it comes in a wrapper, (meaning it's processed,) don't eat it!

      I would also limit cheese and meat since those are fattening and you can get your calcium and protein from other sources, like leafy greens, and quinoa.

      Just eat a little less than what you normally do, the goal is to not feel stuffed, just full. Eat many small meals throughout the day to keep the metabolism high and burning. You won't have to count calories, and you will lose weight. Do not starve yourself!! Starvation mode makes you lose muscle and makes you gain fat. When you eat again, your body will hoard fat and your lost muscle will be replaced by fat. Muscle is metabolically active and burns calories even while you are resting, so losing muscle from starving is detrimental. Also you become a skinny fat person, that looks disgusting because there is no muscle tone.

      If you get cravings, think of what it is you're craving: texture, taste?

      For example, you crave sweets. Eat fruit. Or drink vanilla almond milk. Or eat butternut squash or sweet potatoes.

      Or if you crave something salty, have nuts, or have tomatoes or cucumbers with salt.

      Crunchy, have nuts or seeds

      These are just some examples. If you crave chocolate, eat the 85% dark chocolate. You will get tons of antioxidants, and more chocolate to satisfy your craving with less junk.

      Do not drink pop, even diet pop. Diet foods are evil and all the artificial sweeteners WILL make you gain weight. Studies have proven this.

      Also exercise, constantly challenge your body and you will lose weight! Don’t buy into the acai berry, special K, or colon cleanse scams. They’re scams scams scams!!

  20. QUESTION:
    Is the African Mango or Lichi Super Fruit diet safe for teens?
    Hi! I was wondering if the African Mango Pills or the Lichi Super Fruit diet pills along with a simple colon clenser safe for teens. Ages 13-16 ?

    • ANSWER:
      Mangoes are just a part of an overall healthy diet. Same thing for litchi.
      Anything in a supplement pill does two things.
      First, you deny yourself the wonderful fiber in fresh foods. Fiber keeps your system active, clean, and regular. A healthy high fiber diet aids the immune system more than just about anything.
      Second, dietary supplements are not regulated so often do not contain exactly what is on the label.
      Eating mango or ground mango seed will not make you lose weight, that is all just hype. African mango seed extract is the latest "weight loss miracle" that doesn't work. Right behind acai berry, hoodia, fruta planta, green tea extract, litchi, chia seeds, maqui berry, and all the other "exotic" supplements out there.
      As for the cleanse products the only way we cleanse is to stop putting additives and preservatives in the body.
      Again a healthy high fiber diet is the best weight loss tool available.
      Both Oprah and Dr. Oz have filed lawsuits against all these peddlers exploiting their names to profit. These sites have been reported as spam and should legally be removed soon. There are just so many his lawyers can only do so much. Save your money.
      Good luck.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to go about water fasting?
    I am very overweight and also very impatient. I know starving yourself to lose weight is not good because when you start eating again, you gain back even more. I think water fasting has a good reputation but I don't know the best way to start it and follow through with it and then of course to end it. What do I have to be careful about?

    • ANSWER:
      I did a liquid fast for 7 days and lost 10 pounds. I drink whatever I wanted, even milk shakes from McDonald's. I started back eating and put all the weight back on within 10 days plus some.

      I don't recommend it because you are not dealing with "why" you over eat, so when you are off the fast, you return to your same eating patterns and gain the weight back.

      Here is some information on fasting:

      You will not starve. You will not instantly become thin. Fasting is consuming only liquids. When the body does not have to deal with digesting solid food and getting rid of the waste that solid food creates, it can concentrate on getting rid of toxins. The most common reason to fast is to eliminate disease or from the body.

      How much weight will I lose?

      The main benefit offered by a fast, to those who wish to lose weight, is the speed of the weight loss. To see a person drop 30-to-40 pounds in a 30-day juice fast is to see a person totally transform his life. Self-esteem is given a boost and for the first time in their life, discipline becomes a lifestyle. The fast becomes a catalyst for a total life overhaul. People start dressing better, showing more confidence, becoming more organized, more dedicated in relationships and more at peace.

      Initially, weight loss can be as high as three-to-four pounds per day, but as the fast continues, the average loss will be one pound-per-day. If you are juice fasting and not losing weight, the juice is supplying all the calories you need. You may have to cut down on the juices or alternate between water fasting and juice fasting if losing weight is part of your goal. The slower your metabolism is the slower the weight loss.

      Try to stay focused on the healthy things you are doing to improve your life rather than being consumed with the number of pounds lost each day. Water retention can vary your weight five pounds so watching the scale can be frustrating. The best motivation to fast is for physical and spiritual health. Be patient; the fasting process is slow. Be thankful the toxins are leaving your body. Do not have unrealistic expectations. Give your body the time it needs to do the work of cleansing.

      Fasting And Metabolism

      The fear is that while fasting, the metabolism will slow down and afterward there will be more weight gained than before the fast. Initially, any calorie reduction will cause a lowering in the BMR or base metabolic rate. Cleansing will bring health that will increase metabolic performance and energy output. In other words, you will eat less and feel more energetic.

      After fasting, the body is more efficient. Digestion is better due to a cleaner colon. The colon walls have been cleansed of impacted feces, allowing improved absorption of nutrients. The good news is that greater efficiency equals enhanced energy. Healthy people burn more calories. They also eat less because they are more active and feel better about themselves. They don't need food as a security blanket.

      The greatest impact you can have on increasing your resting metabolism is exercise. After a workout, you can be sitting on the couch reading while burning calories, as the muscles are grabbing glucose from the blood to replace glycogen supplies. The key to weight loss is fewer calories and more exercise. A diet high in raw food provides fewer, low-density calories, and higher-fiber, more-filling foods.

      Oh, by the way, a slower metabolism diminishes aging. A tortoise can live to 400 hundred years of age.

  22. QUESTION:
    Who would you call to have your home checked for mold?
    I've had problems with allergies and tried different medications that don't seem to work completely. Mainly i have a lot of throat congestion. I've heard that mold can be the cause. The problem started shortly after i moved into this home.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi JewelAir

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue. You also need to learn about cleansing the body of toxins by doing a colon and liver cleanse to heal for long term.

      Cause of Allergies
      Overall, the underlying causes of allergy and sensitivity are dietary and lifestyle factors specifically titled as imbalanced immune function, barrier function default (such as "leaky gut" syndrome), and toxic overload. Each of these are, in varying degrees, responsible for the development and continuation of allergy and sensitivity.

      Herbal Medicine: There are a variety of herbs that offer relief from allergies, such as goldenseal, red sage, and goldenrod. To reduce mucus, try astringents such as yarrow and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). These help to contract inflamed tissues and reduce secretions and discharges. To strengthen immune response use echinacea, astragalus root, goldenseal root, and Pfaffia paniculata (suma or Brazilian ginseng). These herbs can be effective and safe for treating weakened immune systems.
      Eating raw Garlic and Onions will provide relief as well. The more you use the faster the relief will come.

      Cayenne pepper is a favorite herb among those treating allergy patients. The active ingredient is a strong anti-inflammatory, and it is recommend to allergy suffers, including asthma patients, as a simple and effective treatment. Sprinkling liberal amounts of the pepper on meals for a few days can provide relief. Or better yet eat them raw and sweat for a few minutes. Watch your sinus clear up quickly.

      Although herbal remedies have shown excellent results in reducing allergy/sensitivity symptoms, using herbs to treat allergies involves an individual approach. Some particularly effective anti-inflammatory herbs are stinging nettle, Ginkgo biloba, and licorice. Chinese skullcap, ephedra, and feverfew are others to consider for treating allergy symptoms. Patients whose conditions are severe should consult with a trained herbalist or naturopath.

      A major symptom of allergies is gastrointestinal upset, including bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Demulcent herbs can alleviate these symptoms (demulcent is a term used by herbalists to describe an herb that has a protective effect on the mucous membranes by minimizing irritation). The most commonly used herbs are marshmallow, slippery elm bark, cabbage juice, okra, fenugreek, and aloe vera.

      Homeopathy: Homeopathy has widespread applications for the treatment of allergies. In many situations, minute diluted doses of the substance a person is allergic to can be prepared as a homeopathic solution that triggers the body`s natural ability to heal itself.

      Homeopathic remedies are best prescribed by a competent homeopath. Self-diagnosis is discouraged due to the variety of factors that must be considered before the appropriate treatment is selected. However, the following remedies can be helpful: Ferrum phos, lycopodium, and silica.

      Juice Therapy: A juice fast of organic vegetable juices for 2-3 weeks can help detoxify the body, thus improving its ability to cope with allergies. Two useful juice combinations for this purpose are beet, carrot, and cucumber; and carrot and celery. For added benefit, add a small piece of ginger root to either juice combination.

      Best of health to you

  23. QUESTION:
    Every year before Thanksgiving, I get allergies that turn into heavy sinus and chest congestion. What is it?
    I've tried many over the counter remedies, but I always lose my voice and it stays bad until some time in January. It doesn't seem to be contagious, I would love to find out how to get rid of it, and get my voice back!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Judy

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the allergy and voice issue as well. You also need to learn about cleansing the body of toxins by doing a colon and liver cleanse to heal for long term.

      Cause of Allergies
      Overall, the underlying causes of allergy and sensitivity are dietary and lifestyle factors specifically titled as imbalanced immune function, barrier function default (such as "leaky gut" syndrome), and toxic overload. Each of these are, in varying degrees, responsible for the development and continuation of allergy and sensitivity.

      Herbal Medicine: There are a variety of herbs that offer relief from allergies, such as goldenseal, red sage, and goldenrod. To reduce mucus, try astringents such as yarrow and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). These help to contract inflamed tissues and reduce secretions and discharges. To strengthen immune response use echinacea, astragalus root, goldenseal root, and Pfaffia paniculata (suma or Brazilian ginseng). These herbs can be effective and safe for treating weakened immune systems.

      Eating raw Garlic and Onions will provide relief as well. The more you use the faster the relief will come.

      Cayenne pepper is a favorite herb among those treating allergy patients. The active ingredient is a strong anti-inflammatory, and it is recommend to allergy suffers, including asthma patients, as a simple and effective treatment. Sprinkling liberal amounts of the pepper on meals for a few days can provide relief. Or better yet eat them raw and sweat for a few minutes. Watch your sinus clear up quickly.

      Although herbal remedies have shown excellent results in reducing allergy/sensitivity symptoms, using herbs to treat allergies involves an individual approach. Some particularly effective anti-inflammatory herbs are stinging nettle, Ginkgo biloba, and licorice. Chinese skullcap, ephedra, and feverfew are others to consider for treating allergy symptoms. Patients whose conditions are severe should consult with a trained herbalist or naturopath.

      A major symptom of allergies is gastrointestinal upset, including bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Demulcent herbs can alleviate these symptoms (demulcent is a term used by herbalists to describe an herb that has a protective effect on the mucous membranes by minimizing irritation). The most commonly used herbs are marshmallow, slippery elm bark, cabbage juice, okra, fenugreek, and aloe vera.

      Homeopathy: Homeopathy has widespread applications for the treatment of allergies. In many situations, minute diluted doses of the substance a person is allergic to can be prepared as a homeopathic solution that triggers the body`s natural ability to heal itself.

      Homeopathic remedies are best prescribed by a competent homeopath. Self-diagnosis is discouraged due to the variety of factors that must be considered before the appropriate treatment is selected. However, the following remedies can be helpful: Ferrum phos, lycopodium, and silica.

      Juice Therapy: A juice fast of organic vegetable juices for 2-3 weeks can help detoxify the body, thus improving its ability to cope with allergies. Two useful juice combinations for this purpose are beet, carrot, and cucumber; and carrot and celery. For added benefit, add a small piece of ginger root to either juice combination.

      Best of health to you

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the alternative treatments available in India on Breast cancer?
    I am treating my wife with the help of an experienced Naturopath with mainly 'wheat grass' juce as main ingradient for last three months since she had been dignosed for the cancer. Though it has not spread anywhere in the body, it is quite under controll. I want to know is there other remedy which will add to fast recovery. We are working on the way shown by Ann Wigmore. Will anybody from this group will suggest any thing else from Wheat Grass therepy?

    • ANSWER:
      Alternatives treatments take time, they are slow and cure to the grassroot level.

      Here is a natural cure for Cancer,

      CANCER

      The word ‘cancer ‘ comes from the latin "carcinoma" meaning crab. It is the most dreaded disease and refers to all malignant tumors caused by the abnormal growth of a body cell or a group of cells. It is today the second largest killer in the world, next only to heart ailments. The term covers more than 200 diseases.

      The majority of cancers occur in the age group 50-60. Sex does not affect the incidence of the disease. It, however, affects the site of growth. In men, cancer is usually found in the intestines, the prostate and the lungs. In women, it occurs mostly in the breast tissues, uterus, gall bladder, and thyroid.

      Symptoms
      The symptoms of cancer vary according to the site of the growth. The American Cancer Society has prescribed seven signs or danger signals in general which may indicate the presence of cancer. These are: a sore that does not heal; change in bowel or bladder habits; unusual bleeding or discharge; thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere; indigestion or difficulty in swallowing; obvious change in a wart or a mole, and a persistent and nagging cough or hoarseness. Other symptoms may include unexplained loss of weight, particularly in older people, a change in skin color, and changes in the menstrual periods, especially bleeding between periods.

      Causes
      The prime cause of cancer is not known. Certain cancer- causing substances, known as carcinogens, however, increase the chances of getting the disease. About 80% of cancers are caused by environmental factors, 40% of male cancers in India are linked with tobacco, a known cancer-causing agent. The consumption of pan, bettlenut, tobacco, and slaked lime has been linked with lung and throat cancers. Heavy consumption of alcoholic drinks can cause esophageal, stomach, and liver cancers. Occupational exposure to industrial pollutants such as asbestos, nickel, tar, soot, and high doses of x-rays can lead to skin and lung cancers and leukemia. Other factors contributing to cancer are vital infections, trauma, hormone imbalance, and malnutrition. Many well-known biologists and naturopaths, however, believe that a faulty diet is the root cause of cancer. Investigations indicate that the cancer incidence is in direct proportion to the amount of animal protein, particularly meat, in the diet. Dr. Willard J. Visek, a renowned research scientist explained recently a link between excessive meat eating and cancer. According to him, the villain is ammonia, the carcinogenic by-product of meat digestion.

      Treatment
      The effective treatment of cancer consists of a complete change in diet, besides total elimination of all environmental sources of carcinogens, such as smoking and carcinogenic chemicals in air, water and food. There has recently been a surge of popular interest in the concept that diet is not just a minor, but rather a major factor in both the development and the prevention of cancer. The disease can be prevented and even treated by dietary programs that include ‘natural foods ‘ and the use of megavitamin supplements.

      As a first step, the patient should cleanse the system by thoroughly relieving constipation and making all the organs of elimination - the skin, lungs, liver, kidneys and bowels - active. Enemas should be used to cleanse the colon. For the first four or five days, the patient should take only juicy fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, apples, peaches, pears, pineapples and tomatoes. Vegetable juices are also useful, especially carrot juice.

      After a few days of an exclusive fruit diet, the patient may be given a nourishing alkaline-based diet. It should consist of 100 per cent natural foods, with emphasis on raw fruits and vegetables, particularly carrots, green leafy vegetables, cabbage, onion, garlic , cucumber, asparagus, beets, and tomatoes. A minimum requirement of high quality protein, mostly from vegetable sources such as almonds, millet, sesame seeds, sprouted seeds and grains, may be added to the diet.

      Dr. Ann Wigmore of Boston, U.S.A., the well-known naturopath and a pioneer in the field of living food nutrition, has been testing the effect of a drink made of fresh wheatgrass in the treatment of leukemia. She claims to have cured several cases of this disease by this method. Dr. Wigmore points out that by furnishing the body with live minerals, vitamins, trace elements, and chlorophyll through wheatgrass juice, it may be able to repair itself.

      Johanna Brandt, the author of the book ‘The Grape Cure‘ has advocated an exclusive grape diet for the treatment of cancer. She discovered this mode of cure in 1925, while experimenting on herself by fasting and dieting alternately in the course of her nine-year battle with cancer. She claimed to have cured herself by this mode of treatment. She recommends a fast for two or three days so as to prepare the system for the change of diet.

      After the short fast, the patient should have a grape meat every two hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This should be followed for a week or two even a month or two, in chronic cases of long standing. The patient should begin the grape cure with a small quantity of 30, 60, to 90 grams per meal, gradually increasing this to double the quantity. In course of time, about 250 grams may safely be taken as a meal.

      Recent researches have shown that certain vitamins can be successfully employed in the fight against cancer and that they can increase the life expectancy of some terminal cancer patients. According to recent Swedish studies vitamin C in large doses can be an effective prophylactic agent against cancer. Noted Japanese scientist, Dr. Fukunir Morishige, and his colleagues who have been examining the healing potential of vitamin C for the last 30 years, have recently found that a mixture of vitamin C and copper compound has lethal effects on cancer.

      According to several studies, vitamin A exerts an inhibiting effect on carcinogenesis. It is one of the most important aids to the body’s defense system to fight and prevent cancer. Dr. Leonida Santamaria and his colleagues at the University of Pavia in Italy have uncovered preliminary evidence suggesting that beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A may actually inhibit skin cancer by helping the body thwart the cancer-causing process known as oxidation.

      Recent studies from all over the world suggest that a liberal use of green and yellow vegetables and fruits can prevent cancer. The 20-years old, ongoing Japanese study found that people who ate green and yellow vegetables every day had a decreased risk of developing lung, stomach, and other cancers. A Harvard University study of more than 1,200 elderly Massachusetts residents found that those who reported the highest consumption of carrots, squash, tomatoes, salads, or leafy green vegetables, dried fruits, fresh strawberries or melon had a decreased risk of cancer.

      The other useful measures are plenty of rest, complete freedom from worries and mental stress and plenty of fresh pure air.

  25. QUESTION:
    What is the best way for a 16 year old girl to lose weight?
    Im 16 and i weigh around 240-250. I need to make a change in my life and i need to lose weight. Eventually i would like to lose around 70-100lbs. How can I do this? Are diet pills an option? I really need help so any advice is appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      Do not take pills. No colon cleanse. No diets.

      You're right in saying that you need to make a life change.

      (1) Stop eating junk and processed foods. They're not good for you and destroy your body.
      (2) Exercise! We were hunters at some point. Can you hunt just sitting down and eating cookies all day? Start slowly and don't push yourself to the point of hurting yourself. Start with walks and eventually increase the intensity. The effectiveness of a work out is all dependent on the "EFFORT."
      (3) Psychologically believe in yourself. Your results also depend highly on what's going on in your head. It is up to you whether you want success or not. Self-sabotage is easily accomplished. You have to push yourself to sacrifice the tasty treats and eat salad with lean chicken everyday.
      (4) Be a kid! You're 16-years-old! Sign up for something you can be active with. Go do karate, dance class, basketball camp, or something of that nature. Live your life. The world is a beautiful place and you should go out and enjoy it.

      Simply put, you just need to eat right and exercise. You should learn to do this naturally without ever forcing yourself to do it. Eventually, you'll love eating that way and you'll love being active. It takes time, but once you get there you'll never go back.

  26. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever heard of buckhorn weed being used as a drawing salve?
    This is amazing! I never heard of it before, I put it on a boil with a bandaid to hold it in place and it was completely drained by morning.
    I can't find anything online that tells about it, I guess it is an old Indian thing.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi THere

      I didnt know about Buckhorn Weed, but I can add that to my list below. Here is more info about boils.

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue. Learn about detoxifing the blood for long term health (colon and liver cleansing).

      Cause
      The infection is usually due to the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.

      Recurrent boils can occur in people with decreased immune function, diabetes, chronic gastrointestinal problems, under active thyroid, lowered resistance due to borderline nutrient deficiencies, and chronic emotional stress.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Note: Bursting a boil can spread it, leaving scars, and usually does no good until the core is expelled.

      Aromatherapy: Draw out the boil with bergamot, lavender, chamomile, and clary sage.

      Ayurveda: To bring boil to a head, apply a poultice of cooked onions. Wrap in cloth and do not apply onion directly to boils. Application of a paste of 1/2 teaspoon each of tumeric and ginger powder directly to boil.

      Diet: Eat plenty of green, orange, and yellow vegetables, which are cleansing (try to have at least four different types of green vegetables a day, and keep this up for at least six months). Increase fluids, drinking water throughout the day, and drinking water with juice of fresh lemon and one teaspoon of chlorophyll upon rising and before bed. Also avoid over-consumption of white sugar and white flour products.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® can be applied (minimum four times a day) on unbroken skin around, but not directly on, boils. Flower essences for negative feelings surrounding the problem, such as Rescue Remedy® to help alleviate stress or Crab Apple for low self-esteem, negative body image, and feeling toxic.

      Herbs: A blend of the tinctures of echinacea, cleavers, and yellowdock in equal parts, taken one teaspoonful three times a day can help speed the healing time for boils. Additionally, drinking a cup of an infusion of nettle, preferably fresh herb, twice a day, can be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Bellis, Belladonna, Hepar sulph., Arnica, Silicea, Apis mel., Arsen alb., and Lachesis are all useful homeopathic remedies that can be taken alone or in combination with each other. Phytolacca is another useful remedy, but it must be taken alone.

      Juice Therapy: Juice of parsley, spinach, celery, and pineapple may help to purify the blood. As an alternative, beet root juice can also be used, and is a traditional remedy used in Europe to help treat boils.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can all be helpful for treating boils, due to their ability to boost immunity: garlic capsules, kelp, chlorophyll, proteolytic (pancreatic) enzymes (taken on empty stomach two to three times daily away from meals), vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, raw thymus glandular, and zinc.

      For boils compounded by chronic emotional stress, also consider adrenal and thymus glandulars, vitamin B5 (1 gram four times daily), and vitamin C (1 gram every hour).

      Topical Treatment: Apply a mixture of honey, the oil from vitamins E and A, and zinc oxide to the infected areas. Do this several times a day, up to once per hour. Other effective topical treatments include a poultice of goldenseal root powder paste, hot Epsom salt pack (two tablespoons in one cup water), tea tree oil, or a poultice of one part sesame oil and one part lime juice mixed and applied externally.

      Colloidal silver applied topically can also result in marked improvements.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating and relieving the symptoms of boils: Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Fasting, Guided Imagery, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  27. QUESTION:
    What can I do to drop some weight?
    I am 16. 170 pounds. I am 5'6". I am active. I do soccer, martial arts, and basketball. I just have a super low metabalism.
    I dont drink any soda except for diet coke on occasion.
    Dont really eat candy or ice cream.
    I have a hard time sticking to diets because I always forget.

    Why cant I lose weight!
    Please help me! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I've tried every diet in the book but nothing worked as well as colon cleanse. I realize they say that pills do not work, but they certainly worked for me, and they have been shown on CNN too. There is a free trial happening right now at http://ryhebs.myweightlossforyou.info , give it a try, why not?

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the best over the counter remedy for constipation?
    Please, no potty humor remarks.

    • ANSWER:
      Laxatives- Laxatives are available in two basic varieties: over-the-counter laxatives that use chemicals as the active ingredients, and laxatives made with natural ingredients and generally only available in nutrition stores or the Internet. Laxatives made from chemicals are not the best constipation remedy as they tend to be habit forming, cause dehydration, and your body may not be able to perform a bowel movement on its own without a laxative if you use them for too long. Laxatives made from natural ingredients are less abrasive on the body and colon, are non-habit forming, and naturally help the body with the bowel movements.
      Suppositories-Suppositories may be used as a constipation remedy as well. Suppositories are administered rectally for treatment of constipation and have active chemical ingredients such as bisacodyl or glycerin. As with chemically based laxatives, they can cause harm to the body if used too often. Suppositories are the preferred constipation remedy for small children as they are easier to administer than pills or syrups.
      Enemas-The enema is a liquid solution designed to be administered into the anus. The solution effectively cleanses the colon and the rectum and the feces is removed at the same time as the enema with everything being expelled into a toilet or catch basin. Enemas are an effective constipation remedy but they are generally reserved for severe cases with laxatives and suppositories being the preferred methods for mild to moderate cases of constipation.

      Of course, the best constipation remedy is that which prevents the condition in the first place. For that, you need to add fiber and plenty of water to your diet along with daily exercise. Occasional and temporary bouts with constipation will always arise. When they do, laxatives made from natural ingredients can help and are a least caustic method of treatment. Suppositories are considered to be the preferred constipation remedy for small children but are rarely used by adults. Enemas are effective at relieving severe blockages and are considered a constipation remedy of last resort. Any chronic constipation should be investigated by a health care professional as it may be a side effect of a much bigger condition.

  29. QUESTION:
    Anyone have major boils and know how to get rid of them?
    Hi all,
    Just wanting to know if anyone has easy solutions to getting rid of boils? I've had reoccurring boils for about 6 years now, and they're absolutely killing me.
    I've been on around 30 different types of antibiotics and basically, the doctors have given up.
    I've tried sugar soap and hot compresses on the boils, but nothing helps.
    I don't know the cause of them either, but I have been told that Aspartame can cause them?

    Thank you for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sarah

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue. Learn about detoxifing the blood for long term health (colon and liver cleansing).

      Cause
      The infection is usually due to the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.

      Recurrent boils can occur in people with decreased immune function, diabetes, chronic gastrointestinal problems, under active thyroid, lowered resistance due to borderline nutrient deficiencies, and chronic emotional stress.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Note: Bursting a boil can spread it, leaving scars, and usually does no good until the core is expelled.

      Aromatherapy: Draw out the boil with bergamot, lavender, chamomile, and clary sage.

      Ayurveda: To bring boil to a head, apply a poultice of cooked onions. Wrap in cloth and do not apply onion directly to boils. Application of a paste of 1/2 teaspoon each of tumeric and ginger powder directly to boil.

      Diet: Eat plenty of green, orange, and yellow vegetables, which are cleansing (try to have at least four different types of green vegetables a day, and keep this up for at least six months). Increase fluids, drinking water throughout the day, and drinking water with juice of fresh lemon and one teaspoon of chlorophyll upon rising and before bed. Also avoid over-consumption of white sugar and white flour products.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® can be applied (minimum four times a day) on unbroken skin around, but not directly on, boils. Flower essences for negative feelings surrounding the problem, such as Rescue Remedy® to help alleviate stress or Crab Apple for low self-esteem, negative body image, and feeling toxic.

      Herbs: A blend of the tinctures of echinacea, cleavers, and yellowdock in equal parts, taken one teaspoonful three times a day can help speed the healing time for boils. Additionally, drinking a cup of an infusion of nettle, preferably fresh herb, twice a day, can be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Bellis, Belladonna, Hepar sulph., Arnica, Silicea, Apis mel., Arsen alb., and Lachesis are all useful homeopathic remedies that can be taken alone or in combination with each other. Phytolacca is another useful remedy, but it must be taken alone.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. The section: Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water, offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: Juice of parsley, spinach, celery, and pineapple may help to purify the blood. As an alternative, beet root juice can also be used, and is a traditional remedy used in Europe to help treat boils.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can all be helpful for treating boils, due to their ability to boost immunity: garlic capsules, kelp, chlorophyll, proteolytic (pancreatic) enzymes (taken on empty stomach two to three times daily away from meals), vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, raw thymus glandular, and zinc.

      For boils compounded by chronic emotional stress, also consider adrenal and thymus glandulars, vitamin B5 (1 gram four times daily), and vitamin C (1 gram every hour).

      Topical Treatment: Apply a mixture of honey, the oil from vitamins E and A, and zinc oxide to the infected areas. Do this several times a day, up to once per hour. Other effective topical treatments include a poultice of goldenseal root powder paste, hot Epsom salt pack (two tablespoons in one cup water), tea tree oil, or a poultice of one part sesame oil and one part lime juice mixed and applied externally.

      Colloidal silver applied topically can also result in marked improvements.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating and relieving the symptoms of boils: Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Fasting, Guided Imagery, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  30. QUESTION:
    Help me get rid of my recurring boils with home made tips.?
    Iam getting boils on my private parts .It is happening soon after my monthly periods.Plz help with some remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Arshia B

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue. Learn about detoxifing the blood for long term health (colon and liver cleansing).

      Cause
      The infection is usually due to the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.

      Recurrent boils can occur in people with decreased immune function, diabetes, chronic gastrointestinal problems, under active thyroid, lowered resistance due to borderline nutrient deficiencies, and chronic emotional stress.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Note: Bursting a boil can spread it, leaving scars, and usually does no good until the core is expelled.

      Aromatherapy: Draw out the boil with bergamot, lavender, chamomile, and clary sage.

      Ayurveda: To bring boil to a head, apply a poultice of cooked onions. Wrap in cloth and do not apply onion directly to boils. Application of a paste of 1/2 teaspoon each of tumeric and ginger powder directly to boil.

      Diet: Eat plenty of green, orange, and yellow vegetables, which are cleansing (try to have at least four different types of green vegetables a day, and keep this up for at least six months). Increase fluids, drinking water throughout the day, and drinking water with juice of fresh lemon and one teaspoon of chlorophyll upon rising and before bed. Also avoid over-consumption of white sugar and white flour products.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® can be applied (minimum four times a day) on unbroken skin around, but not directly on, boils. Flower essences for negative feelings surrounding the problem, such as Rescue Remedy® to help alleviate stress or Crab Apple for low self-esteem, negative body image, and feeling toxic.

      Herbs: A blend of the tinctures of echinacea, cleavers, and yellowdock in equal parts, taken one teaspoonful three times a day can help speed the healing time for boils. Additionally, drinking a cup of an infusion of nettle, preferably fresh herb, twice a day, can be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Bellis, Belladonna, Hepar sulph., Arnica, Silicea, Apis mel., Arsen alb., and Lachesis are all useful homeopathic remedies that can be taken alone or in combination with each other. Phytolacca is another useful remedy, but it must be taken alone.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. The section: Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water, offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: Juice of parsley, spinach, celery, and pineapple may help to purify the blood. As an alternative, beet root juice can also be used, and is a traditional remedy used in Europe to help treat boils.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can all be helpful for treating boils, due to their ability to boost immunity: garlic capsules, kelp, chlorophyll, proteolytic (pancreatic) enzymes (taken on empty stomach two to three times daily away from meals), vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, raw thymus glandular, and zinc.

      For boils compounded by chronic emotional stress, also consider adrenal and thymus glandulars, vitamin B5 (1 gram four times daily), and vitamin C (1 gram every hour).

      Topical Treatment: Apply a mixture of honey, the oil from vitamins E and A, and zinc oxide to the infected areas. Do this several times a day, up to once per hour. Other effective topical treatments include a poultice of goldenseal root powder paste, hot Epsom salt pack (two tablespoons in one cup water), tea tree oil, or a poultice of one part sesame oil and one part lime juice mixed and applied externally.

      Colloidal silver applied topically can also result in marked improvements.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating and relieving the symptoms of boils: Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Fasting, Guided Imagery, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  31. QUESTION:
    How long would it take to notice a difference if you just STOP eating?
    like nothing in the day or just apples?
    how long would it take to notice a differnce... if you are not really fat to begin with?

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Oh dear, terrible plan again .
      do not starve yourself , eat a lot but the right food. The only way to loose weight fast is to raise your metabolism, to burn more fat. not to starve yourself because your body is very intellident, it can detect when you are lack of calories from food and makes u feel sleepy to restore calories for the body.
      Eat negative calories or high fiber food: Asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, lettuce & zucchini. Because these food require a lot of calories to digest so in return the more you eat the more calories you can burn without doing anything.
      Fruits that are good for you are apple, grapefruit ( as much as possible , no harm ) or any other type of citrus like pomelo or orange.
      Eat many small meals rather than 2 or 3 big meals. Because if u do so you will get your body to work all the time to digest the food and it will keep your body digestion up => burn more calories.
      Drink a lot of green tea. Good for your health, delicious and high antioxident. Not only for weight loss but also for better looking skin.
      Go to sauna or swimming, dogwalking if ur lazy. Keep yourself active even when ur lazy :-D .
      Spicy food help boost metabolism.
      Eat more fish and beef, mincemeat . if you eat chicken dont eat the skin.
      Drink omega 3 fish oil supplement to have better concentration and memory, and omega 3 fish oil helps the body to prevent restore fat.
      You can check here for more explanation about this, the best article about diet and i saved it in my favorite. http://www.squidoo.com/howtoraisemetabolism
      And this is not mandatory and i am not trying to sell u anything, just a good suggestion for you in case u want some supplement . what me and my sister have used is Bowtrol Colon cleanse,they offered free trial still I think, because Ive heard that from one of my friend who has just purchased it. Go here for the trial www.heavenlifenow.com .
      Be active always to loose weight, I lose 8 lbs in the last 5 weeks.
      Also you yourself cannot tell a difference , even your family because they see u everyday and even yourself. A good way to see a different is a scale OR a friend that u ndont meet everyday.
      Go eat girl !

  32. QUESTION:
    What type of sickness can my nephew have?
    Okay so i have my nephew and he is 19 year's old.........but lately he has been feeling

    fever's, he has Allot of blister's in his mouth, his legs hurt allot more often the usually, he feels dizzy at time. and his back hurts the most, and it all started with a back-ache.

    so what might he have?

    • ANSWER:
      Is he sexually active? Blisters in his mouth could be cold sores or herpes, or there is a slight possibility it could be syphilis which would be a deeper uglier looking hole in his mouth or genitals. .
      When people first contract HIV they feel like a flue for a short time too.

      It could be his mouth blisters are from something he ate though, or maybe he tried smoking bad crack or ice because that can give a person blisters in their mouths and make them feel dizzy and cause their back to hurt, and a back ache, from dehydration and exposure to the myriad of toxic chemicals that ice is made from. The liver can be overstressed too which makes people feel crummy.

      It could also be that he is having unrelated symptoms, like he might have contracted herpes long ago and its only blistering his mouth now because he's stressed from an infection. If its his kidney he will have a back ache .

      Flush out the kidneys with coconut water (not coconut milk) if you have access to a green coconut the water from that is the very best cure for kidney problems unless its kidney stones. It could also be an infection in his kidney which could require antibiotics. Yet, if it was me first I'd go on a liquid no sugars fast, and drink lots of fresh lemon squeezed into grape juice and water and not eat unless he feels like it. Vegetable soup, fresh fruits, if he can stomach it.
      No cheese or cows milk at all! No fats or meats! NO SUGAR!

      It could even be a kidney stone. Those are disolvable with lots of water and potassium citrate but don't take more than recommended on the bottle as it can cause heart problems if you over do it . Bananas strawberries kiwi tomatoes potatoes are potassium rich foods . Doctors like to make money by doing unnecessary operations on kidney stones. I was lucky to have mine - which made it impossible to bend over from the back pain- cured without any surgery whatsoever using the potassium citrate.

      Probably about the worst thing he could eat right now would be a hot dog and a coke

      If he is in too much pain to get up off the couch or out of bed if you can afford it or have insurance, bring him to the doctor for some tests but its bound to run up a bill.

      When was his last bowel movement is important to know because if it is a toxic reaction to a drug or something he ate he needs to cleanse his colon asap. constipation won"t cause his back to ache but it will stress his body and allow and infection to rage out of control>
      If he hasn't gone for more than 2 days or his evacuation is incomplete you might try some bisacodyl laxitive available over the counter at some drug stores. Its gentle relief. That could cause all the problems too, stressing the body and allowing the herpes to cause sores.

      As you can see it could be a lot of things. Don't assume its any one of these unless he's been exposed to certain things I mentioned.

  33. QUESTION:
    What's a good diet for a colon cancer patient?
    Can you give me some foods that help fight colon cancer and some foods we should avoid.

    • ANSWER:
      All of this advice depends on the person's health status. For example, does he/she have trouble eating, are they undergoing treatment of any kind that can cause certain side effects and affect the way they eat, are they physically active (THEY SHOULD BE), etc. Visit this site

      http://how-to-prevent-colon-cancer.blogspot.com/

      to learn how to cleanse your colons, improve your digestion and conquer colon cancer, number 2 cancer killer.

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I lose 10 pounds of body fat?
    I am trying to get in very good shape, and my fat percentage is 13%. I weigh around 150-155 usually, and I want to lose about 10 pounds of body fat, bringing me to 6-7%. How can I accomplish this? I swim about 2 hours every day.

    • ANSWER:
      Eat food as close to it's natural state as possible. (Ex. veggies, fruits, beans, seeds, eggs, lean meat/not beef jerky or sandwich meats.) You don't want all those additives, preservatives, fats, food dyes, etc. They mess with your metabolism and toxify your body.

      Rule of thumb: If it comes in a wrapper, (meaning it's processed,) don't eat it!

      I would also limit cheese and meat since those are fattening and you can get your calcium and protein from other sources, like leafy greens, and quinoa.

      Just eat a little less than what you normally do, the goal is to not feel stuffed, just full. Eat many small meals throughout the day to keep the metabolism high and burning. You won't have to count calories, and you will lose weight. Do not starve yourself!! Starvation mode makes you lose muscle and makes you gain fat. When you eat again, your body will hoard fat and your lost muscle will be replaced by fat. Muscle is metabolically active and burns calories even while you are resting, so losing muscle from starving is detrimental. Also you become a skinny fat person, that looks disgusting because there is no muscle tone.

      If you get cravings, think of what it is you're craving: texture, taste?

      For example, you crave sweets. Eat fruit. Or drink vanilla almond milk. Or eat butternut squash or sweet potatoes.

      Or if you crave something salty, have nuts, or have tomatoes or cucumbers with salt.

      Crunchy, have nuts or seeds

      These are just some examples. If you crave chocolate, eat the 85% dark chocolate. You will get tons of antioxidants, and more chocolate to satisfy your craving with less junk.

      Do not drink pop, even diet pop. Diet foods are evil and all the artificial sweeteners WILL make you gain weight. Studies have proven this.

      Also, spot reducing does not work. You cannot spot reduce. Your body type might either be a pear, apple, hourglass, or rectangle. Losing weight will only make you a smaller version of that body type. "Spot reducing" exercises like squats will only build up the muscle and make it bigger, I suggest you balance out the problem by building up the muscles in the areas that you lack, making you more of an hourglass.

      Also exercise, constantly challenge your body and you will lose weight! Don’t buy into the acai berry, special K, or colon cleanse scams. They’re scams scams scams!!

  35. QUESTION:
    How can you get insurance when you are overweight?
    I am 255 lbs and am trying to get insurance. I am always denied because of my weight not meeting the requirements. I am losing weight and have a much more active lifestyle and would really like to know how I am doing on the inside...blood pressure...and such. HELP!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I came across this great product for weight loss (all nautral) and it was excellent for me (it's a detox colon cleanse). Together with a good diet and exercise I am finally happy with my body and the way I look. You should check this product at
      http://best-free-thin-diet.us , they have a free trial and you only pay .95 shipping and handling. A must!

  36. QUESTION:
    can you have over active thyroid and under at times?
    i have been very sick and my doctor done a thyroid test, he told me it's over active, then i went for another test on it and they called to tell me it's under? can you have both at times? i'm very upset because i thought they found out whats wrong, and now they tell me thats not it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Articat

      You really need to consider suggestions I make below (at least the first 3), regardless of the issue. This gives the body time to heal the issue without having to digest meat. dairy, manmade chemicals, preservatives, etc.

      Here is a list of important health topics people dont realize or take for granted and thus causes issues.

      1. stress = most of it is self induced. Even thinking and actually talking about negative means you attact more negative energy. Visualize and "Feel" a healthy beautiful body (end result) and you'll have it before you know it.

      Obviously exercise helps manage this issue tremendously!

      2. Lack of water. Must have a gallon of distilled water to hydrate the body and flush out the toxins and poisons out of the blood.

      3. Nutrition = this helps heal the body and will gives it energy to work on the internal issues. Mainly raw organic fruit and vegetables. If you only ate those (F & V) for 7-10 days and drank water you would see a change in your energy and be on your way to better health. Letting the body rest from digesting meats, dairy, and processed foods would do wonders for you.

      4. clogged colon = Not eliminating the processed food and chemicals we eat every day will give anyone an illness and/or disease. If doctors we're actually taught this, our society would be much improved. DO a colon cleanse First, then do a liver cleanse to improve your organs functions to help fix any issues.

      Best of health to you

  37. QUESTION:
    When was the first appearance of Cancer?
    When was the first appearance of Cancer?

    Year or whenever.

    • ANSWER:
      Colon Cancer Treatments For Ages 50 and Under by Ric Bai

      If you think colon cancer only starts at 50, think again. Even though detection methods have improved and there has been a decline in this type of cancer in people over 50, recent studies have revealed that this type of cancer has risen in people between the ages of 20 to 29 by 5.9%.

      Bowel Cancer and a Positive Attitude by Roger Cuff

      We all know that a positive attitude is a good thing, but how does that apply to bowel cancer? We've all heard about the power of positive thinking. Having a positive attitude and so on.

      Drugs That Are Utilized to Treat Colon Cancer by Naomi West

      Colon cancer is one of the worst and most irritating cancers that you may hurt from. This is because it can be tough to discover it in its early level and even harder to keep it from gravely wounding someone's body. However, there are distinct treatments that are used to help keep it from distributing to essential organs in the body.

      Colon Cleansing - Cancer Prevention by G. A Allen

      Colon cleansing, can play an important role in a preventative programme for good colonic and general health. Individuals who are pro-active in seeking information, adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle, using screening facilities and practising prevention considerably reduce the risk of becoming a victim of bowel cancer.

      What Kind of Fat Does Colon Cancer Like? by Yanick Bertrand Ph.D.

      All fat are not equal, some are good, some are bad and some are straight ugly for colon cancer. Do you know the difference?

      Risk Factors in Bowel Cancer by Roger Cuff

      Eighty three percent of bowel cancers diagnosed are in people 60 years and over. What about the other seventeen percent? Are you aware of the risk factors? Read on and I'll try and help you stay out of that seventeen percent group.

      Colon Cancer Treatment Options by George Edmondson

      There are various forms of treatment available for colon cancer with high success rates. The earlier cancer is detected, the higher the survival rates are.

      Bowel Cancer - Early Detection by Roger Cuff

      Bowel cancer or colorectal cancer survival depends on a number of factors. Your best chance and the number one priority is early detection.

      Colon Cancer Signs, Symptoms and Methods of Treatment by Darrell D Price

      According to the latest facts, over 145,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer symptoms each year. Colorectal is a cancerous condition that affects the organs of the digestive system and rectum. The body's primary digestive systems is made up of a large intestinal tract and colon.

      Colon Cancer by Mercy Maranga

      Colon cancer, also called colorectal cancer involves cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and the appendix. It is the third most common cancer in the world.

      Colon Cancer Survival Statistics - What You Didn't Know About Cancer! by Henri Junttila

      Colon cancer was one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the U.S in 2005. 72,000 men and 69,000 women were diagnosed with colorectal cancer. About 26,700 and 26,200 died from colorectal cancer. It is a disease that is very common in today's world, but the good news is that the survival rate has been going up for the last 20 years.

      Take care...

  38. QUESTION:
    Can a 16 year old take evercleanse or the hollywood 48 hour diet?
    I am 16 and am totally overweight. My cousin is getting married in 15 days and I need to take off the weight FAST. I wanted to take evercleanse or the hollywood 48 hour drink because they are available at walmart and I don't have to wait so long to use it.

    which is safer and more effective???
    can I take both at the same time even though I do not want to??
    what are the side effects of evercleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      As a general rule, colon cleanses aren't a good weight loss tool and evercleanse has gotten some bad reviews
      http://www.colonhealthmagazine.com/colon-products-review/evercleanse.html

      As for the 48 hour drink diet, any sort of extreme diet is not going to take weight off in the long term Apparently with the Hollywood diet, you're not supposed to eat for two days. There is nothing healthy about that and even if you do lose the 10 pounds in 48 hours the product claims you will (highly unlikely), you'll probably put twice that back on when you're done. Starving yourself does far more damage than a little extra weight will ever do.

      Products like these make diet companies so much money by helping us think there is something wrong with us and promising impossible unhealthy results.

      If you feel your weight is higher than the weight your body is meant to be at then the best thing you can do is pay attention to your health. Make healthy food choices (variety of food, lots of fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains etc), drink lots of water, get enough sleep (8 hours a night) and get active doing some sort of exercise that gets your heart rate up and makes you sweat.

      When you pay attention to your health, your body will settle at the weight it is meant to be at.

      In the meantime, have fun at that wedding. Don't hide from life, no matter what size you are.

  39. QUESTION:
    How much weight did you lose on slim fast?
    And how fast did you lose it?

    I will be combining it with exercise from the very 1st day of taking it.Im not hoping for a quick fix- Just cant seem to get into a routine i need a kick.Any side effects?

    And please DONT send things saying "try this instead" i am going on the slim fast!

    • ANSWER:
      Slim fast works because your calorie intake is lower per meal but you must exercise even if it is just a walk outside.

      slim fast eating is a quick fix because you have not learned to eat healthy nor will you be learning to handle problems without looking for the support of food. Neverthe less, fasting is healthy if done right. keep in mind the following:

      You will not starve. You will not instantly become thin. Fasting is consuming only liquids. When the body does not have to deal with digesting solid food and getting rid of the waste that solid food creates, it can concentrate on getting rid of toxins. The most common reason to fast is to eliminate disease or from the body.

      How much weight will I lose?

      The main benefit offered by a fast, to those who wish to lose weight, is the speed of the weight loss. To see a person drop 30-to-40 pounds in a 30-day juice fast is to see a person totally transform his life. Self-esteem is given a boost and for the first time in their life, discipline becomes a lifestyle. The fast becomes a catalyst for a total life overhaul. People start dressing better, showing more confidence, becoming more organized, more dedicated in relationships and more at peace.

      Initially, weight loss can be as high as three-to-four pounds per day, but as the fast continues, the average loss will be one pound-per-day. If you are juice fasting and not losing weight, the juice is supplying all the calories you need. You may have to cut down on the juices or alternate between water fasting and juice fasting if losing weight is part of your goal. The slower your metabolism is the slower the weight loss.

      Try to stay focused on the healthy things you are doing to improve your life rather than being consumed with the number of pounds lost each day. Water retention can vary your weight five pounds so watching the scale can be frustrating. The best motivation to fast is for physical and spiritual health. Be patient; the fasting process is slow. Be thankful the toxins are leaving your body. Do not have unrealistic expectations. Give your body the time it needs to do the work of cleansing.

      Fasting And Metabolism

      The fear is that while fasting, the metabolism will slow down and afterward there will be more weight gained than before the fast. Initially, any calorie reduction will cause a lowering in the BMR or base metabolic rate. Cleansing will bring health that will increase metabolic performance and energy output. In other words, you will eat less and feel more energetic.

      After fasting, the body is more efficient. Digestion is better due to a cleaner colon. The colon walls have been cleansed of impacted feces, allowing improved absorption of nutrients. The good news is that greater efficiency equals enhanced energy. Healthy people burn more calories. They also eat less because they are more active and feel better about themselves. They don't need food as a security blanket.

      The greatest impact you can have on increasing your resting metabolism is exercise. After a workout, you can be sitting on the couch reading while burning calories, as the muscles are grabbing glucose from the blood to replace glycogen supplies. The key to weight loss is fewer calories and more exercise. A diet high in raw food provides fewer, low-density calories, and higher-fiber, more-filling foods.

      Oh, by the way, a slower metabolism diminishes aging. A tortoise can live to 400 hundred years of age.

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I tone up my body during winter?
    I'm 5'2 and 108lbs, so the same height and weight as vanessa Hudgens, but I'm soo much more fat that her! I want to be as toned as she is. Can anyone help?

    It's kinda cold here (like snowing) and it'll stay that way until March or later so I can't really go for runs or anything, I was thinking more situps or the like. Could anyone design me a routine I can do daily to really tone up?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Eat food as close to it's natural state as possible. (Ex. veggies, fruits, beans, seeds, eggs, lean meat/not beef jerky or sandwich meats.) You don't want all those additives, preservatives, fats, food dyes, etc. They mess with your metabolism and toxify your body.

      Rule of thumb: If it comes in a wrapper, (meaning it's processed,) don't eat it!

      I would also limit cheese and meat since those are fattening and you can get your calcium and protein from other sources, like leafy greens, and quinoa.

      Just eat a little less than what you normally do, the goal is to not feel stuffed, just full. Eat many small meals throughout the day to keep the metabolism high and burning. You won't have to count calories, and you will lose weight. Do not starve yourself!! Starvation mode makes you lose muscle and makes you gain fat. When you eat again, your body will hoard fat and your lost muscle will be replaced by fat. Muscle is metabolically active and burns calories even while you are resting, so losing muscle from starving is detrimental. Also you become a skinny fat person, that looks disgusting because there is no muscle tone.

      If you get cravings, think of what it is you're craving: texture, taste?

      For example, you crave sweets. Eat fruit. Or drink vanilla almond milk. Or eat butternut squash or sweet potatoes.

      Or if you crave something salty, have nuts, or have tomatoes or cucumbers with salt.

      Crunchy, have nuts or seeds

      These are just some examples. If you crave chocolate, eat the 85% dark chocolate. You will get tons of antioxidants, and more chocolate to satisfy your craving with less junk.

      Do not drink pop, even diet pop. Diet foods are evil and all the artificial sweeteners WILL make you gain weight. Studies have proven this.

      Also, spot reducing does not work. You cannot spot reduce. Your body type might either be a pear, apple, hourglass, or rectangle. Losing weight will only make you a smaller version of that body type. "Spot reducing" exercises like squats will only build up the muscle and make it bigger, I suggest you balance out the problem by building up the muscles in the areas that you lack, making you more of an hourglass.

      Also exercise, constantly challenge your body and you will lose weight! Don’t buy into the acai berry, special K, or colon cleanse scams. They’re scams scams scams!!

  41. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to colon cleanse without going to the Dr's
    Is there a way to cleanse or at least have MUCH better bowel movements without the use of doctors, special pills and wierd teas?

    I mean like any normal foods/drinks or even positions....I ask this because lately I have been having sluggish bowels and constipation, but don't want to use any medicine/pills/clinical procedures and just stick to a natural way.
    No Scanner I didn't know...what's wrong with using straight water with an enema

    • ANSWER:
      laxatives should only be used in a last resort manner. increase your water intake and stay active (get some exercise) adding fiber to your diet will help too. also i had tried the activia yogurt once daily and after a few days it really worked! i was amazed

      if someone is impacted things like a soap suds enema will help break loose the stool, plain water will only go around the stool and come back out.

  42. QUESTION:
    Ivee been gettin white mucus in my eyes for the past two years and im not sick. What could it possible be?
    It nots conjuctivitus because i dont get the pink eye...
    however it can be related to sinus since my head and part of my nose ache.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Mika

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue. You also need to learn about cleansing the body of toxins by doing a colon and liver cleanse to heal for long term.

      Cause of Allergies
      Overall, the underlying causes of allergy and sensitivity are dietary and lifestyle factors specifically titled as imbalanced immune function, barrier function default (such as "leaky gut" syndrome), and toxic overload. Each of these are, in varying degrees, responsible for the development and continuation of allergy and sensitivity.

      Herbal Medicine: There are a variety of herbs that offer relief from allergies, such as goldenseal, red sage, and goldenrod. To reduce mucus, try astringents such as yarrow and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). These help to contract inflamed tissues and reduce secretions and discharges. To strengthen immune response use echinacea, astragalus root, goldenseal root, and Pfaffia paniculata (suma or Brazilian ginseng). These herbs can be effective and safe for treating weakened immune systems.
      Eating raw Garlic and Onions will provide relief as well. The more you use the faster the relief will come.

      Cayenne pepper is a favorite herb among those treating allergy patients. The active ingredient is a strong anti-inflammatory, and it is recommend to allergy suffers, including asthma patients, as a simple and effective treatment. Sprinkling liberal amounts of the pepper on meals for a few days can provide relief. Or better yet eat them raw and sweat for a few minutes. Watch your sinus clear up quickly.

      Although herbal remedies have shown excellent results in reducing allergy/sensitivity symptoms, using herbs to treat allergies involves an individual approach. Some particularly effective anti-inflammatory herbs are stinging nettle, Ginkgo biloba, and licorice. Chinese skullcap, ephedra, and feverfew are others to consider for treating allergy symptoms. Patients whose conditions are severe should consult with a trained herbalist or naturopath.

      A major symptom of allergies is gastrointestinal upset, including bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Demulcent herbs can alleviate these symptoms (demulcent is a term used by herbalists to describe an herb that has a protective effect on the mucous membranes by minimizing irritation). The most commonly used herbs are marshmallow, slippery elm bark, cabbage juice, okra, fenugreek, and aloe vera.

      Homeopathy: Homeopathy has widespread applications for the treatment of allergies. In many situations, minute diluted doses of the substance a person is allergic to can be prepared as a homeopathic solution that triggers the body`s natural ability to heal itself.

      Homeopathic remedies are best prescribed by a competent homeopath. Self-diagnosis is discouraged due to the variety of factors that must be considered before the appropriate treatment is selected. However, the following remedies can be helpful: Ferrum phos, lycopodium, and silica.

      Juice Therapy: A juice fast of organic vegetable juices for 2-3 weeks can help detoxify the body, thus improving its ability to cope with allergies. Two useful juice combinations for this purpose are beet, carrot, and cucumber; and carrot and celery. For added benefit, add a small piece of ginger root to either juice combination.

      Best of health to you

  43. QUESTION:
    Why is it hard to smell odors coming OUT of your nose?

    WOW!!! Healing Oneself, that is a lot of good info, but the question should have been stated better: Why cant you smell odors coming OUT the nose as well as odors coming IN the nose?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Danielle

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue. You also need to learn about cleansing the body of toxins by doing a colon and liver cleanse to heal for long term health.

      Cause of Allergies
      Overall, the underlying causes of allergy and sensitivity are dietary and lifestyle factors specifically titled as imbalanced immune function, barrier function default (such as "leaky gut" syndrome), and toxic overload. Each of these are, in varying degrees, responsible for the development and continuation of allergy and sensitivity. A colon and liver cleanse would help rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Herbal Medicine: There are a variety of herbs that offer relief from allergies, such as goldenseal, red sage, and goldenrod. To reduce mucus, try astringents such as yarrow and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). These help to contract inflamed tissues and reduce secretions and discharges. To strengthen immune response use echinacea, astragalus root, goldenseal root, and Pfaffia paniculata (suma or Brazilian ginseng). These herbs can be effective and safe for treating weakened immune systems.

      Eating raw Garlic and Onions will provide relief as well. The more you use the faster the relief will come.

      Cayenne pepper is a favorite herb among those treating allergy patients. The active ingredient is a strong anti-inflammatory, and it is recommend to allergy suffers, including asthma patients, as a simple and effective treatment. Sprinkling liberal amounts of the pepper on meals for a few days can provide relief. Or better yet eat them raw and sweat for a few minutes. Watch your sinus clear up quickly.

      Although herbal remedies have shown excellent results in reducing allergy/sensitivity symptoms, using herbs to treat allergies involves an individual approach. Some particularly effective anti-inflammatory herbs are stinging nettle, Ginkgo biloba, and licorice. Chinese skullcap, ephedra, and feverfew are others to consider for treating allergy symptoms. Patients whose conditions are severe should consult with a trained herbalist or naturopath.

      A major symptom of allergies is gastrointestinal upset, including bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Demulcent herbs can alleviate these symptoms (demulcent is a term used by herbalists to describe an herb that has a protective effect on the mucous membranes by minimizing irritation). The most commonly used herbs are marshmallow, slippery elm bark, cabbage juice, okra, fenugreek, and aloe vera.

      Homeopathy: Homeopathy has widespread applications for the treatment of allergies. In many situations, minute diluted doses of the substance a person is allergic to can be prepared as a homeopathic solution that triggers the body`s natural ability to heal itself.

      Homeopathic remedies are best prescribed by a competent homeopath. Self-diagnosis is discouraged due to the variety of factors that must be considered before the appropriate treatment is selected. However, the following remedies can be helpful: Ferrum phos, lycopodium, and silica.

      Juice Therapy: A juice fast of organic vegetable juices for 2-3 weeks can help detoxify the body, thus improving its ability to cope with allergies. Two useful juice combinations for this purpose are beet, carrot, and cucumber; and carrot and celery. For added benefit, add a small piece of ginger root to either juice combination.

      Best of health to you

  44. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight in about 2 months?
    I need to lose about 4-6 kilograms( 8-13 pounds) until June and my legs are bulky since I run in the school team, I want to slim them down too. Any diet/exercise ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      I think its possible for you to lose 4 kg from now until June, more than that will be unhealthy for you.
      The only simple way to loose weight fast is to raise your metabolism, to burn more fat. not to starve yourself because your body is very intellident, it can detect when you are lack of calories from food and makes u feel sleepy to restore calories for the body.
      Eat negative calories or high fiber food: Asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, lettuce & zucchini. Because these food require a lot of calories to digest so in return the more you eat the more calories you can burn without doing anything.
      Fruits that are good for you are apple, grapefruit ( as much as possible , no harm ) or any other type of citrus like pomelo or orange.
      Eat many small meals rather than 2 or 3 big meals. Because if u do so you will get your body to work all the time to digest the food and it will keep your body digestion up => burn more calories.
      Drink a lot of green tea. Good for your health, delicious and high antioxident. Not only for weight loss but also for better looking skin.
      Exercise regularly helps, like walking, running or swimming burns more calories. Go to sauna or swimming, dogwalking, clean up your house more often, housework chore, if ur lazy. Keep yourself active even when ur lazy :-D .
      Spicy food help boost metabolism.
      Eat more fish and beef, mincemeat . if you eat chicken dont eat the skin.
      Drink omega 3 fish oil supplement to have better concentration and memory, and omega 3 fish oil helps the body to prevent restore fat.
      You can check here for more explanation about this, the best article about diet and i saved it in my favorite. http://www.squidoo.com/howtoraisemetabolism
      And this is not mandatory , just a good suggestion for you in case u want some supplement . what me and my sister have used is Bowtrol Colon cleanse,they offered free trial still I think, because Ive heard that from one of my friend who has just purchased it. Go here for the trial www.heavenlifenow.com .
      Supplement is not mandatory, but omega 3 and bowtrol are the product that i use regularly, omega 3 is good for brain and memory. And bowtrol colon cleanse , I use weekly ( if ur on a diet and want to lose weight then u can use daily ) because it helps clean all the toxicant , contamination and fat .
      In summary, try to stick on the new style of eating habit and exercise regularly as much as you can. You can achieve that without having the feeling that ur torturing urself.
      Good luck.

  45. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight in my arms and legs without gaining muscle. ?
    I'm gaining more weight in my legs and my arms then other places. Also I'm going to a lot of parties this summer and I'm thinking some will be swimming. I'm not overweight (I think.) But I don't like having that much weight in my legs and arms. So I need your help to lose weight in those areas. Please help! Thanks.
    Also I'm a girl!

    • ANSWER:
      Let me forewarn you that I am not a licensed trainer so this advice is just from personal experience. You don't have to "build" muscle to cut the fat down in areas that you want to target. Some simple weight training with free weights focusing on your trobule areas will help burn the fat. Simply having active-toned muscled burns more calories. I would also go a few days on a fruit and veggie type of fast to cleanse your colon and to cut down your calorie intake. You may even consider other colon cleansing type of routines you can Google colon cleansing for more information. Make sure that you consult a doctor if you have any dietary issues or other medical conditions. This is what I do when I want to target an area, I focus toning on the muscle group in that area and cleanse myself through a fruit and veggie fast. A fruit andd veggie fast is much easier with a juicer. Here is a good site to find that information http://www.freedomyou.com Good luck and have fun this summer!

  46. QUESTION:
    Is the acai berry/colon cleanse diet safe for teens?
    I'd really be interested in trying this out but I most definitely do not want to ruin my body seeing as I'm only 15 years old. Just curious, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It's a worthless gimmick so save your time and money. Seriously. Eat right and exercise if you want to lose weight. Cleansing your colon doesn't burn fat, it just eliminates feces so you are lighter because you aren't carrying around that poop. As you eat, it builds back up so there are no lasting weight loss effects.

      Get active and eat healthy foods...you'll see positive results!

  47. QUESTION:
    can having allergies lead to getting an autoimmune disease?
    I have mild allergies to a lot of things mainly cats. My mother has allergies and just diagnosed with MS. Father has bad food allergies and diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Laura J

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue. You also need to learn about cleansing the body of toxins by doing a colon and liver cleanse to heal for long term.

      Cause of Allergies
      Overall, the underlying causes of allergy and sensitivity are dietary and lifestyle factors specifically titled as imbalanced immune function, barrier function default (such as "leaky gut" syndrome), and toxic overload. Each of these are, in varying degrees, responsible for the development and continuation of allergy and sensitivity.

      Herbal Medicine: There are a variety of herbs that offer relief from allergies, such as goldenseal, red sage, and goldenrod. To reduce mucus, try astringents such as yarrow and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). These help to contract inflamed tissues and reduce secretions and discharges. To strengthen immune response use echinacea, astragalus root, goldenseal root, and Pfaffia paniculata (suma or Brazilian ginseng). These herbs can be effective and safe for treating weakened immune systems.
      Eating raw Garlic and Onions will provide relief as well. The more you use the faster the relief will come.

      Cayenne pepper is a favorite herb among those treating allergy patients. The active ingredient is a strong anti-inflammatory, and it is recommend to allergy suffers, including asthma patients, as a simple and effective treatment. Sprinkling liberal amounts of the pepper on meals for a few days can provide relief. Or better yet eat them raw and sweat for a few minutes. Watch your sinus clear up quickly.

      Although herbal remedies have shown excellent results in reducing allergy/sensitivity symptoms, using herbs to treat allergies involves an individual approach. Some particularly effective anti-inflammatory herbs are stinging nettle, Ginkgo biloba, and licorice. Chinese skullcap, ephedra, and feverfew are others to consider for treating allergy symptoms. Patients whose conditions are severe should consult with a trained herbalist or naturopath.

      A major symptom of allergies is gastrointestinal upset, including bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Demulcent herbs can alleviate these symptoms (demulcent is a term used by herbalists to describe an herb that has a protective effect on the mucous membranes by minimizing irritation). The most commonly used herbs are marshmallow, slippery elm bark, cabbage juice, okra, fenugreek, and aloe vera.

      Homeopathy: Homeopathy has widespread applications for the treatment of allergies. In many situations, minute diluted doses of the substance a person is allergic to can be prepared as a homeopathic solution that triggers the body`s natural ability to heal itself.

      Homeopathic remedies are best prescribed by a competent homeopath. Self-diagnosis is discouraged due to the variety of factors that must be considered before the appropriate treatment is selected. However, the following remedies can be helpful: Ferrum phos, lycopodium, and silica.

      Juice Therapy: A juice fast of organic vegetable juices for 2-3 weeks can help detoxify the body, thus improving its ability to cope with allergies. Two useful juice combinations for this purpose are beet, carrot, and cucumber; and carrot and celery. For added benefit, add a small piece of ginger root to either juice combination.

      Best of health to you

  48. QUESTION:
    whats the easiest and fastest way to loose weight?
    i want to loose a |s h i t| load of weight and be super skinny and i want to do it as soon as possible. im 152 pounds and 15 years old and want to be 100 or 90 pounds. any ideas or plans?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat food as close to it's natural state as possible. (Ex. veggies, fruits, beans, seeds, eggs, lean meat/not beef jerky or sandwich meats.) You don't want all those additives, preservatives, fats, food dyes, etc. They mess with your metabolism and toxify your body.

      Rule of thumb: If it comes in a wrapper, (meaning it's processed,) don't eat it!

      I would also limit cheese and meat since those are fattening and you can get your calcium and protein from other sources, like leafy greens, and quinoa.

      Just eat a little less than what you normally do, the goal is to not feel stuffed, just full. Eat many small meals throughout the day to keep the metabolism high and burning. You won't have to count calories, and you will lose weight. Do not starve yourself!! Starvation mode makes you lose muscle and makes you gain fat. When you eat again, your body will hoard fat and your lost muscle will be replaced by fat. Muscle is metabolically active and burns calories even while you are resting, so losing muscle from starving is detrimental. Also you become a skinny fat person, that looks disgusting because there is no muscle tone.

      If you get cravings, think of what it is you're craving: texture, taste?

      For example, you crave sweets. Eat fruit. Or drink vanilla almond milk. Or eat butternut squash or sweet potatoes.

      Or if you crave something salty, have nuts, or have tomatoes or cucumbers with salt.

      Crunchy, have nuts or seeds

      These are just some examples. If you crave chocolate, eat the 85% dark chocolate. You will get tons of antioxidants, and more chocolate to satisfy your craving with less junk.

      Do not drink pop, even diet pop. Diet foods are evil and all the artificial sweeteners WILL make you gain weight. Studies have proven this.

      Also, spot reducing does not work. You cannot spot reduce. Your body type might either be a pear, apple, hourglass, or rectangle. Losing weight will only make you a smaller version of that body type. "Spot reducing" exercises like squats will only build up the muscle and make it bigger, I suggest you balance out the problem by building up the muscles in the areas that you lack, making you more of an hourglass.

      Also exercise, constantly challenge your body and you will lose weight! Don’t buy into the acai berry, special K, or colon cleanse scams. They’re scams scams scams!!

  49. QUESTION:
    What brand of colon cleansing kit or diet regime, which really works?
    Need something that will really clean me up. Have suffered for years, bloating, constipation, etc..Just heard that cleansing is really good but so many out on the market, not sure what to buy. The price range is so varied, anywhere from 200.00- 8.00?? This is confusing. Heard it also helps in loosing weight. Is this true? Would love to loose 10-20lbs. Any products out there that actually works in dieting. Although I am very active and always on the go, too tired & busy to exercise, so how can I loose my last 10-20 lbs?? Any help, advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest you stop listening to myths and gimmicks. Educate yourself on nutrition and diet. Colon cleaning kits are for the manufactures to take advantage of gullible consumers such as yourself. You will help make them wealthier.

      Our bodies are self cleaning structures when eating a balanced diet. Your colon is cleaned properly when you are eating a high fiber diet and drinking plenty of water. Consider eating more fruits and vegetables as well as drinking plenty of water daily.

  50. QUESTION:
    How can I lose 10 pounds in two months?
    I want to lose ten pounds. How can I do that? I can excersize and diet, no problem, but what are some excersizes that will help me burn calories? What are some foods that are good tasting and low in fat and calories that will fill me up?
    I don't want to do any programs or anything like that, I just want to excersize more and eat healthier on my own, and I was looking for suggestions...

    • ANSWER:
      Eat food as close to it's natural state as possible. (Ex. veggies, fruits, beans, seeds, eggs, lean meat/not beef jerky or sandwich meats.) You don't want all those additives, preservatives, fats, food dyes, etc. They mess with your metabolism and toxify your body.

      Rule of thumb: If it comes in a wrapper, (meaning it's processed,) don't eat it!

      I would also limit cheese and meat since those are fattening and you can get your calcium and protein from other sources, like leafy greens, and quinoa.

      Just eat a little less than what you normally do, the goal is to not feel stuffed, just full. Eat many small meals throughout the day to keep the metabolism high and burning. You won't have to count calories, and you will lose weight. Do not starve yourself!! Starvation mode makes you lose muscle and makes you gain fat. When you eat again, your body will hoard fat and your lost muscle will be replaced by fat. Muscle is metabolically active and burns calories even while you are resting, so losing muscle from starving is detrimental. Also you become a skinny fat person, that looks disgusting because there is no muscle tone.

      If you get cravings, think of what it is you're craving: texture, taste?

      For example, you crave sweets. Eat fruit. Or drink vanilla almond milk. Or eat butternut squash or sweet potatoes.

      Or if you crave something salty, have nuts, or have tomatoes or cucumbers with salt.

      Crunchy, have nuts or seeds

      These are just some examples. If you crave chocolate, eat the 85% dark chocolate. You will get tons of antioxidants, and more chocolate to satisfy your craving with less junk.

      Do not drink pop, even diet pop. Diet foods are evil and all the artificial sweeteners WILL make you gain weight. Studies have proven this.

      Also, spot reducing does not work. You cannot spot reduce. Your body type might either be a pear, apple, hourglass, or rectangle. Losing weight will only make you a smaller version of that body type. "Spot reducing" exercises like squats will only build up the muscle and make it bigger, I suggest you balance out the problem by building up the muscles in the areas that you lack, making you more of an hourglass.

      Also exercise, constantly challenge your body and you will lose weight! Don’t buy into the acai berry, special K, or colon cleanse scams. They’re scams scams scams!!


active colon cleanse

Liver Cleasne

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Have any one ever use colon cleasne products and liver cleanse products?
    If you have did they work for you. After taking these supplements did you get more energy and feel better. Did it help you go to the bathroom more often.

    I am just wondering because I have just started taking a colon cleanse supplement, a liver cleanse supplement and a daily once a day woman vitamin and vitamin c. And it seems to be helping me. I feel better and not all sluggish, I have energy. I feel like my overall health is improving.

    • ANSWER:
      I have done both types of cleanses. i used oxy powder and livatrex. I started using the products three years ago and still continue using them today. by cleansing my liver i was able to help my metabolism and in turn lost allot of weight in the process along with changes in my diet and exercise. I also was able to get over the hump of depression with in turn gave me the motivation i needed to follow through with my new found lifestyle. a good book to read is health begins in the colon. in case you are wondering how much weight i lost i started at 265 and now am at 145.

  2. QUESTION:
    Have any one ever use colon cleasne products and liver cleanse products?

    • ANSWER:
      Why would you?

      Your body is designed to clean itself perfectly well without some strange and random products to help it along


liver cleasne

Colon Cleansing Chicago

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    whats the science behind the typical honey and lemon home sickness remedy? ?
    i have flu like symptoms and have just boiled a potatoe in water and added honey and lemon to the water and siping.

    i heard potato water is good, and obviously lemon and honey so i just combined them..

    but why would these things make anyone feel better? what proteins or minerals are in these things to help out?

    or is it just a placebo? =s

    • ANSWER:
      First I gotta give a shout out to my buddy MINX! What up MINX? Hey minx a report just came out I saw on one of those house call shows on cable says that they found that coffee does not dehydrate you. They also found that it lowers your risk of several illnesses including colon cancer. I know they change their mind a lot,but anyways this doctor,I thin it was Rosenthaw, said Coffee doesn't dehydrate you.

      Now yes honey as Minx said has antimicrobial effect and it has vitamins and minerals too.

      I'll just tell you what I do for the flu as i cured my own pneumonia several times years ago during Chicago winters. I had once a 104.3 fever and was coughing so hard that it gave me like a migraine headache. I took 0 and went to health food store instead of hospital and I'm not telling anyone to do this,but this worked for me.

      Wild Oregano by American Herb and Spice {It's worth every penny and all of the other brands I found aren't even close to this one!}
      http://www.p-73.com/default.asp
      Just one report about Wild Oregano-
      http://www.consumerhealth.org/articles/display.cfm?ID=20050530142700
      I use this to kill infection.

      Olive leaf extract capsules- I take them as is and make them into a tea as well and they taste bland not bad.I use this as well to kill infections.
      Here is a report from a doctor that endorses olive leaf extract.
      http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FKA/is_4_61/ai_54245771

      I take Wild Oregano separately by dropper.I swallow some water first as it can gag a dry throat. Then I put it under the tongue and it burns a little and I sometime add a little something sweet and swish it around mouth too. It's string,but it gives a sense that says it's good for you. You feel it working and it also has 16 times as much calcium as milk.

      Then I take all of these herbs by opening capsules and making a tea:
      Olive leaf extract,fenugreek{Used to decrease fluid going into lungs},horsetail rush herb{To thin mucus in lungs and sinuses}, chickweed{has extra nutrition for ling support}. I add honey and lemon also and keep stirring. This all doesn't taste bad to me either. I repeat this many times per day. I sip it 24/7.

      Then I drink 100% cranberry juice to cleanse organs. I drink Dole brand orange, pineapple, and banana juice. Pineapple has bromelain enzyme which is used for anti-inflammatory properties.

      Then I drink about 1 quart of gatorade a day to replace electrolytes and finally I take spirulina capsules because in my opinion it's the healthiest vegetable in the world and when sick and can't eat a lot it is used to replace nutrients and it also is known to activate Killer T cells in the immune system.

      Use at your own risk and remember anyone can be allergic to anything so start slow if you try anything I do.

      Hope you feel better!

  2. QUESTION:
    where to go for colonics cleansing in chicago westside area?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.colonzone.org/colon-cleansing-chicago.php

      here is a list of them but i do not know if any are west located...

  3. QUESTION:
    I want to have one of those colon cleansings colonics. I live near chicago. where can I go to have one done?

    ... and do you know about how much $$$ that runs....

    • ANSWER:
      You can do a far better job yourself!!! You know your body far better than anyone else!!! Do a Castor oil cleansing....See Sources for explicit details. Obtain a Fleet Bagenema set it is large volume and holds 1500ML. Relax and take in the whole 1500ML each time(Ask at Osco pharmacy - they will order you one - Cost is between five to ten dollars) and take tap water enemas (or distilled water)until what comes out is clear!!! Be sure to use warm water and to add a teaspoon or two of table salt to each enema to cut down on absorption. After a few 1500ML enemas it is possible to take 3000ML don't rush doing this though you will have to work up to this. After a good clean out like this it is good to eat yogurt to put a good flora in your bowel. I added yogurt to my regular diet to maintain a healthy flora. I do this procedure once a month with great benefit to my health. Feel free to write to my email with any questions. Relax - Do not be afraid!! Good Health to You!!!

  4. QUESTION:
    what drinks for dieting?
    okk for dieting can you go on an all like water diet or something? or an all just drinking diet ? (not like alcohol).
    some sort of drink for dieting.

    • ANSWER:
      yeah, its called a water fast and heres some info

      What is Fasting?
      Fasting is a period of abstinence from all food or specific items. Fluids are consumed in sufficient quantity to satisfy thirst and physiologic requirements. During the absence of food, the body will systematically cleanse itself of everything except vital tissue. Starvation will occur only when the body is forced to use vital tissue to survive. Although protein is being used by the body during the fast, a person fasting even 40 days on water will not suffer a deficiency of protein, vitamins, minerals or fatty acids. In the breakdown of unhealthy cells, all essential substances are used and conserved in a most extraordinary manner. There is an unwarranted fear of fasting that strength diminishes from the catabolism of proteins from muscle fibers. Even during long fasts, the number of muscle fibers remains the same. Although the healthy cells may be reduced in size and strength for a time, they remain perfectly sound.

      A. J. Carlson, Professor of Physiology, University of Chicago, states that a healthy, well-nourished man can live from 50 to 75 days without food, provided he is not exposed to harsh elements or emotional stress. Human fat is valued at 3,500 calories per pound. Each extra pound of fat will supply enough calories for one day of hard physical labor. Ten pounds of fat are equal to 35,000 calories! Most of us have sufficient reserves, capable of sustaining us for many weeks.

      Rest is understood to be a big factor in enhancing recovery, as it is when the body is at rest that it is able to direct the most energy towards the various chemical and mechanical processes of detoxification. When fasting, a person experiences recovery at a rate that is swifter than normal. He is ridding his body of toxins and excesses; allowing the body to use its own wisdom to healthfully reorganize itself from the atomic level. As the toxic load is reduced, the functioning of every cell is enhanced. In the same way that vital nerve energy is accumulated during a night's sleep, the faster builds nerve energy through rest, sleep, and detoxification.

      The human body has many ordinary modes of achieving elimination: the liver, lungs, kidneys, colon, etc. When these are overloaded, the body will resort to "extra ordinary" methods of elimination: boils, mucous and other discharges, sweats, vomiting, diarrhea, and many others. Should elimination be impossible or uneconomical of body energy, the toxic overload will go into storage forms in the joints, vessels, muscles, organs; almost any tissue in the body. While fasting, the body is highly conservative of its energy and resources. During this deep and profound rest, toxin intake and production are reduced to a minimum while autolysins and elimination proceed unchecked. Anabolic processes such as tissue and bone healing also proceed at a maximal rate during the fast.

      In the body, the first stage of cleansing removes large quantities of waste matter and digestive residues. The first few days of a fast can be rough due to the quantity of waste passing into the blood stream. The tongue becomes coated and the breath foul as the body excretes waste through every opening. After the third day of the fast, there is little desire for food. The second stage is the cleansing of mucous, fat, diseased and dying cells, and the more easily removed toxins. As the fast continues, the cleansing process becomes more thorough. The last stage is the cleansing of toxins that have been accumulating in your cellular tissue from birth, and the microscopic tubes that carry vital elements to the brain. Cleansing of the last layer is only possible through a combination of juice fasting, water fasting, and a healthy diet high in raw foods. To overcome a severe disease like cancer, it is important to continue through a series of fasts, to the point where the full scouring action of catabolism removes the disease from the tissue.

      During extended fasts the body removes: dead, dying and diseased cells; unwanted fatty tissue, trans-fatty acids, hardened coating of mucus on the intestinal wall; toxic waste matter in the lymphatic system and bloodstream; toxins in the spleen, liver and kidney; mucus from the lungs and sinuses, imbedded toxins in the cellular fibers and deeper organ tissues; deposits in the microscopic tubes responsible for nourishing brain cells and excess cholesterol.

      Nearly everyone who fasts, discovers the same thing, that when they fast they actually have no hunger and more energy than they normally have. It is indeed liberating to find out that if we let go and trust that we will be taken care of. Fasting is the simplest, easiest and most effective way to find out that we do indeed have the power and freedom to heal and take control of our bodies.

      Why Fast?
      Probably the most important reason is that the body uses quite a bit of energy to digest food, and when fasting this energy becomes availa

  5. QUESTION:
    WOk, I'm getting really discouraged. Should I quit while I'm ahead.?hat would you like to ask?
    Ok maybe I'm being overly dramatic but I'm freaking out. I've been on my new 'lifestyle plan' for the last three and a half weeks. I've lost 9 lbs. I lost 3 lbs the first week, two the next, and like two the next. anywho, last week I only lost like 1.8 lbs. I know its better than nothing, its just I was doing so well the first few weeks. I weighed myself today and have lost like .9 lbs. I should be at 176.75 on Monday, but that means I have to lost over a pound. Saturday and Sunday I rest. I dance a little but not too much. I'm exhausted from this week and am not going to the gym or bike riding cause its gonna rain tomorrow and Sunday and why should I have to. Ive worked hard all week. I need my rest. The reason I am getting discouraged is because, each week the weight loss declines. If this is going to keep happening, I'll probably remain at one particular weight. Its frustrating cause I limit my calorie intake to 1250 to 1600. No junk food or soda. Four to five meals a day. I sleep. Elliptical Mondays Wednesday and Fridays for 45-60 min and bike riding 10 miles on Tuesday and Thursday (btw I live in Chicago, so theres plenty wind resistance and a little up hill climbing.) What should I do? Help!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Shedding weight can be a tough task when you reach the feared plateau. The fact is that not all additional weight is fat. You can flush out as much as 20 pounds by taking the newest supplement which cleanses the colon. There is a risk free trial available at http://daposg.wendolene.net I have not tried it but my cousin has - she shed 17 pounds so perhaps this is the silver pill which really does have an effect!!

  6. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recomend a GREAT Dermatologist in Chicago? I just turned 30 and I am breaking out like a teenager!

    I don't know what it going on with my skin but I appreciate any recomendation or help! I keep breaking out and it is embarrassing!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi WZR17

      Here are some real answers on skin conditions. Remedies at the bottom. Cleansing the body of toxins is the key. Especially a colon cleanse! Educate yourself on detoxifying the blood.

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "What is your skin trying to tell you? Often the skin is a metaphor for deeper issues and a way for your body to send up a red flag to warn you that all is not well underneath. When our skin is unhealthy it is usually a reflection of the internal state of our bodies, and is often a sign of poor elimination of toxins and waste products. Most of us are embarrassed by skin problems such as rashes, rosacea, boils or acne, especially in places where others can see our imperfections. The skin is the body's first line of defense against the environment. It has to deal with the effects of weather, sun , cold, heat, dryness, humidity, scrapes, bumps, soaps, detergents, chemicals, perspiration and dirt of all kinds. It is a wonder that our skin stays healthy most of the time! We can help our skin deal with this onslaught by optimizing our general health and by protecting our skin from harsh environmental exposure. Western medicine generally treats skin eruptions with either antibiotics, cortisone, or antifungal preparations. These medicines may alleviate the skin problem temporarily, or occasionally for good, but do not address the source of the problem. Putting a lid on skin symptoms without getting to the root of the imbalance may even result in suppression, that means the imbalance may be driven deeper causing more serious health problems later without ever strengthening the underlying vital force of the person. Fortunately, naturopathic medicine offers a wide vareity of effective treatments for skin problems."

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "Your skin is a reflection of how well your body is eliminating the toxins that build up on a daily basis. Chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis stem from a combination of genetic factors, immune stress, dietary deficiencies or sensitivities, and the accumulation of toxins in the body. For our skin to be radiant and clear, it is very important that the other organs of elimination (kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon) are cleansing the body effectively. If not, the skin will be overtaxed, pores will become clogged, and eruptions of one sort or another will result. Here are a number of steps you can take to improve your body's overall elimination wtih specific emphasis on your skin."

      Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Juice Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body.

      Learn more about Therapeutic Fasting and Detoxification - Colon Cleansing is the main step. Must remove the toxins from the colon, so the toxins dont get in the blood and cause illness and disease.

      Natural Cures

      1. Fruits and Vegetables for Acne: Carrot & spinach, celery & watercress, grapefruit juices are all useful to combat acne.

      2. Unwholesome Foods: Acne, a prevalent problem among teen-aged boys would not be possible in our society if our foods were wholesome. A most sad and disgusting sight is the pus-filled pimples due to inner toxicity --- wastes trying desperately to escape through the face. This condition often turns a gentle face in the blossom of youth into a waste dump of pimples, pus and subsequent pock marks which can be prevented. The tons of acne medications and prescriptions sold annually act only on the effect of the harmful food, and not the cause of the disease, malnutrition. The traditional teenage meal, a grease burger, french fries and a milk shake or cola simply does not provide enough nourishment for anyone, let alone a boy going through puberty to adulthood. Our highly processed foods are devoid of hormones found in fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. Must do a colon cleanse to rid of all the toxins in the body, which eventually get into the blood and cause acne and all other diseases.

      3. Cabbage: Apply a lotion of freshly prepared cabbage juice preceded, if desired, by the application of leaves. The eating of cabbage leaves or juice is also helpful.

      4. Lemon Juice: Skin problems such as acne... will often respond to a treatment of lemon juice. For blackheads rub lemon juice over them each night.

      5. Black Walnut: Externally, Black Walnut is nearly a miracle worker in cases of ...acne, dandruff, boils, itch, shingles, ringworm--we could go on, but you can see that you can use Black Walnut whenever a skin disorder appears! The tincture is an excellent first-aid remedy for wounds.

      Best of health to you

  7. QUESTION:
    a water diet?
    okay explain-->
    how does a water diet work???

    • ANSWER:
      water fasting:

      What is Fasting?
      Fasting is a period of abstinence from all food or specific items. Fluids are consumed in sufficient quantity to satisfy thirst and physiologic requirements. During the absence of food, the body will systematically cleanse itself of everything except vital tissue. Starvation will occur only when the body is forced to use vital tissue to survive. Although protein is being used by the body during the fast, a person fasting even 40 days on water will not suffer a deficiency of protein, vitamins, minerals or fatty acids. In the breakdown of unhealthy cells, all essential substances are used and conserved in a most extraordinary manner. There is an unwarranted fear of fasting that strength diminishes from the catabolism of proteins from muscle fibers. Even during long fasts, the number of muscle fibers remains the same. Although the healthy cells may be reduced in size and strength for a time, they remain perfectly sound.

      A. J. Carlson, Professor of Physiology, University of Chicago, states that a healthy, well-nourished man can live from 50 to 75 days without food, provided he is not exposed to harsh elements or emotional stress. Human fat is valued at 3,500 calories per pound. Each extra pound of fat will supply enough calories for one day of hard physical labor. Ten pounds of fat are equal to 35,000 calories! Most of us have sufficient reserves, capable of sustaining us for many weeks.

      Rest is understood to be a big factor in enhancing recovery, as it is when the body is at rest that it is able to direct the most energy towards the various chemical and mechanical processes of detoxification. When fasting, a person experiences recovery at a rate that is swifter than normal. He is ridding his body of toxins and excesses; allowing the body to use its own wisdom to healthfully reorganize itself from the atomic level. As the toxic load is reduced, the functioning of every cell is enhanced. In the same way that vital nerve energy is accumulated during a night's sleep, the faster builds nerve energy through rest, sleep, and detoxification.

      The human body has many ordinary modes of achieving elimination: the liver, lungs, kidneys, colon, etc. When these are overloaded, the body will resort to "extra ordinary" methods of elimination: boils, mucous and other discharges, sweats, vomiting, diarrhea, and many others. Should elimination be impossible or uneconomical of body energy, the toxic overload will go into storage forms in the joints, vessels, muscles, organs; almost any tissue in the body. While fasting, the body is highly conservative of its energy and resources. During this deep and profound rest, toxin intake and production are reduced to a minimum while autolysins and elimination proceed unchecked. Anabolic processes such as tissue and bone healing also proceed at a maximal rate during the fast.

      In the body, the first stage of cleansing removes large quantities of waste matter and digestive residues. The first few days of a fast can be rough due to the quantity of waste passing into the blood stream. The tongue becomes coated and the breath foul as the body excretes waste through every opening. After the third day of the fast, there is little desire for food. The second stage is the cleansing of mucous, fat, diseased and dying cells, and the more easily removed toxins. As the fast continues, the cleansing process becomes more thorough. The last stage is the cleansing of toxins that have been accumulating in your cellular tissue from birth, and the microscopic tubes that carry vital elements to the brain. Cleansing of the last layer is only possible through a combination of juice fasting, water fasting, and a healthy diet high in raw foods. To overcome a severe disease like cancer, it is important to continue through a series of fasts, to the point where the full scouring action of catabolism removes the disease from the tissue.

      During extended fasts the body removes: dead, dying and diseased cells; unwanted fatty tissue, trans-fatty acids, hardened coating of mucus on the intestinal wall; toxic waste matter in the lymphatic system and bloodstream; toxins in the spleen, liver and kidney; mucus from the lungs and sinuses, imbedded toxins in the cellular fibers and deeper organ tissues; deposits in the microscopic tubes responsible for nourishing brain cells and excess cholesterol.

      Nearly everyone who fasts, discovers the same thing, that when they fast they actually have no hunger and more energy than they normally have. It is indeed liberating to find out that if we let go and trust that we will be taken care of. Fasting is the simplest, easiest and most effective way to find out that we do indeed have the power and freedom to heal and take control of our bodies.

      Why Fast?
      Probably the most important reason is that the body uses quite a bit of energy to digest food, and when fasting this energy becomes available for other uses. In the fasting state, the body will scour for dead cells, damaged tissues, fatty deposits, tumors, abscesses, all of which are burned for fuel or expelled as waste. The elimination of these obstructions restores the immune system functionality and metabolic process to an optimum state. Fasting restores good digestion and elimination, and peristaltic action is quickened. Fasting allows a deep, physiological rest of the digestive organs, and the energy saved goes into self-healing and self-repairing. By eliminating obstructions, by cleansing, detoxification, and purifying the intestines, the blood, and the cells, we can overcome many of our physical ills or handicaps as well as getting a boost in energy. Fasting not only removes obstructions and helps the body to heal itself, it is also rejuvenating and life-extending. These resulting benefits can have lasting affects in your mental and emotional health.

      The other very important aspect is that your self-awareness will be elevated. If you are sick and depressed, then this might be the most important thing you can try in your healing program, because it gives you immediately an energy boost and increased awareness which might allow that you see things more clearly, allowing you the first step out of your sickness and onto the path of recovery. While fasting you become more aware of your body process, your life and with everything you are doing. It becomes a period where you can evaluate all that you're doing more objectively, and you naturally have more time for contemplation because you aren't using time amassing, preparing, eating, eliminating and cleaning up all which is used to prepare food. You become more aware of what your body likes and doesn't like when you start to eat again. You gain self-confidence in your ability to control your life process, to set a goal and carry out an intention.

      Fasting enhances mental acuity
      Perhaps the most instructive testimony as to the acuteness of mental powers during fasting comes from Dr. Herbert Shelton who supervised the fasting of more than 40,000 people over a period of fifty years. His message is that the freer the body is of toxic materials flowing through the blood and lymphatic system, the clearer is the ability to think.

      These facts are due to physiological causes. Large amounts of blood and nervous energies have to be sent to the digestive organs to digest a meal. If these energies are not required there, they may be used by the brain for better thinking. This increase in mental acuity doesn’t usually happen until after the first few days of a fast, because the body is busy cleaning out excess toxins and substances and so the first few days can be a period of depression, with headaches and various pains as this process is underway. This makes the first stage of fasting difficult but after the body has thrown off it’s load of toxins, then the brain is fed by a cleaner bloodstream and the mental powers and clarity of thought are extraordinarily increased and the other senses also become more acute.

      One’s mind becomes clearer and one’s ability to think and solve intricate problems is enhanced. One is simply more alert, and one’s mind seems to open up into new fields. The mental and physical senses are heightened, and often there can be a feeling of euphoria, especially during longer fasts. Some, for the first time, will experience emotional stability. The reasons for this are multifold - the elimination of the emotional dependence on food, exclusion of stimulating foods like caffeine, processed sugars, recreational drugs, tobacco and trans-fatty acids, all of which can have a devastating effect on delicate emotions.

      Dr. Ehret stated an amazing fact at the turn of the 20th century. He said that, for a water fast to awaken the higher mind functions, it had to be longer than 21 days. Fasting has a history of awakening intuitive senses, creativity, and deeper spiritual questions in those with enough determination to get past the 21 day mark.

      Healing
      During a fast, a metamorphosis occurs. The body undergoes a tearing down and rebuilding of damaged materials. For this reason, fasting is famous for its ability to rejuvenate and give the body a more youthful tone. Why does fasting have such a powerful effect in healing the body? Fasting dissolves diseased cells in a systematic manner, leaving healthy tissue. The result is a thorough cleansing of the tube, membrane and cellular structures. There is a remarkable redistribution of nutrients in the fasting body. It hangs on to precious minerals and vitamins while catabolizing on old tissue, toxins and inferior materials.

      Each cell of your body is a complete living entity with its own metabolism. It needs a constant supply of oxygen and sufficient nourishment. When due to nutritional deficiencies, sluggish metabolism, sedentary life, overeating and consequent poor digestion and assimilation of food, lack of fresh air and sufficient exercise and rest, our cells are deprived... they start to degenerate... the normal process of cell replacement and rebuilding slows down and your body starts to grow old, its resistance to disease will diminish and you become ‘sick’.

      Animals will naturally fast when they are sick or injured, and when we are ill, our hunger diminishes. If we get out of the way and allow nature to take its course, we will find that we can heal from any problem. Since the dawn of recorded time, in fact since before the word "doctor" came into existence, priests provided sanctuaries where people could go to fast. Whereas modern medical practitioners admit that they have no cures, only drugs that mask the symptoms while causing yet other symptoms to appear.

      “I had a medical practice for 20 years in NYC, supervised hundreds of long fasts, and I found that the physical healing or weight loss was but a pleasant side effect. What really happened is that the person got in touch with their higher self, their true self, and came to the experience that healing can take place at every level, simply by letting go and allowing Mother Nature to do her work.” – Dr. Rai Casey

      Fasting has been beneficial for these conditions:
      Although fasting is not recommended in every situation, (cancer of the liver is one instance where fasting is contraindicated), in many situations fasting is the only known solution. Fasting has been beneficial for arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, lupus, chronic fatigue, colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, spastic colon, irritable bowel, cases of paralysis, neuritis, neuralgia, neuroses, and mental illness as well as many others. Fasting will also break down tumors and for this reason, many have overcome cancer with fasting.

      Fasting decreases dependency on authorities
      How many of us believe that when we get sick, that a doctor is going to save us from pain and death? We just assume that the technology is going to be able to repair us when we break down, by giving us a pill, a treatment or a surgery. We are so alienated from our bodies that we think that a doctor knows more about us than we do. The reality is that doctor’s don’t have the cures that we need, what is offered by the traditional system of healers is only the possibility to treat our symptoms never being able to cure us or root out the cause. When we take these kinds of treatments to suppress our symptoms then that cause, which is the underlying reason we are sick, goes unattended, then in fact our illness continues to grow. We will never be healthy until we take responsibility for our own health . We need to stop blaming the outside for making us sick, whether it is corporations, a person, our immediate environment or a government, and to recognize instead that our sickness is a symptom telling us something is inside needs to be addressed. For sure there are outside influences that we can’t control, but there is much that we can control by taking responsibility for ourselves and working to change our habits.

      Benefits of Fasting
      Mental clarity is improved and brain fog is lifted.
      Rapid, safe weight loss is achieved without flabbiness
      The nervous system is balanced
      Energy level and sensory perception is increased. The longer the fast, the bigger increase in energy and vitality. You normally need less sleep.
      Organs are revitalized
      Cellular biochemistry is harmonized
      The skin becomes silky, soft, and sensitive
      There is greater ease of movement
      Breathing becomes fuller, freer and deeper
      The digestive system is rejuvenated and becomes more effective; the peristaltic action of the intestines (the cause of a natural bowel movement) is stronger after fasting.
      Fasting retrains your tasting sense back to more healthy food as acute sensitivity is restored.
      Fasting can increase confidence in our ability to have control over our lives and our appetite, and that our body is self-regulating and a self-healing organism capable or establishing balance when given the possibility to do so.
      Normal metabolic and cell oxygenation are restored.
      Detoxification - as soon as the body realizes that it's fasting it will begin to eliminate those things that cause disease, such as fat cells, arterial cholesterol plaques, mucus, tumors, stored up worries and emotions.

      One Day Fast
      One way to start is to fast one day, working towards fasting regularly, one day per week or for longer periods of time. You can fast from all food, or only from solid food. You can choose a one day fast with only:

      water
      fresh fruit juice
      fresh vegetable juice
      raw fruit
      raw vegetables

      Avoiding during the fast:
      cooked vegetables, cooked whole grains, whole grain flour products, bread, pasta, etc. vegetable protein, soy products, etc.
      dairy: milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, butter, eggs, meats, fast food, junk food, prepared foods, etc., chemicals: sugar, caffeine, artificial flavoring, sweeteners, etc.
      Not to consume any drugs, nicotine and alcohol during fast should be clear.

      Water Fast
      You can fast from 1 to 40 days. Try to drink 2 liters of water or more per day.
      The ten day water fast has become a recommended number of days. Ten days on water will cause the same weight loss as 30 days on juice. But water fasting is far more difficult, especially if you have a fast metabolism. Water fasting cleanses the body aggressively removing toxins rapidly. Water fasting can be more beneficial than juice fasting in combating more persistent forms of cancer, cleansing the tissues more aggressively. Water fasting demands mental preparation, the less pressure and responsibility you have during a water fast the better. Think of it a holiday away form the normal patterns of living. Some recommend that the week before your fast, you drink fresh juices and eat mostly raw fruits and vegetables to cleanse the body so that the detoxification during water fasting will be less aggressive. Water fasting should always include two of three days of juice fasting before and after the water fast. This alternating between juice and water fasting is the most effective method of achieving a full cleansing through fasting.

      Water Fasting Tips
      Avoid water straight from the faucet. Distilled water is the best for cleansing because of its inherent, magnetic properties and ability to absorb and suspend large quantities of toxins, flushing them from the body. The perceived value of mineral water is misleading because the inorganic minerals are like huge boulders to the cellular membranes, making them impossible to assimilate. Plants are able to break down the minerals from the soils, allowing them to be completely absorbable to the cells of the body. The best water is distilled, secondly, spring or filtered.

      There are no calories or nutritional value in water. On a water fast you have given your body no options but to turn to itself for fuel. This can create a problem when you have spent years depositing counterfeit fuel. Living exclusively on dirty fuel during a fast takes tremendous courage & strength. To ease into water fasting some recommend juice fasting with periods of water fasting. For example 3 days on juice, 2 days on water, 5 days on juice, then 3 days on water. You can juice when you have to work and water fast on the weekend when you can rest.

      Water Fasting Concerns
      It is not advisable to water fast under the conditions of hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, schizophrenia or a chronic heart condition. If you have existing conditions it is best if you consult with a fasting expert and/or be monitored throughout your fast.

      Be careful of dizziness and black outs. The heart is resting as much as it can during water fasting. Before you stand up, take one or two deep breaths to get the heart pumping. If you start to black out, sit down or crouch down on one knee. This will immediately stop the dizziness.

      Master Cleanse Fast
      The Master Cleanse or Lemon Cleanse is between a water fast and a juice fast. Basically it consists of drinking a mixture of freshly squeezed lemons, water and maple syrup for a period of 8 to 40 days. It is easier to do than a water fast because you are still getting nutrients and energy from the lemons and the maple syrup. This fast can be done while still maintaining your normal work, yet is less calories than what you would get from a juice fast. It is normal to lose weight on this fast and it is excellent for cleansing the colon. For full details on how to do this fast see the following link: Stanley Boroughs Master Cleanse

      Juice Fast
      Juice fasting is safe and can allow the body to clean itself of toxins while greatly improving conditions for health. A benefit is that your energy level is high because you are receiving sufficient nutrients from the juices, so you can carry out normal activities. A juice fast takes some burden off the digestive system and frees up some energy for accelerated healing though a water fast does much better in that regard. Also, juices can make available extra quantities of nutrients that a person might lack. Juices are easy to assimilate and take hardly any digestive energy from the body, allowing the body to put more energy into healing and rejuvenation. Packed with vitamins, minerals, living enzymes, antioxidants, phytochemicals, yet low enough in calories to force the body to cannibalize on its filthy waste, propelling you to vigorous physical health and clarity of mind.

      For your first fast and for the purpose of healing disease most experts recommend a juice fast over a water fast. Fasting on water has become a near impossible exercise for a body that has been nurtured on poisons. The juice of fruits and vegetables are filled with healing and cleansing properties that allow the body to gently and safely detoxify. Juice fasting has become an effective stepping-stone to water fasting. Through juice fasting, thousands of individuals have been freed from serious diseases such as cancer, leukemia, arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, skin infections, liver disorders, alcoholism and smoking.

      The thirty-day juice fast is a standard. This length of fast feels about right because after 30 days it seems like you have been fasting forever. Less then 30 days and you can miss the best experiences of the fast. If you are juice fasting, a few days on water occasionally will intensify the fast and assist with weight-loss if you have a slow metabolism.

      Most people can juice fast safely for up to 30 days. The exceptions are those with hypoglycemia, diabetes, hypo thyroid, and Wilson's Syndrome. For these conditions, eat slices of avocado and banana every few hours, add high quality vegetable source protein powder to your juices, and add psyllium or another good bulking agent to your juices twice a day to regulate blood sugar levels. Do not juice fast if you have impaired kidney function.

      The amount of juice you drink will determine the intensity of cleansing. Drinking small amounts of juice supplies fewer calories, thereby increasing detoxification. The more intense the cleansing, the greater the discomfort. Juice fasting allows you to have control over the process of elimination. However, when the body enters a cleansing crisis due to toxins in the blood, no amount of juice will eliminate the discomfort. You must wait it out.

      Drink all-vegetable or all-fruit juices, never combine fruits & vegetables to create juice. Make your juice from fresh vegetables or fruits. You can also include herbal teas with honey, vegetable broth, Barley Green, wheat grass juice and supplements helpful for your specific condition. Drink juice whenever hunger develops until pleasantly full as opposed to stuffed full. It is best if you filter or strain the juices, removing any excess fiber or pulp so that you continue to give the digestive system a rest. Also if it looks like you are not losing weight on your fast, you can dilute the juices with water.

      You may consider modifying the fast by including quarter slices of avocado or banana to slow the cleansing process. Modified juice fasting is good for those with health restrictions such as diabetes or hypoglycemia. Bananas and avocados are slow to digest and maintain a stable blood sugar level. Their high calorie content slows the intensity of the fast and, because they are easy to digest, the body still devotes energy to cleansing.

      Preparation for Your Fast
      Inform yourself about fasting: by doing your own investigation, reading all you can about the fasting process, the various kinds of fasts and what you can expect as side affects. If you have a pre-existing health condition then you should find out if there are contrary indications with fasting and your condition.

      Determine your cleanse duration and time period: Try to arrange that your fast is in a time period where you have low activity or lobsters. Avoid heavy kinds of work if at all possible. When it comes to long fasts and inability of somebody to handle a long fast, you just do the best you can. When detoxification increases as it does during fasting, the liver, kidneys, lungs and immune system work extra hard to handle the load. If these systems were already compromised before the fast, one must proceed carefully. You go as long as you can tolerate it, whether physiologically or emotionally, and then come back to eating again. Once you have some energy and are a few steps further toward health, you can consider doing another fast. Several short fasts can definitely do wonders if one long fast cannot be undertaken. Long fasts are preferable to short ones because once the body is in the fasting state it cleanses systematically into the harder to get at body tissues. For this reason, most of the recoveries from illness have taken place in the latter parts of long juice or water fasts. Long fasts give the body the uninterrupted time to do the work of healing. The first few days of fasting gets rid of the gross waste products of digestion, but only after this can the body pull out its tools to get to work on healing.

      Frequency of Fasting
      Of course, the best is that people stay on a good daily health regime and then when the need comes to fast to go ahead and do it for a week to 10 days or longer if indicated. At least long enough to move completely into the fasting physiology and accelerated detoxification. Ideally people should fast once or twice a year just as a tune-up to deal with the environmental toxins and junk in our foods as well as the emotional build up. Traditionally people have fasted in the spring and fall, when the weather is mild.

      Activity Level
      It is good to at least have mild exercise and movements with short walks to keep the lymphatic fluid moving and to the keep the vascular system working. The amount of exercise you can do is very much dependent on your existing condition and how you are feeling that day and what kind of fast you are doing. Basically one needs to be alert and listen to one’s body and not to overdo. Fasting is resting, not a marathon! You may feel weak during a water fast and may need to rest more often. While juice fasting, you may experience an abundance of energy that makes exercise easy. If you experience energy loss, limit yourself to stretching exercises, light walking or deep breathing.

      Proteins & Fasting
      It was theorized that protein loss during fasting was harmful and that a fast should be supplemented with protein. Fasting with protein became known as the Opti-fast. Fasters took nothing but water and a protein drink. Sadly, several people died. Protein digestion during the fasting state created an overload of urea and the blood become acidic. In this condition, the organs become more damaged instead of healing. To the body, fasting is a natural process. During water or juice fasting, the protein levels of the blood remain constant. Although protein is being utilized, a person fasting 40 days on water will not suffer a deficiency of either protein, vitamins, minerals or fatty acids. In the breakdown of dying and diseased cells, all essential substances are available while fasting for reuse within the body. These dead cells are utilized in a systematic manner.

      Protein deficiency is non existent in North America. You never hear of anyone being diagnosed with protein deficiency. Fruit and vegetable juices have water-soluble highly absorbable proteins. The body has a store of protein, and it uses it selectively. Dying cells are the first to be used and healthy and vital tissues are the very last and will only be used as a last resort. Only during starvation is protein being stripped from healthy tissue to be used to survive. This may take 30 to 80 days of fasting on water to reach this point.

      The systematic searching of cells to be metabolized is crucial in the healing of cancer. A cancer cell represents protein and calories. Some cancers are so persistent that you have to force the body to choose between healthy cells and cancer cells. This requires a long fast on small portions of juice combined with days of water fasting.

      Aiding Elimination of Toxins
      Enemas: If you are not having natural bowel movements then an enema is advised to move out the toxic material that is being scoured by your body. You will feel much better after taking an enema. An enema can be taken daily in the beginning days of a fast, then bi-daily for the remainder using just plain water.

      Mucus: . It is common, during fasting, for the nose and throat to pass sticky mucus, clogging the sinuses. White strands of mucus may be found in the stool. You may find that you are more comfortable if you use a Neti Pot to clear the sinus cavities, to prevent getting a cold with the clogged sinuses. You can also drink lemon juice with water to help clear the mucus.

      Showers/Bathing: Plan to shower or bath daily to aid in cleaning the pores and assist the removal of toxins. The skin is a large organ and many toxins are removed through the pores causing a gummy deposit on the surface of the skin. It may help to brush the skin removing the sludge that is deposited there.

      Reactions from Fasting
      The 'healing' reactions you get from fasting are dependent on your existing health and the toxic load present in your body when you start. The first three days can be the most difficult until one's appetite for food goes away, which it normally does after the third day. Many people experience headaches, joint pain and other discomforts in the first few days. Your tongue will become coated and your breath foul, and you may notice increased body odor. These are all normal detox reactions as the toxins move out of your body. With extended fasting you will notice some days are symptom free, then as you move into deeper layers of detoxification you will experience episodes of symptoms as your body cleanses these other systems. In the later stages you remove the mucous from your system and this can increase your likelihood to catch a flu or a cold. At times you may feel weak or tired, so you should listen to your body and rest. Periods of high-energy and mental clarity will be experienced and can be variable, alternating between periods of healing reactions and symptom free days. With extended fasts it is normal to also have strong emotional reactions that have been suppressed, as the body brings these to the surface also for healing... This can be a difficult period, but can be dealt with more easily with meditation or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). The cleansing response that happens is dependent on experience with fasting, current health and level of toxins and sickness in your body. If you have an existing health condition, it is possible that you get a strong healing reaction or healing crisis. A link to a page describing this reaction in detail is given below.

      If cleansing responses arise (headache, stomach upset, mental fog, lethargy,.etc) exercise great patience and take rest until symptoms pass. It's all part of the process. Always go to your capacity but never over-do. If unreasonably strong physical or emotional symptoms occur, it may be wise to discontinue. The following are common reactions and what can be done to ease the symptom while you are fasting.

      Spiritual
      As the system detoxifies, many of these spiritual aspects of ourselves that have been waiting to come through for a long time are finally able to, and that person, hopefully fasting in an environment that is calm and serene and peaceful and loving, will be able to express and deal with these spiritual phenomena such that it can have a very beneficial and positive effect. Meditation, EFT and other tools can be used to help relate to spiritual and emotional phenomena.

      Weight Loss
      Weight loss can initially be as high as three to four pounds per day, but as the fast continues, the average loss will be one pound per day. If you are juice fasting and not losing weight, the juice is supplying all the calories you need. You may have to cut down on the juices or alternate between water fasting and juice fasting if losing weight is part of your goal. The slower your metabolism the slower the weight loss. If you are thin or average weight and you fast for 30 days on juice or 10 days on water, you will become thin. Ribs will show, the face will become gaunt, and friends and family will display concern. But the body will quickly normalize its weight in 5 to 10 days after the fast. If you are thin to start with, fasting may allow you to gain additional weight after the fast. Metabolism is normalized due to the cleansing process. It is very important not to try to gain weight too quickly. The body can rebuild only at a set rate. Overeating will burden the body and undermine the rebuilding process.

      Dizziness
      You may experience dizziness, if you do get down on one knee and the dizziness will stop immediately.

      Backache
      Back pain may increase due to toxins in the lower intestine. The blood vessels that draw nutrients from the colon are very close to the nerves of the spine. Back pain often decreases after elimination of the toxins. Back exercises also can relieve some pain. A cold pack also will help. An enema may be in order...

      Bad Breath
      Waste passes through the lungs which are an eliminative organ. Brushing the tongue with a tooth brush, using dental floss and rinsing with mouthwash will reduce bad breath.

      Canker Sores
      These may develop from a toxic buildup in the mouth. Unhealthy bacteria increases between the teeth. The tongue becomes coated with waste. To stop cankers, gargle with sea salt mixed with water several times daily. Dabbing the sore with tea tree oil or vitamin E quickens the healing process.

      Cold Virus
      Mucoid is the perfect food for viruses. Toxins weaken the immune system. When large quantities of toxins and mucus are in the blood due to a fast, they can cause a susceptibility to colds. To fight a cold, continue fasting to eliminate the mucus. Reduce the liquid intake and drink lemon juice.

      Blackouts
      During fasting the body conserves energy. The heart pumps slower and blood pressure lowers. Standing or moving quickly from a resting position will cause the blood to flow to the legs. For a few seconds, the brain may not get enough oxygen, causing blackouts and dizziness. To stop a blackout get down on one knee or sit. Lowering your center of gravity will instantly stop a blackout. Blackouts are more frequent during water fasting.

      Diarrhea
      Fruit juices have a laxative effect that is more pronounced after water fasting. It can be stopped by using the enema. Using psyllium husk during diarrhea will help regulate the system.

      Strong Emotions
      Try to journal, EFT, meditate, talk a walk, or rest.

      Headaches
      Toxins can cause muscle tightness in the neck and shoulders. This can result in tension headaches. Massaging the neck and shoulders will help relieve the tension. The herb Fever Few, which is available in health food stores, is well worth trying.

      Mucus
      Drink lemon juice with water, combine with Neti Pot.

      Muscle Tightness
      The muscles may become tight and sore due to toxin irritation. The legs can be the worst affected as toxins accumulate in the legs. A self massage, hot baths, stretching and exercising will help to release the toxins.

      Nausea
      When waste is released too quickly by the lymph glands, some of the toxic overload is taken by the liver and secreted with bile into the stomach. This causes nausea. Drinking water or carrot juice will dilute the bile and toxin mixture helping to flush it from the system.

      Nervousness
      The elimination of toxins can irritate damaged nerves. Exercise will relieve tension. Use quarter slices of avocado to slow the fast or drink fruit juice if on a water fast. However, you should note that any food intake may cause one's hunger to return and make it more difficult to stay on the fast, just do the best that you can.

      Skin disturbances
      The skin may become oily as rancid oils are purged from the body. People with problem free skin may have a few days of pimples or boils. A pallid complexion is also a sign of waste in the blood. When cleansed of mucus and toxins, the skin will be healthy, soft and unblemished.

      Tiredness
      Tiredness is normal during water or restricted juice fasting. If the tiredness is too much, increase the quantity of sweet juices like melon and carrot juice.

      Pre-existing Conditions

      Heart Disease
      Include bananas and avocados when juice fasting to balance the blood sugar level. Toxins in the blood and reduced blood sugar levels may cause a weak heart to labor. Like any other organ, the heart needs nutrients, a toxin free environment, and time to heal. Also if one has the disorder of POTS it is advisable to take salt so that the blood pressure does not get too low.

      Hypoglycemia
      Do not juice fast unless you use bananas and avocados to balance the blood sugar level.

      Kidney problems
      Fasting can irritate damaged kidneys due to the amount of toxins they filter. Try short juice fasts of 3 to 5 days before progressing to longer fasts.

      Liver Disease
      The liver can become toxic due to abuse. If the liver is badly degenerated, cleansing must be done in stages. Start with short juice fasts and lead to fasts over five days. Avoid heavy proteins, refined flours and fatty foods. Eat meals of fruits or vegetables between the fasts.

      Age
      Nobody is too old to fast - it is exactly what the body needs to feel young again. Shorter fasts are recommended to start. Assess your physical state as you proceed. If juice fasting becomes too intense, bananas and avocados will lessen the intensity by slowing the cleansing.

      Ulcers
      Fasting will help significantly. Choose the juices that do not irritate the condition.

      Healing Crisis
      (The cleansing reaction, the detox reaction, or the Herxheimer reaction.)

      During your fast you may enter into a healing crisis, which indicates that a deeply seated sickness is being healed, but also this means that you are going in reverse through the reactions that you went through as your sickness progressed. This is normally a good thing, because it shows that there is a major healing happening, but the downside is that it is not easy to go through because of the uncomfortable reactions that cause pain, etc. If you are feeling quite ill then you should read through the healing reaction article to try to determine if this is what is going on with you or not. It may be advisable to check with your medical professional at this point, to try to determine if you want to continue the fast or not. For more information read the following article: Healing Reaction

      Going Off Your Fast
      "It’s a fact that eating causes a cycle of hunger. It’s only when we stop eating that we lose hunger! Think about it. All fasting experts agree that hunger sensations are usually lost on or shortly after the third day of fasting, and sometimes don’t return for weeks, but when they do return, usually very strongly, it’s the time to break the fast."

      But all fasting experts point out that it is important to resume eating very lightly, and very gradually, in exact relationship to the duration of the fast. Therefore, if breaking a 40-day fast, you may want to start with only small quantities of fruit juice for several days up to a week, before actually resuming with solid food like regular fruit.
      Important:
      Keep the first solid meal light and simple even though the mental temptation to dive into heavier favorites will probably be high. Be gentle with your digestive system and your digestive system will not only thank you but the overall benefits of the cleanse will last much longer. If you were on a water fast, then your first day can be juices, if your were on a juice fast, then your first day should be raw vegetables or fruits. The next meal may include heavier items such as potato, avocado or corn, but in any case you will notice that your body is very sensitive to what you eat and you should use this period of transition to learn more about what your body likes and doesn't like you to put into it.

      When waking up a slumbering digestive system, the desire to eat will be intense. The flavors and textures of food will be enhanced by super clean nasal passages. Eating will be a brand new experience. This is the time to flex your new-found muscles of discipline and self-control. As the body screams, I want more, wisdom whispers, you have had enough.

      Eating small amounts of raw fruits and vegetables for the first five or six days will allow the body to gently wake up the digestive system. The body will continue to detoxify and cleanse during this period. Any toxins that have accumulated will begin to move due to the sweeping action of the soft fibers of fruits and vegetables.

      For six days gradually increase the amount of raw fruits and vegetables in your diet. To break a fast and gorge on meat, bread or junk food will be disaster. Jarring the system this intensely when the digestive system is in a sensitive state can cause stomach cramps, nausea and weakness, negating much of the benefits of the fast.

      Eat slowly and chew your food well. Saliva has enzymes that assist in digestion. Up to 80 percent of the starch, 30 percent of the protein and 10 percent of the fat can be digested by the enzymes in saliva.

      Do not overeat! Discover the amount of food that your body needs to live a vibrant, healthy life. Discern the difference between cravings and hunger. Never feed your emotions.

      When breaking a fast over ten days, the break-in period should be extended one day for every 4 days of fasting.

      Greater Sensitivity - Restored Senses
      An interesting phenomenon occurs after a fast. The years of conditioning your body to tolerate unhealthy foods is reversed. The body is as clean as a newborn baby. Try feeding a newborn baby Grandma's apple pie.

      When the body is full of toxins, its defense systems are not able to operate effectively. After a fast the natural defenses are restored and sensitivity to unhealthy food is increased. You will feel satisfied with smaller amounts of food and sluggish and tired when overeating. Rich foods, full of fat, salt, and processed sugars will cause nausea, headaches and weakness. A handful of fruit will be thoroughly satisfying. Because the digestive system has to work less, there will be boundless energy to spare.

      Why? After a fast your body is clean, and has far less tolerance to the poisonous foods that you were used to eating previous to the fast. Understand, feeling sick when eating poison is a sign that your body is functioning normally. Fasting restores the body’s ability to violently react to harmful, health damaging, food. If you desire, you can desensitize your body by slowly introducing harmful foods back into your diet


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to pass a drug test in 7 days?
    I rarely smoke;; the last time I smokes was 9 days ago. If I went on Atkins diet which will burn cells ( where thc is stored) drink excessive Amounts of water to dilute it. ( I'll take vitamin b12 so my piss will have color for the test) & take fiber supplement to help send the thc cells to the colan to be removed through feces. Do u think I will pass!!! Help

    • ANSWER:
      You did not mansion what type of drug test you will take – urine, saliva,hair. Unfortunately, marijuana is one of the safest drugs one can choose, but it’s also the most easily recognizable and most difficult to get out of your system fast for a drug test. I'd say you're probably going to have to cheat if you want to pass with the little amount of time you have. . Sometimes factors such as the strength of the marijuana or the person's metabolism, height/weight, and nutritional and hydration status can affect this, but not reliably and not in every situation. THC can stay in a person's body for as long as 1 to 90 days after smoking or being ingested orally. Many people start drinking water several days before the test; which is useless. Water does not clean any metabolites out of your system because most of them are not water soluble. Water only dilutes urine temporarily. Do not over do it; you can get water intoxication. Diuretics make people urinate frequently. Coffee, cranberry juice, grapes, beer, iced tea and Pepsi are all good diuretics. But you may receive only temporarily and inadequate effect using only diuretics for cleanse your body. A high fiber diet will help by redirecting fat soluble metabolites to the colon rather than bladder. You can also try some detox, but usually they are expensive and do not work every time. I was on your place before one year. I smoke even more than you and then I found this perfect job for me. I pass all the interviews, but finally they told me that I will be drug tested after 7 days. I was screwed. I really didn’t want to lose this opportunity. I start searching the web, start drinking any kind of detox and after each try I home test myself and it was always positive. In 4 days I spend my one month salary only for detox product and nothing was good enough. After that I met a friend of mine who told me that he passed his drug test before two days using one site – drugtestfriend.com. So I went home and check them. They have a free phone for consultations, I called it and one guy explains me everything. I bought one very simple formula which ingredients I found in my local store. I did exactly what the consultant told me. Honestly I was very doubtful, but this was my last chance and I decide to take this risk. And I do passed. I was so thankful to that people. I recommended this site to my other friends and they pass all the test too – including hair test which is very difficult. If this test is important check this site I think they will help you too. Good luck

  2. QUESTION:
    What exactly is a 7 day cleanse?
    Like i know it has to do with eating healthy or some shit, like doing healthy shit. I'm not sure, but can anyone tell me exactly what it is??

    • ANSWER:
      A 7 day cleanse is for people who eat too much, especially junk food so they don’t feel so great and put on weight. They could eat too much occasionally like when they’re going to parties or they are on vacation or during the Holiday season (Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve). Then they are told that if they would do a 7 day cleanse, they would feel much better and even could lose weight. They are not told that it would not be fat reserves loss, but water/waste loss that they would eventually regain if they’d ever go back to their old bad eating habits.

      For some people with a bad diet, eating healthy is a huge endeavor and very scary…so many things to learn about nutrition and healthy cooking…Just the “I have to cook now and buy a steamer?” is a big monster to some.

      The word “cleanse” is misleading because in that context, it really means “purge”, which means to clear (not clean) or empty the bowels by causing evacuation. Your digestive system does not need any cleaning but will benefit if you eat healthier. A satisfying healthy diet has more fiber and you drink more water so you get more bulk, even while eating less. The fiber is like a sponge and the water makes it big and this process makes everything move along in a nice effective way. Your digestive system goes from a choo choo train to an Amtrak train, but not to worry…it’s not the TGV yet. A healthy diet should provide you with the perfect daily BM so you never have to worry about “when’s the last time I went?” You might lose one or two pounds of waste when you become regular…less junk in the trunk. One of the functions of the large intestine is to absorb water from digested food. If you’re shooting pebbles, that stuff had been there too long (if what’s come out is loose and smelly, you probably ate something so bad that your body wants to get rid of it as soon as possible).

      Mostly, the weight loss will come from the loss of water retention that was caused by eating/drinking too much sodium and not drinking enough water to flush it out.

      Eating healthy is about avoiding the unhealthy food as much as possible. Once you stay away from fast food (any restaurant food, really), packaged and boxed food (except for bread, pasta and rice, if you don’t make your own bread/pasta), canned food, prepared and processed food, then you’re left with the fruits/veggies, whole wheat food (the brown kind of bread, pasta), brown rice, lean meat and the good kind of oil (olive, avocado, nuts, fish).
      Also the cooking method can double the calorie content of a meal, so learn about healthy cooking without having to add extra fats, like using a steamer (using water), a rotisserie (using heat and herbs), a slow cooker (using homemade broth and herbs), a pressure cooker, a grill…

      Once you cook your own meals, you can control the calorie content because your control the cooking method and all the ingredients. You should always eat enough to cover your Basal Metabolic Rate.
      A lot of people are overweight because they keep eating food that they did not cook so they eat above their BMR and if they don’t exercise, the extra food is stored in their fat reserves.

      After a week of eating healthier, and having overcome numerous obstacles, you feel so much better and lighter that you might keep going. It takes about 3 weeks for your taste buds de readjust to anything, so it even gets better with time.

      Note:
      Do not go for those scam colon cleanse and such…you just need to buy and cook healthy food.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is a 1 or 2 day water fast done during cleansing (using Garden of Life Perfect Cleanse) beneficial or harmful?
    I'm currently using Garden of Life's Perfect Cleanse Kit. It's a 10 day program and I'm on day 7 but I haven't had very good results with it. I've been having headaches and haven't had a bm upon arising as it states I should be having during the program, so I'm wanting to accompany a day or two of the program by doing a water fast. The instructions state that I should drink plenty of water during the program and I am drinking lots of water already, but I am also eating normally throughout the day (my 3 meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner at regular times of the day - no junk food or fast food either). So do you think it would be safe or a good idea to do a 1 or 2 day water fast while I'm on this Perfect Cleanse program?

    • ANSWER:
      Those "cleansing" kits are a waste of money. They're no good. Most won't harm you, but it's not going to clean out your system or help you lose weight. And they are causing the headaches. Want to clean out your system? Eat foods high in fiber. Or take a fiber supplement like Metamucil 3 times a day for a week. That helps put liquid in your colon and will push all the stuff stuck to the sides--out. Gross, I know, but that's what you need and those kits do not do it. Eat some whole grains, get some Fiber One cereal (it has the highest fiber of any cereal) and drink plenty of water. But no kit and no water fast. That will just make you feel much worse and those headaches--well, you'll want to amputate at the neck it will get so bad.

  4. QUESTION:
    what is a good and cheap way to clean your colon?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to this site. There are many products that will help cleanse you colon and other body organs that aid the body to eliminate waste. On the home page there is a link that says save 40-80% on all vitamins. Click on it and you will be directed to another page. Type in perfect cleanse kit in the product search. Excellent product, 10 day cleansing kit for about .00. I lost 7 pounds just by cleansing alone without excersise. Good luck.

  5. QUESTION:
    Best Colon Cleaser?
    I read about the Almighty colon cleanse that last 7 days which is perfect but then i saw the colonix which seems to be good too but its 2 months...idk if id be able to stand it..... do u know which one is better or have u tried any? what side effects did u have or was it great?

    • ANSWER:
      i think colonix is good. also taking laxatives. eating fruits and vegetables. wheat bread. eliminating soda. drinking a lot of water. sleeping 8 hours a nice. will help your colon. but see a doctor if it gets worse. IBS is quite common in young adults.

  6. QUESTION:
    Fat Loss Plateau?!?!?
    Okay so I have been lifting and training for football for the a couple mouths now. At first I weighed 170 pounds and was in okay shape. Nothing great. I had a gut. At first my deadlift max was 240, squat was 145 and my bench was 130. I was weak. Now my deadift max is 300 pounds and my suat is 240. My bench is 170. Everything is going great. Every week I have more muscle and im steady lifting more and repping more. Im running everyday and I am one of the fastest kids on my high school football team now. Im eating good. Fruits, veggies and getting over 100 grams of protein a day. But I still have a little baby fat. Not close to as much as I used to but I want to have abs. I have everything but abs. Ive hit a plateau around my stomach. I tryed a colon cleanse and lost 7 pounds but that still didnt do it for me. I have a little baby fat and it just wont come off. How do I get it off so I have my perfect body?

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest a cleansing diet. I lost 12 pounds in 9 days and then 28 pounds in less than a month. I also lost a lot of inches too! I learned that cleansing will help the body get rid of toxins. Toxins come from a lot of things like fast food, pollution, food additives and preservatives and lots of other things. The toxins get stored in the fat in our body. To get rid of the fat, we have to get rid of the toxins by cleansing the body. This made sense to me and I decided to try a cleanse program and it worked. The weight came off fast and this kept me motivated to keep going, not like other diets where the weight loss it too slow. I did Jenny Craig, Weight Watcher and Medifast. If you want to learn more call the toll free number 1-877-587-4647 or check out the website. This was the first time I ever did a cleanse, it was easy and I feel better. Good luck whatever you decide to do! http://thebestcleansingdiet.com

  7. QUESTION:
    i want to get as fit as possible in a week?
    i need to get as fit as possible in a week. no fancy machines. only exersizes with your body. plz list as many as possible!!

    • ANSWER:
      The cheapest exercise is running or walking. Also you can have an interval training, squats (For perfect form, keep feet shoulder-width apart and back straight. Bend knees and lower your rear, the knee should remain over the ankle as much as possible.), lunges, push up, abdominal crunches, bent over row. My brother is a gym trainer and these are the top-notch.
      You can check this link for the better technique http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/7-most-effective-exercises.
      Eat negative calories or high fiber food: Asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, lettuce & zucchini. Fruits that are good for you are apple, grapefruit ( as much as possible , no harm ) or any other type of citrus like pomelo or orange.
      Eat many small meals rather than 2 or 3 big meals.
      Drink a lot of green tea. Good for your health, delicious and high antioxident. Not only for weight loss but also for better looking skin.
      Go to sauna or swimming, dogwalking if ur lazy. Keep yourself active even when ur lazy :-D .
      Spicy food help boost metabolism.
      Eat more fish and beef, mincemeat . if you eat chicken dont eat the skin.
      Drink omega 3 fish oil supplement to have better concentration and memory, and omega 3 fish oil helps the body to prevent restore fat.
      You can check here for more explanation about this, the best article about diet and i saved it in my favorite. http://www.squidoo.com/howtoraisemetabolism
      And this is not mandatory and i am not trying to sell u anything, just a good suggestion for you in case u want some supplement . what me and my sister have used is Bowtrol Colon cleanse,they offered free trial still I think, because Ive heard that from one of my friend who has just purchased it. Go here for the trial www.heavenlifenow.com .
      Be active always to loose weight, I lose 8 lbs in the last 5 weeks.

  8. QUESTION:
    Okay, if I vary my calorie program from 1,000 to 2,000 everyday can I lose FAT fasr?
    I am 5'9" and weigh around 145 ish... I want to lower my body fat percentage. If I eat 1,000 calories tomorrow and then 2,000 the next and continue this pattern until July, approximately how much weight can I lose? And is this weight that I potentially lose, primarily fat? This routine is of course in combination with an exercise program. I run about once a week now, but if I incorporate more cardio (about 5 hours total per week) and some strength training (about 2 hours a week), can I drop atleast 10 pounds by July?? If you can include some other tips (DON'T OFFER ME COLON CLEANSE PRODUCTS, SPAMMERS!!), that's be great! Thanks for the help, guys! I REALLY appreciate your advice!

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to do this is track your calories to see what your body burns (with a specific lifestyle). Then adjust it accordingly for any extra/less activity.

      However: Assuming you burn 2000 calories per day (total), you would be at -500 calories per day. Fat calories weigh 9 grams. If you were to lose 100% fat (perfect), this would result in a loss of 0.1225 fat pounds per day.

      Unfortunately, muscles will atrophy to SOME extent during this process. This can be minimized by continuing to use every muscle, as well has making any changes as slowly as possible (also avoid huge fluctuations). Your routine seems plenty slow, however I would advise you do something like 1500 per day instead.

      Any portion of weight loss not from fat (protein or carb.) would result in a larger difference on the scale, however. This is because protein and carbs contain less energy (4 calories/gram).

      In summary: If the calorie expenditure above is correct, you would lose a minimum of 3.7 pounds per month (For perfect efficiency of burning only fat). Weight loss will increase as the efficiency goes down. But, you don't want this because you wont look any better (the weight is just a number).

  9. QUESTION:
    why aren't i loosing weight?
    Ok. so i am 13, 220 lbs, and i am on a diet.
    I eat about 1500 cals-1700 cals a day.
    I work out 5 days a week for an hour, since december 26th
    I take acai berry supplements [natrol brand...about 1000 mg a day]
    I am on the final step of a three week colon cleansing.
    And i have recently started taking diet pills.
    Any help? what more is there to do? should i wait it out? call a doctor? ANY INFORMATION IS WANTED!!!
    thanks =]
    Ok. so i am 13, 220 lbs, and i am on a diet.
    I eat about 1500 cals-1700 cals a day.
    I work out 5 days a week for an hour, since december 26th
    I take acai berry supplements [natrol brand...about 1000 mg a day]
    I take one a day teen advantage for her
    I am on the final step of a three week colon cleansing.
    And i have recently started taking diet pills.
    Any help? what more is there to do? should i wait it out? call a doctor? ANY INFORMATION IS WANTED!!!
    thanks =]
    I also take one a day teen advantage for her

    • ANSWER:
      You seem to have a metabolism problem as evidenced by: 1) being overweight (220 lbs), 2) eating very low calories (1500 to 1700 a day), 3) working out 5 days a week with no change in body weight, and 4) taking diet pills to change your metabolism.

      What you want to do is to increase your metabolism in a way that is healthy and more than just momentary. What you want to do is to bring about life long changes in your metabolism, and that entails doing some things differently than what you are doing.

      Here are four routines to help you change your metabolism:

      EATING/ DRINKING ROUTINE:
      1. Increase the number of times you eat daily. I would say that you would want to start by eating "6" times a day.
      2. Pace your meals about 2 hours a part. Your body can completely digest a certain amount of calories in two hours, thus leaving you to be able to eat more, and by eating more within a certain amount of time, guess what you are doing to your body? You are increasing your metabolism!!
      3. Count your calories per meal. The body can only metabolize so many calories at one time. The magic number of calories a body can metabolize is different for every person... BUT IT DOES NOT ENTAIL STARVING YOUR SELF. I eat 300 calories per meal and that seems perfect for me. I've done so for three or four years and am doing so meticulously after the holiday seasons.
      4. Eat sufficient calories to keep your metabolism from going into "starvation mode". Once the body is in starvation mode your metabolism prepares for a metaphorical long winter and shuts down to a very low running system.
      5. Eat good calories. All calories are not created equal. Protein is the highest quality calorie as it has 4 calories per gram, and the body burns about 10% of protein calories in processing the protein; whereas, fat contains 9 calories for every gram and the body doesn't burn much of the fat calories to process it. Carbohydrates are 4 calories per gram and are a diets staple.
      6. Have an "eat" day. Once a week increase your calories by 25 to 50 calories a meal. This will spark your metabolism and keep it from adjusting too much to your routine diet.
      7. Drink a certain amount of water with every meal, and make it a routine. I drink 16 ounces with every meal. This precision in counting calories and drinking water let's me know exactly where I am at weight wise.
      8. Don't cheat! There is a great amount of self deception in striving to lose weight and get into great shape. This self deception is curtailed by following a calorie counting diet, but there is the tendency to want to "cheat". The cheater voice says, "Eat this! It won’t matter. Just this once! It’s okay". That voice is not your friend!! Don't listen to it.

      As good as exercise is "most" of your benefit will come from eating properly.

      EXERCISE ROUTINE
      1. Exercise in the "aerobic" zone. Some for of jogging or use of a treadmill or elliptical is the best as it exercises the largest muscle groups of the body (legs). Aerobic exercise is primarily determined by your heart rate. If you exercise too intensely (Anaerobic) you are primarily a "sugar burner", and at some point your body burns up all its sugar and then starts to eat the muscles to get more sugar. The fat is then not burned, or only burned minimally. If you are not exercising with the right intensity (Sub-aerobic) then you are not generating enough effort to burn fat. The aerobic zone is about 65% to 80% of your maximum heart rate. This is important! Expensive monitors may be helpful but not necessary. To get a good estimate of what your maximum heart rate is, run as fast as you can (after a good warm up jogging etc.) for about a minute and then your index and middle finger to your jugular vein. Count to six seconds on a watch and count the number of heart beats. Multiply the number times 10 to get your “approximate” maximum heart rate per minute. Then take the number and times it by .65 (65%) and also .8 (80%) to get a range ... your aerobic “fat burning” range. Test your heart rate every so often during the exercise to train your body to exercise in that zone.
      2. Incorporate weight lifting in your exercise. Muscle is a fat burner. If you don't have muscle mass you don't have fat burners. You may need to cut out 15 minutes to 1/2 hour of your aerobics and add weight lifting. You will need to design a full body workout to do it right, though you may exercise your body in two (or three) different days.
      3. Rest from you exercise about every three days. Rest is vital to a body's recovery and should be part of your routine. Listen to you body when it says 'i don't want to work today". Be good to your body, make agreements with it, and persuade it to follow you by giving it what it wants and needs once in a while -- like rest.

      MEASUREMENT ROUTINE:
      1. Keep a record of your progress. Note the time of day you weighed yourself, and the change from the prior day. If you have strayed from your routine (diet) jot down what you did and what you need to do to get back on track.
      2. Weigh yourself at exactly the same time, with the same type of clothing (or none at all) every day. I prefer in the morning right after I use the bathroom and before I eat. I also weigh myself before and after exercise so that I know how much I lost during the exercise.
      3. You should aim to lose about 2 to 2.5 lbs a week and no more. Any more than this will result in muscle loss. You need your muscle to burn body fat! If you find that you are losing more than this, then you will want to add calories (25 to 50 per meal) to your diet. If you are not losing around this amount (and you have given it two weeks) then you will want to cut out 25to 50 calories per meal. Play around with this till you get it right. Don't be afraid to be wrong, but give it a chance to work.

      MOTIVATION ROUTINE:
      1. Get a picture of what you want to look like. Find a picture from a magazine that inspires you, that you feel you can look like or that you want to look like. Look at this picture daily, and anytime that you feel weak.
      2. Chose a target weight for yourself. Affirm to yourself that you are going to reach this, and do it in a healthy and supportive way.
      3. Know that you will succeed and allow yourself to feel that success already within you. See the success in your mind, and you will be on your way.

      Much of your success will come by virtue of you having the proper motivation and by cutting out the negative, fear based approach to weight loss.

      Now this is a lot of stuff, and yet not so much. Try it and you will see results!! But if you try it, then give it all that you have and do it for one month. You may need to unlearn some of the things that you've been doing. But give it a shot and follow what works for you.

      I hope this helps.

  10. QUESTION:
    how do i get skinny fast and before school stars? help?

    • ANSWER:
      Being skinny is not attractive, but being healthy is. DO NOT STARVE YOURSELF!!! You will only slow your metabolism by doing this. Try eating healthier to lose weight. Try eating a variety of FRESH, not canned, fruits and veggies. They are packed with fiber, to help cleanse out your colon, lots of vitamins when fresh, and antioxidants are just an added plus. Don't worry about the amount of calories in foods. When you are trying to diet to lose weight, don't starve yourself. Try to boost your metabolism by eating smaller meals more often through out the day. Also eat lots of low fat or fat free proteins, like tuna, egg whites, chicken breast, beef jerky. I eat ALL THE TIME!!! My friends and family are all jealous of my figure... The way I eat, I should weigh 180... I'm 5'7" and I weigh 130, I don't worry about my weight really, because I know I'm a compact 130... I wear a size 2/3. Plus I just had a baby 8 days ago, and I still eat like a pig. Don't worry about the numbers, work on your health habits first. Once you can perfect that the weight should come off naturally, until your body goes to it's ideal weight, not YOUR ideal weight, but it's. And I guarantee that your body's ideal weight is a smaller size when you eat healthy, than when you try to starve. In other words the numbers may be bigger on the scales, but they will be a lot smaller on the pants. Please don't starve yourself anorexia is a hard eating disorder to live with, trust me... I know, I've been hospitalized 3 times and gone through years of therapy for it. I'm the same size now as I was when I was hospitalized... The difference now is that I weigh 20 pounds more and I'm much healthier and happier.

  11. QUESTION:
    My Fiancé throws up everyday and no doctor can find out why. Please help!?
    No doctor can find out why my fiance is throwing up everyday. Conceived our child in Sept 05 and was diagnosed with severe hyperemesis from pregnancy & was prescribed everything you can think of for vomiting such as Prilasec, Phenergan, Benadryl, Zofran, Reglan. Meds were tried in a combination & individually & nothing has worked. After the pregnancy the nausea and vomiting is still present and its been almost a year after birth. She is neaseated 50% of the time. Been to a nutritionist & modifications to diet and portion control, time of meals has been done. Been to gastro-intestinal doctor and they found nothing, doctors done a complete blood work up, ultrasounds & everything is normal, gallstone, pancriatitis, gastric reflux, problems with esophagus and digestive track, fatty liver, kidney problems are not present. She has lost three jobs because of this condition and in the process of filing for social security disability. Please do no suggest anything that has already been listed.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Boi 757

      Im sure she is feeding the body bad energy for one by focusing on the negative, instead of the positive. Have her read this and do one or all of the ideas below. Here is a list of steps I would do. Just doing one could change her health.

      ANY Action is the key. Here is what I would do:

      1. The 1st thing to do is write a list of all the things your thankful for in life and starting with your health. I want her to write a few paragraphs on how beautiful and healthy she feels every day! This is very important, so you're brain/body starts to heal itself immediately by programing your cells positivity. What you focus on will persist! If you focus on negative then you attract more negative. The same goes for positive. Write out your perfect day in detail on your health. Include your family, health, money, friends, job, ect. I want her to write exactly what you want and be excited when you write it! This is important! Just a change of attitude will start healing her. The body breaks down when people are not balanced and usually because they are not grateful for the things they currently have. Writing is a very powerful tool and take this serious. Place it where you can see it and FEEL the love and power in the letter and the energy surrounding you.

      2. Are you drinking a gallon of distilled water a day? I do this daily and add some lemon to it (mornings) because it stimulates the liver which creates more bile for healing and even helps lose weight. I cannot stress enough the importance of drinking water. This is the most important physical item we americans dont understand (or act ignorant about). Just by doing this can change everything!

      3. You need to get a juicer (powerjuicer.com has the best value) right away. You need to be juicing for nutrition and on a juice fast for 7 days or More. Healing the body starts with feeding good enzymes and this is the 1st step with nutrition. There is a great program on healmarketplace.com called "The Incurables" and is a 30-45 day program. The program also consists of doing a colon, liver, and kidney cleanses to help the organs get back to their true selves, so they can help heal the body. Ridding of toxins is the key and these main organs know how to do that. When you let the body rest from digesting processed foods and instead feed it nutrition: "The body will heal itself, all it needs is some assistance". This is what you need to do to truely get back to your healthy self.

      4. Pain issues are another sign the body is unbalanced. Hydrotherapy can start the healing very quickly. This process has been around for thousands of years and can heal exclusively if done consisently. Using hot and cold water to stimulate new blood cells in the diseased areas of the body. Another idea for pain is Deep tissue oil from healmarketplace.com. I have people raving about this herbal concoction all the time.

      5. You need yourself metally and emotionaly balanced as I mentioned in the 1st paragraph. Do you live with emotions on your sleeve? Feeling guilty, stressed just because, depressed, ect. You must find the love in the world and it's everywhere. We are all connected and be appreciative of all the positive and negative situations in your life. Even the so called negatives are teaching our souls to act and be sure to look for the good in everything.

      6. Energy healing is very beneficial. From Pranic to Reiki are very effective on moving diseased energy out of the body. Everything is made up of energy (even scientists agree to this), so why cant we change out energy to be healthy consistantly.

      I know this is probably overwelming info here, but reaching out to people is a great step on deciding you've been sick long enough and you're ready to take control of your life/health. Do something different (acupunture, chiro, swimming, or run around the block naked!). Change your patterns and the body will start to heal. Be grateful for what you have in life and you'll have more of it.

      Best of health to you

  12. QUESTION:
    i am constipated up to my ears,i have tried everything,please help me .i feel like i am floating.?
    i am so badly constipated that i do not know what to do.i have not used the bathroom in so long.it hurts so bad.my stomach is so big.i have went to the doctor.and nothing they have given me worked.i have taken astima,milk of magnesia,ex lax,miralax,enemas.well you name it and i have tried it.the doctor think i may have locked bowels.it runs in my family.and they may have to do surgery to help me.i look like i sit and eat 24/7 but i hardly ever eat.i do not have any room to put food in my body.and due to that i stay hungry all of the time.so can someone please help me and soon.i feel like i am going to explode.my stomach as well as my whole body cant handle much more of this.i am in so much pain.please help me.i am desperate.i will at this point do and try anything.like i said i have been on multiple prescribed meds for this problem as well as otc ones.thanks for helping.god bless to all.i will take all of your input into consideration.

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Christy,

      I am so sorry that you are feeling so poorly at the moment, but I am very happy that you have sought help through Yahoo answers. I have been in this business for quite a few years and have helped people with chronic ailments. I helped a young woman who had not been to the bathroom for 5 days and who had had a MIR Scan on the Monday and by Friday had still not managed to eliminate. I, on meeting her had commented on the color in her face and she proceeded to tell me her story. I told her to visit my home that afternoon and gave her three of the products that I thought would help her condition, namely Herbal Fiberblend, Composure and Herbal Release.

      She went to the bathroom after only one and a half hours and I do believe that the same three products will help you too. I would like you to go to my website www.healthywithaim.com and look at the four videos, I have listed below. All these products can be taken at the same time, but not with meals --- half an hour later or before, will be fine. The fourth product that I have listed below is Para 90. This will be for a parasite cleanse. The reason I am giving you a few products to take is that I want it to work speedily for you. They are all safe to take and I use the products myself and am always so thrilled at the results.

      Check this article out:
      http://www.healthywithaim.com/aim-articles/38-nutrition-and-performance/108-article-leadersedge-parasites.html

      There are one or two other products that I can recommend, when you are feeling a lot better. These will be products that will help you to get to perfect health. Your body has taken a beating with the struggle to eliminate and one last thing, do not take products that scour the colon. The Herbal Fiberblend gently opens the colon as the gel within the product swells up, to make way for the movement. Remember to drink plenty of water when taking the products, at least 6 glasses throughout the day and also rest, VERY IMPORTANT. Each of the 17 herbs have a specific function. This product is also a food and cleanses the other organs, namely, liver, kidneys, pancreas, once it has cleansed the colon.

      All these products can be ordered by going to the "ORDER AIM" on my website. In order to get the AIM products at wholesale prices, you will need to become an AIM Member. AIM membership is Free, when you purchase products with a BVP value of 50 points. Delivery is free when the order is a certain amount and can be collected the following day at your nearest Post Office. You will be buying these products at wholesale prices, if you follow the instructions. God bless

      Would love to hear your testimony!!

  13. QUESTION:
    prob wen passing stool?
    wen stool passes,the first stool go out normally and gradually it blocks the stool coming out.i have to make a small effort(strain bit)to take the remaining stool out.and wen i strsin a bit again stool goes out normally.i know straining is not good as it cause many after effects.i drink 7 bottles per day.i take fibres (grains),papaw,greenish vegitables daily.i had piles stage 2.it was operated.now i want to make my gastrointestinal tract perfect.i dont want to have piles again.i want to get rid of from it.can any body tell me.y i block stool like that?wat r the foods which has many fibres?do i have to drink more water?do u have a prob like this?i am 20 years old.plz help me on this.cuz i'll do anything to get rid of from my diease.this prob hurts a lot me.soome times i feel y should i live.help meeeeeeeee.thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi 78

      If your colon is bunged up, it can start to cause all sorts of health problems in the body. Eat lots of fruit and veg, include plenty of fiber in your diet and buy a colon cleanse from a health food store or online if necessary. It's also good to get some colonic irrigation. It makes you feel so clean inside and you get the urge to put only good food in your body after you've been cleansed.

      1. Drink at least 8 glasses of water, herbal tea or unsweetened juice each day
      2. Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper
      3. Eat every two hours, by having healthy snacks in between meals. Eating frequently increases your metabolism.
      4. Eat lots of fruit and veg.
      5. When having potatoes, rice or pasta, just have a small portion.

      1) Eat at least 5 servings of different fruits and vegetables every day. Don't eat any junk/snack type food until you've had at least 5 fruits/vegetables.

      2) Stick to whole, unprocessed foods such as whole grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, nuts. As much as you can, try to eat foods that don't have a brand name! So, for example, eat oatmeal (you can buy oats in the bulk bin of most grocery stores) instead of Honey Bunches of Oats.

      3) Eliminate partially hydrogenated oil and high-fructose corn syrup completely.

      4) Drink a gallon of water instead of soda. If you really want juice, make it a nutritious juice, such as orange juice. Apple and grape juices have very little in the way of nutrients.

      5) Minimize animal products, especially fatty ones, as much as possible.

      6) Learn about colon cleansing every quarter to remove excess waste and toxins out of the body. You'll be better in no time. THis is the answer for long term good health.

      Best of health to you

  14. QUESTION:
    Hiya, is it possible to loose 30 pounds in 2-3 months? plz help ?
    hey pplz i need help [:
    i weight 160 pounds and im 5 foot 7 everyone tells me thats perfect weight becasue im tall and all that but its not , i have terrible weight on my stomach , my stomach carried most of my weight and i can wear nice clothes like my freinds and i feel terrible, i want to have a flat stomach, but i wanted to know that if i stick to fruits/veggies and lots for water and a little exercise for 2-3 months if i can loose 30 pounds is is it possible?

    • ANSWER:
      reduce your daily calories by 500 calories. and workout atleast 4 times a week. but if its just the belly do colon cleasing. I have a small frame but my belly is like half a ball. its like im 4 months pregnant!.so so far, after 4 days, the cleansing has reduced it half a size.try it out and work out at the same time, u'll get satisfying results

  15. QUESTION:
    Can you check my vocab sentences? AP english, sentence structures.?
    My teacher wants us to make sentnces with the vocad terms using synonyms to describe the word. She said they have to be perfect (no grammer mistakes, spelling...balh).

    Could you check these?

    Pay attention to my semicolons amounge other things, am I using all grammer right?
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------

    His temper began to abate once he came to the realization that his friend would pay for the damages she had previously caused to his vehicle.

    The surrounding land of the river was habituated by farmers’ working with the rich soil in the extremely agrarian community.

    When announcing a month long fast to cleanse sinful impurities friends commented that the drastic measures he was bestowing upon himself in the name of his new religion qualified him as an ascetic.

    John’s mother announced the news that he would get the larger room in the new home the family is planning on moving into, and ever since then his younger sister bickered uncontrollably about why she deserved it more.

    Many would call telemarketers tricky attempts to lure people into subscribing for cervices chicanery.

    While tasting a wine my father will smell, swish the liquid back and forth in the glass, and then proceed to drink; to onlookers his convincing actions may lead them to believe he is a wine connoisseur of sorts.

    The online Catholic cult was occupied by many serious religious mailers’.

    His current deleterious actions may some day leave his body bruised and broken.

    The news of her grandfather’s passing left Amy distraught and unable to perform in her recital with a smile on her face or rhythm in her heart.

    Young James believed that Kara’s Flirty comments were hints for him to ask her on a date, upon doing so she repeatedly rejected and left him feeling as though her actions were an enigma.
    #5: it's supposed to be services (as in a new phone service or soemthing that telemarketors sell) chicanery is a noun meaning a riddle or puzzle.

    • ANSWER:
      1. correct
      2. correct
      3. comma between Impurities and friends
      4. comma between then and his
      5. cervices chicanery? I don't know what that is, so I don't if it's right or not.
      6. comma between wine and father
      7. I'm not sure about the apostrope after mailers
      8. correct
      9. correct
      10. put a period or semi-colon after date...put a comma between so and she

  16. QUESTION:
    im dying from colon cancer that has spread to my liver, most foods i eat go Straight through me, losing alot o?
    of weight, any advice on foods i can eat to give me more energy, while not going straight through me. i know the end is near but im upbeat and not in any pain. not going back to hospital again. thanks
    liquid supplement sounds good, know of any? as for high fibre its too late for that im on toilet over 20 times a day. i cant eat anything after 8pm as im up all night otherwise.
    the hospice are usless. so are all local doctors. they wanted me to see a dietican about 60miles away. cant go anywhere far need toilet at all times.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Daniel,

      HERE'S WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO :

      1. If you have the address of a Hospice, throw it away, YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE !

      2. STAY AT HOME and keep as much distance as possible between yourself and doctors, nurses, hospitals and nutritionists. Remember, doctors are simply trained and paid to make money for the pharmaceutical companies by selling symptom-suppressing drugs and know little if anything about health and healing.

      3. Get a helper(s). In order to make a full recovery from your condition you're going to need help. Someone that you trust such as a friend or family member(s) would be best. You need someone at your disposition 24/7. Organise shifts, get them to take time off work, pay them if you must.

      4. Get your helper to go to a store TODAY to buy a centrifugal juicer (like the ones sold buy 'Juiceman' Jay Kordich who made a complete recovery from his terminal cancer years ago by drinking apple and carrot juice and has enjoyed perfect health ever since), and a large Tupperware tub that fits into your refrigerator.

      5. Get your helper to buy a large quantity of apples and carrots (organic if possible). Store the carrots in the Tupperware tub filled with tap water, and change the water twice weekly. Juice one apple and one carrot together and drink immediately (the enzymes die within 20mins of juicing), throughout the day. The nutrients will be in your blood stream as fast as alcohol without any work from the digestive system.

      6. Buy a large enema or colonic irrigation kit as soon as possible. The physical cause of your condition is undigested food putrefying in your colon. This needs to be cleaned out with water or coffee at body temperature. Dr. Max Gerson healed more people with your condition than anyone else by giving them 6 enemas per day (one every 4 hours, night and day). Hold the water/coffee for 15mins if possible before evacuating.

      7. Order the Vit-Ra-Tox 7 day cleansing kit. This consists of Bentonite liquid volcanic ash (the smallest particle known to man), powdered psyllium seed husks (almost 100% fibre), and 3 potent vitamin supplements. The additional Whole Beet Plant Juice Tablets are not necessary. The Bentonite and the powdered psyllium is to be mixed together with water and juice and drunk immediately, throughout the day, as directed in the instructions. This will turn into a jelly within minutes and thoroughly clean out your digestive system, the liquid volcanic ash will get into all of the wrinkles of your colon and as it is negatively charged, it will act as a magnetic force, pulling out toxins.

      8. When the Vit-Ra-Tox 7 day cleansing kit arrives, eat nothing else during the 7 days (10 if you can manage it). I know this sounds counter-productive when you're losing a lot of weight, but your digestive system needs to be thoroughly cleaned out before you can start putting weight back on. Before and after eat ONLY raw vegan food (organic if possible), until you have made a complete recovery.

      9. Get a piece of paper and start counting your bowel movements and make a mental note of their consistency (it is not unusual for people with your condition to be passing more blood than anything else). As soon as you start the 7 day cleansing the number will drop dramatically, and any soreness in your lower back at the level of your kidneys will be also be relieved.

      10. While doing the above to heal the physical manifestation of your condition, heal also the mental cause; think back to your earliest memories and sift through them until the present time finding anyone that you might still have negative feelings towards and forgive them, flood your memory of them with thoughts of pure love. Just as stress causes stomach ulcers, colon cancer begins with holding on to resentment. Be warned, this isn't easy ! It may be the hardest part ! You'll probably need several goes at this.

      11. Go onto youtube and watch and re-watch 'The Beautiful Truth' on healing cancer and 'You Can Heal Your Life' with Louise Hay who made a complete recovery from her terminal cancer years ago and has enjoyed perfect health ever since. Do this with your helper(s) if possible so that they understand what your doing and why. You need them on your side !

      12. If you're taking anti-inflammatory drugs such as corticosteroids, don't stop. Doctors often reduce the dose of these drugs too quickly with devastating results. Remember these drugs don't heal anyone of anything but they can reduce inflammation while you're healing yourself.

      Once you've made a complete recovery, I suggest you read 'Colon Health' by Dr. Norman Walker.

      p.s. Hi Jack, thanks for adding that information, it's all 100% correct.

  17. QUESTION:
    I need a DR. House?
    I have been dealing with an epsodic attacks. This has left me with a tracheostomy. I was a 32 year old healthy nurse. In may of last year I fell to the ground at my sons baseball game unable to breath. I have since experienced over 30 simular attacks. I can not breath dispite the trach. unless assisted by ventaliton. Breaking every blood vessel in my face while having this attack is the newest of symptoms. These attacks last from hours to a day. Usuallyx-ray revelies fluid in lungs. I have seen every speciality Dr. I know of and no one has a clue. This past week I was in Teneseee Visiting my mom, while being air lifted to Nashville no one there still knows what could be causing what i consider to be life threating respitory failure attacks. I am awaiting an appointment at the mayo clinic, hoping for some anwsers. I just wish there was a real life House who would take my case.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Michelle

      You are feeding your body bad energy for one by focusing on the negative, instead of the positive. Here is a list of ideas I would do. Just doing one could change your health.

      ANY Action is the key. Here is what I would do:

      1. The 1st thing to do is write a list of all the things your thankful for in life and starting with your health. I want you to write a few paragraphs on how beautiful and healthy you feel every day! This is very important, so you're brain/body starts to heal itself immediately by feeding your cells positivity. What you focus on will persist! If you focus on negative then you attract more negative. The same goes for positive. Write out your perfect day in detail as you have here on your health. Include your family, health, money, friends, job, ect. I want you write exactly what you want and be excited when you write it! This is important! Just a change of attitude will start healing you. The body breaks down when people are not balanced and usually because they are not grateful for the things they currently have. Writing is a very powerful tool and take this serious. Place it where you can see it and FEEL the love and power in the letter and the energy surrounding you.

      2. Are you drinking a gallon of distilled water a day? I do this daily and add some lemon to it (mornings) because it stimulates the liver which creates more bile for healing and even helps lose weight. I cannot stress enough the importance of drinking water. This is the most important physical item we americans dont understand (or act ignorant about).

      3. You need to get a juicer (powerjuicer.com has the best value) right away. You need to be juicing for nutrition and on a juice fast for 7 days or More. Healing the body starts with feeding good enzymes and this is the 1st step with nutrition. There is a great program on healmarketplace.com called "The Incurables" and is a 30-45 day program. The program also consists of doing a colon, liver, and kidney cleanses to help the organs get back to their true selves, so they can help heal the body. Ridding of toxins is the key and these main organs know how to do that. When you let the body rest from digesting processed foods and instead feed it nutrition: "The body will heal itself, all it needs is some assistance". This is what you need to do to truely get back to your healthy self.

      4. Pain issues are another sign the body is unbalanced. Hydrotherapy can start the healing very quickly. This process has been around for thousands of years and can heal exclusively if done consisently. Using hot and cold water to stimulate new blood cells in the diseased areas of the body.

      5. You need yourself metally and emotionaly balanced as I mentioned in the 1st paragraph. Do you live with emotions on your sleeve? Feeling guilty, stressed just because, depressed, ect. You must find the love in the world and it's everywhere. We are all connected and be appreciative of all the positive and negative situations in your life. Even the so called negatives are teaching our souls to act and be sure to look for the good in everything.

      6. Energy healing is very beneficial. From Pranic to Reiki are very effective on moving diseased energy out of the body. Everything is made up of energy (even scientists agree to this), so why cant we change out energy to be healthy consistantly. THis would help you balance out your energy chakras.

      I know this is probably overwelming info here, but reaching out to people is a great step on deciding you've been sick long enough and you're ready to take control of your life/health. I dont care what you do, but you have to try any of the above an/or try chriropractor, acupunture, swimming, and/or run around the block naked! Dare to be different!

      Making decisions and just saying "Ive had enough" and taking daily steps you will heal faster than any doctor could help you.

      Best of health to you

  18. QUESTION:
    IBS symptom.... help please?
    Okay so I've had the typical IBS symptoms with the whole constipation, gas, and sensitivty to things. Everything is very much so under control except for the gas. Gas x doesn't work for me nor does mylanta or tums. Could anyone suggest me anything to take? Oh & I do exercise I usually walk 3 miles daily & drink lots of water & so on.

    • ANSWER:
      I really really really recommend the site curezone.com
      It is the most useful site!
      I suffered from IBS, candida, parasites yada yada yada and now I am almost symptom free.
      Cause of your symptoms? NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY!! Which can be caused by:
      1. Low stomach acid
      2. Parasites
      3. Food allergies/intolerances/sensitivities (wheat was the culprit for me!)
      4. Overgrowth of bad bacteria in the intestines
      5. Liver/gallbladder congestion (liver flushes saved my life)
      6. Weak spleen; hence, weak stomach
      These are some of the possibilities I can think of which contribute to improper absorption of nutrients. My gas used to be so severe it was painful and I was gassy 24/7. My stools would alternate between constipation and diarrhea, never had normal stools. I tried the vegetarian diet, vegan diet, raw food diet, low fat diet, fruitarian diet but everything just made me sicker (everyone has different nutritional needs so don't fall into these diets that are supposedly perfect for every single person on the planet). This went on for 2 years and I just became sicker and sicker. So I decided to try fasting and I was amazed by how good I felt. I looked more into alternative healing. I removed all processed foods from my diet (I buy nothing from the supermarket now. Check out your local farmers market. They are so much fun), followed proper food combining rules, did colonics, colon cleanses, liver flushes, parasite cleanses, removed most grains from my diet, took HCL tablets+digestive enzyme tablets.. and I believe I am almost cured. The future is looking bright for me :)
      If you have any questions please e-mail me! IBS is no fun!
      I really hope you get well!

  19. QUESTION:
    omg..grandmother..terrible condition..could garlic help? how much? HELP?
    my grandmother is totally sick right now and we have almost no money right now at all, and before you read further and say anything SHE DID WENT TO A DOCTOR, but as it allways is and was here, they never are any of help at all, instead they allways prescribe unbelievably expensive meds, which are unknown of what have been made and what they actually do inside the body, they know that my grandmother is very poor yet all they do is allways prescribing those impossible meds when i know there must be a remedy within natural and more accessible sources too, at least as temporary solutions..

    HER CONDITION:
    terrible, almost unbearable pain and kind of like beats inside left side of head (she have complained about that before too but it seems like it has gotten even worse) and whats the weirdest and also never before experienced is that all her left side of forehead is covered with terrible pimples or acne you could say, she says it itches or hurts too, she cant open her left eye at all too, and feels terrible and weak all over body as well, im afraid she might be having some growth in her head or something, btw she also has diabetes

    DONT GET ME WRONG
    we will try to get those prescribed meds anyway and if she feels well she will go to a blood test tomorrow BUT meanwhile i want you to please tell
    some natural remedies that could ease her situation,
    what to eat, what not,
    can she drink lots of green tea and eat garlic?
    is it safe to eat or apply externally aloe vera?
    how and from what would it be the best to make compress?
    and isnt garlic too strong? and how much of it is too much if eat raw?
    ANSWER AT LEAST AS MUCH AS YOU KNOW, not neccessary everything..

    THANKYOU
    wtf? my grammar may be fail but im not a troll, if you have nothing usefull then please stfu

    • ANSWER:
      I answered the same answer before at your other question on YA! looking at your grandma's symptoms. Sounds like a bad virus. Consider acupuncture. It helps... maybe every day for awhile, but that's very expensive.
      I honestly think the garlic is a wonderful place to start. It might be the best thing. You can apply raw garlic right on pimples and help them disappear overnight. You have to remove the membrane, or just cut a sliver of garlic and apply the moist side on the pimple with some tape. Good for you for thinking of a compress. Consult a book like Back to Eden or Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing by Dr. Balch, ND. It's very good... excellent book. You can just look at it at the health food store where there usually is one in every health food store. Then do as I mentioned before:
      I use garlic since I've tend to get tumors, and it inhibits them and makes me feel much better. I eat the garlic raw -- that is essential & I think the raw is better than capsules, altho I might be wrong. It's not bad eating garlic raw if you mix it in scrambled eggs, or even on a piece of toast or mixed in humus - that can actually be delicious. But you must eat at least 2 -3 cloves and more than once a day if your grandma's condition is as you say terrible. I don't know where it is, but if it's internal garlic and colon cleanse with something like Perfect 7 will help. Also, I have even used garlic cloves cut so all the membrane is removed and is able to release garlic to cure vaginal yeast infections. Keep praying. You are being an encouragement to her. God does care. Read John 14... "Let not your heart be troubled. Neither let it be afraid. You believe in God. Believe also in Me. I go to prepare a place for you that where I am you may be also. /// Where are you going? How shall we get there ? //// I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by Me." Jesus

  20. QUESTION:
    unknown infections?
    my uncle who is only 26 has been sick for 6 years already and nobody knows what is wrong with him...he has been to diffrent doctors but nothing new. when he first got sick he woke up one morning not being able to stand up straight and he walked like an old man taking little steps, he went to a clinic that gave him a muscle relaxer which in turn impaired his speech to this day. Then he got a rash all over his body, it looks like lupus but the doctors say he does not have lupus. He also started getting sores, the sores led to infections and now the infection started eating away at his fingers. we dont know what to do or who to see. my uncle is tired of being sick. we just want answers or some help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jennifer

      Im sure he is feeding his body bad energy for one by focusing on the negative, instead of the positive. Here is a list of ideas I would do. Doesnt matter what the issue is. Just doing one could change your health.

      ANY Action is the key. Here is what I would do:

      1. The 1st thing to do is write a list of all the things your thankful for in life and starting with your health. I want you to write a few paragraphs on how beautiful and healthy you feel every day! This is very important, so you're brain/body starts to heal itself immediately by feeding your cells positivity. What you focus on will persist! If you focus on negative then you attract more negative. The same goes for positive. Write out your perfect day in detail as you have here on your health. Include your family, health, money, friends, job, ect. I want you write exactly what you want and be excited when you write it! This is important! Just a change of attitude will start healing you. The body breaks down when people are not balanced and usually because they are not grateful for the things they currently have. Writing is a very powerful tool and take this serious. Place it where you can see it and FEEL the love and power in the letter and the energy surrounding you.

      2. Are you drinking a gallon of distilled water a day? I do this daily and add some lemon to it (mornings) because it stimulates the liver which creates more bile for healing and even helps lose weight. I cannot stress enough the importance of drinking water. This is the most important physical item we americans dont understand (or act ignorant about).

      3. You need to get a juicer (powerjuicer.com has the best value) right away. You need to be juicing for nutrition and on a juice fast for 7 days or More. Healing the body starts with feeding good enzymes and this is the 1st step with nutrition. There is a great program on healmarketplace.com called "The Incurables" and is a 30-45 day program. The program also consists of doing a colon, liver, and kidney cleanses to help the organs get back to their true selves, so they can help heal the body. Ridding of toxins is the key and these main organs know how to do that. When you let the body rest from digesting processed foods and instead feed it nutrition: "The body will heal itself, all it needs is some assistance". This is what you need to do to truely get back to your healthy self.

      4. Pain issues are another sign the body is unbalanced. Hydrotherapy can start the healing very quickly. This process has been around for thousands of years and can heal exclusively if done consisently. Using hot and cold water to stimulate new blood cells in the diseased areas of the body. Another idea for pain is Deep tissue oil from healmarketplace.com. I have people raving about this herbal concoction all the time.

      5. You need yourself metally and emotionaly balanced as I mentioned in the 1st paragraph. Do you live with emotions on your sleeve? Feeling guilty, stressed just because, depressed, ect. You must find the love in the world and it's everywhere. We are all connected and be appreciative of all the positive and negative situations in your life. Even the so called negatives are teaching our souls to act and be sure to look for the good in everything.

      6. Energy healing is very beneficial. From Pranic to Reiki are very effective on moving diseased energy out of the body. Everything is made up of energy (even scientists agree to this), so why cant we change out energy to be healthy consistantly. Balancing the energy centers in the body will create a healing like no other.

      I know this is probably overwelming info here, but reaching out to people is a great step on deciding you've been sick long enough and you're ready to take control of your life/health. Have your Uncle read this and decide what he truly wants in life. When he knows the answer, he'll take the needed steps and apply them for a better life.

      Best of health to you

  21. QUESTION:
    How long will it take me to loose 5 pounds with my diet and exercise plan?
    As for exercise, I do:

    1 hour of cardio,
    3 sets of 100 crunches,
    50 reverse crunches,
    2 sets of 30 second planks,
    100 bicycle crunches,
    2 sets of 25 leg lifts,
    and 100 standing twists.
    So basically, 1 1/2 hours of exercise.

    Then as for diet, I'm doing low carb, high protein
    I'm eating 6 times a day with shakes or smoothies or a raw fruit for snacks.

    I weigh 121 right now and I'm 16.

    What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      You didn't say how tall you are. If you are 5'4 or taller you are not overweight! If you are 5' 7 or more you are already underweight! An hour and half of high powered exercise per day is way, way overdoing it. Usually it's advised to do this sort of regime every other day and do yoga or other stretching exercises in between. That gives your body a good balance. Now, there's nothing wrong with wanting to get in shape but if you are just doing this to get thin, my question is 'why?'

      Unfortunately many girls (and some young men) are under the impression that skeleton-thin is pretty. It's not. Girls are supposed to have beautifully soft curves - that's how G-d created us. A bit of fatty tissue in the right places is what makes women look like women (breasts, etc). Men look more buff when they aren't too skinny.[Even Arnold Schwarzenegger kept his fat around 8% even at his most ripped.] What happens, though, is too many teens think they need to look like some of the Hollywood stars who've gone the starvation route (bones sticking out all ovef) and they take things too far and end up anorexic or exercise-addicted. This can have serious or even fatal consequences. Why? You must realize your heart is a muscle: when you don't have enough fat deposits (at least 6%) in your body and your body needs energy it burns muscle instead.

      That - all too often - can include your heart.

      The recent death last week of Brittany Murphy was a perfect example of what happens when thin gets taken to extremes. If you look at the last photos taken she was so thin she looked positively sick, certainly not beautiful. She couldn't even get work anymore because she'd overdone it. Another star- Karen Carpenter (she was a famous singer in her day) - died even though she was trying to overcome her years of over-doing the weight loss nonsense and had put back on 15 lbs. It was too late. The autopsy showed her heart was seriously damaged from years of starving herself and over exercising.

      I've had girls as patients whose weight was so low they were literally skeletons. Yet they thought they were fat. When we tried to feed them they threw up everything. They'd actually taught themselves to vomit immediately after eating anything and this became so automatic they couldn't - and wouldn't - control the reflex. We usually had to resort to feeding tubes inserted into there abdomen (and into the stomach) or put in a central line (a type of IV that goes under the collar bone) to get nutrition into them before they died. Sadly, some of them didn't make it even with our best efforts. Nothing is worse than losing a 16, 17 or 22 year old to starvation in a country full of food.

      Another problem we run into are these d*mned colon cleanse/acai berry sites. ALL the readers should be warned: colon cleanse products are DANGEROUS. They are addictive in that the bowels rapidly become dependent on the product and quickly can't function without more and more of the product. Within a very short time the bowels stop their peristalsis (wave-like motion that moves the feces thru) and bowel obstruction occurs. This is a LIFE THREATENING situation and can require surgery to repair.

      I've had cases where doctors had to remove sections of the colon - sometimes multiple times - and the girls ended up having to have so much of their colon removed they ended up having to wear a bag over a stoma (artificial anus) on their abdomen. This is a permanent repair. That means for the rest of their life they will have to have a bag to collect their stools. Most times the bag is high up on the colon or on the small intestine and the stools are runny and very very foul smelling.

      So, if you're thinking of buying those products, or if you know anyone who's using them, please PLEASE think twice (and warn those others about the danger.)

      As far as losing the extra 5 lbs, think hard before you go ahead with this plan. You may want to revise it to every other day and do Qi Gong, Yoga or Tai Chi on the off days. This will smooth out the muscles and give you a more elegant, sexy look.

      Good Luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    what do you think of 80/10/10 and fruitarian raw foodists. Is there any science behind it?
    I'm just curious. I haven't actually read 80/10/10 so I don't know exactly what it's comprised of. However, I've seen a lot of raw vegans on youtube touting the miracles of 80/10/10 and having 30 bananas a day. These people seem to be in great shape. But the science seems flawed (favoring low fat-no fat over healthy saturated fats, and the idea that sugar or glycogen will help replenish your energy levels more efficiently than protein), as well as stuffing your face full of 30 bananas doesn't seem healthy to me (if it works for you, that's great. I'm just not sure that would be right for me). I have read about the chimpanzee diet. Where you eat equal amounts of greens and fruits (unlike most raw foodists), and some nuts, seeds, and roots along with that. It seems more balanced, and as someone currently overcoming candida I feel as though consuming that much fruit would be a bad idea. I see an osteopathic physician for these issues as well as chronic fatigue syndrome. He is a vegan, and he agrees with me. But basically, as far as the fruit is concerned I've really heard it both ways and don't know who to trust here! If anyone has any solid studies about fruit and whether or not we should be eating that much, or if there are certain circumstances where some people shouldn't (such as candida), I'd appreciate it if you'd share. No disrespect, and I'd like to have an open and peaceful conversation about this, PLEASE no condescending or rude comments! Thanks.
    friendofchip your arrogance is very off-putting. There's a difference between honest and frank and just plain rude. It's a fine line, and you are crossing it.

    • ANSWER:
      30 bananas seems too much food in general. Besides, bananas are usually not ripe when you buy them, and they are not astringent like other fruits are. Bananas are ok once in a while, but to have them everyday like the 30bananasaday site recommends is a little extreme.

      The body doesn't need that much food per day. However, they are correct in saying that sugar from plants is the best way to replenish someones energy levels.

      IMHO, to be a healthy raw vegan, I would imitate what the chimpanzee does and have a diet about half fruits and half green leafy vegetables. Lay off the nuts, avocados, dried fruits, coconuts and olives for a little while until at least until you are healthy again.

      I recommend water rich fruits like pears, watermelon, grapes, oranges, strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blueberries, cucumber, honeydew melon and tender leafy greens like spinach, dandelion, lambsquarter, parsley, cilantro.

      So, to sum it up - put a big emphasis with your diet on melons, berries, citrus fruits, sub acid fruits and tender leafy greens.

      You don't need that much of these per day. As long as you are not hungry every few hours, then everything should be alright.

      And btw... for your candida problem. If you go on a high fruit and vegetable, low fat diet..... you will starve the candida. Candida like the sugars found in grains, beans, milk products and refined sugar. However, they hate a diet that is predominantly composed of fruit and vegetable sugars. As for your symptoms, candida might get worse at first, because the colon still needs to dump its toxic waste(the cheeseburgers, the fries, milk products, chocolate, drugs, etc) out of the body. However, as your gut becomes cleaner, the candida will gradually disappear. We have had years of eating toxic foods, so much, that it takes at least a few days for these foods to get out of the colon. Many people are constipated today. Lack of fiber, too much junk food, and people not going to the bathroom everyday like they should are some of the major reasons why a lot of people are so constipated. However, it is much easier for the cleaner fruits and vegetables to leave the colon. The fiber in these foods actually helps sweep all the toxic food out of the colon, and that is what you want. It is like having a colon cleanse.

      Your body WILL get skinnier on this diet, and there are no exceptions. Chances are that if you are skinny already, you will lose weight until you get to your natural weight, which will probably be somewhere around an 18.7 BMI. That's between being underweight and normal weight. After you get to this weight, you probably will begin to plateau on your weight.

      Some people might look at you and say you are anorexic, because you look so thin. It happens, but as long as you keep eating correctly, your body will never get to an underweight level. Contrary to popular opinion, you will not lose muscle, and you will not feel weak when you get to this weight.

      However, as you get skinny, you will begin to release toxins from your body. However, the whole process of detoxification takes at least a few years before everything that is toxic in your body to be ridden of. The major elimination channels are the key in detoxification: the colon, the nose, the mouth, the urethra, the ears, the eyes, the skin, the breath. All the waste in the body gets eliminated out these channels. To keep these channels clean and fluid, the raw food diet is a perfect diet to assist these channels with detoxification.

  23. QUESTION:
    Help me help my father :)?
    Hello everyone!
    If you could take your time to read my question, I would be one of the happiest people on the earth~
    I have this problem.. or my father has a problem.

    Even though he doesn't want to admit it, he suffers from depression. He never smiles, doesn't want to talk and he always sits by himself and watch TV... He knows that he has a problem, but he doesn't want to get help. 3 weeks ago I found out that he has diabetes,, I'm starting to get really concerned about his health, cos he drinks a lot of alchohol, smokes and eats unhealthy.. He's not overweight or anything, but I'm just really really concerned about his health.

    I want to see him smile, because I cannot remember the last time I've seen him smile.

    He also has back pains and bad eyesight..
    Oh, and he doesn't want to exercise or consult doctors..

    Is there anything I can do? Does anyone have any ideas?
    Like something to prevent back pain? Ways to make him happy?
    Healthy meals for diabetes? (oh, my father is middleeastern, so if anyone has some healthy middleeastern inspired recipies)
    ANY help will be appreciated~~~

    Thank you for reading
    Oh, forgot something important...

    Because he's always kind of grumpy, he always lets his inner anger out on me.. Even though I barely do anything wrong, he can say some really hurtful things to me..I know that it's not his intention to hurt me, but some of the things he says can stop me from living a happy life....

    • ANSWER:
      I am falling asleep but your post touched me and if you want to email me, I can send you more advice on alternative health for hiss problems which I studied 30 years,

      Know first that you cannot help him unless he is willing to help himself

      but what well truly help him are get him to watch this video about this man who reversed his diabetes in 3 days as well as cured colon cancer and losing over 200 pounds by following the phase one in gabriel cousen's books

      http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dave+the+raw+food+trucker&search_type=&aq=f

      Here are the books

      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=cousens+gABRIEL&x=0&y=0

      Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine

      and

      There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program

      a primarily, raw food (at least 85% raw which includes a few more things than only fruits and veggies--see book hallelujah diet for what) will likely also if he is on it awhile help with his back problems and depression as it rebuilds all one's organs..

      watch this and see if you can convince him to try it for 30 days to see what it does..that may convince him

      http://www.rawfor30days.com/

      offer to do it with him and help him make the food.

      Also read these testimonials (also a raw whole food vegan diet (85%raw) reversed diabetes in 3 days to 6 months.

      http://www.hacres.com/testimonies/testimonies.asp?strterm1=diabetes

      this diet and the save your life incurables program by Richard schulze (see curezone.com if you don't email me) will reverse all diseases. I had excellent results in the past myself

      back-hot and cold showers and herbdoc.com deep tissue repair oil or tiger balm or a##kisser buy little moon also chiropractor

      Have him also do colon cleansing or depression herbdoc.com intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 and take 3-5 mg of fish oil, reduce omega 6 fats and trans fats and increase omega 3 foods.

      I have some books I can recommend if you email me that if applied can help both the depression and the anger.

      take herbpharm avena licorice tincture to stop smoking. A friend with a 30 year habit quit with it and told me he had no cravings for at least 5 days.

      in addition to the raw food vegan diet which has reversed people's from strong glasses to perfect vision take dr richard schulze's incurables program and herbdoc.com eyewash formula, etc (email me for more I keep nodding off sorry It is 7 hours past bedtime.

      he can be well but only if he does the necessary work and completely changes his lifestyle.

      but if he doesn't blindness, loss of limb, kidney dialysis, loss of iq an confusion., neuropathy (numbness nerve damage, potential deafness and damage to every cell in the body can results and he will likely be one of the 75-80% of diabetics who die from this awaits his possible and likely future if he does not change course.,

      I know I was recently diagnosed with diabetes ..I also saw a boyfriend in his 40s die one year after diagnosis and lose some toes, have a major car wreck due to vision disturbances or blacking out and die from insulin shock

      saw two relatives go blind and another die of diabetic coma

      it is up to him if he wants to be well because he can be and many others in his shoes have

      But if he will not listen to you, you must not let his poor decisions take from you your smile.

      You are a good daughter. It seems your dad has self neglect and abuse down to a science. Maybe if you pray maybe dad will listen..I hope so as I saw what dialysis did to my mom who had 9 heart attacks in a year the last killing her in agony as she begged to die.

      She told me over 1/.2 the people at the dialysis canter were diabetics. dialysis increases ones chance for a heart attack up 30 times. She never had any prior heart problems. I hate to see anyone go down her path..sadly diabetes destroys every cell in the body and multiple areas, so his suffering could be even worst than hers.

      Rather than go that way, I have started exercising and eating a vegan whole food diet and made others chances..one is hard getting healthier but the other is harder still (getting sicker)

  24. QUESTION:
    detox drinks to cover up THC?
    i dont wanna go into details, but ill be getting drug tested soon. i know cleaning the THC out of my system probably wont work, but ive heard there are detox drinks to cover up the THC for a few hours. what is the best drink for that? dont wanna hear anyone telling me im stupid for smoking marijuana, ive heard that enough and obviously its not changing anything, so dont waste your time wasting mine. if anyone knows any good brands of drinks to cover up the THC, or better yet, something you know will clean it out, that would be greatly appreciated. already know to drink a bunch of water and exercise, but i want to be absolutely sure there wont be any detectable THC.
    its a urine test. thought most people would assume that.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok so there are many myths browsed around the web about beating the THC. You probably hear all those suggestions like drinking water, exercising, take vitamins and so on. Many people start drinking water several days before the test; which is useless. Water does not clean any metabolites out of your system because most of them are not water soluble. Water only dilutes urine temporarily. Do not over do it; you can get water intoxication. Diuretics make people urinate frequently. Coffee, cranberry juice, grapes, beer, iced tea and Pepsi are all good diuretics. But you may receive only temporarily and inadequate effect using only diuretics for cleanse your body. A high fiber diet will help by redirecting fat soluble metabolites to the colon rather than bladder. You can also try some detox, but usually they are expensive and do not work every time. I was on your place before one year. I smoke even more than you and then I found this perfect job for me. I pass all the interviews, but finally they told me that I will be drug tested after 7 days. I was screwed. I really didn’t want to lose this opportunity. I start searching the web, start drinking any kind of detox and after each try I home test myself and it was always positive. In 4 days I spend my one month salary only for detox product and nothing was good enough. After that I met a friend of mine who told me that he passed his drug test before two days using one site – drugtestfriend.com. So I went home and check them. They have a free phone for consultations, I called it and one guy explains me everything. I bought one very simple formula which ingredients I found in my local store. I did exactly what the consultant told me. Honestly I was very doubtful, but this was my last chance and I decide to take this risk. And I do passed. I was so thankful to that people. I recommended this site to my other friends and they pass all the test too – including hair test which is very difficult. If this test is important check this site I think they will help you too. Good luck


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Gallbladder Cleanse

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best colon cleanse out there?
    What's the best colon cleanse, liver cleanse, gallbladder cleanse, kidney cleanse, Candida cleanse lung cleanse? Is there a all in 1 type cleanse? Is it safe to do all these cleanses after one another?

    • ANSWER:
      Colon Clenz pills.
      Go to Hulda Clark's GB/Liver cleanse page. Google it.
      All Candida cleanses are good. Try a Chinese one.
      You can do all at the same time.

  2. QUESTION:
    What can I do about the gallstones I just found out I have?
    I went to the hospital because I had a painful gallstone attack. They say its on the neck of the gallbladder. I would like to know what foods I should eat and what I shouldn't eat? And how do I do a liver and gallbladder cleanse? Is it possible to dissolve the stones?

    • ANSWER:
      For the time being, avoid or minimize fatty foods like fried dishes, cheese, whole milk and butter.

      You CANNOT cleanse your gall bladder. Anyone telling you otherwise is trying to sell you a product or doesn't know about medicine.

      If you have an attack it is possible doctors will want to remove your gall bladder. The operation is performed laparascopically now and you leave the hospital the next day. Some people recover in a day. I needed 2-3 days recover due to other issues.

      Please consult your personal physician for qualified advice.

  3. QUESTION:
    What can I do about the gallstones I just found out I have?
    I went to the hospital because I had a painful gallstone attack. They say its on the neck of the gallbladder. I would like to know what foods I should eat and what I shouldn't eat? And how do I do a liver and gallbladder cleanse? Is it possible to dissolve the stones?

    • ANSWER:
      80% of gall stones are comprised of cholesterol. Reduce cholesterol intake, things like eggs, milk, beef, pork, poultry and shrimp. don't eliminate these things from your diet, just cut back on them. also, alcohol tends to upset the situation, so if you drink, quit.

      fiber helps cleanse the system, so eating more fruits and vegetables, while it might not completely fix the problem, will certainly help keep you from getting worse. prunes, grapes, strawberries, apricots, blueberries, oranges, broccoli, peas, beans (kidney, lima, green, whatever), and corn should all be a substantial portion of your diet. this will also make your bowel movements easier. also look for whole grain breads and pastas, brown rice, bran, cheerios, and anything else rich in fiber.

      *you should be careful of anything you read on the internet and consult your doctor, a nutritionist, or other qualified health care professional before changing your diet or taking any treatment*
      *IMPORTANT* call your doctor immediately if you notice yellowing of the skin, gums, or eyes, as this may be a sign of liver failure

  4. QUESTION:
    Can I do a gallbladder cleanse without fasting?
    I understand WHY you fast, but is it dangerous to not fast before hand? I just started having gallbladder pain, and want to try it but don't want to cause myself more problems. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      No its not dangerous to fast for one day. It actually helps your body relax your digestive system and begin the process of cleaning house. But it is highly recommended before any cleanse or fasting to alkalize your body. Consider taking the juice of carrots, beets and celery for at least a week (4 to 8 ounces) before any cleansing or fasting. This helps prevent "cleansing reactions" or that yucky feeling people sometimes people have at the beginning.

      When cleansing, your body utilizes essential minerals and electrolytes to bind with toxins and then flush them out of the body. But if you do not have reserves, your body will extract it from your body organs, bones and tissues. That is why some people sometimes feel things like joint pains, nausea, tiredness etc..when initially cleansing. There bodies are too acidic for cleansing and will start to extract these electrolytes. Although not really dangerous, but it can become uncomfortable

      For gallbladder detox and especially if you are having pain it is highly recommended to dissolve or break apart stones first before trying to do a flush first. This is especially true if it your first time. It helps avoid pain or discomfort and also having to do so many flushes to get only a few stones out. Many people I know have taken something called the Pulverexx Protocol for just that. It may even help you with the pain in the first few days. I left you a link on the forum where I heard about it. Curezone has much help in this arena

      TAKE CARE.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can I use lecithin as a gallbladder cleanse?
    I do not want to do the apple cleanse or the salt/lemon/olive oil cleanse.

    • ANSWER:
      Listen, that won't work. If you have a problem with your gall bladder, chances are you may have gall stones, a small blockage where the bile cannot fully excrete itself. If you're having pain, especially after you eat, then you need to see a Dr. Trust me, I was so stubborn and probably so stupid to boot, my Dr wanted me to have surgery. I had so much pain and swelling it was horrible. I wanted to be the "brave" one and ride it out. Yeah, sure, I ended rushed to the hospital because I was doubled over in pain. My husband put his foot down and said "no more..Something is going to be done whether you like it or not." So long story short, I had emergency surgery. My gall bladder was so inflamed that when the Dr took it out, it burst in his hands and he removed huge stones from it. Boy, this is a so called educated woman that I'm supposed to be was not so smart. So if you are having pain after eating and when your not eating... don't wait. Please don't rely on herbal treatments, They don't work. I tried them too. I hope you're not in pain because your question does not give a lot of information so I had to give you my experience. Today, if they have to do surgery at least you only have a laprocospy where only 3 tiny openings are done to remove it with a special instrument and you go home the next day. I had the big ugly incision that went almost all the way down from where the gall bladder is to my lower abdomen. OH, almost forgot, lemon is acidic, don't use it. Stay away from olls if you can and the worse thing you can do is use laxative to cleanse yourself. If you don't have pain now, you will And if you eat fried, greasy or spicy foods, your' gall bladder cannot do it's job with the bile if it's constircted or you have stones. So please, try to stay away from that type of food because it's not worth the consequences. OK. I really hope this is what you were looking for. Sorry for the narrative.. Be well and be blessed.

  6. QUESTION:
    What foods should you avoid if you have gallbladder pain?
    Twice in six months, I've had attacks of gallbladder pain which my chiropractor has treated successfully. Are there certain foods you would recommend avoiding to prevent future attacks? And secondly, are there foods which are comforting to a gallbladder? I know I need to avoid high fat foods, which seems to be my trigger. I definitely want to hold on to what is mine and avoid having a cholecystectomy! Any tricks to end the pain quickly when an attack does strike? Thanks so much for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      HI SweetIlene

      Here are some ideas to resolve your issue.

      Natural Cures

      Most gallbladder surgeries can be easily avoided through nutritional and natural intervention, with emphasis on identification, avoidance, and treatment of food allergies.

      Diet: Identify and avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive, especially eggs, milk and dairy products, gluten, wheat and dairy products. Also reduce your saturated and overall fat intake, keeping it below 20 percent of the total foods you eat, and eliminate all processed and hydrogenated fats. But do not cut fat completely, as this can actually increase your chances of developing gallstones. Monounsaturated fats (olive oil, coconut oil) are the best fats to include in your diet.

      Be sure to eat less, as well, since overeating places stress on the gallbladder. At the same time, be sure to eat breakfast, don`t skip meals, and eat a balanced and healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes and other vegetarian sources of protein. Increase your intake of dietary fiber to improve bowel movements, and avoid refined carbohydrates, which can cause gallstone formation. Overall, eat less animal foods, remove processed foods and move toward a whole foods vegetarian-oriented diet. If you are overweight, lose the weight, but slowly and sensibly.

      Good foods to include in your diet are black cherries, pears, beets (raw and cooked), fresh steamed and water sautéed greens such as beet tops collards, kale, plenty of steamed broccoli and cauliflower, snack on seasonal fruits, eat plain organic yogurt, as well as more raw foods in general.

      Gallbladder Flush: Flushing the gallbladder of stones is a common natural cure and practice of holistic physicians. It is quite easy.

      For six days do the following: Eat a whole foods diet with no animal products and no processed, refined foods. Eliminate all flour products, eat whole grains such as quinoa and brown rice. Limit dairy products to organic plain yogurt. Drink plenty of raw, fresh apple juice, and eat applesauce and organic apples as both meals and snacks. Eat fresh leafy green salads, steamed vegetables, tofu, tempeh, and vegetable soups.

      On the afternoon of the seventh day, have 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil mixed with 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice. Drink all at once and skip your evening meal. Go to bed early (no later than 10 p.m.), and sleep with your right knee tucked up to your side. In the morning, you should eliminate the gallstones, which will appear greenish yellow. Make sure your having regular bowel movements and if not be sure to do a colon cleanse first, before the GB flush. Six months to a year after your first gallbladder flush, you should repeat the process.

      The protocol just described is a very gentle non-invasive gallbladder flush. See Cleansing and Detoxification for a more advanced detailed protocol.

      Herbs: Combine the tinctures of wild yam, fringetree bark, milk thistle, and balmony in equal parts and take one teaspoon of this mixture three times a day. An infusion of chamomile or lemon balm can also be taken regularly throughout the day.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can help improve gallbladder health: carrot, beet, cucumber, radish, and fresh dandelion roots, with a clove of garlic; or grape, pear, grapefruit, and lemon.

      Lifestyle: Choose non-toxic cleaning supplies and personal body care products.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following supplements can help relieve gallbladder symptoms: digestive enzymes with each meal, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, choline, inositol, lipotrophic factors, alfalfa tablets, acidophilus, lecithin, and the amino acid, L-taurine. Peppermint oil sipped in water throughout the meal can also be helpful.

      Topical Treatment: Castor oil packs placed over the gallbladder can speed relief of symptoms.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating gallstones and gallbladder disorders: Acupuncture, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Neural Therapy, and Osteopathy

      Cause
      Toxins overloading into your system from chemicals, additives, processed and junk foods, as well as excessive saturated animal fat in the diet, contribute to gallbladder problems. If the liver becomes overloaded with excess saturated fats, the gallbladder gets stressed and inflamed. This excess of saturated fats become cholesterol deposits and when enough have formed, they crystallize with the bile to form gallstones.

      Women get gallstones four times as frequently as men, especially women over 40 years old who are fair-skinned, and overweight. Twenty percent of adults over 65 years of age get gallstones that create problems and pain. Over half a million surgeries are performed each year to remove gallbladders due to gallbladder disorders, the most common being gallstones. And this can be easily be avoided by cleansing the body of toxins.

      Constipation, food allergies (especially to milk products and eggs), digestive disorders (especially caused by a deficiency of hydrochloric acid), intestinal diseases, an excessively low-fiber diet, dental disturbances, parasites, rapid weight loss, and stress can all cause or contribute to gall stones and other gallbladder disorders. For lasting relief of symptoms, all of these factors must be addressed if they are present.

      Best of health to you

  7. QUESTION:
    How exactly is the Master Cleanse Fast supposed to get rid of gallstones?
    I've read that the Master Cleanse can get rid of gallstones. Does it do it by dissolving the stones? If not, then why don't the stones just pass by themselves...even WITHOUT the master cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      A kidney stone can be flushed because the stone may be in the urine stream. The force of the moving urine can force them out. The gallbladder does not work this way, there is no forceful flow of anything. When you eat a meal with fat, hormones signal the gallbladder to simply contract. This will empty the bile into the first part of the small intestine, through an orifice the diameter of a pencil lead. Stones will not leave the gallbladder, they can be the size of a shooting marble and some people have made jewelry out of them. So no flush will do anything only surgical procedures can remove them.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can anyone time me of any natural ways of healing my gallbladder?
    I recently had a couple of gallbladder attacks, and 28 yrs old. Other than meat and fried foods to stay away from. Can anyone tell me other do's and don'ts , about maintaining a healthy gallbladder? Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      My husband had gallbladder trouble recently too. I would recommend staying away from meat and fried foods like you said... but also avoid carbonated drinks, caffeine, and dairy. Your liver and gallbladder are like yin and yang, so look online for a good liver cleanse - there are many to choose from online, so look around and find one you like the sounds of... start out with a short one (one or two days) and make sure it is very thorough with the details, instructions and what to expect. My husband and I both did a cleanse we found online, and although it worked... it was horrible tasting and I don't think I would do it again, so look around.
      I do know that green apples and green pears are healthy for gallbladder, so eat as many of those as you can, and if you stay away from all the foods lists above, you should feel better. Eat as many fresh fruits and veggies as you can.
      Good luck to you!!

  9. QUESTION:
    Is it harder to lose weight once the gallbladder is removed?
    I had my gallbladder removed 4yrs ago, and my weight has ballooned. I gain weight so fast but difficult to lose.

    • ANSWER:
      the following diet plan is good for even heart patients so u can use it without any fear.(but its quite better that u consult ur doctor first)
      The below Diet plan is for 7 days
      DAY ONE:All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consists of all fruits you want. It is suggested
      you consume lost of watermelon and cantaloupe.
      DAY TWO: All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the new and
      cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the account or type. Avoid oil
      and coconut while cooking vegetables. Have large boiled potato for breakfast.
      DAY THREE: Any mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No
      bananas yet and no potatoes today.
      DAY FOUR: Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses
      of milk. You can also have I bowl of vegetables soup.
      DAY FIVE: Today is a feast day. You will eat 1 cup of rice. You also have to eat six whole tomatoes
      and drink 12 glasses of water today to cleanse your system of the excess uric acid you
      will be producing.
      DAY SIX: Today is another all vegetables day. You must eat 1 cup of rice today and eat all the
      vegetables you want cooked and uncooked to your hears content.
      DAY SEVEN: Today your food intake will consist of 1 cup rice, fruit juice and the vegetables you care to consume.
      TIPS:
      The most important element of the program is the 10 tall glasses of water a day. You can also flavour the water will some lemon to make the drink easier. While on the program, take only black coffee and never more than one teaspoon of oil. Preferably do not use oil because the high calorific content. No fruit juices before day seven.
      The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are encouraged to drink large quantities of this soup.
      23 oz water
      06 large onions
      02 green peppers
      03 whole tomatoes
      1 cabbage
      1 bunch celery add herbs and seasoning as desired.
      After 7 days you will be five to eight kgs. lighter than 1 week ago. If you desire further weight loss, repeat the program again. Repeat the program as often as you like, however, it is suggested that you rest for three days before every repetition

  10. QUESTION:
    What is your take on eating a cup of brown rice a day during the master cleanse?
    My dietitian told me to do the Master Cleanse for three days to jump start my diet and also said that it would be good to eat a cup of brown rice at night to help with blood sugar problems. I have looked for info on this all over the internet and haven't found that anybody else is concerned with this also. Your thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      I would get a new dietitian. Is this person a member of the American Dietetic Association?
      Our bodies contain the #1 tools essential to cleanse and detox. A liver and a pair of kidneys.
      The only and easiest way to cleanse and detox is to stop putting all the chemicals, additives and concentrates from a diet of processed and refined foods in our daily diet.
      Most drugs, alcohol, and food chemicals exit the body through normal processing and filtering by the liver and kidneys over a period of 3 to 4 days.
      A healthy diet of whole fresh foods is the key to "cleansing" and "detoxing".
      There is no miracle diet or product that will accelerate the process.
      Our bodies are designed starting with the teeth to consume whole solid foods. The stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, intestines, and colon are all designed to work with solid foods, not highly concentrated juices. That is why we have teeth instead of blender blades in our mouths.
      Both soluble and insoluble fiber are part of a healthy diet. Juicing substantially reduces the value and effectiveness of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber keeps the nutrients and toxic cellular waste dumped back into the lower small intestine moving through the digestive tract. This reduces the amount of time waste spends in the body and lowers toxicity.
      While juicing concentrates nutrients, it also concentrates natural sugars in fruits. Liquids are absorbed much quicker in the small intestines resulting in spiking of blood sugar and insulin levels in the blood.
      WIthout complex carbohydrates and large insoluble fibers in the digestive system to extend and slow the absorption process, insulin spikes occur too often. A simple example is giving a diabetic with low blood sugar a glass of juice. It enters the bloodstream quickly. Constant insulin spikes increase appetite stimulation. So you can end up drinking even more juice. The problem with any fast or cleanse is things will change when it ends.
      A healthy life diet of whole fresh foods including lean meats, eggs, fish, dairy, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables are the keys to health, proper weight, and overall wellness. Avoid as much processed and refined food as possible.
      Long I know but it is important to point out the change to a clean diet is the key yet we readily give the credit to the pill, potion, diet pill, detox, cleanse, or fad diet.
      Good luck and good health.

  11. QUESTION:
    How to cleanse the liver and/or Pancreas?
    Whats a good natural remedy to cleanse the liver and pancreas?

    • ANSWER:
      This page outlines the basic Liver Cleansing. This section contains eight pages of details related to the Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse. We hope you find this information useful.
      It is quite impossible to achieve complete health without having a clean body. If you want to build health and sustain it, the body must be made able to feed itself and remove its own wastes. This starts with a liver cleanse. When the liver is functioning it will clean the body at the cellular level provided that one eats good foods on a regular basis. At this point the food itself becomes a constant remedy. Eliminating the need for excessive supplementation.
      The Basic Ingredients needed for a successful Liver Gallbladder Cleanse or Flush:

      2-4 quarts of Organic Apple Juice
      6-12 fresh Organic Lemons
      A 16 ounce bottle of Extra virgin Olive oil, or Walnut oil which is much more palatable and just as effective.
      1 bottle of Digestorum or enough Paracelsus Elixir on hand to last for two or more weeks.
      http://www.amaluxherbal.com/liver%20cleanse.htm

  12. QUESTION:
    Where will my liver gallstones come out of when i do a liver cleanse?
    I have done a colon cleanse, currently on a parasite kill, then i will jump to a liver cleanse by Dr. Hulda Clark Ph.D., N.D.
    I have heard that it hurts when guys urine gallstones, can liver stones be eliminated by the urine or by stole?

    • ANSWER:
      Gallbladder and liver excretion is through the intestines, not the bladder.

      Go ahead and do the flushes, they're completely phony therapies anyway.

      Read up on Dr. Clark while you're at it.
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/clark.html

  13. QUESTION:
    Where will my liver gallstones come out of when i do a liver cleanse?
    I have done a colon cleanse, currently on a parasite kill, then i will jump to a liver cleanse by Dr. Hulda Clark Ph.D., N.D.
    I have heard that it hurts when guys urine gallstones, can liver stones be eliminated by the urine or by stole?

    • ANSWER:
      No, you cannot flush gallstones at all. Those are ingredients for a salad dressing.

      If it were that easy, don't you believe that American insurance companies would force patients to use that inexpensive cure instead of going through costly medical surgery? Guess what: there are no peer-reviewed medical studies to show the efficacy of gallstone flushing. It doesn't work!

      Cholecystectomy and ERCP are the only cures for gallstones. They are relatively safe and effective where called for. Some people can survive their entire lives with gallstones. It all depends upon your individual situation and diet.

      See a real medical professional for proper advice.

      I am a survivor of many medical procedures, including cholecycstectomy (gallbladder removal) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or ERCP for short.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholecystectomy
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERCP

  14. QUESTION:
    Does the gallbladder cleanse really work?
    I've been reading about the one that uses olive oil and lemon juice. Have you ever tried it? Did it work for you? Would you recommend it?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are looking for a cleanse, try a colonic irrigation.

  15. QUESTION:
    All Natural Liver and gallbladder cleanse question?
    i did a cleanse with olive oil..garlic..and grapefruit... about 200 pea size, green things came out but nothing as large as the photos i found from the cleanse recipe online.. what are those pea size green things? and do these homemade remedies really work? does anyone have any first hand experience with this? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      No they don't work, they don't do anything. They are a scam.

      The green things are not stones. Here is the explanation -

      From Quackwatch:
      They are "bile-stained "soaps" produced by partial saponification (soap formation) of the oil. A recent demonstration found that mixing equal volumes of oleic acid (the major component of olive oil) and lemon juice produced several semi-solid white balls after a small volume of potassium hydroxide solution was added. After air-drying at room temperature, these balls became quite solid and hard. When formed in the intestine, these objects absorb bile and become green."
      http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/flushes.html

      EDIT:
      Tony - your are attacking the person, not the argument. What exactly is scientifically wrong this explanation? And putting forward survey results from websites selling products is not a valid argument either. At best its anecdotal, at worse it's either totally biased or completely made up.

      If you don't like quackwatch, how about the Mayo Clinic?
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/gallbladder-cleanse/AN01283/METHOD=print

  16. QUESTION:
    How can gallstones be removed from a retracted gallbladder?
    My friend was diagnosed with a gallstones and advised to undergo surgery. Her gallbladder was found to be retracted. She tried doing the flush diet to remove the stones. Should she stop the diet and gor for surgery instead?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Temitz

      Not sure what diet shes trying, but the cleansing plan at herbdoc.com helped my uncle and his gallstones. He was cleared in 6 days and hasnt had an issue in almost 4 years.

      Remember if you dont change the diet and cleanse the sytstem (colon, liver, kidney cleanse) they will come back.

      Cause
      Toxins overloading into your system from chemicals, additives, processed and junk foods, as well as excessive saturated animal fat in the diet, contribute to gallbladder problems. If the liver becomes overloaded with excess saturated fats, the gallbladder gets stressed and inflamed. This excess of saturated fats become cholesterol deposits and when enough have formed, they crystallize with the bile to form gallstones.

      Women get gallstones four times as frequently as men, especially women over 40 years old who are fair-skinned, and overweight. Twenty percent of adults over 65 years of age get gallstones that create problems and pain. Over half a million surgeries are performed each year to remove gallbladders due to gallbladder disorders, the most common being gallstones.

      Constipation, food allergies (especially to milk products and eggs), digestive disorders (especially caused by a deficiency of hydrochloric acid), intestinal diseases, an excessively low-fiber diet, dental disturbances, parasites, rapid weight loss, and stress can all cause or contribute to gall stones and other gallbladder disorders. For lasting relief of symptoms, all of these factors must be addressed if they are present.

      Best of health to both of you

  17. QUESTION:
    Are surgeons able to perform gallbladder surgery on someone who is obese?
    My daughter (who is 23) needs her gallbladder removed. I'm wondering if it will go ok, because she is obese. Will they be able to do it as easily as if they were operating on someone who was fit?

    I'm worried for her, and would like to know.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes they can do it. Since she is young (23) the alternative is performing a liver cleanse. This is the most natural way to get rid of gallstones, passing the stones through her urine. This will then eliminate any risks of surgery.

  18. QUESTION:
    What should I eat When my gallbladder acts up?
    I have been having gallbladder problems for the past 8 months. It is now starting to act up again, I cant eat salty, greasy and spicy. I am on a med. called Nexium and every time i take it my gallbladder hurts ( really bad). What should I eat i can't eat nothing for the rest of my life until the summer. Oh, yeah I AM ONLY 13! pretty bad huh? They say i am healthy its just i got a bad gallbladder.

    • ANSWER:
      GOOD GOOD GOOD
      Beets
      Cucumbers
      Green beans - are NOT the same as dried
      Okra
      Sweet potatoes
      Avocados - a good way to get needed fats directly from food
      Vinegars all types
      Garlic and onions help with liver cleansing but not processed types like flakes or powder. But some people have trouble digesting them so pay attention
      Shallots
      Tomatoes - ripe
      cold water fish- salmon, trout
      Lemons (lemon juice in the morning with hot water helps to clean the liver)
      Grapes and fresh organic grape juice
      apples, berries, papaya, pears
      Omega 3 oils like flax or hemp. Use these with fresh lemon juice or vinegar on your salads. DO NOT COOK flax oil.

      Vegetable juices - Beet and cucumber are especially helpful to gallbladder You can add other green vegetables like tender baby greens, swiss chard, dandelion greens, beet greens, celery, carrots -- avoid the cabbage family)

      Avoid all fruit juices except organic grape juice and organic apple (self-juiced is best).

      All the vegetables listed above for juicing are good. Use baby mixed organic greens for salads and avoid the bitter greens for now.
      BAD BAD BAD
      Fiber such as found in fruits and vegetables and guar gum
      Eggs (Research showed that eggs caused symptoms in up to 95% of patients. Try substituting flax seed gel in recipes that require eggs for the "glue". That's 1 TBSP ground flax seed to 3 TBSP hot water. Let cool and add.)
      Pork
      Onions
      Fowl (turkey, chicken)
      Dairy (milk, cheese, cream)
      Gluten (wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, etc.)
      Corn
      Coffee
      Oranges, grapefruit
      Nuts
      Trans fats, Hydrogenated, partially-hydrogenated oils
      Margarine
      Fried Foods
      Saturated fats
      (even coconut oil until feeling better)
      Red meats
      Coffee, regular or decaf
      Spicy foods
      Chocolate
      Ice cream
      Black tea
      Alcohol, beer, wine, liqueur
      Fruit juice
      Carbonated water
      Tap water
      Turnips
      Cabbage, cauliflower
      Colas and all sodas
      Oats (for some people)

      Avoid all artificial sweeteners, sugar, preservatives, refined and bleached foods (like white flour)

      Avoid smoking if possible as it can exacerbate the symptoms.

      Avoid all possible food allergens.

  19. QUESTION:
    If I have gallstones should I get my gallbladder removed?
    I'm 18 weeks and 1 day pregnant and I have 2 gallstones, I have to go under surgery before or after birth, I don't want to gain 40 + pounds during this pregnancy just to not be able to lose it after the baby is born. I know that gallbladder removal usual results in extra weight gain or difficulty losing it. So, if I have 2 gallstones, should I get them removed or my gallbladder entirely?

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry you are dealing with gallstones during pregnancy. I hope you don't have any further attacks before the baby is born.

      There are times when it is necessary to get your gallbladder removed, but most of the time it is not. It sounds like you are familiar with some of the digestion complications. The surgery can really mess up the body's absorption of fats. Instead of your gallbladder storing bile for whenever it is needed, your liver constantly drips. So then when you need the bile, you get only a very tiny amount, and that causes all kinds of issues. You can work around this somewhat by taking bile salts with every meal. But obviously, having a gallbladder would be a much easier way to go.

      The good news is there are many ways to clear gallstones from your gallbladder and liver through natural means. The liver cleanse allows you to painlessly pass gallstones, but I believe you would have to wait to do that until you have had the baby.

      You can also eliminate stones with herbs, but again those might have to wait. For right now, adding apples to your diet will soften the stones for smooth passage. Some people painlessly pass stones just by eating a couple of apples a day. :

      Lecithin from eggs or in supplement form will dissolve stones over time. You can also increase your intake of legumes using Karen Hurd's protocol, and that will help you dissolve the stones over time as well.

      If you do happen to have a gallstone attack, you can relieve the pain with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar mixed with a little water. That usually works within a few minutes to an hour. If you are okay to take Epsom salt, 1 tablespoon mixed with some water will stop the pain also.

      If it is possible for you to see a natural medicine doctor, they might have other advice for you as well. But definitely try to keep your gallbladder if at all possible.

      I hope your gallbladder will remain calm and that your remaining pregnancy will go smooth. :-)

  20. QUESTION:
    how sore is it to get gallbladder removed?what were your symptoms?
    what pain did you suffer before getting your gallbladder removed? i feel as if someone had shoved a can of baked beans under my ribcage,is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Usually you will have pain and tenderness in the right upper quadrant, back pain between the shoulder blades, belching and gas, possibly diarrhea. Laproscopic surgery is not that difficult and will make you feel alot better. Try limiting the fat in your diet and the carbonated drinks. No spicey foods. These things irritate your gallbladder. You can do a liver/gallbladder cleansing that might help you also. Hope you're seeing a doctor.
      http://www.curezone.com/cleanse/liver/default.asp

  21. QUESTION:
    is the master cleanse better than a juice fast?
    My boyfriend wants to start a juice cleanse, I think the master cleanse is the better option. Which is healthier?

    • ANSWER:
      The master cleanse is a starvation diet that causes weight loss by emptying the entire digestive tract and glycogen stores. It will "cleanse" the body but only in the same way that we can cleanse by discontinuing poor lifestyle choices. You don't "detox" any quicker, just more dramatically.
      Our bodies contain the #1 tools essential to cleanse and detox. A liver and a pair of kidneys.
      The only and easiest way to cleanse and detox is to stop putting all the chemicals, additives and concentrates from a diet of processed and refined foods in our daily diet.
      Most drugs, alcohol, and food chemicals exit the body through normal processing and filtering by the liver and kidneys over a period of 3 to 4 days.
      A healthy diet of whole fresh foods is the key to "cleansing" and "detoxing".
      There is no miracle diet or product that will accelerate the process.
      Our bodies are designed starting with the teeth to consume whole solid foods. The stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, intestines, and colon are all designed to work with solid foods, not highly concentrated juices. That is why we have teeth instead of blender blades in our mouths.
      Both soluble and insoluble fiber are part of a healthy diet. Juicing substantially reduces the value and effectiveness of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber keeps the nutrients and toxic cellular waste dumped back into the lower small intestine moving through the digestive tract. This reduces the amount of time waste spends in the body and lowers toxicity.
      While juicing concentrates nutrients, it also concentrates natural sugars in fruits. Liquids are absorbed much quicker in the small intestines resulting in spiking of blood sugar and insulin levels in the blood. WIthout complex carbohydrates and large insoluble fibers in the digestive system to extend and slow the absorption process, insulin spikes occur too often. A simple example is giving a diabetic with low blood sugar a glass of juice. It enters the bloodstream quickly. Constant insulin spikes increase appetite stimulation. So you can end up drinking even more juice. The problem with any fast or cleanse is things will change when it ends.
      A healthy life diet of whole fresh foods including lean meats, eggs, fish, dairy, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables are the keys to health, proper weight, and overall wellness. Avoid as much processed and refined food as possible.
      Long I know but it is important to point out the change to a clean diet is the key yet we readily give the credit to the pill, potion, diet pill, detox, cleanse, or fad diet.
      If he is still going to do one or the other, at least he will be getting some nutrition from the juice fast.
      Good luck and good health.

  22. QUESTION:
    What exactly is Milk Thistle and do you recommend taking it?
    Recently,

    One of my friends told me about milk thistle and how it cleanses your liver from impurities? However, I read online that it is not approved by FDA, and then that if could be potentially harmful. I was wondering if anyone had anymore information on it or personal experiences while taking it?

    • ANSWER:
      Milk thistle, also known as carduus (or silbum) marianum, holy thistle, legalon, silybin, silymarin, among other names, is an herbal supplement which is often described as a liver detoxification remedy.

      It has reported uses for alcohol-induced liver disease, cancer prevention, gallbladder disease, chronic and acute hepatitis, high cholesterol, jaundice, Amanita phalloides mushroom toxicity, pleurisy, prostate cancer, and diseases of the spleen.

      It is not FDA approved for any indication and there is not substantial proof that it is effective for any of these uses. However, small studies (including my own unpublished/uncontrolled/unblinded trial in medical school) have shown that it may help to reduce symptoms of hangover, but not as much as water, sleep, and the occasional small dose of NSAIDs.

      Taking herbal remedies, or any medication for that matter, that are unproven and not extensively studied can have serious side-effects, especially in patients with co-existing medical conditions, taking other medications, or mixing them with drugs or alcohol (even for hangovers).

      This particular supplement is generally benign, but can cause GI upset, (severe or mild) allergic reactions, low blood sugar, impotence, rash, and joint pains.

      Medication interactions are common and caused by altered liver metabolism.

  23. QUESTION:
    Will my metabolism be negatively affected of I juice for a week?
    I have a juicer and recipes because it's something my mom wanted to try for a while and now I want to juice for a week to cleanse and drop unwanted bodyfat - paired with exercise of course. My concerns: will I mess up my metabolism? Will I lose muscle mass? Will it be beneficial to me?

    • ANSWER:
      Like diet pills, teas, and fad diets, juice fasting gets the credit for a simple change in diet.
      Our bodies contain the #1 tools essential to cleanse and detox. A liver and a pair of kidneys.
      The only and easiest way to cleanse and detox is to stop putting all the chemicals, additives and concentrates from a diet of processed and refined foods in our daily diet.
      Most drugs, alcohol, and food chemicals exit the body through normal processing and filtering by the liver and kidneys over a period of 3 to 4 days.
      A healthy diet of whole fresh foods is the key to "cleansing" and "detoxing".
      There is no miracle diet or product that will accelerate the process.
      Our bodies are designed starting with the teeth to consume whole solid foods. The stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, intestines, and colon are all designed to work with solid foods, not highly concentrated juices. That is why we have teeth instead of blender blades in our mouths.
      Both soluble and insoluble fiber are part of a healthy diet. Juicing substantially reduces the value and effectiveness of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber keeps the nutrients and toxic cellular waste dumped back into the lower small intestine moving through the digestive tract. This reduces the amount of time waste spends in the body and lowers toxicity.
      While juicing concentrates nutrients, it also concentrates natural sugars in fruits. Liquids are absorbed much quicker in the small intestines resulting in spiking of blood sugar and insulin levels in the blood.
      WIthout complex carbohydrates and large insoluble fibers in the digestive system to extend and slow the absorption process, insulin spikes occur too often. A simple example is giving a diabetic with low blood sugar a glass of juice. It enters the bloodstream quickly. Constant insulin spikes increase appetite stimulation. So you can end up drinking even more juice. The problem with any fast or cleanse is things will change when it ends.
      A healthy life diet of whole fresh foods including lean meats, eggs, fish, dairy, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables are the keys to health, proper weight, and overall wellness. Avoid as much processed and refined food as possible.
      Long I know but it is important to point out the change to a clean diet is the key yet we readily give the credit to the pill, potion, diet pill, detox, cleanse, or fad diet.
      Good luck and good health.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies to detox the body?
    I have been experiencing adbominal bloating and problems with my skin lately. I have taken laxatives and herbal teas and nothing seems to help the bloatness. I want to cleanse my body from the inside out.......and just don't know how to do it!

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxification

      Home Remedies

      The body tends to heal itself if given the right support. Fruit, vegetables and herbs are a gentle way to promote healing.

      Herbs used in Detoxification

      Dandelion
      Dandelion is held in high regard as a detoxifier. Dandelion stimulates the elimination of toxins from every cell in the body. It is often used in comprehensive treatments for the liver. Dandelion also increases bile production and stimulates its flow to the gallbladder. The polysaccharide insulin found in dandelion is said to have white blood cell and immune-boosting properties.

      Licorice Root
      Licorice Root is regarded as an important herb for treating kidney ailments and is also recommended for the liver and respiratory tract. Licorice Root's antioxidant, antiviral, and antibody-stimulating properties make it a liver protectant and detoxifier.

      Cascara Sagrada
      Cascara Sagrada supports healthy bowel function by acting as a mild laxative. This herb can also be helpful in the treatment of gallstones and liver ailments. It also increases secretions of the stomach, liver and pancreas and is a potent cleansing herb.

      Black Walnut Hulls
      Black Walnut Hulls are known to help remove parasites from the intestinal tract and facilitate the removal of toxic buildup and fatty materials.

      Milk Thistle
      Milk thistle is best known as a liver tonic. The active ingredient is silymarin, which is reputed to repair liver damage due to alcohol, drugs (over-the-counter, prescription, and illicit), hepatitis, and exposure to toxins. In Germany, physicians are so impressed with the liver-protecting effects of milk thistle that they routinely prescribe this herb to patients with liver disorders. Milk thistle also strengthens and protects the liver in otherwise healthy people.

      Fruit and vegetable juices assist in detoxification.
      Fruit and vegetable juices are the cleansers, energizers, builders, and regenerators of the human system. A combination of either fresh, raw fruit or vegetable juices will supply all the enzymes, vitamins, minerals, protein and fats critical to increased vitality! By adding live juices to one's diet as a daily routine, many have experienced a rejuvenating effect and healing of various illnesses such as cancer, leukemia, arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, skin infections, liver disorders, alcoholism and smoking. Supplying the body with easily-absorbed nutrients, while the body is cleansing itself in the fasting state, avoids the dangers of total abstinence associated with water fasting. Be confident that this method is both safe and beneficial.

      Grapes: There are between 40 and 50 different varieties of grapes that come in a rainbow of greens, whites, reds and purples. Grapes fill the mouth with an explosion of delicious flavors. Grapes are an excellent source of potassium, which encourage an alkaline blood balance and also stimulate the kidneys and regulate heartbeat. The restorative power of grapes is phenomenal, cleansing the liver and removing the uric acid from the body. In France, many people go on a grape fast during harvest time. Studies have shown a lower incidence of cancer in the areas of France where this grape fast is practiced yearly.

      Asparagus: Available in early spring. It can be expensive due to the difficulty in cultivating. Its claim to fame is the amino acid aspargagine that is destroyed by cooking. Aspargagine is a strong diuretic, stimulating the kidneys. Asparagus is a great blood cleanser and excellent for healthy bowel maintenance.

      Parsley: Ancient civilizations have used parsley in medications and in poultices on wounds, boils, cysts and to draw the pus out of an infected cut. Parsley is one of the highest sources of life-giving chlorophyll, which acts like iron to oxidize the blood. Chlorophyll will help neutralize the strong odor of garlic, and is used in chewing gum to sweeten breath. It is a cleanser of the kidneys, liver, and urinary tract. Parsley is effective for upset stomachs by stimulating digestive enzymes. Excellent for the colon by encouraging the peristaltic wave in the intestines.

      Spinach: Never cook spinach. Oxalic acid is destroyed when heat transforms it into oxalic acid crystals that are harmful to the kidneys. It also binds to iron, making it unabsorbable.

      Sweet Potatoes
      Besides being a yummy source of beta-carotene, sweet potatoes and yams have an unusual health side effect: they can remove heavy metals from the body. In fact, doctors in the Soviet Union have prescribed a diet that's heavy on the spuds for factory workers continually exposed to toxic chemicals.

      Sweet potatoes contain something called "phytochelatins". This helps them bind to harmful substances like copper, cadmium, mercury and lead which most of us are exposed to on a regular basis from air pollution. The phytochelatins help pass these toxins out of the body."

      Cranberry Juice
      A powerful healing tonic filled with quinine, which changes to hippuric acid in the liver. Hippuric acid is able to assist in the removal of purines, uric acid, urea and toxic build-up in the prostate gland, testicles, kidneys and bladder.

  25. QUESTION:
    what are some cheaper cleansing juices i could buy?
    i want to do a juice cleansing, but i the one i found on this website is VERY exspensive. Does anyone know where i could buy the juices for cheaper?

    • ANSWER:
      Like diet pills, teas, and fad diets, juice fasting gets the credit for a simple change in diet.
      Our bodies contain the #1 tools essential to cleanse and detox. A liver and a pair of kidneys.
      The only and easiest way to cleanse and detox is to stop putting all the chemicals, additives and concentrates from a diet of processed and refined foods in our daily diet.
      Most drugs, alcohol, and food chemicals exit the body through normal processing and filtering by the liver and kidneys over a period of 3 to 4 days.
      A healthy diet of whole fresh foods is the key to "cleansing" and "detoxing".
      There is no miracle diet or product that will accelerate the process.
      Our bodies are designed starting with the teeth to consume whole solid foods. The stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, intestines, and colon are all designed to work with solid foods, not highly concentrated juices. That is why we have teeth instead of blender blades in our mouths.
      Both soluble and insoluble fiber are part of a healthy diet. Juicing substantially reduces the value and effectiveness of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber keeps the nutrients and toxic cellular waste dumped back into the lower small intestine moving through the digestive tract. This reduces the amount of time that waste spends in the body and lowers toxicity.
      While juicing concentrates nutrients, it also concentrates natural sugars in fruits. Liquids are absorbed much quicker in the small intestines resulting in spiking of blood sugar and insulin levels in the blood.
      WIthout complex carbohydrates and large insoluble fibers in the digestive system to extend and slow the absorption process, insulin spikes occur too often. A simple example is giving a diabetic with low blood sugar a glass of juice. It enters the bloodstream quickly. Constant insulin spikes increase appetite stimulation. So you can end up drinking even more juice. The problem with any fast or cleanse is things will change when it ends.
      A healthy life diet of whole fresh foods including lean meats, eggs, fish, dairy, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables are the keys to health, proper weight, and overall wellness. Avoid as much processed and refined food as possible.
      Long I know but it is important to point out the change to a clean diet is the key yet we readily give the credit to the pill, potion, diet pill, detox, cleanse, or fad diet.
      Good luck and good health.

  26. QUESTION:
    Should i do a colon cleanse before a whole body detox/cleanse?
    I've heard that a colon cleanse was necessary if your trying to get healthier. I've heard about a cellular cleanse, total body cleanse, toxin removals and a colon cleanse. Which is the.best and where can I find out better info on all these.

    • ANSWER:
      Do the colon cleanse first, it will be easier to do the whole body cleanse. Also consider a Gallbladder/liver cleanse and candida cleanse.
      It's easy to do these and you can find the steps on line for the GB cleanse. Google Hulda Clark. She has the best one.

  27. QUESTION:
    Has anyone HERE ever done the Liver Cleanse & Does it really work?
    Hi,

    Has anyone here ever done a Liver Cleanse(by ingesting olive oil & lemon juice)? If so. What happened & did you benefit from it?

    Also can you guide me to a safe guidelines on the net for doing this?

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I did the liver cleanse 5 times in 4 years. I have a very "lazy" gallbladder. I used to have migraines every other day, or one week in a row, tinnitus, and not to mention I was scheduled for surgery(gallbladder).After the first cleanse I felt awesome, and I got rid all of those symptoms. Make sure you take acidophilus for at least one week after this procedure. It balance the friendly bacteria, and make your digestive tract function better.
      http://home.bluegrass.net/~jclark/liver_cleanse.htm

  28. QUESTION:
    is a master cleanse good for someone who has had gallbladder removed?
    i have have my gallblader removed for about 2 years now and i have gained sooo much weight.I want to try the master cleanse but dont know if is the best thing need help or even other suggestions on how to cleanse my body and loose this weight.

    • ANSWER:
      Gallbladder removals have become very common place because of two reasons: 1) using more sophisticated medical tools have allowed easy removal that takes a surgeon about 1/2 hour to do the entire operation; 2) Doctors are either lazy or have figured out it's more profitable to take the organ out than to treat the root cause and it creates a patient for life.

      99% of all gallbladder operations are unnecessary. Since you have yours out, you can now know that your fat digestion is in trouble. Your liver should be producing about 1-1/2 quarts of bile each day, but most likely is producing about 1/3 of that. By removing the gallbladder, you did not fix the root cause that created the gallbladder issue in the first place and that has not gone away. Instead, you have traded one problem for another.

      A colon cleanse can be good or bad, but should have nothing to do with not having a gallbladder, except that you are getting a constant flow of bile into your small intestine that was not designed to happen. Bile is a sanitizer and is dumped into the intestines on a regular basis to provide some sanitation. Because you are NOT digesting your fats very well now, you have some toxic build up of those fats. By the way, you have probably noticed by now that you are getting more wrinkles than other people your age due to the gallbladder removal.

      The liver produces the most bile between about 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, so this is the best time for you to eat foods with fat in them. In order for fats to be broken down by the body the Lipase enzyme is produced in the Pancreas to do this. However the Lipase enzyme is a WATER SOLUBLE enzyme and bile needs to emulsify the fats into a watery substance before the Lipase enzyme can break them down into fatty acids and glycerol in the small intestines. Since you have a small steady drip of bile into this area, many of the fats will not get digested as a result. There are two fats, however that do not require bile to break them down and those are Coconut Oil and Butter. These are medium chain fatty acids that digest just fine without bile. You can eat lots of that anytime and not have problems digesting them.

      There is a product called Lemonine that if you put a few drops of that on your food will help you break down the fats like bile does, but will not have the same sanitation properties of bile.

      I ALWAYS advise people to do liver/gallbladder flushes to remove stones and clean those organs long before any discussions of surgery is even suggested. This process is far less complicated, less dangerous, and works to create a healthy gallbladder and liver rather than the "MAKE BELIEVE HEALTH" you get with surgery and drugs.

      EDIT: Gallbladder & liver cleanses can be used on people without gallbladders because the duct is still there and will be having the same problems as the gallbladder did unless you fixed the gallbladder problem root cause. Removing the gallbladder does not fix the original problem, only make it so you don't feel pain while deteriorating.

      good luck to you

  29. QUESTION:
    How to clear fat from the liver?
    My doctor says my live is packed with fat which is due to a medication I was taking for many years. She put me on Milk Thistle to help cleanse it but I am wondering what else I can do to clear the fat from my liver. Are their certain foods or vitamines i can take with what I am taking that can help?

    • ANSWER:
      Ways to Clean your Liver
      Turmeric, an antioxidant, and choline and inositol (both in soya lecithin) added to the diet can aid fat metabolism. Boldo tea strengthens the gallbladder, silymarin strengthens the liver along with other herbs like dandelion. The most important mineral is magnesium - and 40 per cent of Americans were found, in research, to be deficient in magnesium. You can find out more in our nutritionals section. Magnesium is found in a variety of whole foods from nuts to grains. It is also the mineral in Epsom Salts.

  30. QUESTION:
    What works better for gallbladder pain- ice or heat- heat doesn't work well?
    My doctor and I thought it was a urine infection but now I think it's my gallbladder because I feel the annoying discomfort

    At first I thought it was my reflux because my reflux can cause bloating etc...
    and then I felt a sensation to pee after I did so I thought it was a urine infection.
    My dr ruled out that it was reflux but something aggrivating my reflux so I have to have my urine tested today.

    But when I roll in bed it feels like my gallbladder is going to roll right out (i wish!!!)

    and I see that gallbladder problems can cause these symptoms. I am waiting for my dr to call back so we can discuss this.

    But on to my question I have been using a heating pad but it doesn't seem to be doing the trick. would ice be better?

    • ANSWER:
      Why not try a colon cleanse that also cleans out the gallbladder liver etc...

      Try the "drink" and "meds" GI drs have you take before a colonoscopy. it does clean out everything

      meralax, ducolax and lots of gatorade or some drink because you will lose lots of fluids and do not want to dehydrate. the pain will subside when you clean out the gallbladder

      edit: sorry forgot to add that ice or heat depends on the individual and since the heat isn't working use the ice

  31. QUESTION:
    Does anybody Know how to do a real liver cleanse ?
    I had my gallbladder removed about 2 months ago. I really would like to do a liver cleanse or diet. I want something effective, that will not harm me in any way. If anyone could help I would be very thank full .

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a "liver cleanse." The body is excellent at keeping itself clean on the inside.

      Drink a glass of water, and be thankful that some people take science classes and know that such cleansing is nonsense.

  32. QUESTION:
    Should I do a Liver Cleanse if my Gallbladder has been removed?
    I read a book and I think my stalled weight loss despite Lap Band surgery, low calorie, lots of exercise and small portions could be due to fatty liver. Want to cleanse it. Have read Fat Flush diet and Ultra Metabolism. Don't want to get sick though. Can I do a cleanse if I have no gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      You really can't cleanse the liver and you can't flush fat from it. Where does this stuff come from? Isn't this the 21st century? Shouldn't folks be better informed than to believe this nonsense?

  33. QUESTION:
    Does juice fasting cleanse the liver as well as the colon?
    will it get rid of any stones in the gallbladder? anyone know?

    • ANSWER:
      neither, and no it won't get rid of gallstones either. The only proven treatment for gallstones is to remove the gallbladder. If any medicine or non-surgical treatment actually worked, doctors would be prescribing it rather than sending patients to the surgeon.

      "cleansing" and "detoxifying" are bogus AltMed concepts that have no scientific basis. They are only linguistically related to the actual medical procedure of chelation therapy...used to treat heavy metal poisoning...which is not to be confused with Alt Med chelation therapy...which does nothing. But you see how people could get confused

  34. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to relieve pain from a gall stone attack, or do I just suffer?
    I have been to the E.R. twice in one week, found out i have gallstones and have scheduled an appointment for my gallbladder to be removed BUT surgery is not until dec.4th. If I should have another attack how can I relive the pain? or anything that I should do at home to prevent further attacks?

    • ANSWER:
      I and many of my friends have done all natural gall bladder cleanses, they will flush out the colon and you can see them in the toilet bowl. Removing the gall bladder will not solve the problem, it is just an expensive K-K surgery. Gall stones are fatty like substances that FIRST build up in your liver, then they spill over into the gall bladder, they are almost always a result of a very fatty diet with little fiber and little water. They build up over time and can be various sizes. Google " recipe for flushing gallstones" you will see that many people have done this and it is successful, you will see recipes that work. It just takes a couple of days and about . It is a natural detox procedure that you can repeat several times until you no longer see the stones coming out. Most people that have the gall bladder removed will still have the same symptoms reappear within 1-3 years because the problem is with the DIET and they still have gall stones in the liver. I would encourage you to take responsibility for your own health, be proactive and do some research before you go through with this needless surgery.

  35. QUESTION:
    Should I do a Liver Cleanse if my Gallbladder has been removed?
    I read a book and I think my stalled weight loss despite Lap Band surgery, low calorie, lots of exercise and small portions could be due to fatty liver. Want to cleanse it. Have read Fat Flush diet and Ultra Metabolism. Don't want to get sick though. Can I do a cleanse if I have no gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, there are several total-body cleanses available at your local health food store. Most are safe, effective, and gentle. Ask the clerks which one they would recommend for you.

  36. QUESTION:
    does a liquid diet help you lose wait or just cleanse your body?
    i want to do i liquid diest for about a week or until i lose 6 kilos/15 pounds, i was wondering does it help you lose weight or does it just cleanses your body also does anyone know good recipes?? thanks
    also does the weight stay of or will it come back?

    • ANSWER:
      Like diet pills, teas, and fad diets, juice fasting gets the credit for a simple change in diet.
      Our bodies contain the #1 tools essential to cleanse and detox. A liver and a pair of kidneys.
      The only and easiest way to cleanse and detox is to stop putting all the chemicals, additives and concentrates from a diet of processed and refined foods in our daily diet.
      Most drugs, alcohol, and food chemicals exit the body through normal processing and filtering by the liver and kidneys over a period of 3 to 4 days.
      A healthy diet of whole fresh foods is the key to "cleansing" and "detoxing".
      There is no miracle diet or product that will accelerate the process.
      Our bodies are designed starting with the teeth to consume whole solid foods. The stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, intestines, and colon are all designed to work with solid foods, not highly concentrated juices. That is why we have teeth instead of blender blades in our mouths.
      Both soluble and insoluble fiber are part of a healthy diet. Juicing substantially reduces the value and effectiveness of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber keeps the nutrients and toxic cellular waste dumped back into the lower small intestine moving through the digestive tract. This reduces the amount of time waste spends in the body and lowers toxicity.
      While juicing concentrates nutrients, it also concentrates natural sugars in fruits. Liquids are absorbed much quicker in the small intestines resulting in spiking of blood sugar and insulin levels in the blood.
      WIthout complex carbohydrates and large insoluble fibers in the digestive system to extend and slow the absorption process, insulin spikes occur too often. A simple example is giving a diabetic with low blood sugar a glass of juice. It enters the bloodstream quickly. Constant insulin spikes increase appetite stimulation. So you can end up drinking even more juice. The problem with any fast or cleanse is things will change when it ends.
      A healthy life diet of whole fresh foods including lean meats, eggs, fish, dairy, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables are the keys to health, proper weight, and overall wellness. Avoid as much processed and refined food as possible.
      Long I know but it is important to point out the change to a clean diet is the key yet we readily give the credit to the pill, potion, diet pill, detox, cleanse, or fad diet.
      Good luck and good health.

  37. QUESTION:
    any pill i can take to dissolve gallstones?
    i was recently told that i have gallstones, but they are not that advanced (to the point that my gallbladder is also affected) is there a way i can take a pill to dissolve them some how? thanks you!

    • ANSWER:
      Me, and members from my family , did this procedure, with Epsom salt and olive oil and we had "surgery "without knife!!!! There is no such pill to dissolve the gallstone, it will dissolve your . liver as well. Go to google, Liver cleanse. you will find everything you need to know and in the same time ,you will learn a lot about your body,and the decision will be yours.

  38. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever heard of a liver cleansing that you can do at home?
    Did you try it, and do you think it really worked?

    I was reading about this, and you're supposed to drink a lot of apple juice for 6 days and then drink water mixed with epsom salts and then another drink with grapefruit right before you sleep, then one more drink with epsom salt in the morning. Anyone heard of this? Anyone do it and can you tell me what you thought?
    This supposedly releases all of the gall stones that have accumulated in the liver. You poop them out after drinking all of this stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, yes, yes...I have done approx. 10

      A great place to talk to others and learn about it and post questions during your liver/gallbladder cleanse is the Liver Flush Forum at www.curezone.com. You're never alone in what you are experiencing...

      Good docs support this. The ones who would prefer to have your $$$$ for surgery to cut the BG out, NEVER will encourage you! Another example...loads of people take the stones to their docs/have analyzed by labs...the docs who are against anything that takes money out of their pockets will deny they are gallstones...but ER docs and those who see these stones all the time KNOW they are gallstones.

      I am getting ready to start them again this weekend actually...I prefer the Coke Flush (look under recipes at the top of CZ Liver Flush Support page)...get loads more out with that one and it's not as nasty to choke down.

      The goal is to get stones....if you are really congested, you will get what we call 'sand' or 'chaff' and it looks like cornmeal (broken stones)....if you are MASSIVELY congested... you will only get colored water for a flush or two.

      GOOD LUCK!! :)

  39. QUESTION:
    How much work will I miss from having my gallbladder removed?
    I work at Pepsi as a route driver, I hand unload and deliver on average 600 cases of product everyday, this also including merchandising product at some stores, it's a very labor intensive job. My short term disability pay is only 0 a week .. So how much work can I expect to miss?

    • ANSWER:
      Expect to miss 1 to 2 weeks if you are having laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. If it is open surgery then expect 4 to 6 weeks. You will not be able to lift, push or pull anything heavier than a gallon of milk for at least 4 weeks to make sure everything is properly healed inside. I just had my gallbladder removed via laparoscopic 4 days ago and I am just barley able to walk around comfortably, We don't really realize it but we use our stomach muscle for almost everything we do.

      A little tip for you that they didn't let me know for recovering after surgery.
      on the day of surgery take a little pillow to hold against your stomach as a stint as you get in and out of the car, bed, start to walk around or go to the restroom this will be your best friend. :)
      As well you may want to have a cleansing bottle that holds water in it for when you go to the restroom as you will not want to bend over or move very much after surgery.
      Those two things I had to figure out on my own :)
      Take your time you will start to feel better and want to do more but the most important thing is not to lift anything until your completely healed or you will cause more harm than good.
      Best wishes and you will be back to work in no time.

  40. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to cure gallbladder stone?
    Although it is still small....... but I want to get rid of it. Thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox cleansing is the best way. There are many ways to do this. However, if you are doing it for the first time, it is best that you seek the help of a natural health practitioner.

      You can also get some free research information here http://www.detox-cleansing-diet.com

  41. QUESTION:
    I'm having my gallbladder out on 2/3. Is a BRAT diet the best thing for the first days afterwards?
    BRAT is an acronym for bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. Is this the best thing to eat while my liver adjusts its bile output to the loss of the gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      To be honest I am not sure, I did read a while back about a cleanse that removed the gall stones naturally. I know it might be too late for you but some of the reviews were amazing. It's hard to find natural remedies as people selling stuff will be at the front of the search engine results.

      Take a look you might see some good results and be able to avoid surgery, some of the people who have tried it have left great testimonials. It details how to do the cleanse with apples olive oil & lemon.

      Dr Lewis found that 99% of the people who did his gall bladder cleanse had gall stones.

      Dr Lewis' method removes gall stones:

      * Easily
      * Painlessly
      * Virtually for free
      * Usually overnight

      PLUS you get to keep your gall bladder, which is essential to keep your body at peak health!

      The ONLY ingredients you need are virgin olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

      There are some optional ingredients: Prior to the cleanse, apple, carrot, orange or grapefruit juice for a brief fast. During the cleanse, some V8 juice or pineapple juice.

      Following the cleanse he strongly recommends vitamin c, methionince, choline, inositol and lecithin be added to your daily supplements.

      Good luck

  42. QUESTION:
    Is a dime sized gallstone a large stone?
    Question sums it up, but I have multiple gallstones with the dime size being the largest.

    I am having gallbladder attacks and know surgery will be coming soon...but is this a large stone or could it possibly go back to not being problematic?

    • ANSWER:
      A dime-size stone is definitely large when you consider the size of the bile ducts. I'm so sorry you are going through this. Gallbladder attacks are the worst. I have been there, done that.

      There are natural ways to dissolve and painlessly pass gallstones if you are interested, through liver cleansing and other means. Gallbladder removal often leads to problems digesting food in the future, which can mean poor absorption of healthy fats and health complications that come from that. To properly absorb these fats, you need to supplement with bile salts after every meal. Just not a great way to go. Some people have diarrhea and nausea to the point where it is hard to eat.

      I know a lot of doctors suggest gallbladder removal as something safe and no big deal, but I would highly recommend you read up on the procedure before you do it.

      I hope you find relief soon.

  43. QUESTION:
    I have been suffering from Gall-stones for 11 years! How can I deal with my gallbladder?
    There are many gall-stones (dia.>1cm) in my ballbladder. Recently it has got painful more often than before. Some professional doctors suggested me to do surgery operation to cut it off, while others proposed a conservative medical cure.
    Maybe I can find some good suggestions from u? Thank u!

    • ANSWER:
      Try a gallbladder cleanse.
      It will get rid of the stones.

      Gallbladder cleanse
      http://www.curezone.com/cleanse/liver/default.asp
      http://www.curezone.com/cleanse/liver/huldas_recipe.asp

  44. QUESTION:
    Still have pain and get sick after gallbladder removal surgery?
    I had my gallbladder removed over 2 years ago. Didnt have gallstones it just quit working. I'm still having pain in that area and i get really sick after i eat sometimes symptoms include...nausea, bloating, just overall upset stomach. Anyone else have this problem or know anything about this?
    Thanks. I'm pretty sure my diet is the reason. I hate to have to give up some of these foods but if it means feeling better then so be it. Thanks for the list its very helpful

    • ANSWER:
      Have you changed your diet since having your gallbladder removed? Here is a GALLBLADDER DIET:
      HELPFUL FOODS
      Beets
      Cucumbers
      Green beans - are NOT the same as dried
      Okra
      Sweet potatoes
      Avocados - a good way to get needed fats directly from food
      Vinegars all types
      Garlic and onions help with liver cleansing but not processed types like flakes or powder. But some people have trouble digesting them so pay attention
      Shallots
      Tomatoes - ripe
      cold water fish
      Lemons (lemon juice in the morning with hot water helps to clean the liver)
      Grapes and fresh organic grape juice
      apples, berries, papaya, pears
      Omega 3 oils like flax or hemp. Use these with fresh lemon juice or vinegar on your salads. DO NOT COOK flax oil.

      Vegetable juices - Beet and cucumber are especially helpful to gallbladder You can add other green vegetables like tender baby greens, swiss chard, dandelion greens, beet greens, celery, carrots -- avoid the cabbage family)

      Avoid all fruit juices except organic grape juice and organic apple (self-juiced is best).

      All the vegetables listed above for juicing are good. Use baby mixed organic greens for salads and avoid the bitter greens for now.

      Fiber such as found in fruits and vegetables and guar gum

      FOODS TO AVOID:
      Eggs, pork, onion, fowl, milk, coffee, oranges, grapefruit, corn, beans, nuts, in that order.
      Trans fats
      Hydrogenated, partially-hydrogenated oils
      Margarine
      Fried Foods
      Saturated fats
      (even coconut oil until feeling better)
      Red meats
      Dairy products
      Eggs (Research showed that eggs caused symptoms in up to 95% of patients. However, in my clinical experience soft-boiled or poached with no fat added seems to be okay. Perhaps this is due to the lecithin content that is present in the raw or close to raw egg.)

      Coffee, regular or decaf
      Chocolate
      Ice cream
      Black tea
      Alcohol, beer, wine, liqueur
      Fruit juice
      Carbonated water
      Tap water
      Raddishes and turnips
      Cabbage, cauliflower
      Colas and all sodas
      Oats (for some people)
      Wheat
      Barley
      Rye (although the sour German ryes seem to be less troublesome)
      All legumes (beans) as they tend to increase the cholesterol in the bile.

      Avoid all artificial sweeteners, sugar, preservatives, refined and bleached foods (like white flour)

      Many steamed greens like collard, mustard and kale, also brussel sprouts and broccoli seem to be a problem for some people. Greens (and especially kale and brussel sprouts) are used by the liver to detoxify. It may be necessary to avoid these until you have done some work with the products and flushes as well as diet. Your goal should get to the point where these foods do not cause distress, as they actually target the root of the problem. http://gallbladderattack.com/gallbladderdiet.shtml#gallbladderdiet

      I hope this information helps! Check out the links on the Yahoo search below:

  45. QUESTION:
    Question about removing gauze after gallbladder surgery?
    When is it safe to remove the gauze from the belly button area after gallbladder surgery? The surgeon told me that the bandages would fall off naturally in the shower (which they did) but not sure if the gauze is supposed to be removed or left in? Its been almost 5 days since surgery. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The gauze needs to be removed... 5 days is way too long for it to be there, especially since you are showering (it has gotten wet, I'm sure... now the gauze is a breeding place for bacteria!) The steri strips ("bandages") fell off pretty easily, I'm sure... but I would moisten the gauze as much as possible (so you don't disrupt the tissue that is healing around it)... you may have to gently tug areas out, but try to be careful. I would then gently cleanse the area with gentle soap and water and thorougly dry it. Then, leave it be for a while... watch for redness, irritation, drainage (especially yellow/green) or foul odor- or fever, pain at the site. If you see any of these, call the doctor! If not, still call the surgeon on Monday (your follow-up is probably two weeks from sx date, right?) and let the office know what happened, they may want to see you sooner or give you further instructions.

  46. QUESTION:
    I had a ultrasound of my gallbladder i dont have stones or wall thickening but i have stabbing pain?
    in the upper right quadrant and the doctors report said i should signs of positive murphy's sign? what is that? and will i need surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, I could be a little off on this but I think it's the sludge build up in your gallbladder. If you drink alcohol, STOP. If you eat deep fried food, STOP! If I were you I would go on a cleansing diet, no fatty food what so ever!
      Good Luck

  47. QUESTION:
    Could someone please tell me how to begin a liquid diet cleanse?
    How often should I have a liquid meal and how long should I remain on the liquid diet?

    • ANSWER:
      i used kefir for liquid cleanse from time to time

      I find my energy is not compromised, and while I definitely detox the symptoms are not as severe.
      I use only aged kefir (at least two days in the fridge) that no longer smells yeasty.
      Some of the things I have noticed after/during a fast are:

      suppression of candida symptms
      mild flushing of liver/gallbladder
      cleansing of the bowel
      improved digestion

      I have never felt well while fasting. Even worse when trying a juice cleanse. This fast with kefir seems to be perfect for me

  48. QUESTION:
    Does saliva begin the digestion of protein?
    I know it begins digesting starches into sugars, and also starts breaking down fats, but does its begin digesting protein?

    The Question is:
    Which of the following is NOT a function of saliva?
    a. cleanses mouth and teeth
    b. dissolves chemicals necessary to tasting food
    c. helps form food into bolus
    d. begins digestion of protein
    e. all are functions of saliva

    I'm stuck between d and e ... any help?

    • ANSWER:
      The answer is D.
      and you are incorrect, salivary amylase (aka saliva) breaks down ONLY carbohydrates!
      Protein isn't broken down until the stomach and that is because of pepsin and hydrochloric acid!!
      AND FATS! are not broken down until the small intestine and they are only broken down because lipase is secreted from the pancreas and bile is secreted from the liver&gallbladder!!
      This is very important to remember!!!

  49. QUESTION:
    How do you clean a gallbladder, liver, and colon ?
    I have high readings in these areas.

    • ANSWER:
      FIBER CLEANSE!

  50. QUESTION:
    I have a 2.5cm gallstone. Can I safely do a gallstone flush when my gallstone is this big?
    I have been having really bad gallstone attacks (hours and hours of pain and vomiting) and am seeing the doctor this week after my U/S showed a big gallstone. I'm sure she'll say I need to have the gallbladder removed and would like to avoid this. However I don't want to do a flush if the gallstone gets stuck somewhere else and causes more pain or damage. Anyone had a similar experience or can offer any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      2.5 cm is one inch. That's pretty large. This guy claims to have done it, though: http://www.itwillpass.com/health_liver_3c_cleanse_claude_lewis.shtml


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Causes of Liver Problem

The Mayo Clinic define the liver as "an organ about the size of a football that sits just under your rib cage on the accurate side of your abdomen."

The liver is like a filter: it helps digest food by filtering out bad chemicals and matter from the food we eat.

It is a vital part of our digestive system, and one of the most important organs in our body.

However, the liver is also prone to damage. There are many causes of damage to liver, from chemical to disease.

Symptoms of Liver Problem

1. Feel tired and uninhibited when you wake up
2. Energy levels fluctuate throughout the day, with your tiredness becoming worse around mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon
3. Difficulty losing weight
4. Frequent headaches
5. Bad breath, digestive problems, bloating, gas, dyspepsia
6. Allergies and intolerances to foods that are deterioration as time goes on
7. Reactions to many chemicals counting cleaning products, petrol, paint, perfumes, bleaches, etc.

Treatment of Liver Problem

Treatment depends on the type and period of the cirrhosis. Its aim is to stop the progress of the cirrhosis, reverse (to whatever extent possible) the damage that has already occurred, and treating complications that are disable or life-threatening.

The treatment of fatty liver is correlated to the cause. It is imperative to remember that simple fatty liver may not have need of treatment.

The benefit of weight loss, dietary fat constraint, and exercise in obese patients is inconsistent.

Reducing or eliminating alcohol use can improve fatty liver due to alcohol toxicity.

Home Remedies for Liver Problem

Wash 3-4 leaves of sacred fig (Ficus religiosa). Mash them with sugar candy and mix it in 250 mg of water, drink twice a day after sieving the combination. This is a very good home remedy for liver care.

Decrease fat intake by 20-30 grams per day as in liver hurt, bile secretion and digestion is affected that hinders the fat absorption.

Liver cirrhosis treatment - Take one teaspoonful of glucose in one cup of water thrice a day in the morning, day and night.

Take juice of 2 oranges empty stomach for 5-7 days.

Take 50 grams of white radish leaves and stem, add darling candy in it and drink it every morning with empty stomach. This is a very easy and one of the effective home remedies for liver care.

Daily intake of a pinch of roast alum with buttermilk twice or thrice daily is very helpful in liver spoil treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I clean out my liver and keep it clean for dieting?
    I want to loose weight to get thinner and be able to wear a size 3 in pants, don't ask why. But I hear that too loose weight, you have to first get healthy and have a clean liver. So how can I clean out my liver and keep it clean after that so I can loose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      idk about the liver, but to lose weight (in fat) you have to burn more than you eat. simple as that, i doubt a clean liver will make significant weight loss. don't be lazy and workout if you really want that size three.

  2. QUESTION:
    How Can I lose Weight Fast and Naturally?
    Since the summers coming up and I am getting a bit chunky I really need to lose some weight. Are there some things that will naturally get rid of the weight? Also I saw this thing that said since your liver gets rid of fat, it is nearly impossible to lose weight if your liver isn't healthy. Are there any tips on cleaning my liver?

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the required levels of Protein, Carbs, and Fat for a Rottweiler?
    I have 2 rotties--a one year old, and a 6 (almost 7, newly adopted) year old. They are both males.
    I feed them Blue Buffalo's Life Protection (dry), the puppy formula. The protein, fat, and carbs are the following:
    Protein- 27%
    Fat-16%
    Carbs-50% (err..I am not sure if this is good or bad as i have read tons of mixed opinions--but I dont think this is good either.)

    Since I am planning to switch off to a new dry food, I was wondering what are the recommended or required levels in the three (Protein/Carbs/Fat) for a rottweiler. I've looked off of different sites, but I haven't got any real answer.

    I also asked for the levels of puppies, adults, and senior rottweilers because eventually my rotties will grow, and I want to be prepared for when they do. Both are still in their puppy stage, as rotties tend to mature slower.
    I also want to know the levels because I want prevent health problems--ESPECIALLY hip problems.
    I am open to all answers. Thanks!
    ADD; I know Blue Buffalo IS a high quality pet food here in the US--but there are still other dry foods that the same brand makes, and alongside other high quality brands as well.

    Also, is 50% carbs too much?

    • ANSWER:
      Considering dogs have zero requirements for carbs, 50% is a lot. Dogs do not properly process carbs, starches, grains, plant matter, etc. I can't tell you the right exact amount of protein, and fat for dogs because despite what your vet says, or anyone else, they don't truly know what is exactly "balanced" for a dog. These figures are according to pet food corporations trying to maximize their spending and keeping dogs alive- some do okay on kibble and other do not. If you want to find balance with protein, fat and all the vitamins and minerals your puppies need to grow evenly and healthy, then feed them the prey model diet. It mimics what the grey wolf would eat and considering dogs share 98.8% mitochondria DNA with wolves and share the same digestive tract, it makes sense to feed what nature designed them to eat.

      Prey model raw is 80% muscle meat, 10% edible bone and 10% secreting organs with 5% being liver. Puppies on raw grow more evenly. Dogs on raw don't need a dental cleaning because their teeth are always pearly white. They are healthier because their organs are not working over time to process all that processed kibble. They have much smaller poop because they utilize all their food and even then it often just crumbles away after a couple days. Prey model raw fed dogs are muscular because they are shearing and pulling at their food. Raw fed dogs don't have that raunchy doggy breath. Raw fed dogs are usually pretty shinny and parasite/flea issues are pretty minimal. It's really unheard for raw fed dogs to have allergies, pancreatic issues, and cancers like kibble fed dogs.

      If you want more info and a email support group of hundreds of thousands of raw feeders to help you with starting raw, then the below links are very helpful...

      http://www.thewholedog.org/artcarnivores.html
      http://rawfed.com/myths/changed.html
      http://rawfeddogs.org/rawguide.html
      http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/rawfeeding/

      ETA: You can feed raw for cheaper than most kibble and if you are resourceful you can feed it for next to nothing. I place ads on Craigslist and get free meat from hunters and farmers and people just looking to clear out their deep freezer. I never pay for dog food and I'm feeding a heck of lot better food than Blue Buffalo. I don't know why people think it's the wonder food. It's still processed and still full of filler/carbs, albeit less than O'l Roy or Purina.

  4. QUESTION:
    How long can you live needing a liver transplant?
    Brother overdosed and now needs a liver transplant. First will they give him one since it was a drug overdose and how long can he live without a new one.

    • ANSWER:
      That my friend will depend upon how much of his liver is still functional. A person can live with about 60% of his liver gone, but it is a very big organ and responsible for cleaning 3 pints of blood per minute. The liver controls the amount of cholesterol a person needs in his body, makes all the steroid hormones, and makes bile to keep the colon clean and emulsify fats so the enzyme lipase can break the fats down to be digested, and many other functions. It's amazing to me how anyone can destroy their health and ultimately their life by doing things like drugs.

      good luck to you

  5. QUESTION:
    What can I do to improve the health of my liver?
    I had an ultrasound of the abdomen today and they said I have a slightly fatty liver.

    I don't drink alcohol nor do I smoke. What are some things I can do to reverse this?

    • ANSWER:
      Fatty infiltration of the liver can be cause by different things.
      You eliminated the alcohol one...others are weight gain,
      high cholesterol/triglyceride levels, diabetes, insulin
      resistance, metabolic disorders, hereditary conditions,
      certain medication like steriods and others.

      Depending on the cause, if the cause can be stopped,
      the liver cells may heal and the problem will be reversed.
      You see, the liver is surrounded by a membrane capsule...
      the added fat inside the liver causes increased pressure
      on the liver cells. This can damage the liver cells. If this
      happens, then the immune system of the body will respond
      to this and cause even more pressure inside the liver by
      inflammation developing in there...this lead to the liver
      enlarging in size. (which can be seen on an Ct scan or
      ultrasound test).

      This then goes from simple fatty liver disease, which is
      what you may have, to Steatohepatitis. Steato means
      fat, hepat means liver, and itis means inflammation.
      In your case, since it isn't an alcohol problem...this
      would be called NASH or non alcoholic steatohepatitis.

      If you need to lose weight, then a diet similar to this may
      help:
      Fresh fruits and vegetables (no canned...wash well before
      eatting as many people handle these items in the stores)
      Poultry, like chicken or turkey...it is best to remove the skin
      from..this helps reduce cholesterol
      Use good oils like olive oil instead of solid or high trans fat
      ones.
      Choose lean cuts of meat...fish like salmon is good.
      However, avoid any types of shellfish as people who have
      liver problems are more prone to get a hepatitis virus from
      them if they were from unclean waters.
      You want to stay as well as possible, so wash hands often.
      Avoid shaking hands with others. Use purell in between times.
      Avoid open salad/food bars that people can cough or sneeze
      into. Use disinfectant wipes to clean shopping cart handles
      (which I see now that some stores provide these), telephones,
      tv controllers, door knobs, bathroom fixtures, etc.
      You don't want to become sick and have your body weaker
      and take additional medication. Medication go through the
      liver first, to be broken down before going to the rest of
      the body. Therefore, it is very important not to take any
      medications that are not approved of or prescribed by
      your doctor (this include over the counter, herbs, vitamins,
      minerals, supplements)...Some drugs are harder on the
      liver than others and some drugs can interact with
      medications the doctor may give you.

      I'm giving you links on fatty liver disease, so that you
      can read more about it...I hope this will be of some
      help to you...just click on them:
      http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060601/1961.html
      http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/fatty-liver.html
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_liver
      http://www.gastro.com/Gastro/liverdisease/fatty_liver.aspx
      http://www.medicinenet.com/fatty_liver/article.htm

      There are different diets for those who have diabetes,
      have high cholesterol/triglycerides level, or have metabolic
      problems. It would be best to ask the doctor to refer
      you to a dietitian or give you guidelines to follow.
      Avoid all prepackaged foods, food with high preservatives,
      and fast foods.

      Best wishes to you.

  6. QUESTION:
    Anyone know exactly how abusing alcohol shuts down your liver?
    I have to do a project on the liver, and I know that drinking too much alcohol can harm it. Anyone know exactly what happens?

    • ANSWER:
      Some people can drink alcohol all their lives
      and never have a problem. Other are so
      sensitive to it, that just mild drinking can cause
      a problem.

      Alcohol is considered a drug. Almost all drugs
      are metabolized through the liver to be
      broken down before going to the rest of the
      body. The liver also handles toxins and tries
      to convert these toxins into a non toxic form
      to be disposed of by the body in the urine.

      The liver takes alcohol and tries to convert
      it into acetaldehyde. Most of the time,
      with just a slight amount of consumption...
      it can do this. However, when there is
      an high consumption, it cannot do this well.
      Some of the alcohol doesn't get converted
      because the liver isn't able to handle that
      amount and then both the alcohol that
      isn't change and the acetaldehyde, made
      from some of it being changed, can become
      a toxin to the liver cells and cause damage
      to them. Usually, it starts out as fat build
      up inside the cells...then as it progresses
      the cells do become damaged. When this
      happens, the immune system responds to
      this damage and tries to clean up the area
      and help the area to heal. This causes
      inflammation to develop in the area then.
      If the inflammation is treated and the
      alcohol is stopped in time, then the liver
      cells may heal. However, if this is not
      done...the inflammation will lead to the death
      of the liver cells and the forming of
      scar tissue (fibrosis) inside the liver. This
      is then a disease known as Cirrhosis.
      The scar tissue blocks the flow of blood
      through the liver on it way back to the heart,
      and it also blocks the flow of blood to the
      other cells of the liver and then they lack
      the oxygen and nourishment...and they
      die also. It is a progressive disease that
      the doctors can only try to slow down.

      Here is a article that explains what happens
      as you drink alcohol and what takes place
      as it goes through the body.
      http://www.amsa.org/resource/natlinit/alcohol.cfm

      Alcohol is one of the drugs that can cross the
      blood brain barrier very easily. The blood
      brain barrier usually blocks out things so
      that the brain isn't injured or affected. Most
      drugs cannot go pass this: street drugs,
      Alcohol, depressants, and some chemicals can.

      Hope this information has been of help to you.

      If you want more studies on what alcohol can
      do. Taking the drug: acetaminophen
      (over the counter pain medication) with
      alcohol...can cause immediate damage to
      the liver cells. There are other drugs taken
      with alcohol that this happens with also.
      You might want to look that up on the internet
      also.

      If you are really interested in finding out what
      happens to a patient with cirrhosis of the
      liver caused by alcohol...here is a site
      that will explain the Liver Transplant process.
      It might be a wake up call to all those who
      "abuse" this drug. A Liver Transplant can
      cost over 0,000...that is a low estimate...
      the anti rejections drugs are very expensive,
      and they have to be taken the rest of their
      life. Also, they will be stuck with the medical
      profession the rest of their life. There is
      no turning back once they are diagnosed
      with cirrhosis of the liver. There are no
      guarantees that they will be placed on the
      transplant list after a long evaluation process
      of much testing and seeing different doctors.
      It used to be that a patient had to be free
      of alcohol for a period of 6 months before
      they would even be considered placement
      on this list...now they are taking it on a case
      by case basis. If cirrhosis advances fast,
      many die before even being placed on the
      list because of this. There is no guarantee that
      an organ will be available for them when they
      are suppose to be transplanted or that the
      organ will work once placed inside of them or
      that it won't go into rejection after the operation
      is over.
      http://www.surgery.usc.edu/divisions/hep/patientguide/index.html

      I hope you do well on your project...

  7. QUESTION:
    Can anyone provide me simple and effective colon & liver cleanse recipe please?
    Hi there,
    I am thinking to do a liver cleanse 1st time in my 24 years of my life.After reading a lot of articles,I have learnt that it it is ideal to perform a colon cleanse before doing a liver cleanse.I am hoping that it will be help me in lose weight and also help me with my acne problems.I would really appreciate it if anyone have a simple and effective homemade recipe.Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body detox system known to man.
      And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      A healthy diet will also help the acne.
      Good luck and good health.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to dry clean clothes without a dry clean symbol?
    Is it okay to dry clean clothes without a dry clean symbol?

    • ANSWER:
      Why would you want to?

      The dominant chemical used by the dry-cleaning industry to clean our garments is perchloroethylene which is also known as PERC and tetrachloroethylene. PERC is a colorless, nonflammable liquid. The largest user of PERC is the dry cleaning industry. It accounts for 80% to 85% of all dry cleaning fluid used. According to an OPPT chemical fact sheet prepared by the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics of US Environmental Protection Agency (August 1994): “PERC does not occur naturally but is produced in large amounts by 3 US companies. Exposure to perchloroethylene can occur in the workplace or in the environment following releases to air, water, land, or groundwater. Exposure can also occur when people:
      - use products containing PERC
      - spend time in dry cleaning facilities that use PERC
      - live above or adjacent to these dry cleaning facilities, or
      - bring dry cleaned garments into their home.

      PERC enters the body when breathed in with contaminated air or when consumed with contaminated food or water. It is less likely to be absorbed through skin contact. Once in the body PERC can remain, stored in fat tissue.”

      Short term exposure to PERC causes neurological, kidney and liver damage. Long term exposure can cause spontaneous abortions and leukemia (Information from the US Environmental Protection Act http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/hlthef/tet-ethy.html). PERC has also been found in the breast milk of nursing mothers at concentrations higher than those found in the blood. This is important and bears repeating because once PERC is in the body it can remain, stored in fat tissue. When those fats are broken down for nursing mothers to feed their babies, the PERC found in those tissues is fed directly from the mother into the baby. We can be exposed to PERC as easily as through the air we breathe and the water we drink. PERC is dangerous to our environment, to animals, to adults and to children.

      If you can wash the clothes in your machine, I strongly recommend cleaning them that way. If you're concerned about the wear and tear on your clothes, wash using the cold water setting and hang to air dry.

      -

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you cleanse you liver and keep it clean?
    I read that consuming certain foods can cause a buildup called "fatty liver" and that when you have this is slows down you fat burning metabolism. So I want to know how to make sure your liver is clean, which foods to eat and which to avoid etc.
    I do work out daily, and I eat healthy most of the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Going to quote you real fast:

      "I read that consuming certain foods can cause a buildup called "fatty liver" and that when you have this is slows down you fat burning metabolism."

      It's actually far more complicated than that. I'm not going to go into everything here, but there are plenty of ways people burden their livers and destroy their organs -- much of the time willingly.

      To "cleanse the liver," there's only two things you can do:

      1: Stop burdening the liver.
      --- Typically this step involves doing >less.< Eat less, for example. Suck in less car exhaust, drink less cola, wash your hands less, shower less, etc. There are too many things to talk about here, so I'll just leave you with that and move on.

      2: Resupply your liver with what it needs.
      --- This step can be a huge problem for people, because there's so much misleading information out there. In fact, most of that misleading information has "clinical trial" stamped to it and is therefor approved by the government and the masses.
      --- But whatever -- they'll do what they want. I'll tell you the truth: In some way, you need to get just about every basal element into your body, all in different amounts. Magnesium, for example -- or zinc, or molybdenum, or hydrogen, or strontium.
      --- The liver needs many different materials to make tools with. If it can't make its tools, it can't repair itself or deal with the load its obligated to take on. You can cleanse you heart out with herbs and water and all sorts of things, but your liver will never be healthy without the elements it needs. This goes for the entire body.

      So, start researching, but lookout for the liars. Apparently you want to lose weight, which is fine, but be more concerned about your body as an organism. Go on a fast using pure, filtered water or deep-ground well water (get it analyzed), and remineralize it with dark sea salt ("dark" meaning the darkest in color you can find), sea water, or concentrated sea water (w/ or w/o sodium removed). Doing just that, you can expect to healthily lose five to twenty pounds a week, depending of course on how much weight there is to lose and what your body's condition is at the time.

      Hope this helped.

      EDIT: "Cleanse your heart out" was meant figuratively.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to clear fatty liver from fat?
    I have fatty liver.How I can clear my liver from fat?Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Assuming you have a vegetable juicer you can if you wish, Use dandelion. If fresh clean dandelion grows in your area that you can pick, pick it. If not see if you can buy it in the supermarket. Buy carrots, put some down the juicer shoot pushing in the dandelion with the carrot. You want this to be mostly carrot juice because dandelion is extremely strong and a little bit of it is very powerful in cleaning and healing. There are other preparations you can get made of other things.
      Consult The American Botanical Pharmacy 1-800-HERB-Doc (437-2362)

  11. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy and manageable way to detox?
    I recently decided to make a lifestyle change and instead of eating whatever I want I'm sticking to lean proteins or low fat dairy, a few servings of whole grains (high in fiber), some fruits, and lots of vegetables. I used to smoke pot everyday and cigarettes here and there so I feel like DETOXING wouldn't hurt.

    Does anyone know simple tricks to a painless detox? I've read things online like "ONLY EAT TOMATOES" but that is not practical for me! Thank you!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxification should ideally begin in the mind. The first step towards full body todex should be your decision to start fresh and with a clean slate.

      Generic diets for detoxification are good, but may not stimulate the liver, lungs or the kidneys as much as one would like. Over time, by introducing supplements, herbs and other substances (which are usually organ specific) that will amplify your body's ability to process out the excessive level of toxins, a full body detox can restore systemic balance. Of course, herbs are foods too and provide one with vitamins, minerals and enzymes for excellent nutrition. Herbs are powerful, because they may be combined together to fortify those herbs that aid specific organs.

      Dandelion and Fennel are just two herbs that have been used throughout history to cleanse and aid body detoxification, rejuvenate liver functioning, and kick-start the body back to life! Pelargonium reniforme is another ingredient that also works on promoting optimal liver functioning and supporting the body's natural ability to break down and eliminate fat for a natural detoxification.

      While herbs may be taken at any time, they are best for detoxification purposes when they are used with a good diet also. It does not make any sense to take herbs to cleanse the liver if the bowels are clogged with junk or refined foods, since the liver dumps its toxins into the bowels. And while detoxification diets are effective by themselves, they may be reinforced and speeded up with herbs, which stimulate the eliminative organs.

      Detoxification diets help the body to eliminate toxins in many ways. First, natural vegetarian diets include the fiber needed for stimulating good bowel eliminate. They also contain the proper amounts of vitamins that feed and nourish the bowels and the liver, as well as other eliminative organs. They also include a valuable source of enzymes since most vegetarian diets are eaten raw. The elimination of meat from the diet for a short period enhances detoxification because meat is so difficult to digest and requires many enzymes for its digestion. Therefore, vegetarian diets are cleansing diets and aid the body in elimination of toxins.

      Get details on these if you wish from here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/d/detoxification.htm

  12. QUESTION:
    Do you have any ideas for a romantic dinner for two?
    I would like to cook something romantic for my new boyfriend. I am on a low fat diet, so something low fat please. He does not eat food that tastes like it is low fat. I am also not a very good cook. So if you know something simple with few ingredients it would be appreciated.
    Thanks for the ideas. My boyfriend is excited to try. I will put the question to the vote.

    • ANSWER:
      Bake a whole chicken....its simple and you could eat skinless meat which would be lower fat, while he could be satisfied with a nice hunk of chicken with skin on....Buy a 5lb. roaster chicken, clean it, take out the neck and gizzard, heart and liver (usually wrapped up in a package inside the chicken) salt and pepper or lemon pepper or squeeze a fresh lemon over the bird, put the lemon inside the cavity....Or make some stove top chicken stuffing (In the bird recipe is on the box) and use it to stuff the chicken...bake for about 2-2 1/2 hours to get it well done; You can buy some good quality chicken gravy from the food store, they're decent and easy; heat that up and serve. Add some sort of veggie that you both like....those steam in veggie bags are quick easy and taste good...you can add butter on his and eat yours plain (for low fat); or a nice green salad.....Make brownies for desert and maybe add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on to the brownies...(Add some slivered almonds and some shredded coconut to the brownie mix and you have wonderful almond joy brownies...very very good!!)

  13. QUESTION:
    where can i buy a pill or something to clear THC out of my system?
    i have 10days to get clean and i need some pill or something that will clear it out of my system... does anyone know where i can buy a pill ? what type of stores i should go to and ask them if they have it? and just a question does green tea help to get it out my system?

    • ANSWER:
      There are numerous determining factors for how long drug toxins stay in a persons body which vary from person to person, such as the analytical method used, your health, your body weight, metabolism, fluid intake, the type of drug toxin, and the degree of exposure to the drug toxin.

      Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, one of nearly 400 chemicals in a hemp plant, accounts for most of marijuana's psychoactive, or mind-altering, effects. The strength of the drug is determined by the amount of THC it contains which varies from plant to plant. Marijuana stays in your system for different amounts of time depending on how often you smoke it, how much you smoke, and the makeup of the individual (weight/height/etc). If you smoke it occasionally it will remain in your system for up to 10 days. If you smoke marijuana on a regular basis it will stay in your system for as long as 30 days. Marijuana is fat soluble. It stores in the fat cells of the body, the brain, the liver, the kidneys, in other words the major organs.

      Drug testing has become commonplace for many new job applications, random testing in the workplace, and may be a requirement of various other situations. Various drug tests and testing equipment are used to ensure the elimination of drugs has occurred and that your system is clear. Prior to any drug test it is beneficial to use detox products to eliminate any drug residue that may be in your system. This will allow you to beat a drug test.

      It is imperative to have a natural and effective solution for the elimination of drugs from the body. Though elimination of usage is the most effective alternative, there are various products available that will detox the body and eliminate drug traces from the body. These products are designed for quick removal of drug toxins so that you may pass a drug test.

      Some things found on amazon can help you: the better is they are inexpensive. give it a try

      Test-Pass Maximum Strength Detox Drink Wild Cherry

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BR9JLM?ie=UTF8&tag=pick06-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001BR9JLM"

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  14. QUESTION:
    How to loose weight gained by thyroid problem? And also how to clean fatty liver?
    need to loose weight ( problems which the patient has--thyroids- fatty liver & bad cholesterol). Kindly suggest cut in food habits and lifestyle. patient doesn't drink alcohol.Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Yes ! Ajay

      Natural treatment is really good to get rid off extra body fat without getting any kind of side-effects.

      I suggest Arogyam Pure Herbs Weight Loss Kit , which i used & i lost almost 12kg in few months without doing dieting or exercises.

  15. QUESTION:
    How can I successfully lose 30 pounds by the new year?
    I'm 187 and 5'7. With 19% body fat. I'm pretty muscular but I have a lot of fat around my thighs, butt, chest and belly. But the rest of my body is really good. I'm a male btw and i'm 16 almost 17 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. ALEXANDER LIFE EXTENSION HEALTH DIET:

      Designed after much research to: 1. Promote Health, a high energy level, vitality, endurance. 2. Help you look and feel younger and live longer. 3. Help prevent atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and resultant degenerative diseases of old age, CANCER, gout, heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, diabetes, osteoporosis.

      Diet composition - Very low fat, low protein, high fiber, high carbohydrate (starch).

      1. Dietary fat from all sources is your #1 health enemy. Fat clogs the arteries to your vital organs (heart, brain, kidneys, liver, pancreas) preventing their functioning properly. Eat no more than 10% of dietary calories as fat.

      Dietary fat causes: (Both animal fats (cholesterol) and vegetable fats) - 1. - Coronary artery disease (heart attacks) 2. - Many CANCERs (colon, breast, ovary, uterus, prostate and others) 3. - Strokes, high blood pressure

      2. Dietary protein is needed in small amounts to rebuild your body as you wear it out daily. Dietary protein is a poor energy source. Excess causes leaching of calcium and other minerals in the bones, causing osteoporosis (thinning of bones). Eat no more than 15% of dietary calories as protein.

      3. Complex carbohydrate (starch). Complex sugars burn slow (best food). #1 energy source, pure energy, buns clean in body. Only CO2 and H2O as waste product of digestion. Does not stress vital organs during digestion. Provides vim, vigor, vitality and energy for daily living and working. Eat 75-80% of your dietary calories as complex carbohydrate (starches). Eat carbohydrates when you are hungry and don't worry about weight, it is used up for your energy needs.

      Prime sources of complex carbohydrates are: fruit, vegetables, grains, pastas, breads, potatoes, beans, peas, cereal, oatmeal and rice.

      Calories per gram: Fat --- 9; Protein ---4; Carbohydrates ---4

      Exercise -- Walk three miles per day or build up to this.

      Eat optimal ideal diet for maintenance of good health:

      EAT LIBERALLY
      Fruits (except coconut), vegetables (except avocado), grains, rice, oatmeal, cream of wheat, shredded wheat, grape-nuts, nutri-grain, puffed rice, wheat millet, non-fat breads (tzizel, pita, pumpernickel, bagels), beans, peas, potatoes (Irish and sweet boiled or baked), salads (non-fat dressings), pastas, whole grains, spaghetti, macaroni.

      EAT MODERATELY
      Skim milk, meat (broiled, baked or boiled), fish (best), chicken (skinned white meat), 3 ounces a day.

      EAT SPARINGLY OR NOT AT ALL
      All fried foods, all fats, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, sugar, honey, syrups, caffeine, salt, cheese, eggs, butter, oleo margarine, olives, coconut, red meat (beef once a week), no PORK.
      In order to avoid weight loss, eat more potatoes, pasta, breads, rice, oatmeal and fruit.

      IDEAL DIET TO LOSE WEIGHT

      EAT LIBERALLY
      Vegetables, (raw or cooked except avocados), beans, peas, salads (non-fat dressings), vegetable soup without fat.

      EAT MODERATELY
      Potatoes, grains, rice, oatmeal, cream of wheat, skim milk, shredded wheat, grape-nuts, nutri-grain flakes, non-fat breads (tzizel, pita, pumpernickel, bagels), pastas, whole grain spaghetti, macaroni, fruits (no coconut), fish (broiled or baked), chicken (skinned white meat).

      EAT SPARINGLY OR NOT AT ALL (HIGH IN CALORIES)
      All fried foods, all fats, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, sugar, honey, syrups, caffeine, salt, cheese, eggs, butter, oleo, olives, avocado, coconut, red meats (beef one time per week), no PORK."

      NO SODA POP: The epitome of nutritional bankruptcy. This includes all the soft drinks, carbonated or not, sugar sweetened or artificially sweetened. If you are desperate for something sweet, you're better off having fruit juice.

      I convinced my mother and a sister to try the diet above. My mother lost 18lbs in a month. My sister lost 12lbs in a month. You’ll drop down to your body’s natural weight and size over time.

      Also watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

  16. QUESTION:
    Does French food taste good in your opinion?
    I'm going to a French cuisine this weekend. I like different kinds of food but not snail or liver kinda stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      I ate escargot (snails) once in a fancy restaurant. Out of curiosity, but I was surprised.
      The snail do not end up like some slimy things, more like rubbery, like chewing gum, a little harder in texture, that you can actually swallow and the whole dish is not even about the snails but about the sauce and the bread. If you don’t like the idea of swallowing a snail, just discard it, missing out on the protein (thinking that it was a waste of life, poor creature, not fast enough to run away) as it’s ALL about the sauce (taste like my idea of a Heavenly sauce) and the bread (good French bread from France, not the American idea of imitation baguettes).
      Once you’re done with your snail dish, your plate (a special plate with 6 holes to nest the snail and sauce) looks like clean and you still want to lick it.

      For the liver…depends if you’re talking about super expensive “foie gras” (fat liver), smooth and cool, I think it’s the highest calorie food on the planet Earth…but you don’t learn to make those in French cooking classes.

      Calf liver, on the other hand, you can learn how to cook. Beware of beef liver (adult animals) in the US (in France, beef liver is cheap and a treat for cats/dogs on Sunday…they eat it raw).
      Calf liver is expensive but in the US, you have to make sure it was raised for human consumption, so it should be expensive (no antibiotics, no growth hormones, free range and raised under the mother) like from Omaha steaks so once you can get pass your “I’m eating the liver of a cute baby cow!” it is absolutely delicious…again, nothing slimy, just firm, but tender unless you cooked it too long, like more than a few minutes on each side, and then it becomes rubbery and hard to chew. You can make a slit in the center if you’re not sure it’s cooked long enough…if it still bleeds, add a minute.
      Calf liver goes well with fresh sautéed green beans and onions and you NEED a squirt of lemon juice and some fresh parsley. The need to eat calf liver is the certainty that whatever vitamins you need, you’ll get ton of it from baby animals’ liver (kids and teens get growth spurts just eating it because of the vitamins/minerals as no growth hormones should be used).

      French cuisine classes are like menus in French restaurants. A “beef burgundy” (Bœuf Bourguignon) becomes “braised beef in a rich red wine sauce”. Julia Child called it a “Sauté de Bœuf à la Bourguignonne and certainly one of the most delicious beef dished concocted by man”.

      Don’t try to teach me how to cook “Cucumber spaghetti with smoked salmon and veal blanquette with vanilla sauce”…sounds like eeww!

      If your French cuisine class only teaches you NOT to follow American versions of French cuisine, especially the ones posted by the processed food industry to plug their products (you can always substitute frozen veggies for fresh ones and substitute disgusting tasting canned broths with homemade ones) you’ll get a good lesson.

      I see French recipes in the US that look like horror stories. A beef burgundy is pretty simple to make, with the right ingredients and the right cooking method. It’s just time consuming but fun to cook.
      Processed food manufacturers use their cans…eeww; please taste canned broth before dumping it in your pot and ruining your dish (that goes for all recipes pushed by Progresso, Kraft…). My homemade chicken broth tastes like chicken, my beef broth taste like beef. Commercial canned broths only taste like meat because they might add artificial flavorings (for the “organic” expensive ones, along with tons of sodium for conservation). No cans will enhance a meal…more like ruin it.
      If you ran out of homemade broth (those freeze well), just use water and not a nasty can.

      THEN they use the wrong beef meat, like using “beef sirloin steak” (aloyau!!), then you know that the person who wrote the recipe to push out some cans never tried to make a beef burgundy with sirloin steak and ended up with tough meat!! In France you use “beef for beef burgundy” but in the US, you should use boneless beef chuck (paleron). Actually, the best beef meat to use for beef burgundy is one of the cheapest cut.
      Don’t use “bottom round” either (again tough, lean meat) as you don’t want a tough lean cut of beef.

      THEN they use frozen veggies for some reason (to push out their frozen veggies processed food lines?).
      Why would you ever need frozen carrots? It’s not like fresh carrots are hard to find, plus they last for weeks, even months in the fridge.

      THEN they use the wrong wine, like a pinot noir. It’s called a beef burgundy so you should use a burgundy wine.

      When you cook a beef burgundy, you buy your meat and pick up your fresh veggies at the same time (onions, mushrooms, carrots, potatoes). You’ll need bacon to golden your onions. That is why beef burgundy is better reheated the next day, when all the bacon fats and the meat fats rise to the surface and solidify, so you can scoop it out and you get a lean juicy meal.

  17. QUESTION:
    What Are Some Ways To REALLY Get Rid Of Acne?
    It seems like i have tried everything, proactiv, clearasil, clean and clear and many more! None of them really seem to work :. I have bad acne on my checks, and it wont go away. On some places i even have scares! I hate my skin!
    Please Help!!
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Get good nutrition. These top five nutrients have been shown to have a very positive effect on your skin and in treating acne. These nutrients, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E, selenium and chromium, can pack a powerful punch in your acne war.

      Zinc - Zinc is the Acne stopper. It works in several ways to both treat acne and prevent it. It helps the body regulate certain hormones which prevents acne, but it also helps with wound healing, tissue regeneration and boosting the body's immune system.Most people in the United States actually have a marginal zinc deficiency, but you can get zinc from many of your favorite foods, such as seeds, nuts, legumes and whole grains.

      Vitamin A - Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that helps you have beautiful, healthy hair and skin. You can find vitamin A from fruits and vegetables. Dark green vegetables and deep yellow vegetables as fruits give you a good dose of vitamin A by providing carotenes. Oatmeal is a good source of vitamin A, as well as cantaloupe, honeydew melon, broccoli, spinach and sweet potato. Liver contains a megadosis: watch out, vitamin A is stored in the body and you can actually get vitamin A poisoning.

      Vitamin E - Vitamin E helps to normalize decreased levels of antioxidant enzymes. This is often prevalent in male acne patients, but vitamin E has proven beneficial to both male and female acne sufferers. Almonds, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, spinach, broccoli and mango are all great sources of vitamin E.Even a snack as simple as ¼ to ½ cups of raw nuts and seeds can help your skin become clearer and healthier.

      All the Best...

  18. QUESTION:
    Why don't detox pills clean out the body system for good?
    If I take 2 pills a day for 3 days would that clean me out for good instead of just 5 hours if I take 2 pills only. They are called champ detox.

    • ANSWER:
      .
      Never buy detox from a store. I have done detox that I bought from a chiropractor and the detox program is made from organic whole-food. It is over three weeks and only after the first week I could feel a big change to the better in my body. This detox cleans your lungs, hart, liver, kidney and other organs. And another good thing, you loose a lot of fat too. I had stigma and that went away. It was so many good results I had with it, so I have done twice a year.
      These detoxes are made from Standard Process Inc., but never buy it from other than a chiropractor or other health care person, because no one shall make profit from it.

  19. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of the muffin top?
    I'm a 14 year old girl and I really need to lose this fat because I'm trying out for my dance schools Company. I can do everything that it requires, I'm just not the right size. I get on the trampoline everyday. And I'm getting an elliptical very soon.

    Any tips for losing this muffin top of mine.

    • ANSWER:
      what the first person said. plus walking. the elliptical will be great!
      walking assists your intestines with cleaning out undigested food, which is what greatly slows down your metabolism. (kinda gross, huh)
      the jumping helps more with heart health, and building stamina.
      if you eat more fruit, the fiber helps keep your colon healthy. if your colon is healthy, your liver will be healthy and you will have good metabolism.

  20. QUESTION:
    My mom is doing a weird cleanse diet, can our bodies not keep themselves clean?
    She eats all this gross food that makes her poop a lot to clean out her digestive track. Do we really need to do this? I've never done it and I don't suffer from any health problems because of it.

    • ANSWER:
      It's called "detoxing" or "cleansing" and it has no benefit for a healthy person.

      "Detox" is short for detoxification and detoxification is a natural process involving your liver and kidneys and there is nothing you can do to effect it. It is impossible to detoxify a human once the toxin is in the blood with the possible exception of kidney dialysis, kelation therapy, and other expensive medical therapies. Currently "detox" is a faddist word, relatively meaningless, and is used to express that which the users cannot otherwise express because of ignorance of because the expression would be patently false.

      Detox diets, cleanses, and supplements don't work. There is no diet which will cause your body to get rid of toxins, heavy metals, poisonous by-products from smoking, drugs, etc. And cleanses for the purpose of weight loss don't work because they can only eliminate water and small amounts of waste which the body will replace very quickly.

      Check out these reliable references. Listen to experts, not a random bunch of strangers of unknown credibility in this and other forums. Here's what the experts have to say about cleanses.

      Article excerpt: "Colon Cleansing Has No Health Benefit, May Harm"
      Ref: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_114876.html

      Article excerpt: "Although the reports show little evidence of any benefit, many studies reported side effects. These include cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, electrolyte imbalance, and kidney failure."
      Ref: http://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20110801/colon-cleansing-may-be-risky-study-finds

      Article excerpt: "The main concerns with colon cleansing are that it can: Increase your risk of dehydration, lead to bowel, perforations, increase the risk of infection, cause a rise in your electrolytes, which can be dangerous if you have kidney disease or heart disease."
      Ref: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      Article excerpt: "fasting has many negative side effects, including all the symptoms that go along with malnutrition: insomnia, cravings, nausea, depressed mood, hair loss... the list goes on."
      Ref: http://maddieruud.hubpages.com/hub/Master-Cleanse-Lemonade-Diet

      Article excerpt:"Colon cleansing is a dubious and almost always useless procedure"
      Ref: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/colon-cleanses-a-load-of-you-know-what/

      Article excerpt: "The human body can defend itself very
      well against most environmental insults and the effects of occasional indulgence. If you ’re generally healthy, stick to giving your body what it needs to maintain its own detox system— a healthful diet, adequate fluid intake, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and all recommended medical check-ups. Don’ waste your money...follow a healthy, balanced lifestyle instead."
      Ref: http://www.lee-county.com/gov/dept/HumanResources/Wellness_Newsletters/Aug%2008.pdf

      Article excerpt: "A day on a detox diet program probably won't hurt you, but there's little point in following these restrictive diets - and they can do far more harm than good, says Michelle May, MD,"
      Ref: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=64306

      Article excerpt: "Detox diets are a waste of time and money, say scientists"
      Ref: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article784402.ece

      Your body cleanses itself naturally. And cleanses, purges, emetics, enemas, alternative and homeopathic colon cleanses etc. cannot remove fat from your body or make your body lose fat and/or toxins. If fat is your problem, you're eventually going to realize that nothing works except a proper diet for life or surgery. The best diet for all normal adults hasn't changed. It is still a varied, balanced, nutritious, and properly apportioned diet of high quality foods.

      Detoxification is a fad and a fantasy only. If you have reason to believe you're toxic, consult with your doctor. Don't waste your time paying attention to advertising hype, naturopathic gurus, homeopathic charlatans, etc. The road to good health is paved with science. If you or someone you love gets deathly ill, you will take them to a place where medical science is practiced. So, where is the sense in abandoning medical science in favor of baseless and unscientific methods of quacks and charlatans.

      Good luck and good health!!

  21. QUESTION:
    How to clear fat from the liver?
    My doctor says my live is packed with fat which is due to a medication I was taking for many years. She put me on Milk Thistle to help cleanse it but I am wondering what else I can do to clear the fat from my liver. Are their certain foods or vitamines i can take with what I am taking that can help?

    • ANSWER:
      Ways to Clean your Liver
      Turmeric, an antioxidant, and choline and inositol (both in soya lecithin) added to the diet can aid fat metabolism. Boldo tea strengthens the gallbladder, silymarin strengthens the liver along with other herbs like dandelion. The most important mineral is magnesium - and 40 per cent of Americans were found, in research, to be deficient in magnesium. You can find out more in our nutritionals section. Magnesium is found in a variety of whole foods from nuts to grains. It is also the mineral in Epsom Salts.

  22. QUESTION:
    How can I brush my dogs teeth when he gets so vicious?
    My dogs teeth were cleaned under surgery a few months ago
    They are going yellow again
    Anytime I try to brush them he goes mad and tries to bite
    My vet said if I can't clean them he will have to go under surgery again which is what I'm dreading as his getting old (age 9)

    He is one of my 3 dogs

    • ANSWER:
      Give him large RAW bone with lots of meat on it. He'll gnaw on it and the actions will keep his teeth clean.

      My dog eats raw/prey model and has never needed her teeth cleaned. She's five and a half.

      Chewing up raw meat takes work, as does chomping through the incidental bones. The exercise involved in handling Big Complicated Food (several days' worth), and in breaking up bones into swallowable chunks, keeps dogs teeth clean and satisfies a part of their brain that nothing else touches. These dogs are less hyper, friendlier... and a bit more inclined to protect their food: after all, this food is worth protecting!

      http://www.rawmeatybones.com/
      http://preymodelraw.com/how-to-get-started/
      http://www.rawfed.com
      http://www.rawfeddogs.net
      http://www.rawfeeding.net
      http://www.rawlearning.com
      http://blacksheepcardigans.com/ruff/raw-diet/
      http://www.lhasa-apso.org/health/carnivorediet.html
      http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/groups.rawfeeding/

      The basic idea is to approximate a wild diet as closely as possible; raw meat on the bone and small amounts of organ meat [liver is most important, but also kidneys, pancreas, spleen, lungs and green tripe]. Most raw feeders that I've read have started their dogs on chicken: it is readily available and inexpensive, plus it is antibiotic- and hormone-free. The fat content is easy to control by how much of the skin you remove.

      Just defrost the chicken parts on the counter, not in the microwave: the microwave may cook bone on the inside of the piece, and cooked chicken bones are deadly.

  23. QUESTION:
    What would be a good product to purchase if I am Toxic?
    My Dr. said that I am toxic and I know that he is right. He wants to do a 9 day program that is eating shakes and no food for that length of time. The cost is 200.00 - BUT can't afford dat so.. I need an alternative.-PLEASE I NEED HONEST SERIOUS ANSWERS. The thing too he says that the program cleans ur liver just not your colon.

    • ANSWER:
      drinking shakes made of what for 9 days please tell ........ no food for 9 days is an awfull long time mate ..... sounds like he's trying to sell you his potions and lotions to moi ..... if you wanna get the bounce back in your step without splashing your hard earned cash just cut out all the junky and prepackaged high sugar high fat foods you are eating and eat fresh fresh food as mother nature intended hey.... far cheaper and at least you know PreCISEly what's in it....cut out stodgy food like white bread, potatoes and white rice and pump up your intake of fresh leafy green vegies like broccolli, kale, chard, buk choy, celery and fresh fruits low in suagr like pears, cantalope, strawberries, watermelon ........ eat them, juice them ..... just get them into you mate go heavy on the greens ....... fresh fruit and vegies are rich in living enzymes that every single cell in your body so urgentlyneeds to function effectively and smoothly ........ they are also rich in calcium and magnesium which work in tandem in your body for healthy neural functioning, digestion, heart bone and teeth health ...... great for brain frizz, anxiety and stress, insomnia, achy bones, irritability and moodiness, headaches and migraines, terrible mood swings and fatigue and exhaustion..... brilliant for clear thinking and destressing yourself .... hydrate yourself properly too with loads of fresh filtered water and ditch any sodas, pop or soft drinks that will dehydrate you terribly .... including diet sodas ..... processed sugar is the scurge of modern society i reckon and will only serve to leach precious vitamins and minerals from your system ....... like calcium and magnesium....... without enough calcium in your system you'll never assimilate your iron supplies sufficiently or be calm and relaxed.......... a diet high in processed sugar, processed salt, saturated fat and animal fats will do the same thing ... exhaust you and stress you out ........ eat more fresh fruit and vegies and get your bounce back luv.

      eat some lean fresh meats and fishes, eat some wholegrains and cereals like spelt bread or brown rice or rolled oats and a handfull of organic raw almonds or sunflower seeds daily too.... and if you like bananas, eat a couple of those a day too ..... good for your stress levels cos they're rich in magnesium....... go fresh and reap the rewards.

      peace

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I make my cat skinnier?
    My cat has been getting fatter and fatter over a few years. I want to make her healthy so she can be playful and not be such a lazy bum around the house. How can I make my cat healthier?

    • ANSWER:
      WEIGHT LOSS FOR CATS

      Why do cats get fat? It can be a combination of issues, or just one. First the obvious - overfeeding. This may happen either because you're giving in to the begging or because you're free-feeding (keeping food available all day) and your cat is not self-regulated. The second reason is feeding inappropriate, low-quality food (most dry foods). The third would be medical reasons I'm not qualified to discuss, but they're rare. Most cats are fat simply because they're fed the wrong food and are fed too much.

      Is it bad for cats to be overweight? Of course! It's very bad. It often leads to diabetes, not to mention that fat cats probably don't feel very cat-like. Who would when dragging around extra pounds?

      Why is dry food bad? With very few exceptions, dry food is not appropriate food for cats. It's chock full of carbs/sugar, doesn't provide enough meat-based protein, and is often loaded with grains such as wheat or corn (which provide those carbs/sugars). Wheat, corn and soy are known allergens and in many cats will cause digestive upsets. Not to mention most also contain "meal" and "byproducts." Cats are obligate carnivores who need to eat a diet high in protein (from meat) and fat and very low in carbs. The mouse is the perfect cat food - meat, organs and bones, with perhaps a tiny bit of grains that may exist in the mouse's stomach. In addition, dry food leaves cats dehydrated. They do not instinctively drink enough water because they're designed to get it IN their food. This results in concentrated urine which can lead to all sorts of problems. And it DOES NOT CLEAN THE TEETH! Really - think about - does dry food clean OUR teeth? If it did wouldn't dentists prescribe cookies instead of brushing?

      What should cats eat? Cats should eat a species appropriate diet which very much resembles Atkins (Catkins). A raw diet is the very best, so long as it's properly supplemented to meet a cat's nutritional needs. There are many raw feeding forums available through Yahoo Groups that one can join to learn more. The next best choice is a good quality canned food (or even a commercially prepared raw diet such as Nature's Variety). These foods will have meat listed as the first ingredient, will not contain corn, wheat or soy, may include organ meats, and will not list "meal" or "byproducts." See the What to feed link for suggestions. Additionally, the brand By Nature Organics is a very good food, and at 150 calories per 6oz can, is a very good choice for weight loss.

      What about supplements for weight loss? The addition of L-Carnitine to a cat's diet may assist with weight loss. 250-500 mg per day can be added to assist with weight loss. It is probably best to start with a lower dosage until you see how your cat reacts.

      How soon will I see results? Cats need to lose weight slowly, at the rate of no more than 1 pound per month, and often less. This is because rapid weight loss may cause hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver) which can be fatal.

      In a nutshell, most cats are fat because they've been fed too much (free-feeding or indulging them) and because they're fed dry food which is NOT appropriate food for them due to the grain/carb/sugar content. Cats are obligate carnivores who need to eat a high meat-based protein diet, which is also high in fats and low in carbs.

      Many vets, who are sadly ignorant on the topic of proper cat nutrition, will recommend prescription diet foods (usually dry). Cats are expected to lose weight on a starvation diet of 1/4 or 1/3 cup of food per day. Everyone is miserable in these situations.

      The solution is to switch the fat cat (and any others in the household as well) to a good quality canned food. Because these foods are species appropriate, the cat will lose weight at a safe, slow pace (no more than 1 pound per month). Switching foods needs to occur slowly, and if you're trying to get a kibble junkie to eat canned food, that will happen naturally.

      How much should cats eat?
      This varies. Average cats may eat between 20-30 calories per pound per day. But note that that is IDEAL pounds. Using 25 calories per day for example, an 8 pound cat could eat 200 calories per day. By the same token, a cat who weighs 20 pounds but should weigh 10 could eat 250 calories per day. You multiply the ideal weight by the calories to arrive at that figure. When working toward weight loss, it's perhaps best to start at the lower end of the scale (20).

      How do I find out how many calories are in cat food? See the link "Values in canned food." If it's not listed there, you'd need to contact the manufacturer.....I believe that link provides some help there as well.

      That's it. Easy as pie. Not only will fat cats lose weight, but it and any others in the home will reap many benefits of eating a speciies appropriate diet.

      See the links below for detailed information on this topic.

      UPDATE: Poppy lost 5 pounds and Sophie lost 2 following this plan (from October to October). Each cat gets one can (5.5oz) of Nature's Variety Instincts per day. No one is starving or miserable. My vet is happy with her progress and so am I. Only 4 pounds to go!

  25. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy alternative for Travatan eyedrops for Glaucoma?
    Travatan contains Hydrogenated Castor Oil. The liver cannot process hydrogenated fats and it is a suspected cancer-causing agent.

    • ANSWER:
      Glaucoma is a nutrition related disease where a lack of proper acid/alkaline balance leads to the optic nerve damage.

      The herb, eyebright as a tea and eyedrops is well known to help with glaucoma.

      You might mix your tea with ginkgo biloba as it is an effective way to increse oxygen in the bloodstream.

      I would recommend cayenne as a daily supplement to increse circulation.

      Carotenoid will help give your eyes releif.

      Drink 6-8 glasses of distilled water with a pinch of unrefined sea salt each day.

      Take 50 mg. of the bioflavinoid Rutin three times each day to relive pressure on the optic nerve..

      Vitamin A is a vitamin that is well known to help improve eye health.

      Have a salad with raw spinach each day to help alkalize your body and give your body the leutins it needs for eye health.

      I would also take a magnesium and zinc sulfate supplement.

      Iam taking many of these supplements for eyehealth but making your body more alkaline is central to all healing modalities. Eat less meat and more raw salads. Drink clean water and throw out your table salt and replace it with unrefined seasalt.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a way to clean the colon and liver out ?
    I have high cholesterol and One side effect is now I have high b/p.
    I know that cholesterol is make in the liverand I've done some research and It looks like over 50 years of abuse my liver and maybe colon need to be cleaned out. Any way this can be done ?

    • ANSWER:
      Get cranberry concentrate at the health food store. One pint will make 2 gallons with water. Drink 8 ounces before every meal and between meals. This will flush out your kidneys and should be a benefit to your liver.

      No Junk foods or sodas or coffee or alcohol. Drink lots of water and plenty of green vegetables to get a lot of fiber. Oatmeal for breakfast each morning will help bring your cholesterol down also.

      Get a 1/2 gallon or a full gallon of Prune Juice and drink 8 oz before bed at night. This will flush your colon out daily.

      This comes from a book "THE FAT FLUSH PLAN". Eat fish, skinless chicken breasts, no pork, no beef, no butter, plenty of vegetables and fruits. No dairy products. The fats from animal products are the bad fats that contribute to the high cholesterol.

      Good Luck.

  27. QUESTION:
    What would the results be from consuming large quantities of junk food?
    This is for an essay and PLEASE DON'T JUST MENTION 'BECOMING FAT' atleast give me some general points and a sentence abou the disabilities of obesity
    I need an idea for a rebuttal, a really rough introduction [e.g introducing the topic and background information].
    Does anyone have a good opening statement for the definition of junk food?
    WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE JUNKFOOD?
    thankyousomuch.

    • ANSWER:
      Junk food is generally considered foods with little or no nutrition & lots of fat, salt or sugar. Examples are fast food hamburgers, potato chips, heavily breaded & deep fried food, french fries made in saturated oil, soda, candy, pies, cookies, cake (esp. pre-packaged ones with additives & preservatives)

      Obesity causes mental issues as well as physical issues. It causes difficulty finding well fitting clothes, certain social predjudices, insecurities, trouble performing daily activities or proper exercise. It causes undo stress on the body & obese ppl become exhausted too quickly. The heart also becomes enlarged , which is very dangerous. The kidneys have to work harder to clean out the toxins. It is more difficult to have surgery if obese; many more layers for the surgeon to go through. The lungs can't work properly due to being overcrowded. They have to work harder to get oxygen to the whole body. Blood pressure usually increases, as well as cholestorol..these two also contribute to early heart failure.

      The main effects of junk food, other than overall poor nutrition are: Lack of energy, poor concentration, heart disease as well as possible liver & pancreas problems:
      Here is a good, clearly written article with lots of good info on the subject:

  28. QUESTION:
    How can I cook the inside of a duck?
    I bought a gressingham whole duck for the first time and found in the inside a separate packet with neck and liver (i think) and other inside things. Do you know how I should cook them or do you have any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      remove the giblet and lights - handily packeted it seems, get Deliah Smith's basic cook book and treat them as the basis for a sauce.
      clean duck (let us assume it isn't frozen yet, it is deceased)

      stuff duck (Deliah again, far the best recipes - many choices but orange, thyme, oregano can figure here)

      slow roast trussed bird (means legs and wings are pinned by skewers and ties to stay put) be prepared for a lot of fat, possibly drain midway - not as bad as goose though.

      Check with oven thermometer near the ned of the process, interior meat must be cooked through but not so much the fleshier bits (thighs) get over dried and chewy.

      Deliah be your guide

  29. QUESTION:
    How do you care for an aquarium?
    My mom won this aquarium at work and we need help knowing how to clean it and other stuff.There are going to be 3 big goldfish in there so do I add something to the water?KNowing how to get the water running would be cool thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Welcome to fish keepping!

      First a filter designed for the size of your tank or better (better is best for goldfish) No heater is really needed but this depends on the type of goldfish. Fancy's (6-7") should have a heater and set at 76-78 degrees. Comets (12") really don't need a heater unless your house remains below 55 degrees as is with commons (23"). Activated carbon is not needed on any tank. It is only used when removing things like medicines from the tank after a treatment. It does nothing for ammona in the water. Nor does it remove fish waste.

      Air stones, bubblers, strips also are not needed and not worth the money. They do nothing to add dissolved oxygen to the tank which is what your filter does and it DEFINATELY does NOT clam your fish.

      Lighting is up to you. While many fish can live on ambient lighting, most tanks come with a light and NO it doesn't kill brown algae in fact brown algae or diatoms need light to grow. What ever your tank has come with will be fine.

      You will want to get a bottle of dechlorinator or water conditioner. This is added to the water before you add it to the tank. This will neutralize the chloramates, heavy metals and any other chemical that may be in the water making water safe for your fish.

      Weekly water change of 25% with gravel vacing should be maintained.

      Put your tank where you want it. Wash gravel and decorations along with any other item that is going to go into the tank. Set the tank up place all but decorations (add gravel if using) fill with water, place your decorations and turn on the filter.

      Your tank will need to be cycled (or should be)

      Here is a link

      http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/biologicalcycle/a/nitrogencycle.htm

      Once your tank is cycled you can start adding fish. You only want to add in inches of fish 10% of the volume. So if you have a 30 gallon you should only add 3 inches of fish or 3 1' fish or 2 1 1/2" fish. Or as close as you can and add more a week later. This will keep your biofilter from spiking.

      You also want to get a test kit so you can check your ammonia and nitrite levels.

      Goldies are actually very hearty and easily cared for fish.

      As for food Goldfish need a balanced diet. When choosing a fish food choose one with high protein (48% or better) and low fat (5% or less)

      You can supplement their diet with things like Lettuce, mustard greens, turnip greens, collard greens, spinach, peas, Watersprite, seaweed, cukes, kale, chard, broccoli, lima beans, green beans, etc. and feed aquatic plants (e.g. duckweed, azolla, salvenia, etc) or hair algae daily.

      For their Carotenoids which are a family of pigments the fish can't make themselves and are obtained as part of the diet. These pigments result in red, yellow and orange colors. Fish have cells called chromataphores. Those cells convert lutein and carotenes into astaxanthin which is the red pigment.
      sources include, brine shrimp, krill, spirulina, marigold flowers, paprika, sweet red peppers, yams, carrots, pumpkin

      Watermellons and oranges are also good as well as proteins like chicken (chicken livers) beef (livers and parts) and pork as well as worms and bugs.

      Always keep an eye on your fish especially around feeding time. Check for parasites or disease. Catching problems early helps you help your fish.

      Questions feel free to email or simply repost. Good Luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    How long will the marijuana i smoked stay in my system?
    I smoked a little bit more than .5 grams among three people a week and a half ago, am I clean?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's the pharmacokinetic assumption of your THC, THC-COOH, and 11-nor-hydroxy THC levels....

      1. 5 grams between 3 people = 1.6 grams each

      2. Based on THC concentrations from confiscated cannabis, potency ranges 2-30%. For safety, we'll assume higher at 25%.

      3. Research using a vacuum equiped with GC-MS shows ~16% of THC is inhaled from a joint, thus:
      1600mg x .25 = 400mg THC by weight
      400mg x .16 = 64mg THC actually inhaled

      4. THC has a bioavailability (how much is absorbed) from inhalation rangng from ~24 +/- 10%, again, we'll assume high for safety:
      64mg x .30 = 19.2 mg actually absorbed, assuming 30% bioavailability

      5. 70% THC is immediately metabolized by the liver into 11-nor-hydroxy-THC, which is tested for. 20-30 minutes after smoking, >90% THC is converted to 11-nor-hydroxy-THC. 6 hours after that, its converted into THC-COOH, which undergoes various hydroxylations making it easier to excrete. THC isnt typically the main metabolite tested for, its the others. In non chronic users, the excretion is far more linear.

      6. 19.2mg x .70 = 13.44mg of 11-nor hydroxy-THC within few hours of smoking.

      13.44mg/300mL = .00448mg/mL, or 4480ng/mL

      7. 98% of THC and metabolites stay bound to plasma proteins if not being stored in tissues. I dont go into tissue storage because it is avriable upon adiposity/ aka fat levels.

      4480ng/mL x .98 = 4390.4, 4480-4390.4 = 89.6ng/mL

      This is within detectable levels, which are variable from each company, but range in 14-60ng/mL

      Based on additional pharmacokinetic modeling of half lives of metabolites, I could explain further how this all develops over time. However, for simplicity, I will say these levels will titer out in most individuals within 5-7 days of ingestion.

      There are rare circumstances though, that make it where some folks will have detctable amounts for months. This relates to liver enzymes (called cyclooxygenase CYPs); each of us have different types. They are responsible for drug metabolism, and why some people have varying effects from the same drug.

  31. QUESTION:
    How do I grow taller? Does weight influences the way I grow?
    I'm currently 18 years old, turning 19 next week. I am about 5'7 and weight 190. (I'm working on losing weight)

    I really want to grow a little taller. What are certain methods in growing taller if possible and does being fat prevent people from growing taller?

    Help is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      yoghurt, cheese, and boiled chicken. Your bones need phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium while your muscles need water, protein and carbohydrates to grow. Since you are growing taller, both your muscles and bones are getting bigger and longer. Don't waste your money or your health on drugs, alcohol or cigarettes.

      Have the hair style that makes you appear taller. In order to appear taller, a hair style should be thin at the sides and higher up top, which can make you appear as much as an inch taller Avoid clothes with horizontal lines. Belts are horizontal so make sure you conceal it in your clothes. Avoid clothes with a tartan or checked pattern. Avoid cuffs that makes your legs appear shorter.

      • Wear clothes with vertical lines or striping. Vertical lines or stripping make a person appear thinner, and thinness in turn gives impression of more height.

      Wear shoes that will make you appear taller. If you are a female, this should be easy since you can find a lot of female shoes with 2 or 3 inches’ heels. For males, wear shoes with thick soles to add the illusion of height.

      To increase your height, it is important that your blood is oxygenated as blood provides nourishment to your bones. Regular breathing will also purify your blood. There are three phases to breathing:

      1. Inhaling - take in air into your body through the nose
      2. Retaining - hold your breath inside your body
      3. Exhaling - blow out air from your body through the mouth

      It is during deep sleep that growth hormone does its job of thickening and lengthening your bones. So appropriate sleeping time (not the longer, the better) and correct sleeping posture is very important for your body to grow. Sleep is defined as a natural periodic state of rest for the mind and body, in which the eyes usually close and
      consciousness is completely or partially lost, so that there is a
      decrease in bodily movement and responsiveness to external stimuli.

      During deep sleep, growth hormone produced by your pituitary gland is released into your blood stream and travel through your body and causes the thickening and lengthening of your bones. Therefore, you should achieve "deep level" sleep on a daily basis in order to
      coordinate your affords of exercises and proper diet. The following are some helpful tips on how to easily achieve deep level sleep.

      Sleep in a comfortable and firm mattress.
      Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet and fresh smelling.
      Sleep with clean, soft, and comfortable clothes.
      Keep your hands and feet warm. Scientific studies have shown that warm hands and feet will help induce REM (rapid eye movement) deep sleep. Cold hands and feet will keep you from deep sleep.
      Drink a big glass of water before going to bed and when you wake up; this will help clean out your system.
      Practice total relaxation and deep breathing for a few minutes before you go to bed.
      Relax from head to toe. Close your eyes and relax every part of your body.
      Maintain a habit of sleeping at the same time everyday, including weekends.
      Sleep on your back with a flat pillow under your knees. This will align your spine properly and prevent any back aches caused by sleeping in a bent position.

      Undoubtedly, the quality, quantity, and type of food we eat affect our height, growth, and health. We cannot emphasize enough how important your food intake is in determining how much growth you can possibly obtain. The types of food you eat will either improve or decrease your growth potential.

      After careful consideration and research, the daily content of protein, carbohydrates, fats and water can be achieved if the following items were taken regularly.

      Carrots Fish Liver
      Egg Yolk Beef Red Meat
      Milk Cheese Apples
      Green Vegetables Potatoes Nuts
      Yellow Vegetables Almonds Bananas
      Peanuts Chicken Beans
      Peas Salt 6-8 glasses of water per day

      If you eat a lot of peanut butter, your height will not necessarily stop. Neither does masturbation stop height.
      What might stop you from growing is smoking, drugs, alcohol, lack of sleep, stress, digestive problems, or lack of exercise.

      Growth Products : The best natural product for height increase can be found at this website http://www.growtallersupplements.net with this product it is possible to gain additional height growth even after puberty.

      I've been using it as a height booster for several months now This stuff is great, It is rare for a product to live up to its advertised hype. But this one actually does. It Works as advertised. Also, this specific product advertises improved joint health. I injured my knee and could find no relief, but after 3 weeks of using the product I no longer have knee pain. I have tried other height gaining products, but I have seen the best results from this product. My height continues to grow.

  32. QUESTION:
    How can I lower my cholesterol intake?
    I'm not fat but my doc did I blood sample test with me and says that I need to lower my cholesterol intake how?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, you need to question your doctor in regard to what cholesterol was too high, in his opinion. Ask him if your LDL Pattern 1 or Pattern 2 was too high and what was the ratio? If he can't answer you, he is dealing from the bottom of the deck and alarming you for NO reason. You need to find out this ratio. Additionally, you should have him do an ESR test to see what your level of inflammation is in your body before he starts recommending drugs for you.

      Doctors lump the Pattern 1 and 2 LDL cholesterol levels into one test, typically, because they either don't know or don't care that their test is not valid unless they do this test. You see, Pattern 2 is the culprit and the body utilizes cholesterol to heal the body and you need the Pattern 1 LDL cholesterol. So to just lower it without knowing this information is, unfortunately, the normal procedure. And this is because drug companies want you to NOT understand this and doctors are being economically persuaded to push this misinformation on people.

      Cholesterol is an alcohol, NOT a fat. 85% in your body is made in your liver and only 15% is from your diet. If you don't get enough, your body makes more to compensate. If you get too much, it reduces what it makes. Your body is much smarter than drug companies, but just as they did with DDT when it first came out, they are telling you, "it's good for you."

      Have you ever known anyone to be deficient in drugs? The reason cholesterol levels increase is due to an increase in inflammation in the body. That is the root cause, NOT cholesterol! So reducing the cholesterol does not reduce inflammation, but it does prevent the body from repairing well. This is why STROKE is now number 3 killer of Americans, over 50% of the statin drug users have muscle pains, reduced heart muscle health and heart disease is not decreasing in the population. These "life support" drugs are decreasing people's quality of life and NOT fixing the problem, just making people feel better about deteriorating prematurely.

      The LDL (low density lipid protein) and HDL (high density lipid protein) are both important in the body. The LDL takes inflammatory fatty acids to a damaged site and the HDL cleans up the damaged area(s) with fatty acids that counteract the inflammation. This is the body's natural way of dealing with infection and inflammation. Inflaming an area causes more blood flow and once fixed, cleaning up the area is part of the healing process. Do you actually believe the body doesn't know what it's doing?

      Focus on being healthy, not make believe health from drugs.

      Challenge that guys understanding before just trusting he is doing the best thing for you. Doctors have NO training in nutrition and focus on treating symptoms, not providing health.

      good luck to you

  33. QUESTION:
    By what mechanism does dietary fibre reduce the levels of LDL and triglycerides within the blood?
    I understand that short-chain fatty acids (a product of fermentation of fibre within the colon) suppress cholesterol synthesis in the liver by lowering levels of LDL and triglycerides in the blood.

    How does fibre lower levels of LDL and triglycerides?
    There is more to fibre than "roughage".

    • ANSWER:
      Dietary Fiber, by it's definition is undigestible fiber, thus it's main form of action is in the form of a physical cleaner, binding to fat molecules, and cleaning your intestinal system (think of a scrub running through your intestine system). Thus, it indirectly lowers your fat intake and decreases LDL and triglycerides.

  34. QUESTION:
    can anyone tell me how to make liver pudding?
    My Dad died almost one year ago and my brother got his recipe for liver pudding, now he won't give it to anyone. If I had just the basics I could add my own additional ingriedients.

    • ANSWER:
      Liver Pudding
      1 pound pork liver
      1 pound boneless porkchop
      1/2 tsp salt
      1/2 tsp pepper
      1/4 tsp red crushed red pepper
      A pinch of sage

      Clean the liver and trim away the excess
      fat, membrane and veins. Cook the liver and
      porkchops over medium heat, in separate pots,
      until they are thoroughly done and a fork easily
      inserts in them. Cook them separate to avoid
      overcooking either. Save the stock from the
      porkchop.

      Cut the liver and porkchop into small cubes
      and then run them thorough a meat grinder
      together. In a pinch you can use a food processor
      but you want to grind the meat, not liquify it. You
      want it finely ground but not creamy.

      Stir in your salt,two types of pepper, and sage.
      Taste it and see if you want more seasoning.
      But many of us need to watch our salt so
      don't over do it. Use some of the liquid from
      your pork chops to moisten your mixture so that
      it sticks together nicely.

      Now you have two choices. If you have casings,
      you can run the pudding back through your
      meat grinder, stuffing it into the casing as you
      do. This is how we used to do it, and how also
      how the pudding we bought from the local grocery
      store was prepared. If you do not have casings
      available locally, you can pack it tightly
      into a lightly oiled pyrex (glass) loaf pan.

      Cover with plastic wrap and refridgerate for
      a day. I know it's tough but you want the
      flavors to blend and the texture to set in.
      After a day you it should be set enough where
      you can put it in a plastic container if you
      want. It will keep for several days in the
      fridge.

      When ready to eat your liver pudding,
      I like to slice off a few pieces and fry it
      in a lightly oiled skillet until it is medium
      browned. By medium browned I mean it has a
      slight crust from cooking. Again, I like it
      with grits, but I also like it in a sandwich.

  35. QUESTION:
    I high albumin in urine and high SGOT level in blood test. What does it means?
    I searched the internet, it perhaps means some abnormality of kidneys or liver. Can alcohol be a cause?

    What can I now do to rectify this situation?

    • ANSWER:
      You are correct.

      Alcohol can cause liver cell damage in different ways:
      1) overconsuming alcohol in a short time period, doesn't
      give the liver cells time to make the necessary enzymes
      to convert the alcohol completely. Alcohol is converted
      first to acetaldehyde, then to acetate, and then to
      carbon dioxide and water. Not converted completely,
      it can become toxic to the liver cells.
      2) consuming alcohol over long time periods can lead to
      the build up of fat inside the liver. This fat causes
      pressure inside the liver and can damage the liver cells.
      3) some people are more sensitive to alcohol than others
      are; some are even allergic to it. Therefore, some people
      may never have a problem...whereas others, it doesn't
      take much to cause one.
      4) consuming alcohol and medications can cause such
      an interaction between the two that it can instantly damage
      the liver cells.

      When the liver cells become damaged, the immune system
      of the patients body will respond to this damage and cause
      inflammation inside the liver, which would cause the liver
      to enlarge in size.

      SGOT is a liver enzyme. There is also the SGPT, GGT,
      and Alk Phos and others. The liver cells make these enzymes
      and if they become damaged, they will leak out of the cells
      and show up as being higher on the test results.

      However, no one blood testing is 100%
      accurate and many things can affect the results of these tests:
      like having an intramuscular injection, muscle injury, exercising
      before the test was done, taking certain medications and so
      much more. Also, even though these enzymes are known as
      the liver enzymes...most of them are made in other organs also.
      So, therefore, the doctor will have blood tests also done for
      the "liver functions tests" and "liver viral tests" and the "liver
      blood cancer test". These blood tests are needed to determine
      it to be a true liver problem. If the doctor believes this is a liver
      problem, he may order an ultrasound or ct scan to confirm it.
      Usually, in liver disease, the Albumin will go lower in the "blood"
      (note: this is not the urine).

      You mentioned that the albumin level in higher in the urine.
      Albumin is a protein. The kidney is a filter...it filters the
      blood. {if you think of a food strainer, when you put the
      liquid with food in it through the stainer..the liquid goes
      through and it holds the food in the stainer part}..
      Protein is usually too big of a molecule to pass through
      the kidney filter and therefore will go back into the blood and
      not out in the urine. If the protein is too high in the urine...
      it can signify that the holes in the filter of the kidneys are
      becoming larger (kidney damage) to let this protein through.
      There are other testing that the doctor does to determine if
      this is a kidney problem: The creatinine and Bun (blood urea
      nitrogen test) and anion and electrolyte tests.

      You should have more blood/urine testing done by your
      doctors authorization to see if these levels stay high or
      return to normal levels. I would stop all alcohol consumption
      and I would not take any medications that haven't been
      prescribed or approved of by your doctor. I would be sure
      the doctor knows all medication you are currently taking:
      including over the counter, herbs, herbal teas, vitamins,
      minerals, supplement, medications prescribed by other
      doctors, etc). I would eat a well balanced diet and try
      to get all your vitamins and minerals from the foods you
      decide to eat. I would also try to stay as healthy as you
      can...avoid open salad/food bars that people can accidently
      sneeze or cough into; wash hands often; clean with disinfectant
      wipes for shopping cart handles, bathroom fixtures, phones, tv
      controllers, etc; wash all fresh fruits and vege that people use
      their hands to pick over in the stores, etc.
      The idea is to eliminate the need to take additional medications
      or weaken your body more.

      Only your doctor is able to be sure whether this is a true
      problem for you. He has your tests results (and knows how
      high or low these levels are) and your past
      and present medical history and family history.
      Please remember that urine and blood testing only give the
      doctor an idea there is a problem...it takes other testing to
      be sure.

      You should be seeing a gastroenterologist and a urologist; if
      this does prove to be a problem. Best wishes

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to treat mouth ulcers/canker sores?
    I have mouth ulcers & they completely fill my mouth. They make it all red & it hurts soo bad. It also makes my teeth hard to clean cos it bleeds when I scrape it. Please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat more foods rich in vitamin B3 (niacin) to heal and speed recovery of canker sores ie ~ fish, lean meats, whole wheat products, liver, wheat germ, eggs, the white meat of poultry, avocdadoes, dates, figs and prunes.

      Vitamin B3 rich foods will help eliminate canker sores and more often than not bad breath too. It will also give you healthier looking skin and help prevent and ease severity of headaches and migraines, reduce symptoms of diarrhea and increase circulation and reduce high blood pressure.

      Vitamin B3 is necessary for a healthy nervous system and brain functioning and lack of it will generally also bring about negative personality changes.

      Take a multi B complex tablet including all the B's ie: B1, B2 B3, B5, B6 and B12 as they work best synergistically (together)....... do not take any of the B complex of vitamins individually, but rather as a whole complex, unless specifically instructed to by a nutritionally oriented physician or naturopath.

      The B complex of vitamins is essential for healthy neural, digestive and immune system functioning.

      If you are lactose intolerant or vegetarian then it is really important that you supplement your diet with a multi B complex tablet on a daily basis.

      Things that will rob you of your precious B complex of vitamins are :- stress, eating too much protein, alcohol, eating too much tinned food, laxatives and diuretics, antiobiotics, antidepressants, penicillin, prednisone and aspirin, otc cold and flu medicines.

      Also, try to cut back on drinks such as caffeine, tea, sodas and soft drinks as they are all B complex thieves........ as well as being great at dehydrating you.

      Drink loads more fresh filtered water too as the healthiest and happiest body will always be the most hydrated one.

      Is it possible that you have Coeliac disease ?? It is an inability to digest the grains barley, oats, wheat and rye due to a sensitivity to gluten which is a compound found in those grains....Mouth ulcers and dermatitis around the corners of the mouth are common in Coeliac disease.

      The gluten damages the cells lining the small intestine, and the mucosal surface becomes flat, losing the normal folds known as villi. These damaged mucosal cells are unable to absorb nutrients from the food and severe nutritional deficiencies eventually occur.

      Coeliac disease is often hereditary. The disease can begin at any age and in children, it appears after weaning them onto gluten containing foods. In adults it usually begins in the third and fourth decade, and its more common in females.

      The symptoms are usually very gradual in onset and may start with only fatigue. Common intestinal symptoms include abdominal discomfort, bloating, diarrhoea and weight loss. There is difficulty in absorbing fat from the food. This makes the bowel actions large, pale and fatty so that they tend to float on top of the water and are difficult to flush down the toilet.

      Of course it may just be that you are run down and have been unwell too....... swish some warm salty water around in your mouth to ease the pain .... You only need about 2 teaspoons of salt in half a cup of warm water ....... swish it around in your mouth and spit it out a few times.

      peace

  37. QUESTION:
    Where can i find a free detox diet program?
    i wanna start a detox plan one that will last 2 weeks at the most. help me lose a little weight but mostly cleans my body? maybe a liquid one?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great. Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body detox system known to man. And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      Additionally, many external toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly detox you need to lose excess body fat as well.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    What can I do to help put weight on my Thoroughbred?
    Hello, my names Amy. I have a 9 year old thoroughbred. His names joey. About a week ago I was going to take his blanket off to groom him and I noticed a significent change in his weight! He used to be fat. I got him in October of 2012. We got his teeth checked aand dewormed him. Hes a well kept horse, I feed him reguraly but hes soo under weight! Hes not even himself. Hes not barely energetic anymore. our vet suggested feeding him 1 scoop grain 4 times a day with 1/4 cup corn oil gradually in each feeding. havent noticed any loose poop so hes digesting it fine! he has free range to hay all day due to very little grass anymore. We also give him vitamins the vet gave us to.him daily. And a mix of Fat cat, corn oil, molasses, warm water, and carrotes. (hes picky) also! Hes a hard keeper. Were going to get him Farnam Weight Builder cause I have heard great feed back about that as well! We tried bran mash but suprisingly he doesnt seem to like it that much. Any opinions or stuff you have used on your hard keepers?! Thankyou!

    • ANSWER:
      If I were your vet I would be taking the horse's temperature and pulses and also draw blood to test for vitamin and mineral deficiency (sometimes certain conditions can prevent absorption even if you are feeding them correctly!) and also for virus and anaemia. And if you could get him to pee into a clean bucket and take a urine sample to the vet or give it to him when he comes, so much the better as this could tell you things about the state of his kidneys and liver.

      Then I would be getting him scoped for stomach ulcers which are common in thoroughbreds.

      You need to find a cause, and while it is good to check his teeth and worm him, these are not the only cause of weight loss in a horse. I would also take a sample of his pooh and check what his worm count is. Damage can occur in younger life, and no horse is ever completely worm free, however well he is wormed!

      As for feeding, it depends on what the vet comes up with, but you do not mention soaked sugar beet and barley, which are good for weight gain. Or other sweet feed. I would take pictures of the horse, front, back and sides and take some measurements, inches around the girth and loins, his length - from the centre of the chest to the furthest point of his buttocks, and take this information to the feed merchants would be best qualified to advise. I would be wary of feeding alf alfa or haylage until you are certain that he does not have ulcers which can be made much worse by these.

      And finally, is he warm enough? Cold weather can cause weight loss if the horse is not sufficiently blanketed. Feel the base of his ears gently with your hands. If they are warm, then the horse is warm enough. If they are cold, or cool to the touch, then chances are that the horse is cold and could do with an extra layer.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is there something that works the same as How Healthy: Super Colon Cleanse 1800 I can buy at a drugstore?
    In case you didn't know, How Healthy: Super Colon Cleanse 1800 is supposed to help you lose weight and clean out your colon. But I can't seem to find it at a drugstore where I live. Is there a product that works the same I could use and get the same effects?

    • ANSWER:
      Who told you you needed to "cleanse" your colon?
      Gastroenterologists repeatedly state this "mucoid plague" promoted by non medical practitioners does not exist. They have yet to find any during a colonoscopy.
      The best way to cleanse and detox is to stop eating and drinking processed and refined foods.
      Get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body cleanse and detox system known to man.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients. The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal processed and refined foods. They are loaded with additives, concentrates, and preservatives mostly in added sugars and salts.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet of whole fresh foods works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both normal internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      Good luck and good health.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some healthy foods that help burn fat?
    Or even speed up your metabolism? I already eat a variety of fruits, veggies and whole grains.

    • ANSWER:
      Cucumbers (organic is best or home-grown without pesticides because you can eat the peels which have something in them for fat-burning), ginger (helps clean liver), grapefruit, lemon, cabbage, and other green veggies (detox the liver and that helps) spirulina, and chlorophyll too. Have either grapefruit or lemon juice first thing each morning to help detox your liver, make sure you have one serving of cruciferous veggies each day for the second phase of liver detox, eat small servings of protein throughout the day (hard-boiled egg, a spoonful of peanut butter, fish or lean chicken for example to keep the metabolism revved up. Cayenne pepper also helps to increase metabolism. And drink lots of water throughout the day. A clean liver is vital for helping the metabolism.

  41. QUESTION:
    my chinchilla has soft wet stool is this a sign that she is sick?
    This baby is very well loved and we are worried that she could be sick. But no one in our area of vets knows anything about chinchillas. Our chinchilla is 9 months old. She had a few dandelion drops and sunflower seeds but we stopped that since I found the mushy like poop. I been cleaning her cage and its hard to clean the poop from her butt. She is very active and sleeps soundly. I just don't want her dying and I worry that she is sick. She has fresh water everyday now . She has been drinking and munching on hay and we are now trying the burned toast trick to see if that help. as for cleaning the poop is using a damp paper towel safe to use to clean her butt with?

    • ANSWER:
      I can see the problem in the first couple lines. You're feeding your little girl things like sunflower seeds and those awful drops. You never feed chinchillas any sort of nuts or seeds because they have too much fat, and chinchillas don't have a gallbladder to digest it. It can cause a fatty liver (which can be fatal) and diarrhea, which she has. The drops have far too much sugar. Chinchillas just don't do well with sugar, and it can cause diarrhea and diabetes. You should also never feed your chinchillas fresh fruit, vegetables, or dried fruit, other than a piece of dried papaya without extra sugar in it very rarely to help with hairballs.

      You can use unscented baby wipes on chinchillas provided you don't get them too wet. Just hold her gently at the base of her tail and lift. You can use a 50/50 mix of white or cider vinegar and water to clean the cage with. It's safe.

      If you keep feeding bits of burned toast and cut out the crappy diet, she should be fine, but it's irresponsible to have a chinchilla and not have an exotic vet in the area. You need to find one just in case something happens. A regular vet won't do.

      For healthy treats for yout chinchilla, you can give dried rose hips, plain cheerios and unfrosted shredded wehat.

  42. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what the 3-day pre-cleanse to the master cleanse consists of?
    Is it eating clean, such as fruit, vegetables, and protein a few days before you start the actual cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it's an extra added layer of nonsense. Cleanses are unsafe, unproven, and nothing more than marketing.

      Nothing with the words "cleanse" or "detox" should be taken very seriously as a proven method of weight loss or weight management. While many people make outrageous claims about the efficacy of these programs, there is no backing in medical science to prove these claims.

      The liver NATURALLY cleans the system daily -- that's what it does. The major component in all of these "cleansing" testimonials is that the people have cleaned up their diet in conjunction with these "detox" programs.

      That, by nature of pure logic, will of course work. If you have a filtration system that's working daily, and you stop adding more sludge, then naturally, the end product will be cleaner and the filter won't have to work so hard once all the dirt and grime is gone from the source.

      Cleanse/detox diets work more as a placebo for the participant, a tangible sign of committing to eating more natural foods, learning how to cook at home, and avoiding boxed frozen meals, fast food, and questionable cafeteria insta-meals.

      Learning to cook and shop for natural ingredients (meaning fresh veggies that you cut up and put into your dishes yourself instead of opening a box of dried mix) will do the same thing, but without the alt-med lifestyle required.

      The downside of "cleanse/detox" is that they often unnecessarily restrict certain components of a healthy diet, so while it may aid in removing the garbage from your system by mere virtue of not adding more, it also tends to prevent the intake of necessary nutrients, like protein and healthy dietary fats. They also cite ancient Asian lifestyles but completely misinterpret and misrepresent an actual Asian diet as well as the reasons why.

      Miso soup is not a complete dinner for a Japanese household, and it never was. Ancient Asian populations were also wracked with poverty and constant civil war, so if there was a dietary restriction back then, it was due to necessity, not out of choice. Neither is green tea.

      A sensible, balanced diet with all things in moderation may not be as much fun or exciting, but it's what works.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the name of this 10-day "diet" that is used to clean your system?
    it is not really a diet.
    but the purpose is to clean your system
    it is for 10 days and you are supposed to drink only a beverage that is made out 3 ingredients or
    something like that. (i forget this too)

    sorry, if i didn't give you enough info.

    • ANSWER:
      It is called the lemon detox/master cleanse diet and is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose weight on this diet whether you are attempting weight loss or just trying to "cleanse". The average adult has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose up to 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system. Pus the weight of the lost glycogen stores, excess sodium and associated water. This can add up to 15-20 lbs depending on your build. So it does work but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it? Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish. And sadly metabolism actually drops.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  44. QUESTION:
    How to gain body fat safely for woman?
    I'm 13 years old 5 3 and 99 lbs I'm in the process of trying to gain weight except I recently heard that If you eat a lot of junk food it goes to you stomauch but like how do I healthily gain fat and not muscle I have a lot of muscle already but I need fat I want my things to touch and be curvy I want to not be made fun of anymore and look my age so please could someone help me in my rare situation :)
    I've had my period already so don't say I'll grow out of it

    • ANSWER:
      If you are looking to gain weight, it is not by eating junk food. It is done by eating the right food that is from high quantity of carbohydrates. Only then will you be able to gain the body fat you need as well as put on essential muscles everywhere. The idea is not so much to get your period but to maintain it throughout the whole course of the weight gain program. Make sure that you sleep well and do the right workout on top of eating a high calorie high carbohydrate meal.

      A high calorie diet should be based around eating more carbohydrates, not fat or protein. This is because it is the cleanest fuel and excessive use of it has little side-effects on the body. Protein however, leaves behind nitrates every time it is being used for energy. This puts excessive stress on the kidney and liver and that is why I would not recommend it. Fat on the other hand requires a lot of energy to break down, resulting in a usual pile up in unsightly areas rather than gaining the mass all over. The key thing to take note besides taking more carbohydrates is to eat frequently so that your body has the energy at all times of the day, preserving the essential muscle mass you need while you gain weight. If preparing 6 meals a day filled with carbohydrates is difficult, I would suggest drinking 500ml of milk a day in between all your meals to ensure that you develop the same habit to eat often. Increase the amount of milk you drink by 100ml if you do not see an increase of one pound on the scale.

      Sleep is usually disregarded in gaining weight and that result in some cases of weight loss. The thing to take note is not only the amount of sleep you need, but also how properly you sleep. You need to sleep and wake up all by yourself so that you always have the proper rest you need. this can be difficult to achieve in a hectic society like ours and I suggest you look to sleeping this way on weekends and simply ensuring that you churn out the right hours on your weekdays.

      The biggest mistake you can commit when you are trying to gain weight is either not to workout or do the wrong workout. This results in little or no improvement at all. If you need a workout to help you to get started, I suggest using the workout at http://gohforth.com. I have seen how effective it has been on my cadets and I hope that you have the similar success as them.

  45. QUESTION:
    How can I get the Advocare Herbal Cleanse down?
    I started day 1 of the 24 day challenge today. I found it extremely difficult to get the fiber drink down. It tasted terrible and the texture was thick (I have the citrus flavor). Any suggestions on how to make this drink bearable for me? Maybe some kind of low fat juice? Please Help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to cleanse and detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body cleanse and detox system known to man.
      And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients. The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight. We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      Good luck and good health.

      I know several people that have tried Herbalife, Isagenix, Nanci, Nutrilite, Advocare, and the newest Healthy People Co. brand of weight loss supplements.
      They all weight the same or more than when they tried them.
      Alli is the only over the counter weight loss product approved by the FDA.
      There are only two prescription weight loss medications approved. Do you think that if any of them REALLY worked we would have a billion a year industry in "weight loss" supplements?
      The big three pharmaceuticals would dominate the market.
      Approved or otherwise, none of these weight loss supplements guarantee anything unless you establish a healthy diet and exercise program.
      So why not just establish a healthy diet and exercise program and keep your money?
      You will be spending somewhere between and per day on a products that are not approved or guaranteed to do anything!
      The only weight loss supplement I recommend is a basic multivitamin.
      0 to 0 per month would get you a premier spa membership and the positive feeling that comes from working out and feeling healthier.
      All of the above mentioned diet products are "multi level marketing" or "work from home" schemes. I think these products are the worst since they exploit both the desires of people to lose weight and to make money.
      Hopefully you haven't signed up yet.

      I lived in a very nice area of Phoenix for a time. 90% of the "make money from home" signs along the roads were Herbalife when you called and finally got them to tell you. These companies are more concerned with profits than weight loss. As are all the MLMs.

  46. QUESTION:
    Does Niacin REALLY work to pass a drug test?
    I personally know many people who have used niacin 500mg before a test and they all passed, when they should have all failed. For employment and even court ordered drug screens. So why do so many post here say it doesn't work. Does it just produce a false negitive opposed to actually cleaning your system?

    • ANSWER:
      Niacin alone does not work...trust me i've done months worth of experiments to try and find a working system. Ok basically what niacin is is a diet pill, it burns fat without you really doing anything. This is good because THC is fat soluable so it stays in your fat. So you take the Niacin, (i've found that 1500mg is a good dose for me at a time. Really anything over 1000mg can hurt you but thats if you already have a weak liver, don't try to overdo it is all) become red and blotchy like youre infected with some resident evil virus or something, this should only last for about 45minutes by the way and it is accompanied by being really really hot. It's normal and harmless, your blood vessels are dilating so your body can cool down via carrying blood to the surface. Now with all that fat you just burned taking the pill you've essentially smoked some of the THC out of your fat and into your blood, where it goes next is to be filtered out in your liver and kidneys. Here it will stay untill you pee it out...this is where water comes in. Youre going to drink it...a lot...you want about 1 liter per 20lbs an hour, this will make you piss like a pregnant women, ergo expelling the THC quicker through urination. But were not done, water and niacin isn't the only 2 things to the equation. The THC is also expelled through sweat, and for those of you who are reading this and thinking ahead....yes..thats right....you will have to exercise. Jogging for 30mins a day did it for me, not only does it burn more fat, (smoke out that THC) but it makes you sweat so its pretty much a double K.O. So let me recap, niacin(around 1500mg perday), water (1 liter per 20lbs an hour, EVERY DAY you need to pee...A LOT), and exercise (some sort of aerobic exercise for 30 minutes a day). I've done many experiments of how to get clean, and ive found that this is not only the safest, but quickest and also surefire way. I smoked a blunt with 3g of chron in it, did the above system, and 3 days...well 2 and a half cause i took it around noon the third day....i was clean.

  47. QUESTION:
    i feed chicken to my dogs, what is the quantity to feed in kilograms please?
    can i mix chicken liver, skin, fat, bones etc because we get seperate. i mix rice with chicken.

    • ANSWER:
      if you are feeding a raw diet go by this rule of thumb, for a small dog feed what you can fit in one handfull, meduim two handfulls, and large dogover 60lbs should get 10oz or more twice a day, feed whole, skin,bones,fat all of it...the bones will keep thier teeth clean and provide calcium, do not cook it it will take away the nutrients, add slightly cooked rice, about enough to cover the chicken in the bowl... the fat will help thier coat be shiny and healthy, raw bones dont splinter thay are flexble therefore easier to eat.

  48. QUESTION:
    How can I get clean from THC?
    I am starting to live a healthy lifestyle and want to rid my body of the poisons I put into myself for so long. I have been smoking regularly for the past month or two but have let up recently. I smoked on and off (regularly and spastic for the past year or so) I don't enjoy getting "high" anymore and I want to be done with it. My future is with the Military, I plan on entering a branch very very soon. I am a healthy male, fit, and for my height (6'1) I have a healthy weight of 155. I was a runner in my earlier years and still retain muscle memory and the ability to exercise efficiently.

    What I need to know is how I can get the THC out.

    Before you answer. This is what I already know. Exercise is the most important factor in burning THC from my fat cells. Niacin is a myth, but some swear by it. I cannot fake a drug test in the upcoming years and do not plan on continuing my smoking habits. Sweating, although a healthy bodily function just removes water from your system and because THC is fat soluble, it is almost useless to try and produce sweat without exercise.

    This is what I would like to know if someone can provide accurate information..

    1. How many calories should I burn a day? It takes about a month to leave your system regularly but with habitual exercise it should speed up the process. So how often and how much should I exercise and is it really benefiting my goal of purification?

    2. Are there any detox methods that can be beneficial? I am not referring to the head shop detox drinks that dilute to pass a piss test. I am referring to a detox that will cleanse my body of the THC and help to get rid of it. Detoxification.

    3. Is Niacin really a myth? I have heard 1st hand from a military man who smokes that it does. However, the criticism of niacin is well known among THC detox subjects.

    4. Water and Cranberry juice, do they work? I caught on that hydration is key. Drinking water is not a problem and I am beginning to pick up the habit. 8 glasses a day? What does that Cranberry juice do and does it work?

    5. Liver and kidneys are the only point of exit for the THC molecules. Is there anything that can speed up this process?

    In closing, I would like to thank you for reading my post. If you made it to the bottom you are truly sincere for reading such a boring post. I would appreciate all the help I can get!

    Thank you!
    I WILL be taking a drug test upon admission to the Military but I WON'T proceed until my body has been cleansed and I am no longer at risk. I take a neutral stance on the legalization of weed.

    • ANSWER:
      Marijuana has a half-life in your system. How long it takes to leave your system depends on how much you smoke. But the time maxes out at around 45 days. One smoking session for someone with a clean system takes about 3-4 days to be clean. Smoke 2 days later and then have to wait about a week, and so on. The time it will take roughly doubles every time you smoke until it maxes at about 45 days to be clean. So if you are maxed out and you wait about 2 weeks and then smoke again, you're basically back to 45 days.
      Marijuana can be detected in urine for nearly a week after smoking. Blood tests can be more accurate, and it might take a month to be totally clear. Hair tests show every drug ever taken when that hair was growing - this is why you see so many drug addicts with shaved heads or buzz cuts, by the way. Also by the way: taking laxatives and drinking wacky chemicals won't "cheat" a drug test. It will just make you go to the bathroom! These drug tests are designed by experts who anticipate what the drug user might do.

      Be very careful of "remedies" for getting around drug tests. They flat out do not work and could do damage to your body.

      Thank you in advance for your service to our country.

  49. QUESTION:
    How does dry cleaning work? Do clothes actually get wet or do they use dry chemicals?

    • ANSWER:
      They use a 'wet' solvent. In the old days it was perchlorethylene but it got banned in 1973 as it was discovered to cause brain, liver and kidney damage. It was temoporarily replaced with carbon tetrachloride and then re-introduced in 1978 once the industry had brought new generation of safe equipment into the market.
      'Perch' is a gasoline derived product.

      The term dry cleaning is a bit on a misnomer, but the process is considered dry because very little water in involved. The primary solvent used in the process is the liquid chemical perchloroethylene, commonly known as "perc" or PCE, and also called tetrachloroethylene. This is a colorless, volatile liquid that has no flashpoint to speak of, so it is basically nonflammable, making perc a major improvement over the dry cleaning fluid carbon tetrachloride, which was used before the late 1930's.

      Perc has an acute, sweet odor and evaporates quickly. It works effectively on grease, fats, and oil, and it is often included in spot removers, adhesives, printer's ink, shoe polish, and solvents used to degrease metals.

      It is considered "probably carcinogenic", is listed as a hazardous air pollutant under the Clean Air Act, and is regulated under the Safe Drinking Act.

  50. QUESTION:
    Can you detoxify your body by just eating the right stuff?
    I've been reading all these articles about liver cleanse and colon cleanse programs. I've been eating tons of trans fats, fast food, preservatives and other crap.
    Now my question is: do you really have to do that kind of stuff, or will keeping a healthy diet make the body detoxify by itself eventually? By healthy diet i mean mostly raw food (including meat).

    • ANSWER:
      A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, gain weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk, heart disease and stroke risk, and have a more positive lifestyle!
      You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
      Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
      First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
      Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
      Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them.
      Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup.
      Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
      Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
      This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
      I know it goes against everything you've heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
      Next, take a basic daily multivitamin. Don't look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients. If you are a woman, you may want a plus iron formula.
      Last, you HAVE to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the toxins it contains.
      You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.
      You will get motivated when the changes start happening, I promise.
      Good luck.


how to clean your liver from fat

Colon Cleanse Machine

Colon cleansing is the process of clearing the digestive system so that the body can release poisons, cancer-inducing free radicals, and the build up of food wastes which accumulate in the colon and lead to disease. This article explores some of the main benefits of a regular colon cleanse;

Removal of Waste Products and Toxins

The colon is responsible for passing waste products through the body so that they can be expelled through the anus. However, some waste products do not pass through the colon freely, and accumulate on the colon walls, where they eventually form a solid crust. This narrows the passage of the colon, meaning that it becomes more and more difficult for the body to push through the waste products, leading to the accumulation of more waste deposits.

This build up of waste products and resulting pressure on the colon can cause conditions such as a prolapsed, collapsed or spastic colon, diverticulitis, hernias and hemorrhoids. It can interfere with the body's ability to absorb nutrients from food, and bacteria can also accumulate in the impacted waste matter which effectively poisons the body, causing a range of health issues. Regular colon cleansing can remove this crusty build up of waste, allowing the body to expel it naturally. This will not only greatly reduce the risk of developing the above health conditions, but will alleviate symptoms if you already have any of these.

Regulating Bowel Habits

Most of us suffer from constipation or diarrhea at times. Constipation occurs when the waste cannot pass freely through the intestine due to the build up of waste materials thickening the intestinal walls and narrowing the passage. A Colon cleanse will break down these deposits so that the body can pass them naturally.

Diarrhea can be caused by parasites, toxins or viral infections which can occur from the accumulation of toxic wastes within the digestive system. Colon cleansing will remove these toxins to prevent bacteria and parasites from developing.

Improved Overall Health

Many of us eat a diet that contains large amounts of fatty or sugary processed foods and take very little exercise. These foods are hard for our bodies to digest, and can be very toxic. Added to the toxins prevalent in the atmosphere, these accumulate in the body and cause symptoms of ill health such as lack of energy, bloating, weight gain and poor mental health.

Removing these toxins on a regular basis can get rid of these symptoms, and will significantly improve your overall health. Your body will be able to digest food much more effectively, and absorb more nutrients from it. Many people who regularly cleanse their colon report weight loss due to improved digestion and reduction in bloating.

Reduced Risk of Developing Bowel Cancer

Bowel and rectum cancer is on the increase in the USA and the UK. Although the cause of these diseases is not yet fully known, they are thought to develop from the build up of toxins and bacteria within the intestines. If there is a history of bowel cancer in your family you may also be at risk of developing the disease. By regularly cleansing your colon to remove toxins, you will greatly reduce your risks of developing bowel or rectal cancers, especially if you team this up with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fiber and low in red meats and processed foods.

How to Cleanse the Colon

There are several ways to cleanse the colon; following a special colon cleansing plan, undergoing colonic irrigation treatment, using herbal preparations or using a specially manufactured colon cleanse supplement such as Bowtrol. All of these can be effective when done on a regular basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Colon cleanse vs lots of fibre vs laxative which do I choose?
    My boyfriend and I are considering colon cleanses even though we know they may not be the best for us. My boyfriend is a pooping and farting machine and myself, I'm lucky to poop once a day every day. How do we decide which road to take?

    • ANSWER:
      you dont need to cleanse your colon. your body takes care of itself. no you will not poop out years of built up waste. I'm sure you have heard the claims of people passing tumors or built up mucous stuff, but its not true. what they are passing is the fiber product they used. the best thing to do to be regular and have a clean intestinal tract is to drink plenty of water, also drinking a cup of coffee in the mornings and eating plenty of good food will make you clean and healthy. I'm just trying to help you out, i did a whole project on these products so i would like to save you some money, time and worry. watch this.

  2. QUESTION:
    is there a colon cleanser in a full body cleanse?
    i went in to GNC to get a colon cleanse but the clerk told me to get the full body seven day cleanse. is there a colon cleanser in this? or should i get a colon cleanse too.
    A) i dont need opinions on wether its a scam or not.
    B) i just want to know if there is a colon cleanser in this product.

    • ANSWER:
      Why do individuals think that this body of ours needs help cleansing itself, a machine that can last you well over 80 years if you just eat healthy and live and active lifestyle. It can heal itself, regulate its levels, process foods, and remove waste a number of different ways. Focus on a healthy lifestyle with healthy foods and let our body do what its good at.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can I lose weight fast by giving myself an in-home colon cleansing?
    I'm sick of trying diets and machines that don't work. I was thinking, would it work if I just cleansed myself analy RIGHT AFTER I ate so that I wouldn't give my body a chance to digest and absorb the food? I know it sounds kinda gross, but I was thinkin of jus using a breastpump on me from behind as soon as I eat.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many colon cleanse available on the market but I rely only on Bromalite. It is one of the most effective and safe products. The colon cleanse product has a natural composition which contains probiotic and antioxidants to create a feeling of wellness. It helps reduce fats and help to discard the harmful deposits from our body without any side effects. If you wish to know more about bromalite, you can check here: http://www.dietpillrating.com

  4. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of constipation?
    how can i get rid of constipation? How do you know if you need to cleanse the colon? Are there any symptoms of when you need a colon cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't need a colon cleanse. The human body is a self cleaning machine, and the need for douches, colon cleaning, or any other type of cleaning method is unnecessary and can cause infections.

      If you are constipated, try to include more fiber in your diet. Fiber is found in bananas, strawberries, and other fruits. You can also eat fiber bars. If that doesn't work, try over the counter medicine or laxatives.

      To avoid being constipated again, eat lots of fruit and veggies!

  5. QUESTION:
    What are some easy excercises to work the abs and the thighs?
    Nothing that includes weights or excercise machines. Because I am in a hotel room and don't have that stuff.
    I had abs but I have eaten soooo much this trip.
    And I have a little roll of fat I wanna lose.
    Help please??

    • ANSWER:
      There are simpler ways to lose weight apart from dieting and exercise. You can have a supplement which rinses out your pipes, you will lose as much as 20 pounds this way - plus the weight disappears in the desired areas aswell! There is a risk free trial at http://colon-cleanse.sensitiveit.com

  6. QUESTION:
    which one helps you lose more body fat an elliptical machine or a treadmill?
    I have a treadmill and i usually set it between 3.2 and 3.5 for speed and walk for about 30 minutes to an hour. I've been told that the elliptical machine is better than a treadmill. so which one is better?
    and i would also like to know how the differences are.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a surplus of fat in all the embarrassing places until I tried out colon cleanse, I acknowledge they say that pills will not work, nevertheless they certainly worked for me, and they have been showcased on CNN too. There is a free trial happening currently at http://yinast.yourslimmingregime.info , try it out, how worse could it make things?

  7. QUESTION:
    How do I know if my rib cage is injured?
    Today I was using fitness equipment and I put too much weight on one machine and now whenever I stretch my arms straight out my left rib cage hurts. Did I injure my rib cage really bad? Should I see a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      I used everything to lose weight, and nothing worked until I used colon cleanse. I know they say that pills will not work, but they certainly worked for me, and they've been featured on CNN too.There's a free trial on right now at http://filack.slimmingdietonline.info , try it, what is the worst that could happen?

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the right fitness plan to become fit?
    I just joined a gym and its only a month so there isn't a lot there. They have a ton of cardio machines and weight lifting and that's about it. I don't really want to loose much weight I just want to tighten everything up. Ive done spinning classes and run the elliptical but i want to firm the tummy and thighs. what can i do?

    • ANSWER:
      If there was one right plan, fitness wouldn't be a multi-billion dollar industry, including fad diets and quack schemes like acai berry and colon cleanse.

  9. QUESTION:
    Have anyone seen that bike machine on Popular Mechanics?
    Popular Mechanics and other popular science magazines advertise an exercise machine that looks like a fancy chrome exercise bike.

    They claim you can get 30 minutes worth of workout on this machine in 5 minutes.

    It's really expensive.

    Does anyone have it?

    Does it work? Sounds too good to be true.

    • ANSWER:
      I imagine it works as well as any other exercise bike. (Yes, I've seen the ads)

      Suggesting that 5 minutes of any sort of exercise is sufficient for any purpose is patently ridiculous. If that were true, the peloton would be using it and spending the balance of the day on the beaches of Nice, instead of slaving away for hours and freezing their butts off in the Alps.

      Put it in the same category as ab exercisers, colon cleansing, and miracle weight loss pills.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can eating too little really make you gain weight?
    I'm 19 years old 5 feet tall and currently weigh 114 pounds. I've lost about 10 pounds in the last 2 months and want to lose another 10 or so. I'm eating around 900-1000 calories a day with exercising for about an hour everyday. If I decrease my calories will I really gain weight? I've heard from people that if you eat too little your body will go into starvation mode. Is that true?
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      No. It's a falacy that belongs in the "commonly believed nonsense" closet with things like colon cleansing, acai berries, ab machines, and spot reducing.

  11. QUESTION:
    f you're a beginner in exercising and feel no pain the next day, are you not doing it right?
    I've been exercising for a month now (on one of those bike machines) and although i get tired during the workout, i feel no soreness the next day. Does this mean that i won't have any results, or is this normal? Do i need to make changes? Note that i'm looking for weight loss, not muscle gain.

    Please help! All answers appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Weight is a troublesome problem for many people, especially those trying to lose it. I used colon cleanse and it certainly worked for me. There is a free trial happening right now at http://hopust.slimmingregimeonline.info , try it, why not?

  12. QUESTION:
    will a natural colon cleanse (fruits and lots of veggies) help in the weight loss?
    i am planning on for the next 7 days eating only fruits(watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew) and Veggies(raw broccoli, celery, carrots,snow peas). and i ONLY drink water!
    i do 1 hour on the ellipitcal and 20 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill. but i cant seem to get past the 160 lbs mark. i want to be back at 130...id settle for 140!

    • ANSWER:
      yes, it will definitely help in weight loss. You will be taking in less calories first of all, secondly people can store 50lbs easily in fecal matter in their colon. Gross but true. Cleansing the colon enables your body to absorb nutrients more efficiently without reabsorbing the toxins that your body is trying to remove through your bowels. If waste sits too long in the colon the toxins will reabsorb into your body, your body then takes these toxins and stores it in your fat cells to keep it away from your organs. Be prepared that when cleansing like this you will experience headaches and likely fatigue if there is a buildup of toxins in your body. When your body is cleansed it helps your body to metabolize more efficiently which will help in losing weight. Make sure you drink TONS of water to help flush out the toxins. Colonics is another good (but relatively expensive) way to cleanse the colon, it's very efficient and effective. Enimas are a cheaper, at-home alternative.
      Varying your exercise routine can help with your plateau, also weight lifting will help you build muscle so that you will burn more calories when exercising (actually you'll even burn more calories when sitting on your butt!). If you don't know anything about weights/weight machines ask the gym ppl, they're supposed to show you, if they don't it's a worthwhile investment to hire a trainer for one or two sessions just to get you started.
      Also, if you're really serious about the weight loss, try changing your diet (I'm not saying to DIET, just to alter what you're eating). I lost 10 lbs when I became a vegetarian and 10lbs more when I became a vegan. You need to make sure you eat a variety of fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and grains, but eliminating animal fats from your diet will not only help you lost pounds but will also be likely to lengthen you life as well as improve your quality and give you more energy.
      Just a few suggestions, hope this helps!!! If you're serious about cleansing you can google Abundant Life Wellness Center, the people there are very helpful and extrememly knowledgeable. You can e-mail them or call them and they won't charge you for recommendations. It is in Canada.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the best machine in the gym to help you loose weight around your hips and belly?

    • ANSWER:
      It may be surprising but, I would say the rebounder.A rebounder, or mini trampoline, allows you to stimulate and strengthen every cell in the body simultaneously. Gently jumping up and down on a rebounder for just ten minutes a day stimulates the lymphatic system and increases your metabolism. It is very effective for health and weight loss.

      I would say this is the top peice of equipment that is affordable and is found in many gyms. It will help you lose weight everywhere. It's been proven by nasa, when you jump on a trampoline you are compressing every cell.

      I bet you will lose weight around your hips and belly fastest with just rebounding.

      Also for your belly, please do some research on colon cleanses, because the average american has 4-70 pounds of undigested food in their colon, and if you do a cleanse most people notice their tummy flatter

  14. QUESTION:
    can i start the lemonade master cleanse diet if I'm diagnose with pre- diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      The colon does not need cleansing. Please see the following links for details:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105845.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

      *1) Burn more calories then you're consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/weight/calsburned.htm

      Get an online, desktop, or cell phone diet and fitness calculator. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

      Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
      Adults: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
      Teens/Children: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/bmi.html

      It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.

      Here are two articles on how to break through a weight loss plateau:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/86/99147.htm
      http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/18/102117.htm

      *2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

      Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
      http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates.html

      The following are food pyramids and several articles on what you should eat everyday:
      Food Pyramids:
      http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d
      http://www.mypyramid.gov/
      Antioxidant Superstars - Vegetables and Beans:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107638.html
      Antioxidant Loaded Fruits:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107640.html
      Good Carbs Mean Better Weight:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105783.htm
      The Benefits of Protein:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/85/98824.htm
      Some Fats Are Good For You:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/49/40075.htm
      Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107641.html
      What You Should Eat Daily:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_201.jhtml
      Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_101.jhtml

      *3) Perform cardiovascular, core, and/or strength training on most days. Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure you're doing all exercises correctly.

      The following is a website and numerous articles on cardiovascular, core, and strength training:
      Exercise Prescription on the Net
      http://www.exrx.net/
      Starting an Exercise Program:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/startexercise.htm
      Strength Training Basics:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/trainbasics.htm
      Cardiovascular Machine Workouts:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/cardiowork.htm
      Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/64/72314.htm
      Understanding Your Training Heart Rate:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/thr.htm
      Exercise Errors:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/errors.htm
      Getting a Flat Stomach:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/71/81365.htm
      Weight Lifting - Does Order Matter:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/80/96440.htm
      Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/95/103524.htm
      Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/32/1728_81005.htm

      *4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

      *5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com
      Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier.

      Send me an email or yahoo instant message to "gainbetterhealth" if you have any questions and good luck!

      *Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

  15. QUESTION:
    Questions for the low Carbs eaters and Juicers?
    Questions for the low Carbs eaters and Juicers?
    is it safe for me to do a low carb diet through the winter months and by spring do the Master Cleanse for two weeks and back to the low carbs. (truly after the Master Cleanse I would like to start juicing for the summer season. If not, Is there any thing like a low carb juicing diet or maybe juicing my veggies and eating my protien (fish)? I hope this does not sound stupid.

    • ANSWER:
      I've done the low carb thing, juicing, and total vegan thing. They're all unbalanced ways to eat and live.

      Juicing isn't really all that good for you, because most juicers remove the fiber from the juice, and fiber helps keep you regular, helps keep your blood sugar on an even keel, and also helps prevent colon cancer and high cholesterol.

      Juice is drunk, whereas fruit and veggies that are whole have to be chewed. Chewing food helps your mouth produce saliva with enzymes that start to predigest the food before you even swallow it.

      Also, the taste buds in your mouth help trigger the release of the appropriate enzymes in your stomach for thorough digestion of the type of food you ate. Different types of foods need different enzymes. Chewing helps your body release the right kind. When you drink juice you are bypassing the natural digestive process and will not get as much benefit from what you eat, as someone who eats whole foods and chews their food well before swallowing.

      The manufacturers of juicing machines and commercially prepared juices want you to buy their products, so they can make money, but in fact, eating fresh fruits and veggies in their whole form is actually better for you. Your colon will in fact be healthier if you eat whole foods instead of juicing, no matter how fresh the juice may be. You will also be more satisfied, and less likely to binge when you eat whole foods. Also, its healthier to prepare a good meal and take the time to enjoy it, than to stand there and push food into a machine and then guzzle it down while you rush on to your next item on your "To Do List".

      Juices are high in carbs too, with non of the fiber to balance them out, which is bad for your blood sugar (raises it too much). Even if you buy an expensive machine that includes the fiber, the carbs in the juice are still going to get into your bloodstream in the form of sugar much more quickly than they normally would if you ate whole foods. Your blood sugar will tend to rise quickly and fall quickly, which is not healthy.

      Cleansing diets are a scam. If you eat a healthy balanced diet with lean meats and fish, whole grains, and fresh fruits and veggies, and enough water, you don't need to worry about cleansing or juicing. Add in some fresh air and exercise, and you pretty much are doing what you need to do to be healthy.

      A good multivitamin and mineral supplement wouldn't hurt, in case you live in an area where the local diet is low in some minerals or vitamins, but with all the variety we have available now, and the vitamins that are added to many foods, its probably not really necessary.

      An occasional glass of fresh juice won't hurt you if you stick with veggies, but its not better for you either.

      A moderate carb diet is a healthy way to eat IF you eat a LOT of fresh veggies, and the lower carb fruits like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and so on. Low carb diets are usually too restricted and can deprive your body of essential nutrients, and they are very hard to stay on.

      Good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    How to increase my weight and maintain fitness.Now I am 30 yrs and having 56 kgs.?

    • ANSWER:
      "I am a 50 kg weakling!" complains Kishore,30 who has tried all kinds of remedies including high calorie weight gain powders, liver tablets, weight gain drinks and even colon cleansing......cleansing.

      Before we tackle that, though, let us first understand how do you know you are underweight? Simple. Calculate your Body Mass Index. If it is less than 18.5, you are underweight.

      Your BMI or body mass index is your weight in kilos divided by the square of your height in metres. (The normal BMI is 18.5 to 24.9).

      There are numerous supplements in the weight gain market that might help increase daily caloric intake, yet they have no benefits when compared to smart food choices.

      *
      Your mantra for today -- exercise

      The basic principle of weight gain is simple: You need to consume more calories than you expend. Follow these 10 tips.

      i. Eat more calories

      This involves some calculation. The approximate normal daily caloric requirement for an average male who performs light activity is 2,200; for a female, it is 1,900.You need to eat around 1,000 extra calories per day to gain less than half a kilo a week.

      Do the math. Eat larger portions and eat at least five meals a day.

      Your actual caloric requirement can differ depending on your height, weight, activity level and your body's metabolic rate.

      ii. Make smart choices

      For example, choose dairy products, fish and meat over bread. Choose eggs over vegetables.

      Eat foods with high protein content such as beans, pulses and peas, and foods with high starch content such as potatoes, rice and tapioca.

      *
      One hour spinning = perfect body

      iii. Protein is important

      Increase your protein intake. Your body needs a lot of protein to build new muscle. But since most of the calories for weight gain comes from carbohydrates and fats, do not replace them with protein.

      iv. Snack a lot

      Consume a lot of high-calorie snacks (not junk food) such as cheese sticks, milk shakes, muffins, dried fruits, yoghurt and breakfast bars.

      *
      16 healthy Ayurvedic mantras

      v. Fluids help too

      Drink a lot of fluids that supply nutrients and calories; milk, fresh fruit juices and energy drinks are good examples.

      vi. Intensify workouts

      Aerobics are great, right? Not for weight gain!

      You need to exercise really hard and intensely to gain muscle mass.

      *
      Is walking better than running?

      vii. Weights are the way to go

      Focus on free weight exercises (which do not require machinery) that target your large muscle groups. For example, you need dumbells, not fancy gym machines.

      Free weights put the most stress on muscles and stimulate the maximum number of muscle fibres.

      The best weight training exercises for building muscle mass are free weight exercises like squats, dead lifts, bench presses, barbell rows, pull ups and bar dips.

      These exercises are best done under supervision, but they don't need machinery.

      viii. Space out your workouts

      If you have a high basic metabolic rate -- which means you expend a lot of energy even at rest -- you need short intense workouts instead of long periods of low-stress activity.

      *
      Are carbs bad for you?

      ix. Creatine?

      Creatine supplements can help some athletes gain weight. It is not known if it is because it gives them spurts of energy or because it adds water weight.

      More research is needed in this area before Creatine becomes that magic pill. Creatine supplements are available at all major health food stores, but do not take it without consulting your doctor.

      x. Be consistent

      It might take a long time, usually a few months, for the weight to actually show. Some people get frustrated and quit when they fail to see drastic results.

      Your body will only responds to a consistent schedule. No weight gain programme will work for you if you are not regular.

      Heredity does pay a major role in determining your weight. Effective weight training and a smart diet can help you exceed your genetically predetermined weight.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know anywhere selling or hiring out a power plate exercise machine with a user weight of 250kg?

    • ANSWER:
      One thing that will help you lose weight: a colon cleanse. I was one of those who did not believe in them until I tried it. And I tried a few until I found a great one that works (its all natural too! - it's just pills, but you'll detox, lose weight, and fell much, much better). You can go to
      http://health-thin.info and order you free trial, also you only pay .95 shipping and handling. Good luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    Can I do these cleanses to lose weight ?
    http://curezone.com/dis/1.asp?C0=254

    I also read the chapter in kevin's book named "natural cures "they" don't want you to know about" and he said you can do two cleases (colin and candida) to lose weight in the chapter about losing weight. I also want answers from people who have this this before, and any books I can read on this.

    Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      The colon does not need cleansing. Please see the following links for details:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105845.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

      *1) Burn more calories then you're consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/weight/calsburned.htm

      Get an online, desktop, or cell phone diet and fitness calculator. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

      Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
      Adults: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
      Teens/Children: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/bmi.html

      It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.

      Here are two articles on how to break through a weight loss plateau:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/86/99147.htm
      http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/18/102117.htm

      *2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

      Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
      http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates.html

      The following are food pyramids and several articles on what you should eat everyday:
      Food Pyramids:
      http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d
      http://www.mypyramid.gov/
      Antioxidant Superstars - Vegetables and Beans:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107638.html
      Antioxidant Loaded Fruits:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107640.html
      Good Carbs Mean Better Weight:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105783.htm
      The Benefits of Protein:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/85/98824.htm
      Some Fats Are Good For You:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/49/40075.htm
      Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107641.html
      What You Should Eat Daily:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_201.jhtml
      Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_101.jhtml

      *3) Perform cardiovascular, core, and/or strength training on most days. Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure you're doing all exercises correctly.

      The following is a website and numerous articles on cardiovascular, core, and strength training:
      Exercise Prescription on the Net
      http://www.exrx.net/
      Starting an Exercise Program:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/startexercise.htm
      Strength Training Basics:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/trainbasics.htm
      Cardiovascular Machine Workouts:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/cardiowork.htm
      Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/64/72314.htm
      Understanding Your Training Heart Rate:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/thr.htm
      Exercise Errors:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/errors.htm
      Getting a Flat Stomach:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/71/81365.htm
      Weight Lifting - Does Order Matter:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/80/96440.htm
      Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/95/103524.htm
      Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/32/1728_81005.htm

      *4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

      *5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com
      Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier.

      Send me an email or yahoo instant message to "gainbetterhealth" if you have any questions and good luck!

      *Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

  19. QUESTION:
    Kinda gross but how would a human know if they had worms?

    it suggested this category and i didnt know what else to put it in! and as far as i knew they were caught thru animals

    • ANSWER:
      Parasite Signs, Adults, Children
      Allergies, Many allergies are caused by worm infections. Tissue becomes inflamed and reactions to foods are the result when eosinophils (white blood cells) are increased due to them. Extreme skin rashes with blisters and food allergies or sensitivities may result.

      Anemia, Worms leach nutrients from bodies causing anemia. When they are present in large numbers, they can create enough blood loss to cause anemia or iron deficiency in some people.

      Constipation, Some worms can obstruct certain organs like the colon causing constipation, liver and the bile duct.

      Diarrhea, Most of the time diarrhea is nature's way of removing toxins.

      Fatigue, Symptoms include tiredness, flue-like symptoms, apathy, depression and lack of concentration.

      Gas and Stomach Bloating, Some parasites live in the upper intestine, which can cause both gas and stomach bloating.

      Immune Dysfunction, Parasites depress the immune system by decreasing immunoglobulin.

      Nervousness, The waste products from parasites irritate the nervous system, resulting in anxiety and restlessness.

      Other Signs of Parasites in Children

      Blisters appear on the inside of the lower lip, wiping of the nose, restlessness and grinding of the teeth at night, dark circles under the eyes, hyperactive, bed wetting, headaches, sensitive to light, twitching eyelid, gum, rectum, or nose bleeding are signs they may have parasites.

      There are many natural foods, herbal cleansing products, and essential oils that one can take to rid themselves of worms. When taking herbal combinations, it is best taking them on an empty stomach. The best way to treat parasitic infection is to detoxify using good nutritional rebuilding programs that will restore balance and the immune system. Everyone infected with worms is deficient in the essential nutrients. All essential vitamin and mineral supplements are necessary.

      If parasites are the problem, it is very important to take larger doses of plant-derived nutrients due to deficiencies. Some worms suck your vitamins and minerals directly out of the blood. Others absorb your nutrients through their outer skin layer. The nutrients need replacing daily.

      High carbohydrate diet, low in protein, and high in alkaline has been found to make parasitic infections worse. Sugar should also be avoided because parasites thrive on it and it is possible you could have candida. This candida or yeast infections create an environment in the colon that equals the environment needed for them to thrive. Foods that lower pH from high alkaline conditions in the colon are apple cider vinegar and cranberry juice.

      Pumpkin seeds and onions mixed with soy milk is another remedy for worms. Herbal combinations for blood flukes are milkweed, pennyroyal and black walnut. Herbal combinations for liver flukes are cloves, goldenrod and goldenseal root. Bitter melon is effective against pinworms. Fasting on raw pineapples for three days helps with tapeworms.

      Another remedy for prevention is mixing one or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in one glass of water. Alternatively, you can take one tablespoon daily of 1 part apple cider vinegar, 2 parts apple juice, 1 part apple brandy.

      Constipation problems can be helped with friendly bacteria, cascara sagrada bark, chamomile tea, or elder flowers. Licorice added to herbal teas has slight laxative action.

      Liquid multi vitamin and mineral nutrients derived from plants like those found in Tropical Sunrise will help clean and replace your vital nutrients. The OXY-MEGA oxygen supplement is more effective against parasites and cleaning the intestinal tract than herbs. High doses of herbs may make them retreat to the colon but to kill and eliminate the parasites you need to flush them out by colon irrigation and ozone.

      One can save money and create your own herb formulas by buying herbs in bulk, capsules, and capsule machine for filling the capsules. Mix the herbs equally and purchase high quality only. The book, The Breath of Life contains most all the herbs with anti-parasitic properties and the herbal combinations for mixing.

  20. QUESTION:
    What happens to your body while your during 'juice cleansing'?
    i know what it does to you, but i'm talking about the effects. i read from someone that said the "2nd day is the worst." WHY?! do you diarrhea a lot during the process? what other stuff happens? i know you get tired but what else?
    @New School i didn't ask why does it act poorly, i asked why the 2nd day was the worst.

    • ANSWER:
      Your metabolism slows down, hunger pains, yep diarrhea, cravings are crazy...
      WHY does it react poorly? because you shut everything down buy not eating. Your body is a machine... food is fuel.... and yes, proper food ingestion can clean your body out just as sufficiently if not better than fad "cleanses"

      I don't recommend cleansing... your body is meant to have quality sustanence (vitamins. mineral, fats. carbs. protein)... why not eat correctly and drink enough water for you to pee clearly at night instead of pretending to be healthy

      "juice cleansing" is very vague in the western world... just because you ingest nothing but liquid does mean you are cleaning your colon/tracts among other things... but more hurt than not you're creating deficiancy in every other organ, muscle, bone, brain function and metabolic condition.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there anything to this 'Colon Cleansing' craze?
    Is really a benefit to health? Do you really carry around pounds of undigested food in your gut? Are any of the pills legit, or do you have to get hooked up to a machine? Do any (mainstream) doctors recommend it? What's the deal?

    • ANSWER:
      It's an excellent way to make money off stupid people. Way back in the snake oil days, they sold elixers that would rid your body of all sorts of nasty things and make you feel wonderful! It was mostly epsom salts, a laxative. It did make you feel good--emptier and lighter, anyway. And yes, you'd be surprised at all the stuff that comes out if you take a laxative. But that's stuff that shouldn't have come out yet. It takes several hours for food to wend its way through your digestive tract, so of course you're going to have pounds of food in there in the process of being digested. Pretty much all the time. That's normal. Colon cleansing is a snake oil deal. Turn your back on it.

  22. QUESTION:
    what's the best for colon cleanse?
    I had bad pain in my side and the doctors took a x-ray and said i had a lot of bile/stool backed up in my colon. I have tried everything but nothing has worked. what's the best colon cleanse. And does anyone know of a percedure where they hook you up to a machine and suck everything out of you? someone told about this?

    • ANSWER:
      While researching colon cleanses for my hubby a few years ago I discovered the many benefits of colon cleansing. My father had colon cancer and had to have his colon removed and his waste by-passed (to a bag he wears under his clothes) YUCK! Didn't want that to happen to ME or my hubby! Anyway, I researched and ordered the best product I could find and my hubby and I both use it once or twice per year and are really happy with the results (my father-in-law is using it right now in fact). After 4 years of happily using the products, I've made a webpage about it: www.URCleanandLean.com

  23. QUESTION:
    I am doing the Master Cleanse right now--can I omit the syrup from the lemon drink?
    I know the drink consists of water, lemon, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup. I want to know if I'll be okay if I ocassionally just use lemons only (and leave out the cayenne pepper and syrup).

    • ANSWER:
      The colon does not need cleansing. Please see the following links for details:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105845.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

      *1) Burn more calories then you're consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/weight/calsburned.htm

      Get an online, desktop, or cell phone diet and fitness calculator. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

      Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
      Adults: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
      Teens/Children: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/bmi.html

      It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.

      Here are two articles on how to break through a weight loss plateau:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/86/99147.htm
      http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/18/102117.htm

      *2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

      Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
      http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates.html

      The following are food pyramids and several articles on what you should eat everyday:
      Food Pyramids:
      http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d
      http://www.mypyramid.gov/
      Antioxidant Superstars - Vegetables and Beans:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107638.html
      Antioxidant Loaded Fruits:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107640.html
      Good Carbs Mean Better Weight:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105783.htm
      The Benefits of Protein:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/85/98824.htm
      Some Fats Are Good For You:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/49/40075.htm
      Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107641.html
      What You Should Eat Daily:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_201.jhtml
      Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_101.jhtml

      *3) Perform cardiovascular, core, and/or strength training on most days. Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure you're doing all exercises correctly.

      The following is a website and numerous articles on cardiovascular, core, and strength training:
      Exercise Prescription on the Net
      http://www.exrx.net/
      Starting an Exercise Program:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/startexercise.htm
      Strength Training Basics:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/trainbasics.htm
      Cardiovascular Machine Workouts:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/cardiowork.htm
      Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/64/72314.htm
      Understanding Your Training Heart Rate:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/thr.htm
      Exercise Errors:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/errors.htm
      Getting a Flat Stomach:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/71/81365.htm
      Weight Lifting - Does Order Matter:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/80/96440.htm
      Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/95/103524.htm
      Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/32/1728_81005.htm

      *4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

      *5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com
      Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier.

      Send me an email or yahoo instant message to "gainbetterhealth" if you have any questions and good luck!

      *Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

  24. QUESTION:
    colonic irregation? Anyone had it? What's it like?
    I am considering having a colon cleanse, would appreciate any experiences. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I have done it several times and would highly reccomend it. First of all, make sure you are going to someone reputable and trustworthy. You will go in, and after you fill out paperwork for your file and history, you will disrobe usually from the waist down and lay down on a table, like an exam table and cover with a blanket. You will lay on your side, dont be modest, they have seen it all before! She will insert a small tube rectally, like you are getting an enima, and it is connected to a machine that looks like a box the size of a sonogram machine I guess. It is a small bit of discomfort when first inserting, but nothing too bad. There is a window. Then, she will warn you that she is starting, and will turn it on, and water will fill into you. You will feel pressure like you are getting a bad menstrual cramp, and it lasts for maybe 15 or 20 seconds. Then, the machine kind of goes backwards, cleaning out the water and waste. You can see the waste through the window. I know it sounds gross, but it is important to see to determine the health of your waste, so to speak. The professional will explain how it looks, any parasites, etc. She will repeat this 3 or 4 times, then you are done. She removes it, then you are to get up and go directly to the ladies room, where you will dispel of a lot of water! It sounds worse than it is, and you leave feeling extremely refreshed. I used to do this twice a year, and it really helps with energy, de-toxifying, and even weight loss. I highly reccomend, although if you have serious issues you should see a doctor first for a referral.

  25. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have an intestinal parasite?

    • ANSWER:
      Allergies, Many allergies are caused by worm infections. Tissue becomes inflamed and reactions to foods are the result when eosinophils (white blood cells) are increased due to them. Extreme skin rashes with blisters and food allergies or sensitivities may result.

      Anemia, Worms leach nutrients from bodies causing anemia. When they are present in large numbers, they can create enough blood loss to cause anemia or iron deficiency in some people.

      Constipation, Some worms can obstruct certain organs like the colon causing constipation, liver and the bile duct.

      Diarrhea, Most of the time diarrhea is nature's way of removing toxins.

      Fatigue, Symptoms include tiredness, flue-like symptoms, apathy, depression and lack of concentration.

      Gas and Stomach Bloating, Some parasites live in the upper intestine, which can cause both gas and stomach bloating.

      Immune Dysfunction, Parasites depress the immune system by decreasing immunoglobulin.

      Nervousness, The waste products from parasites irritate the nervous system, resulting in anxiety and restlessness.

      Other Signs of Parasites in Children

      Blisters appear on the inside of the lower lip, wiping of the nose, restlessness and grinding of the teeth at night, dark circles under the eyes, hyperactive, bed wetting, headaches, sensitive to light, twitching eyelid, gum, rectum, or nose bleeding are signs they may have parasites.

      There are many natural foods, herbal cleansing products, and essential oils that one can take to rid themselves of worms. When taking herbal combinations, it is best taking them on an empty stomach. The best way to treat parasitic infection is to detoxify using good nutritional rebuilding programs that will restore balance and the immune system. Everyone infected with worms is deficient in the essential nutrients. All essential vitamin and mineral supplements are necessary.

      If parasites are the problem, it is very important to take larger doses of plant-derived nutrients due to deficiencies. Some worms suck your vitamins and minerals directly out of the blood. Others absorb your nutrients through their outer skin layer. The nutrients need replacing daily.

      High carbohydrate diet, low in protein, and high in alkaline has been found to make parasitic infections worse. Sugar should also be avoided because parasites thrive on it and it is possible you could have candida. This candida or yeast infections create an environment in the colon that equals the environment needed for them to thrive. Foods that lower pH from high alkaline conditions in the colon are apple cider vinegar and cranberry juice.

      Pumpkin seeds and onions mixed with soy milk is another remedy for worms. Herbal combinations for blood flukes are milkweed, pennyroyal and black walnut. Herbal combinations for liver flukes are cloves, goldenrod and goldenseal root. Bitter melon is effective against pinworms. Fasting on raw pineapples for three days helps with tapeworms.

      Another remedy for prevention is mixing one or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in one glass of water. Alternatively, you can take one tablespoon daily of 1 part apple cider vinegar, 2 parts apple juice, 1 part apple brandy.

      Constipation problems can be helped with friendly bacteria, cascara sagrada bark, chamomile tea, or elder flowers. Licorice added to herbal teas has slight laxative action.

      Liquid multi vitamin and mineral nutrients derived from plants will help clean and replace your vital nutrients. The OXY-MEGA oxygen supplement is more effective against parasites and cleaning the intestinal tract than herbs. High doses of herbs may make them retreat to the colon but to kill and eliminate the parasites you need to flush them out by colon irrigation and ozone.

      One can save money and create your own herb formulas by buying herbs in bulk, capsules, and capsule machine for filling the capsules. Mix the herbs equally and purchase high quality only. The book, The Breath of Life contains most all the herbs with anti-parasitic properties and the herbal combinations for mixing.

  26. QUESTION:
    Detox and colon cleansing?
    I heard that colon cleansing can help lighten your iris gradually. Is this the same with body detoxification?

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansing can significantly improve your overall health which has been known to benefit your skin complexion and can very well improve your eye conditions. The toxic build up in your colon has been accumulating for years and has very negative effects when left stuck in the walls of your colon. It is extremely important to remove this idle waste.

      Those who are in the field of health and wellness have all stressed the importance to detox your body. Even television health experts have stressed this importance such as Dr. Oz, Kevin Trudeau and even Jack Lalanne.

      Colon detoxing actually been around for many years such as dating back in 1500 B.C. used by the Egyptians, and colon cleansing was also reported being used commonly in Ancient Greece. Also in the 1900’s the colo detox irrigation machines were finally born and used in America.

      I have an excellent resource that explains what I am talking about in a lot more detail.
      The link is posted to this resource below if you're interested.

  27. QUESTION:
    Do Colon Cleanses Really Help You Lose weight?
    Which ones are the best and where do you get them???

    • ANSWER:
      no not really

      to lose weight u need to eat right and have a workout plan 5-6 days a week.u have to want it.
      ***try this u need to change ur diet.
      eat six times a day. ea of ur 3 main meals needs to combine a lean protein such as chicken breast ground turkey turkey bacon egg whts also combine that with a complex carb such as a baked potato or sweet potato wild rice brown rice oatmeal or girts. also add fresh fruit and vegies to lunch and dinner. pick fruits low in sugar like pears and berries. if u get canned vegies get ones with low sodium. eat every 3-4 hrs keep ur metablism moving.
      ***also the most important part is WATER drink at least 64oz. no soda or juice. water will curve ur cravings.
      u need to hit cardio 3-4 times a week running outside it great workout if u can hit a gym and cardio machine is great at least 30mins***
      also add weight/strength training 3 times a week.u can google free weight traning guides anywhere. its not hard to find things for free. also for those wanting sexy hot abs. a nice toned stomach comes from a body with low body fat. so if ur overweight and u do a million crunches or any ab workout you r wasting your time!!! cant see the muscles under fat. low body fat equals=a nice flat toned stomach.
      ***plan ur meals ahead of time.always have a healthy snack with u so u wont be tempted to eat fast food. also if u wait to late to eat u will get so hungry u will eat the world. make time to work out start out with 30 mins then increase.its ur body treat it right. ur diet alone can help lose weight but working out makes ur body look good. shows muscles and tight skin which is sexy and beautful. stick with it ur body will amaze u!!! to be healthy and look great u need both in ur life. good luck

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get toned by May? PLEASE help?!!?
    I am 14, and im 120 lbs. I want to tone big time for spring. I REALLY want to tone my upper thighs, because no exercise i do will slenderize them. I also want to do a colon cleanse, natural, can anyone post the recipe?

    • ANSWER:
      WHEN to eat for losing weight...

      • Eat (at least) three times a day.
      Because when you eat only once a day, your metabolism gets slower than it already is! That's the main reason. Sounds funny, but to lose weight... you must eat (the right things, of course)
      • Eat low-fat, high-fiber foods such as salads and vegetable pastas.
      • Your last meal should be before 18:00. Try.
      OK, one apple after 18:00
      • Don't starve
      Starvation is not good for losing weight, nor your health.
      Starvation is the worse thing you can do in a weight loss diet.
      • Try oatmeal instead of cornflakes for breakfast--eating oatmeal can help reduce cholesterol levels, and its high fiber content will keep you full longer.

      WHAT to drink for losing weight...

      • Drink 6-8 glasses of water every day !
      Can be tap, plain, mineral, sparkling. I just love mineral sparkling water!
      This improves your bowel, reduces the "hunger" sensation, and hydrates your skin. Your skin will look much better after the first weeks!
      Don't believe the slogan "water makes me fat". Besides being stupid... you might get into serious troubles with your kidneys.
      • Drink ONLY natural juices, freshly squeezed!
      • Avoid those vending machines by carrying around your own healthful foods and leaving pocket change at home.

      Exercise for losing weight...

      • If you want quicker results - exercise would be good.
      • Don't just sit in front of the TV and eat peanuts...
      I guarantee THIS won't work for your weight loss...
      • Start a regular exercise program and stick with it. Don't be afraid of those sweat suits and Lycra pants!
      • Sneak in extra exercise in addition to your regular program. Park at the far end of the parking lot and walk; take the stairs instead of the elevator.
      • Choose an exercise program that you enjoy, and don't shun the unconventional. For instance, did you know that regular vigorous dancing is exercise too?
      • Also Cardiovascular exercises such as running, jogging, or aerobics will help you lose that unwanted belly fat. Weight training can also help you lose body fat because the more muscle mass you have, the more ability your system has to burn body fat.

  29. QUESTION:
    homemade colon cleansing?
    what is an easy way to do a colon cleanse without using purchased products. a homemade one... i have heard of sea salt and water.

    • ANSWER:
      Plain old warm water! Do not do it unless you have not had a BM in 5 days! You do not need to stress your body like that! Your body is a well functioning machine & "colon cleansing' is just a stupid rip-off.

  30. QUESTION:
    Colon cleansing questions?
    i asked this in the health section and only got spam...

    i've been having digestive issues and was wondering what colon cleansing does, what products are safe and easy to use, and how long does it take to complete it? thanks in advance
    pbandj - wow, i couldn't have asked for a better answer

    • ANSWER:
      There are two main colon-cleansing methods. One involves buying products; the other involves seeing a practitioner to have a colon irrigation.

      Colon cleansing with powdered or liquid supplements. You take some supplements used for colon cleansing by mouth. Others you take through the rectum. Either way, the idea is to force the colon to expel its contents. You can find these products on the Internet or in health food stores, supermarkets, or pharmacies. They include:

      enemas
      laxatives
      strong herbal teas
      enzymes
      powders
      antiparasite capsules
      Colon cleansing with colon irrigation (high colonics). The first modern colonic machine was invented about 100 years ago. Today, colonic hygienists or colon therapists perform colon irrigations. Colon irrigations work somewhat like an enema. But they involve much more water and none of the odors or discomfort. While you lie on a table, a machine or gravity-driven pump flushes up to 20 gallons of water through a tube inserted into your rectum.

      After the water is in the colon, the therapist may massage your abdomen. Then the therapist flushes out the fluids and waste through another tube. The therapist may repeat the process, and a session may last up to an hour.

      The practitioner may use a variety of water pressures and temperatures and may or may not combine water with enzymes, herbs, coffee, or probiotics. Probiotics are supplements containing beneficial bacteria.

      What is the theory behind natural colon cleansing?
      One of the main theories behind colon cleansing is an ancient belief called the theory of autointoxication. This is the belief that undigested meat and other foods cause mucus buildup in the colon. This buildup produces toxins, the theory goes, which enter the blood's circulation, poisoning the body.

      Some people claim these toxins cause a wide range of symptoms, such as:

      fatigue
      headache
      weight gain
      low energy
      On the surface, the idea of toxins being reabsorbed by the body makes some sense. After all, rectal suppositories are used to rapidly administer drugs. Could toxins, too, be quickly entering the bloodstream from the colon?

      If colon cleansing has any effect, however, it likely has less to do with toxins than with its impact on the nervous system. What's the evidence? Reflexes in the bowel affect the entire nervous system. In fact, a wide range of symptoms caused by constipation can be relieved by enemas. If this is true of enemas, then perhaps colon cleansing has a similar effect

  31. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever tried the product Internal Flush? What was the outcome and how long did you take it for?

    • ANSWER:
      The colon does not need cleansing. Please see the following links for details:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105845.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

      *1) Burn more calories then you're consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/weight/calsburned.htm

      Get an online, desktop, or cell phone diet and fitness calculator. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

      Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
      Adults: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
      Teens/Children: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/bmi.html

      It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.

      Here are two articles on how to break through a weight loss plateau:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/86/99147.htm
      http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/18/102117.htm

      *2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

      Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
      http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates.html

      The following are food pyramids and several articles on what you should eat everyday:
      Food Pyramids:
      http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d
      http://www.mypyramid.gov/
      Antioxidant Superstars - Vegetables and Beans:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107638.html
      Antioxidant Loaded Fruits:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107640.html
      Good Carbs Mean Better Weight:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105783.htm
      The Benefits of Protein:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/85/98824.htm
      Some Fats Are Good For You:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/49/40075.htm
      Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107641.html
      What You Should Eat Daily:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_201.jhtml
      Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_101.jhtml

      *3) Perform cardiovascular, core, and/or strength training on most days. Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure you're doing all exercises correctly.

      The following is a website and numerous articles on cardiovascular, core, and strength training:
      Exercise Prescription on the Net
      http://www.exrx.net/
      Starting an Exercise Program:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/startexercise.htm
      Strength Training Basics:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/trainbasics.htm
      Cardiovascular Machine Workouts:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/cardiowork.htm
      Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/64/72314.htm
      Understanding Your Training Heart Rate:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/thr.htm
      Exercise Errors:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/errors.htm
      Getting a Flat Stomach:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/71/81365.htm
      Weight Lifting - Does Order Matter:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/80/96440.htm
      Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/95/103524.htm
      Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/32/1728_81005.htm

      *4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

      *5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com
      Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier.

      Send me an email or yahoo instant message to "gainbetterhealth" if you have any questions and good luck!

      *Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

  32. QUESTION:
    HOW can i lose 25 pounds in 25 days ?
    I will do ANYTHING it takes .. please help !
    i am considering colon cleansing but i don't want to have to poop in public all day .. will it make me do that ? or how can i control it ?!
    cause i heard thats the most effectiveee way .. (:

    • ANSWER:
      TRY THIS.

      Step 1
      Set small, realistic goals. If you have a lot of weight to lose, try for 5 pounds, relax a bit and then go for 5 more.

      Step 2
      Start a regular exercise program and stick with it. (Brisk walking, Stretching, Jogging etc..)

      Step 3
      Sneak in extra exercise in addition to your regular program. Park at the far end of the parking lot and walk; take the stairs instead of the elevator.

      Step 4
      Healthy foods are an important ingredient in losing weight.
      Eat healthy fats from nuts, seeds and olive oil, and high-fiber foods such as vegetable salads and whole-grain pastas.

      Step 5
      Choose foods that you like. Learn to prepare healthful, low-calorie foods that taste good by checking healthy cook books for new recipes. Eating well doesn't have to mean eating dull.

      Step 6
      Eat smaller, more frequent meals. This way, your body starts to increase its metabolism so that calories are burned faster. Also, mini-meals can prevent overeating.

      Step 7
      Plan ahead. Keep the fridge stocked with healthful food and you'll be less likely to run out for high-calorie, high-fat junk food.

      Step 8
      Determine your favorite snack time and be sure to have plenty of healthful options available when you get hungry.

      Step 9
      Keep a food diary. This will help you pinpoint where you can improve your diet.

      BE SURE TO EAT MORE FIBER LIKE ASPARAGUS etc.
      IT WILL HELP YOU ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY WASTE MATERIALS.
      GREEN TEA ALSO HELPS FLUSH AWAY BODY TOXINS.

      Tips & Warnings

      *
      Lose weight with a friend, or join a support group.
      *
      Avoid those vending machines by carrying around your own healthful foods and leaving pocket change at home.
      *
      Try oatmeal instead of cornflakes for breakfast--eating oatmeal can help reduce cholesterol levels, and its high fiber content will keep you full longer.
      *
      Choose an exercise program that you enjoy, and don't shun the unconventional. For instance, did you know that regular vigorous dancing is exercise too?
      *
      Lose weight gradually--you are more apt to keep it off. A safe amount is 1 to 1 1/2 pounds per week.
      *
      Consult a doctor to find an exercise program that is best for you.
      *
      Crash diets can help you lose weight quickly, but most people gain the weight back. Some of these diets are also unhealthy and dangerous. If you choose to go with a specific diet plan, choose one that is medically credible.
      *
      If you have any questions or concerns, contact a physician or other health care professional before engaging in any activity related to health and diet. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.

  33. QUESTION:
    Pain killers - weight gain?
    I have been trying to lose weight for 10 months now through healthy eating and have lost 50lb. However I have severe shoulder pain and have to take strong painkillers to get any relief at all. The trouble is they inhibit weight loss and maybe even contribute to weight gain.

    Can anyone recommend any steps I can take to combat this, any pain killers and anti-inflamatories which don't hinder weight loss or any herbal remedies which are very good for joint pain?

    I have tried acupuncture, physiotherapy, tense machine, reflexology, hydrotherapy and massage to no avail and excercise just makes me worse.

    Any suggestions welcome!
    Thanks
    Trust me I have tried swimming, heat/cool packs and all sorts of rubs along with massage and I also hate taking painkillers - i'm at my wits end.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to drink more water. Pain killers also can constipate you and this can lead to gaining weight because your bowels are not functioning properly. Ideally you should go to the bathroom after every meal. A good colon cleanse may help. Go to your local health food store for more information. For me strong pain killers lead to a weight loss. I really didn't feel like eating. So I guess everyone is different. This brings me back to drinking more water. Distilled is the best for flushing your body of the toxins that build up from the medication. I hope you find something to help you continue to loose or at least maintain. Congratulations on loosing the 50 lbs. That is a great accomplishment. You should be very proud of yourself.

  34. QUESTION:
    i need to lose weight pretty quickly in the space of 1-2 weeks.?
    I know it'll only be a temp thing but a noticeable amount in the space of those weeks. anybody have ideas? thnx (ps put exersise outta the equration
    would eating no carbs get me the result i'm looking for?

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise won't do anything in a week or two, anyway. You're going to get a lot of answers about colon cleansing and weight loss pills and fad diets. Will they work? Maybe, but probably not and they might be dangerous. Not that losing weight in a rapid and temporary way is safe. But, OK, you want to lose 10 or 15 pounds in two weeks for some occasion... a wedding, a vacation, etc. It won't be easy and you're not going to keep it off, and it will probably impact your metabolism making it harder to lose weight in the future and possibly even gaining even more weight than you lose... but here goes... and only do this if you are otherwise healthy with no medical concerns.

      Monitor your calories carefully and use some kind of liquid meal replacement product. There are many that are over the counter versions like Slim fast. Use this stuff exclusively, and do not eat the meal that is allowed once per day on their programs. There are two reasons for this, the real food will just make you hungry and you'll probably go off the diet, and you'll lose more weight (of course it'll be mostly water) by sticking with just the meal replacement drink. In addition, drink plenty of water. Don't be tempted to take diuretics or laxatives. Diuretics can cause dehydration; overuse of laxatives can cause a severe imbalance of your body chemistry which can lead to very serious problems.

      No, this isn't good advice, nor is it healthy. But, it's the fastest way to shed weight quickly without taking even more risks. These meal replacement drinks are formulated to have the vitamins that you need. Eating cabbage for two weeks will not do that.

      Cautions: Have someone take your blood pressure (or go to a local pharmacy that has free B/P machine). Take your B/P every day or so and make sure it doesn't go out of range. Be aware of signs like light-headedness, dizziness, excessive fatigue or shakiness. If you experience any problems go back to eating a regular, sensible diet and forget about losing weight in two weeks. Can you do this? Yes. Is it the healthiest thing to do? No. Will it do long term permanent damage? Probably not, if you're in otherwise good health.

  35. QUESTION:
    Which diet is the best to go on?
    Low-fat, Low-calorie, or Low-carb diet?

    • ANSWER:
      The answers depends on your predisposition (DNA) and how much you exercise. I'd suggest to research blood-type compatible food sources because different specific types of monomers/compounds react depending on your individual chemical make-up. That science of reality boils down to ions and either the amount of or the atomic weight of atomic particles,etc.

      As far as your choices of the three types of diets you followed the question up with, I'd say low carb, but the problem answering it that way, is that then you may not be providing yourself with sufficient energy, or (ATP). Again, the general answer of how much YOU need depends. QUALITY is key here. Mix it up with different highly complex and diverse whole grains(i.e. barley, wheat, oats, etc.). When it comes to a "low-fat diet," I think that only the trans and saturated fats are the ones you should moderate. If you do decide to go with "low-fat," at least consume foods with Omega fats. Actually, I highly suggest taking fish oil capsules, high in Omega fat. Otherwise, your metabolism might slow down. Eat food rich with enzymes(onions, green veggies, crushed garlic). I think that the human body is such a dynamic machine, that sometimes it's more about timing, or circumstance than anything. Things to regulate and stimulate metabolism that I highly suggest: organic apple cider vinegar from mother(not pasteurized), cheyenne pepper powder(you can buy for an ounce at a food co-op or online), and green tea; I suggest Carrington because it's cheap and not individually packaged. It's good with honey. The cheyenne pepper has lots of enzymes that not only help digest, but also help clean your G.I. tract and cleanse your body of stubborn wastes that like to stick around the colon, etc. Apple cider vinegar has a load of benefits, but one noble thing that it is theoretically known to support, is to stimulate regular thyroid function. You can get it at a most food co-ops, or GNC, I know has it.

  36. QUESTION:
    how much should i work out if i have to lose 2 kgs (4.4 pounds) per week?
    how many kms should i walk to lose 2 kgs (4.4 pounds) per week and at what speed? and how many calories should i have?
    i am 24yrs old, female, 76kgs (167.2 pounds) & 157cms tall.
    please tell me how to do it... please dont tell me why not to do it...
    i am desperate... thank u...

    (1 kg = 2.2 pounds)

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not trying to be negative, but losing more than 2 pounds per week may not even be possible and I'm afraid you'll be disappointed when you try, and don't succeed. But with that said, to burn four pounds, you need to burn 14,000 more calories than you consume either by limiting what you eat or by exercising and working them off. Considering women usually eat about 1500 - 2000 calories a day, do you see how this will be practically impossible? You need to eat to exercise, but you would have to exercise for several hours a day to burn this many calories.

      I suggest going to the gym, getting on a cardio machine, and doing whatever the exercise is until you burn 500 calories. Go once in the morning and once at night four days per week, two days a week, go only in the morning, and one day a week, do not exercise at all because your body needs rest. Then I would reduce calorie intake by about 700 calories a day if possible (for example, eat only lean protein (grilled chicken, egg whites, lean turkey) and either steamed or grilled vegetables (or salad without dressing). That will reduce your calorie intake greatly. Since you will need fiber, eat 1-2 pieces of low calorie, high fiber toast or bread each day. Doing this, you will also need a fiber supplement. You could do an herbal colon cleanse if you want-- you can buy them at nutrition stores-- and that would include a fiber pill already. Too much fiber at once can make you have stomach aches so don't pop a fiber pill with no food in your stomach.

      Once again, I want to say that this is a very extreme diet because what you're wanting to do is very extreme. Instead of allowing yourself to get to 167 lbs, you should try to lose weight slowly, develop healthy habits, and keep the weight off.

      But good luck.

  37. QUESTION:
    I need contacts of Colon therapy centres in Chennai. I can be mailed at agwal2@yahoo.com?
    Colon therapy = Colon cleansing, colon irrigation etc.

    • ANSWER:
      colon is responsilble for salt absorption etc to maintain the salt balance of the body ! body naturally cleans itself . you are not required to go down for such a thearapy unless in a medical situation one needs to clean to examine the colon .
      the best way is to have lot of fibre and greens in the daily diet . body is a superb mechanism ..it does not need the stupid therapy to make it go !! it is a perfect machine..just feed it right fuel and leave the rest to it . do not play around with your mechanism ....you will end up with some other health issues !!

  38. QUESTION:
    help i need to lose weight asap?
    im a 13 year old girl and i would do anything to lose weight and people are telling me to try power colon cleanse.
    will this actually work ?
    will it affect my body because im 13 ?
    this is the website: http://www.powercleansefree.com/
    please help me

    • ANSWER:
      1 Dietary Balance and reading labels: watch what you eat, and expend more energy than you consume. It’s really that simple. This involves some calculation. The approximate normal daily caloric requirement for an average male who performs light activity is 2,200; for a female, it is 1,900.Do the math. Eat less and eat at least five meals a day. Your actual caloric requirement can differ depending on your height, weight, activity level and your body's metabolic rate.

      http://knowdiet.blogspot.com/

      2 Identify your exercise. No exercise was created equal. You might like running, so run. You might like jogging, so jog. You might like stationary bikes, so bike stationary. Find the one that works best for you. Don’t pick a routine that you don’t like and won’t stick with it for long.

      http://knowexercise.blogspot.com/

      3 Try yoga. Yoga is one of the best ways of losing weight. Of course I can’t go into a full lecture about yoga over here but I can tell you that I have never seen people with better-toned bodies than those who practice yoga. One of the benefits of yoga is that you learn to control virtually every muscle and joint of your body so that the issue of weight gain will cease to exist.

      http://knowingyoga.blogspot.com/

      4 Photos and Joining online support group : Take before and after photos. There’s no easier way to illustrate your progress. It’s essential that you not feel alone, and reaching out to friends helps as they know things that you couldn’t possibly know, and they’ve probably been “in your shoes” at some point in the past (or present). Share stories, laughter, tears, successes, and failures. There are thousands of communities out there, so keep looking until you find one that fits you.

      http://learnfriendship.blogspot.com/

      5 Water you waiting for If you’re not drinking enough water, your body will let you know. Thirst is an amazing sensation – quench it. If you’re not hydrated, your body won’t be working at peak levels. If you’re worried about “water weight,” remember that you’re likely to retain more water when you’re not giving your body enough of it in the first place. I’m not going to dictate how many glasses you should drink, though – as that’s going to vary from person to person.

      http://knowingbody.blogspot.com/

      6 Zone out. There’s a reason why people exercise to their favorite music – listening to external stimulus takes your mind off of the physical activity making “exercise time” fly or situate yourself in front of TV or video games involving exercises.

      http://knowingmusic.blogspot.com/

      7 Sleep it off. To be an efficient fat-burning machine, If you think that you’re doing yourself a favor by sleeping less, you’re mistaken. Give your body time to rest itself, both mentally and physically. Sleep is very, very important.

      http://sleepnicely.blogspot.com/

      8 Keep a food diary. All you have to do is jot down what, when, and how much you eat in a notebook, or you can do it online at a Web site . A food diary gives a clear picture of your current eating habits so you can identify the changes you need to make to lose weight.

      http://handlingtime.blogspot.com/

      9 Be confident and motivated.You need to believe in yourself!. Learn to evaluate your efforts fairly and objectively. If you fail to achieve your target , find out why is it so. After evaluating, look ahead. When you have thought of giving up, visualize how good you will look when you manage to slim down successfully.

      http://learnconfidence.blogspot.com/
      http://knowmotivation.blogspot.com/

  39. QUESTION:
    Best way to a flat stomach?
    I'm skinny but my stomach isn't flat and it's been making me feel self-conscious. I've been eating healthy and exercising and doing extra ab workouts but I haven't seen a difference yet. I was trying on prom dresses and I see a little bulge in my dress that I would rather not have there. I have 2 months til prom, what can i do? Thanks a bunch! :D

    • ANSWER:
      I would try a colon cleanse such as a laxative to help. Also, drink plenty of water. It will flush your system out naturally and help. Also, run, do cardio, or try the elliptical machine. Ab workouts help more if there aren't any fat left. Crunches and sit ups will only sculpt your abs more than actually melt fat away. You must shed off the fat first. I hope this helps.

  40. QUESTION:
    Looking for a fiber supplement.....?
    I have recently started working out and eating better. I am 5'7 and weigh about 155. I have been doing cardio for 30 minutes a day for 2-3 times a week, and weight machines 2 times a week for about 30 minutes. I am losing weight, but I am not having good bowel movements. I drink probably 7-8 glasses of water a day, if not more... eat plenty of fish, and veggies. I was looking for a fiber supplement that would regulate me. I seen something online from GNC that is called Super Colon Cleanse, thinking it was a daily fiber supplement, but it is a regimen that you have to take 4 pills a day for 3 times a day, and not do it for more than 10 days. I have been doing it, and it is working, but what is something that I can take daily to help regulate me... I don't want colon cleansers, just more fiber!!! I eat activa, fiber one cereal, and fiber plus bars too. I cannot find any fiber supplements in the vitamin sections at the grocery, and I DONT want to take laxitives because I am not constipated.

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    Exercise: Is it possible to tone up in about 3 weeks? If so, any suggestions?
    Okay, so I already eat fairly good. No sugar, hardly any processed foods, not too much salt..etc.
    But I know that's important, but I was wondering is there something special you can do to tone up a bit in, oh around 3 weeks? Because I'm going on vacation, and I just want to show some muscle definition.

    Okay, so yesterday, I did like an hours worth of machine exercises in my gym. & I did like 15 minutes on my treadmill, and like 5 minutes on the stair master thingy and like forever on the bicycle. Also, I did some lunges, and some unique exercises like stretches and squats etc.
    So, all of that put together = like one hour's worth of exercise.

    So, basically I just want to show some muscle definition before 3 weeks. I don't have any fat or anything, but I want to show muscle definition in my thighs and my stomach.

    Okay, that's about all you need to know, and anyone who post advertisement for anykind of product like "Colon Cleanse" for example, will be blocked. So, don't waste mine and your time advertising.

    Any Top Contributors ? PLEASE HELP! Like I said, I don't have any fat or anything but I just want "Muscle definition" for the fifth time. LOL, and do you think I'd manage that at the pace I'm going?
    & sometimes I play soccer outside. and I JUST started exercising on machines for about 2 days now, but that's a start eh? Okay, people please answer???
    Oh and guys, I'm 12 years old and I'm a girl..if that matters!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Within 3 weeks, you have to ALOT MORE of cardio exercise!

      Out of all the types of cardio excercises, jogging on the treadmill is the MOST EFFICIENT because it BURNS ALOT MORE CALORIES as compared to the same amount of times you spend at other cardio exercise equipments (stationary bike, stair master). WHY? Because treadmill puts more impacts on your workout, which your heart will work more to pump oxygen in your lung, this is how you burn calories.

      You said you used treadmill for only 15 mins...That's NOT good enough. Now, I don't know if you run or walk on the treadmill, because if you just walk on the treadmill, then you just waste time. You have to break the sweats in order to shed some calories. Even if you run on the treadmill for 15 mins. It's still NOT good enough. Since, you're only a 12 year old girl, I would suggest you run at your top speed on your treadmill, I would somewhere about 4-5 mph on the treadmill, keep on running until you're out of gas, then slow down walking until your heart beat at the normal rhythm, then start running again. Keep doing that for a total of 30 mins on the treadmill. You don't need work out on the stair master or on the stationary bike.

      After you're done jogging on the treadmill for a total of 30 mins, then go work out on abdominal, glute, bun, & thigh machines...Do 10 repetitions for 5 sets for each of these exercises.

      So that means you have spend at least 2 hours in the gyms/day, 5 DAYS/WEEK in order to make it works!

      Eating habits:

      Avoid fastfoods, greasy foods, chocolates, or anything that has high percentage of carbohydrates.

      Avoid drinking sodas, smoothies, & Starbuck coffees as they're EXTREMELY HIGH IN CALORIES!

      Try to eat alot of veggies, fruits, and drink alot of water during the workout to stay hydrated.

  42. QUESTION:
    Colon Irrigation therapy?
    I am thinking of cleaning my liver, kidney, stomach, intestines from toxins. I am thinking of Colon Irrigation therapy. Has anyone tried that. Is it effective and how many treatments would I need in total. Are there any side effects. Do some recommend me a good place for colon irrigation therapy in Tyne and Wear, North East England, UK. Thanking all of you for your advices.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have cancer or something? Why would you want to do this? Your body is a fine tuned machine and shouldn't need a cleaning.
      In the U.S. there is something you take call: New Lightly and it cleanses your colon for colonscope. It tastes disgusting - a flavored mixture with the after taste of dishwashing soap.
      Don't know where Tyne and Wear is in England. See a doctor before you decide to turn yourself inside out for no good reason except that it is a torture device to make yourself uncomfortable. If I am wrong, don't blame me! You couldn't pay me enough to sit on the crapper or closet or whatever you call the toilet for what seems to be a lifetime when you are going to fill yourself up with poopy again!

  43. QUESTION:
    any risk of getting hiv?
    hi,

    pls help me with this situation.

    i have a friend who just had colon cleansing for a colonoscopy. She was put in a room and shared a bed with another lady for cleansing process. though there was 2 cleansing machines and two different tubes but she is afraid that the nurse might have made a mistake and used the wrong tube (which was supposed for another lady) because she saw the nurse putting the 2 tubes near each other in two different containers. is there any chance of getting hiv, herps in this case? what if the tube was inserted into the lady anus and caused bleeding and re-use for my friend's anus? please help. she is so worried. thank you so much.

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    colonic irrigation, is it good for you?
    Hi, is colonic irrigation good for you, what does it help with, how do you feel afterwards, and is it humiliating, i know this subject can be amusing but i am generally interested.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to do further research on this subject before deciding to get one. I have had a gravity-fed colonic (which uses gravity to get the water into you as opposed to the more common method of a machine) and it didn't affect me because I don't believe it was performed correctly. So I can't personally attest to what it feels like. But accounts I've read about have ranged from feeling great afterwards to being extremely nauseous, fatigued and light-headed. The process washes away beneficial intestinal bacteria which isn't a good thing. It also can mess with your electrolytes which can cause an imbalance and I believe it's that imbalance that can lead to some of the above symptoms.

      As for the procedure itself, it might be a little bit embarrassing but not humiliating because the therapist takes every precaution to ensure your peace of mind. Some therapists ask clients to get naked and put on a robe and others just require that the pants and underpants be removed. Either way, you are covered when lying on the table except when the tube, called a speculum, is inserted. At that point the therapist will ask you to roll on your left side and will pick up the blanket to expose your buttocks. So of course it's unavoidable that your rear end and genitals will be exposed during the insertion of the tube which is about an inch wide. But after that the therapist covers you up again, so you're not laying with your butt hanging out or anything.

      If you want to watch a representative clip of a colonic, you can probably find one on YouTube but a better one can be found at the link below. That site has a bunch of info on enemas and colonics and the video I've linked ("Cleansing Using Colon Hydrotherapy") is one that you buy for .49 and instantly download. Hope that helps.

  45. QUESTION:
    Did Obama "close the sale" last night? Was he eloquent & smooth or did he not close to you?

    • ANSWER:
      Eloquent and smooth? Sure. So are the guys on real estate, exercise machine, and colon cleanse informercials. Do you believe them?

      It was so sappy I had to turn it off halfway through. God help us all if there are enough people buying that tripe to put him in office.

  46. QUESTION:
    i want to get as fit as possible in a week?
    i need to get as fit as possible in a week. no fancy machines. only exersizes with your body. plz list as many as possible!!

    • ANSWER:
      The cheapest exercise is running or walking. Also you can have an interval training, squats (For perfect form, keep feet shoulder-width apart and back straight. Bend knees and lower your rear, the knee should remain over the ankle as much as possible.), lunges, push up, abdominal crunches, bent over row. My brother is a gym trainer and these are the top-notch.
      You can check this link for the better technique http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/7-most-effective-exercises.
      Eat negative calories or high fiber food: Asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, lettuce & zucchini. Fruits that are good for you are apple, grapefruit ( as much as possible , no harm ) or any other type of citrus like pomelo or orange.
      Eat many small meals rather than 2 or 3 big meals.
      Drink a lot of green tea. Good for your health, delicious and high antioxident. Not only for weight loss but also for better looking skin.
      Go to sauna or swimming, dogwalking if ur lazy. Keep yourself active even when ur lazy :-D .
      Spicy food help boost metabolism.
      Eat more fish and beef, mincemeat . if you eat chicken dont eat the skin.
      Drink omega 3 fish oil supplement to have better concentration and memory, and omega 3 fish oil helps the body to prevent restore fat.
      You can check here for more explanation about this, the best article about diet and i saved it in my favorite. http://www.squidoo.com/howtoraisemetabolism
      And this is not mandatory and i am not trying to sell u anything, just a good suggestion for you in case u want some supplement . what me and my sister have used is Bowtrol Colon cleanse,they offered free trial still I think, because Ive heard that from one of my friend who has just purchased it. Go here for the trial www.heavenlifenow.com .
      Be active always to loose weight, I lose 8 lbs in the last 5 weeks.

  47. QUESTION:
    Having problems losing weight, please help?
    i have been on a healthy diet for about a month and 1/2 ... i been eating healthy, no junk food, i drink PLENTY of water.. i drink 8 8oz glasses a day, i run on the treadmill and i even bought a step machine and i been working out often.. my nutritionist even recommended this colon cleanser to help boost the weight loss.. i have not cheated ONCE on my diet, i follow everything religiously and i even follow the colon cleanser as directed and i DO NOT see any changes in my body.. i lost about 6 lbs and it just fluctuates from 1-2 lbs everyday.
    after dieting, exercising, and colon cleansing.. in my 2nd month i should have lost a lot more then 6 lbs. Do I have a thyroid problem?
    If i have a thyroid problem, how can i cure it? and will it go away?
    i have to lose about 40 lbs.. and also i was doing the low carb arkins diet just to boost the weight loss then switch to a low calorie diet. but you are supposed to lose 14 lbs in 2 weeks if done correctly .. and like i said i followed everything perfectly.. so im not sure whats wrong

    • ANSWER:
      if you have a thyroid problem than it can be diagnosed easily with a blood test. I believe they have prescriptions that help thyroid problems. Another thing to consider that you didn't mention is how much wieght you have to lose...if you are close to your goal weight than it will be a lot harder to come off than if you have a lot to lose. I have been on my diet for almost two months now and i have lost about 17 pounds and i have cheated a few times. I hope this helps a little!!

  48. QUESTION:
    CAn someone tell me about the Lemon CLeansing Diet? DOes it make you lose weight? How much?

    THAT DOESNT ANSWER MY QUESTION

    I DONT WANT LINKS PLEASE

    • ANSWER:
      The colon does not need cleansing. Please see the following links for details:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105845.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

      *1) Burn more calories then you're consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/weight/calsburned.htm

      Get an online, desktop, or cell phone diet and fitness calculator. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

      Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
      Adults: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
      Teens/Children: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/bmi.html

      It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.

      Here are two articles on how to break through a weight loss plateau:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/86/99147.htm
      http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/18/102117.htm

      *2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

      Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
      http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates.html

      The following are food pyramids and several articles on what you should eat everyday:
      Food Pyramids:
      http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d
      http://www.mypyramid.gov/
      Antioxidant Superstars - Vegetables and Beans:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107638.html
      Antioxidant Loaded Fruits:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107640.html
      Good Carbs Mean Better Weight:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105783.htm
      The Benefits of Protein:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/85/98824.htm
      Some Fats Are Good For You:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/49/40075.htm
      Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107641.html
      What You Should Eat Daily:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_201.jhtml
      Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_101.jhtml

      *3) Perform cardiovascular, core, and/or strength training on most days. Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure you're doing all exercises correctly.

      The following is a website and numerous articles on cardiovascular, core, and strength training:
      Exercise Prescription on the Net
      http://www.exrx.net/
      Starting an Exercise Program:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/startexercise.htm
      Strength Training Basics:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/trainbasics.htm
      Cardiovascular Machine Workouts:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/cardiowork.htm
      Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/64/72314.htm
      Understanding Your Training Heart Rate:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/thr.htm
      Exercise Errors:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/errors.htm
      Getting a Flat Stomach:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/71/81365.htm
      Weight Lifting - Does Order Matter:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/80/96440.htm
      Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/95/103524.htm
      Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/32/1728_81005.htm

      *4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

      *5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com
      Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier.

      Send me an email or yahoo instant message to "gainbetterhealth" if you have any questions and good luck!

      *Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

  49. QUESTION:
    Losing weight food/exercise?
    Well, I'm 5'4" , 215 and I know I'm overweight, but I FEEL like I'm extremely overweight. I don't really look terrible, but I've got a totally warped body image- and have had it since I was little and my mom would tell me that she'd have to wheel me out of a restaurant in a wheel barrow if I didn't stop eating. I've been eating healthy for the most part, (fruits, veggies, cheese, yogurts, nuts)... but my problem I guess is proportion.

    I find it hard to schedule a time for a workout - and really hate doing it after a day of work, i want to just sit down? Isn't that terrible. I have little will power.

    I hate my workout routine but I'll continue doing it for the sake of keeping myself moving. I've been doing a DVD and walking about 3 miles a day. How long should I be working out daily to lose weight?

    So many issues I guess. Hubby and I want to try for a baby in the fall and I don't want to look like I'm HUMONGOUS !

    Lots of self image issues. Any ideas to help?
    (Ps. I don't buy the "colon cleanse" crap, so that doesn't help me! Thanks though. I've tried Acai berry, and it's okay, but I didn't really notice a difference)/

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations, you sound like you're doing really well so far. Remember that the REAL benefit of losing weight is that you'll be healthier, feel more energetic and that you'll have a better chance of keeping up with your newborn baby! :)

      People try to recommend fad diets that just don't work long term. Unfortunately there aren't magic formulae for weight loss and it's just a matter of exercising regularly and cutting out the junk food. So it means you need to find ways of making it more "fun" (or at least as fun as exercise can be!).

      Do you enjoy any sports? For me, playing sport is way more fun than walking and I even forget I'm exercising. Maybe look for social sports groups in your area?

      Otherwise have you considered taking classes at a local gym? Having weekly commitments means you're less likely to skip them, whilst an instructor can help to keep you motivated. You could perhaps do aerobics, pilates, cycling classes, water aerobics etc.

      If neither of the above are cutting it for you and you prefer the idea of exercising by yourself, have you considered alternative forms of exercise? It's important to find something that you enjoy doing and then it won't feel like such hard work. There are lots of machines at the gym that might suit you - a lot of women who are coming back to exercise like the cross trainer machine. You kind of walk/run on it, but there's no impact on your joints. Otherwise swimming is another popular choice.

      Another thing I like to do to keep me motivated is to analyse my runs when I go for a jog. I'll take a stopwatch and time my runs so that I keep trying to beat my personal best - I find this more fun than walking/running aimlessly and it helps to keep me going even when I feel tired.

      You could also try a heart rate monitor for your workout. This will help you maintain a "fat burning" heart rate for the duration of your exercise time. As a VERY ROUGH guide (assuming you have no health conditions, aren't on meds etc), your target heart rate should be 60-80% of you maximum heart rate, which is 220 minus your age. E.g. I'm 25 so my maximum heart rate is 220 - 25 = 195. 60% of this is 117 and 80% is 156 beats per minute. So you'll know that if you're keeping your heart rate in this zone your exercise is having an effect and should help to motivate. It's also another distraction while you're exercising.

      Also, listening to music while exercising is good for both distracting and relaxing your mind so you can use the time to zone out. After a while you'll look forward to exercise because it's a good way of mentally escaping from the chores of everyday life.

      You should aim to do 3-4 workouts per week, preferably with a rest day in between. If you can keep your heart rate up for say 30-40 mins you will definitely be doing some good and before long you'll notice the difference. From my own experience it takes about 2 weeks to notice a very slight improvement in fitness and about 6 weeks to start feeling healthier and more energetic.

      All the best! It sounds like you're doiing brilliantly so far so you just need to find something to motivate you and keep you going. Soon you'll be enjoying all the benefits :)

  50. QUESTION:
    How are you supposed to prevent obesity when the only decent gyms LA Fitness and 24 Hour Fitness charge .99?
    LA Fitness and Shaq 24 Hour Fitness are the only gyms worth joining. The rest of them including Gold's Gym are ratholes where there's no maintenance. How are you supposed to prevent blowing up like a balloon? Not everyone wants to be a vegetarian, eat bland foods and have to drive yourself crazy thinking about every piece of food that goes in your mouth. And I don't want to hear any crap from vegetarians about how delicious the food they eat is. It's unacceptable as a steady diet. I also don't want to hear anything from the idiot who swears by colon cleansing. Colon cleansing is life threatening. Case closed. And running or walking 5-7 miles a day outdoors is insane. Even if you listen to an iPod it's unbearably monotonous. Your feet burn like fire not to mention how much your legs hurt from running or walking long distances on asphalt. Besides walking or running outside will not tone your muscles and make you lose weight anywhere near as well as a proper workout in a gym will.
    LA Fitness and Shaq 24 Hour are so unreasonable. There's no way they should charge any more than .99 a month. .99 a month is a joke. They act like working out is entertainment. It's sweating and suffering but absolutely necessary to keep functioning and not get so fat that you're a sitting duck for all kinds of ridiculously painful conditions and life threatening diseases. What's wrong with the world that oblivious idiots run everything?
    You're all idiots who are living in a dream world and have no understanding of what a logistical nightmare all the suggestions you've made are. The only answer I got that made any sense at all was the one suggesting the free workouts you can get on youtube. But I'm sure those workouts are just a drop in the bucket compared to how much exercise you need to stay fit. No pain, no gain is the brutal truth.
    And the idiot who said that TVs, pumped up music and more varied classes are entertainment in the more upscale gyms must own or manage a gym. Entertainment when you're sweating like a pig and your body aches from strenuous workouts. You're just saying that because you make money off it. And I wouldn't do that for a living for all the money in the world. You have to be a musclehead to work in a gym. And I'm not ranting. What I'm saying is reality.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't need to go to a gym to get a good workout. You can set up a home gym and get a great workout. Also, you can go out jogging and get pretty fit. Sure, it is nice to have a large number of weights and gym machines, but why would they do it for free?

      If I were you I would do 2 things to start a sensible home program:

      1. Get "Enter the Zone" by Dr Barry Sears, read the book and follow the diet. It is more of a "lifestyle change" than a diet, and it is easy to follow.

      2. Buy a book on kettlebells (probably by Pavel Tsatusline) such as "Enter the Kettlebell" Go buy a kettlebell in the range that you feel would be useable, and follow a workout program. The nice thing about kettlebells is that one kettlebell, although it will seem expensive, will replace an entire gym for some people.

      So, for about 60-70 dollars you will have a program that you can do anytime and with good success.


colon cleanse machine

Best Colon Cleanse On The Market

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the link between a potbelly and a inefficient colon?
    I've heard that the actual cause of a potbelly is a sagging ,clogged colon. Is this just hype from the emerging colon cleanse market, or is there science to back this up? If the colon has more mass then it should then I guess it could cause the ab muscles to bend outward...anyone have any thoughts on this?

    • ANSWER:
      Someone is feeding you a load of crap (pardon the pun). Pot-belly is usually caused by drinking too much beer. Rarely is it caused by any other reason. If you have a clogged colon, over an extended period of time, you will die. If you don't want a clogged colon, drink some Castor oil. That will fix it so long as you can stand the taste.

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I do a cheap colon cleanse?
    I want to do a colon cleanse, but the stuff on the market is way out of my budget. If I just do some psyllium capsules and some pro-biotics (like acidophilus), will that work just as well as the expensive stuff like Evercleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Forget the colon cleanse. Your colon is clean. Detox is an alt med scam and can be dangerous.

      TV show, "What's Good For You" recently tested detox products.

      Results:

      Weight loss. One member of the detox group dropped out on day four as she was experiencing dizziness, headaches and nausea. In this time she lost almost 3kgs. The two other members of the detox group lasted the week — and lost 2.5kg and 4kg each. Our expert, Associate Professor Katherine Samaras of the Garvan Institute, believes the weight loss will be put straight back on. Plus the diet may have also altered the detoxers' metabolisms making it more difficult for them to lose weight in the future.

      Blood tests. The blood tests showed decreased liver function in all members of the detox group. Their livers were shocked by the strict diet and weren't functioning very well. The blood tests also showed an increase in triglycerides (the bad blood fats that predict our risk to heart disease) and a decrease in the protective cholesterol.

      Conclusion
      Within our group of six people the liquid detox diet did not help the body eliminate toxins. In fact, the diet did them more harm than good! The body is fantastically designed to eliminate by-products without needing any assistance at all. If you have overindulged Professor Samaras recommends a light healthy diet for one or two days to let your body recover.
      http://health.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=826277

      From Skepdic.com:
      It's an irrational concept, yet an intriguing idea, that modern life so fills us with poisons from polluted air and food additives that we need to be periodically "cleaned out" ("detoxified"). Never mind that natural chemicals in our foods are thousands of times more potent than additives, or that most Americans are healthier, live longer, and can choose from the most healthful food supply ever available. -- Frances M. Berg, M.S.

      Real detoxification of foreign substances takes place in the liver, which modifies their chemical structure so they can be excreted by the kidneys which filter them from the blood into the urine. --Stephen Barrett, M.D.

      "Toxin" is classic pseudoscience terminology. --Ben Goldacre, M.D.

      "...these detox programs amount to a large quantity of excrement, both literally and figuratively.” --Peter Pressman, M.D.
      http://www.skepdic.com/detox.html

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best colon cleanse on the market?
    Hey there, i've been looking for the best colon cleansing product for a while now, does anyone know where I can get the best one for the money? I'm willing to try different things including suppliments, or even different food products. Any helpful hints would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Consumption of fast foods and foods that lack lots of fiber. This is the single major reason behind most occurrences of constipation.

      Of course with other exceptions also..I was also in need of one such product and I found this and trust me it is going wonders for me, so your search should end here, its simply the best thing available in market right now. follow this link -

      http://tinyurl.com/noh6pe

  4. QUESTION:
    What's the best colon cleanse product to use?
    With so many different colon cleansing products on the market with a HUGE difference in price (.00 up to 0.00) how does one go about picking one? I want one that works, but I'd rather not pay 0.00. I've read tons on the internet so now I'd like to know YOUR personal experiences with specific products. Which have you used, which do you like, which don't you like and why. Please only those who have done a cleansing answer. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Fleets Phosphate ! I have to have colonoscopys regularly and find the foul taste can be mitigated drinking ice cold ginger ale. That and the fact it works pretty well. Provided you are doing it for a medical exam. Otherwise....you are in for a night of pain.

  5. QUESTION:
    Where can I find Colon Cleanse reviews which are short and to the point ?
    I just want a place with a quick comparison of colon cleanse products and colon cleanse reviews of key features to help take a decision. Any place that I visit has so much information about so many products that my head is spinning.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, there are so many colon cleanse reviews out there that it is pretty easy to get lost, as you clearly are. However, a li'l effort searching on the right search engines like yahoo can help you get to the right content quickly.

      Anyways the site mentioned in the source below contains short reviews of the most reputed colon cleanse products out there in the market. Hope this is what you were looking for!

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you go about giving yourself a colon cleanse?
    This is gross but ever since I've heard that the average person has about 5 lbs. of impacted fecal matter lining their colon I've always wanted to do a colon cleanse. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      The notion that your colon needs cleansing is a triumph of marketing. There have been clinical studies, but none produced results backing the claims of colon cleansing products.

      What the studies did show:
      --Fecal material does not collect, impacted on the colon walls.

      --Fecal material in the colon is not toxic and cannot poison. (Or constipated people would be found dead on the street. "Look, Jerry, there's another one. Poor bastard didn't eat enough fiber.")

      --Removing fecal material earlier than it might otherwise have exited the body does not improve health in any way.

      Colon cleansing is quackery, designed to sell you a product you don’t need.

      There is no legitimate reason to cleanse your colon unless you're getting a colonoscopy. (And the various colon cleansing products marketed on TV and in magazines are not what gastroenterologists want patients to use.)

      Flushing everything out of the colon is not the secret to weight loss or better health. It results in weight loss not because it's healthy but because poop and future poop weighs something. You’ll feel better because you *believe* you’ve done something healthy, not because you *have* done something healthy.

      More beneficial than a colon cleansing is consistently eating whole grains, plenty of fruit and vegetables, and drinking enough to be properly hydrated all the time. Spend your health care dollars and time on something that's actually beneficial.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can I do candida and colon cleanses naturally without buying expensive supplements?
    I would seriously like to do whole-body cleanses but supplements are expensive and I don't really trust a lot that ar on the market today? Does anyone know of natural ways to do candida and colon cleanses?

    • ANSWER:
      I read alternative therapy books a lot, and from them I've learned a few things:
      1) Candida is a nasty conditions that causes a lot of problems.
      2) Most doctors don't awknowledge that it exists (and say it's in your head etc).
      3) It's really difficult to treat.

      One of my friends came up to me and told me that she had candida, and explained how it was messing her up and that the doctors she'd seen hadn't really done s**t (or perscribed anything that work). I asked her if she'd tried fixing her diet and not eating sugar. She said she had somewhat, and it helped a little, but it didn't really make a difference. She also had eaten probiotics, which helped a bit.

      I'd recently finished reading a book on oxygen therapies which said candida is exteremely difficult to cure, regardless of what you do, but hydrogen peroxide seemed to actually do the trick very quickly.
      They advocated intravenous injection (which is a pain to do), but I thought drinking it might work as well since candida hangs out in the gut. I had some lying around and I'd used it for other stuff, so I figured I had nothing to lose by trying it. Neither of us thought it would work.
      I checked back with autumn in a few days, and she said that she didnt think it would work, but she started noticing changes after about 3 days, and within 10 most of her symptoms had gone away (in 2 weeks she said she felt like she as 95% of where she had been before, and "wow I can't believe how much candida messed me up").
      At some point, she lost the peroxide I gave her, and then went for about a week without it, at which point she noticed she got a lot worse (to about 50% of where she had been before she started, and said "I hope I don't have to use this stuff for the rest of my life."). We talked about it, and I theorized that the peroxide would probably need longer to completely kill the candida, but it might also be necessary to inject it to get some of the candida hangingou out in the bloodstream outside of the gut (in all the case studies I'd seen where peroxide worked, it was done intravenously, which we did not yet want to do).
      A bit later, while still not having peroxide, she came across a drink called kefir (another strong probiotic one), and started using it. She said that it got her to the last push of 99.9%, and that she planned to use that from now on, and has been fine ever since.
      Total sucesses with candida are very rare (a lot of these herbal things people suggest might work on one person, but never have consistent success since the condition is hard to treat), but I thought I'd share that example since I'm certain it happened (first hand experience), and I'd advise trying something similar.

      Candida normally occurs when you have too many things in your guy that feed the fungus (ie sugar), or your stomach bacteria are supressed and can't contain the fungus. The latter commonly happens when people are overperscribed antiobiotics (which happens a lot since doctors use antiobiotics zealously). Ie, it's very common for people to get a candida infection immediately after being treated for pneumonia.

      In our approach to treating it, we first killed off most of the candida with peroxide. Then once it was mostly gone, we put a lot of friendly bacteria in to put the balance in the gut back to where it should be. I don't think doing the latter will work if the Candida population is there in full force to begin with.

      As far as hydrogen peroxide goes, the stuff is harmless good for you if a few safey measures are followed:
      1) It has to be in a very low concentration (if you drink 30% you will most likely die and it burns skin if you touch it, whereas .05% helps your health a lot).
      2) It can't have toxic additives in it (most peroxide sold does)
      3) It needs to be drank away from meals (when you eat the stomach acids and proteins in gut can turn it into OH-, which is bad for you).

      The procedure she followed was very simple.
      1) Get a little bit of food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide* from me (you can buy it online), and an eyedropper.
      *It should be stored in the freezer if not used.
      2) Put 1 drop of 35% in a glass of water and drink it on the first day as far away from meals as possible.
      2) 2 drops the next day
      3) Keep on increasing* until it feels like you've done as much as feels comfortable (10 is the absolute max, she settled at 7).
      Some people increase at a slower rate, such as 1 drop for a week, then 2 for the next instead of 1 per day.
      4) once it feels peroxide has cleaned you out, switch to kefir (you cannot use both at the same time, since peroxide will kill the recently added probiotics)

      I'm not an expert on probiotics, but I do know their quality greatly varies from source to source, so you need to make sure you get a good brand. All I can say is that Kaffir seems to work well. If you don't want to deal with this, you can also just keep on using peroxide, or consult a doctor that works with oxygen therapies (and say can give you intravenous injections).

      Sometimes when you use peroxide, it will detoxify your system, and cause a lot of crap that was stored in your to come out quickly. This can be unpleasant for a few days (toxic flush syndrome), but once it passes you feel a lot better than you did before.

      Everything I said can also be done with ozone, and ozone colonics for instance work really well (as does drinking ozonated water). However, I do not have personal experience with either and both are more expensive than peroxide (and you asked for cheaper approaches). Oxygen is really good for getting the body to purge and flush stuff out, and if you follow a peroxide regimen it will most likely get a lot out of your system.

      Anyhow, I hope this helps. Candida is very difficult to cure and has a profound effect on people's lives, but hopefully if you follow this you'll be able to get better. Considering how much it helped my friend, I figure it's my duty to pass the knowledge on.

      *Eating foods with a lot of fiber also helps clean the colon out.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are the best colon and intestine cleanses on the market?
    ...and do they really work, I need to have a colon cleanse, I'm toxic and farts smell like rotten cabbage, need to have the intestines flushed out again.

    • ANSWER:
      Renew Life CleanseSmart or Total Body Cleanse
      Gaia Supreme Cleanse
      Natural Factors Detoxitech
      Enzymatic Therapy Simple Cleanse or Whole Body Cleanse

      ***See your local health food store for a probiotic too, that's probably more important than the cleanse itself. The local stores generally have better selections and prices than online.

  9. QUESTION:
    Whats a good body cleanse to use before losing weight?
    I guess it would be a colon cleanse? I want something to jump start my in the right direction . A cleanse / flush of some sort.

    Any good recommendations.... and I do go to school for only 6 hours twice a week so something that won't ruin my life would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Despite all the ads that promise to "flush out the fat", there is no cleanse that will help you.

      If you do manage to clean out your colon, you will be losing the bacteria that naturally live there (the flora) that help you digest food. While it sounds good to stop digesting food, the result is that you will only save a few calories, and the undigested food in your intestines will cause massive diarrhea.

      I know, you think you can fix this with probiotics, another heavily marketed item. If this were true, you'd be back where you started: getting rid of the bacteria then replacing them.

      Diarrhea is not a good way to start a diet.

      Despite what you may have heard (again from advertisements), there is not a bunch of junk hanging around in your colon waiting to kill you. Things move through your colon. If they truly didn't keep moving, they would become infected, which is called diverticulitis, and you would know it, or you would be constipated, and you would know it.

      If you're determined to flush yourself out, make yourself stone ground oatmeal every morning. Start slowly, or you'll get constipated.

  10. QUESTION:
    Why do people try to sell their nonsense products on this page when most people know it is a scam?
    Please quit it. This is a help network, not your personal marketing space. Your colon cleansing, supplements, and other crap is a waste of peoples money and their time when they should be eating healthy and exercising.

    • ANSWER:
      They're not people. They're just automatic adverts. That's why they'll most likely appear in answer to this question!

  11. QUESTION:
    How do I cleanse my colon?
    I really need a colon cleansing. I can tell because I get sick frequently (first i get mild cramping, then diarreah and then vomiting). What are some natural home remedies that I could use? (note im 10)

    • ANSWER:
      You may have a nervous disorder, common to teenagers. Before you do anything, talk to your doctor.

      There are several ways to cleanse your colon.

      There are mechanical methods, such as enemas, and colonics. Enemas can be performed at home in your tub. Colonics need to be performed by licensed professionals. Basically, they fill your colon with warm water, have you hold it a while, and then the open the valve and drain the system. Colonics are more thorough, and cost about 0 each treatment. That’s the hard way, and may still not solve the problem.

      If your colon is not working properly, chances are toxins have built up in the organs that provide support for the intestines and colon. If the problem is to be over come, those toxins must be removed from your organs.

      There are two other routes to take. The medical remedy, using drugs and other medicines, and herbal, natural remedies.

      The medical route will have side effects, and may cause other problems.

      Natural remedies use the same foods we normally eat. There are no side effects. The downside is they take a while to detoxify the organ, regrow new healthy tissue, and train it to function properly.

      The best product on the market is Boweltrol which both cleanses and regulates your bowels.
      The makers of Boweltrol are so sure you’ll love their product that they are offering a Risk Free Trial Offer, and further a Money Back Guarantee.

      You can find it on this website:
      www.All-Natural-Cleanse.com

  12. QUESTION:
    How to actually use the acai diet pills?
    I own a bottle of the acai burn pills and I would like to know if there's anything else I have to do on the side to actaully lose the weight. Also, if use the colon cleanse and acai burn together will it really help me lose weight quicker then most things?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to use acai pills and colon cleanse products is as supplements to a healthy eating and exercise program. The way some of these products are marketed, you'd think they're the miracle cure for all obesity, but the truth is that while they can help you, they aren't magic pills. You can't expect to sit around all day eating pizza and ice cream and have a bottle of fruit pills make the weight disappear.

      However, what I will say is that using the two products together helped me to lose weight faster when I stuck with a healthy diet and exercised regularly. I've struggled with a slow metabolism my entire life, and I'd always lose a few pounds before hitting a huge plateau with diet and exercise alone. Adding the supplements to my daily regimen gave me more energy to exercise and helped me to burn more calories throughout the day.

      Hope this helps!

  13. QUESTION:
    Would a liver cleanse as well as a colon cleanse take away any cravings for sugar?
    I was wondering with any cleanse would it take away any cravings for junk food.

    If so I was going to do one this weekend but I would like to know health perspectives of others!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no therapeutic effect to any colon cleanse or liver cleanse regimen. This is all a marketing ploy. I am a nurse and I work in the Gastroenterology Field. Any Gastro doctor will tell you it's a waste of time and money.

  14. QUESTION:
    I was wondering what is the best colon cleanse?
    Lately, I have been feeling tired, lazy, bloated, etc. Someone told me to try a colon cleanse, but with all the products on the market, where do I start. Any advice

    • ANSWER:
      For goodness sake save you money, The colon is self cleansing.
      Have a couple of days drinking water and eating fruit, salads instead.

  15. QUESTION:
    Whats the difference between an enema a colon cleanse and a laxative?
    i'm interested in doing an enema. if i do one, will i get bloatd? how long will it take to "cleanse" me
    does it hurt? will it be diarrhea?
    how much does it cost?
    do i have to get it prescribed?
    can i buy it at walmart?
    are there moer higher end stores that sell nicer kinds?
    what brand/prescription should i go with ?
    how often should i do an enema?
    how often is too much or just pointless?
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      An enema is the insertion of a solution into the rectum and lower intestine( can be done at home by urself)

      Colon cleansing (also known as colon therapy) encompasses a number of alternative medical therapies intended to remove feces and nonspecific toxins from the colon and intestinal tract. Colon cleansing may take the form of colon hydrotherapy (also called a colonic or colonic irrigation) or oral cleansing regimens such as dietary supplements. During the 2000s internet marketing and infomercials of colon supplements increased.

      Laxative- A food or drug that stimulates evacuation of the bowels

      Enema's DO NOT hurt. they are special made bottles with special solution in it, that u insert in ur rectum. it does not hurt. u might feel ur belly weird, but it does not hurt. u are instructed to insert it sitting on a side, or with ur butt in the air. wait for 4 minutes, or untill u feel like u REALLY need to go, then get up and sit on the toilet. IT DOES NOT HURT when u go, u just GO.

      LAXATIVES--powders, pills, and foods, can make u have THE WORST CRAMPS EVER, and even doctors tell u to stay away from them, as ur colon will become depended on the, and u wont be able to go without them after a while.

      COLON CLEANSER, is something that u should do once every 5 years. it cleans out EVERYTHING in ur system, that ur body does not get rid of by itself.

      i had a bad case of constipation and here is a bit of insight i found out in the ER:

      after not being able to go for 2 weeks--I GOT SCARED.
      i tried Miralax, exlax, and other " really good" ones( yeah sure) none worked.
      i tried cramberry juice- same result.
      finally! went to the ER
      they gave me Magnezium Citrate( JEEZ!! DID THAT EVER WORK!!! its a small bottle of VERY VERY concentrated liquid...i chose lemon...u drink three quarters- to a bottle( depending on how bad it is) as fast as u can. follow that with a BIG tall glass of water, then wait..............about 4 hours, after that u explode. THAT IS THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY of getting rid of constipation without spending money on all kids of cr@p( provided that ur colon is not blocked by something)

  16. QUESTION:
    What is in the detox or colon cleanse supplements that isn't in regular fiber?
    Does it work? What would make it cleanse the colon? What about that horrible tasting stuff you get in the green bottle at the pharmacy? Wouldn't that do the same thing?

    • ANSWER:
      I have researched and tried several and found that most are only gimmicks that provide a laxative effect on the bowl. They will only cleanse your money.
      I did find one product that worked very well for me and eliminated some very yucky stuff I also lost weight and my health improved quite a lot.
      The product I used unlike others on the market had to be used over a 3 month period and was a powder that contained many herbs that I mixed with water had took twice per day Morning and night for 3 months great stuff!
      I can not give the name because of spam rules but the web address below will tell you and give you all the info you need.
      They are the cheapest too as they sell it a wholesale prices.

  17. QUESTION:
    what is the best fast actin homemade colon cleanse that you have tried?
    I have tried several & not like the ones on the market, so I thought I would make my own of natural ingredients.

    • ANSWER:
      Well what is your goal? To just cleanse your insides or lose weight?

      I've tried the MasterCleanse, but not completely, it gets expensive and it's pretty gross. It takes about 10 days and you can't eat.

      If you want fast action... Salt water. Take a glass of room temp. water and add 2 tablespoons of salt to it. Chug it and wait about 10 minutes. You may want to stay home all day for this... It can be intense. Drink lots of water.

  18. QUESTION:
    Does any one have a good home made colon cleasnse recipe that works.?
    Been having alot of bloating. Can't really afford a colon cleanse. Does anyone have a home made recipe that will do the job and is not harmful and works?

    • ANSWER:
      Stop watching ridiculous infomercials about colon cleansers. There is no such medical procedure as colon cleansing.

      Uninformed consumers are easy prey for marketing gimmicks. Couch potatoes need to stop watching TV and get some legitimate education, or they will be constantly duped by salesmen for the rest of their lives.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is Colon Cleansing Helpful, Which One do You Recommend?
    There are so many colon Cleansing products on the market, I want to know which one is safe and how it can help my health.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural colon cleansing is a great way to detox, refresh and revitalize the body. This works best with healthy diet changes, regular exercise and a program of natural colon cleanse products aimed at cleansing and detoxifying the body naturally.

      Certain herbs work to help loosen colon contents without upsetting natural fluid balance or mineral content. Bearberry, Plantago psyllium, Marshmallow, and Chinese cinnamon work to promote natural and gentle peristalsis, soften stool matter and support the process of regular toxin and waste removal, while assisting in overall colonic health.

      Dandelion, Fennel and Pelargonium reniforme can help cleanse the system, rejuvenate liver functioning and support the body's natural ability to eliminate toxins.

      A natural colon cleanse product can safely help cleanse your colon without harmful side-effects.

  20. QUESTION:
    I'm looking for opinions on detoxifying colon cleansing?
    I've heard various opinions of detoxifying your body by doing a colon cleansing...this apparently rids the body of parasites that prevent you from staying healthy and losing weight...If this really is a good thing, where can I find a trust-worthy regimen for this?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are going to do a cleanse, you might as well do a total body cleanse -- not just a colon cleanse. The best one I've found is Isagenix. Here's a good clip that explains how it works, etc...

      http://media01.isagenix.com/Corporate/WW/EN/microsite/cleansedforlife/cleansed_video.html

      Cleansing is great, and vital to your health, but you need to do it correctly. The purpose of a cleanse (especially if you are fighting a degenerative or chronic disease) is to detox your body AND give your body the nutrients it needs to regenerate clean, healthy cells.

      Most cleanses -- like the master cleanse -- do detox your body, but do nothing for restoring balance to your system. For example, your body is building about 1 billion new cells each day. If you cleanse without flooding your body with super-absorbable nutrients, your body has to create new cells out of whatever is left over in your system after you cleanse-- which is usually mineral, vitamin, protein and fat deficient.

      This is why Isagenix is do different, and so much better than anything else on the market. The Isagenix cleanses flush your entire system (colon included) of all the junk, while simultaneously flooding your cells with super nutrition. This way, when your body starts building new cells -- they are made out of the best "parts" available.

      This will help your body regenerate parts of your body that need help. Other benefits of this type of cleanse are: eliminating unhealthy cravings, weight loss, better sleep, more energy, sharp intellect and clear skin.

  21. QUESTION:
    If it is true that colon cleaners have killed then why are they still on the market?
    I thought colon cleansing was a benifit but now I am told that
    it is not and if that is a true "fact" and if it hurts people more than how much it benifits and even kills people then why
    is it still sold on the market?

    I would appreciate (if this statement about colon cleansing being negative is true) a "TRUSTWORTHY" website that shows "facts" rather than opinions about colon cleansing.

    Thanks a lot!

    • ANSWER:
      www.quackwatch.com is the best one collecting articles and information about this type of scam.

      The reason this stuff is still allowed to be on the market is because of legislation pushed by the supplement industry (sounding ironically like the type of tactics they claim Big Pharma(tm) uses) which keeps the FDA from regulating this type of thing. It take the FTC to come in and get it off the market, but they're overwhelmed by this type of thing and take a lot of time to get stuff off the market. Also, like Airborne, they usually only get fined. These fines are only a tiny percentage of what they make in profits. It's just the cost of doing business.

      It is weird to see people talk about all this natural supplement stuff and complain about 'big pharma' when their 'heroes' are doing the type of stuff they are villifying pharmaceutical companies for doing.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can I lose weight fast by giving myself an in-home colon cleansing?
    I'm sick of trying diets and machines that don't work. I was thinking, would it work if I just cleansed myself analy RIGHT AFTER I ate so that I wouldn't give my body a chance to digest and absorb the food? I know it sounds kinda gross, but I was thinkin of jus using a breastpump on me from behind as soon as I eat.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many colon cleanse available on the market but I rely only on Bromalite. It is one of the most effective and safe products. The colon cleanse product has a natural composition which contains probiotic and antioxidants to create a feeling of wellness. It helps reduce fats and help to discard the harmful deposits from our body without any side effects. If you wish to know more about bromalite, you can check here: http://www.dietpillrating.com

  23. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used the colon cleansers you can get at a health food store? Which is the best one to use?
    Need to cleanse colon, but don't want to use a laxative. Need to know what is the best colon cleanser you can get.

    • ANSWER:
      Why do you need to cleanse your colon? There are several products on the market that claim colon health but since these are over the counter thing no clinical studies have been done. Every manufacturer can "hire" a panel of experts to claim their product as a winner.
      If you suspect something is wrong, go to a doctor and get tested. A colonoscopy procedure is very easy and comfortable. The only discomfort is the laxative that you will have to drink before the procedure but this only for less then a day so you will be able to do it.

  24. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever done a body detox with awesome results in the way you feel afterward? If so, what did you do?
    I have always heard of those detox programs, but never actually tried one myself. However, I'm NOT interested in going to a doctor to get my colon cleansed. I just want a detox I can do at home.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the most powerful diet pills on the market is the Acai Berry. It has amazing vitamins and anti-oxidents and is even considered a super food. It is so amazing that it has been featured on Oprah and 60 minutes. When used in conjunction with the proper diet and exercise, people have lost over 40lbs in a matter of weeks.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there a simple way to cleanse your colon?
    I have heard that cleansing your colon could reduce many everyday ailments( headaches,fatigue, etc). My question is
    can this be done only by those products(pills) that are on the market or can it be done through diet? Is there something that can be added to foods to help with removing all of the yuck?

    • ANSWER:
      Just put 1/2 a cup of baking soda into a warm bath and soak for about 15 - 20 minutes ................ beautifull cleanser!! Will also make your skin noticeably smoother and softer. BTW, if you also reduce the amount of processed and sugar laden, youth and vitality destroying foods you are consuming and include more fresh fruit and vegies, fish and lean meats, reduce your intake of dairy (increase intake of calcium rich foods such as broccolli, kale, spinach, chard, tuna and salmon), wholegrain breads and cereals and nuts and seeds and pure filtered water then you'll have a much more efficient digestive system and will also look and feel a lot better!!

      CHEERS

  26. QUESTION:
    Can juice fasting be done with store bought juice?
    I want to begin a Juice Colon Cleansing Fast but I do not own a juicer. I was hoping I could just get juice from the super market to use. Is this a bad idea?

    • ANSWER:
      yes but i don't think it can be just any juice, you need one that is just fruit no sugar added

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you use these herbs to get rid of parasites from your body?
    I think I may have caught roundworms from my puppies a couple weeks ago, so I want to cleanse my colon and kill these parasites with herbs.

    I read online that wormwood, common sloves, and black walnut hull herbs were used for this, but I don't know where to get it and how I'm supposed to use it.

    Can anyone help, please?

    • ANSWER:
      A colon cleanse probably won't wont be of much help, given that roundworms live throughout the intestine, not just the colon. In any case, colon cleansing is baloney, a made up marketing gimmick.

      From wiki:
      "No scientific evidence supports the alleged benefits of colon cleansing. The bowel itself is not dirty and barring drugs or disease, cleans itself naturally without need for assistance. Some types of colon cleansing present potential hazards; the equipment used during colon cleansing has caused damage to the rectum in a small number of individuals, and caused amoebiasis when improperly sterilized. Certain enema preparations have been associated with heart attacks and electrolyte imbalances. Frequent colon cleansing may interfere with the proper functioning of the colon and can lead to dependence on laxatives or enemas to defecate."

      A roundworm infestation can be easily and properly treated with Vermox or Combantrin-1, which contain mebendazole, or Combantrin, which has pyrantel embonate as its active ingredient. Latest data for these ingredients here:
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682315.html
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682820.html

      These are available from pharmacies, you can buy them in chocolate squares, but a visit to a doctor would be your best advice. Roundworms can create serious problems if untreated or not treated properly. Further, just because herbs are "natural" that does not make them effective or safe.

      Edit:
      Lots of science about colon cleansing - with links to clinical trials:

      Colon Therapy - American Cancer Society:
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3x_Colon_Therapy.asp

      How Clean Should Your Colon Be? - American Council on Science and Health:
      http://www.acsh.org/factsfears/newsID.194/news_detail.asp

      Colon Cleansing: Money Down the Toilet - Live Science
      http://www.livescience.com/health/060808_bad_colon.html

      Colon cleansing: Is it helpful or harmful? - Mayo Clinic
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      Rectal perforation from colonic irrigation administered by alternative practitioners - The Medical Journal of Australia:
      http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/181_10_151104/letters_151104-3.html

      http://www.skepdic.com/detox.html

      Always seek the evidence, ignore anecdotes.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are the best laxatives on the market?
    I'm doing a cleanse that requires a salt water flush daily. I tried it last night and it was terrible! I felt extremely sick and nauseous for an hour or more and almost threw up. I don't think I could take that everyday for the next 10 days. Lol anyone know any good store bought laxatives?

    • ANSWER:
      I lost my weight through diet and exercise.
      Detox or cleanse/starvation diets are a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose a few pounds but when you start eating again you will probably gain more weight. You will lose weight on this diet. The average adult American has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose around 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system.
      So it does work. but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it?
      Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system. The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available.
      The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to burn muscle mass for fuel instead of the stored fat (metabolism). Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed.
      The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the best colon cleansing program?

    what about possible parasites? I went to Mexico and my stomach has been very loud/noisy for a month.

    • ANSWER:
      Avoid those colon cleansing programmes like the plague hun .............. they're all just really slick and persistently mind numbing marketing ♥

      Perhaps you are deficient in Magnesium?? Magnesium is needed in the human body for helathy nerves and muscle functioning and for heart health. Magnesium rich foods will aide in eliminating constipation problems for you and will also cure an acid tummy ♥

      Eat more foods rich in this wonderfull little mineral ie: leafy and green vegies, nuts and seeds, wholegrain breads and cereals and cold water fishes such as tuna, salmon, sardines and whiting.

      Magnesium is also known as the antistress mineral and will help you deal with stressy situations better.

      Also, eat more foods rich in Vitamin C as vitamin C is a natural laxative ie: oranges, lemons and limes, leafy and green vegies, tomatoes, potatoes and red and green capsicums. Vitamin C rich foods will also bolster your immune system and help in lowering blood pressure.

      Try to cut back on dehydrating drinks such as those containing caffeine ie: soft drinks and sodas, coffee, tea and also alcohol will dehydrate you...........for each can of soda or soft drink that you have your body can excrete up to 12 cups of water !! Caffeine is marginally better ~ for just one cup of coffee you need to replace it with 2 cups of water because the caffeine tricks our brains into thinking that we have ample water supply and encourages the body to urinate much needed fluid from our body!!

      The use of laxatives will only exaspperate your problem and will do a brilliant job of robbing you of your B complex of vitamins (which are essential for healthy digestive, neural and immune system functioning) and also your vitamin C supplies. Also take a good quality multi B complex supplement as the B group of vitamins is essential for healthy digestive, neural and immune system functioning. As they are a water soluble complex our bodies can neither store or produce them. As such we need to replace them on a daily basis or suffer from the stress related side affect.

      Drink more fresh filtered water too as the happiest and healthiest body will always be the most hydrated one...... geez, we need at least 2 - 3 litres of water on a daily basis to hydrate ourselves ourselves properly..... we need at least 2 litres just to maintain aspiration (to breathe)!! Water, Water, Water, is probably the single most important thing you can do hun.

      The human body has an amazing capacity to cleanse itself if we just give it the chance ..................... pump up your fresh filtered water intake ~ hope i helped a bit♥

      CHEERS

  30. QUESTION:
    What is up w/ all the ads for colon cleansing. What is the best colon cleaning product on the market today ?
    ...you've seen the ads .... some claim we may have 5 - 22 pounds of gunk in out intestines and others claim we may have hook worms........... what do you know about this....is it shock advertising or the truth ?

    • ANSWER:
      What a load of sh*t all this colon cleansing stuff is.....Literally.

      Our bodies are very efficient and finely tuned pieces of equipment and are capable of cleansing themselves.

      Nobody should be shoving things up their a*se (or anyone else's for that matter!!!)

  31. QUESTION:
    How to treat Chronic Skin Rash all over body, yeast?
    My mom, in her 80's cannot sleep properly, has itching on her arms legs and back that feels like bees sting you. Im sure its yeast. I have tried olive leaf extract but its hard to get her to do enough to do any good...

    Im not interested in a topical treatment or referring her to a dermatoligists, she's been there. They said dermatitis and yeast. Dermatitis wow! Then prescribed 0 a tube medicine that wouldnt last 1 day and whose sample did no good. Topical treatment are only temporary. I need to get to the cause of the problem..

    I have suggested a colon cleanse, or colonics but she wont listen..

    Has anyone had similar experience, how did you treat it, and how do you get someone that won't listen because "thinking about it makes her itch and she's scared of doing to much.. Doesnt understand herbal treatment..

    I am open to medical rx treatments but not topically..

    • ANSWER:
      how about some good tasting yogurt with some powdered probiotics added into it.

      there are many anti fungals on the market, but expensive, as you already know. i would be cautious with the diflucan as it can be contraindicated if you are on certain other medications.

      try decreasing if not eliminating wheat from her diet.

      warm baths with ten drops of pure lavendar oil, or tea tree oil are anti fungal, anti viral as well as anti bacterial.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox/cleanse on the market?
    I just started the paleo diet and working out daily about 2 weeks ago, and I really want to do a cleanse whether is be a "weight loss" one, a colon one, or a total body one, whichever is best. What do you have the best experience with? I don't want to waste my money on something stupid. I've heard a lot about the Advocare cleanse and how well it worked for some people, however there are SOME terrible reviews. I tried looking on GNC's website and read reviews for a few and they are just too mixed. So, what's the best detox/cleanse out there and why? Please and thank you:)

    • ANSWER:
      For your body I recommend
      -SuperDetox
      -Fibre System Plus
      From 4life Research

      And for your Mind.
      Try to practice some sport or even Better a little YOGA.

      Find More at http://eatingyoga.com

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the diffrence between a colon cleanser and a laxative?
    are they pretty much the same cause if they are, I wouldn't need a colon cleanser. I would like to know what is the best colon cleanser on the market? I was going to go with hydroxcut something like that.

    • ANSWER:
      Laxative's make you poop
      A Cleanse helps empty the intestines as well. A natural cleanse is better. Plus you should prep your body before hand with a natural food diet for 3-7 days prior. A cleanse can make you feel good and bad.
      Try a Colonic for the best results.

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the best body cleansing/detox product out there on the market?
    best product to help cleanse the liver, kidney, colon & intestines?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't buy any of those products that claim to do that. Water and eating right is the only way to cleanse stuff from your body that you put there in the first place.

      You need to take a drug test. That is the only reason people try these things. You still have to wait the 3 to 6 weeks for the drugs to pass from your system.

  35. QUESTION:
    What affordable suppliment can i get to help remove the 25 pounds of undigested food from my intestines?
    The fda say that we carry up to 25 pounds of undegeswted food in our intestines this is the cause of brerad and perservatives. There are a lot of things on the market to rid you body of this cancer causing waste. I want to know if there is anything that is cheaper tht i can use at home.

    • ANSWER:
      You can go to an herbal store and buy a colon cleanser. You can do it in the privacy of your own home. It is true about our waste building up in our intestines. after a colon cleanser you need to keep a well balanced eating pattern, lots of agua, and exercise. It keeps you regular. Did you know if John Wayne would of gotten one done, he would still be alive? There are home made remedies for these cleansers like; coffee grains and water, certain oils and water, of course to be administered through the rectum. Every one needs one sometime or another, It gets rid of waste and poundage. Look up homapathic drs. They believe in home remedies. Or just go down to the Herbal store. Ask questions. Besides there isn't a stupid question, only the one that was never asked. Asking is knowledge and it can save your life. Oh and this one is also a life saving factor...when you have to go...then go. Did you know that if you held your poo back that it can throw off your rectum. It will make you so impacted it could kill you. You kill your self with the poison your own body makes. So Cleanse away and love your body...it is the only one you have.

  36. QUESTION:
    Does the acai berry and colon cleanse really help you to lose weight?
    I've already lost a lot of weight but can't anymore! I want to lose more though, I really would like to know if this really works before spending money on it. I read ads that say it does but those always lie. Has anyone tried it and had results?

    • ANSWER:
      Danielle - It does not.
      This whole acai berry thing is a scam.
      Acai berries don't have any more antioxidants in them than regular blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, or raspberries.
      A diet high in antioxidant foods can HELP you lose weight. Not just make you lose weight.
      That is the big lie these con artists are selling.
      The "cleanse" tablets that usually come with them usually contain nothing more than psyllium husk powder to help you poop more. This can deplete healthy bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system. And you can buy a quart jar of it for at the grocery, not 60 tablets.
      There is no such thing as a "fat burner pill".
      Burning more calories than you consume is the only fat burner.
      Alli is the only over the counter weight loss pill approved by the FDA. There are only three prescription weight loss medications approved. Do you think that if any of them REALLY worked we would have a billion a year industry in "weight loss" supplements?
      The big three pharmaceuticals would dominate the market.
      Approved or otherwise, none of these weight loss supplements guarantee anything unless you establish a healthy diet and exercise program.
      So why not just establish a healthy diet and exercise program and keep your money?
      You are spending somewhere between and per day on products that are not approved or guaranteed to do anything!
      Don't be surprised if some outrageous charges hit your debit/credit card if you buy online. Go to the terms and conditions at any "acai" web site. Most sites you sign up for have an "auto ship" program and you will be sent more product at , or 0 per month! Some people have to cancel their credit or debit cards just to get the automatic payment stopped.
      That kind of money pays for a great gym membership.
      The only weight loss supplement I recommend is a basic multivitamin.
      A healthy diet high in both soluble and insoluble fiber is the only safe way there is.
      Good Luck.

  37. QUESTION:
    Whats the best colon cleanse product out there?
    I've heard of pills, plans, and diets - any help? What worked for you?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      I personally believe Colonix colon cleanse product at http://drnatura.com is the best in the market. They have 7 day a week customer service and the company has been around for over 10 years.

      The Drnatura Colonix program kills parasites and worms and removes the old fecal material inside your colon. Are you wondering if parasites really exist inside the colon. Wonder no more http://www.healthbanquet.com/parasites-roundworm-tapeworm.html

      This product literally helped restore my health. I will always be grateful to this fantastic product. In fact, I created a website to share my personal experience with it and to teach others how they can make naturally healthy choices that can make a huge improvement in their wellness.

      So do your research. I personally would not try to go for a cheaper product that is not as effective. Because, then you will think there is nothing to this colon cleansing business, all a bunch of hype.

      The fact is that death really does begin in the colon. Sometimes mother nature can benefit from some assistance in this area.

      So choose well...

      Vital Force
      http://www.healthbanquet.com

  38. QUESTION:
    How should I take the acai berry products?
    I have the 14-day starter kit for the acai berries which includes a bottle of the acai cleanse berries and a bottle of acai fat burn. (pills)
    My question is how much of each should I take every day and is there anything else I should do for best results?

    Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry you have wasted your money. Did you get no instructions with the products?
      If you bought online watch your credit card.
      Type in acai and scam
      The cleanse might give you diarrhoea. Neither the colon or our body needs to be cleansed. It's a myth, we are self cleansing. Eat a good diet and take exercise and leave your body to do the rest.
      Virtually every berry -- blueberry, strawberry, goji, acai are high in antioxidants. This particular one is exotic. It's found in Brazil. It's been marketed to have more of a magic ingredient. It's been over-hyped and marketed to death.
      Like most berries, acai has good nutritional qualities, but "there is not a drop of research that supports marketing claims that it prevents weight gain and facial wrinkle.
      Oxidants do not aid weight loss.

  39. QUESTION:
    What to eat to keep regular bowel movements?
    I am in a foreign country living with a foreign family and all they feed me is rice, bread, potato's and occasionally pasta. There is a little bit of fresh food available but in a few weeks it will be gone. Sometimes we have apples but not very much. What should I do to keep from becoming constipated? I am really worried. There are a few markets available so I may be able to find foods that will be able to help out I don't know what to look for.

    • ANSWER:
      Try this. It is effective and easy to get - Water!

      It is a therapy used in many eastern cultures. I've tried it and so I know it works very well.

      Every morning before you even brush your teeth, drink 1.25 to 1.5 liters of water. It may not be easy at first, but to overcome constipation you'll be motivated enough to do it.

      Start with about 4 glasses and rest for two minutes and continue with the last two. It must be plain water with no addition. It will become easier as you continue. Within three hours or less you'll go to toilet.

      Throughout the day drink another 1.25 to 1.5 liters. Do not drink more than 1.5 liters at one go.

      The water will cleanse your colon and you will not be constipated.

  40. QUESTION:
    What steps do you take in The Acai Berry Colon Cleanse Diet?
    Can someone tell me there regime on how do this like do you take 2 pills a day or something or 1 pill this week and another the Next can someone please tell me thank you !

    • ANSWER:
      Diet pills are medications that change one of the main functions of the body - weight regulation, by changing how much we feel like eating or how fast we absorb the food we eat or how fast we burn the energy in our body. Diet pills have side effects. So they are only recommended when combined the benefits of losing weight are much more than the side effects. The proper way to lose weight is by dieting and exercising.

      One of these such pills is Acai Noni Burner. This pill is consisted of the Acai Berry and Hawaiian Noni plants. Some of the reported results from this supplement include increased energy, regulated appetites, and of course some weight loss.

      Excess fat in the body is not healthy at all. It is often the cause of many health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure. Obesity is caused by excessive fat, which is a major problem in many countries. Sometimes it also increases the chances of heart attacks and strokes.

      The main goal of Acai Noni Burner is to reduce fat in the body. This is done in many different ways. The first way is through the acai extract which is an antioxidant and flushes excess waste from the body. The green tea extracts boost the metabolism which burns more fat, and Noni is a energy booster. Also, it is to be remembered that this pill does not contain anything harmful like Ephedra which is partially banned in the US by the FDA.

      Some pills contain caffeine that increases the rate at which we burn calories. Some pills contain Gingseng, which reduces the appetite, causing you to eat less. Pills containing Pyruvate helps digest glucose and increases the body's metabolism rate, thus burning more calories and reducing fat. There are many other diet pills such as - Zingseng, Gurana , Fenfluramine , HCA (made from the extract of Garcinia Cambogia), etc.

      After this Acai Noni Burner review, you should be able to make a smart decision when it comes to your weight loss options. If you are exercising regulary and eating a clean diet than using a supplement can help. There are a lot on the market so make sure you know which one's right for you and it can work wonders for you.

      Check my source, it gives you a 14 DAYS FREE TRIAL of Acai Noni, so you can try it for yourself.

      Good luck!

  41. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to give your body a fresh start?
    What are some ways to rid your body of toxins/bad things?

    I want to completely start over and cleanse my body so it can have a fresh start. Besides drinking water, what are some ways to completely replenish/refresh/restart yourself (anything, really. Just no marketing scams. I don't want to have to spend money on this or anything).

    and once I do, what are things I should keep from consuming, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      I am glad someone cares that much about there body and wants to be heathy =) here are somethings to eat to re fresh your body
      Green leafy vegetables Eat them raw, throw them into a broth, add them to juices. Their chlorophyll helps swab out environmental toxins (heavy metals, pesticides) and protects the liver.

      Lemons You need to keep the fluids flowing to wash out the body and fresh lemonade is ideal. Its vitamin C, considered the detox vitamin, helps convert toxins into a water-soluble form that's easily flushed away.

      Watercress Put a handful into salads, soups, and sandwiches. The peppery little green leaves have a diuretic effect that helps move things through your system. And cress is rich in minerals too.

      Garlic Add it to everything -- salads, sauces, spreads. In addition to the bulb's cardio benefits, it activates liver enzymes that help filter out junk.

      Green tea This antioxidant-rich brew is one of the healthiest ways to get more fluids into your system. Bonus: It contains catechins, which speed up liver activity.

      Broccoli sprouts Get 'em at your health-food store. They pack 20 to 50 times more cancer-fighting, enzyme-stimulating activity into each bite than the grown-up vegetable.

      Sesame seeds They're credited with protecting liver cells from the damaging effects of alcohol and other chemicals. For a concentrated form, try tahini, the yummy sesame seed paste that's a staple of Asian cooking.

      Cabbage There are two main types of detoxifying enzymes in the liver; this potent veggie helps activate both of them. Coleslaw, anyone?

      Psyllium A plant that's rich in soluble fiber, like oat bran, but more versatile. It mops up toxins (cholesterol too) and helps clear them out. Stir powdered psyllium into juice to help cleanse your colon, or have psyllium-fortified Bran Buds for breakfast.

      Fruits, fruits, fruits They're full of almost all the good things above: vitamin C, fiber, nutritious fluids, and all kinds of antioxidants. Besides, nothing tastes better than a ripe mango, fresh berries, or a perfect pear.

  42. QUESTION:
    Who Markets Acai and Colon cleanse products?
    Who markets these diet products? anyone know who i can contact?

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansers aren't diet pills.They are intended to cleanse the colon...that's it.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the effect of African Mango diet in colon disease?
    Can a person with colon disease use african mango diet to improve the condition of the body? I just want to ask before purchasing anything because there are so many claims in the market and it was featured in Dr. Oz too

    • ANSWER:
      The African Mango diet, if i am right, uses a staple of African Mango fruit and seeds to help in cleansing the stomach. African mango is a bit different from the regular mango because it has more fat content, more fiber and also more seeds (locals call it the Dikka nut), wherein the regular mango only has 1 big seed inside the fruit.

      Depending on your location, it might b very hard for you to pull off the African mango diet unless you use supplements and african mango extracts sold in stores. The fruit only grows in Africa, and it will be hard for you to acquire the actual fruit. Instead, you can try to purchase african mango pill extracts or substitute your diet with more leafy vegetables, greens and fiber-rich foods that can help cleanse your stomach and insides. More fiber = better!

      From: Wikipedia and africanmangoplusreviews.info

  44. QUESTION:
    what are best colon cleaner products on the market?
    Been a little confused about the hype of colon cleansing. I am looking for a natural way to cleanse colon and detoxify without being scammed

    • ANSWER:
      Eating fiber, drinking water and exercising are the best and most natural ways to clean your colon. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

  45. QUESTION:
    So I've been hearing a lot about the Acai berry but im not too convinced. Is it really worth it? Does it work?
    I've been through countless websites that talk about the miracles this fruit has worked, but these websites don't seem too legitimate. I want to know if this stuff works and how it works. I also want to know which Acai berry product, that's in the market, is the most efficient. What are some benefits and risks of using this new method of weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Both acai berry and the colon cleansing supplements are sold by scammers on the internet who hype the products up in order to sell them. The vast majority of people agree that both are useless and serve only to enrich the sellers.

      Acai is a berry similar to strawberries or blueberries. Nothing special about them. They are rich in antioxidants and nutrients like all berries.

      Beware the scams. If you must buy acai berry supplements, buy them at Walmart, cvs Pharmacy, Walgreens or your local vitamin/drug store. Avoid the internet scam sites that want your credit card number for a low shipping fee. They'll charge your credit card for hundreds of dollars without your permission and keep charging you until you cancel your credit card.

  46. QUESTION:
    What's the best colon cleaser on the market to clean impacted fecal matter?
    I'm ready to do it but I want the BEST product. I've seen them range in price from .00 for a one month supply to 9.00 for a three month supply.

    • ANSWER:
      Oxy-Powder® takes a totally different, all-natural approach to colon cleansing. Unlike harsh laxatives, it won't leave you a prisoner to your bathroom! That's because this revolutionary formula gradually releases its cleansing and refreshing powers over a 12 hour period, and that means that there's never any urgent rush.

      If you suffer with occasional bouts of constipation then Oxy-Powder® is what you need. It works to:

      Helps lift out deep-seated build-up that clogs your colon.
      Cleanses your intestines and colon like a refreshing shower with oxygen, germanium-132, and natural citric acid
      Helps maintain intestinal harmony while promoting friendly bacteria.
      Helps support better absorption of the vital nutritients your body needs.
      Promotes a healthy immune system where an estimated 70% of your body's defense system is located.

      .95
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  47. QUESTION:
    Whats the best colon cleanse product?
    Whats the best colon cleanse product?

    • ANSWER:
      The notion that your colon needs cleansing is a triumph of marketing. There have been clinical studies, but none produced results backing the claims of colon cleansing products, including that your cravings are reduced.

      Fecal material does not collect, impacted on the colon walls. Fecal material in the colon is not toxic and cannot poison. (Or constipated people would be found dead on the street. "Look, Jerry, there's another one. Poor bastard didn't eat enough fiber.")

      Colon cleansing is quackery, designed to sell you a product you don’t need.

      There is no legitimate reason to cleanse your colon unless you're getting a colonoscopy. (And the various colon cleansing products marketed on TV and in magazines are not what gastroenterologists want patients to use.)

      Flushing everything out of the colon is not the secret to weight loss or better health. It results in weight loss not because it's healthy but because poop and future poop weighs something. You’ll feel better because you *believe* you’ve done something healthy, not because you *have* done something healthy.

      More beneficial than a colon cleansing is consistently eating whole grains, plenty of fruit and vegetables, and drinking enough to be properly hydrated all the time. Spend your health care dollars and time on something that's actually beneficial.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is a water detox and how do i do it?
    I want to cleanse my body somehow.. i want it to involve fasting and just drinking water or this south american tea i have called yerba mate.

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing your body is something that everyone should look into - there are many detox kits on the market. You should never just throw out a health question like that and expect that people who answer it will a) have your best interest at heart while answering it and b) take their answer serious enough to research it properly before spewing their ridiculous ideas off the tops or their heads, and c) telling you about all the desperate and ineffective diets they've ruined their health trying.

      Do your research online and loon for reputable detox programs, then schedule an appointment with your doctor and get some feedback about body detox, what it really means to detox, and what are some of the things you can do to facilitate a successful detox. If you don't have a regular physician - try calling a nearby hospital and ask to speak to a triage nurse - let her or him know up front that you just have a question and ask them how a person can safely detoxify their body.

      They may tell you the best way to naturally and consistently detox is to eat healthy and exercise. And if you need a particular cleansing - maybe have a colonic or something that will gently flush impacted waste materials from you bowels as well as get information on how to put good bacteria back in your colon after the bad gunk has been flushed out. There are probably some benefits to various teas but be careful of just putting anything in your body when you don't know what it really does or how your particular body might react to it.

      Fasting is always good. It gives your body a rest! And rest is always good. A good thing to do is to maybe fast one day a week. ANd you can do longer fasts at different times of the year. The longest fast I went on straight was 7 days. You really have to have a purpose for doing it or you'll not make it. I've known people who fasted forty days (but those were for religious/Biblical reasons). My church does a gradual. monthly fast every year and it's always very cool to do (especially for those who need a slower approach to fasting).

      The first week we start out by cutting out sweets, candies, cakes, colas, juices, and all alcoholic beverages. This is the easiest for most people to cut off cold turkey. But it still leaves you with some snacks and goodies to choose from as long as they don't fall in the sweets category. To drink - you can have unsweetened water, coffee, tea.

      The second week we cut out the potato chips and junk foods and fast foods. This elimination leaves you with no junk food whatsoever this week. You're just eating normal and normally healthy foods (home made sandwiches and meals with fresh ingredients - no snacks or desserts). And you get rid of the coffee. You can have unsweetened tea and water.

      The third week we get rid of the good stuff - the meats, the fish, the breads and cheeses, the eggs and the yoghurt. Basically you're just eating fruits and vegetables at this stage. You can use light (non creamy dressings) for your salad like oil and vinegar, ceaser, italian, etc. And there's no end to salad combinations here - make fruits and greens salads, fruit salads, greens salads. Cooking shows have endless delicious combinations - as long as you stick to fruits and veggies and clear dressings. Go nuts with nuts. Create your signature salad - experiment to your heart's content because this is your last week of food! And it's your last week of teas as well. You can have plenty of water though.

      The fourth week. Be strong. Don't fast unless you know you're not gonna have stressful or vigorous work - and make sure you're on holiday or vacation because this week you'll be eating - nothing. You can have water to your heart's content though. Ocassionally for people who want to do this and have health issues (like diabetes or something) they will have to modify their fast to accommodate. And for other people - instead of drinking just water, they may actually need to do something else like just drink light broth based on doctor's orders or level of comfort.

      And at the end of a month - you can help but be healthier and cleaner because of the gradual detox. That's not a suggestion for you, per se, just letting you know how we deal with it. But for us, fasting is a normal part of our religious expression. And it has amazing benefits. Start slow and make sure you take care of yourself if you do just go ahead and decide to do something. These chemicals have a way of effecting us that we don't always anticipate.

      I once had a friend who had diarrhea on herself - IN PUBLIC because it came on her unexpectedly! Cleansing will of course involve some level of defecation so pay close attention to what the result of the detox will be. For some detoxes - they recommend you definitely stay AT HOME and within close range of a toilet so you won't have an unnecessary accident (like my friend).

  49. QUESTION:
    What is a good colon cleanse ?
    What is a good Diet colon Cleanse that wont make you go every minute of the day ? That's doesn't make you have bad cramps ?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are tired of your old colon cleanse, try this new and natural colon cleanse. Bromalite is the best colon cleanse on the market. Its natural composition has probiotic and antioxidants to create a feeling of wellness. It helps reduce fats by discarding the harmful deposits from our body without any side effects.

      It has natural ingredients like grape seed extracts, mangosteen and many more essential and beneficial micro products. http://www.dietpillrating.com

  50. QUESTION:
    If I occasionally use colon cleanse and hoodia (appetite suppressant), will I lose weight?
    I've been gaining a lot of weight lately and I'm getting very self conscious about it. I just want to look the way I did at the beginning of this year. I have lacrosse and gym class every week day so not enough exercise isn't the problem.

    Do either of these work at all or are they a total waste of time?

    • ANSWER:
      Neither of them work.
      Colon cleanse can destroy the beneficial bacteria in there and the colon is self cleansing anyhow.

      Lack of scientific evidence or regulatory approval have not stopped dietary supplement companies from marketing Hoodia gordonii supplements.

      In its advertising said by the FTC to be false state that the product hoodia “enable consumers to lose weight and suppress appetites; that it was scientifically proven to suppress appetite, resulting in weight loss; that it was clinically proven to reduce caloric intake by 1,000 to 2,000 calories per day; that it was derived from South African Hoodia gordonii; and that hoodia was an effective treatment for obesity,” all of which, says the FTC, it will not do.


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Most Effective Liver Cleanse

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can anyone provide me simple and effective colon & liver cleanse recipe please?
    Hi there,
    I am thinking to do a liver cleanse 1st time in my 24 years of my life.After reading a lot of articles,I have learnt that it it is ideal to perform a colon cleanse before doing a liver cleanse.I am hoping that it will be help me in lose weight and also help me with my acne problems.I would really appreciate it if anyone have a simple and effective homemade recipe.Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body detox system known to man.
      And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      A healthy diet will also help the acne.
      Good luck and good health.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anybody Know how to do a real liver cleanse ?
    I had my gallbladder removed about 2 months ago. I really would like to do a liver cleanse or diet. I want something effective, that will not harm me in any way. If anyone could help I would be very thank full .

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a "liver cleanse." The body is excellent at keeping itself clean on the inside.

      Drink a glass of water, and be thankful that some people take science classes and know that such cleansing is nonsense.

  3. QUESTION:
    Where will my liver gallstones come out of when i do a liver cleanse?
    I have done a colon cleanse, currently on a parasite kill, then i will jump to a liver cleanse by Dr. Hulda Clark Ph.D., N.D.
    I have heard that it hurts when guys urine gallstones, can liver stones be eliminated by the urine or by stole?

    • ANSWER:
      No, you cannot flush gallstones at all. Those are ingredients for a salad dressing.

      If it were that easy, don't you believe that American insurance companies would force patients to use that inexpensive cure instead of going through costly medical surgery? Guess what: there are no peer-reviewed medical studies to show the efficacy of gallstone flushing. It doesn't work!

      Cholecystectomy and ERCP are the only cures for gallstones. They are relatively safe and effective where called for. Some people can survive their entire lives with gallstones. It all depends upon your individual situation and diet.

      See a real medical professional for proper advice.

      I am a survivor of many medical procedures, including cholecycstectomy (gallbladder removal) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or ERCP for short.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholecystectomy
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERCP

  4. QUESTION:
    Should I do a Liver Cleanse if my Gallbladder has been removed?
    I read a book and I think my stalled weight loss despite Lap Band surgery, low calorie, lots of exercise and small portions could be due to fatty liver. Want to cleanse it. Have read Fat Flush diet and Ultra Metabolism. Don't want to get sick though. Can I do a cleanse if I have no gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, there are several total-body cleanses available at your local health food store. Most are safe, effective, and gentle. Ask the clerks which one they would recommend for you.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can liquid diet prove effective in colon cleansing?
    Which diet should I opt for effective colon cleansing?

    • ANSWER:
      A liquid diet is good for you entire system every once and a while it is good for the body to cleanse itself.....
      Hot lemonade cleanse is great! Here's the recipe:
      * 2 Tablespoons (1 fluid ounce) fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice NOT BOTTLED JUICE!! (approx. 1/2 lemon),
      * 2 Tablespoons (1 fluid ounce) organic Grade B maple syrup,
      * 1/10 Teaspoon or more cayenne pepper (hot red pepper), and
      * 1 Cup (8 fluid ounces) purified or spring water, NOT fluoridated water.
      It's a great system cleansing good for liver, colon, gall bladder and kidney stones.......
      take care
      ~G~

  6. QUESTION:
    How to cleanse my body in a natural and fast way?
    I want to know what's the best way to CLEANSE or DETOX my body (all organs). I'm going through vigorous training, so I need to eat, that's why the faster the method, the better. I was going to try the "Master Cleanse" but it's a 10 day fast and I don't now if I can do it...My goal is to reset my body, have everything clean to where all my nutrients are being absorbed properly, and processed well. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Take psyllium husk and coconut oil before every meal. This is a very gentle but effective colon cleanse. The psyllium husk is pure fibre and will 'scrub' the inside walls of your digestive tract. The coconut oil lubricates everything so foods passes through more easily and is also antibacterial and antifungal so it cleans. Also regularly eat foods that are high in Probiotics. I like kefir (strawberry flavour tastes like a fruit smoothie!) But yogurt and fermented vegetables are also good sources. Good bacteria helps you digest better

      Drink bitter teas after each meal. This may not sound pleasant but bitter foods stimulate your liver and help strengthen it so it works better. Look for ingredients like dandelion, burdock, milk thistle, licorise, cinnamon, etc. Don't take capsules, they are way less effective

      Drink lots of water, this flushes out your urinary tract (kidneys, etc). If your tap water has fluoride added, drink bottled instead. Fluoride is a chemical that is not good for you! If your water is fluoride-free but contains chlorine, boil it or leave it out overnight. The chlorine will evaporate and leave your water clean but chemical free

      And obviously, if you really want to detox, you should avoid putting more 'toxins' in your body. This means you should avoid all drugs (including pain killers, cold meds, etc), alcohol, caffeine, and processed foods

  7. QUESTION:
    I am writing a book on dieting... What are some quirky/off-beat weight loss strategies I can try?
    I am a published author, working on a book on dieting. As part of it, I am looking to test various weight loss methods. I obviously will give the typical strategies a go (the Atkins, the Liver Cleansing, Jenny Craig etc). What are some other ways to lose weight that I can try?

    Any tested possibilities will get credited in the book... I will pay particular attention to any that you yourself have tried (regardless of if they have worked or not!)

    Cheers!

    • ANSWER:
      Diets don't work. Lifestyle changes do work.

      I'd love to contribute information and experience if you are providing sound guidance to your readers. Make sure to read books by Dr. Dean Ornish for some excellent scientific research on diet. Often, money-making diets are based on speculation rather than scientific research. We are in a profit-driven culture.

      There are many wacky diets out there including some that work (like food combining). This works because you are forced to choose your foods carefully. Read the book "Fit for Life" by the Diamond for information about his less conventional approach.

      The most boring approach is probably the most effective. It's is a low fat vegetarian diet as recommended by Dr. Dean Ornish (a heart specialist). His diet helps prevent high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, some cancers, and Type II diabetes.

      I've had remarkable luck with the following which is my own adaptation:

      + Eat whole grains, brown rice, beans, vegetables, and fruit. Make sure to get a little oil through some vegetarian source like nuts or avocado. Otherwise, minimize fats/oils.

      + Control portion sizes by keeping track of calories. I just keep track in my head. This is a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix. If you eat too few calories or too many calories, this will hurt your diet. Remember that humans evolved through periods of feast and famine. Those who retained body fat during feasts survived. Today, we are in perpetual feast mode and our genetics have not adapted to this.

      + For health, get 30-60 minutes of aerobic exercise every day. Look up "aerobic exercise" and "heart rate."

      + For body shape, free weights are great. "Body for Life" is very helpful for body toning exercises. I'd ignore the diet part of this book.

      + Avoid excitotoxins like MSG or aspartame. MSG is fed to laboratory rats to make them fat. These substances have caused neurological damage to laboratory animals. Monsanto is evil (but you cannot publish that fact).

      + Minimize fats (vegetable and animal sources), sugars, refined carbs, milk, meat, and processed foods. Small quantities occasionally are OK. Milk in US usually contains genetically modified bovine growth hormone. Milk is not the best source of calcium, in fact, the proteins can deplete calcium from bones in adult humans. Milk has been linked to childhood diabetes as well. Milk is totally unnecessary for a healthy diet and many people believe dairy is unhealthy (allergies, calories, and intolerance, fats, and proteins).

      The problem is that the most profit can be found by selling the cheapest product that tastes the best. The short-cut are "natural flavors" which are toxic (excitotoxins), refined carbs, and also fats and salt. These make cheap food products that are very tasty and very profitable.

      The truth about food is obscured by heavy handed industry money machines. That includes wackos like the Atkins money machine.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are the best natural remedies to cleanse your body?
    How effective is milk thistle. I know I could google this but would like to hear your personal experiences. Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Opus is spot on. All this 'cleansing' and 'detoxing' is so much rubbish. It has been invented for commercial purposes to part people who have too little knowledge to know better. The liver is quite capable of 'cleaning' itself without any sort of thistle. All the websites telling how good it all is are also selling the stuff, hmm, bit of a clue there. And don't ever believe that natural is good, there are as many poisonous plants as there are edible ones. Break away, be sensible and forget the cleansing/detoxing scam.

      Check out this site. It is a non-profit organisation that explains the huge amount of money-making scams there are associated with health cures.
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/detox.html

  9. QUESTION:
    How much of Apple Cider Vinegar should I drink a day to cleanse my liver?
    I heard that Apple Cider Vinegar helps to cleanse the liver, so I was wondering, is there a limitation as tow how much of it I can intake into my system? Are there side affects? And I also heard that you can put ACV on the scalp to strengthen the hair, is that true? Please give me simple answers, I don't wanna study about Apple Cider Vinegar, and I don't wanna read 100 pages, so please make it as simple as possible! Thank you so much!
    One thing I wanted to add is that I WANT to you Apple Cider Vinegar. For all of you who thinks it's not good for you, that's not what I'm asking! My question was, how much of ACV can I mix with water and intake it a day? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      cider vinegar is very effective in detoxicating various organs in the body together with the blood stream. Hence it is a purifier, as it has a means of breaking down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. It therefore, promotes the health of the vital organs of the body e.g. kidneys, bladder, liver etc., by preventing an excessively alkaline urine. Cider vinegar also helps oxidate the blood which consequently prevents the blood from becorning too thick and gluey, which gives rise to a strained heart and blood vessels resulting in high blood pressure. Cider vinegar also promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination and it neutralizes any toxic substance taken into the body.
      The dialy dosage is 2 Tablespoons in a glass of water before breakfast, and try fonding the highest quality ACV you can.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to cleanse the liver and/or Pancreas?
    Whats a good natural remedy to cleanse the liver and pancreas?

    • ANSWER:
      This page outlines the basic Liver Cleansing. This section contains eight pages of details related to the Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse. We hope you find this information useful.
      It is quite impossible to achieve complete health without having a clean body. If you want to build health and sustain it, the body must be made able to feed itself and remove its own wastes. This starts with a liver cleanse. When the liver is functioning it will clean the body at the cellular level provided that one eats good foods on a regular basis. At this point the food itself becomes a constant remedy. Eliminating the need for excessive supplementation.
      The Basic Ingredients needed for a successful Liver Gallbladder Cleanse or Flush:

      2-4 quarts of Organic Apple Juice
      6-12 fresh Organic Lemons
      A 16 ounce bottle of Extra virgin Olive oil, or Walnut oil which is much more palatable and just as effective.
      1 bottle of Digestorum or enough Paracelsus Elixir on hand to last for two or more weeks.
      http://www.amaluxherbal.com/liver%20cleanse.htm

  11. QUESTION:
    How effective are colon cleansers for losing weight?
    I already eat practically a perfect diet, consisting of mainly fruits, veggies, nuts, beans, whole grains, and probiotics. I also exersise, however, I'm still not as thin as I'd like to be. Would purchasing a quality colon cleanser from Whole Foods do the trick? I also want to start drinking prune juice regularly. How effective are colon cleansers? What was your experience with them?

    • ANSWER:
      Not.
      A study of the living human anatomy reveals that the colon is at no time dirty or clogged. Colon cleansing is known to disrupt the balance between natural enzymes and bacteria in the digestive tract.

      Anyone interested in detoxifying their body might think about paying a little more attention to their body and less attention to the people trying to get their money. The body already has nature's most effective detoxification system. It's called the liver. The liver changes the chemical structure of foreign compounds so they can be filtered out of the blood by the kidneys, which then excrete them in the urine.

  12. QUESTION:
    Do Colon Cleansers make me go #2 in the restroom more? What other effects should I feel?
    I bought a 'Total Body Cleanse' Flush and Detoxifying Kit. Should I be expecting to go the restroom more often and going #2 when on this kit?

    What other visible effects should I expect from this kit?

    • ANSWER:
      The answer is YES! But, only if it's a GOOD ONE. They are not all created equal. You def. want to eliminate the built up toxins and spoiled food and things that have gotten stuck in your colon over the years. The ony way for that to happen is to go #2. That's exactly what you want out of a good colon cleanser.

      I've been cleansing my colon for over 15 years and happen to have used ALOT of different products.

      There are only a handful of good ones. The one I used to use for many years is "Sonnes" #7 and #9 but with all the contraversy around the "bentonite" I'm not sure I would recommend it. I used it up until about 5 years ago when a girlfriend of mine told me about this other one by Organica. I like it alot better and haven't used anything else since. I use it at least twice a year -- the company has been around for ages, the customer service is great, and the product does the best job of any colon cleanser I've ever used including the Dr. Hulda Clark cleansing program and Sonnes. That says alot!

      I like it better because it not only cleanses your colon but also includes all the top ingredients for parasite removal and some liver cleansing ingredients too. It's complete and the ingredients are what you would expect to find in an effective cleanser. Things like Psyllium Husk, Flax Seed, Slippery Elm Bark, Uva Ursi, Milk Thistle, Black Walnut Hulls, Pau D' Arco, etc.

      Be careful about all these scams... I did a search when I saw your question and I couldn't believe how many crazy claims are being made and how many scams are out there. If you want to find the one I use go to: www.keepyourcolonclean.com.

      This is a reputable website that rates colon cleansers not only from their own research but they also have live polls for viewers who have used the products to vote. They rate it as they're #1 colon cleanser. I have to agree. If you want to avoid being scammed and want a safe and reliable product that WORKS, my advice is do what I do and go to this site and order it there... www.keepyourcolonclean.com.

      Also, they have a great deal when you first try it and you don't even pay for it for 30 days -- after you've tried it and only if you love it. That says alot about this product too.
      I hope this helps -- goodluck! :)

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detoxify your body at home?
    What is the best possible way to cleanse my body/clear the colon of toxins or to detoxify due to stressors, pollutants, toxins, and other such things?

    • ANSWER:
      Anyone interested in detoxifying their body might think about paying a little more attention to their body and less attention to the people trying to get their money. The body already has nature's most effective detoxification system. It's called the liver. The liver changes the chemical structure of foreign compounds so they can be filtered out of the blood by the kidneys, which then excrete them in the urine.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the best most effective colon cleanse weight loss supplement ?
    I always hear of new colon cleansers everywhere I turn, and I want to know where I a could order a free smaple of a colon cleanser online without wasting my time. Also, how are you supposed to use colon cleanser as a weight loss supplement?

    • ANSWER:
      You will definitely lose weight. But it is only the weight of undigested food and waste, not any stored body fat. And it will just be replaced.
      Gastroenterologists repeatedly state this "mucoid plague" promoted by non medical practitioners does not exist. They have yet to find any during a colonoscopy.
      The best way to cleanse and detox is to stop eating and drinking processed and refined foods.
      Get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body cleanse and detox system known to man.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients. The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal processed and refined foods. They are loaded with additives, concentrates, and preservatives mostly in added sugars and salts.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet of whole fresh foods works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both normal internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      The digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system health.
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your cleanse.
      Good luck and good health.

  15. QUESTION:
    What do you call the short-term cleanse diets, usually about a week long?
    A lot of celebrities usually go on extreme diets a week before a big event, like actresses before the oscars this week or models before a show. What are these called and what are the most effective ones?
    I'm doing this for a very large event I have to go to in the next week (I just found out today that I'm going). I normally eat very healthy, but I know people who will drastically drop their calorie intake or have some special diet they follow a few days before a big event. I know it's not necessarily "healthy" but consider how well I eat all the time, I don't feel too bad about doing this to my body once. I don't plan on making it a regular thing, or keeping this weight off for good. I'm currently 5'7 and 128ibs, not to bad in my opinion but it'd be nice to cut off just that little bit for this event :)

    • ANSWER:
      I think your premise is wrong and following celebrities is not the way to be fit and healthy. Follow doctors and scientists instead.

      There's a difference between a diet and a "cleanse". They are not the same thing so don't get confused. A diet can hlep you lose fat when done properly. A cleanse can't help you do anything except purge your GI tract as a prep for a colonoscopy or surgical procedure.

      "Detox" is short for detoxification and detoxification is a natural process involving your liver and kidneys and there is nothing you can do to effect it. It is impossible to detoxify a human once the toxin is in the blood with the possible exception of kidney dialysis, kelation therapy, and other expensive medical modalities. Currently "detox" is a faddist word, relatively meaningless, and is used to express that which the users cannot otherwise express because of ignorance of because the expression would be patently false.

      Detox diets, cleanses, and supplements don't work. There is no diet which will cause your body to get rid of toxins, heavy metals, poisonous by-products from smoking, drugs, etc. And cleanses for the purpose of weight loss don't work because they can only eliminate water and small amounts of waste which the body will replace very quickly.

      Check out these reliable references. Listen to experts, not a random bunch of strangers of unknown credibility in this and other forums. Here's what the experts have to say about cleanses.

      Article excerpt: "Colon Cleansing Has No Health Benefit, May Harm"
      Ref: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_114876.html

      Article excerpt: "Although the reports show little evidence of any benefit, many studies reported side effects. These include cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, electrolyte imbalance, and kidney failure."
      Ref: http://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20110801/colon-cleansing-may-be-risky-study-finds

      Article excerpt: "The main concerns with colon cleansing are that it can: Increase your risk of dehydration, lead to bowel, perforations, increase the risk of infection, cause a rise in your electrolytes, which can be dangerous if you have kidney disease or heart disease."
      Ref: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      Article excerpt: "fasting has many negative side effects, including all the symptoms that go along with malnutrition: insomnia, cravings, nausea, depressed mood, hair loss... the list goes on."
      Ref: http://maddieruud.hubpages.com/hub/Master-Cleanse-Lemonade-Diet

      Article excerpt:"Colon cleansing is a dubious and almost always useless procedure"
      Ref: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/colon-cleanses-a-load-of-you-know-what/

      Article excerpt: "The human body can defend itself very
      well against most environmental insults and the effects of occasional indulgence. If you ’re generally healthy, stick to giving your body what it needs to maintain its own detox system— a healthful diet, adequate fluid intake, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and all recommended medical check-ups. Don’ waste your money...follow a healthy, balanced lifestyle instead."
      Ref: http://www.lee-county.com/gov/dept/HumanResources/Wellness_Newsletters/Aug%2008.pdf

      Article excerpt: "A day on a detox diet program probably won't hurt you, but there's little point in following these restrictive diets - and they can do far more harm than good, says Michelle May, MD,"
      Ref: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=64306

      Article excerpt: "Detox diets are a waste of time and money, say scientists"
      Ref: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article784402.ece

      Your body cleanses itself naturally. And cleanses, purges, emetics, enemas, alternative and homeopathic colon cleanses etc. cannot remove fat from your body or make your body lose fat and/or toxins. If fat is your problem, you're eventually going to realize that nothing works except a proper diet for life or surgery. The best diet for all normal adults hasn't changed. It is still a varied, balanced, nutritious, and properly apportioned diet of high quality foods.

      Detoxification is a fad and a fantasy only. If you have reason to believe you're toxic, consult with your doctor. Don't waste your time paying attention to advertising hype, naturopathic gurus, homeopathic charlatans, etc. The road to good health is paved with science. If you or someone you love gets deathly ill, you will take them to a place where medical science is practiced. So, where is the sense in abandoning medical science in favor of baseless and unscientific methods of quacks and charlatans.

      Good luck and good health!!

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between a "medical" colon cleanse and one that you can buy over the counter?
    Is there a difference other than the time frame involved? This is what I mean, when someone needs to get their colon checked for cancer or polyps or whatever at the doctor's office, they have to drink this nasty liquid stuff the day before that totally cleans your system out.

    Then there is the stuff you can buy over the counter or online. Something like this is what I am referring to....
    http://www.drnatura.com/colonix_program.php

    Why does one take so much longer than the other... is one more effective?

    What other factors should someone who is thinking about doing this take into consideration? I have heard of hydro cleansing but that is not an option due to the high cost. So that is why I am not inquiring about that now.

    Anyone have any first hand experience with either one of these, even both would be better. Thanks a lot everyone.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not too familiar with medical cleanses, but I have taken an over the counter one and I work for a Vitamin company. Basically its all herbs that are for colon detox (ex. cascarda sagrada, slippery elm, etc) These and other herbs will slowly take the "toxic material" that is in your colon, and the fiber part of the cleanse will flush it out. The one I took was a 2-week whole body cleanse by Enzymatic therapy, and it consisted of liver cleansing herbs (milk thistle) Laxative formula and fiber pills. Basically in week one I took 4 fiber capsules in the morning, 3 laxative pills at night w/ 1 milk thistle tablet and 4 more fiber capsules. The second week it was the same amount of fiber but less laxative and more milk thistle. So, a colon cleanse product will be very close to this. Its inexpensive at some health stores (I've heard Dr. naturas products are good, but they are pricey) Anyways, I hope this helps some.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural remedy for a colon cleanser?
    I have been trying to gather the most natural remedies to cleanse my colon I feel very sluggish and backed up. I know my colon is a mess. What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Fasting is the master remedy. Know how to do your fast and how to break it.

      Fasting refers to complete abstinence from food for a short or long period for a specific purpose. The word is derived from the old English, ‘feastan’ which means to fast, observe, be strict. Fasting is nature’s oldest, most effective and yet least expensive method of treating disease. It is recognised as the cornerstone of natural healing. Dr. Arnold Eheret, the originator of the musculus diet healing system, describes it as " nature’s only universal and omnipotent remedy of healing" and "nature’s only fundamental law of all healing and curing."

      Fasting in disease was advocated by the school of natural philosopher, Asclepiades, more than two thousand years ago. Throughout medical history, it has been regarded as one of the most dependable curative methods. Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus, and many other great authorities on medicine prescribed it. Many noted modern physicians have successfully employed this system of healing in the treatment of numerous diseases.

      The common cause of all diseases is the accumulation of waste and poisonous matter in the body which results from overeating. The majority of persons eat too much and follow sedentary occupations which do not permit sufficient and proper exercise for utilisation of this large quantity of food. This surplus overburdens the digestive and assimilative organs and clogs up the system with impurities or poisons. Digestion and elimination become slow and the functional activity of the whole system gets deranged.

      The onset of disease is merely the process of ridding the system of these impurities. Every disease can be healed by only one remedy-by doing just the opposite of what causes it, i.e., by reducing the food intake or fasting.

      By depriving the body of food for a time, the organs of elimination such as the bowels, kidneys, skin, and lungs are given opportunity to expel, unhampered, the overload of accumulated waste from the system. Thus, fasting is merely the process of purification and an effective and quick method of cure. It assists nature in her continuous effort to expel foreign matter and disease producing waste from the body, thereby correcting the faults of improper diet and wrong living. It also leads to regeneration of the blood as well as the repair and regeneration of the various tissues of the body.

      Duration: The duration of the fast depends upon the age of the patient, the nature of the disease and the amount and type of drugs previously used. The duration is important, because long periods of fasting can be dangerous if undertaken without competent professional guidance. It is, therefore, advisable to undertake a series of short fasts of two to three days and gradually increase the duration of each succeeding fast by a day or so. The period, however, should not exceed a week of total fasting at a time. This will enable the chronically sick body to gradually and slowly eliminate toxic waste matter without seriously affecting the natural functioning of the body. A correct mode of living and a balanced diet after the fast will restore vigour and vitality to the individual.

      Fasting is highly beneficial in practically all kinds of stomach and intestinal disorders and in serious conditions of the kidneys and liver. It is a miracle cure for eczema and other skin diseases and offers the only hope of permanent cure in many cases. The various nervous disorders also respond favourably to this mode of treatment.

      Fasting should, however, not be restored to in every illness. In cases of diabetes, advanced stages of tuberculosis, and extreme cases of neurasthenia, long fasts will be harmful. In most cases, however, no harm will accrue to fasting patients, provided they take rest, and are under proper professional care.

      Methods: The best, safest and most effective method of fasting is juice fasting. Although the old classic form of fasting was a pure water fast, most of the leading authorities on fasting today agree that juice fasting is far superior to a water fast. According to Dr. Rangar Berg, the world -famous authority on nutrition, "During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juice instead of water while fasting ... Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated….. And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart... juice fasting is, therefore, the best form of fasting. " Vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements in fresh, raw vegetable and fruit juices are extremely beneficial in normalising all the body processes. They supply essential elements for the body’s own healing activity and cell regeneration and thus speeding the recovery. All juices should be prepared from fresh fruit immediately before drinking. Canned or frozen juices should not be used.

      A precautionary measure which must be observed in all cases of fasting is the complete emptying of the bowels at the beginning of the fast by enema so that the patient is not bothered by gas or decomposing matter formed from the excrements remaining in the body. Enemas should be administered at least every alternate day during the fasting period. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible and should drink plain lukewarm water when thirsty. Fresh juices may be diluted with pure water. The total liquid intake should be approximately six to eight glasses.

      A lot of energy is spent during the fast in the process of eliminating accumulated poisons and toxic waste materials. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that the patients get as much physical rest and mental relaxation as possible during the fast. In cases of fasts in which fruit juices are taken, especially when fresh grapes, oranges or grapefruit are used exclusively, the toxic wastes enter the blood -stream rapidly, resulting in an overload of toxic matter, which affects normal bodily functions. This often results in dizzy spells, followed by diarrhoea and vomiting. If this physical reaction persists, it is advisable to discontinue the fast and take cooked vegetables containing adequate roughage such as spinach and beets until the body functioning returns to normal.

      The overweight person finds it much easier to go without food. Loss of weight causes no fear and the patient’s attitude makes fasting almost a pleasure. The first day’s hunger pangs are perhaps the most difficult to bear. The craving for food will, however, gradually decrease as the fast progresses. Seriously sick persons have no desire for food and fasting comes naturally to them. The simple rule is to stop eating until the appetite returns or until one feels completely well.

      Only very simple exercises like short walks may be undertaken during the fast. A warm water or neutral bath may be taken during the period. Cold baths are not advisable. Sun and air baths should be taken daily. Fasting sometimes produces a state of sleeplessness which can be overcome by a warm tub bath, hot water bottles at the feet and by drinking one or two glasses of hot water.

      Benefits: There are several benefit of fasting. During a long fast, the body feeds upon its reserves. Being deprived of needed nutrients, particularly of protein and fats, it will burn and digest its own tissues by the process of autolysis or self-digestion. But it will not do so indiscriminately. The body will first decompose and burn those cells and tissues which are diseased, damaged, aged or dead. The essential tissues and vital organs, the glands, the nervous system and the brain are not damaged or digested in fasting. Here lies the secret of the effectiveness of fasting as a curative and rejuvenative method. During fasting, the building of new and healthy cells are speeded up by the amino acids released from the diseased cells. The capacity of the eliminative organs, that is, lungs, liver, kidneys, and the skin is greatly increased, as they are relieved of the usual burden of digesting food and eliminating the resultant wastes. They are, therefore, able to quickly expel old accumulated wastes and toxins.

      Fasting affords a physiological rest to the digestive, assimilative and protective organs. As a result, the digestion of food and the utilisation of nutrients is greatly improved after fasting. The fast also exerts a normalising, stablising, and rejuvenating effect on all the vital physiological, nervous and mental functions.

      Breaking of Fast: The success of the fast depends largely on how it is broken. his is the most significant phase. The main rules for breaking the fast are: do not overeat, eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly; and take several days for the gradual change to the normal diet. If the transition to eating solid foods is carefully planned, there will be no discomfort or damage. The patient should also continue to take rest during the transition period. The right food after a fast is as important and decisive for proper results as the fast itself.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the best colon cleanse tea and best body detox tea or if you know of something better than teas.?
    A safe and effective way that is clinically proven. No yogi tea answers ingredients are not proven to do anything to the liver. Only answers frm people that know their stuff!
    Clearly you don't and please don't waste your time responding to questions with your ignorant opinions.

    • ANSWER:
      For colon cleansing, senna tea with plenty of warm water is very effective. as for detox tea, I'm sorry but I don't know--but the herbs milk thistle, dandelion, yellow dock and burdock have a beneficial effect on the liver. I don't know if they cleanse it, but they apparently stop damage from occurring. I was showing increasing liver damage in lab tests until I started taking these herbs and then the damage stopped and my liver enzymes returned to normal.

  19. QUESTION:
    Can I trust the colon cleanse and acai berry?
    I want to lose weight fast, I mean who doesn't, but I don't know if I should trust the colon cleanse acai berry thing. I know it was on oprah.

    • ANSWER:
      Trust neither.
      Acai berry will not aid weight loss. There are more antioxidants in fresh berries bought locally. Antioxidants do nothing to help weight loss.

      The colon is self cleansing. It does not have (quote from link above) " all of this trapped in your colon, you are literally poisoning yourself little by little every day" That is 100% rubbish.

      Anyone interested in detoxifying their body might think about paying a little more attention to their body and less attention to the people trying to get their money. The body already has nature's most effective detoxification system. It's called the liver.

      Colon cleansing can cause a dangerous loss of water and electrolytes, which can lead to dehydration and even abnormal heart rhythms.

      .

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the proper, best and most effective way to do a liver cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      milk thistle is a natural liver cleanser so you can drink tea with it or take supplements. A ton of water and if you really want to go crazy you can juice to help detox.

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any idea how to do a liver cleanse ?
    I would like to know what herbs to take, how to do it at home and also how to do it chemically or through a doctor but I would really prefer to do it at home I want it to be very effective and it should last long.It should not be a mild cleanse but a strong one.Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon water and fish r great for u'r liver. !!

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best acne treatment for your back?
    I have struggled with back acne for a long time, and it is embarrassing to wear swimsuits and tank tops. I have heard of Murad acne spray, but I'm not sure if it works. What treatments/washes/sprays are the most effective?

    • ANSWER:
      Most acne that occurs from your chin and downward is mostly due to an imbalance of hormones and poor diet. Most topical creams and cleansers will not work. Acne starts from within so you have to treat from the inside. Drink *lots* of water (with fresh lemon wedges...helps cleanse the liver) do not eat a lot of refine sugars and dairy...if you like your dairy...switch to organic...no hormones added in the dairy...which regular dairy has a lot of estrogen [same with chicken] ) So look for more into the organic foods....all those additives, pesticides and chemicals that you ingest does havoc on your skin. And when you cleanse your skin...use a mild soap...not any of those harsh acne fighting soaps...you are just irritating the skin with all of those chemicals as well. Sensitive skin needs a mild cleanser. Also make sure your bed sheets and pillow cases are changed on a regular basis as well. These are just a few pointers I have...don't have time to go through everything...it is a long battle but you will get there...good luck...I know what you are going through :(

  23. QUESTION:
    What can i do to boost my body metabolism?
    I want to boost my body metabolism.Is it okay to take supplement or is there any effective diet to boost body metabolism?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a post off my blog that may be of help to you it about Fat Burning Foods...

      Fat burning foods refer to specific type of foods that either burn fats accumulated in the body or improve metabolism. Adding these types of foods in your regular diet, you can easily wash out the fat from your body and keep yourself fit and healthy.

      Fat burning foods and exercises are the ideal solution for individuals who are on a weight loss program. Foods that burn more calories than the amount of calories contained in the food itself are also known as fat burning foods.

      fat burning foods that burn more calories during digestion then they contain are generally high in two things, fiber and water. Celery is a good example. fat burning foods, or negative calorie foods, are supposed to be so low in calories that digesting these foods burn more calories than they contain.

      Fat burning foods are readily available and will definitely fit into your budget as well. Fat burning foods not only helps us to lose weight naturally but also increase our body rate of weight loss. So include these foods in your daily diet helps speed up weight loss, build a healthier body and put you on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

      Plus eating every 2-3 hours is the basis of a good fat burning diet because it helps keep your metabolism burning your fat stores and also you do not have to concentrate on the food you’re taking in. Lack of activity combined with lack of attention to diet causes your body then ignores fat stores and works on what you are eating, packing the rest of the excess calories away for a rainy day since it feels you are not eating frequently enough.

      Try eating some of the following fat burning foods and do some exercise, it will boost your metabolism and burn calories (fat) at a faster rate for several hours even after exercise.

      Apples

      Apples are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants need to fight disease. Apples are a fat burning food which will help shed and maintain extra pounds. Apples are simply terrific to deal with losing the fat. Pectin in apple restricts the cells to absorb the fat; and also encourages water absorption from the food which helps in releasing the fat deposits from the body.

      Beets

      Beets are a strong diuretic that focuses on the liver and kidneys. Beets flush out floating body fats. Beets flush out floating body fats and cleanse blood corpuscles that can contain fat deposits. Beets also contain chlorine that stimulates the lymph, which helps flush out fatty deposits.

      Garlic

      Garlic is known to break down fat deposits and is also an antiseptic and an antibiotic, making it a good component of any diet. Chili and cayenne peppers are considered fat burning foods and will also spice up some otherwise bland dishes. Garlic – A natural diuretic containing mustard oils that create a cleansing action in the body.

      Green Tea

      Green tea burners and diet supplements have been found to be very effective in lowering cholesterol so as to reduce the chances of stroke. By increasing the rate of calorie burning, green tea also helps in weight loss. Green tea is often cited as having the most potential. Although it is somewhat unclear as to weather it is the ingredients in the green tea that give benefits, or the green tea as a source of caffeine.

      Grapefruit

      Grapefruit has been shown to reduce insulin levels. If you are one of the many who are insulin resistant and your body is overloaded with insulin, try having half a grapefruit before each meal. Grapefruit may bring back memories of fad diets-gone bad, but the citrus fruit may actually help improve insulin levels, making us feel less hungry. Big on satiety from its high fiber and water content, grapefruit’s low in calories and can aid weight loss when incorporated into a healthy diet.

      Eat More Fruit

      In studies of peoples eating habits it was noticed that fruit eaters ate fewer calories overall, this could be because having a snack a couple of times a day with three reasonable meals will help to maintain a good blood sugar level, which helps to control your hunger.

      So, next time you need to satisfy a sugar craving, reach for this low-calorie, high-fiber snack. Fruits like apples, peaches, grapefruits, and oranges, at only 60-80 calories apiece (or less), are a great addition to almost any nutritional plan. Just make sure the majority of your carbohydrates are of the complex type. Fruits make for great snacks and should replace the high fat snacks that we normally eat.

      Fruits rich in vitamin C like limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruit and tangerines have fat burning properties. Some of the other fat burning foods are asparagus, beet root, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, apple, blueberries, and watermelon.
      Eat More Protein

      Eating protein can help you burn fat. One of the reasons is that it requires a lot of energy to digest protein and the body burns calories to get that energy.

      Finally

      Don’t expect fat burning foods to be

  24. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get healthy lifestyle after opting for colon cleanse?
    Will I be able to lose weight after opting for colon cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is possible to get healthy lifestyle by opting for colon cleanse recipe. It is considered to be the effective option to get sound health but it need to be done with devout discipline which involves taking diet food at regular intervals and avoiding junk or fast food upto certain extent. Healthy food items such as fruits and vegetables need to be considered which can prove helpful in colon cleanse. Whole grain food are considered to be essential food items as they are rich in fiber and results in proper functioning of colon.

      People often realize that they are gaining weight and think of taking effective steps to lose the same .They need to adopt the positive aspects to lose weight. Obesity need to be controlled which is known to be the genetic disorder. Cleansing includes cleansing your colon which helps in removing the toxins from different body parts which helps in elimination of fecal material. Colon cleansing effectively improve your bowel system and results in effective digestive system. Person usually feels less fatigue when toxins are eliminated from different body parts especially from liver,intestines and kidney whih are supposed to be the main organs in the body.Dont take assurance that colon cleanse will be keeping you from unwanted pounds of weight as balance diet and exercise are also mandatory to get a healthy lifestyle and body.

  25. QUESTION:
    Can I do a colon cleanse and still take my birth control pills?
    I just started a colon cleanse, but the whole point of it is that it absorbs everything in your intestines and then pushes it out.

    But I don't want my birth control absorbed out! Can I still take it and it be effective? Or if I woke up at 3 am in the morning (I take my last dose of colon cleanse stuff at 10 pm, the next one at 7 am) and took the BC would it still be effective?

    thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Probably not. Alot of people are warned about birth control pills interacting with antibiotics, or if they are having diarrhea or frequent loose stools. The reason for this is due to the fact that in order to be effective bacteria in your stomach must effectively break down parts of the hormones in the BC that have been recycled through your liver and must be re asborbed once again to reach the target hormone level (required to suppress ovulation). If the contents of the intestines are cleared prematurely, or there is a lack of bacteria (ie after taking an antibiotic) there is a risk of incomplete absorption of your BC.

      Your suggestion theoretically would work, but I would be extra cautious. I would suggest either of two things:
      a) Do not take your BC on the day you do your colon cleanse and take 2 pills the following day, then resume as normal.

      b) Take your BC as normal, use backup contraception for 7 days after the colon cleanse (I would recommend using extra method of contraception for the remainder of your cycle).

      It is ultimately up to you and how comfortable you are. There is always some slight risk regardless with birth control pills, but the number is quite low, mostly due to human error (such as missing pills).

      Lastly, the colon is self cleansing and does not require products to cleanse the bowel or intestinal contents. Sometimes these products can lead to electrolyte disturbances such as hyponatremia, or hypokalemia. Obviously, this decision is up to you but you should be cautious when using them, and perhaps check with your doctor regarding its safety for you. Hope this helps.

  26. QUESTION:
    Will the sea salt water flush be good enough to cleanse the colon?
    Will this work as good as taking some supplements and enemas? I want to do a liver flush but I heard that you would have to do a colon cleanse first, so i was wondering will the sea salt flush be good enough prior to doing the liver flush.

    • ANSWER:
      Tootsie,

      I'm afraid not. Sea salt is good for cleansing your sinuses, but not effective as a colon cleanse.

      Why? Because many toxins and waste that build up in your colon will just not be affected by salt water passing through the lower and upper intestines and colon. You need a formula that contains the effective natural herbs and fiber that all work together in removing the fecal matter and toxins that are trapped in your colon.

      I recommend looking at the colon cleanse products review and finding one that's right for you.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are the best medicnes for your liver?
    My girlfriend has liver problems and has constant headaches and stomachaches but can not take basic medicnes like advil or asprin directed by her doctor so what medicne is effective but liver friendly

    • ANSWER:
      Vit B, Avocado, Beetroot & leafy green veg. There is a great book your girlfriend simply NEEDS because it's so great. It's called-

      "The Liver Cleansing Diet" by a top liver doctor called "Dr Sandra Cabot" Look it up!Loads of top-notch advice.

      Great recipes too (although a lot of the recipes are hard to do- but I'm sure it's just a guide!)

  28. QUESTION:
    What foods/vegetables are good for the liver?
    What foods/vegetables are good for the liver?

    which can help get it in better shape

    or

    which can help sustain it the way it is

    • ANSWER:
      Eating healthy foods for the liver can improve and support liver
      function on a daily basis. Having a healthy liver results in greater
      energy and general well-being.
      A poorly functioning liver can result in tiredness, headaches, bad
      breath, allergies and intolerances, problem skin and weight gain.
      Foods that are healthy for the liver fall into two main categories.
      First are those that promote the detoxification process of the liver.
      And second, are those that are high in antioxidants and therefore
      protect the liver while it's carrying out its detoxification
      processes. Below are a list of the top eight foods that are considered
      to be good for your liver.
      Garlic and onions.
      Garlic contains allicin which is a sulphur-based compound needed by
      the liver for effective detoxification. Garlic helps the liver rid the
      body of mercury, certain food additives and the hormone oestrogen.
      Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower,
      cabbage).
      These vegetables are very powerful detoxifiers of the liver. They
      contain chemicals that neutralise certain toxins such as nitrosamines
      found in cigarette smoke and aflotoxin found in peanuts. They also
      contain glucosinolates that help the liver to produce enzymes it needs
      for its detoxification processes.
      Freshly squeezed lemon in hot water.
      Drinking freshly squeezed lemon juice in a cup of boiled water first
      thing in the morning helps to cleanse the liver and promote
      detoxification. It also stimulates bile production, cleanses the
      stomach and bowel and stimulates a bowel motion.
      Beetroot (Beets).
      It's a blood-purifying tonic that is also capable of absorbing heavy
      metals. More information on beets
      High-antioxidant fruits.
      In a study done by the US Department of Agriculture at Tuffs
      University, it was found that the following list of fruits had the
      highest levels of antioxidants (in descending order): Prunes, raisons,
      blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, plums, oranges,
      pink grapefruit, cantaloupe, apples and pears. Antioxidants help to
      protect the liver from the high levels of free radicals that are
      naturally produced during the process of detoxification.
      Apples.
      Apples contain pectin that bind to heavy metals in the body (in
      particular in the colon) and help their excretion. This reduces the
      load on the liver and its detoxification capacities.
      Artichoke.
      Increases bile production. One of the jobs of bile is to remove
      toxins through the bowel, as well as 'unfriendly' micro-organisms. It
      has been suggested that 30 minutes after eating globe artichoke, bile
      flow is increased by over 100%.
      Bitter leafy salad greens (dandelion, chicory, endive, rocket).
      The bitterness of these foods helps to stimulate bile flow within the
      liver.

  29. QUESTION:
    Easy way to cleanse the kidneys and liver?
    Looking for an easy way to cleanse both my kidneys and my liver. I've seen lots of complicated ways but I'm looking for a fairly easy, and effective solution. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      they are self cleansing, with water/hydration and are "sterile". your heart constantly pumps blood day and night/ minutes/seconds, there is always blood flow through them. therefore, nothing to cleanse. save your money.

  30. QUESTION:
    How long can you take herbs for homeopathy/holistic use?
    I have heard certain herbs like Echinacea should only be taken a few months before cold/flu season starts and not everyday all year-round, or otherwise, they are not as effective, as you build up some sort of immunity to its effectiveness.

    Is this true for most herbs? Or are there other herbs that can be taken all the time - like Ginseng, Garlic, etc. as a daily supplement for overall health or Milk Thistle/Dandelion to cleanse/detox the liver?

    While I am familiar with all of the benefits of herbs, and know about shelf-life, expiration dates, know that the FDA does not approve certain herbs, etc., I am still unclear about long-term use/effects. Can someone please clarify any known long-term use adverse affects of any known herbs?

    Thank you in advance for your help/information.

    • ANSWER:
      as a trained chinese herbalist i can ell you that yes, there are absolutely some herbs that you should not take for extended periods of time.

      garlic is fine on a daily basis, and is nearly impossible to overdose on (unless you're a vampire or planning on breathing on anyone ;)

      ginseng on the other hand is a tonic, and is designed for long term use IF (i stress if) you are of deficient constitution! it can have detrimental side effects if taken long term or in doses that are too large (insomnia, sweating, anxiety...). a trained chinese herbalist can tell you whether or not you are of a constitution to use/need ginseng.

      liver detox herbs such as milk thistle or dandelion also need to be dosed correctly, as too much at once can lead to nausea, headaches etc (especially if you aren't used to cleanses.) as for use over time, cleansing herbs should be used seasonally, typically in the spring, and avoided at other times unless warranted by something like a surgery (anesthesia), food poisoning, etc. too much cleansing can over-stress the body and end up draining your energy instead of increasing it.

      there are a number of other herbs that are sold otc and each herb has different contraindications etc. my advice to you would be to consult with an herbalist before considering taking anything or if you have any questions/concerns.

      hope that helps!

  31. QUESTION:
    Easy way to cleanse the kidneys and liver?
    Looking for an easy way to cleanse both my kidneys and my liver. I've seen lots of complicated ways but I'm looking for a fairly easy, and effective solution. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      DRINK CRANBERRY JUICE!
      NATURAL..NON CONCENTRATED!!

  32. QUESTION:
    Have you been diagnosed with drug induced Lupus ?
    !0 years ago began having problem with elevated blood pressure. Was treated with the usually prescribed meds. Within the past ten years I have had a variety of unusual and often preplexing symptoms that the doctors couldn't find good answers for. Lots of guesses and lots of unsuccessful treatments and increased frustration and misery until recently. The diagnosis is drug induced Lupus and it is believed to be caused by my blood pressure meds. Bingo. The symptoms have developed over the same period I've been on the meds. My question is: Any known effective alternatives for Blood Pressure Control? Anyone else with Lupus have bizarre skin and hair folllicle issues? Any one know a reputable doctor in Kansas City Missouri to advise on alternative treatments? Any one know of a web site to purchase alternative B/P treatments that you or someone you know have had personal experience with? Are there suggestions for a great support website for Lupus?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi WIngsOfGrace

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue. Also learning about detoxifying the blood by doing colon and liver cleanses will change your health forever.

      Cause
      Food allergies (there is a 100 percent correlation between lupus and food allergies), rheumatoid arthritis, other connective tissue diseases, parasites, candidiasis, bowel problems, and digestive enzyme deficiencies can create symptoms that mimic or exacerbate SLE. Migraines, epilepsy, and psychoses must also be ruled out before a proper course of treatment can be decided upon.

      Both forms of lupus primarily strike young women (90% of cases) and young children.

      The drugs hydralazine, procainamide, and beta blockers can cause false-positive readings of SLE, and can also produce a lupus-like condition that disappears when the drugs are no longer taken. Birth control pills and environmental stresses can also exacerbate lupus symptoms.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet. Also avoid overeating and limit your intake of dairy, beef products, and polyunsaturated oils. Also screen for food allergies and avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Increase your intake of vegetables, especially green, yellow, and orange, and consume non-farm-raised fish several times a week.

      Herbs: Supplementation with Swedish bitters with each meal can increase hydrochloric acid production. Also drink an infusion of nettle twice a day. Other useful herbs include echinacea, goldenseal, licorice, pau d`arco, and red clover

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.

      Hyperthermia: Hyperthermia involves artificially creating fever in the body for the purpose of boosting immune function. Hyperthermia can be a highly effective method of eliminating toxins and heavy metals, as well as infectious bacteria and viruses that cannot survive in elevated body temperatures.

      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy or hyperthermia treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: Drink the juice of carrot, celery, flaxseed oil, black currant oil, and garlic.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Hydrochloric acid (HCL) deficiency is common in people with lupus, therefore HCL supplements with each meal is advised. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A with beta carotene, vitamin C and bioflavonoids, vitamin B complex, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, essential fatty acids, proteolytic enzymes taken away from meals, digestive enzymes taken with meals, and the amino acids L-cysteine, L-methionine, and L-cystine.

      Topical Treatment: PABA cream applied topically can help ease symptoms.

      Best of health to you

  33. QUESTION:
    Spiritually, if you knew a certain food would beat cancer, would you eat it?
    I have learned how to eat healthier and eat certain foods to help with health problems, for example:
    Cherries reduce inflammation and help with pain.
    Pineapple has an ingredient that helps with arthritis.
    Blue berries fight cancer and cleanse the liver.
    Limes fight lung cancer.
    Lemons cleanse the liver.
    Cooked broccoli fights and prevents cancer.
    Oranges have vitamin C with helps with colds.
    Asparagus helps with urinary tract infections.
    Homemade chicken soup is like a natural antibiotic.
    The list is endless; feel free to give extra help tips also
    But really this question is about your spiritual life.
    We do all we can to stay healthy by eating healthy.
    But how many of us think about their spiritual health.
    This is what the Bible says about spiritual health:

    (John 17:3) 3 This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.
    There is no hell and the Bible doesn't teach that. so if you are afraid of that, eat what you want.

    • ANSWER:
      Some interesting claims here. A major practice in the area of food industry marketing and in pharmaceuticals is the process of taking our foodstuffs apart and looking to see what useful chemicals are able to be derived from them. In many cases this is good as it's a golden route to discovering new drugs.
      The downside is the marketeers of these fruits can woefully misuse the information and spread what is essentially a bunch of misinformation to the public.

      Nature is a brilliant chemistry lab and nearly all our pharmaceuticals are natural derivatives, but just because a drug comes from a plant, it does not automatically follow that plant itself is all that beneficial beyond it's source of everyday vitamins and minerals. The "active ingredient" or chemical property which actually aids us medically in nearly all cases must be concentrated, refined and synthesised.

      Cherries contain anthrocyanins which show promise as an anti-inflammatory agent and mild analgesic - at least in rats so far. BUT the concentrations of these chemicals in an unprocessed cherry (or grape or raspberry which also contain them) are so low that no significant chemical activity could take place from the action of consuming them. Basically you could eat a whole bowl of cherries, and it will have little or no effect on your pain issues (other than perhaps the placebo). A single paracetamol tablet would be far more effective and less likely to give you a bad stomach as a result!

      Pineapple contains bromelain which does have anti-inflamatory benefits when tested on mice. Again, though this is from the processed concentrated product, not fresh from a pineapple. However, it's usefulness in arthritis "has neither been confirmed in human studies for this use, nor is it approved with a health claim for such an effect by the Food and Drug Administration or European Food Safety Authority." Bromelain would also have a side effect of increasing heart stress and anxiety, so may be a tricky drug to administer. It's got other useful non medical properties though.

      Blueberries are excellent sources of many dietary requiements, but some of the claims of them as "superfruits" (a term invented entirely by advertising executives, not nutritionists) are wildly overplayed. Blueberries will NOT fight cancer, although the phytochemicals they contain may help towards preventing it, but as yet there's no firm scientific evidence for that. Blueberries are excellent sources of anti-oxidants, but after a decade of research and endless advertising for the wonders of anti-oxidant supplements, there isn't any medical evidence that suggests ingesting antioxidants does anything at all to help you. One pharmacologist described it as expecting an anti-oxidant food to protect from the scourge of free radicals was like hiding behind a sheet of paper hoping it protects you from a gunshot.

      I've never heard of limes helping against lung cancer or lemons cleaning the liver.
      Broccoli genuinely does have anti-cancer benefits due to it's concentration of 3,3-Diindolylmethane along with sprouts and cabbage.
      Oranges are packed with vitamin C, but also so are a number of fruits on this list.
      Asparagus is a natural diuretic, but there's no scientific evidence that it actually helps UTIs. In order to check the claim I ended up having to look at **shudder** complimentary health sites. This quote is from one of those sites and is a surprising confession: "UTIs have to be promptly treated with antibiotics. Otherwise, bacteria may infect other organs or enter the blood stream. Keep in mind that asparagus does not replace and should not be used to replace any conventional drugs prescribed for urinary tract infections. It is not approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration for any kidney or any other urinary tract infections."

      As for homemade chicken soup being an antibiotic, thats a highly contentious claim. For a start it depends entirely on who made it and with what ingredients. It could just as easily be a bowl of warm ecoli or typhoid! From what I can see of the claim, the mechanism of the soup is not antibiotic in itself, but does act to aid decongestion in colds. A Nebraska university study also said that commercial chicken soups were equally as effective.

      In all I don't want anyone to be put off eating healthily but please don't believe in miracle health benefits. The real miracle is the medical sciences that allow these investigations to take place and for us to use genuinely effective drugs beyond the wives tales and folk medicines that consistently failed to save lives for thousands of years. The pharmaceutical industry may be greedy, bureaucratic and given to claims stretching of it's own, but the astonishing leap in longevity and healthy lives in the past 100 or so years are testament to it's effectiveness.

  34. QUESTION:
    how long should i do my first detox diet?
    I am doing a detox diet that consists of limiting some foods, lemon water, detoxifying tea once daily and a colon detox pill each day. How long should I do this diet?

    This is my first time to do a detox diet and I have been doing it for three days so far. I'm used to eating pretty healthy and organic, so my only side effects have been a little bit of an acne outbreak and my breath is a little more foul in the mornings than it usually is.

    Also, what should I do after I have cleansed the colon? Is it okay to start doing the detox baths at that point or should I take a rest?

    • ANSWER:
      Take at look at the Dos and Donts of fasting, the Natural Cure. Take care not to fast more than 7 days in a row.

      The common cause of all diseases is the accumulation of waste and poisonous matter in the body which results from overeating. The majority of persons eat too much and follow sedentary occupations which do not permit sufficient and proper exercise for utilisation of this large quantity of food. This surplus overburdens the digestive and assimilative organs and clogs up the system with impurities or poisons. Digestion and elimination become slow and the functional activity of the whole system gets deranged.

      The onset of disease is merely the process of ridding the system of these impurities. Every disease can be healed by only one remedy-by doing just the opposite of what causes it, i.e., by reducing the food intake or fasting.

      By depriving the body of food for a time, the organs of elimination such as the bowels, kidneys, skin, and lungs are given opportunity to expel, unhampered, the overload of accumulated waste from the system. Thus, fasting is merely the process of purification and an effective and quick method of cure. It assists nature in her continuous effort to expel foreign matter and disease producing waste from the body, thereby correcting the faults of improper diet and wrong living. It also leads to regeneration of the blood as well as the repair and regeneration of the various tissues of the body.

      Duration
      The duration of the fast depends upon the age of the patient, the nature of the disease and the amount and type of drugs previously used. The duration is important, because long periods of fasting can be dangerous if undertaken without competent professional guidance. It is, therefore, advisable to undertake a series of short fasts of two to three days and gradually increase the duration of each succeeding fast by a day or so. The period, however, should not exceed a week of total fasting at a time. This will enable the chronically sick body to gradually and slowly eliminate toxic waste matter without seriously affecting the natural functioning of the body. A correct mode of living and a balanced diet after the fast will restore vigour and vitality to the individual.

      Fasting is highly beneficial in practically all kinds of stomach and intestinal disorders and in serious conditions of the kidneys and liver. It is a miracle cure for eczema and other skin diseases and offers the only hope of permanent cure in many cases. The various nervous disorders also respond favourably to this mode of treatment.

      Fasting should, however, not be restored to in every illness. In cases of diabetes, advanced stages of tuberculosis, and extreme cases of neurasthenia, long fasts will be harmful. In most cases, however, no harm will accrue to fasting patients, provided they take rest, and are under proper professional care.

      Methods
      The best, safest and most effective method of fasting is juice fasting. Although the old classic form of fasting was a pure water fast, most of the leading authorities on fasting today agree that juice fasting is far superior to a water fast. According to Dr. Rangar Berg, the world -famous authority on nutrition, "During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juice instead of water while fasting ... Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated….. And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart... juice fasting is, therefore, the best form of fasting. " Vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements in fresh, raw vegetable and fruit juices are extremely beneficial in normalising all the body processes. They supply essential elements for the body’s own healing activity and cell regeneration and thus speeding the recovery. All juices should be prepared from fresh fruit immediately before drinking. Canned or frozen juices should not be used.

      A precautionary measure which must be observed in all cases of fasting is the complete emptying of the bowels at the beginning of the fast by enema so that the patient is not bothered by gas or decomposing matter formed from the excrements remaining in the body. Enemas should be administered at least every alternate day during the fasting period. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible and should drink plain lukewarm water when thirsty. Fresh juices may be diluted with pure water. The total liquid intake should be approximately six to eight glasses.

      A lot of energy is spent during the fast in the process of eliminating accumulated poisons and toxic waste materials. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that the patients get as much physical rest and mental relaxation as possible during the fast. In cases of fasts in which fruit juices are taken, especially when fresh grapes, oranges or grapefruit are used exclusively, the toxic wastes enter the blood -stream rapidly, resulting in an overload of toxic matter, which affects normal bodily functions. This often results in dizzy spells, followed by diarrhoea and vomiting. If this physical reaction persists, it is advisable to discontinue the fast and take cooked vegetables containing adequate roughage such as spinach and beets until the body functioning returns to normal.

      The overweight person finds it much easier to go without food. Loss of weight causes no fear and the patient’s attitude makes fasting almost a pleasure. The first day’s hunger pangs are perhaps the most difficult to bear. The craving for food will, however, gradually decrease as the fast progresses. Seriously sick persons have no desire for food and fasting comes naturally to them. The simple rule is to stop eating until the appetite returns or until one feels completely well.

      Only very simple exercises like short walks may be undertaken during the fast. A warm water or neutral bath may be taken during the period. Cold baths are not advisable. Sun and air baths should be taken daily. Fasting sometimes produces a state of sleeplessness which can be overcome by a warm tub bath, hot water bottles at the feet and by drinking one or two glasses of hot water.

      Benefits: There are several benefit of fasting. During a long fast, the body feeds upon its reserves. Being deprived of needed nutrients, particularly of protein and fats, it will burn and digest its own tissues by the process of autolysis or self-digestion. But it will not do so indiscriminately. The body will first decompose and burn those cells and tissues which are diseased, damaged, aged or dead. The essential tissues and vital organs, the glands, the nervous system and the brain are not damaged or digested in fasting. Here lies the secret of the effectiveness of fasting as a curative and rejuvenative method. During fasting, the building of new and healthy cells are speeded up by the amino acids released from the diseased cells. The capacity of the eliminative organs, that is, lungs, liver, kidneys, and the skin is greatly increased, as they are relieved of the usual burden of digesting food and eliminating the resultant wastes. They are, therefore, able to quickly expel old accumulated wastes and toxins.

      Fasting affords a physiological rest to the digestive, assimilative and protective organs. As a result, the digestion of food and the utilisation of nutrients is greatly improved after fasting. The fast also exerts a normalising, stablising, and rejuvenating effect on all the vital physiological, nervous and mental functions.

      Breaking of Fast: The success of the fast depends largely on how it is broken. his is the most significant phase. The main rules for breaking the fast are: do not overeat, eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly; and take several days for the gradual change to the normal diet. If the transition to eating solid foods is carefully planned, there will be no discomfort or damage. The patient should also continue to take rest during the transition period. The right food after a fast is as important and decisive for proper results as the fast itself.

      Good Luck.

  35. QUESTION:
    Suggest me some good shampoo for hairfall please?
    I have thick & long hair and i have hair fall from last few years. and i noticed my hair is falling from roots.

    I also want to make my hair soft & smooth & manageable

    Please suggest me some effective shampoo.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair products like shampoos . . . .are NOT made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged, or hair loss, or make them grow . . . . they are a trillion dollar business. They also do NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss caused by heat & chemicals - hair's worst enemies.

      Dove hairfall facts:
      1. Humidity makes hair dry and brittle, leading to hairfall
      2. Colouring the hair damages the hair strands leading to breakage
      3. Pollution is also an unseen killer of healthy hair
      4. Tangled hair is the most common reason for hair fall
      5. While shampooing cleanses your hair, regular conditioning is required for adequate moisturization. Regular use of conditioner post shampoo also solves the problem of entangling which is the major cause of hairfall.

      HEAT & CHEMICALS are hair's worst enemies. You've got any of those on your hair?
      Supplements, medications, anti-acne products, hair oil, birth control pills, pollution in the water (IN INDIA THERE'S A LOT OF POLLUTION), to name just a few . . . ALL HAVE SIDE EFFECTS. Watch the movie called SIDE EFFECTS. Example: "I used minoxidil drug to restore the hair on my head; however, I ended up with unwanted body hair. I don't know if it is temporary or I have to seek medical treatment." YA poster 9-27-12. Four men are charged in federal court for selling home-brewed hair growth drugs online. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54991911-78/ahn-growth-hair-kim.html.csp
      As for Rogain, once you stopped, hair loss begins. Read the following blog> The Horrors of Hair Loss
      Posted: 02/04/2013 2:19 pm
      Any reactions to a drug - like Vitamin B complex which is a supplement - 'side effect' is a negative reaction to a drug - this is your body telling you that what you just gave it is toxic to it, and instead of helping you, it is actually hurting you.  It is your body's way of telling you to stop.  All drugs have side effects, and are toxic...even lethal...to some people at some dosage.  Another term for toxic is poisonous.  We owe it to ourselves to try less toxic treatments first.  Especially since too many drugs merely cover up symptoms rather than treat the underlying cause of the symptom in the first place. Another example: Green Tea supplement: Green tea extract supplements have been linked to several cases of liver damage. Green tea extracts might make liver disease worse.
      Source: Health Magazine, FDA, Slate dot com
      Another example: Vitamin D posted on Facebook: "I'm regretting reading the small print on my bottle of Vitamin D capsules. The source is "wool oil." So... sheep sebum? I can't get the (hopefully imagined) smell of wet sheep out of my mouth now."

      Google "Boise teen goes on Today Show to talk about losing her hair." She's got Alopecia, 100% why you have hair loss.

      "You find people oiling hair every single day, the hair sweats and it doesn’t get washed. What do you think happens? It goes limp and becomes thin because it is not breathing,” Shamillah Mohammed, a hairstylist at SUQA, says.

      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, HAIR LOSS, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. FDA has received numerous reports of harm associated with the use of these products, including stroke, liver injury, kidney failure, heart palpitations, and death. 3-15-11.

      Google: January Jones: "My Hair Is Falling Out In Clumps" 1-28-13 To quote Joni Mitchell, "you don't know what you got till your thick hair is gone."

      When hair starts to fall out MORE, there are no hair products or treatment, that are made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged or hair falls. It is a trillion dollar business, and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair falls.

      Eliminate the 'causes' and your hair will improve.

      What should you do if you think that you may have hair loss? First, call your dermatologist today! If you don't have one, visit the "Find a Doctor" portion of the website of the American Academy of Dermatology. Secondly, when you visit your dermatologist, have a list of your medications, allergies, medical conditions and your hair care practices (for example: relaxers for 20 years, hot combs for 10 years, no weaves, braids with extensions for two years and natural styles for the last 5 years). Do not be afraid if your doctor suggests blood test, a scalp biopsy or culture. These procedures are recommended so that the doctor can determine the type of hair loss that you have and treatment can be started. ~Susan C. Taylor, MD

  36. QUESTION:
    how long is the swine flu vaccine good for?
    i had my swine flu shot 6 months ago is it still effective? how long does flu shots last? is it 6 months or 1 yr?

    • ANSWER:
      They are supposed to be effective for one year, but the flu season is drawing to a close anyway so you would be probably be protected even if they only lasted for six months. The spring and summer are a good time to build up your natural immunity.

      There are many natural remedies that will raise your immunity to the Swine Flu and other viral and bacterial diseases. Many people do not have immunity to the current strain of Swine Flu. This is not unusual because most viruses alter as the virus season goes along. Most people will not become sick because the issue is not the virus but SUSCEPTIBILITY.

      Viruses will not multiply in a healthy body. We constantly have Streptococcus in our throats, yet we rarely experience Strep Throat. The same is true of this Swine Flu and other viral strains. Exposure will lead to disease only if the immune system is suppressed and if the vitality of the person is weakened. Do NOT suppress mucus. It is important to let the body discharge toxins.

      Most viruses become less aggressive over time because they want to spread and not to kill their hosts. If they kill their hosts, they die as well. The viruses that do survive --the ones in humans with strong immune systems-- become less virulent so that their hosts, us humans, go to work, shake hands and sneeze on others to continue to spread the virus.

      Using herbs, homeopathy, and vitamins will increase your health and reduce your susceptibility.

      DIGESTION
      Some say that the flu "begins in the gut and ends in the gut". This means that if you have good digestion, you will increase your resistance to this and other flu strains. Take a probiotic daily. Live probiotics are available in natural food stores, and probiotics are now more widely available in grocery stores, in yogurt culture and even in chocolate.

      HOMEOPATHY
      The homeopathic remedy Anas Barbariae is made from the liver of migrating geese. Because they travel the world, they build immunity to many viruses years before humans do. Be sure to get the 2009 version by checking the expiration date. It has been found that the remedy Ferrum phos is effective in treating the early stages of the flu, when used in the first 24 hours. Also the remedy Influenzinum can be taken as a prophylaxis. This remedy is made from the same disease strain as the CDC uses to make each season's flu vaccine.

      LIFESTYLE ADVICE
      1. Get Plenty of Sleep
      To improve your resistance to any disease, the most important thing you can do is get enough rest. Your body knows how to heal, and it does this best when sleeping. Get adequate rest on a daily basis, and if you begin to feel fatigue during a time of increased stress to your immune system, take naps, get into bed earlier, relax and let your body do what it does best: restore and rebuild.

      2. Hydrate
      Our bodies are 80% water. Drink plenty of water each day to stay hydrated and to allow the body to flush toxins from the blood and the liver. Drink pure water, not soda or juice, for best results.

      3. Exercise
      Exercise increases your resistance to disease. It stimulates the cleansing blood flow and increases your natural stress reducing hormones. Exercise doesn't have to be strenuous to be beneficial. Science has shown that walking daily is good for your health and well being.

      4. Spend time outdoors
      The healing benefits of nature are yours and all you need to do is step outside. The fresh air cleanses your lungs and the vitamin D from sunshine is great for general health. Even on a rainy day or at night, the fresh air is beneficial.

      5. Exercise
      Exposure to nature and the great outdoors helps healthy emotions.

      HERBS TO BUILD PROTECTION AND NATURAL IMMUNITY

      1.Echinaea--Echinacea is best taken in advance of getting sick.
      2.Olive Leaf
      3.Elderberries
      4 Adaptogens
      Adaptogens are plants that have the ability to resist chemical and biological stressors and to pass that ability on to humans. Eleutherococcus research has shown a 30% to 50% decrease in influenza in Russian workers. Shisandra has long been used in Chinese medicine to improve immune function through its healing action on the liver. In recent research, Shisandra proved curative to the viral hepatitis. Codonopsis is another adaptogen used in Chinese herbal medicine. It increases the red and white blood cell counts and strengthens the immune system.

      VITAMINS
      1. Vitamin A is one of the main components of the skin. To strengthen the skin's protective ability, take vitamin A daily. Vitamin A also increases the white blood cells that fight disease.
      2. Vitamin C --Research has shown that vitamin C improves resistance to disease and prevents flu symptoms when 1,000 mg doses are taken every six hours.
      3. NAC is an amino acid that has been shown to raise immunity to the flu in clinical trials.
      4.Probiotics. Healthy flora in the gut supports immune function.

      By improving your lifestyle, your diet, and supplementing with natural herbs, homeopathy, and vitamins, you can improv

  37. QUESTION:
    Please help? How can I remove scars and blemishes from my face? An effective method please?
    I have loads of scars and blemishes on my face because of dry skin, childhood chicken pox and teenage spots. Can someone recommend any remedies or methods that I could use to remove these scars or to blend them in and make them less noticeable on my face? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      'Stop popping!' It's tempting, but honestly, it make things worse. If you absolutely must pop, make sure that the area (and your fingers) are clean and disinfected. Best method of dealing with acne scars and cuts is just to let your body do the works. Keep the irritated area clean and use as little make-up on the area as possible.
      Use a Scar Treatment. For post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (brown or red marks on the skin) try something like "Zenmed's Scar Treatment Kit", Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Acne Mark Fading Peel. Mederma is also a good "spot" treatment. For "ice picks" or "crater-like" scars, which are actual dents in the skin, often the most effective treatment is seeing a doctor.
      Moisturize and protect. Always use an oil-free moisturizer that has SPF. Try Body Guard Exquisitely Light SPF 30 For Face & Body.
      Triple Antibiotic ointment If you put this on overnight, it will fade your scars and get rid of them. Don't put too much on in one spot, it can cause your skin to get overly oily
      Avoid touching your face. Your hands can transfer additional oil to an infected area.
      Scars tend to be more noticeable on pale skin. You can combat this with a safe self-tanner (not to be confused with tanning booths and/or sun-tanning, which are unhealthy for your skin). You could also buy a natural redness - countering concealer.
      Neosporin is ideal for speeding up healing time thus causing lesser scarring. There is also Neosporin Scar Solution.
      You can use plain yogurt to help fade scars. Apply it to your face twice daily. It will moisturize your face, purify it and your skin will heal much faster.
      Apply aloe vera or vitamin E; it will speed up the healing process.
      Cocoa butter is a rich moisturizer that is very effective. Try Palmer's Scar Serum. It contains Cocoa butter, Vitamin E, Shark Liver Oil, Silicone, and Allium CEPA and is around available from most chemists.
      Use lemon on scars daily, but use moisturizer before going to bed as the lemon may cause dry skin.
      Honey Mixed with lemon & almond oil and milk = acne free
      Moisture helps scars heal, so be sure to moisturize (But be careful of heavy moisturizers that can clog pores).
      Do TCA peels of 12% three weeks apart. Amazing, effective, and inexpensive.
      Aloe-vera often helps. If you rub the gooey inside of an aloe-vera plant on the affected area, you will see results in a matter of days. Do it once or twice a day, and simply leave it on. Aloe-vera also helps to eradicate acne scars.
      For mild scars and cuts, using Neoporin works well. Put a little on each morning and night after cleansing your face.
      Picking at the scabs and scars will only make things worse.
      If your acne ruptures even when you don't touch it, you need to see a dermatologist. Bleeding or excessive acne is not natural, and may be the result of an infection or allergies. Get treatment as soon as possible.
      Acne is caused by a bacterial infections - more times than not. So understand that popping zits only spreads the infection.
      Excessive sun exposure without using SPF can make scars darker and more permanent.

      xoxo_LEi

  38. QUESTION:
    I need an effective, good, yet cheap detox kit to cleanse my body?
    I'm trying to get into healthier habits, like eating healthier, exercising more, etc. I hear that in the same sense that your car needs an oil change every few thousand miles, your body needs detoxed 2-4 times a year. I was wondering if anyone could help me with some websites or something, because I don't have a TON of money to spare, but I can spend a bit. Plus my dad has a failing liver, and I'd like to get something to help with that, too.

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansing or cleansing has absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the digestive system. Old science from the late 1800's when meat was the main food and people were constipated all the time. Not enough fruit and vegetables.
      There is no build up of bad plaque or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their bodies couldn't absorb nutrients.
      Since the majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well to fully detox.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      And if you do one of these cleanses, they never mention the gas and bloating as your body rebuilds the healthy bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  39. QUESTION:
    Detox body just by changing diet to get rid off acne?
    I read about liver flushes somewhere on the internet. By doing a step by step procedure with items like epsom salt, grape fruit, olive oil, etc, you can cleanse your body. I am very active in sports, so I can't fast. Can you cleanse your body just by eating clean foods (natural unrefined foods) ?

    • ANSWER:
      Those detox flushes will not cure acne, nor will changing your diet. Diet has been shown to have little or no effect on acne.

      Beware of using any products for acne unless they have been prescribed or recommended by your doctor. People make all kinds of suggestions about the best thing to do to cure acne. Some cures I’ve heard include putting oatmeal, honey, lemon juice, tea tree oil, cucumber, vinegar, milk of magnesia or toothpaste on your face. Practically every cosmetics company and company that makes personal care products makes something that is a “sure cure” for acne. If we think about this, and use some common sense, we have to come to the conclusion that there is no quick or easy cure for acne, because if there was it would be well known and doctors would be telling everyone about it.

      Numerous companies make a lot of money persuading people to buy products that at worst will make the acne worse, and at best may help some people a little. Often fewer products are better. People often make their acne much worse by using too many products. There really is no quick fix for acne. Don’t spend a lot of money on products just because their ads say that they will cure acne. Your doctor is the best person to ask for help, and he or she may recommend some prescription medication or non-prescription treatment that may be suitable for you..

      There are some very simple and basic things you can do that cost nothing. Keep your face or any other area affected by acne very clean. Any mild antibacterial soap will help with that. Rinse the area well to remove all soap residue. Drink plenty of water – it really does help to clear up acne. Eat a nutritious diet and get enough sleep. A healthy life style will make a difference. Try to reduce the stress in your life – stress contributes to acne, so also probably the more you worry about the acne and focus on it, the worse it will be.

      Probably the most useful and effective things you can do are to apply hot compresses to pustules and cysts and never to pick or squeeze pimples. Playing with or popping pimples, no matter how careful and clean you are, nearly always makes bumps stay redder and bumpier longer.

      Here are a few informative links with additional ideas about preventing and treating acne.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/acne/article.htm
      http://www.acne.com/cause_effects/causes_acne.php
      http://www.acnerecovery.com/acne-information/causes-of-acne.html

  40. QUESTION:
    How does one get rid of warts on hands and feet permanently?
    My young nice (8 years old) suffers from warts on her fingers and feet. Has had it removed professionally a number of times but it just keeps on coming back.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Xandre

      Here are some answers and remedies for the issue. Need to really look at her diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  41. QUESTION:
    Who would you call to have your home checked for mold?
    I've had problems with allergies and tried different medications that don't seem to work completely. Mainly i have a lot of throat congestion. I've heard that mold can be the cause. The problem started shortly after i moved into this home.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi JewelAir

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue. You also need to learn about cleansing the body of toxins by doing a colon and liver cleanse to heal for long term.

      Cause of Allergies
      Overall, the underlying causes of allergy and sensitivity are dietary and lifestyle factors specifically titled as imbalanced immune function, barrier function default (such as "leaky gut" syndrome), and toxic overload. Each of these are, in varying degrees, responsible for the development and continuation of allergy and sensitivity.

      Herbal Medicine: There are a variety of herbs that offer relief from allergies, such as goldenseal, red sage, and goldenrod. To reduce mucus, try astringents such as yarrow and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). These help to contract inflamed tissues and reduce secretions and discharges. To strengthen immune response use echinacea, astragalus root, goldenseal root, and Pfaffia paniculata (suma or Brazilian ginseng). These herbs can be effective and safe for treating weakened immune systems.
      Eating raw Garlic and Onions will provide relief as well. The more you use the faster the relief will come.

      Cayenne pepper is a favorite herb among those treating allergy patients. The active ingredient is a strong anti-inflammatory, and it is recommend to allergy suffers, including asthma patients, as a simple and effective treatment. Sprinkling liberal amounts of the pepper on meals for a few days can provide relief. Or better yet eat them raw and sweat for a few minutes. Watch your sinus clear up quickly.

      Although herbal remedies have shown excellent results in reducing allergy/sensitivity symptoms, using herbs to treat allergies involves an individual approach. Some particularly effective anti-inflammatory herbs are stinging nettle, Ginkgo biloba, and licorice. Chinese skullcap, ephedra, and feverfew are others to consider for treating allergy symptoms. Patients whose conditions are severe should consult with a trained herbalist or naturopath.

      A major symptom of allergies is gastrointestinal upset, including bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Demulcent herbs can alleviate these symptoms (demulcent is a term used by herbalists to describe an herb that has a protective effect on the mucous membranes by minimizing irritation). The most commonly used herbs are marshmallow, slippery elm bark, cabbage juice, okra, fenugreek, and aloe vera.

      Homeopathy: Homeopathy has widespread applications for the treatment of allergies. In many situations, minute diluted doses of the substance a person is allergic to can be prepared as a homeopathic solution that triggers the body`s natural ability to heal itself.

      Homeopathic remedies are best prescribed by a competent homeopath. Self-diagnosis is discouraged due to the variety of factors that must be considered before the appropriate treatment is selected. However, the following remedies can be helpful: Ferrum phos, lycopodium, and silica.

      Juice Therapy: A juice fast of organic vegetable juices for 2-3 weeks can help detoxify the body, thus improving its ability to cope with allergies. Two useful juice combinations for this purpose are beet, carrot, and cucumber; and carrot and celery. For added benefit, add a small piece of ginger root to either juice combination.

      Best of health to you

  42. QUESTION:
    Every year before Thanksgiving, I get allergies that turn into heavy sinus and chest congestion. What is it?
    I've tried many over the counter remedies, but I always lose my voice and it stays bad until some time in January. It doesn't seem to be contagious, I would love to find out how to get rid of it, and get my voice back!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Judy

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the allergy and voice issue as well. You also need to learn about cleansing the body of toxins by doing a colon and liver cleanse to heal for long term.

      Cause of Allergies
      Overall, the underlying causes of allergy and sensitivity are dietary and lifestyle factors specifically titled as imbalanced immune function, barrier function default (such as "leaky gut" syndrome), and toxic overload. Each of these are, in varying degrees, responsible for the development and continuation of allergy and sensitivity.

      Herbal Medicine: There are a variety of herbs that offer relief from allergies, such as goldenseal, red sage, and goldenrod. To reduce mucus, try astringents such as yarrow and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). These help to contract inflamed tissues and reduce secretions and discharges. To strengthen immune response use echinacea, astragalus root, goldenseal root, and Pfaffia paniculata (suma or Brazilian ginseng). These herbs can be effective and safe for treating weakened immune systems.

      Eating raw Garlic and Onions will provide relief as well. The more you use the faster the relief will come.

      Cayenne pepper is a favorite herb among those treating allergy patients. The active ingredient is a strong anti-inflammatory, and it is recommend to allergy suffers, including asthma patients, as a simple and effective treatment. Sprinkling liberal amounts of the pepper on meals for a few days can provide relief. Or better yet eat them raw and sweat for a few minutes. Watch your sinus clear up quickly.

      Although herbal remedies have shown excellent results in reducing allergy/sensitivity symptoms, using herbs to treat allergies involves an individual approach. Some particularly effective anti-inflammatory herbs are stinging nettle, Ginkgo biloba, and licorice. Chinese skullcap, ephedra, and feverfew are others to consider for treating allergy symptoms. Patients whose conditions are severe should consult with a trained herbalist or naturopath.

      A major symptom of allergies is gastrointestinal upset, including bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Demulcent herbs can alleviate these symptoms (demulcent is a term used by herbalists to describe an herb that has a protective effect on the mucous membranes by minimizing irritation). The most commonly used herbs are marshmallow, slippery elm bark, cabbage juice, okra, fenugreek, and aloe vera.

      Homeopathy: Homeopathy has widespread applications for the treatment of allergies. In many situations, minute diluted doses of the substance a person is allergic to can be prepared as a homeopathic solution that triggers the body`s natural ability to heal itself.

      Homeopathic remedies are best prescribed by a competent homeopath. Self-diagnosis is discouraged due to the variety of factors that must be considered before the appropriate treatment is selected. However, the following remedies can be helpful: Ferrum phos, lycopodium, and silica.

      Juice Therapy: A juice fast of organic vegetable juices for 2-3 weeks can help detoxify the body, thus improving its ability to cope with allergies. Two useful juice combinations for this purpose are beet, carrot, and cucumber; and carrot and celery. For added benefit, add a small piece of ginger root to either juice combination.

      Best of health to you

  43. QUESTION:
    How does one get hypo thyroid and are there any natural CURES?
    I know someone who was diagnosed with hypo thyroid. Of course she was given a prescription for the diagnosis, but she wants some natural cures. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Raynpetal

      Here are some ideas to heal your friends condition. Also be sure to do colon and liver cleanse to clean out the toxins in the blood.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

      Low thyroid function may also be due to Hashimoto`s disease, a condition in which the body becomes allergic to its own thyroid gland and forms antibodies that attack it, thus lowering thyroid hormone output.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Alternative Professional Care: If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hypothyroidism include: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Cell Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga.

      Best of health to both of you

  44. QUESTION:
    Is Cheyenne pepper, lemon and water a good fat burning drink?
    Well the title says it all.
    if not what are some other good homeade cleansing drinks to help you lose weight fast?

    • ANSWER:
      All the marketed cleansers give you diarrhoea, they don't burn fat you lose water weight only.
      Most regimes severely limit calorie intake. Purposefully irritating your gastro-intestinal tract is never a good idea. Prolonged fasting has many negative side effects, including all the symptoms that go along with malnutrition: insomnia, cravings, nausea.

      Anyone interested in detoxifying their body might think about paying a little more attention to their body and less attention to the people trying to get their money. The body already has nature's most effective detoxification system. It's called the liver. The liver changes the chemical structure of foreign compounds so they can be filtered out of the blood by the kidneys, which then excrete them in the urine.

  45. QUESTION:
    what are you suppossed to eat/drink after the "master cleanse diet?"?
    im going to try the diet/cleanse, im wondering though what are you supposed to do after day ten? i think i read raw veggies and fruits. but i also read somewhere to drink orange juice? And what type of water do you use?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all reconsider the master cleanse. It is totally unnecessary.
      Liquid bowel movements are a messy side effect. Going 10 days without food, plus consuming only a minimal amount of nutrients (given the drink’s ingredients) can add unnecessary stress on the body and potentially put health at risk.
      Colon cleansing is known to disrupt the balance between natural enzymes and bacteria in the digestive tract. Medical professionals believe that the colon is completely self-sufficient.
      "Anyone interested in detoxifying their body might think about paying a little more attention to their body and less attention to the people trying to get their money. The body already has nature's most effective detoxification system. It's called the liver. The liver changes the chemical structure of foreign compounds so they can be filtered out of the blood by the kidneys, which then excrete them in the urine."

  46. QUESTION:
    How effective is Blends body cleanse?
    Do I need to fast before or after I drink it? It doesn't say anything about that in the directions.

    • ANSWER:
      It's not effective at all. Cleansing, detoxing, flushing etc are scams. Your liver and kidneys don't need help, and certainly won't be helped by them.

  47. QUESTION:
    Master Cleanse: Does anyone use Organic Agave Nectar for their cleanse instead of maple syrup grade b?
    Does anyone use Organic Agave Nectar for their cleanse instead of maple syrup grade b? If so how effective has it been, and have you lost any weight? Does anyone know if its better to use the Maple Syrup or the Agave? Does it matter?

    • ANSWER:
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      The lemon detox/master cleanse diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose weight on this diet whether you are attempting weight loss or just trying to "cleanse". The average adult has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose up to 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system. Plus the weight of the lost glycogen stores, excess sodium and associated water. This can add up to 15-20 lbs depending on your build. So it does work but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it? Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish. And sadly metabolism actually drops.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  48. QUESTION:
    What exactly is a colonic and where can you get them done?
    I have heard about colonics, but don't really know the purpose. Can anyone tell me? My mom is 53 and has a colostomy bag already, I don't want to be headed in that direction.

    • ANSWER:
      COLON HYDROTHERAPY COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
      How great! I keep hearing about colonics and how great they are, but I've never been able to find out much about them. Maybe for starters, I should ask what is colonic hydrotherapy ?

      Also known as a "colonic", "colon lavage", colon irrigation", or "high colonic", colonic hydrotherapy is a safe, effective method for cleansing the colon of waste material by repeated, gentle flushing with water.

      And colon, what is that again ?

      The colon, or large intestine, is the end portion of the human digestive tract (food carrying passageway extending from the mouth to the anus).

      The colon is approximately 5 feet long and 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Its major functions are to eliminate waste and to conserve water. Also, there are bacteria living in the colon which synthesize valuable nutrients such as vitamins "K" and portions of the vitamin "B" complex.

      What is the purpose of having a colonic ?

      Well, waste material, especially that which has remained in the colon for some time, (i.e. impacted faeces, dead cellular tissue, accumulated mucous, parasites, worms, etc.), poses several problems. First this material is quite toxic (poisonous). These poisons can re-enter and circulate in the blood stream making us feel ill, tired or weak. Second, impacted materials impair the colon's ability to assimilate minerals and bacteria- produced vitamins. And finally, a buildup of material on the colon wall can inhibit muscular action causing sluggish bowel movements, constipation, and the result of these disorders.

      How can I tell if I have toxic material in my colon ?

      This condition is prevalent in all civilized societies, and particularly in the U.K. Common signs include: headaches, backaches, constipation, fatigue, bad breath, body odour, irritability, confusion, skin problems, abdominal gas, bloating, diarrhoea, sciatic pain, and so forth. As you can see, intestinal toxicity is part and parcel of many peoples everyday experience.

      It sounds to me as though intestinal toxicity is a common condition ?

      Yes it is, but toxicity is not limited to just the colon. Toxic material is found throughout the body, particularly in fat tissue, joints, arteries, muscles, liver, etc. Colonics effectively eliminate large quantities of toxic waste, affecting the condition of the entire body.

      But the colon isn't the only organ of elimination, what makes the colonic so important ?

      While the lungs, skin, kidneys and liver also serve to eliminate toxins, people have experienced throughout history that when they ensure that the colon is cleansed and healed, the well-being of the whole body is greatly enhanced. Colonic hydrotherapy has been found to be the most effective process available to accomplish this work quickly and easily.

      Okay, it appears to be important to cleanse the colon, but why not use enemas, suppositories or laxatives instead ?

      Well, every thing has its proper place, but those things really aren't substitutes for colonics. Enemas are useful for emptying the rectum (the lowest 8 to 12 inches of the colon). Usually, one or two pints of water are used to do that. Suppositories are intended to accomplish the same task. Laxatives particularly herbal laxatives, are formulated for various purposes, such as: to undo the effects of temporary constipation, to build up the tone of the colon muscle, etc. But the Rolls Royce of colon cleansing without question is colonic hydrotherapy.

      What makes a colonic so special ?

      In a 45 minute session approximately 15 gallons of water is used to gently flush the colon. Through appropriate use of massage, pressure points, etc., the colon therapist is able to work loose and eliminate far more toxic waste than any other short-term technique.

      What will colonics do to the colon ?

      Specifically, a colonic is used to accomplish the following:

      1. Cleanse the Colon: Toxic material is broken down so it can no longer harm your body or inhibit assimilation and elimination. Even debris built up over a long period is gently, but surely removed in the process of a series of treatments. Once impacted material is removed, your colon can begin again to co-operate as it was intended to. In this very real sense a colonic is a rejuvenation treatment.

      2. It Exercises the Colon Muscles: The build up of toxic debris weakens the colon and impairs its functioning. The gentle filling and emptying of the colon improves peristaltic (muscular contraction) activity by which the colon naturally moves material.

      3. It Reshapes the Colon: When problem conditions exist in the colon, they tend to alter its shape which in turn causes more problems. The gentle action of the water, coupled with the massage techniques of the colon therapist helps to eliminate bulging pockets of waste and narrowed, spastic constrictions finally enabling the colon to resume its natural state.

      4. It Stimulates Reflex Points: Every system and organ of the body is connected to the colon by reflex points colonic stimulates these points, thereby affecting the corresponding body parts in a beneficial way.

      Are there any additional benefits I might expect from a colonic ?

      Yes, there are several. Working with a skilled therapist a colonic can be a truly enlightening educational process. You will learn to expand your awareness of your body's functioning by including signals from your abdomen, your skin, your face and even from that most taboo of natural products, your elimination's. You will find that you can spot the beginnings of developing conditions through clues from these body regions and functions before they become serious. You can deal with them sooner and more easily than you otherwise might if you waited until they produce effects seen elsewhere in the body. Also, the solar plexus is the emotional centre of the body and the transverse colon passes right through it. If an emotional event is left uncompleted, it often results in physical tension being stored in the solar plexus, which affects all organs of the area, including the colon. This on-going tightening of the colon muscle results in diminished movement of faecal material through the colon, which is experienced as constipation. Not only do colonics alleviate the constipation, they can assist you in creating a fully holistic view of your body's functioning, leading to a better quality of life.

      You've been talking a lot about messed-up colons, and I can certainly relate to some of the signs of toxicity you mentioned. What I would like to know is what are the characteristics of a healthy, well functioning colon ?

      Healthy babies, animals and adults not subjected to the "refinements" of civilization (i.e. aboriginal peoples) have bowel movements shortly after each meal is eaten. So, assuming there is sufficient fibre and water available to the colon, one characteristic is a bowel movement shortly after a meal is eaten. Once the urge to eliminate is honoured by a trip to the toilet, the elimination should be easy and take no more than a few seconds. The stool will be long, large in diameter, light brown in colour, without offensive odour and should float or sink very slowly. When the toilet is flushed, the stool immediately begins breaking apart by the action of water movement. As incredible as this may sound, it is true and commonly experienced in cultures where people live more naturally.

      How can I tell if I would personally benefit from a colonic ?

      Does your colon now exhibit the signs of a well functioning colon ? If not, one or more sessions with a knowledgeable colon therapist may bring you great dividends.

      Okay, it sounds like a colonic may be good for me, but will it be painful ?

      It rarely is. Usually, painful experiences are the result of resistance and tension. A professional colon therapist is skilled at putting you at your ease and minimizing discomfort. Most people actually enjoy the colonic and are especially pleased with the unaccustomed sensation of feeling lighter, clean and clear afterward. Sometimes during a colonic, the colon muscles will contract suddenly expelling considerable amounts of liquid and waste into the rectum. This may feel like cramping or gas, and may create a feeling of urgency to empty the rectum. Such episodes, if they do occur, are brief and easily tolerated.

      Is it embarrassing to have a colonic ?

      No, you will fully maintain your personal dignity. You will be in a private room with only your therapist, who fully appreciates the sensitivity of the colonic procedure and will help you feel at ease. Your emotions will be acknowledged and honoured. After the gentle insertion of a small tube into the rectum, you are completely covered. Rubber tubing carries clean water in and waste out in a gravity pressured system. The mess and odour sometimes present during an enema simply does not exist with a colonic.

      Is there anything I need to do to get ready for a colonic ?

      Since your abdomen will be massaged it is a good idea to eat or drink lightly in the 2 hours immediately preceding a colonic. Also helpful, but not essential, emptying the rectum with a bowel movement just prior to the colonic saves time and permits more to be accomplished.

      And what can I expect afterwards ?

      Most likely, you'll feel great. Probably you'll feel lighter and enjoy a sense of well-being. Not infrequently, someone having their first colonic will remark that it was one of the most wonderful experiences of their life. As soon as the colonic is finished you can carry on with daily routine. For some, the colonic may trigger several subsequent bowel movements for the next few hours, but there won't be any uncontrollable urgency or discomfort. It's also possible you may feel light-headed or chilled for a few moments following a colonic.

      If colonics are so good, why haven't I heard about them before ?

      In a way, the answer to that is a commentary on our present day lifestyle. Historically, artifacts and records show that people have regularly purified their bodies, including cleansing the colon. Around the turn of the 20th century, the present-day colonic machine was developed, providing a significantly improved method of accomplishing colon cleansing. Up to the late 1920's many doctors had colonic machines in their offices, and machines were found in hospitals as well. Articles dealing with colon health frequently appeared in prestigious medical and scientific journals until the early 1930's. At that time modern man began a 50 year love affair with drugs and surgery. These seemed to offer relatively instant relief for body ailments, resulting in purification and prevention techniques becoming less attractive. Recently, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in using natural approaches for healing the body, and colonics have rapidly been regaining the respectability they have already earned.

      Are colonics dangerous in any way ?

      Being an essentially natural process, there is virtually no danger with a colonic. Our intent is to provide a safe and healthy service so that you do not have to worry. Cleaning and sterilization of the necessary equipment is done as normal procedure and clean linen is used for each colonic as well.

      I'm worried that I could become dependent on colonics. If I have to many, the colon may stop functioning on its own. Are colonics habit forming ?

      The colonic is a tool intended to be used to create a clean and healthy colon. A colon therapist who is dedicated to your health, will encourage you to set a goal of having a well-functioning colon. Our fulfilment comes from assisting you in healing your colon, not in making you dependent upon colonics. Actually, one of its features is that a colonic can be used to tonify the colon muscle so that the colon doesn't perform so sluggishly. Many people have sluggish colons. It may take days for bowel movements to return after a good colonic. This is when people think they are becoming "dependent" on colonics. One good colonic is worth 20 or so regular bowel movements, so it may take some time for faecal material to build up in the colon once again if one has a sluggish colon. When the colon is sluggish and bowel movements do not return for a few days after one colonic, it is an indication that extensive colon work is needed to remove the debris that the bowel has built up over the years. This build up of faecal material has decreased the muscular action in the colon. Once a series of colonics is completed , the colon will begin to function like Mother Nature intended. Colonics give you a feeling of being lighter, cleaner and healthier with a sense of well-being. Cleansing and building programs offer preventative measures so that you can be in control of your own health. Dietary changes may be necessary to ensure long lasting and vital health.

      Will a colonic make me constipated or give me diarrhoea ?

      The most frequent post-colonic experience is to have a slight delay in bowel movements and then a resumption of a somewhat larger, easier to move stool. Sometimes if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days following a colonic. However this is not due to the colonic, but rather to the weakness of the colon, and should be interpreted as an indication that the colon requires strengthening and healing. Very infrequently diarrhoea or loose bowels may be experienced. This could be due to the extra water introduced into the colon or to the stirring up of toxic waste. If this should occur, it is usually of very short duration. However, since severe diarrhoea dehydrates the body, it must be carefully monitored.

      Suppose I have been suffering from constipation for a long time, will colonics help ?

      We want to state that constipation can be successfully treated with natural, harmless techniques, including the use of colonics. Constipation is one of what may be termed "civilized man's diseases". There are three factors involved in having a well functioning colon: diet, exercise and attitude. All three must be in balance for the colon to function well. Often, however, because the colon has been sluggish for so long, it has become severely weakened due to being constantly bathed in toxic waste, stretched from holding excessive amount of stools, and frequently, constricted by chronic tension in the colon. The process of colonic hydrotherapy is excellent for cleansing and healing the colon sufficiently so that changes in diet, exercise, and attitude are then able to produce their effects. Many people find the relief provided by colonics stimulates the motivation and enthusiasm to institute positive changes in their lifestyle.

      Some people say that colonics wash out intestinal flora and valuable nutrients. Is this so ?

      The truth is that the washing out of putrefied material in the large intestine, increases the good intestinal flora. Good bacteria can only breed in a clean environment which has been washed free of putrefaction and its accompanying harmful bacteria. This is why the intestines of a new born baby immediately begin to grow good intestinal flora. Each time you clean out the putrefying rubbish and make a better environment for the good flora, they start to multiply immediately in their natural media. It also stands to reason that valuable nutrients can better be absorbed in a clean environment than in a putrefied one.

      With all this talk of bacteria, I wonder what effect colonic hydrotherapy has on our immune systems ?

      The removal of stagnant waste material and hardened, impacted toxic residue could rejuvenate the immune tissue that resides in the intestines. Recent European studies speculate that 80% of immune tissue resides in the intestines. This is much higher than previously thought and makes it logical to believe that this type of therapy could influence such immune deficiency diseases as M.E. cancer and A.I.D.S. Colon Hydrotherapy is not a cure-all, but an important adjunctive therapy in the overall health care of the client.

      How long does a colonic take ?

      Probably 90% of all colonics take about 45 minutes. It could also be shorter or longer than that, based upon the judgement of the therapist and sometimes, the wishes of the client. There will also be about 15 minutes required before the colonic for the therapist to go over your medical history, another 15 minutes should be allowed for changing. On a first colonic you should expect to spend an hour and a half at the clinic.

      Is there a special kind of water used for colonic hydrotherapy ?

      We use highly filtered water, which passes through three seperate filters before being heated to the correct temperature. This kind of water is capable of absorbing and flushing more toxins out of the colon because of its drawing effect on solid particles, chemicals and other matter. Tap water is not used because it already has numerous chemicals and inorganic substances present.

      Will it be okay to eat after having a colonic ?

      We suggest that you eat at your normal meal time, and consume a moderate amount of whatever seems gentle and nourishing to you. Just as it doesn't make sense to have you car cleaned and then immediately drive it through mud, eating a meal known to cause trouble in your abdomen directly after a colonic isn't an intelligent choice. Salads, vegetable soups or broths, fruit, or juices are the best choice.

      Will one colonic completely empty the colon ?

      Almost never. Firstly, many of us have a considerable amount of impacted faeces in our colon. This is hardened, rubbery or wallpaper like material. Substantial work must be done to remove it. Secondly, there is a subtle learning process involved in receiving colonics. As you become more aware of what is going on in your abdomen, and as your body learns how to allow the cleansing experience, you are better able to enter into that process, and therefore more material is released. One colonic will remove some of the stagnant waste in the colon. The second and subsequent colonics will remove more. How many you may wish to have will depend upon your personal objectives.

      How will I know when the colon is empty ?

      It will probably never be completely empty, as its an organ in continuous use. As more of the old impacted material is released you will actually feel the water enter higher regions of the colon without any sense of obstruction. The objective should not be an empty colon, but rather a well functioning colon.

      Will a colonic clear up my skin ?

      Your skin actually "breathes" and is an important organ of elimination of waste material. Sometimes, if the colon, liver or kidneys are functioning poorly, the skin will be required to make up the difference. Surface eruptions on the skin of various sorts may occur due to toxins being released. Cleansing and healing the colon diminishes the burden placed upon the skin as well as the other organs of elimination: lungs, liver and kidneys. As elimination is accomplished through its proper channels, the skin will very often clear up.

      How expensive is a colonic ?

      This varies dependant upon location etc. Although cost is obviously relevant, far more important is your health. A knowledgeable colon therapist can help you on the road to vital health.

  49. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of acne without having to buy expensive products?
    I wash my face every day and I have tried acne products. Are there any other ways to get rid of it? I am 20 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi KC

      Here are some real answers on skin conditions. Remedies at the bottom. Cleansing the body of toxins is the key. Especially a colon cleanse! Educate yourself on detoxifying the blood.

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "What is your skin trying to tell you? Often the skin is a metaphor for deeper issues and a way for your body to send up a red flag to warn you that all is not well underneath. When our skin is unhealthy it is usually a reflection of the internal state of our bodies, and is often a sign of poor elimination of toxins and waste products. Most of us are embarrassed by skin problems such as rashes, rosacea, boils or acne, especially in places where others can see our imperfections. The skin is the body's first line of defense against the environment. It has to deal with the effects of weather, sun , cold, heat, dryness, humidity, scrapes, bumps, soaps, detergents, chemicals, perspiration and dirt of all kinds. It is a wonder that our skin stays healthy most of the time! We can help our skin deal with this onslaught by optimizing our general health and by protecting our skin from harsh environmental exposure. Western medicine generally treats skin eruptions with either antibiotics, cortisone, or antifungal preparations. These medicines may alleviate the skin problem temporarily, or occasionally for good, but do not address the source of the problem. Putting a lid on skin symptoms without getting to the root of the imbalance may even result in suppression, that means the imbalance may be driven deeper causing more serious health problems later without ever strengthening the underlying vital force of the person. Fortunately, naturopathic medicine offers a wide vareity of effective treatments for skin problems."

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "Your skin is a reflection of how well your body is eliminating the toxins that build up on a daily basis. Chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis stem from a combination of genetic factors, immune stress, dietary deficiencies or sensitivities, and the accumulation of toxins in the body. For our skin to be radiant and clear, it is very important that the other organs of elimination (kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon) are cleansing the body effectively. If not, the skin will be overtaxed, pores will become clogged, and eruptions of one sort or another will result. Here are a number of steps you can take to improve your body's overall elimination wtih specific emphasis on your skin."

      Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Juice Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body.

      Learn more about Therapeutic Fasting and Detoxification - Colon Cleansing is the main step. Must remove the toxins from the colon, so the toxins dont get in the blood and cause illness and disease.

      Natural Cures

      1. Fruits and Vegetables for Acne: Carrot & spinach, celery & watercress, grapefruit juices are all useful to combat acne.

      2. Unwholesome Foods: Acne, a prevalent problem among teen-aged boys would not be possible in our society if our foods were wholesome. A most sad and disgusting sight is the pus-filled pimples due to inner toxicity --- wastes trying desperately to escape through the face. This condition often turns a gentle face in the blossom of youth into a waste dump of pimples, pus and subsequent pock marks which can be prevented. The tons of acne medications and prescriptions sold annually act only on the effect of the harmful food, and not the cause of the disease, malnutrition. The traditional teenage meal, a grease burger, french fries and a milk shake or cola simply does not provide enough nourishment for anyone, let alone a boy going through puberty to adulthood. Our highly processed foods are devoid of hormones found in fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. Must do a colon cleanse to rid of all the toxins in the body, which eventually get into the blood and cause acne and all other diseases.

      3. Cabbage: Apply a lotion of freshly prepared cabbage juice preceded, if desired, by the application of leaves. The eating of cabbage leaves or juice is also helpful.

      4. Lemon Juice: Skin problems such as acne... will often respond to a treatment of lemon juice. For blackheads rub lemon juice over them each night.

      5. Black Walnut: Externally, Black Walnut is nearly a miracle worker in cases of ...acne, dandruff, boils, itch, shingles, ringworm--we could go on, but you can see that you can use Black Walnut whenever a skin disorder appears! The tincture is an excellent first-aid remedy for wounds.

      Best of health to you

  50. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy and manageable way to detox?
    I recently decided to make a lifestyle change and instead of eating whatever I want I'm sticking to lean proteins or low fat dairy, a few servings of whole grains (high in fiber), some fruits, and lots of vegetables. I used to smoke pot everyday and cigarettes here and there so I feel like DETOXING wouldn't hurt.

    Does anyone know simple tricks to a painless detox? I've read things online like "ONLY EAT TOMATOES" but that is not practical for me! Thank you!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxification should ideally begin in the mind. The first step towards full body todex should be your decision to start fresh and with a clean slate.

      Generic diets for detoxification are good, but may not stimulate the liver, lungs or the kidneys as much as one would like. Over time, by introducing supplements, herbs and other substances (which are usually organ specific) that will amplify your body's ability to process out the excessive level of toxins, a full body detox can restore systemic balance. Of course, herbs are foods too and provide one with vitamins, minerals and enzymes for excellent nutrition. Herbs are powerful, because they may be combined together to fortify those herbs that aid specific organs.

      Dandelion and Fennel are just two herbs that have been used throughout history to cleanse and aid body detoxification, rejuvenate liver functioning, and kick-start the body back to life! Pelargonium reniforme is another ingredient that also works on promoting optimal liver functioning and supporting the body's natural ability to break down and eliminate fat for a natural detoxification.

      While herbs may be taken at any time, they are best for detoxification purposes when they are used with a good diet also. It does not make any sense to take herbs to cleanse the liver if the bowels are clogged with junk or refined foods, since the liver dumps its toxins into the bowels. And while detoxification diets are effective by themselves, they may be reinforced and speeded up with herbs, which stimulate the eliminative organs.

      Detoxification diets help the body to eliminate toxins in many ways. First, natural vegetarian diets include the fiber needed for stimulating good bowel eliminate. They also contain the proper amounts of vitamins that feed and nourish the bowels and the liver, as well as other eliminative organs. They also include a valuable source of enzymes since most vegetarian diets are eaten raw. The elimination of meat from the diet for a short period enhances detoxification because meat is so difficult to digest and requires many enzymes for its digestion. Therefore, vegetarian diets are cleansing diets and aid the body in elimination of toxins.

      Get details on these if you wish from here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/d/detoxification.htm


most effective liver cleanse

How Can You Cleanse Your Liver

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best colon cleanse out there?
    What's the best colon cleanse, liver cleanse, gallbladder cleanse, kidney cleanse, Candida cleanse lung cleanse? Is there a all in 1 type cleanse? Is it safe to do all these cleanses after one another?

    • ANSWER:
      Colon Clenz pills.
      Go to Hulda Clark's GB/Liver cleanse page. Google it.
      All Candida cleanses are good. Try a Chinese one.
      You can do all at the same time.

  2. QUESTION:
    How much of Apple Cider Vinegar should I drink a day to cleanse my liver?
    I heard that Apple Cider Vinegar helps to cleanse the liver, so I was wondering, is there a limitation as tow how much of it I can intake into my system? Are there side affects? And I also heard that you can put ACV on the scalp to strengthen the hair, is that true? Please give me simple answers, I don't wanna study about Apple Cider Vinegar, and I don't wanna read 100 pages, so please make it as simple as possible! Thank you so much!
    One thing I wanted to add is that I WANT to you Apple Cider Vinegar. For all of you who thinks it's not good for you, that's not what I'm asking! My question was, how much of ACV can I mix with water and intake it a day? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      cider vinegar is very effective in detoxicating various organs in the body together with the blood stream. Hence it is a purifier, as it has a means of breaking down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. It therefore, promotes the health of the vital organs of the body e.g. kidneys, bladder, liver etc., by preventing an excessively alkaline urine. Cider vinegar also helps oxidate the blood which consequently prevents the blood from becorning too thick and gluey, which gives rise to a strained heart and blood vessels resulting in high blood pressure. Cider vinegar also promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination and it neutralizes any toxic substance taken into the body.
      The dialy dosage is 2 Tablespoons in a glass of water before breakfast, and try fonding the highest quality ACV you can.

  3. QUESTION:
    How to cleanse the liver and/or Pancreas?
    Whats a good natural remedy to cleanse the liver and pancreas?

    • ANSWER:
      This page outlines the basic Liver Cleansing. This section contains eight pages of details related to the Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse. We hope you find this information useful.
      It is quite impossible to achieve complete health without having a clean body. If you want to build health and sustain it, the body must be made able to feed itself and remove its own wastes. This starts with a liver cleanse. When the liver is functioning it will clean the body at the cellular level provided that one eats good foods on a regular basis. At this point the food itself becomes a constant remedy. Eliminating the need for excessive supplementation.
      The Basic Ingredients needed for a successful Liver Gallbladder Cleanse or Flush:

      2-4 quarts of Organic Apple Juice
      6-12 fresh Organic Lemons
      A 16 ounce bottle of Extra virgin Olive oil, or Walnut oil which is much more palatable and just as effective.
      1 bottle of Digestorum or enough Paracelsus Elixir on hand to last for two or more weeks.
      http://www.amaluxherbal.com/liver%20cleanse.htm

  4. QUESTION:
    How can you cleanse your liver?
    How can you naturally cleanse your liver.
    It's part of a natural cholesterol treatment that i'm researching.

    • ANSWER:
      wish i new !!! my husband has sarcoidosis in his liver , also his lungs ,we been told nothing can be done

  5. QUESTION:
    How can i detox and cleanse my liver?
    What are some natural and low cost ways to detox and cleanse my liver?

    • ANSWER:
      The healthy way is to have a healthy lifestyle.
      Adopt a healthy balanced eating plan, with a variety of fruits, vegetables, wholegrain, lean protein, healthy fats & low-fat dairy.
      Drink adequate water, keep the not-so-healthy foods to small portion sizes & don't over-indulge with alcohol.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does cleansing your liver help you lose weight?
    I've been trying to lose weight for a while now with some success but i heard that If you cleanse your liver you will lose weight faster is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Every gastrointestinal specialist I know laughs until they cry when people ask about colon and liver cleansing.

      Your body has its own detoxifying process. If you drink enough water, eat fruits and vegetables, fiber and lean protein, your liver (and other organs) will be able to their jobs. You should also avoid artificial ingredients (anything that looks like you need a chemistry degree to read it) and excess fat.

      The liver, kidneys, colon, and skin are involved in detoxing your body and they normally do it very well. Unless you have a specific medical condition where your physician tells you to do a cleansing or detox diet, you should simply eat healthy, get sufficient exercise and sleep, and drink plenty of water.

      Congratulations on your weight loss! Don't try to lose too quickly. It may help to remember that if you're overweight, you didn't become so in a few months. Most people gain weight slowly over years, and it can take almost that long to take it off again.

  7. QUESTION:
    How to cleanse the liver and/or Pancreas?
    Whats a good natural remedy to cleanse the liver and pancreas

    • ANSWER:
      I just answered someone else's question about this.

      Home remedies do not work. If you have a serious problem get medical help.

  8. QUESTION:
    How does your liver affect acne?
    I've heard that your liver is responsible for clearing out any toxins in your blood, and if your blood gets overloaded with toxins it can overwhelm your liver causing outbreaks. Can anyone shed some light on this topic on if thats true or how to cleanse your liver?

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard similar things, and because of that some doctors will recommend liver cleanses, or similar cleanses (detoxes) to help clear up acne. Basically, at the heart of it, what's going on inside your body surely has an effect on what comes out your body. When toxins need to be released they come out in a number of ways. One way is via your natural elimination system, another can be through sweat, and another (but not the only other way), is through your skin.

      Here is a link for some different liver cleanses that you can do from home:

      http://www.curezone.com/cleanse/liver/default.asp

      Curezone in general, has a lot of good cleansing ideas, so if you go to the homepage, just go through some of the forums and ask questions there. They're really on top of things, so they'll post back pretty quickly.

      Good luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best body cleansing/detox product out there on the market?
    best product to help cleanse the liver, kidney, colon & intestines?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't buy any of those products that claim to do that. Water and eating right is the only way to cleanse stuff from your body that you put there in the first place.

      You need to take a drug test. That is the only reason people try these things. You still have to wait the 3 to 6 weeks for the drugs to pass from your system.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to Perform A Successful Liver Detox?
    I would like to know how to cleanse my liver, whether the remedies are a certain food, over-the-counter medicines, or a combination of the both. I feel tired and sluggish all of the time now and I believe it may be a result of toxins in my liver. If anyone has an answer I'd really appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      Go on a green juice diet. It will detox every cell in your body.
      http://livelighter.org/detox-drink-recipes/

  11. QUESTION:
    How can i detoxify/decongest my liver naturally for clearer skin and overall well being?
    I was told that if i detox/decongest my liver that i'll have clearer skin because the skin is a major outlet of everything else that is going on in your body.Right now i'm doing a colon cleanse kit.I just started.Will this interfere with naturally cleansing my liver or can i continue to take them?So how can i naturally detoxify my liver for clearer skin and overall well being?

    • ANSWER:
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  12. QUESTION:
    How can i detoxify/decongest my liver naturally for clearer skin and overall well being?
    I was told that if i detox/decongest my liver that i'll have clearer skin because the skin is a major outlet of everything else that is going on in your body.Right now i'm doing a colon cleanse kit.I just started.Will this interfere with naturally cleansing my liver or can i continue to take them?So how can i naturally detoxify my liver for clearer skin and overall well being?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to be a downer, but the alternative medicine claims that your body needs "detox" are false. Your liver is incredibly efficient at removing things that shouldn't be there. You don't need anything special to remove things.

      Drink lots of water. You don't need to drink aloe juice, and colon cleansing can be dangerous to the bacterial flora in your intestines. I wouldn't recommend it.

      You should see a dermatologist if you want to help clear your skin up. I went through about 15 prescription medicines that did nothing until I got Accutane, which worked perfectly. Each person is a little different.

  13. QUESTION:
    What exactly is Milk Thistle and do you recommend taking it?
    Recently,

    One of my friends told me about milk thistle and how it cleanses your liver from impurities? However, I read online that it is not approved by FDA, and then that if could be potentially harmful. I was wondering if anyone had anymore information on it or personal experiences while taking it?

    • ANSWER:
      Milk thistle, also known as carduus (or silbum) marianum, holy thistle, legalon, silybin, silymarin, among other names, is an herbal supplement which is often described as a liver detoxification remedy.

      It has reported uses for alcohol-induced liver disease, cancer prevention, gallbladder disease, chronic and acute hepatitis, high cholesterol, jaundice, Amanita phalloides mushroom toxicity, pleurisy, prostate cancer, and diseases of the spleen.

      It is not FDA approved for any indication and there is not substantial proof that it is effective for any of these uses. However, small studies (including my own unpublished/uncontrolled/unblinded trial in medical school) have shown that it may help to reduce symptoms of hangover, but not as much as water, sleep, and the occasional small dose of NSAIDs.

      Taking herbal remedies, or any medication for that matter, that are unproven and not extensively studied can have serious side-effects, especially in patients with co-existing medical conditions, taking other medications, or mixing them with drugs or alcohol (even for hangovers).

      This particular supplement is generally benign, but can cause GI upset, (severe or mild) allergic reactions, low blood sugar, impotence, rash, and joint pains.

      Medication interactions are common and caused by altered liver metabolism.

  14. QUESTION:
    How is you're LIVER on this fine morning, mine needs to be cleansed.?
    What do you recommend I use to cleanse the liver, nothing I have to order on line please, something from the drugstore or health store. My liver awaits!

    • ANSWER:
      One thing your liver can really get healthier from, aside from cleansing, is by your taking milk thistle tablets that are cheaply bought at any drug store. This keeps your liver healthier all the time. Take them, daily. Health stores carry items such as 'flush' to buy to cleanse your liver, as well.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do you cleanse you liver and keep it clean?
    I read that consuming certain foods can cause a buildup called "fatty liver" and that when you have this is slows down you fat burning metabolism. So I want to know how to make sure your liver is clean, which foods to eat and which to avoid etc.
    I do work out daily, and I eat healthy most of the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Going to quote you real fast:

      "I read that consuming certain foods can cause a buildup called "fatty liver" and that when you have this is slows down you fat burning metabolism."

      It's actually far more complicated than that. I'm not going to go into everything here, but there are plenty of ways people burden their livers and destroy their organs -- much of the time willingly.

      To "cleanse the liver," there's only two things you can do:

      1: Stop burdening the liver.
      --- Typically this step involves doing >less.< Eat less, for example. Suck in less car exhaust, drink less cola, wash your hands less, shower less, etc. There are too many things to talk about here, so I'll just leave you with that and move on.

      2: Resupply your liver with what it needs.
      --- This step can be a huge problem for people, because there's so much misleading information out there. In fact, most of that misleading information has "clinical trial" stamped to it and is therefor approved by the government and the masses.
      --- But whatever -- they'll do what they want. I'll tell you the truth: In some way, you need to get just about every basal element into your body, all in different amounts. Magnesium, for example -- or zinc, or molybdenum, or hydrogen, or strontium.
      --- The liver needs many different materials to make tools with. If it can't make its tools, it can't repair itself or deal with the load its obligated to take on. You can cleanse you heart out with herbs and water and all sorts of things, but your liver will never be healthy without the elements it needs. This goes for the entire body.

      So, start researching, but lookout for the liars. Apparently you want to lose weight, which is fine, but be more concerned about your body as an organism. Go on a fast using pure, filtered water or deep-ground well water (get it analyzed), and remineralize it with dark sea salt ("dark" meaning the darkest in color you can find), sea water, or concentrated sea water (w/ or w/o sodium removed). Doing just that, you can expect to healthily lose five to twenty pounds a week, depending of course on how much weight there is to lose and what your body's condition is at the time.

      Hope this helped.

      EDIT: "Cleanse your heart out" was meant figuratively.

  16. QUESTION:
    My 11 year old cat has been diagnosed with an inflamed liver suspecting hepatitis.?
    What type of natural herbs, essences etc could be used to help reduce and cleanse his liver? He is eating & drinking but has lost weight. The vet did a blood work up and everything was fine except the liver. He had a normal reading a year ago. He also has IBS. Can those two be linked?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to say, Yes. Common in house cats. The two are linked. Hep in cats can be treated, but he is 11. Love him up. I would.

  17. QUESTION:
    Spiritually, if you knew a certain food would beat cancer, would you eat it?
    I have learned how to eat healthier and eat certain foods to help with health problems, for example:
    Cherries reduce inflammation and help with pain.
    Pineapple has an ingredient that helps with arthritis.
    Blue berries fight cancer and cleanse the liver.
    Limes fight lung cancer.
    Lemons cleanse the liver.
    Cooked broccoli fights and prevents cancer.
    Oranges have vitamin C with helps with colds.
    Asparagus helps with urinary tract infections.
    Homemade chicken soup is like a natural antibiotic.
    The list is endless; feel free to give extra help tips also
    But really this question is about your spiritual life.
    We do all we can to stay healthy by eating healthy.
    But how many of us think about their spiritual health.
    This is what the Bible says about spiritual health:

    (John 17:3) 3 This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.
    There is no hell and the Bible doesn't teach that. so if you are afraid of that, eat what you want.

    • ANSWER:
      Some interesting claims here. A major practice in the area of food industry marketing and in pharmaceuticals is the process of taking our foodstuffs apart and looking to see what useful chemicals are able to be derived from them. In many cases this is good as it's a golden route to discovering new drugs.
      The downside is the marketeers of these fruits can woefully misuse the information and spread what is essentially a bunch of misinformation to the public.

      Nature is a brilliant chemistry lab and nearly all our pharmaceuticals are natural derivatives, but just because a drug comes from a plant, it does not automatically follow that plant itself is all that beneficial beyond it's source of everyday vitamins and minerals. The "active ingredient" or chemical property which actually aids us medically in nearly all cases must be concentrated, refined and synthesised.

      Cherries contain anthrocyanins which show promise as an anti-inflammatory agent and mild analgesic - at least in rats so far. BUT the concentrations of these chemicals in an unprocessed cherry (or grape or raspberry which also contain them) are so low that no significant chemical activity could take place from the action of consuming them. Basically you could eat a whole bowl of cherries, and it will have little or no effect on your pain issues (other than perhaps the placebo). A single paracetamol tablet would be far more effective and less likely to give you a bad stomach as a result!

      Pineapple contains bromelain which does have anti-inflamatory benefits when tested on mice. Again, though this is from the processed concentrated product, not fresh from a pineapple. However, it's usefulness in arthritis "has neither been confirmed in human studies for this use, nor is it approved with a health claim for such an effect by the Food and Drug Administration or European Food Safety Authority." Bromelain would also have a side effect of increasing heart stress and anxiety, so may be a tricky drug to administer. It's got other useful non medical properties though.

      Blueberries are excellent sources of many dietary requiements, but some of the claims of them as "superfruits" (a term invented entirely by advertising executives, not nutritionists) are wildly overplayed. Blueberries will NOT fight cancer, although the phytochemicals they contain may help towards preventing it, but as yet there's no firm scientific evidence for that. Blueberries are excellent sources of anti-oxidants, but after a decade of research and endless advertising for the wonders of anti-oxidant supplements, there isn't any medical evidence that suggests ingesting antioxidants does anything at all to help you. One pharmacologist described it as expecting an anti-oxidant food to protect from the scourge of free radicals was like hiding behind a sheet of paper hoping it protects you from a gunshot.

      I've never heard of limes helping against lung cancer or lemons cleaning the liver.
      Broccoli genuinely does have anti-cancer benefits due to it's concentration of 3,3-Diindolylmethane along with sprouts and cabbage.
      Oranges are packed with vitamin C, but also so are a number of fruits on this list.
      Asparagus is a natural diuretic, but there's no scientific evidence that it actually helps UTIs. In order to check the claim I ended up having to look at **shudder** complimentary health sites. This quote is from one of those sites and is a surprising confession: "UTIs have to be promptly treated with antibiotics. Otherwise, bacteria may infect other organs or enter the blood stream. Keep in mind that asparagus does not replace and should not be used to replace any conventional drugs prescribed for urinary tract infections. It is not approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration for any kidney or any other urinary tract infections."

      As for homemade chicken soup being an antibiotic, thats a highly contentious claim. For a start it depends entirely on who made it and with what ingredients. It could just as easily be a bowl of warm ecoli or typhoid! From what I can see of the claim, the mechanism of the soup is not antibiotic in itself, but does act to aid decongestion in colds. A Nebraska university study also said that commercial chicken soups were equally as effective.

      In all I don't want anyone to be put off eating healthily but please don't believe in miracle health benefits. The real miracle is the medical sciences that allow these investigations to take place and for us to use genuinely effective drugs beyond the wives tales and folk medicines that consistently failed to save lives for thousands of years. The pharmaceutical industry may be greedy, bureaucratic and given to claims stretching of it's own, but the astonishing leap in longevity and healthy lives in the past 100 or so years are testament to it's effectiveness.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is a good online health store that sells detox products and health foods?
    I'm trying to buy the candida cleanse, colon cleanse and liver cleanse......... but i also want to find diet foods like the bars and things like that....

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest trying cleansing your body. I found cleansing to be the best weight loss program. I have ever tried. I lost 12 pounds in a week and 29 pounds in a month. I feel better since I removed the toxins from my body and shed some unwanted pounds. I did weight watchers, Jenny Craig and Medifast. I found that cleansing was the best since I saw results quickly and that kept me motivated to stick on the program. You can get info toll free at 1-877-587-4647 or online at http://diet4cleansing.tripod.com

  19. QUESTION:
    How to end my craving for junk food?
    I'm 14 years old and 110 pounds. How do I say no to cookies, chips, and fries?? I'm always wanting sugary and fatty foods. Dr. Oz said you need to cleanse your liver? How do I do that? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      drink water and eat fruits, fruits always satsify a sweet tooth

  20. QUESTION:
    How can I do I liver cleanse without the apple/olive oil mix?
    I want to do a liver cleanse but I don't want to do that extreme apple/olive oil lemon juice mixture.

    Is there a way that I can do it with eating certain foods a certain way, slowly over time?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there are many other ways to heal your liver, such as herbs like milk thistle or specially formulated liver supplements. Livatrex can help you painlessly pass stones like a liver flush with olive oil and lemon juice, but less dramatic.

      Also there is a liver flush that uses eggs, limes, and oil but is really mild. Some people have success with that.

      Changing your diet will help - healthy fats, cruciferous vegetables, whole grains, limiting sugar, eliminating bad fats. Karen Hurd has a protocol of eating legumes to decongest the liver. Just eating a lot of apples will help, one or two daily. The tart ones are best like Jonathan or Granny Smith.

      Daily lemon water also cleanses the liver and kidneys and is easy to add on to whatever you decide.

  21. QUESTION:
    After a 4 day binge with alcohol whats the best way to cleanse the liver and kidneys?
    I'm healthy. I run 5 miles a day but I just partyd way too hard for 3 days. I am looking to cleanse and flush get the toxins out and rehydrate for a big event coming up.

    • ANSWER:
      Water lots of Water

  22. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to cleanse your liver without pills?
    Im a powerlifter,and 18 years old. I take some supplements that help build muscle and such.Nothing Illegal.Totally over the counter like from walmart and Prosource.com.I heard that some could damage your liver if you over-take them.Im a bit of a worry freak about things,so could anyone tell me the best way to clease my liver without fish oil pills or anything?

    • ANSWER:
      LMAO your going to take methylated substances, ie prohormones. Your too young to take prohormones, and if your afraid of omega - 3 - fish oil capsules, why the hell would you consider a prohormone?

  23. QUESTION:
    What happens when you cleanse your liver?
    It seems like the toxins must go somewhere... where do they go? What do herbal liver support supplements actually do?

    • ANSWER:
      They are simply passed on (bathroom), or they go out through your sweat...supplements force the toxins out of your liver into your systems then out to the sewers

  24. QUESTION:
    What form of malic acid could I take to replace the 5 green apples per day in a liver cleanse?
    I just finished a 6 day liver cleanse eating 5 green apples per day. I have hypoglycemia and it was too much sugar for me. The malic acid is supposed to soften the gall stones. Can I get the Malic acid in another form to achieve the same softening effect?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah you can get it is magnesium malate (magnesium + malic acid). Found as Ultra Muscleze by Bioceuticals. See a naturopath for it.

  25. QUESTION:
    What is a liver cleanse that you have actually used?
    A doctor told me I need to do a liver cleanse. Is there one that you have actually used? How long did it take? Did you have to be close to a bathroom for more than 24 hours? I have a few weeks to figure out how to do this until I see him again.

    • ANSWER:
      No reputable doctor is going to tell a patient this off the wall treatment.

  26. QUESTION:
    Will doing a colon and liver cleanse reduce the effectiveness of the birth control pill?
    I'm thinking about doing a colon cleanse and then a liver cleanse, but I am taking oral contraceptives and need to know if doing either of these two things will make the pill ineffective for the time being. I don't want to get pregnant!

    • ANSWER:
      ooo. that is a really good question. maybe contact the manufacturer or call your dr?

  27. QUESTION:
    What is a liver cleanse that you have actually used?
    A doctor told me I need to do a liver cleanse. Is there one that you have actually used? How long did it take? Did you have to be close to a bathroom for more than 24 hours? I have a few weeks to figure out how to do this until I see him again.
    Oh, the doctor didn't say to just do one right away. It has to wait a few more weeks. I just want to know what to expect, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      At Shoppers Drug Mart (Canadian) I did a detox of the liver colon and kidneys called triotox. its a 100% herbal cleanse and it was really easy -3 pills 3 x a day for 14 days with food and a multi vitamin. I could really feel the benefit right away. You will feel slightly sick for a while but that is because your body is adjusting to the cleanse. Drink about 8-10 glasses of water a day while on it or the cleanse will not work so great. Also I found herbal tyea to be stimuolating. I went to the bathroom a slight bit more than usual but it wasnt so bad. just one or 2 extra trips in the night.

      Good luck.

  28. QUESTION:
    Where will my liver gallstones come out of when i do a liver cleanse?
    I have done a colon cleanse, currently on a parasite kill, then i will jump to a liver cleanse by Dr. Hulda Clark Ph.D., N.D.
    I have heard that it hurts when guys urine gallstones, can liver stones be eliminated by the urine or by stole?

    • ANSWER:
      Gallbladder and liver excretion is through the intestines, not the bladder.

      Go ahead and do the flushes, they're completely phony therapies anyway.

      Read up on Dr. Clark while you're at it.
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/clark.html

  29. QUESTION:
    Would a liver cleanse as well as a colon cleanse take away any cravings for sugar?
    I was wondering with any cleanse would it take away any cravings for junk food.

    If so I was going to do one this weekend but I would like to know health perspectives of others!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no therapeutic effect to any colon cleanse or liver cleanse regimen. This is all a marketing ploy. I am a nurse and I work in the Gastroenterology Field. Any Gastro doctor will tell you it's a waste of time and money.

  30. QUESTION:
    Should a skinny person go on a fast or liver cleanse diet?
    I'm currently on a liver cleanse diet to hopefully remove toxins from my body but the problem is I am skinny. I lose weight easily and by removing many foods from my diet, I feel like I will lose a lot of weight. Should I even be on this diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing has absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the digestive tract.
      There is no "build up" of bad plaque or sludge in a normal system. If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their bodies couldn't absorb nutrients.
      Since we reabsorb most of the water in our food and drink through the large intestine, If it was coated with "mucoid plaque", we would all be sloshing around like sponges yes?
      We "cleanse and detox" 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      A high fiber diet works every time.
      Spend your money in the produce department instead of giving it away.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can any one advise me on a good vitamin, herb or food for detoxing your liver?
    There are so many different kinds of supplements out there but what brand is the best? What should you look for on the label? Is there any kind of food that cleanses your liver, colon, arteries?

    • ANSWER:
      The best herb for the liver is milk thistle. It's absolutely amazing. It is the only known antidote for amanita mushroom poisoning (the poison basically liquefies your liver.) Many herbalists recommend taking it along with turmeric, which also has hepatic (liver) protecting qualities.

      As far as food to clean various parts of your body, artichoke shows promise in the liver, a high-fiber diet (with whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables) is best for the colon and arteries.

      If you get a milk thistle or milk thistle/turmeric herbal supplement, make sure the label says the capsules are standardized. This means that each capsule has the same amount of the active ingredients, as opposed to the average of the capsules in the bottle being at the recomended dosage.

      You should avoid acetaminophen (tylenol) and alcohol when detoxifying your liver, as well.

      Good luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the best full body cleanse recipe?
    Do they really work? A friend has recommended Hulda Clarks Liver cleanse. The problem is I am 30 to 40 pounds over weight. (was 65 pounds). I lost 25 pretty quick now I am 'stuck'. I walk 2 miles a day fast, I do a 35 minute work out. I eat like a bird. Lots of salad, little to no carbs. Haven't lost an ounce in weeks! I feel better but I want the pounds OFF. My friend says a body cleanse might help kick the weight loss back into gear? I am 44, 5.6 and weigh 193. I need to get at least 30 more pounds off to feel comfortable. Will a body cleanse help?
    I tried a body cleanse from the health store and I noticed NO difference in anything.It was called 'Total Body rapid cleanse by Renew Life. Was a waste of money from what I can tell.

    • ANSWER:
      It is very normal to plateau during stages of weight loss, and very disheartening! Just keep up your commitment. Things that help include lemon juice in warm-hot water every morning (like a shower on the inside) - for the first week just have one large glass of hot water with the juice of up to half a lemon (or lime - not orange) first thing. then if you can, go for a walk. Follow with a vegetable juice, preferably carrot, parsley and celery. then have a good breakfast with some protein, but no processed foods. Eat fresh fruit and veg, preferably no meat, but some fish is OK. Definitely no chicken (growth additives to their food make it hard to lose weight if you eat chicken). Cut out dairy. Nuts and green veg will provide the calcium you need. Eat enough to satisfy you, but don't eat if you are not hungry. It is important to eat enough so that your body doesn't go into "starvation mode" and store everything, ie keep up your metabolic rate.

      Before meals have a large teaspoon of psyllium husks mixed in water - the psyllium acts like a broom through the gut, and also fills you so that you won't eat so much.

      From the second week on, start each day with two large glasses of warm water and lemon juice. (2 glasses the first week can make the cleansing process too fast, resulting in headaches and a feeling of nausea)

      As a general rule: breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper - what you eat at night you tend to store on the hips, but starving yourself just makes it easier to gain weight.

      Make sure you drink lots of water!!!! Add some lemon juice to help make it more palatable if you want.

      Before going to bed each night, spend 5 minutes imagining yourself slim, trim and terrific!

      Well done for getting as far as you have, and good luck with the remaining weight loss. Keep healthy and happy with who you are.

      I hope these tips help and wish you all the best.

  33. QUESTION:
    Where will my liver gallstones come out of when i do a liver cleanse?
    I have done a colon cleanse, currently on a parasite kill, then i will jump to a liver cleanse by Dr. Hulda Clark Ph.D., N.D.
    I have heard that it hurts when guys urine gallstones, can liver stones be eliminated by the urine or by stole?

    • ANSWER:
      No, you cannot flush gallstones at all. Those are ingredients for a salad dressing.

      If it were that easy, don't you believe that American insurance companies would force patients to use that inexpensive cure instead of going through costly medical surgery? Guess what: there are no peer-reviewed medical studies to show the efficacy of gallstone flushing. It doesn't work!

      Cholecystectomy and ERCP are the only cures for gallstones. They are relatively safe and effective where called for. Some people can survive their entire lives with gallstones. It all depends upon your individual situation and diet.

      See a real medical professional for proper advice.

      I am a survivor of many medical procedures, including cholecycstectomy (gallbladder removal) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or ERCP for short.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholecystectomy
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERCP

  34. QUESTION:
    Can anyone provide me simple and effective colon & liver cleanse recipe please?
    Hi there,
    I am thinking to do a liver cleanse 1st time in my 24 years of my life.After reading a lot of articles,I have learnt that it it is ideal to perform a colon cleanse before doing a liver cleanse.I am hoping that it will be help me in lose weight and also help me with my acne problems.I would really appreciate it if anyone have a simple and effective homemade recipe.Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body detox system known to man.
      And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      A healthy diet will also help the acne.
      Good luck and good health.

  35. QUESTION:
    Have any one ever use colon cleasne products and liver cleanse products?
    If you have did they work for you. After taking these supplements did you get more energy and feel better. Did it help you go to the bathroom more often.

    I am just wondering because I have just started taking a colon cleanse supplement, a liver cleanse supplement and a daily once a day woman vitamin and vitamin c. And it seems to be helping me. I feel better and not all sluggish, I have energy. I feel like my overall health is improving.

    • ANSWER:
      I have done both types of cleanses. i used oxy powder and livatrex. I started using the products three years ago and still continue using them today. by cleansing my liver i was able to help my metabolism and in turn lost allot of weight in the process along with changes in my diet and exercise. I also was able to get over the hump of depression with in turn gave me the motivation i needed to follow through with my new found lifestyle. a good book to read is health begins in the colon. in case you are wondering how much weight i lost i started at 265 and now am at 145.

  36. QUESTION:
    What order should I cleanse parasites, candida and liver in?
    I ordered parasite and worm caplets, probiotic flora and a liver supplement. They may not be the best available out there, but which order should I use them in? I was thinking parasite, then liver, then probiotic. Make sense or no?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi *,

      I personally did liver first since our liver and it is one of the most powerful procedures you can do to enhance your body's performance. It can significantly improve digestion, enzyme levels, a fatty liver, cirrhosis and energy. Then I would move to parasite and probiotics.

  37. QUESTION:
    How to cleanse my body in a natural and fast way?
    I want to know what's the best way to CLEANSE or DETOX my body (all organs). I'm going through vigorous training, so I need to eat, that's why the faster the method, the better. I was going to try the "Master Cleanse" but it's a 10 day fast and I don't now if I can do it...My goal is to reset my body, have everything clean to where all my nutrients are being absorbed properly, and processed well. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Take psyllium husk and coconut oil before every meal. This is a very gentle but effective colon cleanse. The psyllium husk is pure fibre and will 'scrub' the inside walls of your digestive tract. The coconut oil lubricates everything so foods passes through more easily and is also antibacterial and antifungal so it cleans. Also regularly eat foods that are high in Probiotics. I like kefir (strawberry flavour tastes like a fruit smoothie!) But yogurt and fermented vegetables are also good sources. Good bacteria helps you digest better

      Drink bitter teas after each meal. This may not sound pleasant but bitter foods stimulate your liver and help strengthen it so it works better. Look for ingredients like dandelion, burdock, milk thistle, licorise, cinnamon, etc. Don't take capsules, they are way less effective

      Drink lots of water, this flushes out your urinary tract (kidneys, etc). If your tap water has fluoride added, drink bottled instead. Fluoride is a chemical that is not good for you! If your water is fluoride-free but contains chlorine, boil it or leave it out overnight. The chlorine will evaporate and leave your water clean but chemical free

      And obviously, if you really want to detox, you should avoid putting more 'toxins' in your body. This means you should avoid all drugs (including pain killers, cold meds, etc), alcohol, caffeine, and processed foods

  38. QUESTION:
    what kind of liver cleanse herb can i use if i'm allergic to ragweed?
    I know that some common herbs like burdock and milk thistle are used for a liver cleanse,but should not be used if you're allergic to ragweed.Are there any alternatives?

    • ANSWER:
      In traditional Eastern European herbal medicine, nettle has been often used in liver cleansing mixtures. You can actually use nettle tea alone, or you can make a herbal mixture by using 20 parts of nettle leaves, 20 parts of taraxacum, 10 parts of horsetail, 5 parts of silver birch leaves and 5 parts of dog rose hips.

      I don't know if all of these plants are available where you live, but you can always stick with nettle.

      Hope that helped, cheers!

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I lower my total bilirubin level without the use of medication?
    I recently had a physical, and the results are that my liver panel is too high. According to the laboratory results, my total bilirubin is 1.3. My bilirubin level needs to be within "normal" limits because I am in the process of applying for a position in law enforcement.

    I have 15 days to get rechecked by a doctor and submit my paperwork. How would I get my bilirubin level down to normal limits without the use of over the counter medicines and prescription drugs? I prefer holistic methods, such as the use of total body cleanses. Would a liver cleanse work?

    Thanks to all who answer.

    • ANSWER:
      dear friend
      I used olive oil to lower my bilirubin level. 1 spoonful olive oil every 6 hrs. Ofcourse you can get "milk thisle" extract which does the same effect.

  40. QUESTION:
    How to get my liver cleansed?
    I want to get my liver clean because i have a tendency to get red blood cells stuck in there.. According to my doctor.

    Anyone have any easy cleaning techniques?

    • ANSWER:
      If this is the diagnosis your Doctor gave you,then he should have given you a reason why. Also further investigations to see if your liver is enlarged or showing signs of deterioration. I have never heard of this diagnosis before, Though any sign of liver malfunction is serious. Therefore see your Doctor again and ask him to explain exactly the cause of your problem, and what you need do to correct it.

  41. QUESTION:
    When is it bad to do a liver cleanse?
    I know a fellow that intends to quit drinking in the New Year.I think he should wait a month or two before doing the cleanse.He thinks the sooner the better.He has 18-20 beers nightly. I believe he should heal a little first. I welcome your opinions.Merry Christmas to all.

    • ANSWER:
      Baa-Baa is right regarding the liver cleanse... His liver will cleanse itself if he can just quit tormenting it.

      What is very important is, that he taper down a bit before going cold turkey. Going from 20 drinks a day to zero all at once is very dangerous if it isn't done with medication. Benzo's, Librium, Valium, Xanax etc will greatly reduce the trauma of quitting. Doctors are wary about prescribing these meds to someone who admits he is still drinking, but if you go with him to his doctor and promise you will only allow him to take these meds if he is sober, the doc may agree to give him some.

      Without Benzo's, he must taper back for a period of about a week if he doesn't want to risk seizures and possible death. Get some non-alcoholic beer and let him start on this during the day or early evening. Allow him only 12 light beers per night for 2 days or so; then 8, then 6. Once he's down to 6 light beers per night for a few days, it's probably safe to make the jump to sobriety.

      He should be taking vitamin B-Complex, before, during, and after his reduction/quitting. This can prevent some of the more dangerous effects of withdrawal. If he becomes very ill, or acts strangely during this process, he must be seen by a doctor at once.

      Good Luck & GodSpeed to you both!

  42. QUESTION:
    What is a good / safe cleanse for bowel and / or liver?
    I want to do a simple, safe bowel and / or liver cleanse but I need one that is safe to while on a beta-blocker for HBP. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Research the hundreds of products like that on the market at an unbiased source like NutritionalTree.com. They do not sell anything but do review many products. Also, read their Supplement Buying Guide. http://www.nutritionaltree.com/guide/buying_guide.aspx

  43. QUESTION:
    is there any food you can eat to cleanse your liver?
    I am on several meds, and would like to eat some foods that will help my liver detox naturally...Any suggestions?
    I wanted to stay away from herbs if possible. Any WHOLE FOODS I can add to my diet?

    • ANSWER:
      milk thistle herb..www.healingfoodreference.com and supplementreference.com look up www.wellnessresources.com they have some great stuff...

  44. QUESTION:
    Does anybody Know how to do a real liver cleanse ?
    I had my gallbladder removed about 2 months ago. I really would like to do a liver cleanse or diet. I want something effective, that will not harm me in any way. If anyone could help I would be very thank full .

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a "liver cleanse." The body is excellent at keeping itself clean on the inside.

      Drink a glass of water, and be thankful that some people take science classes and know that such cleansing is nonsense.

  45. QUESTION:
    I want to begin a colon cleansing program, do I need to stay home to do this?
    I have very large uterine fibroids. I want to begin a program where I will cleanse out my colon, liver and kidneys. I want to start the colon cleanse first but am afraid that I will be stuck on the toilet. I am starting a new job tomorrow and can't be stuck on the toilet with the runs. Is this the way a colon cleanse works? Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Caramel Deluxe,

      I suggest you take natural supplements to cleanse your colon. being in the proper shape and having a healthy digestive system is something you would desire especially in your first day of work.

      as a herbalist myself. i am using Bowtrol Colon Cleanser product. its all natural herbal colon cleansing treatment and thus far, i loved it. Bowtrol is also designed for people suffering from constipation and maximizes colon health.

      if you want to know more about Bowtrol Colon Cleanser product, check in the source below.

      Wish you Good Health Always.

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I do a 1 day effective simple cleanse of my liver. I am overweight I need to give my body a break.?
    A simple cleanse that I can do even while at work.

    • ANSWER:
      for liver cleanse try boiling a few artichokes and drink the water it smells bad and tastes bad but it's used to cleanse your liver, and you can also eat the artichoke.

  47. QUESTION:
    Will doing a colon and liver cleanse reduce the effectiveness of the birth control pill?
    I'm thinking about doing a colon cleanse and then a liver cleanse, but I am taking oral contraceptives and need to know if doing either of these two things will make the pill ineffective for the time being. I don't want to get pregnant!

    • ANSWER:
      I would think a colon cleanse might affect the pill. They say if you get diarrhea for an extended period of time to use a backup method of birth control. And a colon cleanse probably messes up your electrolytes and flushes your system like diarrhea would. I don't know what the liver cleanse is, so I can't answer that one for you. But, a little word of advice: you don't need to do all those "cleansing" things if you're eating right and exercising. Your body is pretty good at getting rid of "toxins" all by itself, and some of those cleansing procedures can really screw up your electrolytes. Just be careful.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is a water fasting detox diet good to cleanse out your body?
    I really want to cleanse my body of toxins but don't want to gain any weight when i'm off it. should i still do it to clean out my body?

    • ANSWER:
      Your body doesn't need 'cleaning out'. We are not full of toxins, it's a myth.
      Eat a sensible diet and your body will look after itself.
      We have skin, lungs, liver and kidneys doing the job and the colon is self cleansing.
      The 'cleaning out' routines do more harm than good.

      If you must do it water is far better than some of the dubious concoctions online that result in diarrhoea, electrolyte imbalance and a damaged gut.

  49. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to remove toxins from your liver?
    I am trying to loose weight and I read in a book that is a good idea to rid your liver of toxins prior to going on a diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, there are several natural herbs and supplements that help to cleanse and detox the liver. Some of the most popular ones are Milk Thistle, Dandelion, Yellowdock, Burdock, Alpha Lipoic Acid, TMG (Trimethylglycine), Spanish Black Radish, Cysteine Peptide, Goji, and even some of the B vitamins. You can try basically any combination of these for benefits to the liver. Good luck!

  50. QUESTION:
    What are the best brands to use for the master cleanse diet ?
    I plan on starting the first step, which is called it ease-in, on Monday. I am wondering if anyone has done the Master Cleanse, how successful they were, & their recommendations. Mainly, what brands of the cayenne pepper, syrup, & everything else, & where's the best place to get it all locally. I live in the metro area of Detroit, Michigan. Thanks!! >.<

    • ANSWER:
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      The lemon detox/master cleanse diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose weight on this diet whether you are attempting weight loss or just trying to "cleanse". The average adult has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose up to 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system. Plus the weight of the lost glycogen stores, excess sodium and associated water. This can add up to 15-20 lbs depending on your build. So it does work but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it? Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish. And sadly metabolism actually drops.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      A healthy digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.


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