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Ultimate Liver Cleanse

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What should you eat when doing a whole body cleanse?
    I am planning on doing an enzymatic cleanse after Thanksgiving and was wondering what should my diet consist of?

    • ANSWER:
      I am on the Acai berry product right now and I have also done "the ultimate cleanse" as well ( at GNCfor .95). The one thing that people are not aware of is that when you do these, that healthy people only need to do one a year if that, and when you do them you need to drink extra water ( more than your daily amount) because it is pulling a lot of water out of your body and can dehydrate you which is very bad. You also need to be taking your vitamins and you may want to double them because the colon cleansers go through your liver and take out all of the vitamins and mineral that you need in your body because it doesn't know which ones you need. so double up at least on a multivitamin and take supplements of acidopholus( for your skin) and extra b's and c's along with a calcium-zinc-magnesium combination pill to help with bones and getting sick ( not that you will just as a precaution to keep from getting sick. Your face will probably break out because it is flushing out all of the toxins in your body. Along with the vitamins, you should stay away from fast food as much as possible and eat as much fresh fruits and veggies and lean meats as you can otherwise e you are defeating the purpose. hope this info helps you. from my personal experience it has helped me fell better and took about 6 lbs. off in a 2 week period. Good luck

  2. QUESTION:
    What's the best internal cleansing product you have tried?
    I'm trying to buy a cleansing kit for me & my husband. Just overall colon, liver, respiratory, energy, etc. I have used Nature's Secret Ultimate Fasting Cleanse several times & loved it but I'm just not up to fasting right now.

    That line carries other products that don't require fasting so I'll probably do that but I was wondering if you have had a good experience with a different brand. Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Milk thistle.
      take 3 pills a day and don't stop.
      it cleans the liver and bowels.
      i was a diabetic when i started this process 1 year ago.

      no fasting required.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the point of saunas and steam rooms?
    My gym has them so I usually stop by after a rinse to relax but I was wondering if there were any other health benefits about them.

    • ANSWER:
      According to many health professionals, sauna benefits include...

      • a strengthened immune system
      • improved blood circulation
      • enhanced detoxification processes
      • deep skin cleansing and rejuvenation
      • tension and stress relief

      And if you believe what many sauna sellers have to say, taking saunas is also the ultimate way to lose weight without lifting a finger. Oh, and they can cure every health issue known to man as well.
      How Does a Sauna Help You Detoxify?

      Raising your body's temperature helps it kill bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.

      Dr. Lawrence Wilson has done a lot of research and testing with saunas. In his book Sauna Therapy, he wrote:

      “Heating the body several degrees causes greatly increased
      circulation as the body attempts to maintain its basal
      temperature. This helps to dislodge toxins, especially from
      hard-to-reach areas such as teeth, bones and sinuses.”

      Liver and kidney function may also improve by taking saunas.

      For more on this, read saunas and detoxification.

      A Sauna Benefits Your Immune System...

      By causing a ‘fever’. No, this doesn't mean that a sauna makes you sick. It sounds strange, but one way a sauna helps your immune system is by creating an artificial fever.

      This sends a sort of wake-up call to your immune system. The result is an increase in the production of white blood cells and other disease fighting allies.

      How a Sauna Benefits Blood Circulation

      As your body increases sweat production to keep cool, your heart works harder pumping more blood at a greater rate. This actually provides many of the conditioning benefits of aerobic exercise.

      Please note that I didn't say saunas can replace exercise, but the heat does provide an environment that causes a profound cardiovascular response.

      Dr. Andrew Weil is a highly respected holistic practitioner and true expert in health and wellness. Here's an excerpt from a comment he made about the sauna effect:

      "When you take a sauna, the heat pumps up blood circulation
      near the skin and stimulates sweating. The Finns say a
      proper sauna elicits about a quart of sweat per hour. I
      generally encourage sweating. It helps the body rid itself
      of unwanted materials and improves general circulation."

      Good blood circulation helps...

      •transport nutrients throughout your body

      •eliminate toxins

      •improve heart, liver, and kidney function

      •improve virtually every function in your body

      Good circulation is obviously crucial for us to stay healthy, right?

      A Sauna May Improve Skin Appearance

      Shortly after my very first 15 minute long "bake" session, I knew that I did something good for my skin. I felt very fresh, alive and tingly all over.

      That feeling was different from taking a shower or bath.

      While a shower rinses dirt off your body’s surface, the sweating created in a sauna rinses out your pores.

      A heavy sauna induced sweat really helps cleanse and rejuvenate your
      skin - much more than just a bath or shower alone.

      And I don't believe any of those 'miracle' creams you see advertised can cleanse your pores as deeply as a sauna either.

      Tip: For really healthy skin, try combining sweat bathing and brushing with a loofa or rough brush. This removes flakes of dried skin cells that accumulate on the epidermis. If allowed to remain, they can clog sweat pores and oil passages and result in dry, flaky skin.

      There Are Skeptics

      There's also skepticism about the true benefits of saunas. For instance, here's a quote from an article by Craig Horswill, Ph.D:

      "Contrary to popular belief, sweating does not "purify" the body of contaminants; rather it is the liver and kidneys that do that dirty work. The only purpose for sweating is to cool the body."

  4. QUESTION:
    Does the Bioptimax Acai Weight Loss Pill Work?
    I got a little brochure in the mail that is guaranteeing that you will loose 20 -50 pounds. Its called the BiOptimax ACAI Ultimate Weight-Loss Formula.Has anybody ever heard of it or used it? Does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      You can try the Lemonade Weight Loss Diet. Is a 14 Day Diet along with a Meal Plan and Exercise Program. It is a supplement that helps you cleanse, get rid of toxins, and lose weight. All ingredients are natural.

      The original Lemonade Diet or Master Cleanse was developed over 60 years ago. It is a mixture of fresh squeezed lemons, cayenne pepper, maple syrup and distilled water. People on the Master Cleanse can only drink this formula. They are not allowed to eat any food and must fast during the entire cleanse. We took the original ingredients and put them into a revolutionary new pill; and with the meal plan and exercise program you are able to eat and lose weight.

      Lemons are a wonderful natural detoxifier that have been used for hundreds of years and help the liver and kidneys detoxify. Cayenne pepper is like a roto-router for your cells. It can help digestion, and helps clear out the bowels. Maple syrup is loaded with natural occurring minerals and B vitamins. It’s full of energy and nutrients.

      Improved overall health is one of the most significant benefits of colon detoxification/cleansing. By removing the toxins that have built up over time, colon cleansing allows the digestive system to function more efficiently. More nutrients are absorbed from food, and toxins are flushed out of the colon. This can improve the health of the immune system and the entire body.

      Additional benefits can include: significant weight loss, increased energy level, clearer skin, improved concentration and mental clarity, better absorption of vitamins and minerals from food, feel healthier.

      In addition to weight loss, one other important thing you should expect is enhanced elimination.
      Furthermore, you should be aware that as our bodies detoxify, it is common to experience “detoxification symptoms”. These symptoms may include temporary gastrointestinal upset, gas, headache and a general sick feeling. If you experience any or all of these symptoms don’t be alarmed. It is just the normal process associated with your body’s ridding itself of toxins, and it is only temporary—generally you’ll feel better after a few days.

      You can expect to lose 5, 10, up to 17 pounds in 14 days guaranteed, by taking the product and following our meal plan and exercise program.

      We recommend using the Lemonade Weight Loss Diet for 14 days every two months. You can take this for the rest of your life for a healthier and leaner you.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to prevent hepetitus c.if one gets affected how to cure it.?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Early detection plays a big part in the cure of Hepatitis C. However, this is more easily said than done as some affected people don't show any symptoms. If they do exhibit symptoms it could be years later and by then the damage may be serious. So if you begin to exhibit nausea, loss of appetite, pain over the liver (just under the ribcage, on the right side), fatigue, jaundice or clay-color or grayish stool, visit the doctor for a check-up.

      2 Go on a diet that requires that you drink about eight to 10 glasses of water a day and avoid caffeine and alcoholic drinks, which will dehydrate you. Have your fill of vegetable juices as well as servings of healthy fats, such as flax seed oil, olive oil and soybean oil. These oils contain essential fatty acids, which serve multiple functions to keep your brain, heart and immune system healthy.

      3 Consider undergoing body-cleansing methods such as bowel cleansing, dental check-up (amalgams or nickel crowns can be a factor for having Hepatitis C), kidney cleansing and liver cleansing. For bowel cleansing you can drink supplements like Ultimate Colon Cleanse, Colonix or PoopDoc. For kidney cleansing you can take in watermelon seed tea or corn silk tea, or go on a natural-lemon-juice diet. For liver cleansing you can take in coffee, vinegar or yogurt enemas to flush out the toxins in your liver. You can also drink a combination of olive oil and lemon juice daily.

      4 Sweat it out. Sweating releases a lot of toxins in your body and keeps your organs functioning smoothly. You can achieve this by doing regular exercise.

      5 Ask your doctor about trying a newly developed cure for Hepatitis C: a daily shot of a longer acting form of interferon, also known as pegylated interferon, plus the antiviral pills ribavirin.

  6. QUESTION:
    I have a very dry skin and i have wrinkle body. my face now look old more than my age,sometimes i use sharly?
    to rub my face still is not working.pls what can i use for my body and face so dat i will have a younger and neat body thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      be gentle with your skin, as harsh products and rubbing to hard damage it. also, sun protection is one of the most important ways to protect yourself against premature ageing.
      in the mornings, use a mild cleanser and then apply a moisturising cream with spf. dry skin looks older, so make sure you moisturise well, and with a moisturiser that is 'non comedogenic' or 'non acnegenic' which means it won't block pores.
      in the evenings remove makeup with a baby wipe, then cleanse and use a moisturising night cream, maybe an anti ageing one.

      good products are
      avene gel cleanser
      johnsons mild cleanser

      roc hydra bio active spf15 dry skin
      avene hydrance optimal rich cream spf 20
      vichy aqualia thermal
      neutrogena ultimate moisture

      for your body, try palmers cocoa butter, e45 cream or dove pro- age range, which has anti ageing products for the body.

      take cod liver oil or omega vitamins and drink a lot of water. also eliminate all junk foods form your diet and eat more fruit and veg.

  7. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used GNC total body cleanse?
    i just bought GNC's total bode cleanse. does it work? if so, how do you know if it is working? i start it tomorrow...what should i expect...there is no 'package insert' of info..so im clueless...any info or any experiences shared would be great. thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansers
      I am on the Acai berry product right now and I have done "the ultimate cleanse" as well (at GNCfor .95). The one thing that people are not aware of is that when you do these, that healthy people only need to do one a year if that, and when you do them you need to drink extra water (more than your daily amount) because it is pulling a lot of water out of your body and can dehydrate you which is very bad. You also need to be taking your vitamins and you may want to double them because the colon cleansers go through your liver and take out all of the vitamins and mineral that you need in your body because it doesn't know which ones you need. so double up at least on a multivitamin and take supplements of acidophilus 9 for your skin) and extra b's and c's along with a calcium-zinc-magnesium combination pill to help with bones and getting sick ( not that you will just as a precaution to keep from getting sick. Your face will probably break out because it is flushing out all of the toxins in your body. Along with the vitamins, you should stay away from fast food as much as possible and eat as much fresh fruits and veggies and lean meats as you can otherwise e you are defeating the purpose. Hope this info helps you. From my personal experience, it has helped me fell better and took about 6 lbs. off in a 2-week period. Good luck

  8. QUESTION:
    is colon cleansing safe?
    I read about a diet that includes cleansing your colon to get rid of the toxins that build up inside you.
    PLEASE only knowledgable answers :)
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansers
      I am on the Acai berry product right now and I have also done "the ultimate cleanse" as well ( at GNCfor .95). The one thing that people are not aware of is that when you do these, that healthy people only need to do one a year if that, and when you do them you need to dronk extra water ( more than your daily amount) because it is pulling a lot of water out of your body and can dehydrate you which is very bad. You also need to be taking your vitamins and you may want to double them because the colon cleansers go through your liver and take out all of the vitamins and mineral that you need in your body because it doesn't know which ones you need. so double up at least on a multivitamin and take supplements of acidopholus9 for your skin) and extra b's and c's along with a calcium-zinc-magnesium combination pill to help with bones and getting sick ( not that you will just as a precation to keep from getting sick. Your face will probably break out because it is flushing out all of the toxins in your body. Along with the vitamins, you should stay away from fast food as much as possible and eat as much fresh fruits and veggies and lean meats as you can otherwis e you are defeating the purpose. hope this info helps you. from my personal exeperience it has helped me fell better and took about 6 lbs. off in a 2 week period. Good luck

  9. QUESTION:
    Looking for Liver Detox Diet?
    When I do a search for a liver detox diet most of what I find are ads trying to sell me tablets or teas. Does anyone know of a good liver detoxification diet? I had one many years ago but have since lost it. It had to do with fasting and drinking lemon juice, etc....

    • ANSWER:
      The Recipe for the Ultimate Liver Cleanse!

      Serves 2

      * 2 large grapefruits
      * 4 lemons
      * 300ml of distilled water (or filtered)
      * 2 tablespoons of Udo’s Choice (or cold pressed flax oil
      * 1 teaspoon of acidophilus
      * 1-2 cloves of fresh garlic
      * 2 inches of fresh root ginger
      * Optional: a dash of cayenne pepper!

      Directions

      1. Squeeze the juice of the grapefruit and lemon into a blender
      2. Next, grate the garlic and the ginger, and then using a garlic press, squeeze this into the juice
      3. Now add the water, Udo’s and acidophilus powder and blend for 30 seconds
      4. Add more ginger/garlic to taste

      This juice contains all of the most potent liver cleansing ingredients, and gives your liver a gentle flush and the opportunity to heal itself. There are no side effects to this drink, apart from a bit of garlic-breath for a while. However, the grapefruit removes most of the odour.

      Rumor has it that this is the most incredible hangover cure in the world - so it might be worth bearing in mind just for that! It contains everything you would need to cure a hangover (vitamin c, omega 3, probiotics, water, ginger) so I can see how it would work!

  10. QUESTION:
    what's a good crash diet?
    Im talking ultimate tips. I have 6 weeks to whip into shape and I need the hardcore exercise and diet tips. Im willing to eat once a day and exercise as much as I need to. I just need to know what to do. I want to weight 125 im 160 4 ft 10 now. Please answer or email me cat_mckee2000@yahoo

    • ANSWER:
      Fasting

      Fasting Facts:

      -Water fasting cleanses the body, as the stored food (fat) is used rapidly and the body simultaneously expels built up toxins.
      -If you are fasting for weight loss (um, yeah!!) and are following a juice or tea fast, a few days on just water will intensify the fast.
      -Fasting can clear the skin and whiten the eyes and initiates rapid weight loss (yay!).
      -Water fasting is not recommend for a first fast as toxins are released into the blood very quickly.
      -Fasting makes it easy to overcome bad habits and addictions.
      -Fasting allows you to have taste appreciation for clean, natural foods.
      -Going on a fast can give you the motivation and the enthusiasm you need to make a fresh start! (And we all need a fresh start from time to time.)

      Fasting Info:

      -Distilled water is best for water fasting.
      -Juice made w/fresh, organic fruits is best for juice fasting.
      -Do not drink orange or tomato juice on a fast.
      -You can dilute your pure juices w/water.
      -Green juices made from leafy green veggies in a juicer are great for detoxifying.
      -Pure veggie broths are good (with no seasons added).
      -Herbal teas and honey can aid in fasting.
      -Typical fasts (going totally w/out any solid foods) usually are performed as 3 day, 7 day, 10 day, 14 day or 21 day increments. 28+ days should be supervised. (Or at least the person fasting should let someone know they are doing it.)
      -Break a fast by eating raw fruits and veggies the first five-seven days after your fast. Go back to solids slowly.
      -Do not binge or overeat after the fast (or during!). Try to discover the amount of food your body really needs.
      -Meditate, go for a walk, take lots of naps, journal, listen to music, take long, warm bathes and relax. This is your time for healing, losing weight and gaining self-control!

      More fasting tips:

      -Many people experience nausea and headaches during fasting and this is often caused by caffeine withdrawal (and we all love our caffeine here) so I recommend, if possible, if you are a heavy soda or coffee drinker start tapering off about a week before the start of your fast. This should do the trick and make it a little easier and your headaches won't be so painful.
      -After your fast, when you start to eat normally try very hard not to gorge. The calories you take in directly after your fast will stay with you a lot longer than those acquired when your metabolism is up. Also, you could experience pain and become very ill.
      -Don't eat a big meal the night before your fast and never end your fast with heavy foods. Keep it light w/raw or lightly steamed veggies and fruits.
      -Dry skin brushing helps your skin to breathe easier and can help eliminate uric acid and other poisons from your system, taking the strain off your kidneys and liver. Start at the feet and stroke your skin towards the heart. Do these before you shower.
      -Epson Salt baths are soothing to sore-achy, weak muscles and also help eliminate toxins through the skin. Warm Epson Salt baths are great during fasts.
      -There are many types of fasts, here is another: The milk and fruit fast: 3x a day, a glass of milk, raw fruit and water in between.

      Some more tips during your fast:

      -Try to get plenty of sleep. And if you can't stand your stomach growling the first few days, and are tired of downing the H20, take a nap... listen to some soothing music and drift off.
      -Get a massage. If you can afford it, or have your partner or a close friend give you a good rub down or deep tissue massage. This really soothes muscles and makes you calm and sleepy. It helps when you're having trouble sleeping due to hunger during your fast. Plus, it awakens your body, pushes the blood around, etc.
      -You may feel weak during your fast so if this is the case, be careful of black outs and don't exercise until you've finished the fast... Stick to stretching, light walking and deep breathing.
      -If you suffer from diabetes, hypoglycemia or other similar conditions, please be very, very careful fasting. I'd say don't fast at all but if you feel you can do it safely, you may need a slice of avocado or a banana... You could also add protein powder to your juices.
      -Sometimes during a fast, the person will experience back pain. If so, a cold pack will help.
      -Canker sores can be healed quicker by dabbing tea tree oil or vitamin E on it.

      -If you are just too tired on your water fast, go to a juice fast and if you are already juicing, drink more carrot and melon juices for energy.

      Water fasts are always the hardest but fastest for weight loss and detox.

      Juice fast is next best and somewhat easier, especially for first time fasters.

      You'll lose pounds faster if you have a fast metabolism and slower if you have a slower metabolism. On average, fasts allow you to lose 1-2 lbs per day. Some experience more around 3-5 lbs per day. You'll lose the most and the quickest during the beginning of your fast.

  11. QUESTION:
    What's a healthy breakfast?
    I am never hungry when I wake up in the mornings. I hardly eat throughout the day as well. Any ideas on something that is easy to be prepared that would energize me during the day? I think pancakes take to long to cook.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm going to back up a bit with some health thoughts and then offer a radically different breakfast than the others have suggested. First of all, if you research liver issues it's very common for people with a "clogged" or toxic liver to not be hungry in the morning. Likewise, this ubiquitous liver clogging (it's estimated to plague 98% of people eating the Standard American Diet, SAD), makes the notion of eating fat a bit nauseating, sometimes the nausea is real. Energy is low and decreasing and chronic degnerative diseases are beginning to acrue (since the liver is too sick to detoxify). As you will read on sites like curezone.com (that's a site that really helped me) it's safe, easy and painless to do a liver flush. You will feel energized and actually hungry once again. The liver is the hardest working organ in the body! Sugar, bread, pancake and other carb-eaters are chasing their insulin and blood sugar levels all day long and get low energy, brain fog and eventually diabetes as a result.

      But on to breakfast, a truly traditional breakfast should, in general, be the largest, and healthiest meal of the day. Actually cramming down a huge meal at night then flopping into bed is a nasty liver workout and not healthy at all. The root cause of lots of illnesses. The word "breakfast" means to "break the fast" of 12 or more hours of not eating. The liver digests and cleanses all night long (if you are healthy) and sets you up with an empty digestive tract ready to start bringing in nutrition and fuel for the day. The healthy adult makes over one quart of bile daily! (Americans average less than a cup of bile due to the clogging). Among other functions, bile emulsifies and digests fats, fats contain all the essential fat-soluble vitamins. Without fat, there is no A, D, E, K or F.

      Ideal breakfasts vary with taste and season, but I'd suggest trying to focus on high protein, high fat, low carb meals. As you will learn, high quality fat has gotten a horrible rap. Eat grass-fed organic butter by the stick, cook in good clean lard and eat heavy sausages, natural-cure bacon and other meats for breakfast. Eggs are the ultimate health food too, as long as they are free-range organic (non factory farm) eggs. Fried in butter or lard, or whipped raw into a great smoothie. For that try a cup of whole organic milk, 1/2 cup organic cream, 2-4 raw organic eggs, 2 tbsp of raw virgin coconut oil and then all the fruits you love, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, others. For variety you can add almond oil, cinnamon, pure vanilla or other natural flavorings. A blender drink like this will last you all day, plus it is radically healing! Except for the butter, and maybe the eggs inside, pancakes would be considered a pure carbohydrate, insulin-junky jolt of diabetic food! Check out westonapricefoundation.org for more information about good fats, bad carbs and much more. There's a whole world of information out there! Almost everything people think they know about nutrition is not based on anything truly scientific or factual. Go back 5000 years and study how people used to eat. As you will see on the internet or in his books, all this is well-documented by the 1930's nutritional epidemiology work of Dr. Price.

      Happy Eating! Good Health!

      Will Winter
      Traditional Foods MInnesota

  12. QUESTION:
    whats a good way to treat acne?

    • ANSWER:
      I struggled with acne for years.

      These are VITAL to get rid of acne:

      1. Nutrition! Cut out fried/greasy foods, carbs & SUGAR!

      2. Buy & take this pill RELIGIOUSLY! - The Ultimate Liver Cleanse (it's cheap thru Amazon.com) Trust me on this.

      3. Drink more water

      4. Clean skin every morning & night with Ponds cold cream

      *If you follow these steps EVERY DAY your acne WILL go away. If it doesn't you have a hormonal imbalance & need to see a physician.

  13. QUESTION:
    can i loose 5-10lbs in just a few days, and not get sick?
    laxitives, lots of water, or starvation?? whats the trick? i am now 127, want to get to 115-120. what do i do, and quick??

    • ANSWER:
      Do it the healthier way. There is a fasting program called Nature's Secret Ultimate fasting Cleanse and all you take are their fiber and vitamin supplements for 5 days straight. It cleanses your liver, intestines, gets rid of bloating. It also has an appetite suppressant to help you along with hunger pangs. You will go to the bathroom and empty out all the backlog stuck in your gut. You will lose between 5 to 10 lbs.

      I do this every 3 months when the season changes just to clear my carnivorous and junk food loving system.

  14. QUESTION:
    detox? ?
    what is a good detox to cleanse my stomach?

    • ANSWER:
      Ultimate Cleanse by Natures Secret is a 2-part system that does your colon and also detox's your liver and other organs. Its great to do once a year. It just makes you feel better and is a good way to kick off a diet.

  15. QUESTION:
    How the eff do you lose weight?
    OKAY OKAY OKAY
    I've done the purging
    I've done the starving
    I've done the gym
    I've done the raw food diet
    I've done the LOW CARBS
    I've done the LOW FAT

    Im currently 5' 5" and 130lbs... which gets me down, REALLY DOWN!

    My ultimate question is:
    is there a way to lose weight without actually following a plan?? does it work if you just tell yourself to lower portion sizes or should one stick to a diet plan?
    I, personally cannot stick to a diet plan unless it's starving myself... which has put on 10 pounds in the last year... not alot... but it's getting more and more ugly everyday...

    • ANSWER:
      It's easier than you think - I've used this and it works.

      Eat slightly less.
      Work out slightly more.
      Drink more water.

      You want to be drinking a gallon of ice-water a day (you'll be peeing like a racehorse, but it's good). The body burns about 150 calories just heating the ice-water to body temperature. that's an extra 150 calories gone.

      Plus, most Americans are dehydrated - which means the Liver spends a lot of it's time doing the kidney's job instead of metabolizing fat. If you drink more water, the kidneys get back to work letting the liver do it's main job - and it tends to flush everything else out of the system too. Hydration is ALWAYS good - to a point. Don't go over a gallon a day, unless you're working out a lot or in a hot climate.

      Find out you basal metabolic rate.

      Every 3500 calories you burn beyond what you take in is one pound of fat gone. It doesn't really matter WHAT you eat, just how much (within reason). The body is a chemical engine. It burns fuel. If you burn more fuel than you take in, the body will burn fat reserves to make up the difference.

      Example - My basal metabolic rate is 1850 calories a day. I burn that much just by sitting still and doing my daily thing. If I burn 250 calories a day in exercise and eat 1600 calories a day, I'm burning an extra 500 calories a day of fat. If I drinnk a gallon of ice water every day, I burn an extra 150 calories just heating the stuff up. That's 650 calories a day that the body has to come up with from fat. In other words, I'll lose a pound about every 5 days.

      Works perfectly, every time. Eat a little less, work out a little more, drink water.

      Orion

      PS: If you starve yourself, you WILL put on weight because your body goes into panic-mode and, ironically, tries to shove as much food as possible into fat storage. Again - do everything within reason.

      Low Carb diets are harmful. Don't do any of those weird diets. Eat a little less, work out a little more, drink water. Drive on.

      Don't bother with the 'cleansing' either - they can have benefits, but weight loss isn't one of them and many of the 'cleansers' are actually harmful. There's no magic bullet.

  16. QUESTION:
    Need some idea's on detox of thc please?
    what is the best way to detox myself of thc( pot) without buying a detox system?
    alright thanks guys i'm not sure how to do that stupid best answer thing but you both get it
    osama you take it thanks man
    thank you fred an actual full out plan, how much would this all cost me about?

    • ANSWER:
      Buddy, I can help you on this one. I'll clean you out in three or four days easy. First you need to run to GNC and grab some ultimate liver cleanse, some soluble fiber, and the most important some ultimate kindney cleanse. Along with this it is important to get some Cranberry Extract while your there. Be sure to also pick up lots and lots of water. Your going to take 6 Cranberry Extract tablets every 8 hours. Your going to take 4 Kidney Cleanse every 4 hours and the ultimate liver cleanse every 4 hours. Try to stage the cleansers with one starting lets say at 8 AM then the liver cleanse is taken at 10 AM and so on... The Soluble Fiber is completely optional but also pretty good for you. Stir that into a glass of water like it says too. Don't overdue this stuff. This may sound excessive but it will work. If it's no big deal your caught, don't try this hard. If your necks on the line then pull out your wallet and make the sacrifice. Your also going to need to drink a bunch of water. Im talking about 8 to 10 bottles of water a day. Do this for 4 days and if you can try and sweat as much as possible. I just go to a Bally's and hope in the sauna. Or just take a long hot bath or something that just gets you sweating. Anyways, that should do it. Good luck.

  17. QUESTION:
    Anybody use Reishi Mushrooms?
    Just grinded up my first batch of Reishi mushrooms and started drinking one cup a day of one teaspoon a day reishi powder in it. Anybody else use Reishi, and if so what were your experiences with it.

    • ANSWER:
      You must have used a serious grinder for Reishi!

      I am a real fan of tonic herbs, and reishi is one of the best! After alleviating patient's symptoms, I use Reishi with other famous tonic herbs to maintain their good health. I have witnessed amazing healing using these tonics. Here are my favorites:

      Ganoderma lucidum-ling zhi-Reishi Mushroom
      The Reishi mushroom has an unparalleled reputation in the Orient as the ultimate herbal substance. For over two thousand years it has been sought-after by mountain sages and by the emperors of China. In the first Chinese herbal text (Shennong’s Pharmacopeia) it says that "continuous consumption of Reishi makes your body light and young, lengthens your life and turns you into one like the immortal who never dies." Reishi was traditionally called "the mushroom of immortality."

      Codonopsis pilosula-dang shen
      Codonopsis is one of the most celebrated and widely used Chinese tonic herbs. It is mild and doesn't have any side effects. An outstanding Qi tonic, it supports the Spleen and Lung functions so that Qi is replenished. Codonopsis is also an exceptional blood tonic and a key immune system tonic. It's actions closely mimic Ginseng, but Codonopsis can be used daily without over stimulation or disruption of other body functions.

      Polygonum multiflorum-he shou wu
      In China, it is said that long-term use of this famous "longevity herb" helps return an aging person to youthfulness. It strengthens the back. The literal translation of the name is "black-haired Mr. He" refers to its ability to restore hair color and nourish the skin, hair, teeth and nails. It is a classic essence tonic and major blood tonic that cleanses the blood.

      Morus Albus-sang shen-Mulberry fruit spike
      Builds blood, nourishes yin and moistens the intestines. Traditionally used in China for premature graying of the hair.

      Gynostemma pentaphyllum- jiao gu lan
      Gynostemma is used to slow down aging and to prevent feebleness and senility; to reduce fatigue, to increase vigor; to improve digestion; to strengthen the mind; and to improve sex functions. It generally reinforces overall health and is viewed as a virtual "cure-all" in Asia. Ongoing use of Gynostemma has a protective quality strengthening the adaptive capacity of the person at every level of their life. It also moderates blood sugar and reduces blood fat.

      Eucommia ulmoides-du zhong-Rubber Tree Bark
      Eucommia is considered a primary herb used to increase yang functions in the body. Eucommia bark strengthens the bones and muscles, heals injured and weakened tissues, and can treat lower back and leg pain, stiffness and arthritis. It lowers blood pressure and is also given to pregnant women to calm the fetus and prevent miscarriage.

      Cynomorium-suo yang
      Cynomorium is a superb tonic to the primal yang essence and is used in many tonics for both men and women. It is widely believed in the Orient to be a superb longevity herb and an excellent sexual tonic and stimulant. It is said to strengthen the bones, benefits joints and reverses motor imparement.

      Schisandra chinensis-wu wei zi
      Schizandra is a famous tonic historically consumed by Chinese royalty. It is renowned as a beauty tonic and is considered to be a youth preserving herb. It has been used for centuries to make the skin soft, moist and radiant. It is also said to be a powerful tonic to the brain and mind, and is believed in China to improve memory. It is also said to be an excellent sexual tonic when consumed regularly.

      Astragalus-huang qi
      Astragalus is potent immune system and has been used for over 2000 years to strengthen the body as a whole. As a Spleen Qi tonic, Astragalus strengthens muscle, builds blood and improves all bodily functions.

      Paeonia lactiflora-bai shao-White peony
      Moistens and smoothes the Liver while building and purifying blood. Peony root is a famous and highly prized longevity herb.

      Dioscorea opposita-shan yao
      Benefits the Lungs, Kidneys and Spleen. It builds Spleen Qi, which results in strong digestion and metabolism.

      Rehmannia glutinosa-shu di huang
      A Kidney tonic and longevity herb and is found in "anti-aging" formulations for longevity, and rejuvenation.

      Poria cocos-fu ling
      It is traditionally used as a Qi tonic to strengthen Spleen function and is highly nourishing. Poria has important immune enhancing ability.

      I include them in my formula called Sage Mountain!
      http://www.agelessherbs.com/SageMountainFormula.html

  18. QUESTION:
    About Colon Cleansers?
    I want to try a colon cleanser out, has anyone tried it? and if so, what is the best one out there?
    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      i am on the Acai berry product right now and I have also done "the ultimate cleanse" as well ( at GNC). The one thing that people are not aware of is that when you do these, that healthy people only need to do one a year if that, and when you do them you need to drink extra water ( more than your daily amount) because it is pulling a lot of water out of your body and can dehydrate you which is very bad. You also need to be taking your vitamins and you may want to double them because the colon cleansers go through your liver and take out all of the vitamins and mineral that you need in your body because it doesn't know which ones you need. so double up at least on a multivitamin and take supplements of acidopholus9 for your skin) and extra B's and C's along with a calcium-zinc-magnesium combination pill to help with bones and getting sick ( not that you will just as a precaution to keep from getting sick. Your face will probably break out because it is flushing out all of the toxins in your body. Along with the vitamins, you should stay away from fast food as much as possible and eat as much fresh fruits and veggies and lean meats as you can otherwise you are defeating the purpose. hope this info helps you. from my personal experience it has helped me fell better and took about 6 lbs. off in a 2 week period. Good luck.

  19. QUESTION:
    De-tox program?
    Any suggestions on a good and safe de-tox program for general health and well being? I am looking to rid my body of toxins before going on an all natural foods diet.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't have to detox before you go on an all natural diet. The diet itself will help lighten the load of your body. It is never too early to start a healthy diet. A couple of detoxes I recommend are The Ultimate Cleanse, follow instructions carefully and do increase too quickly. The psyllium can be rather harsh if you try to rush (it is a natural laxative). The other is Garden of Life's cleanse - don't have a box right here, so can't remember the name.

      A few other things you can do is add flax seed to your diet - after the cleanses. Buy whole, organic seed, and grind it yourself daily with a coffee grinder. Take about a tablespoon a day. It has so many good things for you in it - plant estrogens, omega 3s, fiber, and more. It tastes nutty. You can put in in shakes, sprinkle it on your breakfast cereal, add it to granola, put it in muffins. The fiber will help keep the system moving and cleansing.

      Also, drink plenty of water. Enough water will help keep your system cleaning like it should. Great book to add to your library - Your Body's Many Cries for Water http://www.amazon.com/Your-Bodys-Many-Cries-Water/dp/1903571499/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1199920591&sr=8-1

      You can also add milk thistle to your bedtime routine when you stop the detox. The detoxes both probably have milk thistle in them. It is a liver support, and very helpful to keep the liver cleaning like it should. I take 700mg a night before bed, and have noticed much improvement since doing so.

      There is also a lot to the teaspoon o f apple cider vinegar a day. It is very beneficial to keeping your system running right and well. See Dr. Patrick Quillin's "Honey, Garlic and Vinegar" book for more info on it.

      Best health to you!

  20. QUESTION:
    Lower stomach bulge? Help meee.?
    Alright so 5 days a week I run 5 miles, 200 crunches, leg lifts, toning videos (pilates). and 2-3 times i also add in a little strength training.
    i eat 1200-1400 calories every day. all healthy. lean protein, whole grains, whole foods, fruits, veggies, salads, brown rice, kashi products, skim milk, etc. i never eat out or eat bad foods.

    so i exercise moderately and eat well, but i still have a stomach bulge. its not like fat fat like i cant pinch that much off, its just that it sticks out like im pregnant. its horrible and i feel so fat and disgusting.

    im 17, 5'5'', and 108-110 lbs.
    2 days ago i was 108.8 lbs and today i was 109.5 lbs.
    but i drank a lot of water today

    so what can i do to fix this? i do crunches/run.
    could it be because i eat too many carbs? i dont knowwww ughdsagj;ls

    help me

    • ANSWER:
      try some dandelion root tea. It helps with bloating and a colon cleanser.
      I am on the Acai berry product right now and I have also done "the ultimate cleanse" as well ( at GNCfor .95). The one thing that people are not aware of is that when you do these, that healthy people only need to do one a year if that, and when you do them you need to dronk extra water ( more than your daily amount) because it is pulling a lot of water out of your body and can dehydrate you which is very bad. You also need to be taking your vitamins and you may want to double them because the colon cleansers go through your liver and take out all of the vitamins and mineral that you need in your body because it doesn't know which ones you need. so double up at least on a multivitamin and take supplements of acidopholus9 for your skin) and extra b's and c's along with a calcium-zinc-magnesium combination pill to help with bones and getting sick ( not that you will just as a precation to keep from getting sick. Your face will probably break out because it is flushing out all of the toxins in your body. Along with the vitamins, you should stay away from fast food as much as possible and eat as much fresh fruits and veggies and lean meats as you can otherwis e you are defeating the purpose. hope this info helps you. from my personal exeperience it has helped me fell better and took about 6 lbs. off in a 2 week period. Good luck

      You cannot just do situps to help get rid of love handles or make your stomach flat, and you cannot get thinner thighs by just doing workouts for your thighs. If you were to look at a muscle anatomy picture, you will find that what we call love handles are simply our gluteus medius which goes up and connects to the external obliques and goes down to and forms the gluteus maximus which is connected to your lats. Doing the following will help with the entire area to tighten and tone up your muscles and help burn the fat around them. Hope all of this helps do lunges, stepup kickbacks, walking downhill, running, leg raises without weight or very light weight, yoga, push ups, lat pull downs, pull ups rowing, and deadlifts. All of this combined with a proper diet full of lean protein and carbs, and you should be in business. If you need anymore help email me. Do 3-4 sets and 15-20 reps of light –no weights at all.
      Stomach
      Bicycle
      Reverse sit-up
      Seated knee lift
      Pelvic Tilt
      Low Back
      Stiff legged dead lift
      Rear leg raise
      Swan
      Superman
      Stomach and Low Back
      Lower body toner/ stability ball
      Side plank
      Plank
      Knee in, leg push back
      Legs
      Pile squat
      Step up and downs
      Standing still lunges
      Inner leg raises
      Outer leg raises

      These are good for the lower ab area to help bring in the pouch that most people have.
      Lower ab exercises

      hanging leg reaises
      reverse crunches
      laying down leg raises
      bicycle
      pike and extend
      pilates 100
      Seated knee lift
      Pelvic Tilt
      bridging
      seal / a pilates move
      any pilates because it works on core stability
      stability ball pelvic roll


ultimate liver cleanse

Colon Cleansing Photos

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What exactly are the contents found after a colon cleanse?
    theres a website: blessedherbs.com that show some really gross photos of what people have pushed out after doing one of their colon cleanses. i wonder what exactly is in that gross stuff. also, do u think its for real???

    • ANSWER:
      The waste in your colon... and

      the amount of weight you can lose with a colon cleanse depends on how much matter is left in your intestines. The average person has 5-20 pounds of matter, so you can lose a decent amount.

      For colon cleansing home remedies, the best thing would be going for juice fasting for 3- 5 days or eat a diet high in fiber and drink your recommended amount of water.

      For colon cleansing products, Cellular Research, Dr. Natura, Dr. Schulze, Enuvia, Health Plus, Nature's Secret and Oxy-Powder are quite among popular among the industry.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com/ is a blog that review colon cleanse product, colon cleanse home remedies and more.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are those colon cleanse photos for real?
    I recently had a colonoscopy. I was very well cleaned out before the procedure, and I never saw any of the ropy lumpy things they show photos of. And the doctor would not have been able to do the procedure if those ropy things were in the way.

    So does this mean I never had the ropy things, or the prep got rid of them?

    Or does it mean that those ads are totally fake?

    • ANSWER:
      those things do come out when you do a colon cleanse, what isn't soo clear though is whether those things are in you to begin with or whether the colon cleanse products are the cause of them, which seems likely

  3. QUESTION:
    what is a good detoxifying and cleansing drink?
    i'm starting a new diet in the next few days and i'm looking for a good detox and cleanse recipe that will flush me out and you know do its job.

    • ANSWER:
      I came across an interesting article offering colon cleanse advise at http://besthealthfitnessblog.com/ that might answer your question. Below the article are some colon cleansing products that people use. If you click on the product photos, you can read the product information as well as the reviews by people taking it. The prices are greatly discounted too. I hope that helps.

  4. QUESTION:
    How to loose weight in 23 days?
    ok i just want to loose this baby fat from my daughter i had her 7 months ago and my tummy and my legs are just huge i dont have time for gym i have a daughter to look after and I work fulltime in a childcare center.
    and weekends im studying/my daughter...
    any tips or ideas????
    please please please help i want to look my best for 18 years ive looked horrible in every birthday photo just want one that looks good.
    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      walk alot and buy a mini stepper. Use the mini stepper for at least 20 minutes a day and lower your calorie intake by at least 300-500 calories.

      You can buy a mini stepper at walmart.com for like . I did and I love it!

      Also try the salt water cleanse. 4 cups of very warm water with 2 teaspoons of sea salt (it MUST be sea salt to work). You want to do this on you day off. It will flush your colon and lower intestines. Cleaning those out can actually aid in weight loss. Just a warning, it's like a natural laxative. And do NOT eat until after the 1st loose bowel movement. Do it in the morning when you get up before you eat. It should work with 15 minutes to 2 hours.

      Good Luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    How too get a tan with sensitive skin?
    Okay, it's roasting out :D but I get burnt easily :( what's a good way to tan? But I have no SPF lotions in my house.. If I use olive oil and sit in sun, would I get tanned?..or any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      OIL actually makes you burn more. You've got sensitive skin. Pale skin don't get tanned, INSTEAD, they get skin diseases and aged even faster than those who are not pale. Even MJ, got skin disorder, and he's not even pale.

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      I've been protecting myself from the sun since age 9, but no matter, I got Discoid Lupus. Google that one. It was like someone punched my chin and it gave a purplish mark. It took 12 years for that to fade, so now I'm using a wide brim hat or umbrella for protection. Gene Simmons & Shannon both have been seen hold an umbrella during an event. They were invented before beauty products, for a reason. Google also Bullous Pemphegoid, photos, another skin disorder.

      HOW OLD DO YOU LOOK . . . REALLY?
      Blame genetics all you want, but it's really about how you've treated your skin. Dr. Michael Roizen, M.D. internist & author of the RealAge books, to quantify the effect your habits have had. The quiz is designed with a 28yrs. old in mind. Damage is cumulative, so if you're older or younger than 28, the number on the right would be slightly higher or lower.

      Take your age and add the number of years listed on the right for every 'yes' answer.
      1. Have you had more than 10 bad sunburns in your life? + 25 years
      2. Do you have red, itchy eyes from allergies: + 25 years
      3. Are you a regular smoker? + 2 years
      4. Do you live in a highly polluted city? + 25 years

      Now subtract the number of years on the right for every 'yes' answer.
      1. Do you cleanse your skin every day? - 1.5 years
      2. Do you get seven to nine hours of sleep each night - 1.5 years
      3. Do you wear sunscreen regularly? - 1 year
      4. Do you have dark brown skin tone? - 1 year
      5. Do you regularly wear moisturizer? - 1 year

      Watch Mirror, Mirror when the evil queen played by Julia Roberts wanted to look as fair as the princess played by Lily Collins. I came from a vacay in Ireland, and many of the people there working in the profession (luxury hotels and banks, etc.) have beautiful white complexion!

      This is what beautiful flawless skin looks like:
      http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/dos-and-donts/hairstyle-pictures-today/2012/05/15/zooey-deschanel-side-swept-chocolate-curls
      http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/dos-and-donts/hairstyle-pictures-today/2012/05/14/kate-middleton-red-carpet-updo

      A new study conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology has found that tanning bed exposure can be dangerous when tanners self-diagnose skin problems and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions. The study specifically found that a tanning bed user that used the radiation to treat a mild skin rash caused by an ibuprofen allergy developed a much more severe reaction called toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). When left untreated, TEN can be fatal.
      Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin disease. An estimated 76,259 new cases of skin cancer will be reported particularly among women in their 20's & 30's, and that's 6,020 more than 2011, people died from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. Two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US each year, according to the EPA's Sun-Wise Program. That's more than breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer cases combine!

  6. QUESTION:
    just out of curiosity did any one have luck with this?
    as you can imagine ive heard a lot about that acai berry and the colon cleanse giving ppl "unheard of" results. ppl losing so much weight is almost can't be healthy. so i am asking if any of you have used this combination of products and had the same results?

    • ANSWER:
      Trust me...acai does NOT work.

      However, a good colon cleanse will help clean out your colons. I did not experience anything like the nasty photos, though.

      Do not rely upon supplements to lose weight.

      Eat healthy and exercise...but keep it fun and simple.

  7. QUESTION:
    Has anyone out there tried a colon cleanse product called colonix by Dr. Natura?
    If so, please share your experience, I am looking for a credible colon detox system.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Chantel

      Here is a small testimony (below) from a health client of mine when I recommended Dr Natura colon cleansing products. This is the healthiest step you can do for better health. Outstanding!

      I used the Dr. Natura's colonix and detox due to the severe hives I was getting. The conventional doctors couldn't help me. I did use a supplement that kept them somewhat under control. But, that wasn't good enough. I would get hives so bad on my face and body that I would have to hide out in bed all day and had to explain to my 6 year old son that mommy couldn't go out to play. I finally came to the conclusion that my hives were caused by years of exposure to environmental toxins, additives in foods, and body products. What did I have to loose? So, I used it for 30 days and I have not had one single outbreak of hives! This was a miracle and I regained my life back! Dr. Natura's products are of very high quality, they have won several awards for their products, and they have a 30 day money back guarantee and great customer service. If you looked at the photos of the stuff that came out of people, I didn't have that. But, I continue to take their multivitamin, Detoxigreens, daily and wouldn't ever purchase another vitamin in my life. I swear this is the best product I have ever used and it is worth every penny. Also, a little tip - if you use their product and like it you can go to their testimonial site and submitt your testimony and they will send you a free product. I have only purchase the original 30 day colonix and detox, and one other time I purchase the vitamins. Since then I have sent in testimonials and I have received free fiber and vitamins. Now that is great business! Give it a try - you have nothing to loose and their products are very gentle. My husband used it and he is out in the field inspecting everyday. He was not exploding and running to the bathroom every 5 minutes. Good Luck!

      Best of health to you

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anyone done a body cleanse such as using Bowltrol? Can you give me a day by day breakdown?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's the thing about bowel 'cleansers.' It's a scam. Sure, you can find all sorts of webpages with actual photos of really gross stuff that has been 'lying about your colon for years.'

      But that really is a fiction. Stuff does not hang around in there.... it's a first in first out scenario.

      So where does all that gross stuff come from? It comes from the damn cleanser that you ingest. The stuff normally includes a lot of Psyllium husks as well as various herbs and clays. This stuff isn't poisonous thank god. But the psyllium will form a gel mold conforming to the shape of your intestines... the herbs and clays will affect the color and texture, making for 'impressive' results.

      Check out the cool science experiment and 'eliminate' the middle-man by using the product and a glass with water in it. Check out the details in the web site below.

      Incidently, psyllium seed and/or husk is very cheap. The cleansers are very expensive. Take the money and g ive it to the poor. Stop buying bowel cleansers..... your body does well enough by itself.

  9. QUESTION:
    Colon Program - what in the world is this? What is colon detox?
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.drnatura.com/colon_detox_images/colon_detox_lg107.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.drnatura.com/colon_detox_images/colon_detox_107.html&h=487&w=650&sz=95&tbnid=HbdzSmat7frkqM:&tbnh=103&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcolon%2Bdetox&hl=en&usg=__hjc3Q9-UkNR2KJUs99N8RHHhh9M=&ei=6k0qS4yFHY7MngfCr7mECQ&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=4&ct=image&ved=0CCUQ9QEwAw

    http://www.colondiet.co.uk/images/colon-cleanse-photo-03.jpg

    Is this the same as colon detox? What is that?

    • ANSWER:
      I cant even believe you showed me that. now I want to cry.

  10. QUESTION:
    Colon Cleanse Pill for four days. Very ill, anyone help?
    I was on a detox for a week, I then took colon cleansing pills

    http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/pages/product_detail.asp?pid=1278&prodid=1219 and these to be precise. http://www.viewpoints.com/Health-Plus-Super-Colon-Cleanse-120-Capsules-reviews?tab=photos

    I had diarrea the whole week ( also two weeks before) and severe diarrhea for the last four days. As well as throwing up. No appetite. Everything makes me want to hurl. I have a horrible taste in my throat that won't go away. Even water makes me want to be sick.

    I woke up this morning and threw up, I then was curled up in pain with a burning sensaton and cramps in my stomach.

    This can't just be a stomach bug?

    No fever..

    Any help would be appreciated ( and yes I'm going to the DRs)

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear that you're feeling ill.

      Firstly, colons cleanse themselves. These colon cleansers are just a poor marketing ploy to make money and unfortunately, resulting in some people, like you, suffering from it when they are out to do what's right for their bodies.

      Your body will get rid of it in time.
      Either, you have an allergic reaction to the pill or you got a dodgy batch. If your body is rejecting it in that way, it doesn't see it as a benefit to retain it.

      Yep, docs is a good way to go. However, in future, drink water and eat healthily (if you already do, then great). Don't believe in any of these money making gimmicks.

      Hope you feel better soon.

  11. QUESTION:
    I'm 24 what would happen if i do a colon cleanse? and is it true about what the photos show that comes out?

    • ANSWER:
      A colon cleanse will hopefully eliminate all the toxins and rubbish in there and reduce your chances of getting colon cancer and other colon problems.

  12. QUESTION:
    How much weight will i lose after i do this?
    This summer i'm going to a camp where we bike from Amsterdam to Paris in 30 days. I'm not doing this to lose weight, however i know i'm probably going to by biking 20 to 30 miles every other day or so. How much weight do you think i will lose after this camp? I currently weigh 160 pounds, and i'm a 15 year old girl and 5'7"

    this is me:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/45404536@N06/4688782523/

    • ANSWER:
      By what you described, it looks like you'll definetely loose weight. However, it all depends on what you eat during that time. Don't think that you can bike 20 to 30 miles and feel that you can eat a large triple cheese burger with coke and fries..lol... You can take advantage of this and eat healthy, (i.e. vegetables oatmeal. protein, rice, pasta...) and things that will give you energy to keep on going. Starving yourself during this time is a BAD idea. You want to eat enough so that your body doesn't fail on you while you are riding biking the 20-30 miles. If I were you I would definetely eat more than I would regularly just because you will be burning so many calories when doing the 20-30 mile ride. make sure you hydrate daily,a dnstay away from soda. Also, when you go home after this, i would do a colon cleanse with magnesium Citrate (sold at rite aid and walgreens) and this will take off at least 5-10 lbs from your body. Do not doa colon cleanse before the trip, because a colon cleanse drains you of the fluids and water in your body. make sure you consult your doctor before taking any advice from anyone. good luck on your bike rides.

  13. QUESTION:
    Colon Detox Question: Dont read if you have a weak stomach...?
    Ok I am fasting for the first time in my life to get on the right track to a healthier lifestyle.. Ive been fasting for a little over a week and have been reading a lot about it. I read about this REALLY nasty stuff that comes out of your colon when you are fasting. Its supposed to be all the gunk that has been stuck in there for a looooong time. Well after reading this I couldnt be more excited to get it out of my body. So I decided I will stop the fast after I poo this stuff out, My question is: how long into the fast is this supposed to happen?
    Thanks for your time...

    Some pictures from a colon cleansing website if you're interested:

    http://www.detox-cleanse.com/colon-cleansing-kit-mucoid-plaque-photos.htm

    • ANSWER:
      Really depends on the detox and how bad everything in your body was before. I've done a few detoxes and they've been different for me each time. Generally, I started to notice a difference after about the 2nd or 3rd day.
      Don't just jump back into regular foods after your body is cleansed though, gradually ease yourself on, starting with natural foods, vegetables, etc and in small portions.

  14. QUESTION:
    Constipation: If fecal "mucoid plaque" is a myth & colon cleanses are unnecessary, what's coming out of me?
    I considered doing a colon cleanse such as Colonix to help with my constipation problem, but I decided that if most MDs think mucoid plaque is hooey and colon cleansing is unnecessary, I'm not going to buy into it. Instead, I started taking Metamucil (which is basically psyllium, a natural bulking agent used in many colon cleanses), and in addition to helping me finally have regular, soft BMs, it's caused me to pass lots of gross rubbery ropes that look just like the photos of "mucoid plaque" on colon cleanse product websites. So what is this stuff, and do I need to get rid of it? Doctors do recommend fiber bulking agents like psyllium for constipation, so I think these results are probably good for me, but I just want to know what's going on!

    • ANSWER:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mucoid_plaque

  15. QUESTION:
    I've been using that colon cleanse and I haven't seen any results? What do you think? Gimmick or No need?
    I've bought this product Colon Cleanse, it's supposed to be better than a laxative, however, I didn't really see any results. I know my intenstines aren't that clogged up either. Even though I know that we humans consume so much food over the years that some of that food is still hardened on the walls of our intestines. I've been taking for a week now and I haven't noticed a smaller abdomen at all. Anyone taken this stuff other that myself, and what were you're results? Did you feel lighter?

    • ANSWER:
      It can sometimes take weeks to get the results you are looking for. Also, depends on the cleanse you are using. I had great results from a product called Colonix that I purchased through the website below. If your read the testimonials you will see some of the experiences and they also have gross photos of what you may see when it is working.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is the mucoid plaque fact or fiction?
    No mention in scientitific literature, yet it is stated to exist.

    What is the lowdown?!

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Mucoid plaque, or what is described as mucoid plaque does exist. The only way to know for sure for yourself is to do a cleanse. That way you are not relying on what someone else tells you. The best way to shift the stuff in the shortest time is to take a colon cleanser (but don't waste your time with the majority of the ones in the uk because they don't work) in conjunction with colonics. Iregularly colon cleanse and have regular colonics. Two years ago after a long bout of pneumonia I did as cleanse using Dr Natura which you can now bvuy from a European source at http://http://www.drnatura-eu.com/log.php Check out the site and see the photos - gruesome! I passed a piece of plaque about a foot long in the shape of my colon. It was not like poo and when opened up it contained dry clay like balls inside it. I have read just about everything there is to read on this subject and I know the jury is still out. However there is nothing like personal experience!

  17. QUESTION:
    What total body cleansing system is inexpensive, but completely safe and healthy?
    I was turned on to the idea of a total body cleansing system (such as a colon cleanse, etc.) and would like to try it, but I am afraid and a bit skeptical about it's long-term effects on my health. Plus, I've seen those photos of everyone's BM's after using doing their cleanses......that would freak me out! I am a stay at home Mother of 4 boys and have no energy and always feel like crap, so I need to do something, but I also don't have extra money to spend as we are behind with our bills.

    Anyone have any suggestions how to do something like this both mentally and financially? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      It's idiotic to do a total body cleansing.

      Just eat fruit and avoid chips and fatty foods.

      I guess people in the medical field are the only ones who know this total body cleansing is a scam and gimmick. You know, you digest food as a normal function, and you eliminate as a normal function. Just eat better quality food and then get back to being a mother.

      You have no energy because you are home with 4 boys and never get any exercise! When you exercise, oddly enough, it gives you energy!! Doesn't make sense, but it is SO TRUE.

      Either get up really early and exercise before your husband leaves in the morning, or else just realize it will improve when the youngest gets older and you can escape and do powerwalks around the neighborhood at night.

  18. QUESTION:
    pictures of people overweight not real?
    The bottom of the page on the link shows pics of a few girls, shows before and after photos of them losing about 40 pounds each, does that seem accurate or does it look like they lost more then that cause is 40 pounds that much? they look like they lost 80 am i wrong?

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://bestcoloncleaning.typepad.com/.a/6a00e553eddd37883401053619c96b970b-pi&imgrefurl=http://www.bestcoloncleaning.com/colon-cleansing-scams/&usg=__Qm_iNPTRm5GM4gnNsC8RY6Trjzg=&h=250&w=250&sz=15&hl=en&start=8&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=fI285DZNXwioLM:&tbnh=111&tbnw=111&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlost%2B40%2Bpounds%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26rlz%3D1G1GGLQ_ENUS366%26um%3D1

    • ANSWER:
      Last year I lost 40 pounds,
      I did not look like that to start with, and i still dont look like the other one...

  19. 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/

  20. QUESTION:
    where can we get Acai berries/or the Acai pills?
    im kinda overweight so i heard about the
    acai berry diet and want to try it.
    tell me where to buy them
    the pills to lose fat.
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Walmart or a health food store.
      You will be wasting your money.
      "There are no magical berries from the Brazilian rainforest that cure obesity—only painfully real credit card charges and empty weight loss promises," said Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.

      There's no evidence whatsoever to suggest that açai pills will help shed pounds, flatten tummies, cleanse colons, enhance sexual desire, or perform any of the other commonly advertised functions.

      Becky's Weight Loss blog, and at least 75 other blogs is a German model named Julia who has nothing to do with acai or any weight-loss product. The German photographer who made the original photos of her available on Istockphoto.com said the pill companies manipulated some of the "after" images to give the impression of weight loss. The fake blogs were first uncovered by a real blog, wafflesatnoon.com, written by an ad-industry insider.

      If you do decide to try them don't buy online. The free sample is far from free. And there are more antioxidants (which do not aid weight loss) in blueberries and other fresh fruit, vegetables.

  21. QUESTION:
    Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener; does it work.?
    i`ve tried various store brands of yellow concealer and none have worked. so i was thinking of buying the smashbox photo op under eye brightener, but i don`t know if it works. if not, are there any other good products to cover up dark under eye circles.?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.

      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  22. QUESTION:
    Is something wrong with my poop?
    I don't want to sound gross, but since October I haven't taken a normal....dump. It seems like atleast five minutes sometimes even less than that after I eat I have to run to the bathroom. EVERYTIME! It's always sort of slimy and a goldish color. I have literally not went to the bathroom right since October I don't know whats wrong with me. Is there something I can take for it? My stomach always rumbles and I never wanna go anywhere because I'm so embarrassed. Help please :(

    • ANSWER:
      Your Stool can tell you a lot. The normal color for a stool should be brown. It should be firm. If there is a problem with your digestive system, your poop could be an indicator. Hearing that your poop is gold in color and it is slimy and it has been occuring for awhile, could indicate that you have a serious problem. You should seek medical attention, especially if you have had weight loss and/or fatigue as well. You might be in danger of dehydration! There are many things it could be:

      http://www.colon-cleanse-constipation.com/yellow-stool.html

      I know this sounds gross but before you see your doctor, your can obtain a sample of your poo to take in for analysis. Your doctor should perform a stool sample check to see what might be going on. If you are uncomfortable with taking poop in, take photos after you poop. These things will help your doctor in diagnosing what is happening with you.

  23. QUESTION:
    Will my sunburn turn into a tan?
    I don't want my sunburn to turn into a tan..I want it to peel but my sunburn doesn't burn but is a little red??so what should I do in order for it to peel and not tan??

    • ANSWER:
      Tan does peel, because it's damaged skin.

      New skin takes over.

      Bath of warm water, half a gallon of milk, and 15 drops of lavender oil. Watermelon is also an anti-inflammatory, puree the fruit & slather it on tingly skin for your SUNBURNED.

      What you should do in order to peel and not tan? Stay protected from the sun, but keeping yourself covered in the shade. It will start peeling in a few days. That's when your skin starts to HEAL It will be red for a week or so, that's the symptom for burned skin. To keep your skin soft, make sure you exfoliate each time you take a shower, using a wash cloth & bath & body wash.

      HOW OLD DO YOU LOOK . . . REALLY?
      Blame genetics all you want, but it's really about how you've treated your skin. Dr. Michael Roizen, M.D. internist & author of the RealAge books, to quantify the effect your habits have had. The quiz is designed with a 28yrs. old in mind. Damage is cumulative, so if you're older or younger than 28, the number on the right would be slightly higher or lower.

      Take your age and add the number of years listed on the right for every 'yes' answer.
      1. Have you had more than 10 bad sunburns in your life? + 25 years
      2. Do you have red, itchy eyes from allergies: + 25 years
      3. Are you a regular smoker? + 2 years
      4. Do you live in a highly polluted city? + 25 years

      Now subtract the number of years on the right for every 'yes' answer.
      1. Do you cleanse your skin every day? - 1.5 years
      2. Do you get seven to nine hours of sleep each night - 1.5 years
      3. Do you wear sunscreen regularly? - 1 year
      4. Do you have dark brown skin tone? - 1 year
      5. Do you regularly wear moisturizer? - 1 year

      I've been protecting myself from the sun since age 9, but no matter, I got Discoid Lupus. Google that one. It was like someone punched my chin and it gave a purplish mark. It took 12 years for that to fade, so now I'm using a wide brim hat or umbrella for protection. Gene Simmons & Shannon both have been seen hold an umbrella during an event. They were invented before beauty products, for a reason. Google also Bullous Pemphegoid, photos, another skin disorder.

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      Tanning comes & go, unless you do them everyday 24/7 for the rest of your life. But in the end the only thing you'll benefit is either moles, freckles or discolorations from sunscreens, lotions, etc. and the more you do, the more they get larger, darker & bumpier. My nephew had a membership in a tanning bed salon for a year. After it expired, he stopped, now he's as white as before he began.

      Tanning, is a result for 'damaged skin' and no products can reverse you from skin cancer or damaged skin, may prevent you from pre-mature aging, but that's part of the billion dollar beauty industry.
      A new study conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology has found that tanning bed exposure can be dangerous when tanners self-diagnose skin problems and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions. The study specifically found that a tanning bed user that used the radiation to treat a mild skin rash caused by an ibuprofen allergy developed a much more severe reaction called toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). When left untreated, TEN can be fatal.
      Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin disease. An estimated 76,259 new cases of skin cancer will be reported particularly among women in their 20's & 30's, and that's 6,020 more than 2011, people died from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. Two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US each year, according to the EPA's Sun-Wise Program. That's more than breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer cases combine!

      Lotions does not protect you from nasty, painful burns. Lotions does not protect you from skin cancer. Lotions does not protect you from skin diseases. Lotions does not protect you from discolorations - permanently. And lotions does not protect you from skin tags, freckles, moles, they will only get larger, darker, and bumpier as they are exposed from UV.

  24. QUESTION:
    Anyone give me examples of personal results after completing 1 month Colonix prog (colon cleanse)?
    Referring to visible physical results as well as emotional, mental, things you can do now that you weren't able to do previously, etc. Anything really.

    • ANSWER:
      I am approacing day 29 on Colonix. Though I've been very devoted, I haven't had any results as dramatic as their website testimonials but I have had some weird surprises. In summary, I am more regular, feel lighter, better mood, flatter lower abdomen, and weigh about 5 lbs. less. I like it enough that I'd like to continue with it for another month or two, but I haven't had results that warrant a testimonial or photos for their website! On my recommendation, my mother and friend are both on Colonix and experiencing positive though not earth-shattering results. I say give it a try!

  25. QUESTION:
    Colon Cleanse??
    What do you think about them?
    Do really help you weight?
    What is the best product to buy?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There,

      Have you ever seen photos of what comes out of you on a good colon cleanse? It's amazing. It's like tire rubber. I've had that stuff come out during good colon cleanses several times. But only with the good ones based on herbs.

      There's a great description of how this tire rubber, called mucoid plaque, forms on this website - basically if you've ever eaten meat or fried foods, you likely have some plaque and would benefit from a colon cleanse.

      http://www.healingvibes.com/cleanse

      This is also the cleanse I recommend and do.

      Best of luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the REAL results of those colon cleanse products?
    I know there are many different brands, so please include that name of the one you tried.

    What did they really do for you?
    Did you just go to the bathroom a lot? If so, was it so much that it was a problem in daily life?
    Did you have stomach cramps?
    Did it cause diarrhea or nausea?
    Did you really pass anything weird like in some of the photos they have at the sites?
    Did you feel better? If so, was it within a few days or immediately?
    How long did you take it?
    How did you feel when you stopped taking it?
    Did you change your diet with it and if so, was it a diet plan?
    Do you have any health problems like I.B.S. or spastic colon or chronic bloating or chronic constipation and how did it affect you?

    Please include everything you can think of. I'm not really interested in these for weight loss, though that would be a benefit, but to see if any of them improve how I feel overall.

    Thanks to everyone that replies with a good, honest, helpful answer.

    • ANSWER:
      They cleanse your wallet really well. And they are unnecessary.

      If you feel your colon needs cleaning - get Fleet Phoso-soda - that is what they tell people to take before a colonoscopy or colon surgery. It is about .50 at any drug store.

      If you have problems with constipation - drink more water and eat more fiber.

  27. QUESTION:
    6 months old beginning food?
    I have a six month old who just got introduced to food and now she's pooping alot between 3-6 times a day is that normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Yep - normal! In fact, a truly healthy digestive system would do just that, in every instance - what goes in, quickly comes back out. If you eat 3 meals, you'll poop about 3 times. If we adults could do that, wed be healthier too. The thing is, we have years and years worth of like "sludge" built up, which slows digestion, as well as increased age, it does the same thing. We eat things that are difficult, if not impossible to digest, like red meats, and those things literally sit in our intestines and ROT away (ewww, right!) forever (years even!). If you've ever had a colonic, or ever goggled "colon cleanse", some of the photos that pop up are UNBELIEVABLE, OMG! Depending on your eating habits, you could have Christmas prime rib in your digestive tract from the 2004 holiday season - its outrageous! So back to baby - she has absolutely nothing in terms of waste lingering around, no difficult to digest foods, and her tissue is immature, pink and perfectly healthy. When baby drinks a bit of milk, eats a few cheerios, a banana and some baby food pureed peas, all of these things will stay with her only long enough for them to make the trip from her mouth to her bowels. Its not coincidence, I mean, baby food is developed to be a tummy soother, and to prevent constipation and blockage. Its ideal that your digestive tract remain clean and healthy this way for as long as possible. Sooner or later we all cause trouble for our systems, but baby's have not yet done that, so what baby spoons in her mouth, you can expect to see it in her diaper later on the same day. I would be much less concerned about the number of times she goes, as I would how it looks (sorry, i know, moms talk about gross stuff all the time). To have an actual poop several times a day is great, shes cleaning out her system, good. Having diarrhea 6 times a day is NOT so good and will lead to dehydration and diaper area irritation (rash, bumps, etc.). If that is what you're experiencing, call your doc for his advice - but if you want my opinion Id tell you to back off of the solids for a second - go back to breast milk or formula and reintroduce one "solid" at a time. Feed baby only milk and that one solid for about three days. Everything is good - move on to a new one, do the same thing. This will help you figure out what it is that baby cant handle, but you have to single it out. As a rule of thumb, start with your greens, then finish up your veg, THEN add in fruit. It baby has pears or applesauce and she loves sweets, you're going to have a difficult time getting the green beans down. So you may as well leave the sweet ones for last (sweet pots, peaches, etc). Remember to break out your cereals as well. Do the rice, then the oatmeal, then the barley, all separately, and wait a few days in btwn, this will let you know if baby tolerates these foods well or not.

      Hope this helps mom!

  28. QUESTION:
    Should i Buy the new acai berry thingy?
    i hate working out and acai berry seems to work should i waste my money on it
    dang it, i just found out its not for people under the age of 18, should i still try it

    • ANSWER:
      It is a waste of money at any age,

      Claims of weight loss are unfounded, said the CSPI.
      "There's no evidence whatsoever to suggest that acai pills will help shed pounds, flatten tummies, cleanse colon, enhance sexual desire, or perform any of the other commonly advertised functions," according to the organization's press release.

      They tell a load of lies in the ads, the 'testimonials' are made up, even the photos are fake. It's a berry with a short shelf life so some unscrupulous marketing people have turned it into a money spinner. There are more antioxidents (which do not aid weight loss) in fresh blueberries and many other fruits.

  29. QUESTION:
    dear sir ,please send to me web sites dealing with upper gastro-intestinal endoscopic comlications?

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin Service On-line for Vitamins, Herbs and Health Supplements
      . L-glutamine 1-3 grams daily - food source for cells of upper gastro-intestine tract, so helps healing...
      http://www.vitserve.com/level.itml/icOid/1596

      Elspeth Cowan
      Areas of Interest tumour sites: Upper Gastro-Intestine scientific topics: Techniques Disciplines
      http://www.cancerschool.gla.ac.uk/members/html/cowan-e.html

      Vitamin Treatments
      Food source for cells of upper gastro-intestine tract, so helps healing. Vitamin E 400iu daily - has anti-oxidant and healing properties.
      http://www.petrondas.com/vitamin_treatments_3.htm

      Mitchell County Regional Health Center Radiology
      Ultrasound Upper Gastro-Intestine. Mitchell County Regional Health Center . 616 North Eighth Street . Osage, Iowa 50461 . 641-732-6000...
      http://www.osagehospital.com/services/services_radiology.shtml

      Mitchell County Regional Health Center Radiology
      What is an UGI (Upper Gastro-Intestine)? This is an examination that looks at your stomach.
      http://www.osagehospital.com/services/radpro/fluoroscopy.shtml

      New Straits Times : Breast is best, so let mothers do it @ HighBeam...
      ...duration of common illnesses among young children and, in particular, infections of the upper respiratory, gastro-intestine, and middle ear.
      http://static.highbeam.com/n/newstraitstimes/august072000/breastisbestsoletmothersdoit/index.html

      RLL eyes cardio segment as next NDDS stop - Cover Story - Express...
      Aerogel retentive delivery system is a unique technology which provides for extended release of drugs in the upper part of gastro-intestine.
      http://www.expresspharmapulse.com/20031002/coverstory01.shtml

      LEAKY GUT SYNDROME
      L-glutamine 1-3g daily - food source for cells of upper gastro-intestine tract, so helps healing
      http://www.onestoplifestyle.com/england/cw/health_journal.co.uk/ailments/LEAKYGUT.htm

      Journal of Nanobiotechnology | Full text | Nanoparticles - known and...
      ...dominates the clearance from the upper airways; ... of site-specific targeting to different regions of the gastro intestine tract (GIT),
      http://www.jnanobiotechnology.com/content/2/1/12

      UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN, JAIPUR
      ...of weight,height,chest,head and mid upper arm ... Surgery and burns. Gastro-intestine. Uppr gastronestinal tract, Small intestine. Large bowl.
      http://www.uniraj.ernet.in/syllabi/HomeSc/mscsyl.html

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  30. QUESTION:
    Who knows about acai berry and nature cleanse weight loss products?
    i read abbys diet journal....
    http://www.abbysdietjournal.com/blog/rachelray.php?t202id=2682&t202kw=entother

    and i want to try the acai berry and nature cleanse..
    does anyone know if those two products together are good or has anyone tried it or know how to research about them? I want to loose weight but i am very interested in trying these products..
    i hear you can buy them at walgreens or target so please give me some GOOD advice.
    thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such person as Abby, the photos do not represent a real dieter who lost a huge amount of weight by taking açai-berry and colon-cleansing pills, the comments posted on her blog are fake, and you're not going to get a bargain if you order the "free trial." Nor will you lose weight this way.

      Be very, very careful if you decide to sign up for one of those "free trials" of açai-berry/colon-cleansing pills. The order page includes a "warning," typically in tiny gray print, that by agreeing to the "free trial," you're enrolling in a "membership program" that sends you various products you don't want or need and automatically bills your credit-card account up to per month. So you end up paying plenty for the "free trial." It's impossible to cancel or get a refund from the company. The only way to put a stop to the billing is to change your credit-card number.

      As for the benefits of the açai pills, I believe that açai is a good source of antioxidants, but there is NO legitimate medical evidence that it's a miracle fat-burning weight-loss supplement. And as for the colon-cleansing pills, I read actual testimonies from those who consumed them and said it caused stomach cramps and bloating. These widely-advertised "miracle" diet pills are pretty much a scam. The "diet blogs" with their before-and-after photos are fake (using stock photos and Photoshopping), the so-called successful dieters are nonexistent, and the claims made on these blogs are phony. So are the "comments." That goes for Judy's Diet Blog, Sarah's Diet Blog, and the rest of them. Fake. You'd be better off buying real açai pulp at your local natural-food store, incorporating it into a common-sense diet, and doing things like exercising regularly and cutting down on fats and carbs . . . the non-miracle stuff.

      Similar scams are posted all over the Internet for teeth whiteners, wrinkle removers, and Google grants. The bloggers, blogs, reviews, and claims are all bogus. All of them. I suspect that there's one company behind them all, since the M.O is so similar: e.g., the fake first-person blog using stock photos. Someone is getting filthy-rich on all of this. And the only things that have been cleaned out aren't dieters' colons but their checking accounts.

  31. QUESTION:
    question about sweeting...please answer?
    ok so its my wedding in less than 2 months and i have a sweeting problem specially in my face, being it the worst place i sweet is my face..i don't want my photos turning to be sweety specially in my face. i went to my doctor and try inti presperant(or however you spell it) and nothing worked so far..is there anything i can use without deoderants or anything that works any were else in my body..i just need something i can only use for my face, becuase i don't sweet in other parts of my body besides my face and hands..please someone help meeeeeeeee...any answer would be appreciated...
    p.s. i have tried relaxation and that didn't work either..

    • ANSWER:
      Have you considered a colon cleanse? You can Google to find one that work best for your body type.There are many on the market. I know most body problems start with this area. Here are a few to get you started if you have never used one before. Herbal Fiber Blend, Par-A-Nix, Dr. Schultz formula 1&2. I really hope this works for you.

  32. QUESTION:
    questions about acai berry supplements?
    I want to take an acai berry supplement. With a high dose of acai,but with no caffeine...any ideas?
    I dont want to loose weight, i just want it for the antioxidants and other health benefits...

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing is special about the acai berry, it has a short shelf life so unscrupulous people have turned them into an industry based on lies, false testimonials, false blogs and digitally enhanced photographs.
      There are more antioxidants in bkueberries, oncord grapes, black cherries for example.

      WASHINGTON—The Center for Science in the Public Interest...
      "There's no evidence whatsoever to suggest that açai pills will help shed pounds, flatten tummies, cleanse colons, enhance sexual desire, or perform any of the other commonly advertised functions."

      "The woman depicted on Tara's Diet Blog, Olivia's Weight Loss blog, Alicia's Diet Blog, Becky's Weight Loss blog, and at least 75 other blogs is a German model named Julia who has nothing to do with acai or any weight-loss product. The German photographer who made the original photos of her available on Istockphoto.com said the pill companies manipulated some of the "after" images to give the impression of weight loss. The fake blogs were first uncovered by a real blog, wafflesatnoon.com, written by an ad-industry insider."

      So buy fresh fruit and vegetables, much better for you and you save money.

  33. QUESTION:
    Do I Have An Egg Allergy?
    For as long as I can remember each time I eat something with egg in it like cake, brownies, etc. my tongue itches and recently my throat has started to slightly swell. I generally try to avoid foods I know will trigger this reaction, but a new food always pops up that I can't eat, and one of the common ingredients is egg. Could I be getting this reaction from egg, or something else?

    • ANSWER:
      Egg allergy is like most food allergy reactions: It usually happens within minutes to hours after eating eggs. Egg Allergy and Intolerance Photo Credit egg image by AGphotographer from Fotolia.com

      Food allergies and food intolerance are two conditions that are commonly confused with each other. Both conditions cause digestive complications that are similar, but an egg allergy will cause more symptoms than just digestive complications. The main difference between an egg allergy and intolerance is the cause. Food allergies are caused by a malfunction of the immune system, while food intolerances are caused by an inefficiency of the digestive tract. Your doctor can provide you with an accurate diagnosis.
      Egg Allergy

      An egg allergy is caused by the proteins in either the egg whites or the egg yolk. You can be allergic to one or both the proteins, but the proteins found in the egg white are more common triggers of allergic reactions, according to MayoClinic.com. Eggs are one of the most common foods that cause allergic reactions, especially in childhood. Because your immune system doesn't recognize the proteins in an egg, it reacts by creating certain antibodies that attempt to neutralize these proteins. This action in the body causes the release of certain chemicals that lead to common egg allergy symptoms.
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      Egg Intolerance

      Egg intolerance is different from an egg allergy because it doesn't involve the immune system. Food intolerance is the result of insufficient enzyme production in the small intestines. When you eat, your small intestines create specific enzymes to digest the proteins found in the food. If you don't produce enough or the appropriate type of enzymes to digest eggs, you are intolerant to eggs. Symptoms from an egg allergy include digestive symptoms along with other symptoms, such as eczema, hives, skin irritation, shortness of breath, chest pain, sinus congestion, runny nose, sneezing and postnasal drip. Digestive symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramping, abdominal pain and bloating. Egg intolerance will trigger symptoms exclusively in the digestive system such as gas, bloating, diarrhea and foul-smelling diarrhea.

  34. QUESTION:
    Folliculitis help.?
    At the end of last year I had itching, I went to doctor, he said I have infected eczema, I have been taking garlic & figuring out what might have caused the eczema (to get rid of the cause, not just the problem). I found out that getting hot or sweaty makes me itch like mad. I don't think it's a food allergy or any other allergy, but I remembered recently that I had what felt like an insect bite on my lower back before the "eczema" started, I remember scratching my arms also after scratching it. So after looking online at loads of info & photos, I'm pretty sure its folliculitis, I am going to go to the doctor asap but the earliest I can go is Thursday. I have had a few of these puss filled spots on my face (very tiny in size), so from what I've read you should treat it asap. I want to know what can I do before Thursday to fight the folliculitis (preferably natural things/foods/supplements as I am into healthy eating & natural solutions).
    I have had these puss filled spots appearing on my arms when I get hot. They can itch sometimes.
    Yeah they are like tiny zits, there are only about 3 on my face, the majority of them are on my arms, they form when I get hot & I think it's these that cause the itching when I get hot. Only about 5 of them on both arms (10 in total) at one time, but they keep coming back. I'm taking garlic for it's natural anti-biotic properites, but would like to hear from people who have had folliculitis or know what else can be done to sort it out.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Galic Healer

      You need to cleanse your body of the toxins and poisons that are in the blood. ( I dont care what disease you want to call it). The body gives us signs we are polluted and the skin is the main indicator. Toxins are trying to escape through the skin. Do a colon and liver cleanse every quarter to stay healthy long term and he are some ideas to rid of excema. Including the use of raw garlic and as you mentioned will heal a lot of issues if you use enough of it. Who cares if you smell like it? You want to be healed or concerned about some garlic smell.

      Here is a herb remedy that will work.

      1. Take 1-3 droppersful of Echinacea Plus Tincture (at herbdoc.com or another qualified site) to strengthen the immune system.

      2. Rub Garlic oil ALL over the affected area (Garlic will kill anything if you use enough of it)

      3. Give 1-3 glasses of Activated Charcoal Slurry per day (to absorb the toxins out of the blood)

      4. Mix equal parts of Aloe Vera Gel, Slippery Elm Powder and Activated Charcoal Powder together (absorbs the toxins externally)

      5. Apply a thin layer of this mixture over the AFFECTED area(s).

      6. Continue this treatment, until the desired Results are achieved.

      This is healing at it's highest point.

      Cause
      Eczema is often called Dermatitis, and may be a symptom of an omega-3 fatty acid deficiency. Eczema can be due to allergies, allergies secondary to digestive disorders such as hydrochloric acid deficiency, rashes secondary to immune diseases, genetic metabolic disorders, and/or nutritional deficiencies, especially of niacin (vitamin B3) and B6, as well as other B vitamins.

      To minimize your risk of developing eczema, avoid irritating substances, wear natural nonirritating materials, use soothing ointments, and check to see if dietary, nutritional, and/or and allergy-causing factors need to be considered.

      Other ideas that will help:

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can help speed healing: black currant and red grapes; carrot, beet, spinach, cucumber, and parsley; and wheat grass juice.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Vitamin A and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an omega-6 essential fatty acid found in high quantities in evening primrose oil, have both been shown to improve the symptoms of eczema. Vitamin E. Other useful supplements for preventing and reversing eczema include vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc.

      Topical Treatment: Apply evening primrose oil directly to cracked and sore areas of the skin. A topical paste made from ginkgo and licorice root extract has also been shown to improve eczema symptoms.

      Best of health to you

  35. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight fast, pictures!?
    Ok I'm going to the beach in exactly 3 weeks today with my bf and his family. And all I have is a bikini! I really wanna lose 30 lbs really really fast, I.know a whole 30 lbs won't happen in 3 weeks but I want to look decent in my bikini at least..I know eating right helps! And I try! What I really need is thigh, butt and lower stomach work out!! Good ones!! Somethin that works fast!! I also have a pool so any good water aerobics??
    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/81536640@N02/7749755670/

    • ANSWER:
      First thing you should do is get a colon cleanse. A colon cleanse will make you use the bathroom and flush you of any waste and it will make you loose weight. Drink 8 to 9 cups of water every day. Eat small portions. Do 45 mins of cardio (running . jogging , etc). You will loose at least 15 lbs doing this every day for the next 3 weeks. Good luck girl :)

  36. QUESTION:
    scary question re: my dermatologist gave me what is basically a steroid, a new derm freaked out, i'm worried..
    my old derm told me i had rosecea, (never had before), from research i did, it was mild, if rosecea. he prescribed: triamcinolone acetonide lotion 0.025% made by "fougera". & a cream, "fluocinoide, cream USP, 0.05%, made by TARO, and a cream, "desoximetasone" cream USP, 0.25%. my face felt so burned, swollen & now has light scarring (marks,not pock)can be blotchy marks, a massive red inflammation. has affected work, (legal recourse, damages?)..when i saw a derm. in this dr.'s office, she kept on saying :"these medications are never ever used for the face", "are you sure someone prescribed this to you for the face?". she was incredulous, she is a dr. in the same practice as the initial doctor. i'm very concerned this will be a permanent chronic prob. i'd appreciate any ideas for treatment. I'm now taking: minocycline, sodium sulfacetamide lotion 10%, clindamycin phosphate 1%, is this a better treatment??
    do i have any legal recourse towards this dr.,i took photos!

    • ANSWER:
      HI John

      You probably do, but is it worth going through the hassle and drama? Only you can answer that. But I do have some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue.

      Quick Action Plan for Acne

      1. Massage your skin, where needed, with bergamot, camphor, geranium, juniper, lavender, or neroli essential oils.

      2. Ayurvedic practitioners recommend making a paste of ½ tsp each of turmeric and sandalwood paste with enough water, and applying to pimples. Also, drink half a cup of aloe vera juice twice daily until the skin issue clears.

      3. Eat an organic whole foods diet, with plenty of organic cooked and raw vegetables, and whole fruits. Reduce animal fats and stressor foods such as caffeine, refined sugars, and alcohol, as well as colas, candies, and frozen and processed foods. Include more high fiber foods.

      4. Drink eight glasses of pure, filtered water daily. Also, daily have two glasses of raw juice, combining carrot, beet, and celery juice, or, carrot, cucumber, and lettuce (not iceberg), and spinach, with carrot predominating.

      5. Add 3-5 drops of crab apple flower essence to pure water and drink during the day. Rescue Remedy® is good for stress.

      6. Combine the tinctures of herbs such as sarsaparilla, burdock, and cleavers in equal parts, taking ½ tsp three times a day. Drink an infusion of nettle several times a day and apply tea tree oil topically. An infusion of calendula mixed with equal parts of distilled witch hazel can be used as a cleansing wash. Steam sauna your face with red clover, lavender, and strawberry leaves.

      7. Useful homeopathy remedies are Pulsatilla, Silicea, Berberis, Ledum, Sulfur, Arsen alb., Belladonna, and/or Carbo veg.

      8. Enjoy full body immersion hydrotherapy treatments such as steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation, hot and/or cold compresses, and steam sauna your face with red clover, lavender, and strawberry leaves.

      9. Useful supplements are vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc. Also include omega-3 fatty acids, brewer's yeast, chlorophyll, and pancreatic enzymes with meals.

      10. For long term relief and health be sure to do a colon cleanse. This clears out the toxins in the blood and excess waste in the body. Colon cleansing will healp clear up a lot of issue, expecially skin issues.

      Best of health to you

  37. QUESTION:
    Vegans - skin problems?
    I've ever since had a really nice, clear (but a little dry) skin. I started a vegan diet about 2 weeks ago and I've noticed my skin becoming about rough the last couple of days, i.e. I've got some sort of tiny pimples (face, stomach, legs...) (a bit like on this pictuer: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/694/sdc10135gj.jpg/ which I found in an acne-forum)
    Anyone got an idea WHY I've got it, i.e. WHAT could cause it? I read some other articles but they were related to soy and I haven't had any soy (yet) during the time I've been a vegan.
    Please help!!
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      maybe it is a cleansing reaction.

      You need to be sure toxins can get out of the body or they do go through the skin.

      I recommend colon cleansing. Colonics or using Dr Shulze's intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 as directed.

      This is sold at herbdoc.com or a comparable one by his student is sold at healmarketplace but his is top of the line I think hers would be good also.

      Check out his liver/gall bladder cleansing, and kidney/bladder cleansing and blood/lymph cleansing routines and formulas sold at same place

      scroll down to blue print (5 day..) and click on these three kidney/liver/colon and his blood formula is here

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/handbook/incur5.asp

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/handbook/d-tox.asp

      Or you can get a lot of cleanse like these and a mucus/skin cleanses. lung cleanse etc in Linda Rector Page's book "detoxification" sold at healthyhealing,com or maybe ebay/amazon

      Be sure your vegan diet is whole food and focusing on fruits, vegetables, whole grains. legumes, seaweeds, sprouts, and superfoods

      _________

      edit concerning terry wrist's comments

      Actually vegan diets are not protein deficient.

      Medical doctors such as Dr Bernard and Dr Fuhrman who cured their patients with a plant based (vegan) diet tried to make the diet deficient in protein and were unable to..they said as long as one is getting sufficient calories, they are getting enough protein.

      Also it is now believed we need far less protein than previously thought.

      In the film forks over knives based on the life's work of Doctors Caldwell Esselstyn and Colin Campbell author of the china study the largest study ever done on the link between food and health, they talk of this and a study they did on rats involving dairy caisin (protein)

      One group of rats was fed 20% and one was fed 5% and the one with 5% stayed in health and flat on the graph but those fed 20% protein started skyrocketing up in cancer on a steady incline. later they put all the rats in one group feeding them all 5% for 2 weeks then 20% then 5% then 20% etc.

  38. QUESTION:
    acai berry diet and supplements?
    does anyone know about these supplements etc? and if they work? any information at all, i'd be grateful, thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      No, acai is an over hyped non starter.
      The bloggers are fiction, the photos digitally altered.
      Type in acai and scam.
      Blueberries, Concord grapes, black cherries etc all have more antioxidants.
      Antioxidants are good but do not aid weight loss at all.
      There have been posts on these pages complaining of diarrhoea, no weight loss, Having to cancel credit cards to stop payments being taken etc etc.

      Nothing beats diet and exercise, there is no such thing as a fat burner apart from exercise, the colon s self cleansing aso aso.

  39. QUESTION:
    how can i gain muscle?
    Im 16 and my girlfriend is 14 im very concerned about her leaving me soon cuz im am very slim slimmer then my gf what can i do?

    she says she loves me but she also metioned stuff about hot guys and six packs help me plz i love this girl with all my heart what can i do??

    • ANSWER:
      I could never gain weight no matter what I tried...

      "Scrawny, Out-Of-Shape Weakling Weighing Under 135 Pounds Swears Under Oath He Beefed Up In Only 12 Short Weeks By Adding 32 Pounds Of Pure Muscle Mass With NO Steroids, Fad Diets Or Bogus Supplements."
      This is unlike anything you've ever seen before. I finally "cracked the code" and show you how I did it.
      Now, you can do it too, step by step, whether you're new to weight training, can't seem to gain an ounce of muscle weight (no matter what you've tried), or are already an experienced weight trainer...
      Now's your chance to learn my breakthrough secrets for massive muscle growth in record speed — without using any steroids whatsoever!"

      Actual photos of Anthony Ellis before and after 12 weeks. But it didn't stop there. Read this letter to see his incredible transformation after only 16 weeks — you'll be amazed...

      Click here to listen:

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

      Dear Friend —

      It's true. I tried everything and I simply couldn't gain any weight. I'm not gifted with great genetics, or very athletic. I'm just an average guy who was fed up with being a skinny, 135-pound weakling.

      I needed to learn how to gain weight. Muscle mass, that is.

      After sifting through all the hype and crappy supplements, I discovered a few all-natural, muscle-gaining techniques that really help skinny people build more muscle mass. And do it faster than most typical weight gain workouts.

      Using these simple techniques, I not only gained 32 pounds of muscle in 12 weeks, but I also reduced my body fat from 10% to 7%!

      Skinny And Average,
      I Hated Being Thin.
      Hi. My name is Anthony Ellis. And all of my life I had been very thin (about 135 pounds after a meal) with a fast metabolism. Being extremely thin may be OK for some people. But for me, it was degrading.

      In school, I was so thin that I wasn't allowed to participate in team sports like football and baseball. "High risk of injury," they said.

      When I took off my clothes, I was often too embarrassed to even look at myself in the mirror. I was totally ashamed of my body. To try and hide this from friends (who can be very cruel), I always wore baggy clothes and long sleeved shirts.

      Even in the summer time.

      I wanted to gain weight so badly that I tried everything I could. Everything! I wasted thousands of dollars on every supplement "fad" that promised more muscles and fast results. Including:

      High calorie weight gain powders
      Liver Tablets
      Boron
      Smilax
      Mexican Yams
      Carbohydrate Powders
      Cybergenics
      Liquid Oxygen
      Colon Cleansing
      Blue-Green Algae
      ... And much more.

      I joined a gym, and eagerly tried many of the "professional bodybuilder" workout routines in the "Muscle" magazines. I did everything that I was told to do, no matter how unusual it sounded.

      I worked out 5-7 times per week, 2 hours each day. Day after day, week after week I waited for the muscle gain, but I never gained a pound! In fact, eight years later, I looked exactly the same.

      It was frustrating. I couldn't understand it! I did everything that I was supposed to do, but it wasn't helping me. I knew that I would never be huge. I just want a body that I could be proud of. Was that too much to ask?

      Why was this so difficult?

      Here's The "Secret" They
      Don't Tell Us Skinny Guys...
      What I finally discovered after years of failed effort is that most pros are not only gifted with good genetics (i.e., they can gain muscle or lose fat easier than most people), they also enhance their results with illegal hormones and steroids.

      Because of this, they can train harder, eat whatever they want and still get great results. Using their training methods and advice would never work for my body type because I don't use steroids. I never want to.

      And my body does not gain muscle mass easily.

      I now realize that I am a "hardgainer". A hardgainer is someone who is naturally thin and has an extremely difficult time gaining weight of any kind. Because of this, why would I listen to someone who gains muscle easily?

      Anything they say will not be relevant to me. It all makes sense now, but too bad I had to waste so many years just to figure it out.

      If you are a hardgainer too, most advice will be useless to you unless it specifically addresses your body type and metabolism.

      Here's an important fact: What works for one person who gains weight easily will NOT work for you. And what works for someone who's overweight will NOT work for someone trying to gain weight.

      If you're anything like me, you're tired of irrelevant information and false advertising claims. That's why I began looking for training and dieting techniques that have actually been proven to increase muscle mass.

      During this search, I came across quite a bit of incredible training and dieting information. I also came across some hard-to-accept information that I was not ready to believe. Looking back, I now realize that this information was the major turning point in my journey to gain more mass. I had to let go of old myths.

      Myth #1: You Can Gain Muscle
      And Lose Fat At The Same Time
      Throughout my attempts to gain weight, I had always been very afraid of gaining fat. Being naturally thin, I did not want to get fat — I just wanted to gain more muscle. So, I focused on low fat foods, did my aerobic exercise and did everything I was supposed to do to keep my body fat low.

      Unfortunately, what I did not know was that this type of dieting and training was also keeping me from gaining muscle! (Boy, was I in shock.)

      Training to lose fat requires different methods than training to gain muscle.

      Losing fat involves eating a low-calorie diet, while building muscle requires a higher calorie diet. This is a point that most hardgainers don't realize — if you want to get bigger and gain more muscle, you will have to deal with the fact that you will also gain some additional body fat. Period.

      This is due to the high-calorie diet you must eat to build more mass.

      Though some people will be able to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time, most WILL NOT. The fact is, there are no magic pills, powders, foods or exercises that will allow you to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time.

      It all is determined by your genetics and metabolism.

      If you are naturally thin and have a difficult time gaining weight of any kind, it would be silly of you to think that you will be able to gain muscle while trying to keep your body fat low. It's just impossible. (Or extremely difficult!)

      Most skinny guys want to gain more muscle, but are afraid of gaining body fat. They see all the bodybuilder photos and read the stories about people gaining pounds of muscle while losing pounds of fat — they want to do the same.

      When looking at these photos, you have to remember that most of these people do not have your body type. The majority of them are overweight and want to lose fat. So their training is focused on losing fat.

      If you went on a fat-loss diet, you would lose fat but not gain much muscle. The low-calorie diet combined with your fast metabolism will give you...

      ... Very Little Muscle Gain And
      Possibly Even Some Muscle Loss!
      For maximum results, you either have to train and diet to gain muscle or lose fat.

      One or the other.

      The most effective way for hardgainers to build a large amount of muscle mass quickly is to focus on gaining the weight first, then later on go on a short-term fat loss diet to lower your body fat levels.

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      Myth #2: You Can Gain Muscle
      Without Eating More Calories
      Because gaining weight for hardgainers is extremely difficult, the only way you will get bigger is to shock your body into growth. You do this by...

      Eating a lot of calories
      Training with free weights.
      Right? (Sure, but it must done in a proper way. And it's not what you think!)

      You must shock your body into growth — the right way.

      The first shock is by eating more calories than your body is used to. This is the most important factor in gaining mass. When you overload your system with plenty of protein and fats, your body has no other choice but to gain weight.

      The goal is to eat just enough calories to allow your body to build more muscle, but not so many calories that you gain a large amount of body fat.

      The second way you must shock your body is with weight training. Weight training is the fastest way to get your body to build more muscle.

      Dieting and weight training both work together. The weight training overloads the muscles and stimulates growth, while the food you eat provides the necessary building blocks to repair and build new muscle tissue.

      If you don't eat correctly while weight training, you WILL lose muscle tissue.

      To Gain Mass, You Must Eat,
      Eat And Then Eat Some More!
      (Of The Right Foods, Of Course.)
      To gain weight you have to eat, period! It basically must become a job. This is very simple, but most people never grasp the concept of eating. (And eating properly.)

      Not only was I not eating enough calories for my fast metabolism, but I was also eating too many carbohydrates and not enough high quality protein.

      To build muscle you must eat the right foods in the right quantities.

      If you are not getting at least 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, then you won't gain muscle, period. In the past, I would just skip over this part. It seemed too difficult to grasp. That was my biggest mistake.

      Only protein can build muscle tissue!

      To make sure I was eating enough, I had to learn to measure and calculate my daily food intake. If you don't do this, you'll never know what you're actually eating. (I used to guess, but judging by my previous failure, I was guessing incorrectly.)

      In addition to eating more calories, you also have to eat more often. Eating three meals a day does not cut it! It doesn't provide your body with the constant flow of nutrients and energy it needs to grow.

      So, you must increase your meal intake to 6 per day — eating every three hours.

      Yes, six meals per day.

      (But don't worry. There are ways around this and I show you how. I'll come back to this a little later. For now, let's look into why this is important.)

      Eating six meals a day takes planning, and this is where nutritional supplements have helped me the most. Now, I know that this is a very sensitive subject with many people. Some say that they're a waste of money, that they don't work and that you don't need them. Well, they are partly correct.

      In fact, let's take a look at this a little more in-depth...

      Myth #3: You Must Buy A Whole
      Bunch Of Supplements To Gain Mass
      There is a lot of hype in this industry.

      It is true that some supplements are a complete waste of money, but there are also a few great products out there that can really help you achieve your goal.

      Remember, supplements are not a "magic pill." They're not meant to replace good nutrition and training. They simply supplement your existing diet and training program. If you are not training and eating correctly, then they will not help you.

      You will be wasting your money!

      Let me repeat that because it's so important...

      Supplements are not a substitute for proper nutrition and training.

      Supplements don't make the program, they're only there to help you. You still get results without them. The most important element is the diet and weight training, not supplements. A good, strong diet with plenty of protein is essential.

      (And once you invest in my program, I show you exactly what kind of diet is best.)

      If you can't get that, then the first supplement you absolutely need is whey protein. Because, if you're like me, it's very difficult to eat 6 real food meals a day. So the protein supplement is essential in this case.

      The supplement that helps the most is the Meal Replacement Powder (MRP). MRPs consist of whey protein powder and maltodextrin (a carbohydrate). They're designed to be quick meal substitutes, which take the place of a real food meal.

      Since it represents one meal, that's one less meal I have to worry about preparing. Also, MRPs help me reach my daily protein requirement by providing me with one of the best types of protein for muscle building — whey protein.

      In this respect, it's much better than meat or poultry and far more convenient.

      If you're like most people and maintain a busy schedule, then being able to get a complete, high-protein meal both quickly and conveniently throughout the day can mean the difference between success and failure.

      Over the years, I've tried hundreds of different supplements, but only a few have actually proven to help me put on muscle mass. One of those is the MRP.

      Another product I recommend is Creatine Monohydrate.

      Personally, I've had incredible results with this form of creatine. I know many skeptics question its effectiveness and safety, but it has absolutely worked for me.

      I don't know if it'll work for you.

      But it's the #1 selling sports nutrition supplement for amateur and pro athletes. Creatine has been proven to increase strength and muscle endurance, which enable you to lift heavier weights and ultimately stimulate more muscle growth.

      Myth #4: The More You Train, Especially
      With Machines, The Bigger You Will Get
      Not only did I have to change my diet, I had to learn the correct way to weight train for muscle mass as well. (But you won't have to, because I'm about to show you.)

      The best way to gain muscle mass quickly is to use free weights. You must focus on compound free-weight training, and lift challenging (that is, heavier) weights.

      This stimulates the largest amount of muscle fibers.

      This way, your body responds to this stimulus by increasing your muscle mass. In the past, I used mostly machines. I was always told that free weights were a waste of time, and machines were much more effective. Boy, was I mislead!

      Most machines are a waste of time for us.

      They limit your development, because they help to support the weight.

      On the other hand, free weights make you support the weight along the entire path of the movement, which helps to stimulate more muscle fibers while also strengthening smaller and/or weaker muscles.

      If your smaller supporting muscles are weak, your larger muscles won't grow. To build size and strength quickly, pro bodybuilders and professional athletes don't use machines — they use free weights almost exclusively!

      I also had to stop training so often and understand that, for hardgainers, "less is more." Some people still believe the more you train, the bigger you get. If that were true, all I would have to do is workout 8 hours a everyday, and I'd be huge!

      Unfortunately, it's not true, it doesn't work that way.

      You do NOT get bigger while working out.

      Your muscles do NOT grow in the gym. They only grow when you are resting!

      Weight training is needed only to stimulate growth. After that, your body needs rest and food to build muscle. And hardgainers need more rest and food than others.

      That took me a long time to understand. Working out too often doesn't allow your muscles the necessary time to recuperate. Not only will you not grow, but you will also be setting yourself up for chronic injuries from overtraining...

      ... And possible muscle loss!

      Improper diet and overtraining are two reasons why most people never get beyond an average physique. I see guys at the gym working out 5-6 days per week for 2 hours or more each day — but they always look the same. Always.

      They've got the right motivation but the wrong information. In other words, they're wasting their time, effort and money doing the wrong things.

      Let Me Share With You The
      Best Kept Secret of Success
      The final item that helped me achieve these incredible results was consistency. I followed my plan consistently day in and day out, without fail.

      I didn't skip workouts or meals. If you can't do this, then forget about getting incredible results. Working out, and dieting on an inconsistent basis, won't bring a significant increase in size. I know, because that's what I did most of my life.

      Do it right or don't do it at all!

      To be successful in anything, you must commit yourself and follow through. It's that simple. Once I became consistent, results came quickly.

      In fact, I began to see results in less than 3 weeks!

      Using these simple concepts, I created a training program I believed would work for me, and it did! Finally, I began to gain weight. After years of wasted effort and money, I began to see amazing results in less than 3 weeks!

      I began to gain weight so quickly that I reached my goal of 170 lbs. in only 10 weeks, and I have to say that I was extremely happy (that's an understatement!).

      But there is a downside.

      Unfortunately, I also gained more body fat than I would have liked. Even though I knew from the beginning that I would gain some body fat, it still bothered me.

      It's impossible for someone who doesn't use steroids to gain so much weight without gaining some fat along with the muscle. So, for the last two weeks of my 12-week program I decided to change my diet and workout routine.

      I wanted to lose my excess fat, while retaining as much muscle mass as possible. This was OK, because I did a lot of reading and research on the best ways to lose body fat, too. This would give me a chance to test some of that information.

      The Results Were Absolutely
      Amazing! Let Me Show You...
      Two weeks later I took the 12-week "after" photo below. I weighed 167 lbs. and ended up cutting my body fat from its high of 11% down to 7%!

      Though I managed to reduce my body fat substantially, I still felt too "smooth." So, I decided to make a few alterations to the fat-loss program (and not "weight-loss"), and continue fat-loss dieting for four more weeks.

      As the 16-week "after" photo below shows, I was slowly beginning to lose the excess fat. Take a look for yourself and read the stats, below...

      Before Week 12 Week 16

      Weight:
      135 lbs
      Weight:
      167 lbs
      Weight:
      170 lbs

      Height:
      5' 9"
      Height:
      5' 9"
      Height:
      5' 9"

      Body fat:
      11.0%
      Body fat:
      6.8%
      Body fat:
      5.7%

      Chest:
      33"
      Chest:
      40"
      Chest:
      39"

      Bicep:
      11.5"
      Bicep:
      14"
      Bicep:
      13.75"

      Waist:
      26.5"
      Waist:
      30"
      Waist:
      29"

      Bench:
      145 lbs
      Bench:
      205 lbs
      Bench:
      205 lbs

      Squat:
      185 lbs
      Squat:
      295 lbs
      Squat:
      295 lbs

      Finally Something That
      Works For Hardgainers
      Like I said earlier, I had been thin my entire life. I would have done just about anything to gain weight. For years I didn't know what it felt like to weigh more than 138 pounds. I was even underweight as a child.

      After I was born, I had to remain at the hospital for an extra seven days because of my weight. In my teen years, I took up martial arts in hopes of learning to defend myself against the much larger kids at school.

      I speak from personal, firsthand experience.

      I had always been thin, and I'd still be thin if I had listened to everyone around me telling me that I couldn't gain weight.

      So understand, this was not just some overnight problem for me.

      My puny size plagued me my entire life.

      (Maybe it's the same for you?)

      This entire process has not only changed my body, but it has also changed my attitude. I'm now more confident and sure about myself. It has lifted my self-esteem and improved my outlook and performance in all aspects of my life.

      Because of my incredible transformation, I was featured in the inspirational movie Body Of Work, and in Muscle Media Magazine (a popular fitness magazine).

      I also wrote several muscle building articles for Muscle Media Magazine.

      I got hundreds of pleas from skinny and out-of-shape guys who want help gaining muscle. Many of their stories are similar to mine. Yours might be, too. If so, you want to improve your physique but lack guidance and knowledge.

      You're confused by the many books, diets and personal trainers all telling you something different. (Gosh knows I was!)

      So Everyone Kept Asking Me,
      "Anthony, How Did You Do It?"
      I wanted to inform and educate people just like you as best I could, so I've written a detailed training manual geared specifically towards skinny hardgainers and those new to weight training.

      It contains everything I know about gaining muscle mass.

      And that includes all the information I used to gain 32 pounds of muscle, plus everything I've learned since then.

      It contains very detailed, step-by-step chapters on how hardgainers should diet to gain mass. This is where I believe most people fail. Why? Because to gain mass, your diet should be your first priority.

      It's easy to go to the gym and start throwing weights around. BUT it's very difficult to sit down and construct an appropriate diet plan with specific percentages of protein, carbs and fats.

      This is by far the most confusing concept for most people, but it's also the most important. If you're not eating the right foods AND in the right amounts...

      ... You WON'T get bigger. Period.

      Everyone says, "eat more," but they never tell you what to eat. Nor do they explain how to choose the best foods for your specific goal and put them together in a specific diet tailored to your situation and metabolism.

      This is where most books and personal trainers leave you in the dark, and why I've spent a considerable amount of time making my diet section informative, easy to understand and easy to apply.

      NO crash diets. NO exotic foods. NO complex calorie calculations.

      In plain English, I explain all the necessary elements needed to create your own successful mass-gaining diet customized to meet your goal, and I tell you exactly what foods are best for building muscle and losing fat.

      That way, you can create a custom-tailored program just for you! But...

      What If You Want To Start Right Away
      And Just Need Some Quick Guidance?
      Well, here's the best part.

      I've already done it for you! My manual comes with pre-set muscle gain diets that I've created specifically for gaining muscle mass fast. Without steroids.

      This program tells you...

      What mass-building foods to eat,
      How much you need to eat, and
      When to eat!
      To get you in the gym ASAP, I've also included my exact weight-training workouts and schedules that I used during my program.

      That's right! I've already created for you a step-by-step diet and workout plan that helps you pack on the muscle you can start using immediately.

      The pre-set diets and weight-training programs use all of the techniques I suggest in the manual. They're all laid out in an easy-to-understand format so you always know what you need to do and when to do it.

      You don't have to think about anything, just follow the plan!

      Stop Wasting Time
      And Start Gaining Mass!
      Let me ask you an important question...

      Have you ever tried to gain more weight and were you unsuccessful?
      Have you never trained with weights and don't know where to start?
      Well, this manual is all you need.

      Introducing...

      Gaining Mass!™
      "A 26-Week Diet, Fitness And Training Program To Build Muscle Mass Fast... Without Any Illegal Drugs, Bogus Supplements Or Overtraining."
      It's written for the beginner, but contains cutting-edge training and nutritional information that even the experienced lifter can benefit from.

      It is a complete, step-by-step training and nutritional program that's perfect for hardgainers.

      Here's a small sample of some of the techniques you will learn:

      How to structure your diet to keep fat gain to an absolute minimum — so you can focus on muscle gain and not have to worry about gaining fat.

      What nutritional supplements actually work for gaining mass. (Most people are dead wrong about this. You're in for a surprise!)

      What supplement combination you MUST take immediately after your workout to speed up the muscle building process.

      What all-natural food has proven to increase your testosterone levels (an important component to muscle gain), AND improve your overall general health. (You feel a lot better, too!)

      How many calories you should be consuming to gain muscle.

      Exactly how much protein, carbohydrates and fats you should be eating each day to maximize your muscle-building efforts.

      The best foods to eat and why — and no, it doesn't all have to be about muscle gain. (Proper nutrition is vital for, among others, stamina, fat management, endurance, moods, as well as building muscle mass.)

      How to spice up your meals with my simple recipes and sauces (especially for people who seek the convenience of a quick meal).

      Which "fast food" (not "fatty food") choices are best for muscle gain, particularly when you are pressed for time.

      The best time to eat to gain maximum muscle and minimum fat.

      The best way to train for gaining mass (no, I'm not talking about exercises but the manner in which you conduct your training).

      What exercises to avoid when training to gain mass — don't even start thinking about any kind of training until you read this first!

      The best workouts for gaining mass (you're going to be amazed when you learn how simple yet powerful these workouts truly are).

      How to structure a training routine to reduce gym time and increase your results. (Yes! Imagine less time at the gym without compromising your results. Wouldn't that be nice?)

      How to do the calculations to construct your own personalized diets that are custom-tailored to meet your needs and your weight-gaining goals.

      The proper way to measure your body fat.

      How to measure and convert food quantities in order to properly calculated your calorie intake, which you absolutely need to know.

      The correct way to perform each free weight and isolation training. (Do this wrong and you may even lose muscle mass!)

      How to adjust your program based on your progress. (This is where most weight training programs fail, because as you shock your body into growth, your needs will change.)
      And a whole lot more.

      How To Transform Your Body
      Into A Fat-Burning Furnace!
      I've also included a detailed section on losing fat.

      I've learned some incredible fat loss techniques that supercharge your metabolism and increase your body's fat-burning ability.

      The fat loss section also comes with pre-set fat loss diets, and shows you how to drop that excess blubber and reveal your "six-pack" hiding underneath!

      You will learn things like:

      How to increase your metabolism to burn fat even while you are not exercising. (Imagine shedding excess fat even while you sleep!)

      How to construct your own personalized fat loss diet (this is crucial, since everybody's metabolism is completely different).

      The correct ratio of protein, carbs and fat you should be eating for optimal fat loss. (Don't start dieting until you read this! If you follow some of the "popular" diets on the market right now, you stand a good chance of losing the muscle you've worked so hard to gain!)

      Which foods you should absolutely avoid when trying to lose fat (in fact, eating these foods greatly limit the amount of fat you lose).

      Why you should NOT avoid eating certain types of fat, and which types of "good" fat are better than others. (That's right! Your body needs certain kinds of fat. Do you know which ones?)

      Which supplements actually help you lose more fat, and which ones you should avoid because they are all hype and can even work against you.

      Which supplements are best in helping to maintain muscle mass while fat-loss dieting. (Yes, there are some that help both.)

      The best way to weight-train when on a fat-loss diet so you also don't lose your muscle mass. (Some diets are no good for that very reason.)

      How to dramatically enhance the effectiveness of your cardiovascular workout so you can burn more fat and spend less time in the gym!

      What you absolutely MUST do before performing any cardiovascular training, or else your training will be in vain.

      What supplement combination you MUST take before going to bed to stop the muscle-wasting process while you sleep.

      Which all-natural fat-loss supplement has the ability to counteract the metabolic effects of low-calorie dieting — recommended for those who need to lose fat but cannot tolerate stimulants like ma huang or caffeine.

      How to increase the effectiveness of the popular E/C/A fat-loss stack (Ephedrine/Caffeine/Aspirin) by up to 50% (clinical studies have shown it to be a potentially potent fat-loss combination).

      Why the Glycemic Index (a way to calculate how carbs affect blood glucose levels after eating food) is useless for anyone trying to lose fat.
      And there's so much more!

      So, What Exactly Is Involved
      In My "Gaining Mass!" Program?
      If you are serious about starting a weight-gaining or fat-loss program, Gaining Mass! is packed with information you cannot afford to be without.

      Many consumers spend billions of dollars each year on worthless fitness advice, supplements and gym memberships. What's something of real value worth? If you really you want to stop wasting money and start getting real results from your training, then this information is an absolute must.

      Gaining Mass! is a 26-week course that incorporates all of the proven dieting and weight-training techniques I have used to build muscle quickly.

      The complete system brings together 4 important elements that are crucial to your success, and integrates them into one easy-to-follow program:

      Component #1 — Diet
      As you know, diet is the key to this or any muscle-gain program. My diets manipulate your body's own hormones to bring about incredible physical transformations.

      Each of my pre-set muscle-mass diets are designed to promote lean tissue growth, while keeping your fat gain to a minimum.

      The fat-loss diets have been designed to assist your body in releasing fat stores and maintaining your muscle mass.

      To avoid inevitable plateaus, the program also incorporates calorie cycling during your fat loss and muscle mass programs.

      This technique prevents your body's metabolism from adjusting to a specific caloric intake, thereby preventing plateaus caused by long-term low-calorie or high-calorie dieting.

      Component #2 — Weight Training
      My workouts consist of compound exercises that stimulate the largest amount of muscle fibers — this will bring about the most muscle growth in the least amount of time possible.

      I also incorporate supersets and drop-sets that allow for maximum effort without the need for a training partner. The 26-week program is divided into several phases, which will cycle your workouts.

      At predetermined points, I show you how to switch to a different workout to help prevent plateaus and do counterproductive overtraining, and to keep your workouts "fresh" and interesting.

      There is also a 3-week beginner phase for those new to weight training. So whether you're a newbie or an experienced trainer, it doesn't matter... I got you covered!

      Component #3 — Nutritional Supplements
      I do NOT use supplements just for the sake of using supplements. I only use them if they can help me achieve my goal.

      For example, only use MRPs to help get your required calories and protein intake for the day. If you can do it with real food, then that's just as good. The greatest benefit of MRP is convenience.

      The only supplements I recommend are those that have worked for me, and that either 1) make following your diet easier or 2) help improve your body's ability to build muscle and/or lose fat.

      Component #4 — Planning
      This is the final element, and the one that no one seems to be paying much attention to these days. How can you expect to get to your destination of you don't have a route planned out?

      In the "Getting Started" section of my manual, I take you "by the hand," step-by-step, in the creation of your personal schedule. I instruct you on how to plan your entire 24-hour day.

      Look at it this way: it's like having your own personal trainer (me!) right there, beside you, showing you exactly how it's done and what works best for you. You're never left scratching your head.

      Basically, you know what you should be doing and what you should be eating from the time you wake up, until the time you go to bed.

      "OK Anthony, But What EXACTLY
      Do I Get With Your Program?"
      Based on these components, I've put together a complete package to get you started on the road to gaining mass quickly and guide you along the way.

      The entire Gaining Mass! program includes:

      Gaining Mass! Master Manual (240 Pages)
      Get 240 pages of pure information. Fully updated, it contains complete instructions on how to diet and train to gain muscle mass or lose fat, in great detail, step by step. Learn...

      Exactly what to eat to gain muscle (and lose body fat).
      Exactly which exercises you must do to build muscle.
      And which supplements help you build muscle — as well as which are totally worthless.

      It not only tells you what to do, it also explains why. In addition, it contains detailed instructions, and over 90 pictures explaining how to perform each exercise. It has easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on how to get started quickly.

      Gaining Mass! Program Workbook (50+ Pages)
      This 50+ page workbook contains all the diet and workout sheets you need to use during your program.

      In fact, you get enough worksheets to cover over 20 weeks of training.

      Plus, the workbook tells you exactly what to eat, when to eat it, what exercises to do and when to do them. It's all there!

      Gaining Mass! Fat-Loss Workbook (40+ Pages)
      This 40+ page workbook contains all the diet and workout sheets you use during your fat-loss program.

      Remember, gaining muscle and losing fat are done independently for maximum results. Once you've completed the initial phase, use this workbook to trim down.

      Follow these workout sheets and you always stay on top and never lose a beat!

      Can This Program Work For You?
      Make no mistake, this program is not some gimmick or fad diet.

      It is a serious program for those who are serious about improving their bodies. If you want more muscle, this program will help, but you must get serious, focused and make the commitment to stop complaining and do it.

      Here's what others are saying...

      "Gained 20lbs of Muscle,
      Lost 22 lbs of Fat!"

      Steve W., California

      "Gained 30 lbs So Far!"
      "I would just like to say that I think your package is great. I have bought and read many manuals that claim to have all of these secrets to gaining mass muscle, but none of them worked, until I stumbled upon your web site.

      "I have gained 30 pounds of muscle and like I said still gaining weight, so I'm sure I'll reach my goal soon.

      "The other day, I hung out with a friend I hadn't seen in a while and he asked me if I was a bodybuilder now. He kept saying he couldn't believe that I had gotten so big, and to tell you the truth, neither can I.

      "On your program, I have gained more muscle in 3 months than in almost a year of training."

      Matthew G., Georgia

      "Skeptical User Gained 30 lbs in 12 Weeks!"
      'I can honestly say that I've completed the first 12 weeks of your program with flying colors. With the effort I put into, and the results I've accomplished, I'm happy to say I've gained 30 pounds over the past 12 weeks.

      Everything has increased....my bench, squats, you name it, I've put on more pounds. All my clothes are uncomfortably tight. Looks like I'll have to go out and get a whole new wardrobe pretty soon. I get numerous compliments on what I've done.

      And for everyone who didn't think I could do it, I proved them wrong. They all thought I was wasting my time and money. Now the one's who doubted me, are coming to me for advice! And I just respond with 2 words...."Anthony Ellis." ...

      Sorry for the crap I gave you before. "

      [This customer refused to believe that this program could help him, and continually argued with me before even beginning it.]

      Kenny W., Illinois

      "Gained 27 lbs In 4 Weeks!"
      "I finished my fourth week, I have gained 27lbs, this week I gained almost 6 lbs. I don't know why people take steroids, they should use your routine, this is amazing.

      "Unbelievable, I am not that 130lb skinny guy anymore, I am confident in myself. When I am walking on the streets 110% of women stare at me!!! I am not joking man, this is truth, I even use shorts already -- something that I never used before.

      "Anthony, I am changing, my body has changed incredibly, I feel healthier, I stopped smoking. In my first day I couldn't do any dips, now I can do 9 in a row. My chest has increased 4.25", my biceps 2", my calves almost 2", my upper thigh 2.73 inches."

      Jose M., Mexico

      "Gained 25 lbs In 12 Weeks!"
      "Hey Anthony I am in my 7th week of your program and it has helped me out a lot. I gained 1.5 inches on my arms and about 5 inches on my chest. My bench has gone up about 40 pounds..."

      [9 weeks later] "I finished your program about a month ago and I am pleased with the 25 pounds I put on. I never wrote to thank you so I am thanking you right now.

      "You have help me to achieve what I have always dream of but was too lazy to work for. I just didn't believe such great gains could come so easily."

      [Note, it's not that easy. He really worked hard!]

      Paul S., Massachusetts

      "Gained 39 lbs In 13 Weeks!"
      "I just wanted to let you know that after 13 weeks on your program I have been able to go from mere 121 pounds to 160 pounds. I really don't know how to thank you for your most valuable information.

      "Today my self-esteem is on a high and it is all due to you. Thank you very much and just wanted to let you know that to me you are a pioneer of this field."

      Dinesh P., Oregon

      "Gained 52 lbs In 10 Weeks!"
      "To update you, things are going pretty well at this point. I'm getting a lot of great comments from everyone that knows me about how different I look already...

      "A couple of folks in the office said my arms got significantly bigger in just the last week (measurements say ½" on the biceps in that time, yes!).

      "My weight bounced back on Wednesday and should be over 230 tonight, making a 32 to 34 lbs. increase in 6 weeks."

      [4 weeks later] "Just thought I'd give you a 10 week update on my progress on your program. I maxed out last week at a weight of 250. A 52 lbs. gain from starting the program."

      Glenn S., California

      "Gained 24 lbs In 12 Weeks!"
      "Well, I just finished up my 6th week and weigh 17lbs. I got my body fat % taken professionally... 6.8% to start with and 7.2% now, so most of that weight is lean."

      [Update] "I finished your 3 month program... I went from 130 to 154lbs but skipped fat loss since my body fat was still only 7.8%."

      Marco P., Canada

      "Gained 20 lbs In 16 Weeks!"
      "It's been 16 weeks since I started the program -- thank you! I have gained twenty pounds of muscle (I started at 124lbs) and weigh more than I ever have in my life."

      Kevin W., Washington

      "Gained 35 lbs In 3 Months!"
      "I went from 130 lbs to 147 lbs, and gaining more thanks to you. Boy dieting for me is a awful commitment but I plan to stick and reach my goal."

      [Update, 3 months later] "Thanks for everything brother I reached my dream!!! I was once 130 lbs now I am at 165, I have to tell all the skinny guys out there that this is the best thing that has ever happened to me... your book of course, is the thing that got me going."

      Raul S., New Mexico

      "Gained 18 lbs And Lost 8% Of Body Fat!"
      "I have been following the diet very strictly and have been working out three times every week just like I'm supposed to. I'm looking at my stats right now.

      "I've gained 13 lbs, 3" on my shoulders, and 1-1/4" on my biceps (those are the ones I'm most proud of)!"

      [Update] "Numbers aside, I feel great. I've been tanning at the pool at my apartment and I love just walking over there with my shirt off. That's very unlike last summer when I was embarrassed just to be out there.

      "I gained well over an inch on my biceps and almost 4 inches around my shoulders. I had a very dear friend tell me recently that she 'never thought the day would come that (I) would fill out a tank-top'.

      "Needless to say, I also have swayed from the baggy clothes that were so important in hiding my size. I still wear the jeans ... only NOW it's without a belt!"

      Clayton S., Oklahoma

      "Gained 38 lbs in 12 Weeks"
      "...Just wanted to let you know that I'm 183lb [up from 145lbs] and a 'machine' in the gym. People honestly think im on 'roids. I watch so many people fail all the time while I'm in there. Bad form, God only knows how bad of a diet, overtraining, etc. Everything wrong, wrong, wrong... you are right 100% on what it takes to put on weight.

      Your program is so effective, its just a joke watching some people try to 'get big'. I have told you countless time how thankful I was stumbling across your program, but really Anthony, there is nothing else that compares to it out there.

      Be proud of what you have given back to people, and for how many guys and girls you have helped.. Plus your just a cool guy! "

      Joe S., Pennsylvania

      Want more? Click here for over 70 PAGES of testimonials!

      These Are Ordinary People Just
      Like You... Average Guys And Gals
      They were unhappy with their bodies, so they decided to stop complaining and do something about it. They realized, as I did, that the only person responsible for your health and well-being is you.

      If you don't take action to better your life, who will?

      Now, you may be asking, "What about a guarantee? Can you absolutely guarantee that this program will work?"

      Yes and no.

      As you can see by the testimonials, everyone progresses at different rates. Also, your progress is limited by your commitment. If you don't follow the program consistently, your results will suffer.

      Because of this, I cannot predict how your body will respond to this program. So, you won't see me making any bogus or outrageous promises.

      If you came here expecting to find the "magic pill," I'm terribly sorry but your wasting your time. I have to be honest. In fact, I lose orders to some of my competitors because I don't make outrageous claims!

      All I can tell you is what I know and what my clients have told me. And while others take months of consistent diet and training to get results...

      ... Using this information, many people gain weight almost immediately!

      What I can guarantee, however, is that if you follow the program, and are committed, you WILL gain more muscle! Period. No magic. Just work!

      But if you're still skeptical (if so, I understand because I've been where you are and tried everything, wasting money and time), then let me make you...

      My No-Bogus-Promises But Just
      An Iron-Clad, Risk-Free Guarantee
      Don't just take my word for it.

      Check it out for yourself. I want you to test this information out at my expense. Because I believe this information can help you. That's why I'm taking all the risk. I'm offering you a Zero-Risk, 100% Money-Back Guarantee.

      Really, there's absolutely no risk on your part. If this program doesn't work for you, I'll buy the complete package back from you!

      In fact, if you don't like the package for any reason, just return it within 90 days and I will refund your purchase price immediately. No questions, no hassles, no hard feelings. And we part as friends. How's that?

      I can do this because my customers are gaining muscle mass left and right!

      This is NOT a book filled with "theories" and hype!

      It contains information that's easy to follow and actually works. I get flooded with testimonials almost every day from people who are gaining more weight than they ever thought possible. So if the program has worked for thousands of people, I'm confident it can work for you. I guarantee it.

      If you're still unsure, don't decide now. I want you to grab your package today, read it, use it to create your own training routine or use one of my pre-set programs. I want you to give it an honest try.

      If for any reason it either doesn't work for you, or you're NOT satisfied, let me know and I'll give you 100% of your money back. Period. You pay only if you get results! There's absolutely nothing to lose on your part.

      Let's Wrap This Up...
      Those who have visited my site in the past know that I recently increased my prices. This program is just too valuable and I will increase the prices again very soon. Please order now to get the Complete Gaining Mass! Package at the low price of only !

      That's right! You get...

      The complete 240-page master manual (fully updated).
      2 program training workbooks for muscle gain and fat loss.
      ... All for one low price.

      Think that's too much? Look at it this way.

      You could easily waste 5-10 times that much money paying for useless supplements, rubber gym machines, plastic ab-gadgets and personal trainers. Not to mention the time you invest or or lost doing it all wrong in the first place!

      I've figured out what works for hardgainers, why not learn from my experience?

      But here's just how confident I am. To get you motivated, for a limited time I'm prepared to throw in, absolutely free of charge...

      6 Bonus Gifts When You Order
      Before June 12, 2006
      Bonus #1: Inner Circle Membership
      Instant access to my Inner Circle website for a full 6 months.

      You instantly become a charter member in my new, exclusive and members-only private website, where you can:

      Learn more about the supplements I recommend,
      Conduct further training and diet research,
      Get more sample diets to use with the program,
      Uncover more high-protein (and delicious!) recipes,
      Discover little-known muscle-building supplements,
      Keep up to date on the latest fitness news.
      And access the website anytime you want, from any computer connected to the Internet in the world... 24/7!

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      Bonus #2: Access To My Private Message Boards
      6 month membership my Private Message Board.

      This is a "subscription only" board where Inner Circle Members can ask questions, exchange ideas, compare progress and motivate each other. This is the largest private muscle building forum in the world, with over 14,000 registered users. I also answer questions on the board.

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      Bonus #3: Weekly Live Online Chats
      6-month access to my Weekly Live Chat.

      Each week I have a live chat that allows Inner Circle Members the chance to talk with me and other members live. These chats are very lively, and cover many topics, not just fitness. Ask anything you like, and I will do my best to give you an answer.

      Bonus #4: Program Tracker Software
      Get my new Program Tracker Software for FREE.

      I've created this simple-to-use software program to give you the ability to automatically track your body fat levels, generate new diets and create workouts easily. And remember, this product is only available to students of my Gaining Mass! program.

      Click picture for more info.

      It specifically helps you design, track and implement your complete 26-week program based on Gaining Mass! It allows you to:

      Easily determine your body fat and lean muscle levels,
      Display your progress visually on custom graphs,
      Create your own diets easily based on your current weight and body fat levels (so it's truly custom-tailored),
      Edit your diets quickly or customize what I have already created for you — with the software, you do it all visually!
      Create your own custom workouts or edit the existing workouts I prepared for you. (And do it all in a snap!)
      Plan or edit your 24-hour schedule.
      Record your workout progress.
      Add custom foods to the diet foods list.
      And a lot more.

      "Just a short note to say what a help the program tracker is. It's really cool and makes things a lot more organised and easier to keep track of. Thanks..."
      — Andrew B., Australia

      Bonus #5: Quick-Start eBook!
      The first 30 pages of Gaining Mass! in ebook format.

      After you secure your copy of my program, you must wait for it to arrive in the mail. But now, you don't have to! You get instant access to this online book you can read on your own computer.

      I'm adding this bonus so that you can begin learning ASAP. As you wait for your program to arrive, you can immediately view the first 30 pages online and start learning right away. No waiting!

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  40. QUESTION:
    need to lose weight bad!!!!! help!!!???? :(?
    anyone here really skinny? i need a daily exercise program and meat and dairy free diet that will help lose serious weight!!! please answer this... u dont know how bad i need to lose weight!!

    • ANSWER:
      First, calm down. I know bikini season is here, but you HAVE to do this healthy. You sound so desperate I bet you wouldn't care if it was harmful, you'd do it anyway. Well, know this: a healthy lifestyle is the only way to KEEP the weight off.
      Great that you're going veg. Gradually decrease meat and add in beans, tofu, and try new grains like quinoa or buckwheat.
      Eat breakfast. Never skip, try oatmeal and a hard boiled egg.
      Do cardio and weight-training. Women worry this will "bulk" them up, but trust me, weights add sexy tone. Try reading Muscle and Fitness or Fitness for good tips, techniques and recipes. The photos are inspiring, but be patient!
      1 quick thing I have heard is fairly safe and gets quick results is colon cleansing. Look into it and decide for yourself.
      Good luck.

  41. QUESTION:
    5 days to lose weight..?
    how much weight can i lose and how?
    idc if its unhealthy or if i'll gain it back. i just want to. how do i do it?and how much will i lose? please.

    • ANSWER:
      It's not healthy and I don't recommend it, but you can use a "colon cleanse", which is just a fancy word for an expensive laxative, and drink A LOT of water. Keeping extra-hydrated will encourage your body to release excess water. The colon cleanser will flush nearly everything out as soon as its been digested. Depending on your size, you can lose a few lbs in a week.

      This is not a long-term solution and isn't healthy. This is for, I don't know... fitting into a gown for a party or maybe doing a photo shoot.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the purpose of a Bowel Board?
    I accidentally fell into glowing testimonials re: the use of a "bowel board", while seeking info. on an Holistic Health Supply site.
    -
    Not being lazy, but my searches are limited since I'm on my mobile. The only thing searches reveal are
    Bowel Disorder Treatment Center
    Board of Directors
    presumably,
    not the same thing,
    -
    Can't help but be intrigued re:
    How bowel boards are used ? Why they would be suggested ? The users were (almost) euphoric in their praise.
    -
    Ever used ?
    Heard of ?
    Thoughts ?
    ould be suggested ? The users were (almost) euphoric in their praise.
    -
    Ever used ?
    Heard of ?
    Thoughts ?

    • ANSWER:
      check out the book colon cleansing by Dr Bernard Jensen

      http://www.amazon.com/Jensens-Guide-Better-Bowel-Care/dp/0895295849

      he talks about them and colon cleansing in it and the book comes complete with disgusting things he was able to get out of people's bowels with them and shows how it is used for health.

      These are used for doing enemas and high enemas as many believe all diseases starts in the colon.

      It is a lot less messy than people doing it in the tub as one must move one body when lying into various position like up left right etc while massing the belly to do the high enemas that are the most effective.

      I think they are also called colema boards

      http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0oG7lb5yG5OricA7eJXNyoA?p=colema+boards&fr2=piv-web

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      Dr Schulze of herbdoc.com was able to heal 80% of incurable diseases with high enemas and his intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 alone.

      When we eat raw food , it acts as a broom sweeping the intestines but when we eat cooked foods it is as a slimy mop swabbing the decks of our colon according to Dr Walker in his books. Jensen lived to be 100 and Walker 97.

      This mucoid plague builds up on the intestinal track walls and prevent nutrients from being absorbed correctly and also parasites and bacteria build up in this old fecal matter and the filth gets through the cells walls into the bloodstream where it is carried to every part of the body. The liver gets worn out trying to filter so much.

      These things help remove this mucoid plague from the colon and this in turn helps one health..many have said all diseases start in the colon. Dr Jensen also showed in his book pictures someone with a horribly infected foot unable to wear shoes for months and none of doctor's drugs healed. When toxins are unable to come out of the colon (which sometimes is reduced to a very narrow passageway due to the mucoid plague), it something tries to escape via the skin.

      When he cleared up the colon, the person's foot rapidly healed as the toxins could now come out the right way. They also have these photos of mucoid plague and the foot on curezone.com in their pictures files but you will have to search for them or ask someone on there where the pictures are.

  43. 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!


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Bentonite Colon Cleanse

Bentonite is a type of clay found in the North Western part of the United States. It is considered a mineral that contains numerous cleansing properties. For centuries, Indians and other natives have used bentonite as a health aid. Now, people are using it to perform bentonite detox procedures to remove heavy metals, bacteria, toxins, and other unwanted buildup from the body. It is used as a laxative and effectively works it's way through the digestive system until thoroughly cleansed.

Once bentonite is consumed, it quickly forms into a gel once it reaches the digestive system. In order to keep it moving through the body, a fiber supplement such as psyllium husk must be consumed. During the course of the bentonite detox, a large amount of water must also be consumed to help keep everything moving along properly.

There are quite a few benefits to consuming bentonite. Your body will no longer have anymore unwanted buildup and finally be able to digest nutrients again to it's full extent. This means that you will eat less and lose weight. Cleansing using bentonite gives the body more energy because it is no longer weighed down. The immune system can operate much more effectively because it doesn't have to deal with trying to help the body perform to it's full extent at all times. A better-functioning immune system also means less colds, sinus infections, stomach viruses, etc.

Many people claim that they feel nauseated for no reason throughout the day. Nausea comes as a result of having leftover fecal matter along the intestinal walls. After performing a bentonite detox, the fecal matter is flushed out. The intestines can absorb all vital nutrients necessary for human function. Acid reflux and indigestion are a common problem amongst individuals with a cluttered digestive system. After a cleanse is done, all digestive problems including gas and bloating are no longer existent. The brain actually operates more functionally as well because the rest of the body is up to speed. Free radicals are removed, lessening the body's chance of developing deadly diseases such as cancer.

Although there are several benefits to consuming bentonite, there are also a few warnings. Bentonite contains aluminum, which for some people is not a problem. However, if you have a sensitivity to aluminum, it is best to avoid undergoing a bentonite detox altogether. You should also check with your physician if you are on any medications to make sure the cleanse is safe. Due to it's tendency to absorb nutrients in the digestive system, you should not perform the cleanse for at least an hour before or after eating.

Built up fecal matter not only affects the body's digestive system, but the blood stream, the outer look of the skin, the body's cells, etc. Everything is influenced when there is buildup. Your may suffer from blurry vision, frequent infections, dizziness, confusion, insomnia, migraines, and diarrhea. These are not just things that come along with aging. A bentonite detox is performed to help the body return back to normal health. Everyone alive has toxic buildup, just imagine what's happening to your body right now.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good colon cleanse?
    I have tried 3 colon cleanses 1 worked ok But I did not use it right I used it on & off for a month & you are supposed to do for a straight month.But the Fiber drink was horrible tasting.And the other 2 were just after your money.Any one can help thanks.And I do not want to pay alot of money.

    • ANSWER:
      My mother stay constipated so I have to give her a colon cleanse and this what I prepare for her with great results.

      1 tablespoon of bentonite (purchase from the health store) with 1 teaspoon psyllium seed (purchase from the health store), 1/2 cup of apple juice, 1/2 cup of Aloe Vera juice (purchase from health store or Wal-Mart for under .00), 1/2 cup steam-distilled water (purchase at Wal-Mart cheaper).
      She drink this mixture once daily until her colon is clean and not foul smelling.

  2. QUESTION:
    I want to start the new year with a body cleanse. I need help!?
    I want to start the new year with a body cleanse. After researching, I have found alot of information about Bentonite Clay and Psyllium Husk. Can anyone give some advice regarding these items (like how much to take or how often) or a body (or colon) cleanse that you recommend? I really want something that works. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If there is anything in your colon that needed cleansing out you would have been dialing 911 instead of posting this question. I have had 2 colonoscopies with pictures and I can tell you that if you take a laxative, drink liquids, and poop until water comes you are as cleansed as you are going to get and this does nothing to keep you healthy if you are eating a regular diet. The clay and husk do nothing to help you either.

  3. QUESTION:
    Are herbal supplements safe with prescription meds?
    I'm taking some prescription medication and wondered if I can take something called Acai Berry with a Colon Cleanse? The Acai is a dietary supplement. My doctor is not in but I wondered if someone would have an idea about this mixture? I take very low doses of Levothyroxine, Toprol, Celexa and Xanax.

    Thanks for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      The Acai berry should not be any problem for you. However, the Colon Cleanse might.

      Does the Colon Cleanse product contain large amounts of fiber and/or bentonite clay? If so, don't take it at the same time you take your other meds, as it may sequester the meds in your intestinal tract and prevent their absorbtion. Give yourself at least two hours between the doses of colon cleanse and meds, just to be sure.

  4. QUESTION:
    Does Great Plains Bentonite detox get affected, and or become less potent by a temperature change?
    I am using Bentonite clay as a detox, and I initially had it stored in the fridge, but eventually took it out and it is now in one of my kitchen cabinets.
    I only want to know if that temperature change can affect the bentonite in a negative way? Thanks in advance. 10 points to the best answer.
    I failed to mention that I am using the Bentonite you drink for internal cleansing.

    • ANSWER:
      its ok..clay will not get affected by temp changes...check storage details on the bottle

      1. Use liquid bentonite, a colloidal-gel. I mix my powdered calcium bentonite in filtered water to form a gel-like constituency and keep it in a glass jar with a plastic cover. Do not use metal containers or metal spoons with clay.

      Calcium bentonite also called calcium montmorillonite is used for detox purposes whereas sodium bentonite is used for industrial purposes.

      2. Take one tablespoon of liquid bentonite in a glass of water first thing in the morning or at least an hour before food

      It has no taste. But, if you do not like the tasteless taste, take it with apple juice to make it more palatable.

      3. Drink at least eight glasses of water throughout the day to help bowel movements.

      4. As a result of its highly absorbent nature, it must be taken at least two hours before taking any medicine. It probably will absorb and eliminate the drug as well.

      5. After a week, if you are comfortable taking bentonite clay as a cleansing agent, increase the dosage to twice a day. First thing in the morning and before you go to bed. You can easily take bentonite clay for a few months, say six months.

      6. After two or three weeks you will find a lot of improvement in your bowel movements and your energy level.

      7. You can also make a paste of the bentonite and apply on your skin to eliminate acne and any form of skin rash.

      8. You can take bentonite clay with psyllium husk, probiotics and even liquid chlorophyll. The homemade colon cleanse in how to cleanse your colon will show you how.

  5. 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! :)

  6. QUESTION:
    What are the normal side effects on a bowel cleanse diet/powder?
    I'm taking a bowel cleanse powder mixed with juice + a diet of fruit, veg, whole grains, nuts and legumes. The powder contains flax seed, apple pectin, bentonite clay, psyllium husk and seed, slippery elm, marshmallow root, fennel seed and activated willow charcoal. I feel mildly nauseous on and off through out the day usually about one hour after taking the powder and in the morning. My appetite has been abnormally poor since starting the diet. I'm on day 4 now, but I had this problem from day one.

    • ANSWER:
      Very often when people "detox" through a program like this bacteria and toxins are released from where they've been stored in the body and start to circulate. This is what is making you feel nauseous.
      Your body, as a self-preserving defense mechanism, shunts bacteria and toxins into fatty tissues to protect your major organs. Your detox program is working against the wisdom of your body and can be quite harmful to your well-being.
      If you eat a well-balanced diet, fresh meats, fruits and vegetables (stay away from bread, pasta, anything with sugar in it, esp. soft drinks, avoid fast, frozen, processed food) you will not only lose weight, but you'll also detox naturally without any special products or programs and save money at the same time.
      Bowel cleanses, colon cleanses, etc. are not necessary.
      Get some vitamin D3 and take 2,000 iu a day, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 1000 mg/3 times/day to boost your immune system.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to fast on a colon cleanse like Colonix?
    I have heard mixed things about not eating for a day or two or three while doing a cleanse...does anyone know for sure?

    • ANSWER:
      yes, make sure you add bulk like psyllium and bentonite clay to it. It's much better to start off with raw fruits and vegetables while staying away from processed sugars and meat. Drinking plenty of water that way you will have energy, fiber and you will be cleansing your system. When you're to the point that your body has adjusted then do it with just the bulk fiber and psyllium and water. It will be much easier for you and not so much a shock to your body.

  8. QUESTION:
    I just purchased liquid clay bentonite detox. does anyone else have any personal experience with this?
    It's supposed to cleanse your intestines and colon.

    • ANSWER:
      why would you swallow this stuff? it is a chemical, not meant for human consumption. why would you need it? your body is designed to do its own job of cleaning. If you are eating properly and eliminating regularly, it is doing its job. If you are not, then use a natural food to jump-start it - plain natural yogurt (not the flavored or sugar-filled fruit flavored kind) or just eat 4 prunes and drink plenty of water every day. by day 3 if you are not going, then go see your doctor and quit buying junk that could kill you and believing charlatans who tell you your body is "dirty" inside - the only thing dirty is the way they make money off people who don't know any better...

  9. QUESTION:
    Psyllium & Bentonite raw food detox: Why can't I eliminate much mucoid plaque?
    I began a raw food body detoxification (colon cleanse) on May 31st, and I haven't been able to eliminate much waste/mucoid plaque specifically, since I began. I've been drinking the Psyllium & Bentonite shakes once a day before bed, and increased it to twice a day yesterday morning to see quicker results. Any tips of raw foods I could eat to increase bowel movements, exercises, other advice, etc? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as mucoid plaque.
      It's the Bentonite that emerges.
      "These pills consist mainly of bentonite, an absorbent, expanding clay similar to kitty litter. Combined with psyllium, used in the production of mucilage polymer, bentonite forms a rubbery cast of your intestines when taken internally, mixed of course with whatever else your body is excreting. Surprise, a giant rubbery snake of toxins in your toilet."
      "No gastroenterologist has ever encountered one in tens of millions of endoscopies, and no pathologist has ever found one during an autopsy. They do not exist until you take such a pill to form them. The pill creates the very condition that it claims to cure. And the results are so graphic and impressive that no victim would ever think to argue with the claim."

  10. QUESTION:
    Is detox flu part of the body's processes of flushing out toxins?
    After using bentonite clay for a few days, I did come down with a flu for a few days, but there was no high fever. I had the muscle/bone aches, blocked nose/sore throat and mucus. If detox flu is common, I want to know how the body flushes out toxins by using flu, or if people just come down with a flu during this time?

    • ANSWER:
      Flu symptoms ARE a sign that the body is detoxifying, whether you are using bentonite clay (or any other detox protocol) or not. Anytime someone gets sick, it is a warning sign of pH imbalances within the body - more acidic than alkaline. When the body becomes too acidic, it will try to expel the acid residues from every orifice the body has. Detox symptoms are very commonly felt by those who are acidic.

      A toxin is another term for acid. What we eat, breathe, drink and put on our skin brings the outside world in. Our bodies will naturally process these. When undesirable substances enter the body and gets processed, it turns to an acid ash - considered a toxin. So, most toxins are wastes from cellular activity and also digestive waste. Other toxins are heavy metals, foreign proteins, etc.

      The health of a person determines how quickly a germ, virus, bacteria, fungus is processed and expelled from the body and how harsh the symptoms are felt. If a person eats an alkalizing diet, sleeps well, gets enough exercise, handles stresses well, etc., they will get over an illness quicker as the acids will be reversed by the alkalizing effects. If one wants to do a detox, it should have the same over-all alkalizing effect. The only effect of most colon cleanses is the action of purging "crap," which does very little to help in alkalizing the body. (Although, safe and natural herbal formulas to aid in clearing the colon should be used for those who have major issues with bowel movements.)

      While you have flu or any bad symptoms, it is important that you rest as much as possible - save on the energy your body needs to detoxify itself. And, drink lots of alkaline fluids (pure water + fresh fruit juices) to help correct the issues - heal.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you kill parasites that are in your body?
    Are there any natural foods or simple chemicals that kill parasites?
    What herbs? ;)
    I am talking about parasites that might be in the intestines.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

      By doing a colon cleanse. Removing the excess matter in the body. This is where parasites live. Here is some info from my herbal teacher.

      DR. SCHULZE DESCRIBES INTESTINAL FORMULA #2:

      This formula is a powerful DEEP bowel cleanser. Assuming that you are already using Intestinal Formula #1 and you are having regular bowel movements, it is now time to "dig in," and get out the accumulation of old debris that you have been collecting and storing for years. This formula is a strong purifier and intestinal vacuum. This formula draws old, hardened fecal matter off the walls of your colon and out of any diverticula. These are the herniated sacs protruding through the wall of your colon, filled with old, putrid fecal matter that the medical books say we all have, or will have, if we live long enough. To be healthy, you must clean your colon of this toxic poison.

      This formula is also a strong anti-inflammatory and soothing agent for the mucous membrane lining of the entire intestinal tract, but especially in the colon. This makes it an important formula for anyone who has irritable bowel, spastic colon, colitis, Chrohn’s Disease, Diverticulitis, or any illness that causes hot, burning, irritated or bleeding bowels and diarrhea. This is also an excellent remedy for food poisoning because it will absorb the harmful bacteria. Therefore, I always have it with me when I travel. And speaking of traveling, this formula is also an effective remover of intestinal parasites.

      Intestinal Formula #2 along with Intestinal Formula #1 make up my Intestinal Detoxification Program and I suggest that everyone does this colon cleansing program at least twice a year and even more often if there has been a history of any constipation or bowel disease.

      This formula contains the 3 most powerful and effective absorbers and neutralizers known, Clay, Charcoal and Pectin. Our Pharmaceutical Grade Bentonite Clay is the most powerful, coming from the high desert and naturally dried so it contains no gas residues. It is a non-specific drawing agent, a powerful vacuum that literally removes everything. It will actually absorb up to 40 times its weight in intestinal fecal matter and waste. This bentonite clay also smothers and draws out intestinal parasites. The Activated Willow Charcoal is the greatest absorbing agent for every toxin and poison known.

      Best of health to you

  12. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to remove Mucoid Plaque with Colonix?
    I was curious, because i have taken it for 2 weeks and it has eliminated some gross stuff, but how long for the long rubbery intestine looking pieces.

    • ANSWER:
      The term mucoid plaque was invented by the sellers of the colon cleansers pills; there is no such actual medical condition. These pills consist mainly of bentonite and psyllium, or guar gum and pectin. either way these ingredients form a rubbery cast of your intestines when taken internally, mixed of course with whatever else your body is excreting.
      The only recorded instances of these "mucoid plaque" snakes in all of medical history come from the toilets of the victims of these cleansing pills. No gastroenterologist has ever encountered one in tens of millions of endoscopies, and no pathologist has ever found one during an autopsy. They do not exist until you take such a pill to form them. The pill creates the very condition that it claims to cure.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the safest way to detoxify your body?
    Without any pills or starvation

    • ANSWER:
      Juice fasts (drinking home-made fruit and veggie drinks with raw garlic made in a blender) will cleanse your digestive system and colon.

      Do saunas or go to a steam room. As time goes on, you'll build up a tolerance to the heat and will be able to remain long enough to release toxins through the pores of your skin.

      Herbal cleanses done in spring and fall are also excellent and safe. Wild Rose is a brand I'm familiar with. Save yourself the panicky feeling that can come from released toxins by having a glass of water
      1 tablespoon of hydrated bentonite clay,
      1 teaspoon Metamucil (unsweetened)
      1 tablespoon olive oil
      one hour before meals.

  14. QUESTION:
    Colon cleanser recommendations. How did they work for you?
    Which one did you use?

    • ANSWER:
      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 simple, and 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! :)

  15. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried any of the colon cleanse products and do they work?
    I also want to know if this is something that I should consult my doctor about before using. I have read so much about how well they work but I would like to hear from people who have really tried it.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a very broad range of colonics, so there can't be a single answer, but generally they will cleanse your colon, particularly the longer-term systems.

      The colon is very important in general health, and is very often unhealthy when a person eats a western diet. Fecal impactions, bacterial overgrowth, stricture and diverticuli are unfortunately very common in the western meat-and-carbohydrate diet.

      The most effective colon cleansing products are those that are multi-stage, starting with an adsorptive mixture like bentonite clay that leach out poisons and toxins from impactions, then pass them out, followed by an herbal 'roto-rooting' course using such things as black walnut, insoluble fiber, anti fungal/parasitics like clove/garlic etc. to soften and remove the impactions and clean out parasites. Finally, a long course (4-6+ weeks) of systemic herbal cleansing and immune system supplementation to prevent recurrence should finish the job.

  16. QUESTION:
    If any one suggest where is best Hormone Therapy in Fremont in us?
    if any one give their valuable suggestions for best hormone therapy in fremont...i loss my energy levels and overall vitality by loosing hormones.

    • ANSWER:
      You are much better off trying to cure the underlying problem of lost vitality. Possible causes: overweight, constipation, disease and the list goes on. I would suggest starting with a basic colon cleanse to prepare yourself for a fast (if you are overweight). The colon cleanses that I have tried that you consume don't work good. Some contain clay (bentonite) which is utterly stupid. The best cleanse is the coffee enema preceded by a clean water enema. Do this daily for 3 weeks before attempting a fast. I just fasted for 3 days and then resumed small meals for a couple of days before repeating the fast. I felt more energy than I have had in years and lost 10 pounds. Other health issues can be addressed by taking 2 T. Braggs apple cider vinegar and honey in water, once or twice a day. Also take food grade hydrogen peroxide diluted with apple juice. Start with 6 drops a day (3 morning, 3 night) and increase from there as you see fit. Don't exceed 15 or 20. If you take care of your health, drastic steps like hormone replacement would not be necessary.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is a 3 week water fast advisable?
    I'm thinking about embarking on a 3 week water fast. Recently I feel bloody awful and I thought I'd probably benefit from it. I don't want to be dazed and unable to concentrate though. Will I be fine if I just make sure I drink enough water?

    • ANSWER:
      When you water fast, your body will release toxins from your fat cells into your bloodstream. This will cause fatique, anxiety, & headaches for the first 10 days.

      I suggest going on a juice fast. It's less extreme, but has the added benefit of cleaning out your colon. You won't experience the symptoms of a water fast. Try a variety of fruit & veggie shakes (blend fresh fruit or veggies and add water) You can add supergreen powder, spices and garlic to the veggie shakes. Have fruit shakes in the morning.

      Once you get used to doing these, there are cleansing kits you use on a special diet that when taken with bentonite & metamucil, will eliminate the symptoms of a water fast. You can try a water fast after that. Your body will be less toxic and you will be able to water fast without much discomfort.

  18. QUESTION:
    14 year old in need of weight loss help?
    Well lets start with the fact that I want to lose a good bit of weight by June - at least enough to make me look good in a bathing suit again. I'm 212, most of the weight being bone mass since I was built a little bigger, and would just like to know if anyone had some good tips for fast weight loss. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      You can try Bowtrol colon cleanse which is one of the more commonly known colon cleansing systems on the market today. Bowtrol is an all natural herbal remedy which is the way to go when searching for a colon cleanser. An herbal remedy makes more sense than one of the systems that uses chemicals in order to cleanse your colon.

      The colons function is to absorb nutrients and vitamins while at the same time helping to form firm, but soft stool. Over time the colon can retain some of the waste material from this process. In fact, some experts estimate that more than fifteen pounds of hardened fecal matter can cling to the colon.

      Obviously this amount of waste material can cause problems with the other systems of the body. These problems include, weight gain, depression, acne, constipation, abdominal discomfort, and a decrease of energy. By using an all natural colon cleansing system such as Bowtrol you will cleanse the colon of these harmful materials.

      Bowtrol is all natural and the ingredients include Turkey Rhubarb, herbs such as aloes, bentonite clay, senna, peppermint, as well as a proprietary blend of other herbs. Many of these ingredients have been used for hundreds of years to combat the problems associated with waste build up in the colon.

      The manufacturer recommends taking between three and eight pills daily. Since they are all natural they can be taken as a dietary supplement for life. On the other hand if you are seeking a shorter term colon cleansing Bowtrol can produce results in as little as two weeks.

      As with all supplements maximum results will be achieved if you are able to make some dietary changes in addition to taking the supplement. The average adult should be consuming between twenty and thirty grams of fiber per day. This can be achieved by adding foods such as legumes, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while eliminating heavily processed and fast food.
      Just go to: http://www.Quick-Detox-Now.com
      There is a Free Trial too.

  19. QUESTION:
    Other than being "natural" what is different from lots of prune juice and fiber than the colon cleanser?
    Or for that matter the stuff the pharmacist gives you before a colonoscopy?

    • ANSWER:
      About ?

      Seriously, most colon cleanse products contain a lot more than prune juice and fiber - which does not necessarily mean they are better or even a good idea. Some may be pretty harsh and others may cause you to become dependent upon their laxative effect. Too many of them are way overpriced. I do think it is healthy to do a fairly gently cleanse periodically (maybe two or three times a year), but what I use as a so-called colon cleanse contains some pretty healthy and relatively gentle items that most people familiar with natural health would tell you are beneficial (Aloe Vera inner fillet concentrate, Acidophilus Blend, Bentonite Clay, Cellulose (Nopal Cactus Fiber), Psylium Seed Husk, Senna Leaf Powder, Oat Bran Powder, Citrus Pectin, Barley Grass Powder, Fructollgosaccharides (FOS), Golden Seal Powder, Slippery Elm Bark Powder, Prune Concentrate).

      What I use only costs about for 240 capsules (a one month supply at the full dosage of 8 capsules a day - but I only take half that many for about a week and rely on periodic daily fasts of nothing but watermelon or dark grapes (seeds and all) to keep me cleaned out. I'm not trying to sell you on anything and won't even name the product I use, but I will say that is more than I would be willing to spend and I would be leary of becoming dependent upon any product for a normal body function.

  20. QUESTION:
    How can I cleanse my colon without taking pills?

    • ANSWER:
      You can try a product in health food stores, it is called Sonne # 7 in combination with # 9, or alone.This is actually a part of an entire colon cleansing program. It is a liquid of highly cleansing volcanic ash (bentonite). This is similar to activated charcoal which also cleanses effects. You can read all about it on their website (see below) and be able to buy it anywhere.

      Be cautious if you are taking prescription medications, as this cleansing system like many others can reduce the action of these medications. You must always check with your physician to make sure it is alright to do go on a detoxification.

  21. QUESTION:
    Colon Cleanse: Can I use diatomaceous earth (food grade) and bentonite clay on the same cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      They don't interact between each other in any way, so it is safe.

  22. QUESTION:
    has anyone done cleanstart colon cleansing? will it make you loss weight?
    i'm starting cleanstart colon cleansing program. and i'm wondering if it will help me loss 15 to 30 pounds by august. it's a 14 day (2 weeks) program and although i'm also doing it for the internal benefits, it would be amazing to loss a few pounds.
    please and thank you ^-^

    • ANSWER:
      You get diarrhoea and lose water weigh - soon regained.
      They claim...
      "To help protect your body from common colon toxins that deplete and degrade your health"

      The colon, like the body, is self cleansing.
      A study of the living human anatomy reveals that the colon is at no time dirty or clogged.

      The cleanse contains bentonite "a natural, highly absorbent clay" and "A combination of strong purgative herbs" one of which is cascara (a laxative),

  23. QUESTION:
    Has any one tried the master cleanser befour?
    I'm starting tomorrow but I don't think I got the right tea dose it matter?? N also I got maple syrup grade a not b is this fine??

    • ANSWER:
      Beware of any cleanse supplement that contains bentonite (clay). Cattle ranchers use this in 55 lb. bags to prevent their cattle ponds from leaking. It would definitely plug up a person's colon. I think the ideal cleanse is the coffee retention enema (Google for instructions). Not only does it clean out the large intestine, but it flushes toxins from the liver, gaul bladder and pancreas; kills pain very effectively, and by cleansing the liver which cleanses the blood it effectively fights other diseases and conditions like cancer, oily complexion, age spots and the list goes on. It does not require a special coffee as some web sites would lead you to believe. I use the cheap Walmart brand coffee that is medium roast.

  24. QUESTION:
    which colon cleanser is the best ?
    My doctor suggested some capsules but I haven't really felt any better, my intestine is still NOT clean. I have seen some products on tv, but before I buy them, I'd like some suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      My first question would be, what was in the capsules? There is a huge difference between something with a laxative or bulking effect and a true colon cleanse. If the capsules have bentonite clay or psyllium (and nothing else) in them then they are NOT a true deep colon cleanse, although, depending on the dose, you could get some benefits from taking them. The bentonite or psyllium will certainly get things moving, but you should be seeing an ingredient list that includes possibly a dozen different herbs/supplements if you are looking at a true cleanse. The difference with a cleanse is distinct. First of all, with a good quality cleanse it's typically a program that takes anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. Your cleanse will be much more effective if you juice fast for at least the last few days of the cleanse. Your colon is many feet long and it's structure looks something like an accordion...all scrunched up with lots of pockets and folds. Over the years, we develop something call mucoid plaque that builds up in those folds and pockets. This mucoid plaque can bury our intestinal villi which accounts for our inability to absorb our nutrition...a common issue amongst us westerners. Many of the products on the market which are claiming to be colon cleanses aren't formulated to, or aren't strong enough to remove this build up of plaque. Over the years I've probably done 4-5 different brands of colon cleanses. The one that stands head and shoulders above the rest was a company called Blessed Herbs. They are family run operation and have been formulating herbs for about 30 years. It's an 8 day program and it's on the pricey side. And no, you don't have to sit next to the jon for a week while you're doing the cleanse. That's a very common misconception about colon cleanses. You will be eliminating up to 4-8 times a day, but you don't have diarrhea. You only need access to a restroom, you don't have to spend the week in one. The benefits I received were feeling better than I had in years, skin clearing, energy levels through the roof, my thought process and concentration were less cloudy and more focused , sleeping better and waking up easier. I probably lost 5-7 pounds in water weight, although I don't recommend a colon cleanse as a weight loss method. The benefits can be amazing. Good luck and be well.

  25. QUESTION:
    Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction anybody dealt with it?
    I know what it is, my brother had it so I know a lot about it, but I was just wondering how anyone out there dealt with it and stuff like that.

    • ANSWER:
      There is an old saying that "death begins in the colon." This is an oversimplification to be sure but more accurate than not. In fact, the road to health begins with intestinal cleansing and detoxification -- no matter what the disease or problem. Please read all about intestinal health at http://owen.curezone.com/healing/colondetox.html.

      Sounds like a drastic diet change and bowel cleansing is in order. Start with a bowel cleanse. Psyllium and bentonite is one of the simplest and most effective ways to cleanse the digestive system.

      Liquid bentonite should be used...or powdered bentonite should be hydrated to a semi-pourable yogurt consistency prior to using it. Mix 1 Tablespoon of liquid bentonite and 1 teaspoon of powdered psyllium (or 1 Tablespoon if using whole husk psyllium) with 8-10oz of water or diluted juice, shake and drink immediately. Follow this with another 8-10oz glass of water. This is in addition to daily water intake of half your body weight in ounces. Sufficient water is a key to success with this cleanse!

      Psyllium and bentonite shakes should be taken at least one hour before or after taking any supplements, herbs, medications, etc.

      *The shakes MUST be taken on an empty stomach....at least one hour away from food on either side. First thing in the morning, last thing at night are easy. Then one or 2 in the afternoon after lunch and before dinner - T*

      Start with one shake a day and gradually increase as the body adjusts to the additional fiber. It may take 3-5 shakes a day and/or several weeks before you start passing mucoid plaque. Continue taking the shakes as long as mucoid plaque is being eliminated for up to 6 months. Additional cleanses may be necessary in order to thoroughly cleanse the digestive system and can be performed for a few months at a time. Each cleanse should be followed with the use of a good-quality probiotic to replace beneficial bacteria. Maintenance cleanses should be done 2-4 times per year.

      If constipation should occur while doing this cleanse, 1) increase daily water intake, 2) use enemas or colonics to clear out released material and get things moving again, and 3) cut back on the shakes or stop the cleanse until the bowels are moving regularly again.

      Stay away from these "foods." http://curezone.com/foods/foods_that_kill.asp

      Start eating these foods:
      http://www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php

  26. QUESTION:
    Is Natural Psyllium Husk(Isabgol-Fibre) good for my diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely its extremely beneficial for diabetics

      Psyllium Husk is basically fiber as it is essentially made up of complex carbohydrates. Psyllium Husk is extracted from Psyllium, a plant. It's the coating around the seed of the Psyllium plant, so it's completely natural.

      Psyllium seeds are used for other ailments. Psyllium husks are taken and inserted inside capsules, so that they can taken as supplements. Or they can be converted into powder.

      Psyllium is important for many reasons.
      Since it contains carbohydrates, it can help diarrhea.
      It can help ease the pain of hemorrhoids and cystitis.
      - Psyllium Husks have anti-inflammatory properties, and can be beneficial for those with diabetes. In some studies, it has been shown that Psyllium Husk can improve lipid control in Type 2 diabetes.
      - aid in weight loss control
      - maintains healthy cholesterol levels
      - maintains healthy blood pressure levels
      - treat IBS, and hemorrhoids.
      - treat yeast infections.
      - it pushes out mucoid plaque.

      It main benefit, however is in preventing constipation and promoting colon health. The natural fiber in Psyllium increases the weight of our bowels, and acts as a safe laxative. In fact, Psyllium Husk is present in many over the counter laxatives.

      -The husk swells when it comes in contact with water. It can absorb anything that is 8-16 times its weight. Its bulky fiber qualities makes it an effective laxative. Psyllium Husk forms a gelatin-like mass in the colon, which keeps the bowels nice and soft. This mass also helps absorbs toxins located in our bowels.

      The bulky substance formed by Psyllium Husks stimulates peristalsis, which aids constipation.

      Psyllium Husk can be taken alone, or with Bentonite Clay or Activated Charcoal as part of a colon cleansing regimen. You usually mix one tablespoon of it with water.

      Guidelines when Consuming Psyllium Husk
      1. Make sure you consume it with liquid. Do not eat it alone as it can cause digestive problems. You can mix Psyllium Husk with practically anything: fruit/veggie juice, stew, soups, ice cream shakes, water, milk, etc.

      2. Make sure you consume plenty of liquid before and afterwards. Psyllium Husk can cause dehydration since it makes the moisture content of our bowels higher. It would be good to keep an extra glass of water when consuming Psyllium Husk for the first time, because it can be hard to swallow.

      3. Psyllium Husk is not recommended for those who are pregnant. Oxypowder would be the best choice for a colon cleanser.

      4. Consume Psyllium Husk in between meals, never immediately after or before one. It can dilute enzymes and therefore interfer with digestion.

      For more on diabetes visit my free website mentioned under my profile
      Also you can visit by diabetes blog
      http://diabetes-abc.blogspot.com

      Hope this helps you

  27. QUESTION:
    how can i make P&B shakes taste better?
    i'm trying so hard to drink these psyllium husk & bentonite clay shakes for my colon cleanse but they taste like cardboard, i've tried mixing them with fruit juice instead but i still cant do it and was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how i can make these taste better

    • ANSWER:
      i did it for candida.
      it's like drinking mud. it's not suppose to be a treat.
      i pretty sure you are suppose to use water only with the clay.

  28. QUESTION:
    Where is a good source to find calcium bentonite clay?

    • ANSWER:
      Mountain Rose Herbs
      Now Foods
      Garden of Eden 10 day cleanse fast ; Product #2 is the bentonite clay.
      Ultimate Fiber
      I've used 4 with great results both as colon cleanse and facials.

      /jabril

  29. QUESTION:
    Colon cleanse recipe?
    I used to do a colon cleanse using:
    aloe vera juice
    bentonite clay
    powdered Vit C
    Psyllium husks
    Flax/linseeds

    Made into a drink that you had 4 x daily

    I can't remember if this is all the ingredients and in what quantities?

    • ANSWER:
      That's a pretty good recipe. 4x/day seems a bit much, but I might throw in an occasional magnesium citrate flush in there and eat a clean diet free of wheat and dairy. I run detox programs with my patients and my program lasts 3 weeks. The short 2-3 day ones are too harsh and they don't address phase two of detoxing. I like your use of bentonite and psyllium. Aloe is very healing to the lining of the intestines too..

      Cleaning yourself out once in a while is good for you and prevents the caking on of feces to the walls of your bowel (yuk)...It's when that caked on crap ferments for years and eventually becomes cancerous...

  30. QUESTION:
    How to kill cancer cell?
    What kind of herbal medicine that was used for the III sufferer of cancer of stage breasts?

    • ANSWER:
      I have done alot of research on alternative cancer treatments. I would love to give you some of the most helpful sites I have found. I am no doctor, but both of my parents have had cancer at a young age, so I've dedicated ALOT of my time in researching different ideas of how to prevent and cure cancer (non traditionally). As I research, I keep in mind those who are marketing a product are probably not the ones I should be getting advice from.

      In regards to doctors making lots of money to treat cancer, it is no secret that the govt and the medical field is profiting from cancer. They had the cure many years ago. Check this out: (http://www.williamfkoch.com/web/version2/biography.php)
      Unfortunately, a cure to cancer would prevent them from billions of dollars of profit. I guess my point is, we cannot really trust traditional medicine because they do not have our best interest at heart.

      I have read in several places that fasting, even juice fasting, may help to rid of cancer. I've also read that raw (organic) diets also may help.
      One thing is for sure, you would want to stay away from processed and unnatural (dead) foods ( ie..ALMOST EVERYTHING). Try googling alkaline foods, and those are the foods you shold try to eat the most of (RAW).
      They say doing colon hydrotherapy during the fasting process is very important. I hope you will find the following sites helpful. Almost all of the info is very logical, even if its not approved by a govt agency (remember they are probably not trying to help you anyway). I wish you the best of luck, and God Bless you.

      http://www.cancertutor.com/ - great source of alternative treatments

      http://www.sonnes.com/ - about colon cleansing, and they have some of the best products available ( their greenlife, and bentonite clay are really good, and their vitamins are all non-synthetic). If you want to buy their products, get them off mothernature.com ( much cheaper!!)

      http://www.freewebs.com/thefigtreeonline/index.htm (very interesting info...for those of you who know who Left Eye from TLC is, she was visiting this doctor (Dr Sebi) in Honduras when she died in the car accident)

      http://www.soilandhealth.org/02/0201hyglibcat/020127shelton.III/020127.toc.htm - great information about fasting

  31. QUESTION:
    Organic Colon Cleanse Questions . . .?
    Hi All!

    I have been reading a lot (here on yahoo answers and googl-ing) about colon cleansing.

    I just ordered my first colon cleanse. I have allergies and I have talked to friends and family who have done a colon cleanse and they said that their allergies went away. This is the main reason I purchased this.

    On the other hand I have a wedding I am going to (not a big deal) and I figured if I am going to do this anyways to try and rid me of my allergies I mind as well kill two birds with one stone, and do it a couple weeks before the wedding, so that I'll look a little more slim.

    What have been your experiences with colon cleansing? Have you been healed of your allergies? Have you gone down a size or two?

    *please answer -only if you have done the colon cleanse- I don't care to listen to the people who haven't done it and have harsh judgements.

    Thanks!
    h8ucrazee,

    Yes it does contain Bentonite Clay. Thanks for your input! This one I ordered says you get the best results with a five day liquid fast.

    • ANSWER:
      i have done this a coupl;e times. My first time I did not have great results. However, from trial and error with more attempts I realized that fasting while doing the cleanse is the best if not only way to go. Even if you only do it for prep. the average person has a couple or three days of undigested meals in thier digestive tract. fasting three days before starting the process is a good idea. The forst week you should avoid meat and dairy alltogether. Also, if you take vitamins take them at least and hour or two after taking the colon cleansing concoction. My last very successful cleanse I added a parasite cleanse formula. It sounds overboard but i felt less tired and my skin never looked better. I did loose a bit of weight but I think it was due to the fasting and the fact that I got rid of the undigested stuff. Also, I don't know if your product has bentonite in it but you might want to look into this product. It was a part of mine and I had pretty good results.
      Good luck

  32. QUESTION:
    Colon Cleanse - Homemade Psyllium and Bentonite Clay Shakes?
    Has anyone tried this? I'm on day 4 of this regimen and I've noticed that I'm becoming more bloated with each passing day. Does the bloating eventually go away?

    Also, the Psyllium powder doesn't mix well...it ends up clumping, but I drink it down anyway. I've tried using a hand mixer and it mixes it well, but I don't know if it's supposed to be lumpy or not in order to work!

    Help?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think a "shake" is the way to go - these ingredients are harsh, and if not mixed properly can be really dangerous!!

      There are plenty of products available that include Bentonite Clay, senna, and natural extracts for an easier experience.

      I used Core Cleanse about 3 weeks ago and I have to say I was pretty impressed. It was cheap, and quick - and I was feeling better within days, which is the whole point of even doing this right??

      No mixing, no measuring.. totally simple.

      This site has a lot of good info, and a chart to compare colon cleanse products:
      http://www.coloncleanse.net/reviews.html

  33. QUESTION:
    Where can I get Dr. Natura's Colonix (colon cleansing program) in India?

    • ANSWER:
      You can try Bentonite clay. It should clean out your body with natural sources. I think Indian will have some.

      Take Care. :)

  34. QUESTION:
    Thin stools after colon cleansing?
    I just completed a colon cleanse with a kit from Blessed Herbs with laxative herbs, psyillium and powdered bentonite. My skin has been cleared and I feel more energetic after the cleanse and now, I've also been eating better with high fiber diet and lots of clean water.

    I was quite regular prior to the cleanse with 1 bowel movement every day. After the cleanse, I am regular but frequently get 2-3 BMs a day. Problem is, I cannot understand why my stools are now so much thinner, but long. Prior to the cleanse, I had fatter, shorter stools.

    Is there a chance that the psyllium/bentonite got stuck in my intestines or some other obstruction? I've also done a couple of enemas but my stools remain thin ( around 3/4 inch ) and long. I'm not constipated and I pass stools easily.

    Will somebody who has knowledge of what's going on put my mind at ease? I really don't know how to deal with it if I got something stuck in my colon.

    Erika

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like things are going like they should be. Going once a day might be regular, but it isn't normal for the human body, unless you eat once a day. Food in, food out. That is how it should be. If you eat 3 times a day, you should go 3 times a day. Long and thin is good. Short and fat, not, as that is a sign of constipation. Most people in American are constipated and don't even know it! (used to work for a proctologist group as an MA)

  35. QUESTION:
    How Do I Colon Cleanse?
    As the question says, I want to know how to colon cleanse. I know th eimportance of it, which is high, but I dont know of any home remedies. I think that the best cures are home remedies. I have some picts below to help you understand why I ask...

    http://www.coloncleansingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/colonix_5_9_06.jpg
    http://www.drnatura.com/colon_cleanse_pictures/colon_cleanse_lg100.jpg
    http://www.coloncleansingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/colonix_6_11_06.jpg

    The second one seems the worst.

    Please note that I am currently 15, so I shouldnt need anything super powered. But I would like a decent strength one.

    Also, if you provide me with one, how often should I do it? LIke a few times a year? Maybe once every other month? Monthly?

    Act like I know nothing about this. And I really dont want to buy some 80 dollar a month pill that uses herbs that I could just go find and buy.

    All help is appreciated!

    Signed,
    Nick

    • ANSWER:
      The above is not wholly accurate but her point is valid.

      Some people say... Everybody builds up mucoid plaque because of our current ways of eating, it doesn't take fourty years of burger and chips. Likewise fibre alone does not clean out the intestines and colon like a well prepared cleanse does after years of abuse. However the lady's absolutely RIGHT in saying that you shouldn't try this right now.

      On the other hand others will say... Mucoid Plaque does not actually exist and that what comes out after a colon cleanse is in fact just the Bentonite Clay as Psyllium coagulating and forming the appearance. Ie. that it's all a con to sell their expensive herbal remedies. Some doctors/nurses say that upon using colonoscopies everything looks pink and normal and they can't see a trace of the stuff to be removed. I would bear this side of the argument in mind.

      Don't do this, wait until your early twenties and re-weigh up the odds and just make some changes to your diet instead. Eg:
      Cut right back on processed and flavouring added foods.
      Eat 100% more raw foods than you currently do.
      Drink some cleansing or decaf teas like Rooibosh and Dandelion Root every day.
      Chew food thoroughly.
      Stop all foods that contain sweeteners, caffeine, MSG and too much salt.
      Take a teaspoon of Spirulina, Chlorella, and 1/2 of Wheatgrass every day to mop up toxins and gain extra super nutrition.
      Think about making Kefir to drink in the mornings - another super food.
      These things will serve you FAR better at the current time.

      However I know that if you're determined you'll find the info anyway, instructions for the DIY Hawaiian colon cleanse --> http://www.angelfire.com/sk/monkeypuzzle/hawaiiancleanse.html

      But I have to tell you that it is REALLY hard going, very hard on you mentally and physically, and best not done for a good few years yet. You certainly shouldn't attempt anything like that on your own at your age even if you feel it is necessary (no condescension intended but you're still growing and should be monitored to make sure you're getting enough nutrition, this is VITAL). Everything has to be done to the T or you could screw your body up far worse than there's any chance of it currently being. Be WARNED and please DON'T do it yet.

      Strength is not the issue, it's the number of days you do it for that affects how much (alleged) mucoid plaque gets removed. When you hit your twenties and if you still want to do it, i'd think about every six months for two or three days is plenty.

      Leave it, learn about the processes and herbs for a few years, then put the information together to do it safely when you're a bit older if you believe in it :-)

  36. QUESTION:
    Colon Cleanses and Mucoid Plaque?
    I have been doing a lot of research on the so called "Mucoid Plaque" to find out how valid the claim is. All the answers all seem so black and white. We've got Doctors on both sides of the spectrum. Some argue that there is mucoid plaque and that it is very dangerous to have inside of us while others totally dismiss any possibility of it. It seems like either way, someone is trying to make money off of us. I really want to know what people think and if there are any Doctors (Naturopath or Modern) out there that have any advice, input, etc. I am thinking about doing a colon cleanse but keep reading about how dangerous these cleanses can be. I have also heard from people who have the mucoid plaque without being on a cleanse or fiber, etc. How does one explain that? I am neutral right now, I just want more opinions before I decide to do a cleanse or not. Logic tells me that mucoid plaque would exist in the "western diet", but I really have no idea. Either way, is it best to take my chances by not having a cleanse or to be safe than sorry and go with a cleanse?
    (FYI, I eat really healthy and exercise regularly and find myself plugged up and bloated all the time. I have tried everything short of a cleanse)

    • ANSWER:
      You can find all the ingredents from a Colon Cleanse product in a regular store. These are: ground flax seed, psyllium husk and (sometimes they include bentonite clay, walnut husk and pumkin seed, and other herbs but these aren't essential). So if you decide to do a cleanse, don't pay 0 for it. Those are pure rip-offs and it's got about worth of ingredients.

      It's pretty clear to me that all of the supposed "mucoid plaque" that comes out is just the stuff you are putting in with a cleanse, plus water.

      I also understand, from medical doctors, that most colons look pink and clean. This whole idea of plaque build up is not completely right.

      That said, adding soluble fiber to your diet (which is basically what those cleanse programs do) has a lot of benefit. Both conventional doctors and alternative medicine types can agree that it will reduce your cravings for junk food, boost your immunity, lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels, reduce your hemmorhoids, constipation, or IBS, and decrease your risk of certain types of cancers.

      So why not.

      Just don't get ripped off.

  37. QUESTION:
    colon cleanse? do they work?
    a friend told me that i could get an over the counter colon cleanser or an enema that i could do myself. is this true and if so where could some one purchase one and how much would it cost? do they work, and how do they work? what is the process? how much weight could one expect to lose in how much time? thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There is a very broad range of colonics, so there can't be a single answer, but generally they will cleanse your colon, particularly the longer-term systems.

      The colon is very important in general health, and is very often unhealthy when a person eats a western diet. Fecal impactions, bacterial overgrowth, stricture and diverticuli are unfortunately very common in the western meat-and-carbohydrate diet.

      The most effective colon cleansing products are those that are multi-stage, starting with an adsorptive mixture like bentonite clay that leach out poisons and toxins from impactions, then pass them out, followed by an herbal 'roto-rooting' course using such things as black walnut, insoluble fiber, anti fungal/parasitics like clove/garlic/oregano/octanoic acid, etc. to soften and remove the impactions and clean out parasites. Finally, a long course (4-6+ weeks) of systemic herbal cleansing and immune system supplementation to prevent recurrence should finish the job.

  38. QUESTION:
    anybody using this stuff? acai berry and colon cleanse?
    I am tired of all the advertisements. I want to try these products, but I want a real person to tell me if this stuff works. So, does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      Commercial "colon cleanse" products mainly irritate the intestines to cause increased frequency of bowel movements, etc. Some of them contain herbs to help soothe the irritated tissues... some contain things like bentonite clay to "absorb toxins"... some contain probiotics... yadda yadda.

      The truth of the matter is that the best way to "cleanse your colon" is with a CONSISTENT, healthy, vegetable-rich diet. It may take some treatment to optimize your digestion, and that may include a variety of treatments to heal the gut... but that's not about "cleansing."

      Can "toxins" have an impact on weight management and general health? Absolutely! Generally this refers to fat-soluble toxins, which arent really liberated or eliminated when you do a "colon cleanse." To address toxins of this sort, a specific detox protocol put together by a qualified health professional is in order. (Such a program could include things like specific herbs, saunas/hydrotherapy, niacin, etc.)

      The liver is our main organ for breaking down toxins for elimination. The processes by which the liver works can be supported (this must be done properly, in a way that balances the many functions of the liver to avoid creating more problems than you fix.)

      As for Acai berry... it's rich in proanthrocyanidins, an awesome anti-oxidant. But I've read the "research" (there's very little; mostly just a lot of testimonials by people whose credentials cannot be verified.) The truth is that BLUEBERRIES (and other dark-colored berries) are just as high, if not higher, in the many anti-oxidants and nutrients found in Acai berry (and mangosteen, for the record.) Blueberries are much less expensive, plus they're locally grown and therefore more ecologically sound. Eat them whole, put them in your salads, make fruit shakes with them... eat the whole berry and you'll also benefit from the fiber and overall nutrition

      Moral of the story? Optimize your digestion (with the help of a qualified ND or your MD), and then eat well, drink enough water, get enough fiber and exercize. THAT is your best bet for the average joe's (or joan's) detoxification.

  39. QUESTION:
    i have severe constipation, is it alright to take some cold milk?
    i just had a vomit cuz i ate too much at a party, now i am sure i have had a constipation since morning, thats why i didn't wanna eat at first place. Now i am hungry after the vomit, i don't' feel like taking any food, can i take fresh milk, can I? i mean will it help me?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ahmed

      Quick Action Plan for Constipation

      1. Seek to understand all of the various factors, both physical and mental/emotional, that can potentially be contributing to your constipation. Also, pay attention to how your symptoms become triggered or are made worse. For example, do you notice a worsening of your symptoms when you become anxious, angry, or stressed? Learning to recognize such triggers can help you devise a plan of action to minimize or avoid them altogether.

      2. Be conscientious of food allergies and avoid these foods for a time.

      3. Maintaining a healthy diet that is high in fiber can improve the frequency of bowel movements. Include plenty of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, whole-wheat grains, whole bran, and beans and legumes.

      4. Be sure to drink adequate amounts of pure, filtered water throughout the day. Milk will make you more constipated.

      5. Nutritional and herbal supplements can improve bowel function and help stabilize the levels of microorganisms in the body. Useful nutrients include magnesium and vitamin C, while herbs such as aloe vera, cascara sagrada, and senna can also be helpful on a short term basis. In addition, consider probiotics to enhance the concentration of friendly bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Bentonite clay is also recommended for a limited time to help clear the bowel.

      6. Regular exercise tones the muscles in the body and alleviates stressful emotions. It is best to exercise 20-30 minutes per day at least four times a week.

      7. Alternative professional treatments like Chiropractic, Massage, Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine can help to pinpoint and resolve the underlying causes of chronic constipation.

      8. Find natural alternatives to medications, including laxatives, which disrupt the body's natural rhythms and in doing so adversely affect the intestines.

      9. Do a colon cleanse to clear out the poisons and toxins in the colon.

      Best of health to you

  40. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to take liver cleansing supplements and colon cleansing supplements?
    (Doctors' answers prefered.)
    Is it safe to take liver cleansing supplements and colon cleansing supplements? If so, is there a certain brand you recommend? What exactly is in the supplement that is effective? Is it possible to overdose? I am a 20 yr old female with irregular bowel movements and occational nausea. My stomach is often uncomfortable and bloated (even when I'm not on my period), and I'm wondering if it would help to take colon cleansing supplements. Every now and then, maybe every 2-3 months, I get so nauseous for an hour or so and then I vomit. After I vomit I feel better but I still feel exhausted so I usually go to sleep afterwards. I already exercise, drink plenty of water, and eat healthy, but nothing I do seems to work. My doctor says there is nothing she can do because there is no consistency and there doesn't seem to be a certain food that triggers it so she can't diagnose anything. Also, I don't know if this is relevant but sometimes if I'm hungry I get dizzy. If I dont eat enough I get very fatigued and sometimes dizzy. I'm 5'4" and about 108 lbs. That is a healthy weight for my body type. Just to clarify, I don't starve myself, I always try to make sure I've eaten enough. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You've got 20 questions wrapped in there...
      Yes, you can take them together - th colon cleanser will get rid of the liver waste through the stool, so its fine. Colon cleansers are either irritant/stimulant laxatives like senna or cascara sagrada, or physical laxatives such as psyillium, flax or oatbran. Some include clays such as bentonite. It is possible to overdose, but that would take some serious effort - what is far more likely is that you wont drink enough water and end up very constipated - so drink lots of water...

      When you say that you have stomach bloating - you mean like it feels that you ate too much? That sounds more like something that would benefit from digestive enzymes, rather than a laxative.

      And for goodness sakes, everyone gets tired and dizzy if they are hungry enough - everyone. Dont write that off as some odd symptom. And "irregular bowel movements" are more normal than not. That bit about having one every day - I have no idea where that comes from. Most of your stool is dead blood cells (thats why its pretty much the same color day in and day out) - and some people simply go through them faster than others. If you are having to strain to exprell them, increase your fiber intake DAILY. Being sporadic with your fiber intake can make your intestines sporadic. Fiber is what your body uses to literally sweep everything out.

      I dont know where you are - but most of these products are very similar If you see them, I like renew life brand - and in that case, you dont need a seperate product for each system, just get the one for beginners and it covers all of your organ systems.

  41. QUESTION:
    what is calcium bentonite clay called in urdu language and how can it be bought in Pakistan(Punjab)?
    Bentonite clay is also known as Montmorillonite clay and Fuller's earth. Bentonite clay is the main ingredient in most commercial detox products and as such is sold under many different brand names.
    Bentonite clay is considered as the key ingredients for manufacturing colon cleanse products
    In a natural form, Bentonite clay is available in two forms such as calcium Bentonite and sodium Bentonite. Sodium Bentonite is mostly used for an industrial purpose. While Calcium Bentonite clay is the clay mostly used for detoxification purpose.
    Bentonite clay is available in 3 forms such as powder, gelatinous preparation or encapsulated form. If you like to achieve more benefits, it is better to use Bentonite clay in liquid form before taking

    • ANSWER:
      I can assure you that it is very unlikely that you will encounter someone who knows the urdu language or is familiar with merchants in Pakistan to help you with your question.

      Not every question is appropriate and effective for Yahoo! Answers and yours is one of them.

      I know my answer is not the best answer you are seeking, but it is the best possible answer I know you should to read

  42. QUESTION:
    any body know which colon cleaner is best?
    dose any body know of a colon cleaner that realy works, iv seen hundreds of products on line but i need some opinans about this prudocts if they reay work or not

    • ANSWER:
      These do work and are among the srongest and best formulas on the market (see his why our products are best for why)..I have used them with success...drawing out the ropes (see the Jensen book below for what you are looking for or visit curezone for the mucoid plague pictures) Here I went and got the link for you

      http://www.curezone.com/image_gallery/bowelcleanse/002/default.asp?i=26&n=27

      You need both formula one and formula two

      http://herbdoc.com/p17.asp

      http://herbdoc.com/p20.asp

      (if you want to make this one yourself and save money, buy organic bulk herbs and use the following proportions... 2pqrts Flax seed, Linum usitatissimum, 2 parts Apple Fruit Pectin, Malus communis, 2 parts Pharmaceutical Grade Bentonite Clay, 7 parts Psyllium seed and husk, Plantago psyllium, one part Slippery Elm inner bark, Ulmus fulva, one part Marshmallow root, Althaea officinalis, one part Peppermint leaf, Mentha piperita (or one part fennel seed) and one part Activated Willow Charcoal, Salix alba.

      when I say part that could be whatever measure you use like one tsp, one tbs, one tea cup, one cup, one bowl or whatever...you will generally need a lot...mix it up on a blender (I use a vitamix)..the dose in one heaping tbsp five times a day..see the link for how to mix it and when to take it...(do not take with meals as the charcoal in it will absorb the nutrients an not allow absorption as it does for poisons when used by hospitals for poisonings,

      This will draw the hardened toughened fecal matter out often in ropes. You must first take the number one until you are going to the bathroom two or three times a day and the feces are soften and voluminous. Then add the intestinal cleanse number two to it.

      Also recommended are these two books.http://cgi.ebay.com/Dr-Jensens-Guide-to-Better-Bowel-Care-by-Bernard-J_W0QQitemZ270185992077QQihZ017QQcategoryZ2228QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

      http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Christophers-Guide-Colon-Health/dp/1879436205

      both of these men were Dr Richard Schulze's (herdoc.com) teachers.

  43. QUESTION:
    Bentonite clay and psyllium husk drink?
    Hi there

    I am drinking this each morning for a colon cleanse but really find it hard to drink. The taste is ok as I add a little juice to it but its the consistency thats a nightmare. It immediately turns into sludge and no amount of stirring or shaking it changes this. My question then is - if I put it into a blender would that make it a more easy consistency to drink. If I try to drink it normally I find I am having to scoop it out with a spoon as it doesn't flow at all. Would welcome peoples opinions who have taken this drink before not just general comments or unhelpful lectures! thanks!
    its a shame none of you can read. I did say I didnt want any lectures - it was a question for people who knew the answer to answer. this is why this site is called yahoo answers as opposed to "Yahoo's page for sanctimonious pricks to offer their opinion (which they have copied and pasted from other sites) and to try and influence what I do." If I want to ingest Psyllium Husk, Clay, cat shit, semen or pus I will do so without your views thankyou. Try next time to understand the concept of the question.
    Janelle thankyou for that informed and educated response! its so nice to hear from like minded people! you are so right too. People can say what they want about alternative medicine and dismiss it as all quackery but if you haven't tried it you have no right to judge it. I wanted to lose a few pounds before doing this detox ( I am a healthy person anway who eats a vegan diet, but in the past week have been eating lots of fried food). Well after only 3 days of eating soups, smoothies, fresh juice and the clay/psyllium drinks (never going hungry) I have lost 2 pounds. Not bad going really and not counting calories! I have eaten sensibly and eaten fruit and veg in absolute abundance! Instead of people having a go at detox plans perhaps they should look at things like Atkins, South Beach diet, or people that claim a bowl of pasta has bloated them! wholemeal carbs, fruit, veg etc should not be feared and to exclude them from your life is quackery and strange!

    Thanks - happy detoxing!

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry you have had such horrid responses from ill-informed anti-natural medicine 'skeptics' who have nothing better to do but berate those who are taking control of their health by utilising natural preventative health measures. They are correct in one point - the body is capable of detoxifying itself. It does this in 4 ways; via the skin (sweat), the digestive and urinary systems (faeces & urine)and via the lungs (expiration). The body is clever - noone understands or respects this better than natural medicine experts. The body is always striving to regain homeostasis, or balance. However we are living in an increasingly toxic world, and problems occur when the toxin-in, toxin-out ratio becomes unbalanced (ie - when we are unable to eliminate toxins as fast as we are ingesting them.) High levels of cancer and other toxicity/lifestyle diseases are proof that our bodies are overburdoned and not coping with their toxic load. Those of us who eat organic, and eat the correct ratio of alkaline/acidic unprocessed foods, avoid alcohol and drugs (including pharmaceuticals) as well as use only natural personal care products on their skin will have little need to detox as their bodies will not have the huge amount of work to do that the rest of us do. But most of us like to enjoy a glass of wine or two, or a slice of cake from time to time, and most of us unknowingly expose ourselves to a plethora of toxic chemicals every day. Therefore, everynow and then its beneficial to assist our bodies to play catchup. And we have been blessed with some incredible natural substances to help us do that. Funnily enough, substances such as bentonite clay are used in some pharmaceutical medications and simple remedies like calamine lotion. All substances are derived from nature originally so to claim that natural medicine is some sort of farce is like shooting oneself in the foot - or biting the hand that feeds one. It just so happens that naturally occurring substances cannot be patented, and hence one cannot make an obscene amount of money from them. Its no surprise then that those who bag natural medicine are only capable of promoting drugs patented by billion-dollar pharmacuetical companies, which are made up of chemically altered natural substances or substances that are modified by adding a few toxic ingredients.
      Ignore their ridiculous fear-based claims. Try the bentonite clay and psyllium and let the experience speak for itself. I did this 7 years ago and soon after all my health issues (irritable bowel syndrome, recurrent candida yeast/thrush, chronic fatigue and aching joints) soon vanished. Of course eating well and going organic will reduce the need to do this frequently but I recommend most people to do this twice a year to enjoy maximum vitality and optimum health. You can make a smoothie with rice/oat milk and something sweet like a banana to make it more palatable. Best wishes and good on you for taking control of your health instead of waiting until you are sick to let the system 'fix' you.

  44. QUESTION:
    colon cleanse at home?
    does anyone have a PLAN of doing a 7 day or 3 day cleanse? i can't spend any great deal amount of money, please help

    • ANSWER:
      You really don't need to stop eating when doing a colon cleanse.. If you go to this site, you'll come across a few different cleanses and there's also a forum where you can search for answers and ask questions.

      Some of the more popular ones are Bentonite & Psyllium, yogurt enema, and the coffee enema. I prefer the Bentonite & Psyllium because it's cheap, easy, and doesn't taste all that bad.

      "Start with one shake a day and gradually increase as the body adjusts to the additional fiber. It may take 3-5 shakes a day and/or several weeks before you start passing mucoid plaque. Continue taking the shakes as long as mucoid plaque is being eliminated for up to 6 months. Additional cleanses may be necessary in order to thoroughly cleanse the digestive system and can be performed for a few months at a time. Each cleanse should be followed with the use of a good-quality probiotic to replace beneficial bacteria. Maintenance cleanses should be done 2-4 times per year.

      Go to this site for all the recipes and forums:
      http://www.curezone.com/cleanse/bowel/

      Good health to you!!

  45. QUESTION:
    Is oxy-powder works to clean your colon?
    Its not oxy clean.

    • ANSWER:
      I read on a very reputable review site that Oxy Powder colon cleanser is not good. The ingredients you would generally expect to find in a colon cleanser are things like Psyllium Husk, Psyllium Seed, Papaya, Flax Seed, Licorice Root, Marshmallow Root, Alfalfa, Uva Ursi Leaf, and sometimes even Bentonite, although Bentonite has alot of contraversy. I noticed that Oxy Powder didn't have that stuff in it yet all of the good ones do so, I have to agree with the review I read. I think the whole "Oxy" thing is just a gimmick. Also, I've been cleansing my colon for a very long time and I've never heard of this whole "Oxy" thing for colon cleansing. I'm sure it's good for something... maybe, but NOT for pushing toxins out of the colon, in my opinion. I always look for the ingredients I listed above - that's how you know it's a good one. Good luck making a decision.. I hope this helps! ;)

  46. QUESTION:
    Bentonite clay for internal healing?
    I want to naturally cleanse my colon, so when i googled it i found Bentonite clay.

    Bentonite clay for internal healing: Is it safe? Is it healthy? Is it effective? Does it work? Any side effects? Any pros & cons?

    If you have used bentonite clay for internal healing, please share your experience. :)
    will this also help me lose weight??

    • ANSWER:
      There is lots of information about using bentonite clay for cleansing on www.aboutclay.com. It's an information website, they don't sell clay. I've been using bentonite clay for years and I love it. I use the Living Clay brand.

  47. QUESTION:
    for boosting up Immune system?
    Any one experienced Transfer factor for immune system ? do we have to take it regularly ?

    • ANSWER:
      i tried if for several weeks before because a guy at the club i worked at had many sample's ......i was not impressed.....but it was tought to tell what it did or didn't do

      I like fresh Garlic and a few grams of Vit C plus glutamine for a strong immune system not to mention do a Colon Cleanse and a HEAVY METAL DETOX to rid yourself of alot of built up toxin's and free radicals that do not do "good things" piling up in your body ....for the latter i recomend cilantro....iodine (from kelp) and bentonite clay.....

  48. QUESTION:
    I just bought Bowtrol... does it work?
    I just got it in the mail today. i got the free sample which is twenty pills. I joined the army and i leave for basic training on tuesday january 13th and i need to lose 3 pounds in 3 days... Will this be possible

    • ANSWER:
      Good luck in the Army.

      Here's two important parts of what coloncleansingreportcard.com has to say about the product --

      Overall grade: C

      Common Complaints According to Posts in Health Forums:
      Grade: B
      There was very little talk about Bowtrol, which means that not many people are taking it or not many people are complaining about Bowtrol. The most common complaints found in health forums around the internet is that this product didn't work, others complained of bloating and severe stomach cramps.

      Possible Consumer Concerns:
      Grade: C
      The main concern that people need to be aware of, is that Bowtrol uses Senna, Cascara Sagrada and Bentonite Clay in their colon cleansing formula. The use of Senna & Cascara Sagrada should be a concern to anyone that has had previous bowel problems, as it's possible to make them worse. It is always recommended to talk to your doctor before ingesting any products containing Senna or Cascara Sagrada. However, Bentonite Clay isn't dangerous to you or your intestines, but it is one ingredient that's use is debated during a colon cleanse.

      Lastly, 12 people on Amazon.com rated it with an average of "3 out of 5 stars"... you should read what they had to say (follow the link below)

  49. QUESTION:
    I'm trying to clean my colon but I think i'm doing something wrong.?
    I've been taking psyllium husk pill and bentonite. The problem is i haven't eaten any food in 3 days just apple juice and im getting migrain headaches. I was told i have to wait until all the build-up of plaque in my intestens is out then i could eat normal again. is that true or Should I eat some food or will this mess everything up.

    • ANSWER:
      What makes you think you need to clean your colon? The colon doesn't need cleaning! Eating a diet high in fiber and drinking lots of water keeps it cleansed naturally.

      You don't get build-up plaque in your intestines. Eating a good diet with fiber and water takes the waste out of your intestines.

      It's no wonder you have migraines. You need food! Start eating some bland food to start out with, or you may get cramps from you being so empty. Throw out the junk you are using and just eat normally. Avoid anything spicy for a few days till your body gets used to food again.

      And remember, your colon doesn't need cleaning!

  50. QUESTION:
    Yeast in the GI Tract?
    I have suffered years with yeast in my gi tract due to a lot of antibiotics. I watch what I eat but still have attacks. Does anyone know of any home remedies to get rid of yeast. Prescription medicines don't seem to work anymore since yeast adapts to treatment every three days. I could really use the advice.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.health-science-spirit.com/candida.html

      Cinnamon, coconut oil, iodine, kelp, sea water therapy, colon cleansing, Pau d'Arco, guayusa, cat's claw, probiotics (high dose, multiple strains +SiO2/bentonite), chamomile (and other immunostimulant and antifungal herbs), H2O2, Sodium bicarbonate, on and on. There are a million ways that will aid you in your elimination of pathogenic fungi -- but unfortunately, they're great at adapting. Read the guide I linked to (if the site is up), and purchase some of the things mentioned. Use high doses instead of moderate ones, and alternate between the different treatments every 2 days or so. Some methods are much more effective than others, but because of the yeast's rapid evolution, it can become immune to certain things in a matter of days. However -- and this is good news -- once it becomes immune to one thing, it might have lost the ability to negate another that it had previously been unaffected by.

      Tips from experience: Coconut oil is your most dependable and cost effective friend, and large amounts of medicinal (not culinary) cinnamon tastes spectacular in plain oatmeal with raw honey. And trust me: especially when it comes to treating candidiasis, buy the best of the best of the best of what your city has to offer in the department of probiotics.


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  1. 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:
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    Does the Acai berry supplement and colon cleanse thing really work?
    I have heard the Acai berry and Colon cleanse "diet" works really well. I am iffy on taking these supplements - do they work? what kind of effects will it have? If I take this am I going to be in the bathroom all day and night?

    • ANSWER:
      When I was interested in this, I read the reviews on Amazon.com (that's where I was buying it from since I didn't want to give my debit information to some site I didn't trust).

      Basically, what I got from that was that the acai berry supplement energizes *some* people, but doesn't really contribute to weight loss at all.

      The people who were pleased with the Colon Cleanse were using it to become regular and not to lose weight. Some people said that they had lost a few pounds from removing all the waste that had built up in their intestines. Generally, the people who were trying the acai/colon cleanse combination did not lose weight, or did not lose enough weight to be satisfied.

      If you read the directions, you have to adjust the number of pills you take so that you are having 2-3 bowel movements per day.

      Side effects include cramping, bloating, and diarrhea.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is a really good affective colon cleanse?
    I want to find a colon cleanse that is good. I just found out that I'm lactose and gluten intolerant, so I want a good cleanse that will help get my body more regulated and back to normal. I heard to start with a colon cleanse and every time I go to look, I bump into a company that wants money for a certain medicine. Does anyone have any good colon diets that work??

    • ANSWER:
      Contrary to popular belief, colon cleansing is quite effective in getting some toxins out of our system. So far one product that I usually use is Pro Health Cleanse. Here's a review about it. http://www.slideshare.net/johnbryce/pro-health-cleanse-pro-health-cleanse-review

  4. QUESTION:
    What is your favorite colon cleanse system?
    I'm looking for a non-clinical (meaning not going into a clinic to have a tube stuck where the sun doesn't shine) colon cleanse system. I've seen one that is apparently popular in Canada and is now in the US, Jillian Michaels has one, there is a system I have seen on an infomercial.... there are just so many.

    And I want to know which is the best?

    • ANSWER:
      Dual action cleanse is a popular one that you can find in stores, but I prefer Ultimate Colon Cleanse. There is a 30 day online free trial.

      You can see a review/comparison over at http://top2reviews.com/dualactionvsultimatecleanse.html

  5. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any suggestions of a good colon cleanse system?
    I have never been impressed by all this clean colon crap, but a friend of mine mentioned she did it and she lost about 5 pounds. I am now interested in knowing if anyone has any reviews or suggestions on any colon cleanse systems. Anyone tried one and had good results?

    • ANSWER:
      5 lbs??LOL..well, it is BACK there in a week! Worthless waste of money and time..not to mention CRAMPS! Just eat more healthily! Lots of veggies..nothing cleans you out better than broccoli.

  6. QUESTION:
    What's the deal with getting a colon cleanse? Would it be worth the money or is just a fad?
    I heard that the average person has anywhere from 5 to 15 pounds of fecal matter build up inside their colon! (YUCK) and that a colon cleansing can get rid of that. Is that true or just junk science?

    Also, if a colon cleansing is worth the money, do you have to go to a doctor to get one done or can you buy something at a drug store or health food store and do it yourself?

    Thanks for any help and / or advice.

    • ANSWER:
      As I understand it (not that I've had it done or anything) it is more than just a fad. It is meant to be VERY good at getting rid of toxins which will make your body much more vibrant and healthy, better digestion, better skin, better flow (blood and waste), you should feel less sluggish and more 'on the go'.

      However it is expensive and it only really has long term benefits if you get colonic cleansing on a regular basis - like once a year.

      I am a little shy of it but if I had more money and knew I could keep up the annual payments then I would try it as I believe it to be very beneficial.

      Where to get it done? I'm not sure - I think most beauty salons would do it. Perhaps some private doctors/health clinics too? I don't know how to advise where you find out the best one in your area. Google's always good but as for reviews? Who knows?

      Good luck!

  7. QUESTION:
    What is a good product for colon cleansing?
    My friend Doug is looking for a product that is good for colon cleansing. Has anyone heard of something called Aloe cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Green tea is health, but it's not a colon cleanser.

      Most of the colon cleansers have the same basic formula rehashed into different bottles or boxes.

      I've used The Ultimate Cleanse, Dual Action Cleanse, and Ever Cleanse, and all gave me about the same results.

      The Ultimate Cleanse comes with a free trial though if you want to just try it out before spending money. You can see a review of it here: http://www.top2reviews.com/dualactionvsultimatecleanse.php

  8. QUESTION:
    what are the best colon cleanse products?
    I am looking to do a one or two week colon cleanse and am looking
    for the best product to use.

    • ANSWER:
      The link has a review of ten products. The second is advice from the Mayo Clinic about colon cleansing. Good Luck. : )

  9. QUESTION:
    Do you know anything about colon cleansing to lose weight?
    I often hear how you can lose 15 lbs just by getting your colon cleansed. Do you have any experience with this? Where can I find more info?

    How often do you have to do it? How long does it take to lose 15 pounds after doing it? How safe is it? How much does it cost? Where do you get it done?

    I promise to pick best answer!

    • ANSWER:
      The acai berry really isn't meant to be a colon cleanser. It's just a food high in vitamins and anti-oxidants.

      A colon cleanser will get rid of about 2-3 lbs of waste/parasite buildup immediately. The rest of the weight loss comes from the health benefits of getting rid of that waste. Your body absorbs more nutrients and vitamins and your energy is increased. There's a nice article on it over at http://www.thehealthfitnessblog.com/general-health-and-fitness/dual-action-colon-cleanse

      You also might want to check out a review or two of some of the top cleansers, like here: http://www.top2reviews.com/dualactionvsultimatecleanse.php

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the best Colon Cleanse Tablets i can buy from Holland & Barrett?
    I have trouble going to the toilet and my doctor has told me to go to Holland & Barrett and get a Colon Cleanse Tablet, but i dont know what one is best, she also told me to try Acai Berry Tablets to help with the bloating, any advice?

    Thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      try both of them but not at the same time, so you can evaluate which one is effective. This acai berry is very effective, for more info on acai berry products you can try visiting this website
      www.acai-risk-free.com

      for colon cleanse product reviews you can try
      www.coloncleansecapsules.com

  11. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to cleanse your colon for a quick flat tummy?
    Any ideas on good OTC colon cleanse products as well as OTC diuretics?

    • ANSWER:
      There are some reviews of a couple of the most popular colon cleansers over at http://www.top2reviews.com/dualactionvsultimatecleanse.php

  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:
      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

  13. QUESTION:
    Dieting: How much does it cost to get colon cleaned?
    I'm dieting & exercising. I've read that detoxing or even getting your colon cleaned can help you lose 8+ pounds. How expensive is this? Which would you recommend a supplement or the colon cleanse procedure?

    • ANSWER:
      The amount of weight you can lose with a colon cleanse depends on how much matter is left in your intestines. The average person has 5-20 pounds of matter, so you can lose a decent amount.

      For colon cleansing home remedies, the best thing would be going for juice fasting for 3- 5 days or eat a diet high in fiber and drink your recommended amount of water.

      For colon cleansing products, Cellular Research, Dr. Natura, Dr. Schulze, Enuvia, Health Plus, Nature's Secret and Oxy-Powder are quite among popular among the industry.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com/ is a blog that review colon cleanse product, colon cleanse home remedies and more.

  14. 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.

  15. QUESTION:
    What exactly are the contents found after a colon cleanse?
    theres a website: blessedherbs.com that show some really gross photos of what people have pushed out after doing one of their colon cleanses. i wonder what exactly is in that gross stuff. also, do u think its for real???

    • ANSWER:
      The waste in your colon... and

      the amount of weight you can lose with a colon cleanse depends on how much matter is left in your intestines. The average person has 5-20 pounds of matter, so you can lose a decent amount.

      For colon cleansing home remedies, the best thing would be going for juice fasting for 3- 5 days or eat a diet high in fiber and drink your recommended amount of water.

      For colon cleansing products, Cellular Research, Dr. Natura, Dr. Schulze, Enuvia, Health Plus, Nature's Secret and Oxy-Powder are quite among popular among the industry.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com/ is a blog that review colon cleanse product, colon cleanse home remedies and more.

  16. QUESTION:
    Bowtrol Colon Cleanse Reviews – Is Bowtrol Cleanse Any Good?
    Good evening everyone
    Maybe one of you bought the Bowtrol Colon Cleanse product and can tell me if he found this Bowtrol cleanse to be useful for him? I read some reviews today about this product I'm think seriously to buy it but I wonder if one of you can share his own experience with the Bowtrol Colon Cleanse product and can tell what he thinks about it.
    Any help and advice about Bowtrol will be great.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hey

      I'm using the Bowtrol Colon Cleanse for a few months and until now I'm very satisfied.
      The Bowtrol Colon Cleanse is a completely herbal and all-natural colon cleansing solution that was designed to help lose weight, improve digestive system, eliminate intestinal parasites and promote overall health.

      I really liked that Bowtrol is made up of ingredients that are all natural herbs. It contains flax seeds that are known to promote good health and also Peppermint oil that is highly efficient in treating irritable bowel syndrome.

      A quality colon cleanser should not only make you feel better on the inside, but also make you look better on the outside - and that's exactly what Bowtrol does.

      I don't know if the Bowtrol Colon Cleanse will work for you the same as it works for me, however with the 90 days money back guarantee I believe that it can be a good idea to try the Bowtrol Colon Cleanse product before wasting a lot of money on other expensive Colon Cleanse products.

      By the way you can also use the link below to get great free trial offers for Bowtrol including the full money back guarantee for 90 days. Hope that it helps!

  17. QUESTION:
    What Stores In LA,California Sell Acai Berry Detox &&Colon Cleanse?
    What stores in Los Angeles California sell Acai Berry Detox?&&Colon Cleanse? I've read so many good reviews about this combination that I want to try it for myself! :)

    I really want to lose weight! :) Like 30 pounds in 5 months (By the second week of Sept.). So any diets the are recommended will be appreciated. && any exercise rutines will also be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      A good way to cleanse your body is doing a colon flush or whole body cleanse twice a month. Usually what I will do is sign-up for a free trial then cancel it when i get my bottle. That way i have a month supply of cleanse for only - bucks instead of . I don't know what your looking for but you can potential loose a easy 5 to 15 pounds of waste without dehydrating yourself. Well I hope this helps. Here are the free trials I signed up for. It cost me about 10 bucks total and got about 3 months worth of cleasenes :) Also, the nice thing about these are they are all clean healthy ingredients. It allows me to eat like i'm 12 again without gaining a pound :) THESE PRODUCTS WILL JUMP START YOUR WEIGHTLOSS CAMPAIGN!!! GOOD LUCK I GOT MY BOTTLES IN ABOUT 3 DAYS!!! :) I also ran 30 minutes a day and lost about 35 pounds in 2 months

      http://kvors.com/click/?s=84696&c=132491
      http://kvors.com/click/?s=84696&c=126924
      http://kvors.com/click/?s=84696&c=121237

  18. QUESTION:
    Besides processed foods and sugars, what else must I avoid while cleansing?
    I recently purchased a colon/intestinal cleansing supplement that got great reviews online. I know that you're supposed to avoid processed food and sugars while cleansing, but I've also recently read that you're supposed to avoid wheat and dairy foods as well. Is this true? Is it a must, or a word of caution? I just want to make sure that I do it right if I'm going to do it.

    The supplement did not come with information on what to eat while taking it.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I just did a cleanse. Avoid wheat, dairy, all meat except fish. It won't hurt you if you eat any of these things but avoiding them makes the cleanse more effective. Also, eat lighter while doing it, lots of fresh food (fruits and veggies). Not big servings. And drink lots of water.

      Here is the website of for the cleanse I did: www.renewlife.com. Hope that helps!

      Actually, I just went there and its not very helpful but I have the instructions from my cleanse. Here's what it says:

      Diet suggestions:
      Fresh fruit and veggies
      Fish
      chicken and turkey
      eggs
      well cooked grain-millet, buckwheat, amaranth, quiona, spelt
      Pasta made from any of the above grains
      butter
      raw almonds and seeds, raw almond butter
      drink 8-10 glasses of water a day

  19. QUESTION:
    What are other ways to clean your colon or cleanse your colon without buying all these expensive online pills?
    I'm trying to convince my mother to cleanse her colon because of how important it is to get rid of all the nasty toxins but she was never a true believer of buying anything from the internet and is very old fashioned so if anybody knows any foods or over-the-counter pills that may have a similar effect and help get rid of nasty toxins please answer it would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      the review done by http://www.coloncleansezone.com/colon-cleanser/best-colon-cleanser.html actually compares the popular over-the-counter colon cleansers available.
      but, if your mom is not so much on taking pills, she can try natural methods like fruit juice fasting or vegetable fasting. fruits and green leafy veggies are good for the colon.
      good luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    Where to buy a good quality colon cleansing diet supplement?
    Add your reviews.

    • ANSWER:
      Your colon stays clean with a healthy high fiber diet. It doesn't need cleansing.
      As for the "bad build up" promoted by homeopathic practitioners medically licensed gastroenterologists repeatedly state they rarely come across patients with any type of residue along the intestinal walls. The ones they do find are suffering from a specific disease or other severe symptom causing the digestive system to function improperly.
      The best way to clean your system is to stop putting toxins in. The largest source is our modern diet of processed and refined foods loaded with preservatives, additives, and concentrates. These throw off the normal functions of the entire body.
      The best way to "cleanse and detox" is to reduce transit time. The amount of time it takes for food to exit the body. The average adult has a transit time of 50-60 hours. So something they ate for breakfast two days ago is still in their system. Yuck!
      This leads to a condition called auto toxicity where the digestive system is working slow enough for toxins to be reabsorbed through the large intestine.
      A high fiber diet can cut transit time to 24-30 hours. Search high fiber foods and focus on eating lots of those.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the best colon cleanse?
    I want to try a colon cleanse and have been browsing through the different kinds and reading a lot of reviews, a lot of them look good.But there are soo many to choose from! I want to get one that will help me with gas and bloating and help me become regular.
    Does any have some that they've used or have heard good things of personally? If so can you tell me how long it takes to start noticing a difference and if the prices are worth it.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Why don't you try a colonic irrigation or a series of enemas?

  22. QUESTION:
    How much weight did you lose with the 14 day acai berry cleanse and colon cleanse duo?
    i started it about two days ago, and i have felt a little sick from it..so i am hoping to hear positive reviews..hopefully

    • ANSWER:
      You are feeling sick most likely because your body is toxic. The Acai detoxes your body, so through many channels of your body, it is trying to eliminate them effectively. Try going to a sauna or taking a hot bath to help alleviate the "overload" in the digestion and so forth. Doing that will bring the toxins out through the skin. That may help with the "sick" feeling you have, until the process is done.

  23. QUESTION:
    what are some ways to naturally clean my colon/almighty cleanse reviews?
    what are some good juices/foods to clean your colon, i havent been able to poop in a few days now, i feel very.. heavy down tehre..

    and has anyone tried the almighty cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat alot of vegetables and drink nothing but water. thats the best natural way to rid your body of nasty crap.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is bad to take laxative everyday? How often should you take laxative and colon cleansers?
    I've noticed that some detox systems require you to cleanse everyday. Does the same go for you stomach?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, That is a good question. Laxatives & colon cleansers are meant an intervention only. Prolonged repeated use is highly discouraged. allot of people are getting hooked on laxatives & cleansers as it helps them compensate for damage their unhealthy lifestyles are causing.
      the fundamentals to health are eat right, sleep right & exercise right. in regards to your colon the most imporatant part would be eating right. Make sure you have an adequate intake of dietary fiber & are eating lots of fruits & vegetables.
      please don't use laxatives or colon cleansers more than they are absolutely needed. there are some that can almost seem to work miracles but it is still just a bandage to cover a syptom when we need to fix the root problem, our lifestyles.
      if you do need to take a laxative or colon cleanse (and we all do at some point) then I would recomend only an all natural product. anything with chemicals is just dangerous to be putting in your body. That said there are one or two products that I feel safe recomending to my patients. there are some that are 100% natural can be used as a laxative & colon cleanser. a good authoritative site to find reviews for various products & info on colon/digestive health is www.doctorcoloncleanse.com

  25. QUESTION:
    Has Anyone Tried The Acai Berry Super Diet Or The Colon Cleanse Diet?
    I keep seeing adds about Acai Berry Supreme online as well as the Super Colon Cleanse that are supposed to promote weight loss. Has anyone tried either of these and if so what were your results?

    • ANSWER:
      I’m a user of Acai and I can tell you that it WORKS! I came across Acai Berry from this website http://www.trustedreviews.us/weight-loss-products/acai-berry-review/ and I ordered the free trial. It really is free, all they charge is the Shipping & Handling and depending upon your location you get it delivered in less than a week (I got mine in 4 days).

      Although, please be aware that this is not a replacement for regular exercise. This is just what it says it is, an aid.

  26. QUESTION:
    I want to do a colon cleanse?
    I've heard a lot of good things about doing a colon cleanse. It can help clear up your skin, help you lose access weight, etc. Has anyone ever done one? How did you like it and did you see results? What did you use and how did you do it? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Doing a colon cleanse is a very healthy step in the right direction of taking care of your body. It can mean the difference in how long you live because by doing one you will be able to destroy the chances of getting colon cancer among other things like prolonging the life and normal operation of many other vital organs like your kidneys, liver, heart and your lungs.

      You should do a colon cleanse every year at least 2 times as it is always good to clean out your system which will eliminate the amount of times you will get sick. It seems as though most sicknesses usually start inside the body from the stuff that is living and growing in it because of all the harmful stuff that is never cleaned out and just sits there to ferment and decay.

      I do one every 3 to six months and I have notice such a big difference in the way that I feel. I seem to have such a burst of energy every time I do one and I do notice a difference in the way that my stomach feels and looks as well.

      If you do one you should use something that is composed of all natural ingredients because it will lessen the chance of any side effects and it will also make your trips to the throne more like a regular trip or normal bowel movement.

      I also noticed that my face clears up gradually as I cleanse with less pimples probably because the crap that was trapped inside of me trying to exit through my skin is no longer there.

      The colon cleanser that I used I got from the site at the link down below and you should visit it because they have a really good review of that product there. It should answer any of your questions as it is aimed at helping people that are doing there first colon cleanse out with what they can expect as well as what they should use.

      I really hope that I answered all of your questions but just in case I didn't you should be able to get the answers at the link below.

      Good Luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best colon cleanse product out there that won't brake the bank and that really works?
    A friend mentioned to me that she had tried several different ones and lost a few pounds plus had more energy. That's great. But I don't want to go through a bunch of wasted time,money,and useless products until I get it right. Is there a product that really works and that is affordable? Or is there a way to make your own cleanser with herbs and such? Thanks to all answers in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Jeanie! Cleansing and detoxing can be tricky... And there are definitely a lot of scams out there! I found this site http://www.detoxreviews.com/ that reviews a lot of the top products out there. Hopefully it will be helpful for you.

      Ask your question and continue the discussion at our Cleansing & Detox forum http://efitnessrepublic.com/forum/index.php

      Hope you find what you're looking for!

  28. QUESTION:
    What makes a colon cleansing diet work?
    Do you know about it, please add your reviews.

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of an organic Candida cleansing kit in a powder or liquid form?
    I need to find a good Candida cleansing kit in powder or liquid form because I can not swallow pills. I prefer a kit that is organic. Can anyone tell me where I can find a kit such as I have described?

    • ANSWER:
      Ooh, sounds dangerous. I hope you're in contact with a doctor about this. Yahoo answers is a good place for quick info, but I wouldn't consider it the best place to get important health help.

      Have you done your homework on the condition? I like to use Amazon.com to track down books that have been highly rated by users. Just search on Candida and then start reading through all the reviews. If I'm not mistaken, Candida really needs to be controlled with diet as well as detox.

      Personally, I'm no expert on the condition so I'm not certain what type of detox you need. There are all sorts of different types and, in most cases, I've heard there's an order you should detox. Colon, then liver, then blood and kidneys, etc. I can't guarantee this is true, but I've read it.

      If colon detox is what you're after, I've used a system called Colonix by Dr. Natura. I like it best out of the few I've tried because I have trouble swallowing a lot of capsules myself. I also like the way the detox herbs are organized. It makes sense to me. Basically, the system is in 3 parts: powdered fiber and herbs that you mix into water, tea, and some capsules (significantly fewer than other systems. I think the most you ever take / day is 4). You can find out more from their extensive website, DrNatura.com. As a side note, the product is kind of pricey, but I really appreciated the ready customer service they made available because I did have questions.

      Whatever you do, I don't think we can stress enough how important it is to be in contact with a doctor about all this (if you're not already). Hope you're feeling well soon!

  30. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever used Colo Vada Plus cleanse?
    I would like to know about other people's experiences with this cleanse. Do you feel it worked? I am looking for a general cleanse as well as a parasite cleanse.

    • ANSWER:
      It does not do anything that your own body does not do on its own. It could be dangerous. And if you have a problem with parasites, this will not take care of it. These products are unnecessary and do not do what they claim to do. And they can actually be very dangerous and damaging.

      http://factoidz.com/top-5-myths-about-colon-cleansers/
      http://www.ehow.com/video_5078618_myths-colon-cleanses.html
      http://www.colonhealthcleanse.net/colon-cleanse-reviews/are-detoxcolon-cleansers-just-a-myth

  31. QUESTION:
    where do i look for colon cleansing products?
    i need honest unbiased reviews on values & safety, then i would like #1 recommendation.
    where do i find "unbiased" reviews on this subject?

    • ANSWER:
      According to every peer reviewed study ever done, colon cleansing is nonsense. However, it is becoming a million dollar business, so you won't be the only foolish person out there who has bought into it. Hope this helps..

  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:
    Digest It Colon Cleanse Reviews - Is It Effective Or Not?
    Hey,

    Maybe someone here is familiar with the Digest It Colon Cleanse product? I am looking for an effective colon cleanse product and it seems that there are many Web Pages and reviews on Digest It Colon Cleanse which recommend using it. However, I wonder if this product really work that well or not and what are the pros and cons of it. If anyone can share his or her results with Digest It Colon Cleanse I will be really thankful.

    Many thanks!
    Kim

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Kim

      I bought the Digest It Colon Cleanse just before couple of weeks and started making use of it 5 days ago, so it will be too soon for me in order to tell you just how powerful the Digest It product is.

      Even so, I have to admit that my very first impressions are good and here are several things that I like regarding the Digest It Colon Cleanse at this point:

      To begin, the shipping of the package is very fast and also it was super easy to order the Digest It Colon Cleanse on the net. The site is very user friendly and unlike many websites with ridiculous claims, inside the Digest It Colon Cleanse website you can understand precisely what you're going to get, how much it will cost you and exactly how the Digest It Colon Cleanse product works.

      Something else that I really like and is extremely important for me is that the Digest It Colon Cleanse is purely natural and completely safe to use and unlike similar Colon Cleanse products on the market you can learn and read about all of the ingredients of Digest It on the official site, they just don't hide anything from their users.

      The last thing which I like about the Digest It Colon Cleanse product so far is that it is sold with complete money-back guarantee so if you're not satisfied with it you are able to send it back to them and get all of your money back. From what I know many companies don't offer you any refund guarantee at all, so this is with no doubt a huge advantage.

      In general, It is too early for me to tell how powerful the product is, even so I believe that I made a very good deal. It seems that the Digest It Colon Cleanse solution is extremely popular for a good reason and the full refund policy makes it very reasonable deal and in fact anyone can try the Digest It Colon Cleanse product without any risk at all.

      P.S., if you like to get about 40% discount from the original price level and to get the this Colon Cleanse product for a special price, then listed below is one link that I have found On Youtube which could be used to purchase the Digest It Colon Cleanse for the cheapest price on the web.

      I hope that it helps all the best!

  34. QUESTION:
    is acci berrie and that colon cleansing stuff safe for me?
    Im 19 years old and im just trying to loose 7-10 pounds of fat (im 5'5 and weigh 126lbs, iv been working out and trying to eat healthier but this weight just wont come off. Would it be safe to take the supplements for a short period of time? Im usually against substances but reviews iv read are so positive.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah you should be fine...

      By the way, get it where I got mine... It's free...

      http://tinyurl.com/brad2d

      Hope it helps and good luck!!!
      -Katie : )

  35. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any good 14 day colon cleanser?
    I have searching for a good 14 day colon cleanser, and I haven't had any luck. Jillian Michaels and the Acai Berry 14 day cleanser had bad reviews with numerous side effects. If someone knows of a cleanser that doesn't try to kill, please let me know. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      the master cleanse

  36. 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!

  37. QUESTION:
    what is a good detoxifying and cleansing drink?
    i'm starting a new diet in the next few days and i'm looking for a good detox and cleanse recipe that will flush me out and you know do its job.

    • ANSWER:
      I came across an interesting article offering colon cleanse advise at http://besthealthfitnessblog.com/ that might answer your question. Below the article are some colon cleansing products that people use. If you click on the product photos, you can read the product information as well as the reviews by people taking it. The prices are greatly discounted too. I hope that helps.

  38. QUESTION:
    What are good beverages to drink to cleanse my colon at home?
    I have been going on a few websites, and they keep on talking about products to buy...but I don't want to try anything like that ( I fear it is some kind of scam)..Is there any juices that would be recommended to drink? I read some where about apple juice and prune juice, but what else is there? Any plans I should go by?

    • ANSWER:
      There's coffee.

      Lose 21 Pounds in 21 Days: The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox
      By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD

      Review's here:

      http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/lose-21-pounds-in-21-days-the-marthas-vineyard-diet-detox

  39. QUESTION:
    Is colon Cleansing so important to lose unwanted fat and bulk?
    hello guys please add your reply.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.Colon Flow is the best way to get rid of all the unwanted toxics from the body and let you gain a slim and healthy system. This product will help in regulating the process of metabolism and boost up your immune system with a freshness and energy.

      To get more information check out this link===>> http://slimfuel.net/colon-flow-reviews.html

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of dark circles under your eyes and the bags?
    I know that this is weird that I am a guy and asking this question, but it is terrible and gets to the point where people question my amount of sleep everyday or that they claim that I look stoned or high. I dont do drugs and I get plenty of sleep. About 9-10 hours a day. I am 15 and please dont answer with just wear make up.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do I remove dark circles under my eyes?
    My eyes look puffy all the time & I can see wrinkles coming under my eyes. I am really worried , because I am only 21 right now. Please I need your help.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of dark circles around my eyes?
    I know the main reason they may be there is sleep but I get plenty of sleep. So please dont tell me its that. But yea for the longest time since I can remember I've had dark circles..... How do I get them off?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com .. tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  43. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of dark circles under my eyes?
    At home, how can i get rid of puffiness and dark circles under my eyes w/o buying anything from the store?? how long will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com .. tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of dark circles that are really noticeable?
    I thought i wasn't sleeping enough but then when i started taking naps nothing changed.My skin is really light and the dark circles are really dark so it looks wierd when my eyes are dark but the rest of my face is light, how do i get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  45. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of dark circles under my eyes. The creams are so expensive?
    At times I can't sleep well and get up at 4:00 A.m for work the creams that are advertised are so expensive. Can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off. Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies; eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colons cleanse products.

  46. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dark circles around my eyes?
    I used cold potato slices and cucumber and tea bags and i can't get rid of them, do you have the solution? Have you tried anything of that? Help please, thanks.
    i want to get rid of them not cover them and yes i will be able to buy things

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  47. QUESTION:
    Best way to conceal dark undereye circles?
    I've always had dark circles, since I'm very light skinned. I use undereye concealer every day, but I would like to find a product/some way to just once and for all get rid of them! Any suggestions help! Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  48. QUESTION:
    Any ideas on what causes dark circles under the eyes, and any remedies?
    Dark circles under the eyes are totally unattractive. Any solutions other than "cover ups" ? Do you know what causes this?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com .. tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  49. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of circles under eyes?
    It seems like I always have dark rings under my eyes. It doesn't matter if I get enough sleep or not they're always there! I've even tried a cream by L'Oreal for it and it didn't work. Is there anything I can do to get rid of them? Maybe a certain vitamin or food that will help?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com .. tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  50. QUESTION:
    What exactly causes dark circles around the eyes?
    Why do they darken or become sunken if you are sick? Why are they dark sometimes even in healthy people?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com .. tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.


best colon cleanse reviews

Super Colon Cleanse 1800

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does this sound healthy?
    Okay. So I want to get in shape. Here is a little about me. I'm 140 lbs. and a vegetarian. I want to eat healthier and start a exercise regimen. Here are my ideas of what I might do. Please tell me what you think.

    DRINKING WATER: I'm going to strive to drink 70 oz. of H20.
    EATING: My daily schedule

    Breakfast: Have a fruit and veggie protein smoothie. That consists of: 8 oz. of H20, tbsp. honey, banana, tbsp. coconut oil, 2 cups of spinach, 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed, 2 tbsp. protein powder, 2 cups of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries

    Snack 1: Piece of Wheat bread with all natural peanut butter on it.

    Lunch: Another smoothie

    Snack 2: A hard bolied egg and milk.

    Dinner: A well portioned meal of veggies, protein, wheat grains.

    EXERCISE: I plan on doing the Insanity Challenge. The 2month workout plan.

    SUPLEMENTS: A daily vitamin, Lichi Super Fruit, Super Colon Cleanse 1800. I'm also planning on taking some other vitamins. Like Iron or a Skin vitamin.

    Any recommendations or suggestions of things to tweak.

    • ANSWER:
      Just note a few things, you can suffer from over hydration so don't count 70 oz of water total. The old rule of 8 cups of 8 oz a day, was actually supposed to be about 64 oz of fluid total a day, you get a bunch from foods you eat too.

      Secondly, colon cleanses don't do anything, and can often times be worse for your body because you can kill off helpful bacteria in your intestines that help breakdown food in your body. Since so many ppl have done damage to the products like Activia are taking a rise to replace and replenish those lost organisms from poorly suggested cleanse diets.

      Just be careful, eat healthy and work out regularly for the best effects.

  3. QUESTION:
    Super Colon Cleanse 1800?
    Has anyone take them? I want to loose a little weight. And some friends said this helps you clean your system. So how much weight did you guys loose? And how many did you take?

    • 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.


super colon cleanse 1800

2 Day Colon Cleanse

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Acia and colon cleanse are there any health concerns?
    I bought some acia from amazon. They are 1000mg. You take 2 a day and I've read where you take the colon cleanse. I'm afraid of my body not being able to function after taking the cleanse. Anyone have any info?

    Anyone on it and what is the cleanse you're taking?

    • ANSWER:
      be carefully with how you plan on taking your acai berry colon cleanse diet plans. Because you can never trust everything that you read online

  2. QUESTION:
    I have a anal abscess and wondering what tips you have done?
    Going to the doctor is out of the question. unemployed and out of work no health insurance. I would normally pooh every 2 days. Now I have taken colon cleanse...well i had to buy more products like these that one just blocked me up. I bought cleanse more that really helped to get me regular. I am about 6 pounds less and going. I have had this for two years yes.. and please NO doctor out of the question cannot afford it.

    • ANSWER:
      Colon rectal stuff can be pretty serious.

      If you can't afford a doctor, ask a bunch a morons on the internet, follow there opinion and then, in the end, just die.

      Good Luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    if i smoke cigarettes or drink caffeine with colon cleansing will it still do its job right?
    before i started a colon cleansing product 2 days ago i smoked like a pack a day but went down to only one or two a day since ive been using the colon cleansing product. will it still work?

    • ANSWER:
      cigarettes and caffeine stress the colon, too, so if you can, try to avoid them.
      to ensure the success of your colon cleansing process, try to remember the colon-friendly foods, like green vegetables and fruit juices (more are listed in http://www.coloncleansezone.com/colon-cleansing/colon-cleansing-foods-for-natural-detoxification.html ).

  4. QUESTION:
    Does the fiber in colon cleansers make you never hungry?
    I am doing a colon cleanse which has a lot of fiber in it 6 grams per dose x 2 per day. The fiber comes from phyllium husk (I just started today) and I am never hungry. It's kind of weird. I typically eat around 1,500-2,000 calories every day, but this colon cleanse thing is throwing that off. Has anyone else had this experience when you eat a lot of fiber? and what should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      yep, the fiber will give you that fullness feeling. however it doesn't last forever. eventually the fiber does its job - cleansing the colon and well now that you're probably feeling more relieved you're probably be wanting to replace it with food.


  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. QUESTION:
    Does the Acai berry supplement and colon cleanse thing really work?
    I have heard the Acai berry and Colon cleanse "diet" works really well. I am iffy on taking these supplements - do they work? what kind of effects will it have? If I take this am I going to be in the bathroom all day and night?

    • ANSWER:
      When I was interested in this, I read the reviews on Amazon.com (that's where I was buying it from since I didn't want to give my debit information to some site I didn't trust).

      Basically, what I got from that was that the acai berry supplement energizes *some* people, but doesn't really contribute to weight loss at all.

      The people who were pleased with the Colon Cleanse were using it to become regular and not to lose weight. Some people said that they had lost a few pounds from removing all the waste that had built up in their intestines. Generally, the people who were trying the acai/colon cleanse combination did not lose weight, or did not lose enough weight to be satisfied.

      If you read the directions, you have to adjust the number of pills you take so that you are having 2-3 bowel movements per day.

      Side effects include cramping, bloating, and diarrhea.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there an inexpensive home remedy for colon cleansing?
    I've been doing a little research on those colon cleansing kits and they seem like the way to go for a healthier system. I work out regularily & have begun eating better. These kits are believed to eliminate toxicity and waste from the body, reduce stress from our vital organs (liver, colon, kidneys, blood, skin, etc.) and support the rejuvenation of the immune system. This all sounds great, B U T.....EXPENSIVE!! I just wondered if anyone knew any safe home remedies that might work as well?

    • ANSWER:
      Psyllium hulls in powder form that you mix with water 2 to 3 times per day, drink lots of water, eath lot of fiber and raw vegetables, take acidophilous. this would be a good minimum to start. After about 2 weeks you can reduce psyllium to teice daily and discontinue the acidophilous.

      You may wish to do a juice fast for the first day or two if you have a juicer and can access fresh vegetable juice, not v8 or sugary fruit juices.

      This is not the most complete or exhaustive cleanse but it is a good basic start and the psylliun, water, fiber, vegetables part of it can be maintained for life. In the long run cunsistent healthy practices win out over occasional extremes anyway.

  9. QUESTION:
    How can i feel full while fasting/ colon cleansing?
    Ok so im doing the colon cleansing diet/ fasting. Im just starting so of course im gona feel a little full for a day or 2 but is there any way that i can feel full without eating a single thing. Would drinking a bottle of water with those crystal light powders in it be too sugary for my stomach and the fast will be worthless? Any thing you know about this, please tell

    • ANSWER:
      If you are fasting, ignore the other 2 posts. Fruit juice IS food and Flax is food as well (although the flax is a good way to "clean house") I have found that soda waters keep me quite full (e.g. canada dry makes some flavored ones and Lacroix makes them as well) They are usually by the bottled water/vitamin waters in the grocery store and are nothing but flavor and fizzy water. Crystal light is pretty much just chemicals and would prob be a very bad idea on an empty stomach.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    How to clean out a spastic colon?
    I eat a lot of fiber and drink alot of water and I do have a bowel movement every day but it's these thin long strips. If I miss one day of the heavy fiber cereal either i don't have a bm or it's a very small one consisting of pellets and clumps. Seems that my colon is full of dried up impacted fecal matter, how do i get rid of it? And to those that don't believe in the theory of colon cleansing, how exactly do you explain spastic constipation?

    • ANSWER:
      The thin long strips of feces are indicative of spastic colon (also known as irritable bowel syndrome). There are 2 sub-types of people with IBS, constipation and diarrhea predominant.

      Although it feels as if your colon is full, it is not. The colon gets constricted (hence the ribbon pooh) and feels as if it is full. Continue your fiber diet and drinking lots of water. Also have you tried live yogurt. I used Activia and that seemed to improve my symptoms (although the biggest improvement came when I changed jobs - less stress)

  13. QUESTION:
    Why do people get so concerned when dieting is involved?
    I am a healthy male in my mid 20's and I find it extremely depressing how people react when I talk about dieting.

    For example, this week I am doing a 2 day liquid diet for cleansing purposes. And once people found out about this my office it soon became a circle of concerned citizens, all focused on my health. As if I could just die by doing this...

    Why are people so deathly afraid of dieting or changes to ones diet?

    • ANSWER:
      This isn't really a diet issue. It's a psychological question about why you're so concerned about the reaction of other's that you find it "extremely depressing" and why they are concerned about your diet.

      People become fearful of things they don't understand. So, you're answer is "ignorance". People who are ignorant of what you're doing may become concerned.

      Why you're doing useless cleanses is another issue. Here's some verbiage about that.

      "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 to support the kidney's natural activity. 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.

      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

      So, you can cleanse for 2 days with no problem (apparently). Old people like me do it prior to colonoscopies as a matter of routine. However, we do it under the instruction of medical professionals. Faddist or people who cleanse for cultural or religious reasons or others who don't know it's a useless thing to do, don't do it with medical advice and consent so they could be jeopardizing their health. There are people with medical issues who should not cleanse...insulin dependent diabetics, hypoglycemics, and others would find cleanses are counter to their health maintenance.

      Good luck and good health!!

  14. 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.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there colon cleansing products I can buy at the store?
    I want to do a colon cleansing, but there is no WAY I am going for a colonic and I don't want to spend 100 dollars on ordering one. Is there medicines in the regular drug store you can buy?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day for a start. Buy yourself some LSA (ground linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds) most major supermarkets and health food stores have it. Sprinkle 2 - 3 tablespoons on your cereal every morning before you put juice/milk on it. Perhaps try cut back on dairy, find a milk substitute, i.e.:- soymilk, rice milk, goats milk. Soymilk has a nutty taste, rice milk is yummy and sweet, goats milk is easily digestible because fat globules are a lot smaller that regular milk. Increase your intake of omega 3's & 6's (buy some flaxseed oil tablets and take with each meal). Too many people are deficient in these essential fatty acids which are imperitaive for smooth digestion processes, check out this site:

      www.healing with nutrition.com/news

      Good Luck.....:)

  16. QUESTION:
    This is for people who have experience with Colon Cleansing?
    Has anyone done the colon cleansing? If so where did you get the products? How long does it take. Can the results really look like the pictures you see on the websites?

    • ANSWER:
      My husband and myself and a friend all did the colonix and detox program from www.Dr.Natura.com. My husband used it due to having fatty liver syndrome from his bad diet. He feels great and has more energy since using this product. I used the products mainly for the detox. I have been fighting really bad hives for over a year and was tired of always taking supplements for my problem. I began to think that maybe they were caused from an overload of pollutants and toxins accumulated over my lifetime. I am pleased to say that since using this program I have not had one single outbreak of hives! My friend used the product due to bad bowel problems. She would only "poop" about once a week. She now goes daily and feels so much better. We all used the products for 1 month and now I continue with the fiber, multivitamin, and detoxigreen supplement daily. I feel so much more energetic, no more hives, no more headaches and not so stressed out. The only one that had the "icky" stuff come out in the bowel movements was my friend - she swears by the fiber and uses it daily to maintain regularity. I can tell you that this company stands behind it's products. They have a money back guarantee and the best customer service department I have ever experienced. The product itself is very gentle and you are not running to the bathroom all day to explode. If you try their product and like it you can go back to their website a submit a testimonial and they will send you free products! Now that is pretty good! I have gotten a free bottle of the fiber, their multivitamin and a bottle of detoxigreens! I now have 2 other friends trying Dr. Natura. If I could, I swear, I would go to work for this company, that's how great I feel their product is. Go and check out their website even if you don't buy their stuff - it has alot of information. I hope this helps you - Good Luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    Looking for a more natural form of fiber to take for constipation?
    I take a daily colon cleanse pill for over 2 years now due to constipation & severe left abdominal pain. Is there a more natural fiber daily thing I can take to help as I hear the colon cleanse will take to much good bacteria out of a body.

    • ANSWER:
      3/4 cups prune juice + 1 cup apple sauce + 1 cup unprocessed wheat bran. Take 1 or 2 tablespoons a day and store the rest in the fridge. Drink lots of water.

  18. QUESTION:
    what is a good OTC laxative that works well at cleaning you out and not bring too harsh?
    I am looking for a good laxative to really clean me out. I would like something fast acting and not something that's going to make me sit on the toilet for half the day with little results. Also I would like to know if there are any good colon cleanse systems OTC or internal cleanse products that are natural? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sena, There are a few options but if its a quick and certain cleanse then I can recommend warmed Prune Juice and Milk of Magnesia taken at the same time, A large glass of prune juice and about two or three tablespoons of Milk of Magnesia with a large glass of water, drink them over about 10 minutes and you will definately get a result within 1 to 2 hours.

      You wont get any cramps or pains, just a very sudden and certain need to go! so stay near a loo!, you will most likely get a couple of repeat actions in the next hour but after that you should be able to get on with your day.

      Definately stay near a toilet within an hour of drinking the two or you really could get caught short!! Trust me I know about that one!!!

      Email me if you need to know more

  19. QUESTION:
    What foods are conducive to proper regularity? What foods should be avoided?
    Also, I heard somewhere that there's this colon cleansing tea you can drink to expel built up waste and toxins in your body. Does anyone have more info on that?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing products are nothing but laxatives. Nothing will clean your system except for a healthy diet. It implies to decrease animal protein and fat, eat more organics, more fruit, vegetables, nuts, decrease sugar intake, sodas, quit cigarette smoking, exercise at least 2-3 times per week. Also to have fiber supplementation every day. You can be regular just by adding 1 scoop of soluble fiber to water or orange juice, 1 glass every morning. If you eat 3 portions of vegetables and fruit per day you will not need any cleansing teas. The built up they talk on TV is a hook to sell nothing more than a laxative.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is there an at home colon cleanse diet that doesn't require fasting?
    I would love to cleanse my colon! However drinking only lemonade for ten days doesn't seem to be a safe way to do things (I live in Arizona and trust me, when it is 120 outside you don't want to be running on E). Is there a safe and effective method for colon cleansing that includes some food?
    TY anyone in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      This is a great question and having done all sorts of cleanses, plus lived in AZ, I agree that fasting on lemon drink is the last thing you want to do.

      There is a great website detailing some other easy ways to cleanse the colon at home. Colon cleanse diet is very important for everyone to prevent colon cancer, 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.

  21. 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!

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best colon Cleanser?-->for people who have actually tried them.?
    I am looking for a colon cleanse that will not make me sick to my stomach. I have had IBS for years and with that comes gas, which is not what i want. Could you please recommend a good colon clease? preferably one that doesnt take very long (isn't a few months long) and won't make me need to run to the restroom every hour.
    Thank you.
    I have been to the doctors about IBS before. What they give me doesnt help.

    • ANSWER:
      mineral oil drink about 1 cup a day for 2-3 weeks

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have real experience with the acasi berry?
    I'd like some advice about this acasi berry and also about the colon cleanse. One website showed pictures of people holding up huge excrements on sticks. Does it really work? It's very expensive, can someone recommend something just as good?

    • ANSWER:
      I got the week trial thing of both, & i'm sorry to say, but they didn't work.

      they gave me 14 acai berry tablets (you're supposed to take 2 a day) & 7 of the cleanse pills.

      I guess my appetite did supress, but nothing major like they claim to do in the advertisements.

  24. QUESTION:
    how soon after getting the mirena can I return to my normal work out plan at the gym?
    I had the mirena inserted 2 days ago, if I start to run, swim and do weight training will I be putting myself at risk of anything this early?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have problems with weight do what I did - try colon cleanse. If you want to lose weight its qualities help loads - but those same qualities also help those who are trying to bulk up. Magic! There's a free trial happening at the moment at http://vilert.mansdiet.info , try it out, why not?

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy to cleanse your colon or do you have to buy an expensive kit to do the dirty work?
    I heard you could have years of undigested stuff in your colon that sticks to the walls and prevents you from absorbing nutrients in the foods you eat now.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Mae

      THe answers on this website really show how ignorant we are in cleaning the toxins out of the body. The average american has one bowel movement every 2 days and almost everywhere else in the world is 30 minutes after eating! If toxins are sitting in the colon where are they suppose to go if you dont have regular movements ? They get in the blood and that is main reason we get illness and disease. We Americans eat so much food that is processed and has all types of chemicals in them. It's no wonder we lead the world in the most types of diseases known.

      To answer your question; the process is to get herbs (or colonics) that help give a person regular bowel movements and cleans out the colon. You can do this effectively with a 5-10 day cleanse by eating organic fruits and vegetables (better yet juicing them) and using herbs to help clear the toxins. (herbdoc.com has a good program)

      Who makes money if we are all ignorant and have health issues (drug companies of course)? If we educate everyone to have 4-5 colon cleanses a year our nation would have most of our freedom back. Health freedom anyway.

      Best of health to you

  26. QUESTION:
    Anyone know how to cleanse your colon without buying expensive products.?
    Does anyone out there know of any home remedies for colon cleansing? There are a lot of products out there and I am sure alot of them are ripoffs. I know it is a nasty subject,,but many people do it. I dont want to spend money on products that dont work, have any suggestions? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      My friend does something he learned from his yogi.
      1 and a half days of fasting, then drink 2 litres of salty lemony water really fast and have the most amazing and fascinating poo of your life.
      Something like that. Ask a yogi.

  27. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how many pills of colon cleanse do I need to drink a day.And how many of acai 5 in 1 solution?
    I bought these two products and in the directions it say that for the colon cleanse i need to take one or two capsules with 8 oz of water per day. And the 5 in 1 solution says take 2 capsules daily as dietary supplement. But I was reading in different places that they take one of each everyday...

    • ANSWER:
      Don't take either one. You are wasting your time and money. They are both a scam. If you want to empty your gut, just eat a can of raw kraut. It will empty your gut in about an hour so stay close to a bathroom.

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. QUESTION:
    What do you think about body cleanses and detoxes?
    I ordered a cleanse to take, I am pretty excited to see how I feel afterwards. Has anyone done a cleanse/detox before? What are your experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      I used a colon cleanse awhile back and had a good experience
      by colonix. I actually felt 'lighter' after the cleanse which lasted for about 30 days.

      If you want to do it on your own, buy psyillium husk which is like a superfiber. Drink lots of water and eat fruits and veggies for a week or 2, that will clean out your system pretty good.

      Other good cleanses Ive heard of is bowltrol or oxypowder.

  31. QUESTION:
    What is a great colon cleanse? Less than a 2 week process?
    I started working out a week ago and wanted to use a colon cleanse. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Your colon stays clean with a healthy high fiber diet. It doesn't need cleansing.
      As for the "bad build up" promoted by homeopathic practitioners medically licensed gastroenterologists repeatedly state they rarely come across patients with any type of residue along the intestinal walls. The ones they do find are suffering from a specific disease or other severe symptom causing the digestive system to function improperly.
      The best way to clean your system is to stop putting toxins in. The largest source is our modern diet of processed and refined foods loaded with preservatives, additives, and concentrates. These throw off the normal functions of the entire body.
      The best way to "cleanse and detox" is to reduce transit time. The amount of time it takes for food to exit the body. The average adult has a transit time of 50-60 hours. So something they ate for breakfast two days ago is still in their system. Yuck!
      This leads to a condition called auto toxicity where the digestive system is working slow enough for toxins to be reabsorbed through the large intestine.
      A high fiber diet can cut transit time to 24-30 hours. Search high fiber foods and focus on eating lots of those.

  32. QUESTION:
    How many days is it safe to fast from food?
    I am an emotional eater who has 2 basic levels, either can stay away from food completely, or binge. I have found fasting for a few days a week has really helped me gain control of myself, and then can eat healthy for several days afterward, but then bad cycle begins again, so I've started fasting weekly to keep the control. but am wondering howmany days can you do it safely.My deductible on health insurance is too high to try to see dr to ask. My stats are female age 41, weight 340 lbs, have lost 25 in past 3 months. no known health problems yet(the blood pressure cuff at walmart I check all the time and I am in the good range, amazing for someone at my weight). For physical activity I have a office job so I sit alot, but do regular housekeeping stuff and take care of family, don't sit on butt and watch tv all night. Do yard work on weekends and have a 2nd job 1 day a week that is driving. Walk about 3 times a week for a mile but not on days I am fasting.

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing wrong at all with fasting,especially if it helps you gain control of your eating problem. Here's an excerpt from a really good book I read, and the website below has great advice. Jesus Christ fasted as documented in the Bible, it wouldn't be there if as His example if it were bad for us.
      Fasting can break many food addictions, such as coffee, sweets, alcohol, smoke and other bad habits
      The natural process of toxin excretion continues, while the influx of new toxins is reduced, This results in a reduction of total body toxicity.
      • The energy usually used for digestion is redirected to immune function, cell growth, and eliminatory processes.
      • The immune system’s workload is greatly reduced, and the digestive tract is spared any inflammation due to allergic reactions to food.
      • Due to a lowering of serum fats that thins the blood; tissue oxygenation is increased and white blood cells are moved more efficiently.
      • Fat-stored chemicals, such as pesticides and drugs, are released.
      • Physical awareness and sensitivity to diet and surroundings are increased.
      Due to these effects of fasting, a fast can help you heal with greater speed,’ cleanse your liver, kidneys, and colon,’ purify your blood,’ help you lose excess weight and water,’ flush out toxins,. clear the eyes and tongue,’ and cleanse the breath."

  33. QUESTION:
    Have you have tried the Complete Body Cleanse from GNC?
    it's a 2-day liquid formula. you mix it with water and drink it 4 times each day. does it work? what does it do? we told the guy at GNC we were looking into colon cleansing pills and he recommended this for us.
    don't just say no cuz i dont know what youre saying no too. does it work or have you tried it. which.

    • ANSWER:
      its good

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between a colon cleanse, an enema, and a laxative?
    please , the most lengthy and eplaining answer will get ten points.
    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:
      Will you get bloated? as in will the enema swell your tummy? That depends on how much fluid you use. Most likely if you take 1 1/2- 2 quarts you will feel very full and have a noticeable bulge. I would recommend starting with less, maybe a quart at the most for your first enema. Be sure to add a little salt to keep from throwing your electrolytes out of balance.

      How long will it take to cleanse you? Again that depends. If you are a little constipated a few ounces will get things moving in just a few minutes. If you are doing multiple 2 quart enemas then you probably need a few hours start to finish. Usually if I take 1 1/2 quarts it is all expelled within an hour or so counting return trips to the toilet. You need to decide what it is you want to accomplish and what works for you. Remember its not a race.

      Does it hurt? No it should not, if it does you are doing something wrong. Under some conditions enemas may cause bad cramps but this can be avoided with practice. Remember to get the air out of the line and don't hang the bag too high.

      Will it be diarrhea? Well you could describe it that way. Especially towards the end of a large enema.

      How much does it cost? You may be able to find a cheap bag for 5.00 but I would expect to pay more like 12.00-15.00. Some bags can go much more than that, there are some bags that can go for 75.00 or more new and I have seen antique bags go over 0.00. Check ebay and you will see what I mean.

      Do I have to get it prescribed? No.
      Can I buy it at walmart? Maybe, enema bags/ fountain syringes are not as popular as they once were and I have not seen any lately at walmart but I have heard that some walmarts still keep them.

      Are there more higher end stores that sell nicer kinds? Yes there are specialty shops online, just search "enema" or try ebay.

      What brand? The one I would specificly avoid would be cara. I do not like the nozzle that comes with it as it tends to slip out. Faultless is a decent brand and many drug companies once had their own brands.

      How often? Thats up to you but once or twice a week works for me.

      How often is too much? I would avoid daily enemas for extended periods of time. Two or three days in a row and then skip a few days should be ok.
      .
      Pointless? That depends on what the point was to begin with. I take enemas because I enjoy them. Other people may take them for health or other reasons. You will have to decide when it becomes pointless.

      There is a website "enemas4fun" that you might want to take a look at. There are several others that may help answer your questions if you look around.

      If by some chance you are considering this for weight loss, I am skeptical of the effectiveness of enemas for weight loss. At the very least you need to be aware that enemas can be dangerous. There are many websites dedicated to enema fetishes , find some of these "how to" websites and read carefully. Most of them do contain accurate information of the dangers and how to avoid them. This is something that I have been involved with for many years and have first hand knowledge of. Please take time to educate yourself and be careful.

  35. 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.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cleanse your colon?
    I don't want to buy medicine from the store I just want to know if there is any home remedies that I could do? Like eat certain foods or whatnot. I feel like if I cleanse my body Id feel much better.

    • ANSWER:
      The natural way as Mother Nature intended mate .......... Let Food Be Thy Medicine Soccrates said.

      The more wholegrains and cereals like organic brown rice and fresh leafy and green vegies and crunchy vegies like carrotts and celery you eat the larger and easier your motions will be ........... drink more fresh filtered water too to ensure you are properly hydrated and to ease the elimination process...... cut out or right back on caffeine and sodas, pop and soft drinks too as they will dehydrate you terribly and wash out your water soluble B complex of vitamins which are so essential for healthy neural, immune and digestive functioning........ wholegrains and cereals and leafy and green vegies and lean meats are rich in the B complex of vitamins.

      chew each mouthfull at least 20 times ...... to aid in digestion too ....... don't combine proteins and carbs in one sitting ...... leave a 2 - 3 hour gap between each to ease the digestive process ....... eat fruit by itself ie ~ leave an hour after fruit before eating anything else.

      Pinpoint any food intolerances you may have such as lactose intolerance .......... lactose intolerance can cause bloating, gassiness, belching, constipation, acid reflux, achy bones, moodiness and irritability, brain frizzing ........ unaddressed food intolerances contribute enormously to bad digestion and compromise your whole system ...... eat more leafy and green vegies ......... green vegies lightly stemed or raw like broccolli, celery, buk choy, kale, chard are all rich in calcium and magnesium and perhaps ditch the milk and dairy for 5 days and see if that speeds the process for you.

      oh, eat more crunchy vegies too like raw celery, raw or lightly steamed broccolli, raw carrotts ....... they act like a broom and sweep the colon clean ...... green vegies are particularly good for helping with constipation ..... and eat the brown rice ....... one bowl full a day of brown rice, plenty of water and crunchy vegies will nail it for you mate.

      peace baby

  37. QUESTION:
    What can I take for Pregnancy Constipation?
    I can't go to the bathroom now for 2-3 days & I'm wondering what I can take that won't harm my baby...I'm 32 weeks & 3 days with miracle number 1. (A sweet baby girl)

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Well as I said in your other question, I am a mother of two children. A 2 1/2 year old girl and a 1 1/2 year old boy.

      Well I read so many times that A LOT of women get constipation during pregnancy. I did. It sucks!!
      Here are some ways I was told to cure it!!

      *Consuming and eating foods that are only rich in fiber

      *Lots of fruit

      *Exercise -avoid the stressful ones- such as a walk around the block is a great one as it reduces the incidence of bloating

      *Lots of fluids (avoid caffeinated drinks as they only cause dehydration)

      *Also take calcium or vitamin supplements specifically designed for pregnant women

      *Another option is using stool softeners. Only use this in the short term as it has side effects when used for long period of time. You might also want to try using Bowtrol. It's a highly effective herbal colon cleanser that not only does a good job of cleansing you, but also, repairing and healing worn colon tissues.

      Try any of these that you feel confortable trying. I am not sure about the last one I found that one a pregnancy site. But I heard about it before. But like the fluids, fruits and walk doesn't sound too bad. Unless it's cold outside then brr lol. But fruits can be yummy and maybe some flavored water if you like that?

      Hope this helps and good luck!!

  38. QUESTION:
    Do any of the diet vitamins work?
    I want to lose weight but i don't want to not eat and no extreme exercising so i was wondering if the acai berry and colon cleanse actually work or if they're just full of shit. I don't mind exercising just not extreme stuff. If you've tried the acai berry and it hasn't worked maybe suggest what's worked or working for you.

    Please don't comment if it's rude or unhelpful!

    • ANSWER:
      This whole acai berry thing is a scam.
      Acai berries are high in antioxidants.
      A diet high in antioxidant foods can increase your metabolism.
      An increase in metabolism can burn more calories.
      More calories burned can result in weight loss.
      Acai berries cause weight loss!
      That is the big "stretch" these con artists are selling.
      Acai berries don't have any more antioxidants in them than blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries. At 10 times the price because they are "exotic".
      The "cleanse" pills that usually come with them contain nothing more than psyllium husk powder to help you poop more. There is no such thing as a "fat burner ". Burning more calories than you consume is the only fat burner.
      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?
      The same "stretch of the imagination" applies to the green tea, maquiberry, hoodia, moyoberry, gojiberry, fruta planta, and african mango seed extract pills out there.
      Spending the same to a day on this junk would pay 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.

  39. QUESTION:
    Which is the best colon cleanse that you used and worked on you?
    So I need to know which is the best colon cleanse available over the counter I been trying to lose weight after I had my son the natural way but I just don't seem to be loosing any weight my husbands suggested I do a cleanse because I literally go days without using the rest room (#2) and well I decided I try the cleanse but GNC has so many products I don't know which is the best

    • ANSWER:
      Just drink lots of water and try a fibre supplement to poop. 'Colon cleansing' is not going to make you lose weight and will NOT 'clean your colon'. The whole thing is an absolute farce where people (women especially) are erroneously led to believe that the colon isn't capable of self-cleaning (IT IS!) and that they need to do all these unnatural things involving their rear ends. Please don't get sucked in. If you are constipated after fibre and fluids, then see your GP. It is quite possible that your gut is quite happy with the bowel habits you have, or it just needs a bit of diet help.

      Please read the attached link.

      Added:
      A little lesson on anatomy and physiology to help you understand...
      By the time your food has reached your colon, the nutrient and fat absorption has already happened (in your small intestine). The colon merely absorbs water and bile salts. Thus, flushing it out is not going to help with weight loss.

  40. 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

  41. QUESTION:
    I need help and only want serious answers?
    I am looking to do a natural colon cleanse. I have seen all kinds of products in the store but I don't want to take anything that is harsh or synthetic. Any help with product recommendations, tea or food recipes etc would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      if you want to feel energised and cleansed and vital do it the natural way as God intended mate .......... Let Food Be Thy Medicine Soccrates said.

      The more wholegrains and cereals like organic brown rice and fresh low sugar fruits like strawberries, pears and watermelon and fresh leafy and green vegies you eat the larger and easier your motions will be ........... drink more fresh filtered water too to ensure you are properly hydrated and to ease the elimination process...... cut out or right back on caffeine and sodas, pop and soft drinks too as they will dehydrate you terribly and wash out your water soluble B complex of vitamins which are so essential for healthy neural, immune and digestive functioning........ wholegrains and cereals and leafy and green vegies and lean meats are rich in the B complex of vitamins.

      chew each mouthfull at least 20 times ...... to aid in digestion too ....... don't combine proteins and carbs in one sitting ...... leave a 2 - 3 hour gap between each meal to ease the digestive process ....... eat fruit by itself ie ~ leave an hour after fruit before eating anything else.

      Pinpoint any food intolerances you may have such as lactose intolerance .......... lactose intolerance can cause bloating, gassiness, belching, constipation, acid reflux, achy bones, moodiness and irritability, brain frizzing ........ unaddressed food intolerances contribute enormously to bad digestion and compromise your whole system ...... eat more leafy and green vegies and low sugar fruits ......... all rich in calcium and magnesium (green vegies for magnesium and calcium and fruits for calcium) and perhaps ditch the milk and dairy for 5 days and see if that speeds the process for you.

      oh, eat more crunchy vegies too like raw celery, raw or lightly steamed broccolli, raw carrotts ....... they act like a broom and sweep the colon clean ...... green vegies are particularly good for helping with constipation ..... kale, chard, buk choy, celery, broccolli... and eat the brown rice ....... one bowl full a day of brown rice, plenty of water and crunchy vegies will cleanse you mate.

      peace baby

  42. QUESTION:
    Anyone know what's the best thing to mix with super colon cleanse powder? How long should I use it?
    When I first took it I mixed 2 teaspoons to some juice and only took it that 1 time. I am going to try it again but how many times a day would it be best to do it.

    • ANSWER:
      I would say mix it with clear liquids like Sprite or Ginger ale.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are you not supposed to eat while on the herbalife 21 day clense?
    would like to know what I can and can't et. Also am I supposed to continue the formula 1&2? how do you use the products? I know u us florafiber power and aloe but how?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't waste your money, the products aren't that good quality anyway. All cleanses do generally is give people holistic diarrhoea. Both body and colon are self cleansing.

      “There are so many contradictions in the detox theory that it is laughable. For starters, the idea that some foods are poisonous and others are not is misleading and factually incorrect.”

      Dr Roger Clements, a chemist at the USC school of pharmacy, said tests have proved that no extra toxins were expelled from the body on detox diets and that suggesting the digestive system needs a break is ludicrous.

      “We have this wonderful thing called a liver and gastrointestinal tract which is quite long,” he says. “Between them, these two manage everything shovelled into our bodies quite well. We are not made to give the system a rest.”

  44. QUESTION:
    Has anyone actually tried the acai berry for weight lose and have it work?
    Just wondering if it really works, ya know all those adds that say they lost all that weight with acai berry and colon cleanse. I was told that the company was a scam and I believe that i just want to know if the berry works so that i can get it at the vitamin supplement store.

    • ANSWER:
      First check out what is your blood group and what diet is good for your health .

      Basically there are 3 types of Diet

      + ----- HIGHLY BENEFICIAL, FOOD ACTS LIKE MEDICINE
      O ----- NEUTRAL FOOD
      X ----- AVOID, FOOD ACTS LIKE A POISON

      Check out what diet helps lose or gain weight and what diet is really good to be healthy based on your blood group .

      Inorder to Lose Weight eat 5 Small meals every 2 hours a day . Inorder to Gain Weight eat 5 Big meal every 2 hours a day.

      -Blood group O is for Old.- Type O.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Sweetcorn
      Kidney beans
      Cabbage
      Brussel sprout
      Cauliflower

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Euterpe Oleracea
      Sea food
      Iodized salt
      Liver
      Red meat
      Spinach
      Broccoli

      -Blood group A is for Agrarian.-__ Type A.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Meat
      Dairy foods
      Kidney beans
      Lima beans
      Wheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Euterpe Oleracea
      Vegetable oils
      Soya foods
      Vegetables
      Pineapple

      -Blood group B is for Balance.-__ Type B.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Lentils
      Sweetcorn
      Peanuts
      Sesame seeds
      Buckwheat
      Wheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Euterpe Oleracea
      Green vege
      Meat
      Lamb Liver
      Eggs

      __ Blood group Type AB.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Red meat
      Kidney beans
      Seeds
      Sweetcorn
      Buckwheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Euterpe Oleracea
      Tofu
      Seafood
      Green vege
      Dairy products
      Alkaline fruits
      Pineapples

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      For WII
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      for SONY PS2
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  45. QUESTION:
    How often is our digestive system supposed to regulate itself?
    is that like once a day or like twice a day-
    i know a lot of toxins float in the body-
    so like excrement is removed like once a day- i guess! some say twice a day!
    wow i didnt know that about red meat beef and pork right?- but does chicken, seafood, and turkey do the same things?

    • ANSWER:
      The digestive system has a complex system of motility and secretion regulation which is vital for proper function. This task is accomplished via a system of long reflexes from the central nervous system (CNS), short reflexes from the enteric nervous system (ENS) and reflexes from GI peptides working in harmony with each other.

      Pork requires between five and six hours for its digestion.

      The transit time, or the amount of time it takes for food to move through the system, is a function of diet: for a vegetarian who eats a great deal of fiber, it will be on the short end, while for a meat eater who has just consumed a dinner of prime rib, it will take close to the maximum time.

      People who eat diets heavy in red meat or junk foods are also likely to experience a buildup, over time, of partially digested material on the linings of their intestines. Obviously, this is not a healthy situation, and to turn it around, a person may have to change his or her diet and perhaps even undergo some sort of colon-cleansing program.

      There is an easy way to test transit time in one's system: simply eat a large serving of corn or red beets, and measure how long it takes for these to fully work their way through the digestive system.

      I researched extensively till i found the following:

      DIGESTION TIME OF VARIOUS FOODS
      (approx. time spent in stomach before emptying). ........
      Water
      when stomach is empty, leaves immediately and goes into intestines,
      Juices
      Fruit vegetables, vegetable broth - 15 to 20 minutes.
      Semi-liquid
      (blended salad, vegetables or fruits) - 20 to 30 min.

      Fruits

      Watermelon - 20 min.digestion time.
      Other melons - Canteloupe, Cranshaw, Honeydew etc. - 30 min.
      Oranges, grapefruit, grapes - 30 min.
      Apples, pears, peaches, cherries etc. - digest in 40 min.

      Vegetables

      Raw tossed salad vegetables - tomato, lettuces, cucumber, celery, red or green pepper, other succulent vegetables - 30 to 40 min. digestion. -
      Steamed or cooked vegetables
      Leafy vegetables - escarole, spinach, kale, collards etc. - 40 min. - Zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, string beans, yellow squash, corn on cob - all 45 min. digestion time
      Root vegetables - carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips etc. - 50 min.
      Semi-Concentrated Carbohydrates - Starches
      Jerusalem artichokes & leafy, acorn & butternut squashes, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yam, chestnuts - all 60 min. digestion.

      Concentrated Carbohydrates - Grains

      Brown rice, millet, buckwheat, cornmeal, oats (first 3 vegetables best) - 90 min.
      Legumes & Beans - (Concentrated Carbohydrate & Protein)
      Lentils, limas, chick peas, peas, pigeon peas, kidney beans, etc. - 90 min. digestion time
      soy beans -120 min. digestion time
      Seeds & Nuts
      Seeds - Sunflower, pumpkin, pepita, sesame - Digestive time approx. 2 hours.
      Nuts - Almonds, filberts, peanuts (raw), cashews, brazil, walnuts, pecans etc. - 2 1/2 to 3 hours to digest.

      Dairy

      Skim milk, cottage or low fat pot cheese or ricotta - approx. 90 min. digestion time
      whole milk cottage cheese - 120 min. digestion
      whole milk hard cheese - 4 to 5 hours digestion time

      Animal proteins

      Egg yolk - 30 min. digestion time
      Whole egg - 45 min.
      Fish - cod, scrod, flounder, sole seafood - 30 min. digestion time
      Fish - salmon, salmon trout, herring, (more fatty fish) - 45 min. to 60 digestion time
      Chicken - 11/2 to 2 hours digestion time (without skin)
      Turkey - 2 to 2 1/4 hours digestion time (without skin)
      Beef, lamb - 3 to 4 hours digestion time
      Pork - 41/2 to 5 hours digestion time

      I hope this info helps!!!

  46. QUESTION:
    How do i succesfully do the "master cleanse" diet?
    I am trying to learn how to do the "master cleanse" or lemonade diet. I have done some research on it but want to see some input!
    Whats the best method?
    Are the laxatives important and why?
    What are the best ingredients?
    Does it actually work?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Try and think again, when so called celebs do it they have doctors, dietitians and domestic staff in attendance.

      "Master Cleanse Dangers
      The promise that people will lose 2 pounds a day may be true, but the possible side effects of master cleanse diet cannot be ruled out. Some common master cleanse dangers are listed below.

      Nutrient Deficiency
      For the proper functioning of your body, essential vitamins and minerals are also required, which we get from our daily diet. Although there are claims that these nutrients are present in lemon juice and maple syrup, it isn't sufficient to ensure proper and smooth functioning of the body.

      Metabolism Changes
      When a person follows a detoxification diet, there is insufficient intake of calories required to perform daily tasks. Since the consumption of carbohydrates is reduced, some of the muscles are converted to generate energy. This disrupts the metabolism rate of the body, slowing it down considerately.

      Diarrhea
      There are chances that the person may suffer from chronic diarrhea because of starvation during the master cleanse diet.

      Weight Gain and Over-eating
      After completing the master cleanse diet program, people have a tendency to over eat. As they haven't been able to eat for a long time, they immediately rush to eat all that they have missed. But this is again bad for health. People should ideally visit their dietitian and go in for a diet plan which helps the body restore itself. Also binge eating can result in the body gaining weight again, rendering the master cleanse diet useless.

      Since the master cleanse program cleans the colon, there are possibilities that certain useful bacteria being destroyed. Dehydration is a common side effect of the master cleanse diet, as water content in the body is reduced. No new muscles are formed in the body as there is no intake of proteins or carbohydrates during the fast.Insomnia, nausea, depression and craving are other master cleanse dangers."

      Our insides are not dirty, the body and the colon are self cleansing.

  47. QUESTION:
    How Much Water Would it Take to Flush my Colon?
    I wanna Flush my stomach and colon, I can stop eating for 24 hrs but home much water would I most likely have to drink. I'm an adult male.

    • ANSWER:
      Im assuming your talking about a "Salt Water Flush?" because ive never heard of doing it with plain water you can do this in the morning on an empty stomach. Mix 1 Liter (32 oz.) of warm water with 2 level teaspoons of unrefined sea salt. I used pink himalayan crystal salt. As long as it’s not iodized table salt, it should work. Shake and stir well then drink the entire container. Do not perform this cleanse for more than 7 days in a row. Then give yourself weeks or months between the next flush you perform. You do not want to cause an imbalance in your body, and you don’t want to become dependent on the flush to evacuate your bowels.SO SHORT AND SIMPLE: 1LITER OF WATER...2 TEASPOONS OF SEASALT. Hope this helped:)

  48. QUESTION:
    how fast can you lose weight with acai pills and colon cleansing?
    what else would make you lose weight and how much water should you drink a day to lose weight faster? please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      It took a good 2.5 weeks to notice any weight loss with the acai and colon cleanse diet, but once it started it just kept working.

      Combine that with healthy eating, no snacking, and lots of water and you will feel like a million bucks. Check out my story below. acai and colon cleansing did wonders for me.

  49. QUESTION:
    Can I cleanse my colon with 2 bottles of magnesium citrate and fasting for a day ?
    I'm an athlete and I'm trying to cleanse my body from all those toxic and unhealthy things and was just wondering if a day of fasting and two 10 fluid oz bottles of oral solution magnesium citrate could do the trick. Please and Thank you!

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to take xanax while on the Master Cleanse?
    I am on day 2 of my master cleanse and my doctor has prescribed me xanax and wondering if it is ok? Any health issues I should worry about.

    • ANSWER:
      Lack of food will intensify the effects of the drug.
      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. 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 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.
      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.
      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.


2 day colon cleanse

Natural Liver Cleansers

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can Sea Salt be used as a natural liver cleanser?
    I was just wondering if sea salt can be used as a natural liver cleanser because i heard that some where and i just wanted other opinions. If so, how exactly do you use it? Also, are there any other natural rememdies good for cleansing the body of toxins?

    • ANSWER:
      The three answers above me are all trolls.
      Do not take any notice.

      The best detox products are micronized and liquid Zeolites, activated charcoal and some special types of clays.

  2. 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    What kind of facial cleanser can I use to control mild acne?
    I have very mild acne but I want a cheap facial cleanser to use everyday to help control my 1-2 breakouts per month. I have very pale and sensitive skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Let me tell you RIGHT NOW. Do you notice how most responses involve you purchasing a product ?
      Now I will tell you right now that to CURE your acne you must trust what is below.

      Hi there,

      First let me explain briefly that no topicals will ever, EVER.. CURE acne. This is a fact backed by the Health & Pharmaceutical industry.
      Have you ever wondered why anti-biotic supplements can treat acne even though nothing topically changes ? The answer is simply because acne is caused internally, therefore no topical will cure it!

      The cause of acne is Toxins. The manufacturer of these toxins are: candida, parasites & yeasts. Once the latter are removed the internal organs are not burdened and are able to eliminate via the primary channels of the body, namely the kidneys, liver & lymphatic system.

      When toxins within the body are excessive the body is no longer capable of eliminating via the primary channels and must therefore resort to using the skin as an elimination channel.

      The result is toxins surfacing to the 3 layers of the skin. The only way to CURE acne is to eliminate the manufacturers of toxins: parasites & yeasts, additionally reducing candida to its natural balance.

      I have personally created a site which WILL help every acne sufferer across the globe. There is no intention to profit on people's vulnerability. This is the only way to cure acne. Please rememver acne is not a "condition" or "dis-ease" it is a Symptom!

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  4. 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are some alternative methods to treat fibromyalgia?
    My mom has had Fibro for 3 years now and is on TONS of pain killers. I worry a lot about her liver and quality of life on them and wonder what alternative methods there are. She is allergic to lyrica so please don't leave a ton of posts about that drug. Serious answers only please!

    • ANSWER:
      Natural recommendations for treatment of fibromyalgia:

      Supplements:
      Co enzyme Q10 75 mg daily (improves oxygenation, boosts immune system)
      Acidophilus as directed (replaces friendly bacteria)
      Lecithin as directed - with meals (promotes energy, improves circulation)
      Malic acid & Magnesium as directed (energy production, chronic pain)
      Manganese 5 mg daily - (influences metabolic rate)
      Photolytic enzymes - as directed- (reduces inflammation, aids tissue repair)
      Vitamin A - 25,000 iu daily for 1 month, then slowly reduce to 10,000 iu daily.
      Vitamin E. - 800 iu daily for 1 month, then slowly reduce to 400 iu daily.
      Vitamin C - 5000 mg daily - (antiviral, boosts energy)
      Vitamin B complex - 100 mg 3x daily (energy)
      Amino acid complex - as directed- (repair tissues)
      Grape seed extract - as directed - (antioxidant)
      Garlic - 2 capsules 3x daily (immune function, energy)

      Herbs:
      Echinacea, Astragalus, Burdock Root, Dandelion, Red Clover
      Ginkgo Biloba.

      Dietary:
      Eat a well balanced diet of 50% raw foods and live (fresh) juices. The diet should consist of mainly vegetables, fruits, whole grains, raw nuts and seeds. Do not eat meat or dairy products as they increase inflammation- increasing pain; and interfere with circulation- increasing fatigue.
      Eat 4-5 small meals per day, and drink plenty of filtered water, herbal teas and juices.
      No caffeine, alcohol, sugar or honey, as they increase fatigue.
      Avoid green peppers, eggplant, tomatoes and white potatoes. These contain solanine, and may increase pain or discomfort.

      Rid your environment of chemicals: cleansers, detergents, pesticides, perfumes, air fresheners etc. Health food stores and large grocery stores carry natural alternatives.

      Get moderate exercise and plenty of sleep.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to detoxify your body without chemicals?
    I'm not doing any of that chemical cleanser or enema stuff. What are some other ways to detoxify? I've be drinking distilled water, which seems to work great.

    • ANSWER:
      The amino acid cysteine bonds with heavy metals, so adding cysteine to your diet as a supplement or as a food is a very good idea. The wiki entry has a listing of different foods that contain higher levels of cysteine (eggs are a personal favorite of mine, for instance - good sources of protein, good source of nutrition, taste great).

      Without water you can't flush anything out, so drink lots of water. Sweating, preferably through excercise, and urination are the only ways you can "flush" anything out of your system (in the way that you mean flush).

      Most chemical cleansers are combinations of different herbs that have diuretic properties. If you consume an herb that makes your urinate more, you will drink more water. Ergo, the flush. That said, why not just drink water? You're on the right track, there. Herbs are drugs, and you should be careful about what drugs you put into your body. Just because they're natural doesn't mean they're safe. Caffeine is a diuretic - drink some coffee or an energy drink if you need that kind've thing.

      Water doesn't have to be distilled - as long as its reasonably clean you're okay. Your body has built in purifiers (liver, kidneys, etc), and they can handle some trace elements and a bit of salt in your water.

      Enemas are a waste of time, as far as "cleansing" or "flushing" goes.

      Saul

      EDIT: Do NOT eat 2 cups of nutmeg! WTF are you thinking? This will accelerate your heart, could potentially make you feel like fainting or like your chest is pounding or your heart is in your throaght, you will probably get the sweats.... this is a reallly really really really bad idea. Nutmeg is an herb that is used as a spice, and is to be used carefully when cooking, and certainly not to be used in large quantities!

      Jeez... just be safe, okay? You can purify your body by eating less processed foods (no fast food!), drinking lots of water, getting plenty of good sleep, and excercising at a healthy level for your age and medical condition. There are no silver bullets, no magic compounds that will "do it all" for you, no electroshock therapy treatments at a spa that will "purify" you, it takes some dedication but it can be done.

      There are a lot of people who want to take shortcuts, who don't want to spend the time it takes to do it right. These shortcuts are either ineffective, fraudulent, or dangerous. 'Nuff said.

  7. QUESTION:
    What causes dark shades to appear bilaterally on the cheeks in Women & Near the eyes & on upper?
    Cheeks in Men ?

    These dark shading or colouration do not go away by application of Fairness Cream.

    Some say it is due to some Liver Disorder.

    Does intake of Coffee, Tea , Oily Food cause this colouration ?

    Is it due to some intake of Anti Biotics ?

    Will I get any serious answer from (1) The Medical Fraternity (2) Someone who had it before & got it succesfully treated ?

    • ANSWER:
      The first step to a healthy glow is more about what goes in your body than on it. The most important thing you can do for your skin is to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water throughout the day. This maintains the balance in the skin keeping it fresh, supple and radiant. Avoid things that dehydrate you, such as caffeine and soft drinks. Alternatively drink green tea and fresh fruit juices. These are full of anti-oxidants, another secret to healthy skin. Alcohol may be the worst reason in dulling ones natural glow so try avoiding large quantities of the same. Eating a healthy nutritious diet and regular exercise also contributes to maintaining healthy skin.
      Normal Skin
      - Even healthy skin needs looking after to retain that natural beauty. Bathing and cleansing the skin at least once a day is extremely important. Moisturising and pampering the skin with good products nourishes, and restores the skin cells keeping them balanced, soft and taut. Shiff Soap contains the unique combination of moisturizers which pamper the skin, comes equipped with Active Germ Fighters that protect the skin from bacteria keeping the skin soft, velvety smooth and attractive.
      Dry Skin
      - Dry skin can cause itchiness and irritation which is aggravated during the winter season and also when exposed to direct sunlight. To tackle this skin type one must use a gentle cream based soap which is high in TFM (Total Fatty Matter). This re-hydrates the skin making it smooth, and additionally the high oil content within the soap acts as a lubricant throughout the day. Along with this one must keep the skin moisturized with a good body cream (not lotion) and Sun block is a must (preferably one for sensitive skin). A soap which is great for battling this skin type is: Doy Care Crème (A great smelling Cream based Soap, made with vegetable oils with a TFM content of 80%). An alternative to soap is a Shower ‘Gel’ which washes off leaving the natural body oils undamaged and intact.
      Oily Skin
      - Over productive sebaceous glands under the skin are responsible for creating larger pores leaving the skin greasy. This is aggravated by heat and pollution. For this skin type one must use a glycerin based soap which has the properties of rejuvenating the skin leaving it fresh and oil free. Also use oil-free based products thereafter like oil-free makeup on the face, and oil free moisturizers for the skin (body lotions are better to use than creams). Sun block is a must but should also be oil-free. Doy Care Aloe Vera, a glycerin based soap with the refreshing properties of Aloe Vera is ideal for this skin type. Aloe Vera has for centuries been very highly regarded across the world as a remarkable natural skin cleanser with healing properties that moisturize your skin and also revitalize it. Doy Care Aloe Vera with glycerin is a beautiful translucent green skincare soap containing genuine Aloe extracts which provide you with all the benefits of Aloe Vera, keeping your skin beautiful, fresh and glowing all around the year; be it spring, summer, monsoon, or winter.
      Aging Skin
      - Everyone would like flawless, baby soft skin. However, as time goes by, the environment and other factors, damage our skin casing wrinkles and blemishes. There are four major components that make up a successful anti-aging skin care routine: -A moisturizer that penetrates deeply into the skin will help reduce sunspots, fine lines and wrinkles. Some skin types may require a larger or smaller amount of moisturizer to produce the desired results. -Antioxidants that can stop the oxidation process will lead to diminish the visible effects of skin aging. –Sunscreen protects you from harmful UV rays and keeps your skin looking smooth and young. –Exfoliating the skin is helpful to renew and replenish the skin. A soap with glycerin like Doy Care Aloe Vera as mentioned above or Jo Herbal – a soap, complete with the goodness of Neem, Tulsi, Aloe Vera and Glycerin is ideal to keep the skin looking fresh and young.
      The secret to healthy skin is simple. Maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle by incorporating plenty of water with a good wholesome diet, some amount of exercise and of course nourish and pamper you skin with the products it requires. This will no doubt result in glowing fresh and young skin all year round.

  8. QUESTION:
    is organic root stimulator good for natural hair?
    I'm just curious because I've been using it for 6 months also (I've been transitioning for 6 months)with elasta qp and it also contains sulfate but natural haired people on you tube say its best to use sulfate free hair products because it helps natural hair better . Is this true or not ?

    • ANSWER:
      Sulphate-free IS best.
      Although with that said it's up to you what you do with your hair, my boyfriend is a particular fan of Organic Root Stimulator for his hair and finds sulphate-free to be too difficult for him to stick to and his hair doesn't react well to using olive oil. Where as for me if sulphates get anywhere near my hair I get dandruff, frizz and split-ends, I have to wash my hair with conditioner-only/curly-girl method (I'd not let shampoo get anywhere near my hair!) and avoid both sulphates and silicones.

      I went sulphate-free the same time I went shampoo-free, SLS and SLFS (sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate) are skin and eye irritants that also acts as a foaming agent in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes, dishwashing liquid... and just about anything that produces a foamy lather. The Materials Safety Data Sheet cautions to avoid body contact with SLS, it also puts infants and children (whose eye are developing at a more rapid rate) at risk for improper eye development when it's absorbed through the skin and accumulates in eye tissues. Because of residual levels in internal organs, it's questioned how safe our current rates of exposure are.

      "Debunkers", and companies who sell products containing these ingredients claim that the short exposure (shampoo and rinse) isn't enough for it to build up, and that by itself, in the dilution present within the product, the ingredient won't cause damage. This is basically true, however neither take into account recent reports (within the last five years), exposure due to the amount of products which contain SLS/SLFS and how often we use them, and the known chemical reaction with other ingredients commonly found in these products. While not carcinogens, both these substances, when mixed with other ingredients commonly found in hair care and bathing products, may cause carcinogenic nitrates to form. Using it in moderation, and even in high amounts probably isn't going to kill you - but it's certainly not improving your health. The suggested safe percentage of SLS or SLFS to be used in products like shampoo and hair products isn't adhered to as it should be.

      In its final report on the safety of sodium lauryl sulfate, the Journal of the American College of Toxicology notes that this ingredient has a "degenerative effect on the cell membranes because of its protein denaturing properties." What's more, the journal adds, "high levels of skin penetration may occur at even low use concentration." Interestingly, sodium lauryl sulfate "is used around the world in clinical studies as a skin irritant," notes the journal. The publication expressed additional concerns: Carcinogenic nitrosamines can form in the manufacturing of sodium lauryl sulfate or by its inter-reaction with other nitrogen-bearing ingredients within a formulation utilizing this ingredient.

      Other studies have indicated that sodium lauryl sulfate enters and maintains residual levels in the heart, liver, lungs and brain from skin contact. This poses the question whether it could be a serious potential health threat from its use in shampoos, cleansers, and haircare products. Still other research has indicated sodium lauryl sulfate may be damaging to the immune system, especially within the skin. Skin layers may separate and inflame due to its protein denaturing properties.

      Although sodium lauryl sulfate is not carcinogenic in experimental studies, it has been shown that it causes severe epidermal changes in the area it is applied, indicating a need for tumor-enhancing assays. Additional studies have found that sodium lauryl sulfate is heavily deposited on the skin surface and in the hair follicles. Damage to the hair follicle could result from such deposition. From a vary basic level sulphates can dry-out the hair - thus why shampoo is HORRIFIC for the health of hair as it strips hairs of their natural oils causing damage.

      Do the research yourself, I for one trust natural haired or long-haired people over major corporations that fill their products full of harmful chemicals and toxins. Of course sulphates aren't natural, so for natural hair it makes sense to avoid them, but it comes down to what works for you and what you want to use.

  9. QUESTION:
    Can you use proactiv cleanser and tanning lotion at the same time?
    im wondering if tanning lotion would work on me.. since i use proactiv 3-steps products..cleanser, toner and lotion..
    and i know that the cleanser exfoliates greatly..
    will tanning lotion work on me at all.. if i use proactiv morning and night? i don't want the tan to clear off everytime i wash my face.

    • ANSWER:
      Many beauty products on the market have harmful chemicals in them; do your favorite beauty products contain any of these things?:

      * Mineral Oil, Paraffin, and Petrolatum – Petroleum products that coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can lead to dermatologic issues. Slows cellular development, which can cause you to show earlier signs of aging. Suspected cause of cancer. Disruptive of hormonal activity. By the way, when there’s an oil spill in the ocean, don’t they rush to clean it up – fast? Why put that stuff on your skin?
      * Parabens – Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry (including moisturizers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products contain parabens. Studies implicate their connection with cancer. They have hormone-disrupting qualities – mimicking estrogen – and interfere with the body’s endocrine system.

      * Phenol carbolic acid– Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.
      * Propylene glycol – Used as a moisturizer in cosmetics and as a carrier in fragrance oils. Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, and may inhibit skin cell growth or cause skin irritation.
      * Acrylamide– Found in many hand and face creams. Linked to mammary tumors in lab research.
      * Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)– Found in car washes, engine degreasers, garage floor cleaners… and in over 90% of personal care products! SLS breaks down the skin’s moisture barrier, easily penetrates the skin, and allows other chemicals to easily penetrate. Combined with other chemicals, SLS becomes a “nitrosamine”, a potent class of carcinogen. It can also cause hair loss. SLES is sometimes disguised with the labeling “comes from coconut” or “coconut-derived

      * Toluene – Poison! Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed! Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.
      * Dioxane– Found in compounds known as PEG, Polysorbates, Laureth, ethoxylated alcohols. Common in a wide range of personal care products. The compounds are usually contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin.
      Dioxane’s carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages and liver are the most vulnerable. Dioxane is easily removed during the manufacturing process by “vacuum stripping”.

      Warning: It is a synthetic derivative of coconut. Watch for hidden language on labels, such as “comes from coconut”.

      IF SO, you should throw them away IMMEDIATELY and substitute virgin/extra virgin olive oil or a natural coconut oil to moisturize in the meantime until you find a better alternative!!! Tell ALL your friends and family!!!

  10. QUESTION:
    Any facial creams out there that can help tighten the skin under my jaw?
    With age the skin under my jaw between my chin and cheek has because less taught and tight. I understand this is natural but was wondering if there is anything I can do to tighten it up or minimize the effects of age there. It is not weight because none has really been gained, was wondering about any suggestions, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I love the Replenishing Moisturizer from Lluvia.
      I've never had many good things to say about cosmetics and skin care products, because if you want to be honest about it, probably 98 percent of the skin care products on the market are complete garbage. They do nothing whatsoever to beautify your skin, and, in fact, most of them actually harm your health, because they contain artificial fragrances composed of cancer-causing chemicals. When you put this stuff on your skin, it gets absorbed into your bloodstream and causes liver damage, or even DNA damage. It is a direct promoter of cancer. In fact, according to federal law, nearly all bottles of perfume, deodorant, lotion, shampoo and skin care products are illegally labeled, because they contain cancer-causing ingredients, and yet they have no warnings on the labels whatsoever to alert consumers about those ingredients.

      But now there's a new skincare product line from the Amazon Herb Company that is actually healthy. It actually contains only helpful ingredients. None of those harmful ingredients found in most other skin care and cosmetic products are found in this line. The line is called Lluvia, and it's the first line of personal care products that I have been willing to stand up and talk about as being healthy. These products contain potent rain forest botanicals, but more importantly, they have no artificial fragrance, no fillers and no sodium laureth sulfate. They are not made with things like transmission fluid and brake fluid, which are the chemicals found in most other cosmetic products. This is an exceptional product line.
      My strategy is to create healthy skin from the inside, through outstanding nutrition. I do this by eating raw foods and drinking raw food juices. If you ever want to see a bunch of people with a really vibrant, healthy glow in their skin, just go to a raw food group. Those who have been eating raw foods the longest will probably have the best skin.
      But most of the world isn't going to convert to raw foods, so most people need external nutrition for their skin, and in that case, I think this Lluvia product line is the very best I've found yet. If you're going to put something on your skin, let it be this.
      Lluvia has all the products you might expect in a skin care line: Cleanser, moisturizer, a deep penetrating oil that gives healthy oils to your skin tissues and a nice spray to spritz your face. In addition to these products, they have a camu C serum, which is loaded with camu fruit. As you may know, camu is very high in antioxidants and contains an extremely high level of vitamin C. If you put this serum on your skin, there's no question about it: These nutrients will be absorbed into the skin and provide external nutritional.

      Check it out at http://medicine.amazonherb.net

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    Who on here is an experienced Master Cleanser?
    I am not referring to anything else but the Master Cleanse that was developed by Stanley Burroughs. I am searching for other experienced and devoted Master Cleansers. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Our good friend Gary Y is partially correct, and partially incorrect. There is a lot of junk science nowadays being used as solid foundation to validate many of the "black holes" in holistic medicine. And much of what has been attributed to normal body physiology is rampant speculation which benefit only a few and harm the rest.

      But the world of metabolic toxins is not exclusive of the field of toxicology, as we know it from universities. Toxins produced by the body as a normal result of our daily wear-out, are real and if allowed to accumulate unduly may result in a set of processes which could jeopardize our biology.

      Of course, it should be understood that regular cell detoxification is something our body does of and by itself unassisted. However, when our false lifestyle and poor dietary habits enervate those organs and systems in charge of keeping our metabolism in tune and in shape, toxins tend to build up gradually to the point that, in time and if unchecked, will disrupt those organs and systems' delicate balance.

      I am trying to put in simple terms what others have taken the time to elaborate extensively in biomedical books and magazines. But the reason why many serious and honest truth-seekers, like our friend Gary, end up rejecting the whole idea is because the way many otherwise sound physicians have approached the issue--so biased and business-oriented--is disheartening to say the least.

      Our whole system is constantly striving to keep a balance between cellular repair mechanisms and detox ones. As we age this system is badly upset, and the result is a weakened biological adaptation process that "suffocates" tissues and organs to the point of rendering them almost inoperable. And then we would have to go forward dissecting the biology of chronic diseases, which in part are triggered by the body's already hindered ability to process, convert, and get rid of toxins successfully at the right rate.

      Enervation gives way to toxins build up, cellular irritation, inflammation, etc. It all goes in sequence. And no, I didn't learn this firsthand from natural medicine textbooks. It was part of my formal training in my specialty.

      But going on the same track as Gary, I would discourage anyone trying to assist his/her own body in its normal detox process by buying unproven "magic formulas" that aim at nothing, and that confuse those searching for honest answers when it comes to health and healthy living.

      There are many physicians who have done fine research on this field, whose publications, though many times ignored, have contributed to a better understanding of the whole issue.

      In the other hand, there is not such a thing as a Master Cleanser. If your goal is to "cleanse" your system in a general way--assuming you're not afflicted by none of the many chronic diseases so common today--then your safest route would be to fast on juices from fruits or vegetables rich in sulfur, or magnesium, or both, for no more than 36 hours, which will help your body in many ways. Besides, you need to understand that when it comes to cleansing organs or tissues, such as the blood itself, you have to bring into the equation the liver, the lymphatic system, the rest of the emunctories (kidneys, colon, skin. etc.)--and not only the colon, as many Master Cleansers emphasize.

      Beware of those books written using many semi-medical terminology and which final goal is to sell you something. They are all biased, and exploit, in most cases, concepts and conclusions that medical nor biological sciences have validated in no way.

      For more information on environmental toxins, health, energy, and the body's handling of them all, I am referring you to this highly biologically sound textbook: "Physiological Ecology: How Animals Process Energy, Nutrients, and Toxins," by William H. Karasov and Carlos Martinez del Rio.

  13. QUESTION:
    What Organic facial products work for you?
    I'm looking for facial products and prefer organic or all natural. I am particularly looking for cleanser, exfoliant and wrinkle cream. Please let me know if you have experience with anything that you are happy with, and if you can leave me a web site link. Thanks :)

    (I am posting this same question in two sections, just in case you see it more than once).

    • ANSWER:
      Cleanser:
      Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash. Makes my face feel really clean but not dry. Contains tea tree oil for cleansing.

      Exfoliate:
      I usually try at home remedies for this, such as corn meal and sugar mixed with honey or olive oil. You can find tons of recipes online for homemade organic scrubs.

      Cream:
      I use organic coconut oil as my moisturizer. It's nature's gift to skin. Coconut oil softens the skin, protects it against damage, promotes healing and gives it a more youthful, healthy appearance. It can help to keep the skin from developing liver spots, and other blemishes caused by aging and over exposure to sunlight. It helps to keep connective tissues strong and supple so that the skin doesn't sag and wrinkle.

  14. QUESTION:
    Please list the beauty/medicinal purposes of natural oils?
    I am just wondering if anyone could please give me a list of all of the natural oils people use for beauty/medicinal purposes and what they are used for? For example, I heard people use emu oil for its anti-inflammatory purposes and moisturizing properties. Basically I am looking for people to list the purposes of all the oils, such as almond oil, tea tree oil, jojoba oil, anything you can think of. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      1 Almond, 2 tea tree, 3 jojoba, 4 fish (cod liver), 5 coconut, 6 olive, 7 castor, 8 peanut, 9 sesame, 10 canola, 11 safflower, 12 corn, 13 wheat germ, 14 mineral, 15 aloe vera, 16 poppy seed, 17 lanolin, 18 p'au d'arco, 19 extracts, 20 vitamin E and 21 peppermint all come in oil form and used for body health as well as for cooking. In the order that they're listed, their purposes are: 1 skin purifier, 2 immune cleanser, 3 healing agent, 4 intestinal cleanser, 5 healthy hair and bone, 6 skin elasticity, 7 intestinal purifier, 8 skin firmness, 9 iron regeneration, 10 muscle tone (cramping), 11 brightens skin (dark circles, patches), 12 shiny hair and nails, 13 bowel cleanser, 14 laxative, protects ulcers, 15 antibiotic, 16 anesthetic, 17 heals wrinkles, 18 antibiotic/anti-inflammatory (uteral, ovarian, urinary, cystic), 19 eliminate fevers, headaches and sore throats, 20 heals wounds (internal and external), 21 stomach virus, menstruals (drops brewed in tea).

  15. QUESTION:
    What detox kit would you guys recommend?
    I've been wanting to detox, but I am not sure what's best.
    There is this one called the Acai Berry 14-day Cleanse which is loaded with anti oxidants. Would that be safe? What about a 48 hr. cleanser?
    Hmmm...

    Anyone know of a good website or something?

    • 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.

      For people suffering from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or chemical dependency, detox can play a major role in helping you bring yourself back to a natural state of balance and harmony.

      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.

      You may get details on these remedies over here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/d/detoxification.htm

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural or homeopathic way to pass a home drug test for cocaine? Something that I consume or drink?
    I've seen all the kits on line and I really don't want to go that direction. I've heard green tea and drink tons of water before the test but the water think didn't work.

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on how much you used, how long you did it and did you snort it or smoke it. Cocaine that is snorted takes from 36-72 hours to leave no traces in the body depending on your metabolism. If you have organ problems especially the liver, pancreas or kidneys it may take longer. If you have a habit of drinking and doing coke and you've done it for sometime (not once a year) then you may have damages that you are not aware of (yet). None of the internal body cleansers can get rid of it. They may lessen but they don't rid. If you're worried about passing a drug test then don't do it in the first place. Why be stupid? Is it really that good?

  17. QUESTION:
    How to get clear skin like celebrities?
    I really don't like my skin. I have tons of blackheads on my nose and a few on my forehead, and I have about one or two pimples. I know that I'm not supposed to squeeze my pimples and blackheads, but I do because they annoy me so much. What's a good face cleanser and moisturiser thats less than , oh, and I'm from Australia so I can't get anything thats American only or from England or something like that.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not a celeb. I dont know how and if their skin really looks the way we see it. But through a lot of trial and error i have been able to clear my skin and in the process trying to help my friends with their skin problems.

      First i learnt that you dont need a lot of products to get clear skin, you actually have to minimize the amount of products you use to minimize the amount of chemicals you put on your face. You dont even need to spend a lot of money. The soap i use is and the cream is .

      If you have bad skin you may have a vitamin A and D deficiency. The most readily digestible form of these vitamins are containded in cod liver, halibut liver and shark liver oil. I take cod liver oil 10ml a day. Vitamin A is an important vitamin for healthy skin. Vitamin A deficiency can prevent new skin cells from reaching the surface causing them to die; this leads to dry and flaky skin, blocked pores and blackheads. Vitamin D has antioxidant and anti-carcinogen properties that help heal and protect the skin. A cod liver oil supplement, combined with added vitamin E, protects the natural vitamin A in the supplement, helping the skin to retain moisture and combat dry skin problems.

      At night when i wash my face i use exfoliating gloves. http://www.amazon.com/Exfoliating-Gloves-exfoliate-exfoliator-polishing/dp/B000660MQU This revives your skin by cleaning and exfoliate, ridding the face of daily harmful pollutants and dead skin cells. Use regularly for polished, RADIANT skin.

      Mud masks should also become your best friend. The most appreciated aspect is the fact that the mask helps you get rid of excess facial oil, which is the cause for most skin related problems, such as acne and blemishes. Tension lines and wrinkles are also reduced because the mask makes your facial skin more flexible. A nicer, less shinier skin texture is also noticed with people using mud masks properly. Even muscle relaxation is possible, as the drying action of the mud performs the equivalent of a massage on your face muscles. The cleaning effects of the mask are even more profound, as the drying mud traps bacteria and dead skin cells, which are then completely removed.

      Facial steaming is by far one of the most overlooked ways to get rid of acne. virtually eliminates clogged pores is the reason why it is so effective. When you eliminate the clogged pores, acne simply cannot form. Not to mention, steaming is free and can be done with minimal tools, cost nearly nothing and can be done as often as necessary. The basic idea behind steaming is that you boil water (or get a steamer) and then simply let the steam do the rest for 10-15 minutes. There are ways to enhance the effectiveness of the steam which are natural and will promote healthier skin if used correctly. Some of the tricks involve putting salt into the boiling water and using baking powder after to wipe off all the impurities. When the water is finished boiling, you must put your face a few inches away from the steam and leave it there. A word of caution however, you do not want to burn your skin. The high temperatures from the steam can actually damage your skin and blood vessels, therefore if you feel your skin becoming too hot, move your face away for a few seconds and then return. The simple act of moving away will let some steam evaporate and the temperature will be lower after.

      If you skin needs more help try creams containing Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids like Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Facial Moisturizer with Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids. A combination of Cocoa Butter, Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, Vitamin E and SPF 15 to moisturize, exfoliate, and protect skin. Alpha/Beta Hydroxy acids helps to remove dry, dead skin cells and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Leaves behind smoother, younger looking skin. I like using this as a night cream because it can be oily so during the day is like a no no.

      Also keep the little things in mind. drink 8 glasses of water daily, wash make up at night.

      so recap.

      in the morning: wash you face with a gentle cleanser (i prefer bar soaps but its a personal option), apply toner and face cream and make up whatever you do in the morning.
      during the day: drink lots of water. eat plenty of fruits and veggies for vitamins and minerals. dont forget cod liver oil supplements (again i prefer the liquid form).
      at night: wash your face using exfoliating gloves. twice a week steam your face and apply your mud mask. when you rinse off apply night cream containing Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids. and ta-da.

      For me, this regime has worked for me and for my friends.I dont remember the last time i bought or used foundation. i know everyone is different but these are general tips that why i did not suggest any brands. i am happy with my skin now the way it is.

      Give it a shot i hope it works for you.

      goodluck.. <3

  18. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of blackheads in 2 months?
    I go on holiday in 2 months, and I want my face to look its best. How can I get rid of the blackheads and prevent them in this time frame?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there.. Hope my personal experience will help..

      First, ensure you have a skin care routine.. 1.cleanse 2. Tone and 3. Moisturise. If you have oily skin, avoid washing your face more than twice a day as this will strip your face off the natural oil and your skin will overproduce oil to compensate the loss. This will result in more blackheads. Avoid harsh cleansers and stick to natural ones.

      2.try to do a DIY steam at home at least once a week. To do so, you can get a towel And place it in a pail of tepid water. Thereafter, squeeze out all the excess water and place it over your face. The steam/hot towel will open up your pores and will make it easier to get rid of the clogged dirt. After doing the above for say 5 minutes, you can follow by gently exfoliating your face to dislodge the trapped dirt. Do remember to cleanse your face after that and apply a toner to tighten the pores.

      3.also, do avoid oily and overly sweet food as both can cause your body to accumulate more toxin.

      4. My personal weapon in fighting blackheAds is to be in bed by 11 pm. I find that my blackheads will increase tremendously the next day if I had a late night.I have done some research and found that our body renews itself from 11pm to 2am so staying up late hinders this process. Our skin condition is a function of our other organs like liver etc so our skin will look dull and cannot eliminate toxic properly if our body is not allowed to rest and recharged.

      Do try the above methods and hope you look a million bucks in 2 months time!

  19. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any good herbal remedies for hirstuism?
    I have polycystic ovarian syndrome which unfortunately causes excess facial hair growth. I am disgusted and frustrated with this problem. I've tried the pill(side effects didn't agree with me) and I can't affort the pricey hair removal treatments. Can anyone out there offer me any advice for this problem? I wonder if anyone has tried any supplements or herbal remedies that have worked?

    • ANSWER:
      Hirsutism is caused by excess of androgens in the body of the woman. It can be caused by exposure to androgens in diet and environment. It can also be caused by excess stress which really affects the whole body not just your mind. It can also be caused by hypothyroidism which causes a host of other problems in the body. It can be accompanied by tumors or not.

      Hirsutism can cause social anxiety and mental distress because of how women, women's body and "beauty" are viewed in society.

      I have had hirsutism for the last 5-6 years. I am 31 at the moment so it's definitely not a menapause or age related thing. At first it was minimal, and so I attributed it genetics. but about a couple of years ago, my hair started growing so profusely and rapidly that it scared the crap out of me. I did some research and took some herbs that literally slowed down and sometimes even stopped the growth. I also discovered that I had hypothyroidism which is part of the cause of the hirsutism. Also, intense mental stress, which had a lot to with my social and family environment and with traumatic experiences of childhood, caused my body to react the way it did.

      I still take the herbs because it takes time for the herbs to effect the system and heal it. I believe that the right medication, lifestyle, diet, environment, mindset, can all help to heal the disease.

      I use Saw Palmetto quite a bit. A tea or decoction of the following herbs is quite helpful.

      Vitex Chaste Berry
      Saw Palmetto
      Black Cohosh
      Fenugreek
      Goat's Rue
      Stinging Nettle
      Pygeum Africans
      Schizandra Berry

      I also take other herbs that all affect the sexual hormones of the female body. For example, the following herbs really help with my painful menstrual cycle and general overall hormonal health... which in turn helps the issues of hirsutism amd hypothyroidism.

      Dong Quai
      Schizandra Berry
      Shilajit
      Shatavari etc.

      I take things that help with hypothyroidism which can be a cause of hirsutism.

      Seaweed especially Bladderwack
      helps a lot.

      I also take things that help to de-stress the system.

      Kava-kava
      Gotu Kola
      Chamomile
      Lavender
      St. John's Wort
      Valerian
      Flax seeds
      almonds or almond oil etc.

      Raw foods help a lot. I absolutely do not use non-organic dairy. I am even picky with the organic dairy that I buy for not all organic companies allow a healthy diet and lifestyle for the cows. I would recommend, if you can do it, getting off dairy completely for a while. It helps slow down the hair growth. Only do organic foods and cut out sugar. If you want to do sugar than I have found maple syrup, honey, agave to be better substitutes. I also found Rapunzel Rapadura to be an excellent and more nutritious substitute for regular sugar.

      Don't forget exercise especially Yoga helps a lot. And so does meditation. Creating a soothing sacred environment in you home and work place if possible really helps to heal the mind and body. We are really unaware of how our environment and the people we are around affects our bodies and minds.

      I would also recommend staying away from regular cleansers, bleaches, detergents and switching to more natural products that don't hurt the body. We may not realize it but they do end up in our system and affect the organs of hormone secretions. Minimizing use of plastic, styrofoam and other such volatile materials that break down easily and get into our food, water and body directly affect our hormonal health. I no longer use plastic bottles or eat in or with plastic materials. I no longer use the microwave to heat food. I filter my water with a reverse osmosis filter which is very important.

      By the way, a lot of the hormones injected into the cows get defecated and urinated out of the their system and end up in our water supply. It takes months for them to break down and they don't get filtered out before they come through our tap.

      Also, doing liver, kidney and colon cleanses helps quite a bit. Liver health and balance is really important for metabolizing all the hormones and what not in our system.

      These are some ways that have helped and are still helping me to heal from hypothyroidism and hirsutism. It takes time but it works.

  20. QUESTION:
    What's the best natural way to get rid of excess fluid/water?
    Massive swelling in both feet and ankles. Caused by a medical side effect of Naproxen. I'm allergic to most medications.

    • ANSWER:
      Poor you!! Oh the dangers of conventional drugs!
      First of all, take Arnica 30c - a homoeopathic remedy that I'd always give as first port of call after someone has bad reactions to drugs. Take it twice a day for 3 days.
      Along side, eat plenty of fresh fruit & veg as they are rich in potassium which will rebalance the sodium & take the water with it. Do drink plenty but not to excess.
      Dandelion leaf tea or tincture is a wonderful diuretic (remember how you might have learned that picking dandelions as a child make you wet the bed? Well, I remember being told that & it's because of the diuretic properties of this plant.) Take 1ml 3 times a day if using the tincture.
      Take vitamin B6 which is a natural diuretic.
      Celery seed extract - one capsule twice a day. Celery is a natural liver & kidney cleanser.
      The herb Gota Kola stimulates circulation in the lower tissues and improves lymph drainage. Take up to 500mg twice a day when symptoms are acute.
      Sodium sulphate is a problem fluid remover - take 200mg 3 times a day.

      I've listed a few things here - not to suggest that you take all of them at once but whatever you choose, do take the Arnica alongside. Keep your feet elevated & do some gentle walking. A gentle massage of your feet & legs in an upwards direction Will also help.

      As you say you react badly to drugs - please try Homoeopathy for your future health care - lovely & gentle without side effects at all. go to http://www.homeopathy-soh.org to find a practitioner local to you.
      Best wishes

  21. 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.

  22. QUESTION:
    What kind of over-the-counter medicine can I give my dog for arthritis?
    I have a 5 year old 90 lb dog that has arthritis in his back legs. I was wondering what over-the-counter human medicine and dosage I can give him for the pain. I am not able to take him to the vet at this time. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Some of the natural ingredients found to be beneficial in canine arthritis are:

      Devil's Claw (native exclusive to Africa) - Scientific research in the West has confirmed the benefits of Devil’s Claw in supporting muscle, cartilage and joint health. It is also well known as a digestive tonic and is beneficial in the support of liver and gall bladder health.

      Arthrospira platenis (Spirulina) is a single celled micro-organism found in the sea and is widely used as a source of chlorophyll. Widely used for its nutritive properties, Spirulina contains protein, vitamins (including B12 and folic acid) and carotenoids. This sea algae has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years as a tonic to support energy and vitality, as well as healthy liver and immune system functioning and all around systemic health.

      Calcium fluoride (6cH) is a biochemic tissue salt which helps to support routine elasticity to all cells and body tissues and maintain easy movement in the body.

      Natrium sulphate (6cH) is a biochemic tissue salt also known as the 'cell cleanser' and also helps to maintain balance in all body fluids. It is invaluable for a range of uses, and helps to support the health of the liver, pancreas, urinary tract system, respiratory system and digestive system and is particularly useful for maintaining bone health.

      Glucosamine sulphate is a crucial element in the support and maintenance of healthy cartilage, which provides cushioning at the end of the bones and between joints. Due to promising results in a number of clinical trials, this nutritional substance has been approved in more than 70 countries. It is also useful in easing normal age-related stiffness, and studies have demonstrated that this supplement is as effective in animals as it is in humans.

      You may get additional details over here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/pets/muscleandjointsupport-supplement-cats-dogs.htm

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the name of a fish oil + glucosamine medication for dog joints?
    some guy told me about it the other day but i can't remember what its called. the name started with an "A" for sure. like aestasia, aestetic or something. its probably a medication for people that dogs can use too.

    • ANSWER:
      No idea but some of the natural ingredients found to be beneficial in canine joint problems are, if this can help you:

      Devil's Claw (native exclusive to Africa) - Scientific research in the West has confirmed the benefits of Devil’s Claw in supporting muscle, cartilage and joint health. It is also well known as a digestive tonic and is beneficial in the support of liver and gall bladder health.

      Arthrospira platenis (Spirulina) is a single celled micro-organism found in the sea and is widely used as a source of chlorophyll. Widely used for its nutritive properties, Spirulina contains protein, vitamins (including B12 and folic acid) and carotenoids. This sea algae has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years as a tonic to support energy and vitality, as well as healthy liver and immune system functioning and all around systemic health.

      Calcium fluoride (6cH) is a biochemic tissue salt which helps to support routine elasticity to all cells and body tissues and maintain easy movement in the body.

      Natrium sulphate (6cH) is a biochemic tissue salt also known as the 'cell cleanser' and also helps to maintain balance in all body fluids. It is invaluable for a range of uses, and helps to support the health of the liver, pancreas, urinary tract system, respiratory system and digestive system and is particularly useful for maintaining bone health.

      Glucosamine sulphate is a crucial element in the support and maintenance of healthy cartilage, which provides cushioning at the end of the bones and between joints. Due to promising results in a number of clinical trials, this nutritional substance has been approved in more than 70 countries. It is also useful in easing normal age-related stiffness, and studies have demonstrated that this supplement is as effective in animals as it is in humans.

      You may get additional details over here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/pets/muscleandjointsupport-supplement-cats-dogs.htm

  24. QUESTION:
    Does Dove sensitive skin cleanser and lotion work?
    Does it work well?Does it give pimples bc of the oil in it?Is it good for sensitive skin?:)
    Thanks alot!

    • ANSWER:
      If it contains any of these ingredients, don't use it:

      * Mineral Oil, Paraffin & Petrolatum – Petroleum products coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can lead to dermatological issues, like slowing cellular development, which can cause you to show earlier signs of aging, and vitamin deficiency. Suspected cause of cancer & disruptive of hormonal activity. Mineral oils contain hydrocarbons, a real danger to the stomach and especially the lungs.

      * PARABENS – Such as methyl- propyl- butyl- & ethyl- parabens: Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry (including moisturizers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products contain parabens. Studies implicate their connection with cancer. They have hormone-disrupting qualities – mimicking estrogen – and interfere with the body’s endocrine system.

      * Propylene Glycol – Used as a moisturizer in cosmetics and as a carrier in fragrance oils. Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, may inhibit skin cell growth, and is a skin irritant and sensitizer.

      * ALCOHOLS – Such as Isopropyl Alcohol, SD Alcohol 40, Ethyl Alcohol: Alcohols dissolve the body’s natural moisturizers and strip the skin of its protection, leaving it vulnerable to infection. Alcohols destroy skin’s pH balance, and since they absorb water, they speed up wrinkling.

      * Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) – Found in car washes, engine degreasers, garage floor cleaners… and in OVER 90% of personal care products! SLS breaks down the skin’s moisture barrier, easily penetrates the skin, and allows other chemicals to easily penetrate. Combined with other chemicals, SLS becomes a “nitrosamine”, a potent class of carcinogen. It can also cause hair loss. SLES is sometimes disguised with the labeling “comes from coconut” or “coconut-derived" - and is found in many popular body washes and toothpastes!

      * Toluene – Poison! Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed! Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.

      * WAXES – Such as Paraffin, Candelilla Wax, Carnuba Wax: Waxes are widely used in cleansing creams, eye creams, and moisturizers. Waxes clog pores, creating blackheads and whiteheads. They also smother the skin, which over time creates an enlarged pore problem.

      * FD&C – When this abbreviation precedes the name of a color, it means that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has certified it as safe for use in drugs and cosmetics, but not food. D&C colors are usually synthetic, coal tar colors. They’re toxic and should be avoided when at all possible.

      * PHTHALATES – These chemicals rarely find their way onto an ingredients list, but they are present in many health and beauty products just the same. Wherever you see “perfume” or “fragrance,” phthalates are present, because they are used to preserve these synthetic scents. Recent studies have shown that phthalates may be mutagenic, carcinogenic, and adversely affect male sperm, that they increase levels of testosterone and estrogen in humans, and are central to breast cancer risk. They are an ingredient in nail polish and other lacquers, and in soft plastics (e.g., infant chew toys).

      * Lanolin – A yellow, semi-solid, fatty secretion from sheep’s wool is widely used in skin and beauty care products. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people, as well as enlarged pores.

      * Acetone – Used in nail polish and nail polish removers, this colorless, volatile liquid is often used in astringents, fresheners, or clarifying lotions. It is extremely toxic and will dehydrate the skin, while speeding up the aging process.

      * Acrylamide – Found in many hand and face creams. Linked to mammary tumors in lab research.

      * Phenol carbolic acid – Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.

      * Dioxane – Found in compounds known as PEG, Polysorbates, Laureth, ethoxylated alcohols. Common in a wide range of personal care products. The compounds are usually contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin. Dioxane’s carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages and liver are the most vulnerable. Dioxane is easily removed during the manufacturing process by “vacuum stripping”. Warning: It is a synthetic derivative of coconut. Watch for hidden language on labels, such as “comes from coconut”.

      IF SO, you should throw them away IMMEDIATELY and Tell ALL your friends and family!!! (Extra-virgin olive and/or coconut oils are great alternative moisturizers, and they contain natural sunscreens, until you find something else without these toxins) Hope this helps!!! Good Luck!!!!!

  25. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to lose weight?
    i weigh about 260 pounds and i want to lose as much weight as possible what can i do. help me out

    • ANSWER:
      Hi..

      There are several ways on how you can lose weight but it does time time and effort.

      For many people weight loss is the reason that they initially try a colon cleanser and Bowtrol Colon Cleanser will certainly help you do that, but there are many other benefits that often outweigh even the weight loss. Some of these benefits include:

      Increased Energy
      Less Gas
      Less Water Retention
      Better Digestion
      No More Constipation

      Most of us don't think much about how our bowels affect our health, however, using an all natural herbal colon cleanser like Bowtrol Colon Cleanser will produce these benefits and more. This is because the bowel is so important to our health that cleansing it will help detoxify the entire body.

      Because of the amount of processed foods we consume, and the pollution and amount of toxic components around us, more and more toxins are deposited in our bodies. Sometimes even drugs and medications that are supposed to heal us leave residues in our bodies, affecting our kidneys and livers. This toxic overload results in constipation, stress, low energy, lack of motivation, strong food cravings, and other physical problems. Even those who live healthy lives, eating a well-balanced diet and exercising can have toxin overload over time.

      Cleansing of the colon with a natural colon cleanser such as Bowtrol will in most cases control or completely eliminate irritable bowel syndrome. The natural herbs in Bowtrol Colon Cleanser assist the body in breaking up the fecal matter and eliminating it. This in turn stops the proliferation of the bad bacteria and helps the body begin rebuilding the good intestinal flora that we all need for proper digestion. The colon quickly returns to normal health which again effects the whole body, but this time for the better - regular bowel movements, increased energy, and almost always weight loss.

      Most people find that as use Bowtrol and their health improves, they no longer have the cravings for sugary or fatty foods and so their diet improves which again leads to better health.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get rid of acne completely?
    I got really bad acne, and was wondering if it was possible to completely get rid of these facial problems.Acne, acne scars, and oily face.
    Pleas say yes, no, maybe before adding and comments.

    • ANSWER:
      No! You can only CONTROL and REDUCE acne because there is an INTERNAL problem with your body: Your sebaceous glands are abnormal - they are producing excess sebum which causes acne. Do The Following FOUR Things EVERYDAY To Keep Acne Under Control!

      STEP 1 WASH, TONE, MOISTURIZE FACE TWICE A DAY
      Wash, Tone, Moisturize face 2 times a day, morning and night (possibly 3rd time, midday, if super oily/sweating or after exercising). Only use products that are labeled oil-free, won't clog pores, non-comedogenic, or non-acnegenic!

      Try this natural and gentle face routine:
      Wash Face with warm water & cleanser - Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar/Wash by Johnson & Johnson.
      Tone Face with liquid toner/astringent - Thayers Witch Hazel or Dickinsons Witch Hazel. Witch Hazel is gentle, non-drying, reduces bacteria/swelling, helps prevent acne, minimizes pore size.
      Moisturize Face with an oil-free moisturizer - Lily Of The Desert Aloe Vera Gelly, its 99% organic, contains Vitamin A, C, E! Aloe is gentle, helps renew skin cells, heals blemishes/scars. Don't use other brands of aloe, has very little aloe and to much junk in it which can irritate skin!

      EXTRA TIP: Dabbing a LITTLE BIT of milk of magnesia on your face will control oily skin and help shrink pimples! Google search the words "milk of magnesia oily skin" and "milk of magnesia acne" for more information!

      STEP 2 KEEP HANDS, HAIR, OTHER STUFF CLEAN
      Keep dirt & bacteria at bay to prevent breakouts! Always wash hands before applying face products! Don't rest hands on your face! Don't let dirty oily hair touch face! Change your pillowcase often! Clean eyeglasses and phones everyday! Wash or replace makeup tools often!

      STEP 3 DRINK THREE IMPORTANT LIQUIDS EVERYDAY
      WATER: Drinking about 64 oz of pure water everyday improves skin quality, flushes out toxins, delivers nutrients to skin! You can also include 100% Fruit Juice or 100% Vegetable Juice as part of your daily total.

      LEMON WATER: Vitamin C improves skin quality, produces collagen (essential skin protein), reduces wrinkles, helps wounds heal. Every morning start your day with one glass of lemon water. Drink lemon water on an empty stomach, one hour before you eat breakfast to make this remedy work effectively. Squeeze one fresh lemon & some of the pulp into a glass of lukewarm water. You can add a little honey to cut down the tartness. Lemon water helps clear acne, cleanses the liver, flushes out toxins. The acid in lemons can damage tooth enamel, so brush your teeth immediately after drinking this!

      CARROT JUICE: Vitamin A keeps skin healthy, reduces sebum/oil production, helps skin cells to shed normal, reduces the size of large skin pores. Drink 1 serving (8 oz.) of 100% carrot juice everyday. You can buy Bolthouse Farms 100% Carrot Juice at most grocery stores. Caution! Overdosing on Vitamin A is toxic & dangerous! Eating to much beta-carotene will turn your skin orange!

      EXTRA TIPS: Eating a VARIETY and ALOT of FRUITS and VEGETABLES everyday will help keep skin clear! Foods and liquids that are high in fat, oil, sugar, salt, sodium should be eaten in MODERATION! Milk has been linked to acne, so drink Rice Milk instead! Take a vitamin mineral supplement daily! Buy book The Clear Skin Diet by Alan C. Logan & Valori Treloar.

      STEP 4 ACTIVATE YOUR SKIN
      AEROBIC EXERCISE is the MOST EFFECTIVE way to clear up acne, but try to do at least 1 of these 3 activities EVERYDAY to activate your skin:

      Aerobic Exercise increases circulation & delivery of nutrients to skin cells, encourages good blood supply, helps remove toxins, controls acne breakouts! Do 20 to 30 minutes of exercise everyday or every other day! Drink Water! Immediately take a shower to remove sweat & dirt!

      Face Massage improves acne prone skin because it removes toxins away from the face & delivers nutrients to the skin. A lymphatic massage (massaging the lymph nodes on the face) can also improve your skin! You can also buy a book on face massage, such as Ten Minute Facelift by Jennie Harding. Directions: Wash face. Apply toner. WASH HANDS & then use aloe vera as massage gel. Do 10 min massage before going to bed. Don't wash face again, let aloe dry on face.

      Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System (electronic face brush with sonic power) will keep acne prone skin clear and smooth! Check out the Clarisonic website. Do not use cleanser that comes with this product, buy Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash. If the Clarisonic is to expensive, buy the Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System. Use facial brush once or twice a day. Don't use facial brush if you have pustular acne or serious sensitive skin!

      BUY STUFF AT THESE WEBSITES:
      Face Products: Amazon. The Vitamin Shoppe. Google Search Product Name
      Clarisonic Cleansing System: Amazon. Clarisonic website
      Olay Pro-X Cleansing System: Amazon. Target. Walmart
      Books: Amazon website

  27. QUESTION:
    why do some people get acne and spots and others have perfect skin?
    i was just wondering because i was thinking about how unfair it is...
    also could anyone suggest any ways of getting rid of or preventing acne!

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a few tips. I hope they help you.

      1. Change your diet. Eat healthy foods, such as salads, vegetables, chicken and fish. Drink plenty of water - at LEAST 2 litres a day. Do not drink soft drinks, do not eat candy, sweets, chocolate, fried foods, anything fatty or fast-foods. Stay away from sugar in all forms. Stay away from dairy products including milk (heaps of sugar). Drink soy milk if you have to. Drink plenty of green tea just as is (throw the teabag in boiling water, dont add milk or sugar. You will get used to the taste).

      2. Consider visiting a naturopath or Chinese herbal specialist. Someone who can diagnose and provide you with natural things your body may need. They know if your liver has to be detoxed, they know if your hormones are out of balance. They can prescribe vitamins and tonics which are great for the skin. Can help with other problems you may have, such as stress and energy depletion. Whatever you can think of.

      3. Exercise. Best thing ever for your skin. Try to do enough exercise through the day to work up a sweat and get your face flushed. 30mins should be good. Do it in your home if you cant go out.

      4. Consider what condition your skin is in. If it is really bad, consider the harder forms of treatments that are effective in treating it - the internal drugs and the topical treatments. It is important to be using at least one. Topical treatments can be very effective. Consider Proactive or Clinique's anti-blemish range. It has a cleanser, toner and moisterizer.

      5. Clinique's anti-blemish range covers concealer and foundation as well. The products are a little more expensive but worth every cent. They are within the 0 (maybe less) range. The foundation is one of the best coverage foundations for blemishes, it covers and gives a flawless look while it is treating the spots.

      6. Consider buying a cheap oil-free primer and using under your anti-blemish concealer and foundation. Also consider buying nude by nature powder for the final layer and to set your foundation for the day, it has zinc oxide ingredients which are great for your skin.

      7. Change your pillows often as they can collect bacteria. Keep your hair away from your face as much as possible. Keep your hands away from your face as well. Keep your makeup brushes clean.

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of my acne remnants?
    I have some mild acne on my face. It's way less than what it used to be ~1 year ago. I used Clerasil (benzoyl peroxide) and it helped mostly, but my face was always either really dry or really moist. I still have a little bit of stubborn pimples that won't go away, any tips with that? Also, there's this thick moist "covering" all over my forehead. How do I get rid of that? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Acne Tricks and tips

      Preventive Measures
      Acne prevention surpasses acne cure. So, one of the best acne tips is usually to maintain your skin clear of any dirt and oil by washing it twice a day with an anti-acne soap. Sulfur based soaps are thought to be very proficient at treating acne. While washing your face, make sure that you don't scrub or pull your skin layer as it can aggravate the skin condition much more. Also, tend not to wash more than twice as it will make the sebaceous glands more active, resulting in another out break of acne.

      Another acne tip for ladies isn't to ever squeeze, pick, rub or scrub the acne affected skin as it can certainly spread the problem and may also cause acne scars. Keeping the pillow cases and towels clean by washing and replacing them everyday as germs can grow on dirty surfaces and aggravate the acne, serves as one of the useful acne methods for oily skinned people. Lastly, keep the hair tied as hair too contains oil so when it is made in experience of the acne prone skin, it may cause more acne. Whenever you can avoid make-up as it could clog the pores, causing blackheads and pimples.

      Natural Remedies
      Certain markers and cleansers which are prepared through the ingredients inside your kitchen tend to be far better in enabling reduce acne than many of the acne skincare products you can purchase as the latter are laden with chemicals. Here are a few useful natural acne tips which can be used to get rid of the acne.

      Lemon and Rose Water
      Mix equal quantities of freshly squeezed lemon juice and rose water. By using a cotton ball apply this mixture for the affected skin, leave on for ten mins and then wash off. This mix can help in sucking the excess oil from the skin.

      Fuller's Earth and Orange Peel
      A breathing apparatus prepared by mixing both these ingredients in equal quantities with rose water is regarded as one of the better natural acne cures. Apply it about the affected skin, leave on for 25 minutes so that the skin absorbs it completely and after that wash with cold water. Apply this breathing filter once per week for desired results.

      Using apple cider vinegar
      Apple cider vinegar treatment is recognized for its healing and disinfecting properties. To use it, focus on washing the face thoroughly by having an antibacterial soap. Pat dry which has a towel then having a cotton wool ball apply apple cider vinegar treatment evenly around the affected skin. Leave on for fifteen minutes before washing it well with cold water.

      Diet
      Have a well-balanced diet. Sometimes acne may appear if the person is failing to get enough nutrition in the diet. So eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts, hardworking liver, low-fat dairy food, lentils, wheat grains and brown rice. Choosing a multi-vitamin pill everyday may help too.

      Certain researches have demostrated a scarcity of vitamin A inside diet can actually cause acne. So include a lot of vitamin-a rich foods in what you eat such as turkey, chicken, pork, beef, apricots, milk, pumpkin, lettuce, cheese, cantaloupes, beetroot, apples, bananas, peppers, etc. Vitamin-a cuts down on the creation of sebum and at the same time maintains and repairs the tissues of your skin. Additionally, it rids our bodies of numerous toxins, thus preventing acne along the way. Besides vitamin A for acne, another mineral that you should supplment your meals are Zinc mainly because it has antibacterial properties.

      Exercise
      Probably the most effective of acne tricks for guys and girls is to exercise everyday. Exercise helps with reducing stress, which is one of the main reasons behind acne. At the same time, it improves the blood flow and gives enough oxygen for the skin, that helps in clearing out the acne breakouts.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is a good all natural liver, lung and artery cleanser?

    • ANSWER:
      I just started taking a full body cleanse by a company called Renew LIfe. It is a Canadian Company from what I can tell, and the one I am taking is very gentle. It has one that will clean out heavy metal toxins, and one that specifically targets the liver. I spoke to a woman who is a licensed nutritionist and this is the one that she recommended. My husband and I are both taking it.

      Their website is www.renewlife.ca

      I am on day two and it is very gentle. Hope that helps!

      If you don't want to take pills, which some people do not, then try doing ajuice fast. There is some that you can find online that use the juices from certain fruits and vegetables that can help clean toxins out of your intestinal tract and my husband's aunt has told me that after she did a juice fast she had more energy.

      PS. And despite certainclaims by people, just simply following a healthy lifestyle is not enough. Our bodies have so much built up pollutants in our blodd stream, intestinal tract and colon that it can cause us to be sick, tired and/or depressed...even with diet and exercise. A cleanse once or twice a year can help get rid of allof the crap that is stored in our bodies and make us overall more healthy! Good luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    How do women get such Radiant smooth skin?
    Why do people have Radiant Skin?
    Why do alot of women and kids have very radiant legs and arms? Like Last Summer I was at a beach and I saw a mom in her 30s with 2 boys who were like maybe 12 the mom had extremely radiant shiny legs and arms and her boys also had extremely shiny skin. How did that happen for them?

    Usually whenever I see a mother or women in her 20s or 30s they have extremely radiant skin and so do their kids, what did these women do and what did they do with their kids?

    • ANSWER:
      I put vitamin E all over my face and arms.. I get told I look young all the time. I also use a beauty brand that i sell called ARBONNE. Visit them on the web at ARBONNE.com They have natural accuring chemicals in their products and dont use mineral oil.

      I also stay out of the sun.. When I was younger I didn’t care. But now I notice the damage the sun has done to my skin. I always put on SPF even in the winter time. I cover my arms all the time.

      I dont use bargan products because they put so many harmful chemicals that cause cancer. See the list below.

      Alcohol (Isopropyl):
      As a solvent and denaturant (a poisonous substance that changes another substance's natural qualities), alcohol is found in hair color rinses, body rubs, hand lotions, after-shave lotions, fragrances, and many other cosmetics. A petroleum-derived substance, it is also used in antifreeze and as a solvent in shellac and diluted essential oils. According to A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, ingestion or inhalation of the vapor may cause headaches, flushing, dizziness, mental depression, nausea, vomiting, narcosis, anesthesia, and coma. The fatal ingested dose is one ounce.

      DEA (dienthanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine), & TEA (methanolamine):
      DEA & MEA are usually listed on the label in conjunction with the compound being neutralized, so look for names like Cocamide DEA or MEA, Lauramide DEA, and so on. These are hormone-disrupting chemicals known to form cancer-causing nitrates and nitrosamines. They are almost always in products that foam, including bubble baths, body washes, shampoos, soaps, and facial cleansers. On the show "CBS This Morning," Roberta Baskin revealed that a recent government report shows these are really absorbed into the skin. Dr. Samuel Epstein, professor of environmental health at the University of Illinois, said, "Repeated skin applications...of DEA-based detergents resulted in a major increase in the incidence of two cancers-liver and kidney cancers." John Bailey, head of the cosmetic division for the FDA, says that the new study is especially important since "the risk equation changes significantly for children." tests at the University of Bologna in Italy found TEA to be the most frequent sensitizer used in cosmetics, gels, shampoos, creams, lotion, etc.

      FD&C Color Pigments:
      According to A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, "...many (pigments) cause skin sensitivity and irritation...and absorption (of certain colors) can cause depletion of oxygen in the body and death." In Home Safe Home, author Debra Lynn Dadd says that "colors can be used in foods, drugs, and cosmetics...are made from coal tar. There is a great deal of controversy about their use, because animal studies have shown almost all of them to be carcinogenic."

      Fragrances:
      Most deodorants, shampoos, sunscreens, skin care, body care and baby products contain fragrance. Many of the compounds in fragrances are carcinogenic or otherwise toxic. "Fragrance on a label can indicate the presence of up to 4,000 separate ingredients. most of all of them are synthetic. Symptoms reported to the FDA have included headaches, dizziness, rashes, skin discoloration, violent coughing and vomiting, and allergic skin irritation. Clinical observation by medical doctors has shown that exposure to fragrances can affect the central nervous system, causing depression, hyperactivity, irritability, inability to cope, and other behavioral changes." (Home Safe Home, Debra Lynn Ladd)

      Mineral Oil:
      Used in many personal-care products (baby oil is 100% mineral oil), this ingredient actually coats the skin just like a plastic wrap, disrupting the skin's natural immune barrier and inhibiting its ability to breathe and absorb the Natural Moisture Factor (moisture and nutrition). As the body's largest organ of elimination, it is vital that the skin be free to release toxins. But the mineral oil impedes this process, allowing toxins to accumulate, which can promote acne and other disorders. It also slows down skin function and normal cell development, resulting in premature aging of the skin.

      Polyethelene glycol (PEG):
      This is used in cleansers to dissolve oil and grease as well as thicken products. A number after "PEG" refers to its molecular weight, which influences its characteristics. Because of of their effectiveness, PEGs are often used in caustic spray-on oven cleaners, yet are also found in many personal care products. Not only are they potentially carcinogenic, but they contribute to stripping the skin's Natural Moisture Factor, leaving the immune system vulnerable.

      Propylene Glycol (PG):
      As a "surfactant" or wetting agent and solvent, PG is actually the active component in antifreeze. There is no difference between what's used in industry and what's used in personal care products. Industry uses it to break down protein and cellular structures (what the skin is made of), yet is found in most forms of make-up, hair products, lotions, after-shave, deodorants, mouthwashes, toothpaste, and is even used in food processing. Because of its ability to quickly penetrate the skin, the EPA requires workers to wear protective gloves, clothing, and goggles when working with this toxic substance. PG's Material Safety Data Sheets warn against skin contact because PG has systemic consequences such as a brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities. But there isn't even a warning label on products such as stick deodorant, where the concentration is greater than most industrial applications.

      Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES):
      Used as detergents and surfactants, these closely related compounds are found in car wash soaps, garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers, yet are even more widely used as major ingredients in cosmetics, toothpaste, hair conditioners, and about 90% of all shampoos and products that foam. In the article "Dangerous Beauty," Mark Fearer shares that, "In tests, animals that were exposed to SLS experienced eye damage, along with depression, labored breathing, diarrhea, severe skin irritation and corrosion, and even death...according to the American College of Toxicology." Children's eyes are also at risk: "Studies indicate SLS kept young eyes from developing properly by possibly denaturing (dissolving) the proteins and not allowing for proper structural formation. This damage was permanent." Still other research has indicated SLS may be damaging to the immune system, especially within the skin. "Skin layers may separate and inflame due to its protein-denaturing properties." One of the most dangerous of all ingredients in personal care products, research shows that "SLS when combined with other chemicals can be transformed into nitrosamines, a potent class of carcinogens that cause the body to absorb nitrates at higher levels than eating nitrate-contaminate food." According to the American College of Toxicology report, SLS stays in the body for up to five days. Other studies show that SLS easily penetrates the skin and enters and maintains residual levels in the heart, liver, the lungs, and the brain. This poses questions of its being a serious potential health threat through its use in shampoos, cleansers, and toothpaste.

      Urea (imidazolidinyl) & DMDM Hydantoin:
      These are just two of the many preservatives that release formaldehyde (called "formaldehyde donors"). According to the AMyo Clinic, formaldehyde can irritate the respiratory system, cause skin reactions and trigger heart palpitations. Exposure to formaldehyde may cause joint pain, allergies, depression, headaches, chest pains, ear infections, chronic fatigue, dizziness, and loss of sleep. It can also aggravate coughs and colds and trigger asthma. Other possible side effects include weakening the Immune system and cancer. Formaldehyde-releasing ingredients are very common in nearly all store brands of skin, body and hair care, antiperspirants, and nail polish. A more complete list of products that contain formaldehyde can be found in the book by Doris J. Rapp, MD, titled, is This Your Child's World?

      Special Note on Chlorine:
      Although chlorine isn't in personal care products, most such products do not protect against chlorine's damaging effects. Exposure to chlorine in tap water, showers, pools, laundry products, cleaning agents, food processing, and sewage systems can contribute to asthma, hay fever, anemia, bronchitis, circulatory collapse, confusion, delirium, diabetes, dizziness, irritation of the eyes, mouth nose, throat, lung, skin and stomach, heart disease, high blood pressure, and nausea. It is also a possible cause of cancer.

      Triclosan:
      This is the latest rage in the arsenal of antibacterial chemicals, included in detergents, dish washing fluids, soaps, deodorants, cosmetics, lotions, creams, and even toothpaste. In 1998, American snatched up 0 million of these products, without proof that they even do what they claim.
      But is Triclosan safe? The EPA registers it as a pesticide, giving it high scores as a risk to both human health and the environment, and the USP recently proposed a new monograph for the specific testing of tricolsan. It is chlorinated aromatic, similar in molecular structure and chemical formulation to some of the most toxic chemicals on earth: dioxins, PCBs and Agent orange. Its manufacturing process may produce dioxin, a powerful hormone-disrupting chemical with toxic effects in the parts per trillion: one drop in 300 Olympic-size swimming pools. Hormone disrupters pose enormous long-term chronic health risks because they interfere with the way hormones perform, such as changing genetic material or fostering birth defects.
      Triclosan is a chlorophenol, a class of chemicals suspected of causing cancer in humans. Externally, it causes skin irritations, but since...phenol can temporarily deactivate the sensory nerve endings...contact with it often causes little or no pain. Internally, it can lead to cold sweats, circulatory collapse, convulsions, coma, and death. Stored in the body fat, it can accumulate to toxic levels, damaging the liver, kidneys, and lungs, and can cause paralysis, sterility, suppression of immune function, brain hemorrhages, decreased fertility and sexual dysfunction, heart problems, and coma.
      All these chemicals are persistent organic pollutants (POPs). They are chlorinated, persist in the environment, and accumulate to higher concentrations with each step up the food chain...Once absorbed into the body fat, it is almost impossible to eliminate POPs. Employing a strong antibiotic agent such as tirclosan for everyday use is of questionable value as it takes a shotgun approach to killing microscopic organisms while destroying the beneficial bacteria in the environment and in our bodies. These so-called friendly bacteria cause no harm and often produce beneficial effects such as aiding metabolism and inhibiting the invasion of harmful pathogens.
      Boston-based microbiologist Laura Mc Murray and colleagues at the Tufts University School of Medicine say that "triclosan is capable of forcing the emergence of 'superbugs' that it cannot kill. And experiments have shown that it may not be the all-out germ killer scientists thought it was...Using triclosan daily in the home - in products ranging from children's soaps to toothpaste to 'germ-free' cutting boards - may be unwise. Public Health Officials have blamed the indiscriminate prescription of antibiotics by doctors for the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. The Tufts study suggests the recent widespread sue of antibacterial agents in everyday products might have similar results. A safe, non-toxic alternative that has many applications is Grapefruit Seed Extract.

      (this information was excerpted from the writings of Linda Chae, expert on chemicals in beauty products)

      Read what some of the links say below
      http://www.channel4.com/health/microsites/T/toxic/toxic-chemicals_1.html

  31. QUESTION:
    Whats the easiest way to lose weight fast?
    I want to lose 10-15 pound in the next month...are there any tips on how to do this? Pills? good healthy foods? etc tips pls!

    • ANSWER:
      The enclosed ten tips are designed to help you lose weight fast.

      The first 5 will get your metabolism working quickly to burn fat quicker and then you the 5 tips that follow will help you lose weight easily.

      These 10 tips can be incorporate in sensible any diet and will see you shed pounds and lose weight fast!

      5 Detox Tips

      The body needs to be working as efficiently as possible to lose weight fast; as if your body organs are working at maximum efficiency you will shed weight quicker. Logical but not many people think about this when dieting

      So here are your 5 easy natural detox tips

      Eat cherries and strawberries

      These foods are rich in ellagic acid a nutrient that helps mop up free radicals and help combat pollutants such as alcohol and as a by product they boost brain power.

      You can also add raspberries an alternative to the above 2 choices.

      Eat Grapes

      These are rich in flavinols, which help your arteries work to their maximum and make blood run smoothly and quickly around the body.

      Eat citrus fruits such as berries

      These foods are rich in vitamins C & E, which will help cleanse and detoxify the liver making it work more efficiently.

      Prunes & Fibre

      Eat prunes as they will naturally cleanse the colon stimulating the gut and help expel waste quicker, you should also up your intake of fibre as well to cleanse the colon further.

      Apricots

      If you are smoker this food is particularly useful, apricots are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C which helps repair smoke damage to the lungs.

      Cranberries or juice

      Contains proanthocyanidin which are antitoxants that will help cleanse and flush out the kidneys.

      You can also add a couple of supplements if you wish top the above list to help detoxify further. Alfalfa and milk thistle are good choices. The first acts as a general cleanser and the second as a cleanser for the liver.

      Your organ will be working more efficiently with above foods and this will help you get rid of weight faster as your kidneys and liver in particular will work more smoothly.

      Now here are 5 tips to lose weight fast

      5 Easy weight loss tips

      Drink Iced Water

      Two litres a day minimum. Water has to be iced as the body will burn 100 calories just heating the water to normal body temperature. Also hunger pangs are very often thirst pangs, so this will help you stop over eating.

      Add lemon to flavour if you wish and gain the added benefit of cleansing your liver at the same time.

      Water also helps your body metabolize stored fat by helping the kidneys flush waste quicker. When you don't drink enough water the liver needs to help the kidneys perform this function. When the liver has to help the kidneys its normal function of providing stored fat for energy is slowed down.

      Green tea

      Drink 5 cups a day. Research shows this can burn a massive 80 calories a day! It is believed the antioxidant catechins in green tea boost the metabolism and help burn fat.

      Chilli sauce & mustard

      These foods increase your calorie burning capacity by between 5 - 10% for up to 2 hours after eating. This is because they contain capsaicin which speeds the metabolism, so if you enjoy hot food your in luck!

      Low fat diary foods

      Can increase fat burning in the abdominal area. Why? Because these foods are rich in calcium which encourages the release of fat from fat cells and also reduces the amount of fat absorbed.

      Eat Fibre

      Eating fiber foods to help keep things moving through your bowel as stated above and makes you feel full.

      The average person can lose 9-10 pounds in one year just from doubling their fiber intake aim for 25grams per day ( the average for most adults is just 8grams ) fiber rich foods include strawberries, apples, brown rice, chick peas, potatoes ( with skins ) and brown rice.

      The above tips should be incorporated into a sensible diet and they will enhance it and help you lose weight fast.

      you can check this article.

  32. QUESTION:
    what is a good moisturizer for dry skin?
    I have dry flaky skin on my forehead and my eyebrows between my nose, and chin. I have red on my cheeks nose and forehead. If i get pimples they are small and that is where they are. What is my skin type is it dry, oily, combination, sensitive? What is a good moisturizer for me? I had neutrogena for combination skin but my cheeks felt sticky after i put it on.

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend the Lluvia line it is all natural and contains anti-inflammatory rainforest botanicals. It really feeds the skin, clears up the acne, and helps the skin heal. The Deep Nourishing Oil is great for healing and repairing dry skin. I've used their Botanical cleanser, the Camu C serum and the replenishing moisturizer. Then I use their crystal exfoliator 2-3x per week to get off the dead skin cell layer that can clog pores.I absolutely love what this line has done for my skin.

      I've never had many good things to say about cosmetics and skin care products, because if you want to be honest about it, probably 98 percent of the skin care products on the market are complete garbage. They do nothing whatsoever to beautify your skin, and, in fact, most of them actually harm your health, because they contain artificial fragrances composed of cancer-causing chemicals. When you put this stuff on your skin, it gets absorbed into your bloodstream and causes liver damage, or even DNA damage. It is a direct promoter of cancer. In fact, according to federal law, nearly all bottles of perfume, deodorant, lotion, shampoo and skin care products are illegally labeled, because they contain cancer-causing ingredients, and yet they have no warnings on the labels whatsoever to alert consumers about those ingredients.

      But now there's a new skincare product line from the Amazon Herb Company that is actually healthy. It actually contains only helpful ingredients. None of those harmful ingredients found in most other skin care and cosmetic products are found in this line. The line is called Lluvia, and it's the first line of personal care products that I have been willing to stand up and talk about as being healthy. These products contain potent rain forest botanicals, but more importantly, they have no artificial fragrance, no fillers and no sodium laureth sulfate. They are not made with things like transmission fluid and brake fluid, which are the chemicals found in most other cosmetic products. This is an exceptional product line.
      My strategy is to create healthy skin from the inside, through outstanding nutrition. I do this by eating raw foods and drinking raw food juices. If you ever want to see a bunch of people with a really vibrant, healthy glow in their skin, just go to a raw food group. Those who have been eating raw foods the longest will probably have the best skin.
      But most of the world isn't going to convert to raw foods, so most people need external nutrition for their skin, and in that case, I think this Lluvia product line is the very best I've found yet. If you're going to put something on your skin, let it be this.
      Lluvia has all the products you might expect in a skin care line: Cleanser, moisturizer, a deep penetrating oil that gives healthy oils to your skin tissues and a nice spray to spritz your face. In addition to these products, they have a camu C serum, which is loaded with camu fruit. As you may know, camu is very high in antioxidants and contains an extremely high level of vitamin C. If you put this serum on your skin, there's no question about it: These nutrients will be absorbed into the skin and provide external nutritional.

      Check it out at http://herbdoctor.amazonherb.net

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some significant uses for olive oil?
    I mean as far as internally and externally.

    • ANSWER:
      Its the most brilliant substance known to mankind. lol (and womankind)

      Obviously in cooking. Its a good oil in terms of health as its not a saturated fat, so a nice way of dressing salads and using in stir fries. Its considered a superfood in terms of its antioxidant properties. So it fights the ageing process as part of your daily diet.

      Olive based spreads are far better healthwise than butter or margarine.

      Mix it with sugar and salt to make a natural body scrub. (Almond oil smells nicer but olive oil is cheaper and works just as well)

      Drink fresh juice and water all day, then at night drink a mix of olive oil and fresh grafefruit. Its a good detox and liver cleanser.

      A bit of olive oil on a cotton wool ball, placed in the ear overnight can soothe/soften painful earwax.

      hmm Iv run out of ideas!!

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I get acne/pimples off of my back, please?
    I have pimples/acne on my back, and it hurts very bad. I mean all over my back. How do I get rid of it? (in a cheap way) I want to try Proactiv but I don't know if it will actualy work, and I don't think I have enough money for it. Help Me Please. i feel confused about thing store from help rid of acne and pimlpes

    • ANSWER:
      1. Cleansing Routine: A beauty must! Cleanse your skin twice daily (only once if your skin is dry) using a mild, natural, inexpensive cleanser designed for your skin type. Add a couple of drops essential oil of rose, spearmint, or orange to your cleanser to boost its cleaning effect and aromatic quality. Cleansing your skin is especially important before going to bed, because your body excretes toxins through your skin as you sleep. If facial pores are clogged with makeup and dirt, breakouts can occur. If you perspire a lot in your line of work or exercise heavily, then rinse off and massage your body with a coarse cloth or loofah before retiring to remove salt and dead-skin buildup. Your skin needs to breathe while you sleep!

      2. Exercise: Try to exercise outside, to help oxygenate your cells with fresh air and facilitate waste removal through your skin. Exercises such as walking, biking, in-line skating, and weight lifting improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance, which translates into increased energy and a rosy complexion. If you live in a city, try to find a green space--a park or a greenway--in which to exercise. If city streets, with their attendant pollution, are your only outdoor option, exercising in a gym may be a better alternative.

      3. Sleep, Blissful Sleep: I don’t care what else you do to your skin, if you are sleep deprived your skin will look sallow, dull, tired, and saggy; with your puffy eyes, you will resemble a frog prince or princess. And of course, your energy level will be less than desirable. Sleep: It’s the best-kept skincare secret there is!

      4. Sunlight: Ten to fifteen minutes unprotected exposure to sunlight several times a week is essential to the health of your bones and skin. It helps your body absorb calcium, due to the skin’s ability to convert the sun’s rays into vitamin D. Sun exposure helps heal eczema, psoriasis, and acne, and energizes your body. Plus those warm rays just make you feel good all over. If your dermatologist advises you to avoid the sun entirely, other sources of vitamin D include egg yolks, fish liver oil, vitamin-D-supplemented soy or cow’s milk, organ meats, salmon, sardines, and herring.

      5. Water: What goes in must go out, and water helps move everything along. Impurities not disposed of in a timely manner via the internal organs of elimination (such as the kidneys, liver, lungs, and large intestine) will find an alternate exit, namely your skin, sometimes referred to as the “third kidney.” Pimples and rashes may develop as your body tries to unload its wastes through your skin. Eight to 12, 8-ounce glasses of pure water a day combined with a fibrous diet will help cleanse your body of toxins and keep your colon functioning as it should. Water also keeps your skin hydrated and moisturized, so drink up!

  35. QUESTION:
    what are the harmful effects of various cosmetic brands on human body?

    Actually i want the details about various cosmetic brands - toxic and harmful ingredients present in them, effect on human body and other related details.

    • ANSWER:
      Toxic Cosmetics Ingredient List

      Toxic Ingredient Directory: Most of these chemical ingredients are carcinogenic.

      1) 1,4-dioxane- Acute exposure causes irritation,headache, dizziness and narcosis. Chronic inhalation exposure can produce damage to the liver and kidneys and blood disorders
      2) 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (Bronopol) -Causes allergic contact dermatitis.
      3) Alcohol, Isopropyl (SD-40) -A very drying and irritating solvent and dehydrator that strips your skin's natural acid mantle, making us more vulnerable to bacteria, moulds and viruses. It is made from propylene, a petroleum derivative. It may promote brown spots and premature aging of skin
      4) Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (ALES) - found in toothpaste among others.
      5) Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)
      6) Anionic Surfactants -Anionic refers to the negative charge these surfactants have. They may be contaminated with nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic. Surfactants can pose serious health threats. They are used in car washes, as garage floor cleaners and engine de greasers - and in 90% of personal-care products that foam.
      7) Benzalkonium Chloride Highly toxic, primary skin irritant. (See Cationic surfactants) Material is highly toxic via oral route. Mists can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, nose, throat and mucous membranes. Avoid direct contact. Can cause muscular paralysis, low blood pressure, CNS depression and weakness.
      8) Butylated Hudroxyanisole (BHA) -Causes allergic contact dermatitis.
      9) Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)- Causes allergic contact dermatitis. Contains toluene. (See Toluene
      10) Cationic surfactants -Cationic surfactants These chemicals have a positive electrical charge. They contain a quaternary ammonium group and are often called "quats". These are used in hair conditioners, but originated from the paper and fabric industries as softeners and anti-static agents. In the long run they cause the hair to become dry and brittle. They are synthetic, irritating, allergenic and toxic. Oral intake of them can be lethal.
      11) Cetalkonium chloride
      12) Cetrimonium chloride
      13) Chloromethylisothiazolinone- Causes contact dermatitis
      .14) Isothiazolinone -Isothiazolinone causes allergic contact dermatitis. Corrosive to the eyes with possible permanent damage. Corrosive to the skin, possibly resulting in third degree burns. Can be harmful if absorbed. INGESTION can be FATAL!
      Can be corrosive to the mucous membranes and lungs
      15) Cocoamidopropyl Betaine - Can cause eye and skin irritation
      16) Cocoyl Sarcosine
      17) Cyclomethicone
      18) DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), & TEA (triethanolamine) -DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), & TEA (triethanolamine) Often used in cosmetics to adjust the pH, and used with many fatty acids to convert acid to salt (stearate), which then becomes the base for a cleanser. TEA causes allergic reactions including eye problems, dryness of hair and skin, and could be toxic if absorbed into the body over a long period of time.
      19) Diazolidinyl urea- Established as a primary cause of contact dermatitis (American Academy of Dermatology). Contains formaldehyde, a carcinogenic chemical, is toxic by inhalation, a strong irritant, and causes contact dermatitis. (See Formaldehyde )Causes severe eye irritation.
      If misted will cause irritation of mucous membranes - nose, eyes and throat resulting in coughing and difficulty in breathing. Skin contact will cause smarting and burning sensations, inflammation, burns, painful blisters, profound damage to tissue. Will cause painful burning or stinging of eyes and lids, watering of eyes and inflammation of conjuntiva
      20) Dimethicone
      21) Dimethicone Copolyol
      22) Disodium Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate
      23) Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate
      24) Disodium Oleamide Sulfosuccinate
      25) DMDM Hydantoin
      26) Ethoxylated surfactants - widely used in cosmetics as foaming agents, emulsifiers and humectants. As part of the manufacturing process the toxic chemical 1,4-dioxane, a potent carcinogen, is generated.
      On the label, they are identified by the Prefix "PEG", "polyethylene", "polyethylene glycol", "polyoxyethylene", "-eth-", or "-oxynol-". (See 1,4-Dioxane)
      -27) FD&C Colour Pigments -Synthetic colours made from coal tar. Contain heavy metal salts that deposit toxins onto the skin, causing skin sensitivity and irritation. Animal studies have shown almost all of them to be carcinogenic
      28) Formaldehyde - Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen (causes cancer). Causes allergic, irritant and contact dermatitis, headaches and chronic fatigue. The vapour is extremely irritating to the eyes, nose and throat (mucous membranes). (See Nitrosating agents)
      29) Fragrance- Fragrance on a label can indicate the presence of up to four thousand separate ingredients, many toxic or carcinogenic. Symptoms reported to the USA FDA include headaches, dizziness, allergic rashes, skin discoloration, violent coughing and vomiting, and skin irritation. Clinical observation proves fragrances can affect the central nervous system, causing depression, hyperactivity, and irritability
      30) Hydrolysed Animal Protein
      31) Imidazolidinyl urea- The trade name for this chemical is Germall 115. Releases formaldehyde, a carcinogenic chemical, into cosmetics at over 10C. Toxic. See Formaldehyde (See Nitrosating agents
      32) Lanolin - Any chemicals used on sheep will contaminate the lanolin obtained from the wool. The majority of lanolin used in cosmetics is highly contaminated with chlorinated organo pesticides like DDT.
      33) Lauryl dimonium hydrolysed collagen
      34) Lauryl or Cocoyl Sarcosine
      35) Lauryl Sarcosine
      36) Liquidum Paraffinu--an exotic sounding way to say mineral oil. (See Mineral Oil)
      37) MEA compounds
      38) Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone -
      Both cause cosmetic allergies
      39) Mineral Oil -Petroleum by-product that coats the skin like plastic, clogging the pores. Interferes with skin's ability to eliminate toxins, promoting acne and other disorders. Slows down skin function and cell development, resulting in premature aging. Used in many products (baby oil is 100% mineral oil!) Any mineral oil derivative can be contaminated with cancer causing PAH's (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons). Manufacturers use petrolatum because it is unbelievably cheap.
      Mineral oil
      · Liquidum paraffinum (also known as posh mineral oil!)
      · Paraffin oil
      · Paraffin wax
      · Petrolatum
      40) Nitrosating Agents -
      The following chemicals can cause nitrosamine contamination, which have been determined to form cancer in laboratory animals. There are wide and repeated concerns in the USA and Europe about the contamination of cosmetics products with nitrosamines.
      2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol
      · Cocoyl Sarcosine
      · DEA compounds
      · Imidazolidinyl Urea
      · Formaldehyde
      · Hydrolysed Animal Protein
      · Lauryl Sarcosine
      · MEA compounds
      Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
      · Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
      · Sodium Laureth Sulfate- Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (ALES) When combined with other chemicals, SLES and ALES can create nitrosamines, a potent class of carcinogens. It is frequently disguised in semi-natural cosmetics with the explanation "comes from coconut".
      . (See Anionic Surfactants) (See Ethoxylated Surfactants) (See Nitrosating agents) WARNING! Causes skin and eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes,skin and clothing. The material was classified as a moderate to severe eye irritant.
      · Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
      · Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
      · TEA compounds

      Paraben preservatives (methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl) Used as inhibitors of microbial growth and to extend shelf life of products. Widely used even though they are known to be toxic. Have caused many allergic reactions and skin rashes. Highly toxic. Harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Causes irritation to skin, eyes and respiratory tract .May cause allergic skin reactions. Symptoms include redness, itching and pain. Causes irritation, redness and pain to eyes.

      Paraffin wax/oil Paraffin Wax is mineral oil wax. See Mineral Oil

      Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) compounds Potentially carcinogenic petroleum ingredient that can alter and reduce the skin's natural moisture factor. This could increase the appearance of aging and leave you more vulnerable to bacteria. Used in cleansers to dissolve oil and grease. It adjusts the melting point and thickens products. Also used in caustic spray-on oven cleaners. . (See Ethoxylated Surfactants)

      Potassium Coco Hydrolysed Collagen (See Anionic Surfactants)
      Dimethicone
      ·Dimethicone Copolyol
      ·Cyclomethicone

      Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate (See Anionic Surfactants)

      41) Paraben preservatives (methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl)
      42) Paraffin wax/oil
      43) Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) compounds- is a petroleum derivative. It penetrates the skin and can weaken protein and cellular structure. Commonly used to make extracts from herbs. PG is strong enough to remove barnacles from boats! The EPA considers PG so toxic that it requires workers to wear protective gloves, clothing and goggles and to dispose of any PG solutions by burying them in the ground. Because PG penetrates the skin so quickly, the EPA warns against skin contact to prevent consequences such as brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities. But there isn't even a warning label on products such as stick deodorants, where the concentration is greater than in most industrial applications.
      Health Hazard Acute And Chronic. May cause respiratory and throat irritation, central nervous system depression, blood and kidney disorders. May cause nystagmus,lymphocytosis. Irritation and dermatitis to skin. Irritation and conjunctivitis to eyes. If ingested Pulmonary oedema, brain damage, hypoglycaemia, intravascular hemolysis and death may occur.

      44) Potassium Coco Hydrol

  36. QUESTION:
    How do i make my acne go away?
    I have bad acne and my ex best friend and her new friends are always making fun of me for it and her friends say things to me. I know im not pretty but idk wut to do???? Help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Do The Following FOUR Things EVERYDAY To Clear Acne Prone Skin QUICKLY! Doing 1 or a few of these will NOT keep skin as clear as possible! You must do all 4 things EVERYDAY!

      STEP 1 WASH, TONE, MOISTURIZE FACE TWICE A DAY
      Wash face 2 times a day, morning and night (possibly 3rd time, midday, if super oily/sweating). Only use products that are labeled oil-free, won't clog pores, non-comedogenic, or non-acnegenic!

      Try this natural and gentle face routine:
      Wash Face with warm water & cleanser - Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar/Wash by Johnson & Johnson.
      Tone Face with liquid toner/astringent - Thayers Witch Hazel or Dickinson's Witch Hazel. Witch Hazel is gentle, non-drying, reduces bacteria/swelling, helps prevent acne, minimizes pore size.
      Moisturize Face with an oil-free moisturizer - Lily Of The Desert Aloe Vera Gelly, its 99% organic, contains Vitamin A, C, E! Aloe is gentle, helps renew skin cells, heals blemishes/scars. Don't use other brands of aloe, has very little aloe and to much junk in it which can irritate skin!

      STEP 2 KEEP HANDS, HAIR, OTHER STUFF CLEAN
      Keep dirt & bacteria at bay to prevent breakouts!
      Always wash hands before applying face products!
      Don't rest hands on your face!
      Don't let dirty oily hair touch face!
      Change your pillowcase often!

      STEP 3 DRINK THREE IMPORTANT LIQUIDS EVERYDAY

      WATER
      Drinking about 64 oz of pure water everyday improves skin quality, flushes out toxins, delivers nutrients to skin! You can also include 100% Fruit Juice or 100% Vegetable Juice as part of your daily total.

      LEMON WATER
      Vitamin C improves skin quality, produces collagen (essential skin protein), reduces wrinkles, helps wounds heal. Every morning start your day with one glass of lemon water. Drink lemon water on an empty stomach, one hour before you eat breakfast to make this remedy work effectively. Squeeze one fresh lemon & some of the pulp into a glass of lukewarm water. You can add a little honey to cut down the tartness. Lemon water helps clear acne, cleanses the liver, flushes out toxins. The acid in lemons can damage tooth enamel, so brush your teeth immediately after drinking this!

      CARROT JUICE
      Vitamin A keeps skin healthy, reduces sebum/oil production, helps skin cells to shed normal, reduces the size of large skin pores. Drink 1 serving (8 oz.) of 100% carrot juice each day. You can buy Bolthouse Farms 100% Carrot Juice at the grocery store. Caution! Overdosing on Vitamin A is toxic & dangerous! Eating to much beta-carotene will turn your skin orange!

      STEP 4 ACTIVATE YOUR SKIN
      Do at least 1 of these activities EVERYDAY to activate your skin:

      Aerobic Exercise increases circulation & delivery of nutrients to skin cells, encourages good blood supply, helps remove toxins, controls acne breakouts! Do 20 to 30 minutes of exercise EVERYDAY or every other day! Drink Water! Immediately take a shower to remove sweat & dirt!

      Face Massage improves acne prone skin because it removes toxins away from the face & delivers nutrients to the skin. A lymphatic massage (massaging the lymph nodes on the face) can also improve your skin! You can also buy a book on face massage, such as Ten Minute Facelift by Jennie Harding. Directions: Wash face. Apply toner. WASH HANDS & then use aloe vera as massage gel. Do 10 min massage before going to bed. Don't wash face again, let aloe dry on face.

      Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System (electronic face brush with sonic power) will keep acne prone skin clear and smooth! Check out the Clarisonic website. Do not use cleanser that comes with this product, buy Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash. If the Clarisonic is to expensive, buy the Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System. Don't use facial brush if you have pustular acne or serious sensitive skin!

  37. QUESTION:
    Should I do a 7-day detox pill plan, or should I take a colon cleanse pill everyday?
    I'm looking into doing detox, but I'm not sure which is more effective, the 7-day detox pills or the daily colon cleanse pill. If I do the 7-day detox pills, how often should I do it, twice a month, once a month? If I do the colon cleanser pill, is it safe to take it everyday, every other day, once a week?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox is *not* necessary. Really. Medically speaking there is no evidence that human beings need to exogenously 'detox' the colon , liver, etcetera. These detox's are designed to make money. I am not here to burst your bubble, but really, they are NOT necessary.

      The human body is more than capable of cleaning itself and does so constantly. Detoxing more likely to 'disrupt' this natural process than aid it.

      Given the above 'truth' -- I recommend you use the shortest, least invasive ... non stimulant detox available in your options.

      Further, don't use it more than once. If you feel you need to 'detox' yourself with some regularity -- Do it once a year, really -- Doing this sort of thing once a month or more is not healthy for the body.

      You will see a mass of 'stuff' come out during a colon detox,.. but this is not stored "excess" fecal matter that otherwise would not have come out. There is nothing pills or powders/drinks etc can do or 'get to' that your body wouldn't already expel. Think about it. Further, do some scientific research for medical studies proving any of it is beneficial.

      Again, I have to recommend the shortest course available, and simply follow the directions on the packaging.

      The Natrol Acaii Berry Weekend Cleanse is something I would recommend to someone who is adamant on 'detoxing'. This is designed to be effective, designed for the 'weekend' because detoxes require you to be on the toilet more than normal, thus it won't interfere with your work week. Further it is relatively short, I believe handles both the bowels/colon and liver -- as well as replenishing some pro-biotics (IE: Your healthy intestinal fauna/bacteria) and so forth.

      Good luck,

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the easiest way to detox your body
    is there a quick and easy way for me to detox my body.

    • ANSWER:
      First, lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimize use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants and toothpastes), and substitute natural alternatives.

      Another deterrent to good health is stress, which triggers your body to release stress hormones into your system. While these hormones can provide the "adrenaline rush" to win a race or meet a deadline, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver. So it's a good idea to detox stressful life situations along with detoxifying your body. Yoga and meditation are simple and effective ways to relieve stress by resetting your physical and mental reactions to the inevitable stress life will bring.

      Also
      1. Eat plenty of fiber, including brown rice and organically-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Beets, radishes, artichokes, cabbage, broccoli, spirulina, chlorella, and seaweed are excellent detoxifying foods.

      2. Cleanse and protect the liver by taking herbs such as dandelion root, burdock and milk thistle, and drinking green tea.

      3. Take vitamin C, which helps the body produce glutathione, a liver compound that drives away toxins.

      4. Drink at least 2 quarts of water daily.

      5. Breathe deeply to allow oxygen to circulate more completely through your system.

      6. Transform stress by emphasizing positive emotions.

      7. Practice hydrotherapy by taking a very hot shower for five minutes, allowing the water to run on your back. Follow with cold water for 30 seconds. Do this three times, and then get into bed for 30 minutes.

      8. Sweat in a sauna so your body can eliminate wastes through perspiration.

      9. Dry-brush your skin or try detoxifying patches or detox foot spas / foot baths to remove toxins through your pores. Special brushes are available at natural products stores.

      10. What is the most important way to detoxify? "Exercise," says Bennett. "Yoga or jump-roping are good. One hour every day." Also try qigong, a martial-arts based exercise system that includes exercises specifically for detoxifying or cleansing, as well as many other exercises with specific health benefits.

  39. QUESTION:
    How can I detox my body naturally?
    What are the things I should be eating and/or doing to cleanse my body of toxins and waste naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have normally functioning organs (liver, kidneys, bowels, skin), they will do the job for you. Eat a wholesome diet. Stay healthy. That's natural. Don't do any fad regimens or colon cleansers, which could be potentially dangerous.

  40. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any good acne treatments?
    I have moderately bad acne. My mom sells Mary Kay and she thinks its the best and doesnt want me to use anything else. The problem is, ITS NOT WORKING! I still have acne and it like doesnt go away.

    Does anyone know any good acne treatments and/or a way i could get my mom to let me use other products?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a range of treatment options to help treat acne. As acne can't be cured, treatments aim to control the symptoms by:

      preventing new spots forming
      improving those already present
      preventing scarring
      Your GP will usually assess your treatment after six weeks and, if beneficial, treatment will continue for four to six months.

      Self-help
      It's important to keep spot-prone areas clean, so wash the affected area twice a day with an unperfumed cleanser. The skin needs a certain amount of oil to maintain its natural condition, so it's best to use gentle soaps and not to scrub your skin too hard when washing.

      Medicines
      There are a number of over-the-counter remedies available from pharmacies to treat mild acne. These usually contain antibacterial agents such as benzoyl peroxide (eg Oxy and Clearasil Max).

      As well as its antibacterial effects, benzoyl peroxide can dry out the skin and encourage it to shed the surface layer of dead skin. Together, these effects make it harder for pores to become blocked and for infection to develop.

      Benzoyl peroxide can cause redness and peeling, especially to start with. This tends to settle down if you reduce the number of times you use it. You can then build up your use gradually.

      Home treatments for acne won't work immediately. It can take weeks, sometimes months, for significant effects to be noticeable. If home treatments haven't worked after two months, or you have severe acne, you should visit your GP.

      Your GP may start your treatment by prescribing a preparation containing benzoyl peroxide. If this doesn't work, or if you have more severe acne, there are a range of other treatment options. These come as creams or lotions that your can rub on to your skin, or as tablets.

      Creams and lotions
      There are several creams and lotions you may be prescribed, including those listed below.

      Azelaic acid (Skinoren) is an alternative to benzoyl peroxide and may not make your skin as sore as benzoyl peroxide.
      Retinoids (eg Adapalene) are medicines based on vitamin A, which you can rub into your skin daily. They work by encouraging the outer layer of skin to flake off.
      An antibiotic lotion, such as clindamycin (eg Dalacin T) or erythromycin (eg Stiemycin), applied to your skin can be used to control the P. acnes bacteria. You will need to continue this treatment for at least six months.
      Creams and lotions that combine an antimicrobial with other acne medication are also available (eg Quinoderm).
      Creams and lotions are only effective where and when they are applied so you should apply these daily to all areas of your skin that are prone to acne.

      Tablets
      There are several oral treatments you may be prescribed.

      Antibiotics, such as tetracycline, can be prescribed for inflammatory acne. You should take these daily for around three months, although it might take four to six months for you to see the benefits. The success of this treatment can be limited because the strains of bacteria are often resistant to the common antibiotics. Antibiotics don't prevent pores from becoming blocked so treatment to prevent blackheads, such as benzoyl peroxide, is often also prescribed at the same time.

      Some types of oral contraceptive tablets help women who have acne. A combination of the usual contraceptive pill hormone called ethinylestradiol with cyproterone acetate (eg Dianette) suppresses male hormone activity. This drug has been shown to reduce sebum production so is often used in women with acne.

      Isotretinoin (eg Roaccutane) is a medicine known as an oral retinoid, which is also available as a cream (see Creams and lotions). Isotretinoin works by drying up oily secretions. It tends to be prescribed to people with severe forms of acne that have proved resistant to other treatments. There are a number of serious side-effects of this drug, such as liver disorders and depression. You shouldn't take isotretinoin if you're pregnant, as it's very dangerous to an unborn baby. For safety reasons, isotretinoin is only prescribed under the supervision of a dermatologist (a doctor specialising in skin conditions).

  41. QUESTION:
    What is a natural liver cleanser like milk thistle would andrews salts be as good as milk thistle?
    please give other reccomenedations thansk

    • ANSWER:
      not really - i am using milk thistle at this festive period - it promotes cell renewal in the liver.

      try dandy lion tea as well

  42. QUESTION:
    A question for all the gallbladder patients or basically anyone that can help.?
    I have been suffering from pain on my right side on my back just about my bra strap area for awhile now, probably a year. I seen the doctor for it once and he thought it was just aggervation cause I had a cold. The pain is worse when I have a cough, it hurts something horrible when I take a deep breath, but I havent had any vommiting or an on going fever. I went to the doctor for it last monday and I got a ton of xrays and he prescribed me some anti inflamitory medication and muscle relaxors which arent doing anything for it. I also realized last night at dinner that it hurts more after I eat. Any ideas? Is vomiting and a fever basically a pre requisite for this or what? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Milissa

      Most issues start with the colon not functioning properly by eliminating toxins from the body. Learn about cleansing of the colon and liver/gallbladder. Be sure to drink up to a gallon of water a day to eliminate waste.

      A thorough natural colon cleansing is a good idea for anyone. The colon is little more than a storage facility for waste and toxins in your body. If the body functioned perfectly, these harmful elements would never accumulate because they would be evacuated on a regular basis. What makes a periodic colon cleanse necessary is the fact that the body does not always get rid of waste in a timely manner. This often occurs because of the processed foods and refined sugars that we consume in our diet as they tend to slow the digestive system—and thus also delay bowel movements.

      In time, feces will accumulate and dry along the walls of the digestive tract. Layer upon layer will gather which tends to narrow the opening through the gastrointestinal tract and further slow evacuation. Eventually, a fecal impaction will occur which will cause constipation problems. Laxatives tend to be the standard constipation treatment but they will not provide any kind of bowel cleanse function. Instead, they will stimulate the colon and tend to provide short-term relief from constipation problems but fail to address the underlying problem of accumulated waste along the walls of the gastrointestinal tract.

      The layers of accumulated waste will naturally begin to add up and there have been recorded cases of 40 pounds of feces and waste being found in a human colon. At any given time, there are an estimated 8 undigested meals in the colon. Without the periodic use of a natural colon cleanser, this concentrated waste will begin to cause long-term damage to the body. It is believed that colon cancer is caused in most cases by this concentration of waste which is why a natural colon cleanser may very well save your life.

      Even for those whom do not contract colon cancer, there are a number of health problems associated with compacted feces in the gastrointestinal tract. The accumulated waste along the walls of the colon and bowel will lead to fecal impaction—a common source of constipation problems. When waste cannot be evacuated from the body in a timely manner, the bacteria and toxins in the waste will be absorbed into the blood stream and can lead to a number of serious health-related problems, such as:

      Weakened Immune System
      Infective Endocarditis
      Increased Risk for Heart Disease
      Increased Risk of Stroke
      Septicemia
      Death
      There are a number of bowel cleansing alternatives available that can help eliminate the accumulated feces and waste in the gastrointestinal tract. However, the best colon cleanser is one that is made from all natural ingredients and helps replenish intestinal flora so that the digestive system operates as efficiently as possible. Colon cleansing products made from harsh chemicals and other synthetic lab creations may dissolve compacted feces but they also cause side effects like dehydration—a known cause of constipation.

      Best of health to you

  43. QUESTION:
    How to do a liver cleanse?
    Only natural ways please, 10 for best answer. Also, please add where to get the cleanse ^^

    • ANSWER:
      drink LOTS of water ---- best cleanser around and cheap as well

  44. QUESTION:
    How to cleanse my liver?
    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 you're not seeking the herbal way, then i suggest maybe just eating a healthy diet! full of fiber, drink lots and lots of water (natural cleanser), and eat as many fruits and veges as possible! of course bc fiber helps drag cholesterol out of your body including the reused components of the bile produced by your liver which prompts your liver to make newer bile which can break the cycle and remove the old stuff that's clogging up your liver.

      herbal way is with milk thistle, ask your doctor about it...

  45. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of my rash under my lower lip?! Natural solutions please?
    as well as my rash under my lower lip, the skin around my eyelids is getting really flaky and dry due to winter. how do i prevent that?

    • ANSWER:
      First thing you need to do is pay a visit to your doctor to make sure that your rash isn't being caused by an allergic reaction to anything.

      Cures for the rash:
      Applying olive oil to the rash could provide some relief.

      Aloe Vera gel, cod liver oil and Vitamin E oil are also helpful in combating body rash.

      Using baking powder on the affected area is another suggestion to deal with body and back rash.

      An oatmeal bath is thought to be effective in treating body rash as it relieves inflammation. Pour a cup of uncooked oatmeal into your bathwater and soak in the tub for best results.

      Wash the affected area using chamomile tea.

      A poultice made from dandelion, yellow dock root and chaparral helps alleviate skin rash.

      Another remedy is to soak a cloth in comfrey tea or calcium water.
      Calcium Water preparation – Stir in a spoonful of calcium gluconate powder into a cup of water.

      To prevent the rashes from occurring:

      Drink lots of water, aim for half your body weight in ounces.

      Put a humidifier in your house, or, if your house is big, in the rooms you're in most.

      Consume foods that are rich in Vitamin C

      Keep your face moisturized. Find a really good facial moisturizer (really any brand will do) and apply it twice daily.

      Things to avoid:

      Do not scrub your skin when there is a rash breakout.
      Avoid using soap, switchover to gentle body cleansers.
      Refrain from using cosmetic lotions or other ointments directly over the rash.
      Make sure you use warm water for cleansing and not hot water. Take care to pat dry your skin instead of rubbing.
      Completely stop usage of any newly tried cosmetic or lotion, reaction to this could be a cause.
      Ensure that the affected area is exposed to air as much as possible.
      Avoid exposing the area to direct sunlight and hot water.

      I hope I helped!

  46. QUESTION:
    How do I do a body cleanse?
    I've just been eating very unhealthy lately and would like to do a cleanse but I am not sure about how to go about doing it. Any information would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! I've never done any cleansing but my boss did once. He was very happy with the result.

      I've done some research for you and found an interesting product. There was even site where you can get a free trial, but I place it in source. Just have a look on the description of that and I hope you gonna find something useful for you.

      Colon cleansing is preventative health care, rather than a treatment for a disease. It is critical because it helps to detoxify your body of all the unnecessary and unwanted toxins that build up in your body. It is also regarded as a safe and alternative method to treat many of our symptoms and problems. Colon cleansing is a procedure of cleansing the body, resulting in the release of toxins, poisons, carcinogens and free radicals. Natural colon cleansers are also available and if you think you don't have much time and money for clinic sessions, you can do colon cleansing at home.

      Detoxification is necessary to rid our body of toxins that accumulate as a result of an unhealthy diet, environmental pollution and chemicals, and a constant use of antibiotics. Cleansing your body with an effective, all natural colon treatment is a good way to approach parasites cleansing, weight gain, IBS, severe gas and bloating, etc. Cleansing, also called detoxification, is our body's normal process of elimination, a function that occurs daily through our colon, liver, kidney, lungs, lymph and skin. Cleansing reactions are part of cleansing and are not the same as "side effects" normally associated with medication.

      Naturally, the colon in our digestive system is responsible for holding wastes. Natural colon cleansing involves a cleansing diet, which consists of some efficient herbs that are known for killing certain harmful parasites and worms. Body detox is one of the effective way to keep us healthy, help our digestion system and put all the toxins out of the body. Natural colon cleansing involves taking a balanced diet and additionally, a few herbal supplements that help kill the harmful bacteria and in removing excess of toxins.

      Colon cleansing herbs are of paramount importance to the health of the body as they can eliminate the many toxins in the body system which the body cannot

      normally expel. Colon cleansing herbs are available in two different forms -- namely, a pre-made formula or just as single herbs. Colon cleansing herbs are simply mixtures of herbs that have been found to help expedite the removal of waste from a person's body in an efficient way.

      Bowtrol is a special blend of herbs that have unique abilities to clean your colon and complement it for optimal health. Bowtrol is the only natural remedy that is clinically proven effective for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

      P.S.: Happy Holidays!!!

  47. QUESTION:
    whats the difference between eczema and psoriasis?
    how do you know if you have one or the other? are they both treatable surgically?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're confused about the difference between psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis, I'm not surprised. Even dermatologists sometimes have trouble identifying these skin problems. Actually, both eczema and psoriasis are types of dermatitis, which simply means "inflammation of the skin." Eczema is considered more of a symptom than an actual disease, and is best treated by dealing with the underlying cause. Psoriasis can be controlled by prescription drugs, but these are hard on the liver and therefore must be carefully administered, especially considering that impaired liver function is thought to contribute to psoriasis.

      Most types of dermatitis result in inflamed, red skin that is often itchy and may develop into lesions. Eczema can include crusty sores, scabs, thickened skin, pimple like eruptions and some-times even lesions. The skin can be either oozing or crusty and easily becomes infected. Psoriasis produces reddish lesions with a characteristic silvery scaling that flakes off, causing the skin underneath to bleed. These scales are actually excess skin generated when certain substances in the body that are responsible for directing skin cell growth go out of control and make the cells grow too quickly-sometimes 1,000 times faster than the normal rate of growth.

      The exact cause of these skin conditions is often difficult to determine. We do know that you are more prone to get them if you have thin, dry skin. According to researchers, dermatitis is often caused by allergies and sensitivities to particular foods. Eliminating the foods most likely to cause allergies often decreases eczema.

      Most people with eczema test positive to some type of allergy, have elevated levels of antibodies in their blood (a sign of an allergic reaction) and often do not have enough stomach acid, a common cause of food sensitivities. People with psoriasis usually have high levels of polyamine, an undesirable, toxic type of amino acid that is formed during poor protein digestion, another cause of food sensitivities.

      To combat psoriasis and eczema, first try the Cleanser for Dry Complexion. Do not use soap (unless it is made for eczema or psoriasis, there is a Repcillin soap now available in the US and worldwide), because it can irritate your skin. Another natural way to treat psoriasis is by exposure to direct sunlight and heat. Secondary skin infections, which often occur with eczema, need to be treated with natural products like Repcillin from Africa. Repcillin contains Crocodile Fat which in turn contains peptides that not only heal the skin but also sooth the itching, stopping you from scratching the infected area.
      After washing the area with the soap, apply the skin balm on within 3 minutes of drying the skin, the secret is to trap the moisture in the skin after washing.

      Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_eczema_and_psoriasis#ixzz1CIWdnLRj

  48. QUESTION:
    How to deal with acne problems?
    My boyfriend suffers from terrible acne (due to him wearing a hard hat at work as well as well as genetics). I have recently convinced him not to pick at his face as well as use an apricot scrub to help with his oily skin... however it isn't working very well. Which facial cleansing products work the best for oily, sensitive skin? Also, are there any home remedies / topical ointments which can help? And what can we do about his bacteria filled hard hat (since we cannot wash it)?
    Thanks a bunch!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Do NOT use that damn apricot scrub on your face, or skin for that matter. I hate all these people on the internet raving about the Saint Ives Apricot Scrub. The crushed apricot seeds are jagged and so will make small scratches in his skin, and their unfriendly shape will aggravate his acne for sure, I guarantee you. Seriously, don't be an idiot and research the products you use before you use them, that is my number 1 advice. As for his skin, I would say make sure he is eating a healthy diet. A lot of acne problems are asociated with poor digestion and weak liver. Try integrating more probiotics in his diet. I suggest making your own water kefir to help boost the internal health of your digestion and skin. He should also treat his skin in a gentle manner, not a violent aggressive manner. You need to work with your skin, not against it. It's an organ, and it needs to be treated with care an love. He should wash his face with a mild natural cleanser (I recommend Clearly Natural glycerin bar soaps, -2). Then, moisturize with an organic moisturizer. Try adding urea, niacinimide, and MSM to it to boost the healthy function of your skin's water barrier and smooth away any horny layer on the skin.He can also try a topical retioid cream. Other good topicals include Silica gel, Echium oil, Blackcurrant oil, goats milk masks (for their soothing lactic acid properties), aloe vera, turmeric, yogurt, and activated charcoal. You can research each of the things I recommended to see how it works, and if you want to try it.

  49. QUESTION:
    Can anyone PLEASE help me with my eczyma dermitits?
    I am 20 years old and have had these red itchy rashes since I was in pre-k. I get it mostly on my feet, neck, face, forearms and fingers. Sometimes I get breakouts of small bubbles that have liquid inside, and other times, its just dry and flaky. My old job required me to be in the sun a lot, and ever since I quit, I get less rashes, but I still have it. I use very soft detergents and soaps. If i get ANY chemical like palmolive soap, pickle juice, and saliva on my skin, I break out immediatly. Whenever I make out with my wife, or I get oral sex, I get it on my lips or penis. Ive been to dermitologists everywhere and they just give me creams that take my rashes away, but they always come back. Can anyone PLEASE help me?
    I used to use Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Fragrance Free and Non-Comedogenic. It made my eczyma worse. I then stopped using it
    Ive seen pictures of eczema on yahoo images and a lot of them dont look anything like mine. There was one that looked just like mine though. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Dermatitis.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Dermatitis.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      Hi The Fabled

      The answer is internal. You need to detox your body. In other words do a cleanse of the colon and liver especially. Toxins that are not regularly moving out of the body stay in the colon and get in the blood and that is the main reason we have illness and disease. You must learn about cleansing and juice fasting to heal your condition. Also, the sun doesnt cause the condition it helps bring it to the surface, so you can see you have an issue internaly.
      Here are some more ideas to utilize.

      Cause
      1.Cleansing the Skin: The skin is a very important part of the body; it is an "extra kidney," an extra set of lungs for breathing, and has many other functions. We should keep it in a good condition, important as it is, but we usually treat it shamefully. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and the skin should be bathed daily. This does not mean to use soap with each bathing, unless it is a natural type biodegradable liquid soap. Nearly all bar soaps do more damage to the skin than they aid it, by leaving residue of the soap to clog the pores. The pores are the doors and windows of the temple and must be kept open to let in oxygen (the breath of life) and to excrete toxins and waste.

      2.Diet and Use of Natural Fibers: A person who uses lots of mucus foods has a gluey, sticky type perspiration. When this individual sweats and the body is not cleaned regularly, the dried sweat clogs the pores. This is a beginning cause of dermatitis, or skin malfunction. In addition, as a nation we have fallen in love with easy to wash and iron synthetic clothes. These rob the body of the breath of life because manmade synthetic fibers do not "breathe." Only natural fibers such as cotton, wool, linen, silk, etc., can allow the skin to breathe properly.

      3.Diet: These are two of our big problems; the third one is a diet devoid of wholesome foods. We use man's prepared materials, called food, that have been contaminated and processed, and in so many cases, should be classified as "junk food." All aids to fighting dermatitis work better and faster if we consider the first three things mentioned--bathe regularly, return to natural fibers to wear, and eat wholesome foods

      Herbal Aids

      1.Dr. Christopher's Bone, Flesh and Cartilage: (BF&C) For the most severe cases of skin diseases in the advanced stage, use a combination we have called Bone, Flesh and Cartilage combination, internally and externally. Repeat procedure. Make the tea, soak flannel, cotton, or any white material other than synthetic--never use synthetic--wrap fomentation (soaked cloth) around the malfunctioning area and cover with plastic or wax paper, leave on all night six days a week and for as many weeks as needed until relief appears. Then continue a week or two for severe cases. Drink one fourth cup of finished concentrated tea with three fourths cup of distilled water three times or more each day.

      2.Dr. Christopher's Chickweed Ointment: This is made of chickweed herb and bees wax and oils. Excellent for eczema and/or other skin infections, sores, burning, itchy skin or genitals, swollen testes, acne, hives, also for ulceration of mouth and throat. This is a wonderful healing ointment.

      3.Plantain: For skin diseases that result in scrofula or eczema, use the tea internally as a blood cleanser and use the strong tea externally as a wash. If the skin is not oily, you can use the ointment topically to affected areas.

      4.Juices for Eczema: Carrot & cucumber.

      5.Cabbage Leaves: Cabbage leaves applied to an infected wound, ulcer, or oozing eczema should be layered like roof shingles, allowing secretions to drain between the layers.

      6.Tarragon: Soothing for eczema and scurvy.

      7.Dr. Christopher's Healing Ointment: (CMM) Made of comfrey, marshmallow, marigold, bee's wax, and oils, this is an antiseptic to be used on lesions, eczema (dry), poison ivy, soothes inflamed surfaces, abrasions, burns, hemorrhoids, for bruises and swellings. Good to have on hand at all times.

      Testimonials
      1.BF&C cures skin problem worse than eczema: One day a lady came into my office in a frantic state of near hysteria. She told me that her fourteen-year-old daughter was at home and some neighbor ladies were with her, to keep her from doing harm to herself. That morning the mother had stopped her daughter from committing suicide. The girl, for several years, had a severe dermatitis that had baffled the family physician, dermatologists and allergy specialists. The skin problem was from the knees down to her feet, the arms from elbows down over the hands, and her neck and face were also covered with this dermatitis condition. The dermatologists said it was different from pityriasis, psoriasis, eczema, etc., and had no name for this thick, heavy scaling from which the girl was suffering. This young girl had become a recluse, refusing to go to school, church, parties, etc., and because of this terrible condition which was called "incurable" she was eating herself into an extremely oversized individual. The despair she was suffering was pushing her into a suicidal frame of mind.

      I had never had such a case presented to me before and my "back was up against the wall." This was an emergency and I did not have the time to sit in a laboratory and figure out a combination to try on her. I offered a quick silent prayer for help and a formula came immediately to my mind. As it came I had the lady and her companion write it down. I told them to go to an herb shop or health food store and get the various herbs, mix them, and make a fomentation. She was to foment the legs, arms, neck and face areas, and also to have the daughter drink some of the tea. I felt confident enough to promise good results!

      It was on a Tuesday morning that the mother had come to see me. On Friday the report came back that the scabs and scales had left the afflicted areas and the girl's skin had a good "healing glow" to it. The next message I received was six months later. The girl was now a choir leader at the school she had returned to, and she was again busy in church and social activities.

      This particular group of herbs is one we called "bone, flesh and cartilage" formula. We found it would do many things besides skin problems.

      2.Cabbage Leaves: A watchmaker suffered for a year with a painful eczema of both hands, preventing him from working. The lesions were acutely inflamed, and the fingernails were separating, about to fall off. Applications of cabbage leaves twice daily for a few days brought relief from pain, as clear fluid drained onto the dressing. With continued treatment healing took place within two months.

      3.Newborn Cured of Eczema: At one of Dr. Christopher's lectures, a woman brought a bundle to the front, a little baby all wrapped up. She unwrapped the bundle, and as she did, eczema scalings flew up all around dusted Dr. Christopher's dark suit. The baby was simply covered with eczema; he described it as horrible to see. The family had adopted the baby six months previous, and it was entirely covered with the scaling, evidently from birth. The family had employed their usual doctor, a pediatrician, and a skin specialist, but no one could do a thing for the little sufferer.

      Dr. Christopher told the mother to fill a bassinet with warm Chickweed tea and to bathe the baby, pouring the tea over the head that could not be submerged. The mother was also to give Chickweed tea internally, in small amounts.

      Within just a matter of days, the baby began to improve, and after a week or two, the eczema disappeared completely, though the child had suffered with it so many months.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  50. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever done a full body cleanse?
    I am thinking about doing a full body cleanse so i can start taking better care of my body? But i don't know if it helps that much. Got any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it helps quite a bit. Doing a full body cleanse helps like giving your body a fresh start.... a "clean slate" so to say.

      When your body has toxins and junk anywhere, it bogs your body down... makes you feel more "dragged down" and tired because your body is putting energy into removing those toxins and wastes. Your liver, kidneys, and general immune system are taxed more by trying to remove anything that shouldn't be in your body, so they won't be able to work as much on the things that you may need more help with (including fighting illnesses, removing toxins you ingest in your food, or sometimes even processing your food in general).
      When you clean out the junk, your body can operate the way that it was intended, so you will feel healthier, more energetic, and just generally better.... of course, the ending feeling will vary depending on how MUCH junk was in your system.

      The only warning I would give is that if you do have a lot of built up junk (meaning you haven't cleansed in a long time and/or don't have enough fiber in your diet), you might need to take that first day off and be close to a bathroom.... some cleansers are really powerful and may have you going to the bathroom a few times in that day to excrete a lot of the bad stuff in your system. It's perfectly normal and natural, but some people don't expect it.


natural liver cleansers

Liver Cleansing Detox Diet

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can you use lemon juice for lemon detox diet?
    I've been interested in trying the "master cleanse" lemon detox diet. There seems to be a consensus that lemons have to be fresh squeezed and not from concentrate, or the detox effects will not be present. However, I was wondering if organic lemon juice would provide the same results? Also, any personal tips/experience anyone has with the diet would be helpful. 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. 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 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.
      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.
      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.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you use epsom salts on its own as a cleanse for the bowel , liver etc,?
    i have seen the liver cleanse diet using epson salts and olive oil and grapefruite juice , but i don't want to do all that .

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately the whole concept of detox is an urban myth. It is based solely on the irrational rants of constipated Edwardians who refused to eat vegetables as the considered them food only fit for the lower classes to consume. As a result they had little option but to spend their time taking laxatives and purgatives and giving themselves enemas. Provided you have not already done too much damage to your body, your liver and kidneys will deal with problem of removing toxins from your body, as that was what they were designed to do. After that, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life and you can start afresh.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can you drink water during the lemon detox diet?
    I am going to try the lemon detox diet, and I know it says you can't eat, but can I drink water?

    • ANSWER:
      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.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is a good Detox diet for an ectomorph body type?
    I am 20 years old and have been having digestion problems and a few health problem. Yes, I have seen a doctor about it and everything seems to have rational and easily fixed by medication. It was suggested to me that I do a detox diet just to try to clear out some of the bad stuff in my system. But its hard trying to find a diet I can actually do.

    I am about 5'1" and 105lbs. I have a naturally high metabolism and physically need protein though out the day and sustenance or I become ill, light headed, nauseous and irritable. I want to find a detox diet that won't require me to just drink a veggie/fruit juice. My body can't handle just those in a day.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      If you had a high metabolism, you would have a host of symptoms and be under the care of an endocrinologist. If you're lean, it's your genetics...minimal adipocytes.

      If your doctor suggested the detox diet, you need a new doctor. You have some bad information for a 20 year old. You should get some books at the library and study. Don't try to learn from the internet.

      "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 or 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!!

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there such thing is a Tomato Soup Detox diet?
    My cousin who is a personal trainer suggested that i do this "Detox Diet" prior to starting workout sessions with him. He says that i need to eat Tomato Soup for four days, so that my body will be cleansed and i will lose some weight prior to working out with him. How valid is this? Does anyone have any opinions?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox diets are basically bogus. Your body has its own detox system, liver and kidneys. If you stop putting junk into your system the body will cleanse itself. The best thing about this one is that you aren't required to buy some miracle product at 1000% markup, and it isn't going to harm you.

      Of course you'll lose weight if you eat nothing but tomato soup for 4 days.
      Not many calories and lots of water.

      And find out what qualifies your cousin as a "personal trainer". Is he certified by the state? Has he completed accredited courses?

  7. QUESTION:
    Has anybody tried the lemon detox diet and does it work?
    I am curious if the lemon detox diet is worth considering.

    • ANSWER:
      The lemon detox or master cleanse/starvation diet you are referring to is 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 you will lose weight 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.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to maintain your weight after the lemon detox diet?
    Do you know anyone who has been successful with the lemon detox diet and maintained it?

    • ANSWER:
      You will gain 10-20 lbs back depending on your size just refilling your digestive system and energy reserves.
      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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do I start a detox diet?
    Ive been thinking of going on a detox diet to rid my body of toxins. Im 17 and weigh 107. I want to do a 7 day liquid detox diet...but since im so small will this hurt me? Im already a vegetarian so I already dont eat meats.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jessica

      You need to be really careful following a pure liquid detox. Your body can very quickly lose some important nutrients and can open your body's immune system to infections.

      The body is able to rid itself of toxins through the liver, kidneys and skin, if you follow a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and whole grains also drinking enough water - avoid all processed foods, sugar, stimulants, and alcohol. This is usually thought to be the best type of body cleansing as you get the necessary nutrients.

      Whatever you do take care!

      Kezzy

  12. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the lemon juice detox and be successful?
    I recently stumbled upon the lemon juice detox diet on the livestrong website. I am currently doing a cleanse and after I am done with the pills for this one, I want to try out the lemon juice detox. I know its just a quick fix, but It will jump start my diet as I have 30lbs to lose (or more)!

    • ANSWER:
      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.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is this suppose to happen on a detox diet?
    I am on a detox diet to clear up my acne. I only eat natural foods like apples carrots and fish. Sometimes I cheat and eat a cookie or candy but very little. I also eat chicken and fish but lately I have been getting uncontrollable gas. Like I will be sitting in class and I will just fart without being able to hold it in and it's very embarasing. Why is that happening?

    • ANSWER:
      looking at foods your oils content is too high could be probably a sick gault bladder flatulance is often a sign of not enough vitamin C. Try lemon juice sure its strong its the whole idea, but when you drink water, flavour it with a squirt from a yellow bottle of lemon juice and some grape fruit and also some strong orange juice but absolutely no sugar. no salt and cut back on your oils, when you get up in the morning for example a far cheaper way of getting an omega 3 intake is to gargle in olive oil and swallow it, then pour raw lemon juice to remove the burning of the oil on tonsils and cleanse feeling its goodness being glad to swallow many opera singers practice this routine to clean the night time apnia dust from tonsils.

      Also 500 mg vit c tabs are a great way of loosing hypertension and opening arteries.
      Also if you have aneese star petals and want to make a clear teach which is tasty, this will create a blast of liver bile, the liver gauld bladder and pancreios are all inter related and its a natural therapay to just cleanse the body.

      I used to blast wind forty times a day folks said to make a joke of it when I worked in VIP protocol in the Prime Ministerial staff and give a statistic of folks flatulate an average of twenty times a day, can you imagine how embarrassing that is? I share your suffering and btw dont have wind or high BP either now.

      Good luck in your diet?
      An irrelevant fact? Saturated Fatty Acids contained in most junk foods are the leading cause of mental illness after illicit narcotic and cause stress.

  14. QUESTION:
    Has anyone experienced night sweats during a diet cleanse?
    I recently started a cleansing diet which includes a lot of green juices and I now have been experiencing night sweats. I am only 31 so no menopause.... could this be related?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing or detoxing have absolutely no medical benefit and are in fact harmful to the digestive system.
      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.
      We reabsorb most of the water we drink and from our food in the colon. If the colon wall is coated with toxins like these con artists try to sell, we would all be sloshing around like sponges right?
      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.
      Colon 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.
      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.
      Some of these con artists have perfected a formula for coagulating your waste to make it look like the gross pictures they present, not to do anything else.
      Spend your money in the produce department instead of giving it away.

  15. 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.

  16. QUESTION:
    What will help to loose weight fast over the next three weeks?
    Other than of course low diet and execise, I know that.
    Do any foods help cleanse you? Detoxes? Sauna?

    • ANSWER:
      Your liver and kidneys cleanse you.

      Detox diets are unhealthy. When you don't get enough food your body destroys muscle to get energy, which produces toxic byproducts. This is why cleanse or detox treatments can cause permanent damage to your organs.

      The best way to lose weight is to cut out flour, butter, cheese, juice, soda, diet soda, protein drinks, and red meat. Combine this with walking five miles a day -maybe 1.5 hours of walking - and you will easily start losing weight.

  17. QUESTION:
    I desperatley need your help to lose 20 pounds in a little over 2 weeks?
    WHat type of exercising will make this possible?

    Also, I unfourtunatley can't do a detox diet, but drinking a lot of water will cleanse me good too, right? And not staying up late should help too, right?

    But my main focus is on the loosing weight fast here. I desperatley need your help here.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox diets are unnecessary anyhow. We are not full of toxins, eat a healthy diet is all we need to do. Our liver and kidneys do the rest.
      You cn't lose 20lbs in a month let alone 2 weeks.
      To burn calories...http://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc
      If you use up 3,500 calories more than you eat, you will lose about 1 pound in weight.
      Basic need..http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/calories-burned.php

      We need water and sleep, but neither will aid weight loss.

  18. QUESTION:
    can I substitute something else for the cayenne pepper in the detox diet drink?
    I want to try the Cayenne pepper, lemon, and syrup diet detox drink but I cannot handle anything that's even near to being closely remotely hot. Therefore, can I substitute the cayenne pepper out for something else and still get the same benefits from the drink?? Help please!

    • ANSWER:
      The master cleanse or lemon detox diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You WILL lose weight on this diet. But understand, the only weight you will lose is emptying the digestive system of several days worth of food. Depending on how healthy or unhealthy you are this can add up to 10 pounds or more. Little if any of it will be body fat weight. You will not change your size!
      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.
      When you start eating again the body immediately stores any food as fat because it doesn't know when the next famine is coming. You really don't detox since a substantial portion of the toxins in the body are stored in fat cells. So if you don't lose the fat, you don't lose the toxins.
      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. Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well. 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.
      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.

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can you eat Subway(sandwich) on your detox diet?
    Im about to start my detox diet tomorrow ,so im planning my meal plans for the next 2 weeks.

    I wonder if i can have subway sub with wholegrain or wheat bread ?

    • 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.

  21. 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

  22. QUESTION:
    I am going to do a detox diet but I have urine and blood work for a study. Will they show up on the test?
    Here is everything I am taking: Milk Thistle, CLA, Multi-Vitamin, Herbal Regularity Laxatives, Omega 3 Fish Oils, Green Tea Extract with Hoodia, and a Cleansing Fiber Blend. Couldn't I technically just be eating foods with these amounts? My medical study says I can't take herbal supplements but I don't know if they would test if I am taking them. Would it disturb any of my blood levels? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox diets Dehydrate the individual and the 'cleansing fibre blends' can be corrosive on the gut wall. And You have mentioned Two lots of fibre/regularity components in your 'diet'.

      Detox diets are also not necessary if you have a functioning liver, kidneys and immune system. Which I am sure you do !

      Eat healthy ALL the time and try to get your Omega 3s from food sources.

      Detox diets can upset your Blood Sugar Levels, cause Muscle Breakdown and your Urea and Electrolytes will definitely get out of whack !

  23. QUESTION:
    How do you do a detox diet?
    I have seen a lot of things about detox diet but what do you do each day?

    • 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.
      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.
      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.
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      Good luck and good health.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is a good cleanse / detox for a beginner?
    I love to work out at a fairly high intensity, and I do a pretty good job of eating healthy. I am really interested in doing a cleanse, but I want to be able to continue to work out while I am on it. A lot of the ones I have seen suggest that you work out at a low intensity, so I was hoping some one could point me i the right direction. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It does not work for detox purposes and it is an extremely unhealthy way to try to lose fat. It's no more than a really bad fad.

      "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!!

  25. 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!!

  26. QUESTION:
    i want to start the master cleanse diet but i dont know where to start?
    i don't know if were allowed to eat. and what are the symptoms. how long should i do this. anyting so would you give me any information to help start. anyone who did the master cleanse would be better.

    • 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. 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 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.
      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.
      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.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best and most natural method for a detox?
    I am doing some research on detox and various ways of going about it. I am looking for natural, organic methods of detox. My questions are, have you detoxed before? How long is the process? What does it do exactly? What are the outcomes? Do you think it's healthy and how often should it be done?

    • ANSWER:
      A herb called milkthistle is a natural way to clean out toxins from your liver, etc & it's a gentle way to do it. I used a product called Legalon I think, which was basically milkthistle in tablet form. I guess maybe doing this once or twice a year until the box or bottle is finished.

      I've also tried the drastic product called Colozone. It's very high in magnesium & you take it every night for 7 days & it flushes out your system just like a colonic. It's pretty drastic though, like every morning you have to run to the toilet because it all comes out like liquid diarrhea! It sure did work for cleaning out your system (you should only do this once per year) but it was quite an experience.

      Also psyillium husks are good for intestinal cleansing. It's a powder you put in orange juice & drink everyday, it's basically a gentle fibre & very good for your system, particularly if you tend to not have muesli or anything like that for breakfast. It basically just keeps you having a regular daily bowel movement. It's also very inexpensive & you can get it at your health store. Doctors often recommend it for people who don't consume enough fibre in their diet & maybe get constipated sometimes or aren't having a bowel movement every day.

      A product called HMD heavy metal detox is the best on the market for using if you think you are overloaded with chemicals from things like hair dye you've been using or maybe you've been doing something around chemicals like painting your house or something. It's quite expensive though & not worth it unless you think you're sensitive to chemicals. Also anti perspirants are bad re the chemicals they release into your body (like aluminium cholorhydrate) & you should only use ones with natural ingredients (although it can be a search to find one that actually stops the smell of sweat - I've only managed to find one - it's called Spring Fresh deoderant by Natures Gate in California). Try googling it to buy online if it's not available locally.

      How do I know all this? Trial & error & my naturopath has recommended all this to me & she knows all the good brands (as some are bad quality). So there you go, I've spend a few hundred dollars at my naturopath to find all this out & now you have the same info for free!

  28. QUESTION:
    Just wondering if the Lemon Detox Diet is as good as they say?
    Thinking of doing this detox. Is it really hard to go without food for so long?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is hard and it is bad for your body too. Any weight loss simply due to a lack of calories for an extended period of time. In addition to lacking calories from macro-nutrients (carbohydrates, fat, and protein), it is also lacking micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals). This liquid diet of limited nutritional substance does raise concern and could be harmful and dangerous to some readers. People usually end up puuting more weight back on than they have lost, the body is starving!

      Experts say there's little evidence that extreme regimens such as the Master Cleanse or Fruit Flush do anything more than lead to unpleasant, unhealthy side effects.
      “Your body does a perfectly good job of getting rid of toxins on its own,” says Dr. Nasir Moloo, a gastroenterologist with Capitol Gastroenterology Consultants Medical Group in Sacramento, Calif. “There’s no evidence that these types of diets are necessary or helpful.”
      Healthy people already have a built-in detoxification system — the liver, kidneys, lungs and skin

  29. QUESTION:
    What detox products can I find at the Supermarket?
    I need to lose some weight before I go back to college again. I'm eating healthier and going to the gym at least 2 hrs. But I want to lose weight a bit faster by detoxing. What products are good to detox? Is it green tea good? Or do you know any other products that sell in the supermarket? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      Many people detox to lose weight (hence the many varieties of starvation detox diets) or use it in order to continue with unhealthy and over-indulgent lifestyles! The dangers come in when people chose unsafe detox methods without considering the harmful side-effects, such as colonic irrigation, or liquid-diets that rob the body of essential nutrients.

      It is therefore important to explore detox options and choose one that gently assists the body, without causing any harm during the process. It is also not advisable to use detoxing as a quick fix weight-loss plan as this promotes “yo-yo” dieting that has been linked with weight-gain.

      There are many herbal ingredients that may aid in a natural detoxification of the body. 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.

      One such natural remedy is http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/products/detoxdrops.htm which has gained considerable popularity due to its zero side effects, support realistic and healthy weight management programs, and its supportive function in maintaining liver health and well-being.

      Check it out and see if it helps. It seems, it generally does.

      Good Luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox plan? One that refreshes you and possibly an added weight loss bonus?
    How long should I do a detox for and what should it consist of apart from drinking loads of water? What benefits will I get from doing this?

    • ANSWER:
      ehalton,

      Please don't detox. It's a fraud.

      What is "detoxing," anyway? Supposedly it's getting rid of "toxins" in our systems caused by our industrial society. So we go on a restrictive diet which is supposed to "flush" these things out of us.

      They don't work.

      Master Cleanse has been around since the 70s, and it's a terrible diet. Even Beyonce Knowles, who used it to lose some weight for her role in Dreamgirls, has gained back all the weight and now warns people away from this fraudulent diet.

      We have mulitple systems for getting rid of toxins--liver, kidneys, lungs, even the intestines--wihch do a great job of removing toxins. Nothing we can eat or not eat will help them do their job.

      I once asked people in a health food store how Goldenseal works. "It cleanses the blood," they said. "How?" I asked. "It removes the toxins." "How?" I asked. "By cleansing the blood."

      Oh.

      They had no idea.

      Now, do you know how a "detox" diet is supposed to work? What chemical reactions does it cause to remove toxins? Does it bind them? With what?

      And any diet that advocates flushing with a lot of water or especially using laxatives is to be avoided. That will remove food from your intestinal tract, but not toxins.

      The best way to detox is each day to eat a balanced, vegetable-based diet with at least ten times the calories as you want to weigh in pounds. Drink plenty of water, sure, but don't, please don't, fall for the 'detox' idea which just doesn't work. Eat well, eat happily, eat low fat, but enjoy your meals and your life.

  31. 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/

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox to help jump start diet?
    Im going to start a low carb diet and was wondering why kind of detox type thing would really help get things going? Suggestions anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There,

      Many people detox to lose weight (hence the many varieties of starvation detox diets) or use it in order to continue with unhealthy and over-indulgent lifestyles! The dangers come in when people chose unsafe detox methods without considering the harmful side-effects, such as colonic irrigation, or liquid-diets that rob the body of essential nutrients.

      It is therefore important to explore detox options and choose one that gently assists the body, without causing any harm during the process. It is also not advisable to use detoxing as a quick fix weight-loss plan as this promotes “yo-yo” dieting that has been linked with weight-gain.

      There are many herbal ingredients that may aid in a natural detoxification of the body. 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.

      One such natural remedy is http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/products/detoxdrops.htm which has gained considerable popularity due to its zero side effects, support realistic and healthy weight management programs, and its supportive function in maintaining liver health and well-being.

      Check it out and see if it helps. It seems, it generally does.

      Good Luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    When do the results from the master cleanse start showing?
    I am 15 years old, and my weight has been a real problem for me. I am 5'4 and weigh more than 180 pounds. So I have started the master cleanse but so far no resluts. I have not started feeling the urgency to go the bathroom. What should I do? Also drinking a lot of green tea and water and eating less solid food.

    • ANSWER:
      At your age you need nutrition!
      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.

  34. 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.

  35. QUESTION:
    Help me figure out this cleansing diet please?
    I am making a detox diet plan that I am going to try for the first time and I have been getting conflicting information. Some sites that I go to say you can not use frozen fruit and others say it is fine. I am mainly looking at buying frozen berries like blueberries and raspberries for fruit smoothies because non frozen berries are stinking expensive! Also is yogurt acceptable to eat during this detox diet? Thanks in advance for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      As long as the berries are not packed in syrup they are equally beneficial as fresh. Analyze the cost per ounce between fresh and frozen. Many berries are on sale right now.
      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 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.

  36. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of an organic Candida cleansing kit in a powder or liquid form?
    I need to find a good Candida cleansing kit in powder or liquid form because I can not swallow pills. I prefer a kit that is organic. Can anyone tell me where I can find a kit such as I have described?

    • ANSWER:
      Ooh, sounds dangerous. I hope you're in contact with a doctor about this. Yahoo answers is a good place for quick info, but I wouldn't consider it the best place to get important health help.

      Have you done your homework on the condition? I like to use Amazon.com to track down books that have been highly rated by users. Just search on Candida and then start reading through all the reviews. If I'm not mistaken, Candida really needs to be controlled with diet as well as detox.

      Personally, I'm no expert on the condition so I'm not certain what type of detox you need. There are all sorts of different types and, in most cases, I've heard there's an order you should detox. Colon, then liver, then blood and kidneys, etc. I can't guarantee this is true, but I've read it.

      If colon detox is what you're after, I've used a system called Colonix by Dr. Natura. I like it best out of the few I've tried because I have trouble swallowing a lot of capsules myself. I also like the way the detox herbs are organized. It makes sense to me. Basically, the system is in 3 parts: powdered fiber and herbs that you mix into water, tea, and some capsules (significantly fewer than other systems. I think the most you ever take / day is 4). You can find out more from their extensive website, DrNatura.com. As a side note, the product is kind of pricey, but I really appreciated the ready customer service they made available because I did have questions.

      Whatever you do, I don't think we can stress enough how important it is to be in contact with a doctor about all this (if you're not already). Hope you're feeling well soon!

  37. 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.

  38. 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

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox to help get rid of cellulite?
    I've read that one of the best ways to help get rid of cellulite (beyond diet and exercising) is to go through a detox. What is the best one to do? I'm getting married next year and I don't want lumpy thighs and butt for my honeymoon. Please Help!!

    • ANSWER:
      A healthy liver is hugely important for getting rid of cellulite. You can do liver cleanses or heal the liver other ways such as with herbs or a healthier diet focused on giving the liver what it needs. It does take time, but the results last (unlike a cellulite cream or other temporary method.) Definitely do a colon cleanse before you begin since you need a clean digestive tract to keep your liver from reabsorbing toxic bile.

      Also be sure you are doing strength training exercise, not just walking or other aerobic exercise. Strength training will add lean muscle that helps you burn fat fast. You will not bulk up but instead see your body composition change from flabby to sleek and fit. Makes a big difference.

      As far as diet goes, aside from the obvious things you know, be sure you completely avoid artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Those actually pack on the pounds along with causing lots of other problems. Cut back on sugar as much as possible since that is the main culprit behind fat gain.

      Hope you look amazing for your wedding. :-)

  40. QUESTION:
    Does a 3 day fruit detox diet really help you loose weight?
    I have heard that a 3day fruit detox diet can help you loose weight. Is this true and how much would you loose?
    no silly answers plez

    • ANSWER:
      It is a scam. You may lose water weight, but it will not be fat weight. The concept of detoxing is flawed, too. That is what our livers and kidneys are for. If you want to detox, then stop eating nasty foods. If you insist on doing a cleansing or detox, then drink lots of water and take a lot of fiber.

  41. QUESTION:
    Other cleansing diet that can help me detox and lose weight at the same time?
    except for the MASTER CLEANSE diet.. are there any other cleansing diet? like just eating fruits?

    • ANSWER:
      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. 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.
      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.
      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.

  42. 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

  43. QUESTION:
    I want to do a juice fast, master cleanse diet and water fast. In what order should I do this?
    I want to start out on the easiest, least intense fast, then work myself to the next one, and then finally into the water fast. What order should I do this in? I dont want to just jump into water fasting, so I think this will be best. I already have all the juice and master cleanse stuff bought, cost quite a lot of money so Im GOING to do it.

    • ANSWER:
      Whichever one you decide to do, at least 3 days before (recommended a week) try and cut out meat and/or dairy from your diet. It takes a lot for the stomach to digest these types of foods, so by taking this away is a helpful jump-start for you digestive system, and to get your tastebuds used to new foods. A day or two before I'd go strictly to raw foods.. cut out all processed stuff, this will help with your system as well. It has already started to undergo the cleansing process before you've even started! How cool is that?
      I'm not sure about the order or master cleanse/juice fast... I don't think it will really matter. Never thought about doing them back to back... I'd suggest the master cleanse first, since it is meant to clean out your entire system. The whole point of the cleanse is to "detox" your body from all the junk we've put into it over the years (do you know that we can hold up to 7 lbs of unnecessary build-up in our colon? We've got build-up everywhere, our intenstines, our livers, etc)... so I'd cleanse first. Then I'd reintroduce the body with good, whole foods... cue the juice fast. So now your body's all clean, you'd only want to put good things into it. Your tastebuds will have already changed, and sweet/salty/processed foods won't seem as appetizing. The juice would mainly serve as a stepping stone into a healthy lifestyle! (Note: when you do come off the fast, don't opt for that cheeseburger you've been jonesing for... your stomach will NOT know what to do with it! So not only will you have serious indigestion, it will be a huge step backward into what you've been trying to remedy in the first place!) After the juice fast, introduce healthy, raw foods again for the first day or two (depends on how long you're doing this fast), and then add in a food group each subsequent day (meat, dairy, etc.).
      Yes, that's the order I'd do it. Cleanse, reintroduce... and when you're up for it... a water fast. (But please: save the water fast for down the line. Your body needs to recover and get back to proper function!)
      Good luck, and have fun! :)

  44. QUESTION:
    what are the side affects of the lemonade diet?
    Im starting the lemonade diet and im kind of nervous. What are the side effects and can you die from it ?

    • ANSWER:
      The lemonade diet is another name for the master cleanse diet.
      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. 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 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.
      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.
      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.

  45. QUESTION:
    How to detox body before starting a diet?
    Ive decided on saturday i am going to detox my body before starting loosing weight. I want to do this so my body can be fresh and get rid of all the bad stuff i have been eating recently. Obviously you need to drink alot of water but what else helps you to cleanse yourself from the inside? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I, for one, believe wholeheartedly in detox. But, only in the proper way otherwise it may make matters worse. Many folks assume that the body is quite capable of ridding itself of the plethora of "junk" it comes in contact with and come out smelling like roses - that's just plain ludicrous. Yes, the Supreme Being did create a wondrous marvel, our body, as we are designed with organs and systems (colon, liver, kidneys, bladder, lymph and skin) that work around the clock to rid the body of "toxins" (cellular waste, digestive waste, foreign proteins, heavy metals, etc.) that occur due to what we eat, drink, breathe, put on our skin and even from the stresses of our daily lives. Problems will and do arise when our organs/systems are overloaded with work, impeding proper function and elimination. Essentially, If our bodies could handle all of this, there would be no sickness and disease, point blank!

      When we feel below par or have symptoms of dis-ease, we are experiencing the effects of the build-up of toxins. This is another name for "acidosis" of the body. And, this is what needs to be addressed and reversed through a proper detox. Most people get it wrong when they think to "purge" the body of toxins with the many detox diets, programs or pills out in the marketplace that may do more harm than good. What needs to be done and is the real meaning of detox - Alkalize! This is the golden key that opens the door to health and vitality.

      Here's what happens: Acidosis causes obstructions in either one or more of the 3 energy flows of the body - blood, nerve and lymph. Looking at the lymphatic system (which is the main system that is stressed), lymph fluid should be free flowing towards the kidneys that should filter out the acids. With the accumulation of too many acids (acidosis), the lymph fluid becomes cationic - an environment where things start to get sticky and coagulate, allowing very little to be eliminated. Any good detox regimen should aid in removing the obstructions by changing the body fluids to alkaline. This is a major start down the road to repair and rebuilding of the body.

      Most detox diets/programs can be unhealthy and don't work only because they are not alkalizing. In many cases, they are designed to purge the body of so-called toxins. When purging is involved, what is happening is your body is being forced to function the way it should be functioning on its own. So, the solution to this inability to rid of something foreign in the body (obstructions) is to strengthen the cells so that they may perform this task of elimination optimally. Now, there are instances that a very "constipated" organ/system needs a little nudge and this nudge should be gotten through a natural means and for a short length of time, such as with the use of herbs - an alkalizing means…. not with chemicals that are acid-forming, making matters worse.

      Drinking tons of water to "flush" is not an advisable approach to detox. This is because, if you're acidic, your body will retain water as it tries to "put out the fire" of acidosis and bloating is experienced in most cases (and especially since most of the water people drink is acidic!) This approach holds no water (pun intended) since when you release your bladder, it is usually clear after drinking lots of water. The fact is, if your kidneys are filtering the lymph optimally, you would have cloudy and flakey pee.

      In essence, your diet should be your detox! A detox diet should include 80% (total calories) raw fruits or freshly-made fruit juices, 10 - 15% greens and 5 - 10% essential fatty acids. Meat, dairy products and even grain products hinder the natural detoxifying processes and should be totally avoided. They are acid-forming or congesting in the body. If your body is very acidic (sick and diseased) adding tissue-specific herbs or herbal formulas are a great plus. Even animals in the wild know which herbs to consume when they feel below par! By following this way of healthy eating, your body's elimination systems will be able to function optimally! Detoxing any other way sets you up for failure since it's most likely not an alkalizing protocol.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the best body cleanse to lose those last few pounds?
    So I am a month away from a vacation and I want to lose those last few pounds. I work out 6 days a week (not crazy though 3 hard days mixed with easy days and yoga) , I have a balanced diet, protein shakes, and take vitamins. I want to do it in a healthy way but I wanted to see if anyone had a suggestion for a good cleanse. Thank you!!!

    • 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.

  49. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to do squats and crunches on the Master Cleanse?
    Im starting the master cleanse tomorrow and am very excited. But I heard it could be dangerous to do any kind of workout while on the cleanse. I was hoping to tighten up my mid section and thighs while on the cleanse but didnt know if it is dangerous or not considering I wont be taking in any protien. Any help?

    • 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. 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 up to 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system. At your current weight it will only be 2 or 3 pounds. 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.
      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.

  50. QUESTION:
    Can you start the Master Cleanse Diet in the middle of the day?
    I've had coffee with soy milk creamer and truvia, and a cup of strawberry fields cereal with almond milk. I'm really anxious to just start this. Would this be a bad idea to start now? If anyone has had experiences I'd also like to hear about that! :) Thanks

    Also, don't tell me not to do it or how "unhealthy" it is or whatever. I'm doing it. Please just positive answers.

    • ANSWER:
      I'll make my response as positive as possible.
      You are really just looking at a way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      This a calorie deficit program. 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.
      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.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins.
      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 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?
      You will experience gas, cramping, and bloating when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Good luck.

      *I edited my much more detailed answer to be as positive as possible. So you can start your cleanse anytime.


liver cleansing detox diet

Natures Colon Cleanse

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What result should I see with my colon cleanse?
    I am taking a 15 day colon cleanse and I'm on about day 5 I think? Well not much to report and the stuff I read online shows these hideous pictures of big slime blobs coming out of people. I haven't had that, should I or what shoudl happen? I'm taking a product by Natures secret it used to be called Dr's something I don't know but on the front it reads, "15-Day Weight Loss Cleanse & Flush", is this a good product?

    • ANSWER:
      just a feeling of healthier you really, you May lose a few pounds, healthier skin and general better well being

  2. 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.

      .

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any safe Colon cleansing supplements?
    Not something that is going to have me on the toliet all day either, lol. Just something that can help me clean all the junk out of my system in a normal and safe pace. And is colon cleansing good? Does it help you lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansing does not really provide any benefit. Contrary to popular belief, the inside of the colon -- the end of the large intestine -- isn't dirty and does not need to be cleaned out. Mother Nature does that on her own by making sure that waste passes through and out of your body, taking impurities with it. Colon cleansing is just like having an enema, of which there is no medical reason to perform this, unless you have stubborn constipation and for preparing the colon for a test or for surgery. If you want to flush out impurities from your body, have another glass of water instead.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do you do a colon cleanse?
    I'm confused.. are their pills that you take for this? And if so, what are the best kind and where would you get them? I read that a colon cleanse (and other cleanses) are extremely beneficial to your health in many ways.

    • ANSWER:
      "When we're in good health, it's a sign that our body has adapted to our particular lifestyle and environment; that we're in-sync with nature's rhythms and that our personal system has reached a state of equilibrium or balance. When we're feeling ill or out of sorts, our body is sending us a signal that we've lost the balance; that we've fallen out of step with nature's cycle, both within and without.

      Herbal cleansing is a way to reset our personal system and help our body regain its balance. Using herbal formulas and diet changes, we help the body expel accumulated waste and toxins. Just as importantly, though, herbal cleansing supports and encourages our body's own self-cleansing mechanisms to work better and more efficiently."

  5. QUESTION:
    Dieting: How much does it cost to get colon cleaned?
    I'm dieting & exercising. I've read that detoxing or even getting your colon cleaned can help you lose 8+ pounds. How expensive is this? Which would you recommend a supplement or the colon cleanse procedure?

    • ANSWER:
      The amount of weight you can lose with a colon cleanse depends on how much matter is left in your intestines. The average person has 5-20 pounds of matter, so you can lose a decent amount.

      For colon cleansing home remedies, the best thing would be going for juice fasting for 3- 5 days or eat a diet high in fiber and drink your recommended amount of water.

      For colon cleansing products, Cellular Research, Dr. Natura, Dr. Schulze, Enuvia, Health Plus, Nature's Secret and Oxy-Powder are quite among popular among the industry.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com/ is a blog that review colon cleanse product, colon cleanse home remedies and more.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is a really strong colonic that works?
    I have a stomach of steel. I can eat a combination of anything and not get sick. I've tried laxatives that have no affect on me whatsoever. I've tried two colon cleanses (The Cleaner and Nature's Secret Super Cleanse) that had little affect on me.

    Does anyone have any recommendations at all for a really good colon cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      How about an undercooked burger from Jack-in-the-Box?

      Hell, hamburger from almost any fast-food joint have got Salmonella, E.coli and fecal coliform levels too high to be reliably counted. That's kind of because most cows in america now spend 1/2 to 2/3's of their life standing up to their stomachs in putrid manure. Which is why they cut the feed with massive amounts of antibiotics.(They call them 'growth factors.') Otherwise the cattle become violently ill, lose several hundred pounds of weight, and die of septicemia before they can be slaughtered. they throw most of the downer cattle in the grinder anyway.

      At least the "big five" meat companies have(presumably) stopped feeding cows the processed guts of their forefathers. Now they feed the guts to captive salmon.

  7. QUESTION:
    What exactly are the contents found after a colon cleanse?
    theres a website: blessedherbs.com that show some really gross photos of what people have pushed out after doing one of their colon cleanses. i wonder what exactly is in that gross stuff. also, do u think its for real???

    • ANSWER:
      The waste in your colon... and

      the amount of weight you can lose with a colon cleanse depends on how much matter is left in your intestines. The average person has 5-20 pounds of matter, so you can lose a decent amount.

      For colon cleansing home remedies, the best thing would be going for juice fasting for 3- 5 days or eat a diet high in fiber and drink your recommended amount of water.

      For colon cleansing products, Cellular Research, Dr. Natura, Dr. Schulze, Enuvia, Health Plus, Nature's Secret and Oxy-Powder are quite among popular among the industry.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com/ is a blog that review colon cleanse product, colon cleanse home remedies and more.

  8. 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.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cleanse your colon?
    I don't want to buy medicine from the store I just want to know if there is any home remedies that I could do? Like eat certain foods or whatnot. I feel like if I cleanse my body Id feel much better.

    • ANSWER:
      The natural way as Mother Nature intended mate .......... Let Food Be Thy Medicine Soccrates said.

      The more wholegrains and cereals like organic brown rice and fresh leafy and green vegies and crunchy vegies like carrotts and celery you eat the larger and easier your motions will be ........... drink more fresh filtered water too to ensure you are properly hydrated and to ease the elimination process...... cut out or right back on caffeine and sodas, pop and soft drinks too as they will dehydrate you terribly and wash out your water soluble B complex of vitamins which are so essential for healthy neural, immune and digestive functioning........ wholegrains and cereals and leafy and green vegies and lean meats are rich in the B complex of vitamins.

      chew each mouthfull at least 20 times ...... to aid in digestion too ....... don't combine proteins and carbs in one sitting ...... leave a 2 - 3 hour gap between each to ease the digestive process ....... eat fruit by itself ie ~ leave an hour after fruit before eating anything else.

      Pinpoint any food intolerances you may have such as lactose intolerance .......... lactose intolerance can cause bloating, gassiness, belching, constipation, acid reflux, achy bones, moodiness and irritability, brain frizzing ........ unaddressed food intolerances contribute enormously to bad digestion and compromise your whole system ...... eat more leafy and green vegies ......... green vegies lightly stemed or raw like broccolli, celery, buk choy, kale, chard are all rich in calcium and magnesium and perhaps ditch the milk and dairy for 5 days and see if that speeds the process for you.

      oh, eat more crunchy vegies too like raw celery, raw or lightly steamed broccolli, raw carrotts ....... they act like a broom and sweep the colon clean ...... green vegies are particularly good for helping with constipation ..... and eat the brown rice ....... one bowl full a day of brown rice, plenty of water and crunchy vegies will nail it for you mate.

      peace baby

  10. QUESTION:
    What has been your experience with colon cleansing?
    What did you use? Supplements? Bowel irrigation? And most importantly, what effect did it have on your overall health and quality of life?

    • ANSWER:
      I totally disagree with the 1st person's answer! I got a severe case of Food Poisoning and was very sick for months. After that I struggled with irritable bowl. My husband picked up parasites when we went to Mexico also, so I started looking for a colon cleanse. We used Nature's Medicine Corporation's, Internal Sweep. It helped us tremendously! I no longer struggle with irritable bowel and it took care of my husbands parasites. We do it once a year and notice a difference in our health. Good luck! Cindy

  11. QUESTION:
    What would cause your colon to become inflamed?
    I recently went to the ER with severe stomach pains. The doctor deduced that I had an inflamed colon. He gave me a prescription and told me that if it doesn't start to feel better within a couple hours to come back. Well, it started to feel better...I am fine now. Though, he never told me what caused me to get that way....I want to know so I can avoid doing it again. An inflamed colon hurts like heck :-S

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if it's the same thing but I've got diverticulosis which can become infected and becomes diverticulititis. It's remarkably painful. The losis part is when little pockets are formed on the wall of the colon. The litis part is when these little pockets become infected.

      Even if this isn't exactly where your pain is coming from I know that the best way to keep your colon happy is to eat enough fiber, drink plenty of water and exercise. Fiber is natures way of cleaning your colon. Water is needed to enable the fiber to move along - otherwise you just have a big glob of fiber that can't pass. That's not good. Exercise is important because as you exercise the muscles move and help the colon move things along.

      To start with you could do a 24 hr fast, drinking lots of water to help clear out your colon. Many people who don't eat much fiber or drink much water have compacted waste in their colons. Fasting for a short time with water can help clear that out naturally. I don't agree with colon cleanse products. I believe they're to harsh and a simple fast is all you need.

      Adult men should get about 30-35 grams of fiber a day, adult women should get about 20-25 grams a day. After age 50 lower that by about 5 grams. There are fiber supplements but I like getting it from real food sources. I believe that there are important benefits that come from the real food rather than a supplement. Whole grain bread is an obvious choice. There are also whole grain tortillas that have great amounts of fiber and make yummy rollups. There are several high fiber cereals, Multi-grain Cherrios and Quaker Oatmeal Squares are our favorites. Pears and apples have lots of fiber as do other fruits and veggies.

      For lots of great advice about fiber see the following website. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dietaryfiber.html

      Edited to add that as long as I get at least 20 grams of fiber I don't have any problems with diverticulitis. I eat popcorn, strawberries, nuts, anything I want - the fiber keeps my colon clean so it doesn't get infected. I haven't had a problem since Jan 06.

  12. 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.

  13. QUESTION:
    the acai detox and natures colon cleanse free bottles?can this even work for teens?
    so i heard about the acai and colon cleanse to help u lose weight safely and effectively. so i have a question with the free bottles that last for a month. do u after getting the free bottles do u have to pay from the month after or do u just get the free bottle and that's it? now i am a teen so is it safe for me to even use. thank u for answering my questions

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Is the colon clenser pill by natures bounty a laxitive?
    If yes then do you know any colon clenser pills that do not have laxitives in them.

    • ANSWER:
      First of, the LIAR above is awfully gullible to propaganda.

      Second, the product you speak of is NOT a laxative. But it's also not the best product out there either.

      Check out the companies on my home page here, they have better colon cleanse products.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. QUESTION:
    What is a safe way to go on a juice fast?
    While there are obviously positives and negatives that can result from a juice fast. I would like to know of a safe method of having such a fast. How should I prepare my body and things of that nature.

    • ANSWER:
      There are very few negatives to a juice fast, actually. I did a 25-day juice fast back in spring, and the effects were AMAZING, especially with my immune system.

      The first two websites below, especially the first, should help you. Generally the rule is to do a 1-day water fast the day before. Regular (once a day) colon cleansing is recommended, although if you drink beet juice you will eliminate waste efficiently as well. I recommend drinking mainly vegetables juices, since they will give you all the protein, vitamins, and minerals you need. Do fruit juice once every two days, if not less often, since it's so high in fructose content. Also, drink plenty of water.
      The most important part of the fast is breaking it. The 3rd website will help you with this. You need to take it slow. For the first day you break, you can eat one meal - something light, like a salad, and definitely no meat or pasta (heavy stuff) - and the rest juice. The next day, you can munch on some nuts or a soft fruit or vegetable, like a peach, while still juicing. Afterwards, you can probably do half the day on juice and half the day on light foods, but depending on how long your fast is (if a 7-day fast, your break should be about 4 days). If you did any sort of fast like I did - 21 days or more - then you will need about 1 and a half weeks to fully break your fast. Just extend all the techniques mentioned before over 2 weeks. Make sure to take it slow, or otherwise you will get cramps and in bad cases, severe abdominal pain. But if you follow instructions, you won't have any problems whatsoever.

      The last two websites I referred you to give you juicing recipes, and what health benefits each vegetable will give you.

      Have fun with your fast! :)

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the advantages and disadvantages of colon cleansing?

    • ANSWER:
      Not only does colon cleansing provide no benefit, it can be downright dangerous. Contrary to popular belief, the inside of the colon -- the end of the large intestine -- isn't dirty and does not need to be cleaned out. Mother Nature does that on her own by making sure that waste passes through and out of your body, taking impurities with it. There is no medical reason whatsoever for having a cleansing enema. Enemas are only for treating stubborn constipation and for preparing the colon for a test (for example, a barium enema) or for surgery. If you want to flush out impurities from your body, have another glass of water instead.

  19. QUESTION:
    does the acai berry supplements and the colon cleanse pills really work?
    i keep seeing those "diary websites" about loosing 20 lbs of fat in 3 weeks and offering free trials of these pills. but i just would like to know if these is a great way to detox your body and if their is any truth to the claims. and if so, which are the best pills to take?

    • ANSWER:
      Most of stuff like that doesn't work and usually if it's a free trial then it will bill you monthly afterwards. I would advise you to ask a doctor. Most people don't want to but it's probably the best information you can get but that's your choice. Some supplements are good ways to clean and detox your body you just have to be careful about which ones you choose and take them as directed. I use a product called nature cleanse and it's worked well for me I lost 12 pounds my first month and I feel a lot healthier and lighter. That may not sound like a lot but it's not good for your body to loose weight too fast. But I hope this helps you out and if you want to read up on more about what I use you can go here http://www.nature-cleanse.webs.com working out and eating right when you can also helps to benefit the results. Thanks

  20. QUESTION:
    Which Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse product do you recommend?
    I'm trying to find a reliable Acai Berry product (in combination with the Colon Cleanse), but i'm not quite sure which brand to chose. Some websites look really suspicious...so...if you've tried any products or have any experience in this area, please help me! :) thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The whole colon clensing craze is a fad. Your colon is a system of it's own that can self-handle any situation baring polyps or scarring, but if you have either of those-you've got other issues and I doubt even the most devoted followers of this craze would try to tell you it could help that. If you feel like you are having digestive issues that IS your colon doing the work on it's own trying to right whatever you've given it. Ingesting these products won't help you and some doctors even worry you risk harming the balance of natural bacteria your body already has in the colon-possibly making your situation even worse.

      If you feel like you are experiencing digestive problems make sure you are first eating a well balanced diet-that's where you start. If you feel like you have to take a pill then make it a good multi-vitamin as a safety net in conjunction with your balanced diet. If you still are having problems you might need to simplify the variety in your diet to start looking at individual foods-maybe you are allergic to something?!?!? Or go the low-tech approach like I do and eat mostly veggies, especially corn for a day or two. Nothing cleans you out like nature's little yellow broom! Seriously though, if you are having problems it can usually be traced to bad eating habits. Fix that and you'll be on the road to recovery.

  21. QUESTION:
    What's the best internal cleansing product you have tried?
    I'm trying to buy a cleansing kit for me & my husband. Just overall colon, liver, respiratory, energy, etc. I have used Nature's Secret Ultimate Fasting Cleanse several times & loved it but I'm just not up to fasting right now.

    That line carries other products that don't require fasting so I'll probably do that but I was wondering if you have had a good experience with a different brand. Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Milk thistle.
      take 3 pills a day and don't stop.
      it cleans the liver and bowels.
      i was a diabetic when i started this process 1 year ago.

      no fasting required.

  22. QUESTION:
    Is it good to take Colon cleansing product periodically even if you are healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it isn't.
      A study of the living human anatomy reveals that the colon is at no time dirty or clogged. Frequent and random colon cleansing is also known to interfere with normal bowel functioning.

      "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."

  23. 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."

  24. QUESTION:
    How do liver cleansing supplements work. I just started on Liverrite Liver Aid w/ Milk Thistle?
    I took the first two capsules so far. I am just wondering how does it actually work? Am I going to poop out stones or go to the bathroom more or how am I going to know that it is actually working?

    • ANSWER:
      In and of itself, Milk Thistle and other liver supporting items actually nourish the liver. When the liver is healthier, it's able to clean itself out and clean out the body more efficiently, which is what helps clean in general.
      Most people don't notice a major difference in their stools, but for bigger liver cleansers, they tend to notice more toxins coming out in their stools as more of a yellow tint to their stools. It's not very common to find stones or to poop more with liver cleanses (unless they have a lot of extra fiber to help clean the colon as well), but it depends on what kind of toxins and junk are in your body that need to be cleaned out.

      I like the mental image of a child that doesn't want to do chores... you give them the treat they want and they can work easier to clean themselves and clean their room. ;-) Regardless of how you look at it, that's the nature of what it does. I hope I helped!

  25. QUESTION:
    what products do you buy to clean the colon?
    I want to clean my colon, but I want nature products that will help me to clean. Please give some tips about what to buy.

    thanks,

    • ANSWER:
      You should visit this site, read everything carefully, then decide which product is most appropriate for you. I am recommending this company because I worked in the dietary supplements field for a long time and trust them.

      I am not advocating colon cleansing, per se, in fact I tried it and it was a horrible experience for me. Tried it because we received many free products (from many companies) to try out so we could better inform customers. So, it might be good for you, but it wasn't for me!

      Stick with RenewLife though.

      Sorry! I forgot the link!
      http://www.renewlife.com/category/cleansing.aspx

  26. 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.

  27. QUESTION:
    where can i buy the cheapest colonix program by dr.natura?
    i have been screwed over so many times online. i just want the real thing. i have been researching for the best colon cleanser and so far colonix is (supposedly) the effective, healthiest, and most trusted one out there. the only problem is that it is SO EXPENSIVE! i have even looked on amazon and ebay, very expensive as well and i am not sure if it is even safe to buy it on there. any ideas or tips?

    • ANSWER:
      The colon is designed by nature to cleanse itself. These colon cleanse/colonic products are unnecessary, and are really just an expensive way to give yourself diarrhea. They can do more harm than good. Save your money. Constipation is a result of improper diet and lack of exercise.

  28. QUESTION:
    How long will it take to loss weight or a toned body with pilates?
    If I do it half an hour for 5 days a week...how long will it take until i notice a difference. Does pilates really work?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to lose weight

      The most important thing is...you would need a radical shift in diet. Your goal should be to integrate living foods into your diet. The regimen should be additive. The options are raw vegetables, raw nuts raw seeds and raw fruits.

      This is referred to as a raw food diet. No you do not eat raw meats or eggs. If you are trying to lose weigh ti would suggest beginning with at least 50% raw nutrition.

      Lets start with foods. For 5 dollars you can buy a jar of organic cocnut oil. In order to burn fat you need good fats. Make sure the coconut oil is raw. Cold filtered/pressed what have you.. it should be. Cocount oil speeds up metabolism, but be mindful, you should only integrate higher than moderate amounts of coconut oil if you have been integrating living plant based foods into your diet, because it is high in saturated fat. Not bad saturated fats, the good ones but still its content is high.

      Read this article. http://www.natural-green-guide.com/raw-f...

      it outlines the basics. If you were to spend your money on a product to rapidly drop pounds id say go for a colon cleanse. drink as much clean water as you can (NOT TAP WATER) distilled is good for detoxing. I can give you a few reccomendations for a colon cleanse, Let nature be your pharmacy.

      I began a raw food diet about 4 months ago, starting with a living food smoothie in the morning, though i used vega as an additive which is relatively expensive but way way worth the price. 1 banana, frozen berries and whatever fresh fruits available plus a scoop or so of vega. (its a full spectrum source of protein plus a whole food optimizer)

      Within 3 months i had lost 50 pounds. Call me a liar until you try it yourself. Mind you i had been a vegetarian for a few years prior but you can still be a vegetarian and completely unhealthy.

      The most important things is to stimulate your digestive system. Clean it out. Give your body the nutrients it needs. the easiest way to do it is to COMMIT to it. And it will not be a chore.

      If you switch to a plant based diet your pilates wont just be easier and give you more results, but you will actually build and retain muscle as well. I can dispell the protein myth if you like. Animal proteins especially cooked animal products deteriorate your bodies functioning over time

      I spoke to a woman who was about 10 years older than my mother who had recently switched to a raw vegan diet and everyone she knew was astounded upon learning she was eating live plant based foods thinking it was some sort of incredible sacrafice when really it becomes the best thing to have ever done. Feel good, reach your ideal body weight, and get in tune with your body at a cellular level. No one else will do it for you, and most people around you are clueless. If youre going to take charge of your health do it regaurdless of what others around you are doing.

      well i sure hope you like reading! I type things out and forget when enoughs enough. I hope I've been a help and hope to hear about your positive changes! I also do health and wellness coaching as well as raw food coaching and consulting, feel free to contact me further and visit the website!

      http://www.natural-green-guide.com
      If your going to Live...Live Well.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to get rid of a pooch belly?
    I'm a fairly normal weight (5'1" and 120 lbs.) but I have a bit of "pooch" belly. What is the fastest and most effective way to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Try a type of colon cleanse or something to cleanse and detox your body. A health food store owner swears that using a colon cleanser will take a couple inches off your belly. The remedy that my family uses is by Nature's Way and it's called Thisilyn Cleanse.

      Good Luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    I did a nutritional cleanse Yesterday and now feel awful?
    I am nauseous and dizzy what can I do to feel better fast?
    I am not doing the cleanse again, I just want advice on how to feel better today, I am finding it hard to eat, I am eating a little and feeling slightly better, but still awful.
    Does anyone know of something that can help this feeling pass?

    • ANSWER:
      TRY to detox the natural way ONE GLASS lukewarm water half cup olive oil as soon as you get up in the morning, go about your day as usual Let the water and the oil cleanse your body, from the gums to the colon. Brush your teeth n tongue properly, During the day drink 7 8 glasses of water( you can have some orange juice if you wish) This is natural, you will not feel neither tired nor nasueted. This is part of italian natural remedy. It works. Stay away from over the counter products stay far from fads they do not work as well as MOTHER NATURE.

  31. QUESTION:
    what are good colon cleansers for weight loss?
    I don't go normally to the restroom and feel that i should get cleaned out. Im also wanting to loose some weight.
    I been dancing since I was 3 years and been working out for the past 5 years. I know how to loose weight and am not quit sure where I said get in shape. I just want to know of anyone that has done a colon cleanser and which one really works.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the best home remedies for colon cleansing is to increase the intake of foods such as fresh vegetables and fruits that are high in fiber. Fiber provides roughage which enhances the digestive function and also ensures that the stools are soft and can thereby be easily eliminated. One should also drink plenty of clean drinking water throughout the day as this ensures that the body and the digestive system are well hydrated and harmful toxins are flushed out of the body. There are also various natural herbs that are used as home remedies for colon cleansing. These include aloe leaf which is a very good laxative, ginger that tends to reduce bloating as it stimulates the colon and also flax seeds which tend to increase the peristaltic motion and the intestinal volume which in turn helps in the movement of the bowels. Another one of the home remedies for colon cleansing is to consume fennels seeds which help to eliminate and mucus from the colon. Garlic is also a natural remedy for colon cleansing as it helps in reducing parasites and also tends to eliminate harmful toxins form the body. Another natural treatment for colon cleansing is to eat plenty of fish as they are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which help in proper digestion, thereby promoting good colon health.

      Here's a weightloss tea formula you can do but you need to minimize processed food & sweets in order for it to work. Plus add cardio 20 min. a day.
      Honey & Cinnamon Natures Remedy - make sure you buy raw honey & cinnamon from the healthfood store (scroll down until you see the weightloss tea formula)
      http://www.angelfire.com/az/sthurston/honeyandcinnamon.html

      To gain more knowledge about food; watch the documentary films "Food Matters", "A Poisoned World" and "The Beautiful Truth". You'll benefit greatly and be able to make wise decisions so you can stay disease free down the road.

  32. QUESTION:
    Does Great Plains Bentonite detox get affected, and or become less potent by a temperature change?
    I am using Bentonite clay as a detox, and I initially had it stored in the fridge, but eventually took it out and it is now in one of my kitchen cabinets.
    I only want to know if that temperature change can affect the bentonite in a negative way? Thanks in advance. 10 points to the best answer.
    I failed to mention that I am using the Bentonite you drink for internal cleansing.

    • ANSWER:
      its ok..clay will not get affected by temp changes...check storage details on the bottle

      1. Use liquid bentonite, a colloidal-gel. I mix my powdered calcium bentonite in filtered water to form a gel-like constituency and keep it in a glass jar with a plastic cover. Do not use metal containers or metal spoons with clay.

      Calcium bentonite also called calcium montmorillonite is used for detox purposes whereas sodium bentonite is used for industrial purposes.

      2. Take one tablespoon of liquid bentonite in a glass of water first thing in the morning or at least an hour before food

      It has no taste. But, if you do not like the tasteless taste, take it with apple juice to make it more palatable.

      3. Drink at least eight glasses of water throughout the day to help bowel movements.

      4. As a result of its highly absorbent nature, it must be taken at least two hours before taking any medicine. It probably will absorb and eliminate the drug as well.

      5. After a week, if you are comfortable taking bentonite clay as a cleansing agent, increase the dosage to twice a day. First thing in the morning and before you go to bed. You can easily take bentonite clay for a few months, say six months.

      6. After two or three weeks you will find a lot of improvement in your bowel movements and your energy level.

      7. You can also make a paste of the bentonite and apply on your skin to eliminate acne and any form of skin rash.

      8. You can take bentonite clay with psyllium husk, probiotics and even liquid chlorophyll. The homemade colon cleanse in how to cleanse your colon will show you how.

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the most natural detox diet to go on?
    I don't want to have to rely on any pills or colonics, enemas, etc. Has anyone got any ideas? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Just eat a good healthy diet, plenty of fruit and veg.
      We already have 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.
      Experts say we don't need an extreme diet to cleanse our insides, we are not full of toxins.
      The body and the colon are self cleansing.

  34. QUESTION:
    How to control and reduce the psoriasis for a baby and adult?
    My husband is suffering from Psoriasis since he was born.... recently my new born baby is also suspected to have this desease, I come to know that this is a desease connected with gene... I really do not know how to help them....

    • ANSWER:
      Hi ANgee

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

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

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Cleansing: For long term health a colon and liver cleanse needs to be done.

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  35. QUESTION:
    How many times a day should I cleanse my colon?
    After every meal? Please help! It is really dirty!

    • ANSWER:
      I think 3 times per week should be sufficient..

      For colon cleansing home remedies, the best thing would be going for juice fasting for 3- 5 days or eat a diet high in fiber and drink your recommended amount of water.

      For colon cleansing products, Cellular Research, Dr. Natura, Dr. Schulze, Enuvia, Health Plus, Nature's Secret and Oxy-Powder are quite among popular among the industry.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com/ is a blog that review colon cleanse product, colon cleanse home remedies and more.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it true that we have so much feces stashed in our bowels and colon? How would you know for sure?
    Does any one have a solid evidence on this claim?

    • ANSWER:
      There is obviously material in various stages of digestion traveling through the system; it gets eliminated from time to time. There is seldom any reason to try to facilitate or interfere with this process; nature does quite a good job all by itself. The notion of "colon cleansing" is pure hokum and totally useless.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is a good quick detox diet that really cleans out your system?

    No no not a drug detox! lol I am just trying to clean out my digestive track and get my bod digesting properly.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think there is a "quick diet" for detoxifying your system.

      first of all, what type of detoxification are you talking about?

      There is a natural package called Clean Start by Nature's Sunshine
      This is a 14-day treatment for body cleansing. detoxifies and cleanses the colon and the blood.

      There are many ways to clean your body. You can take Cascara Sagrada and Psyllium Hulls Combination by Nature's Sunshine just for a complete colon cleanse. This is a natural laxative with a high Quality fiber for normal bowel movements.

      If it's something for a blood cleanse just take Liquid Chlorophyll and Pau D'Arco and/or Liver Cleanse

      There are many products for cleansing, I recommend you use any or some of the next products:
      Cascara Sagrada
      Psyllium Hulls
      Liquid Chlorophyll
      LBS II
      Pau D'Arco
      Heavy Metal Detox
      Yeast/Fungal Detox
      Enviro Detox
      Liver Cleanse

      Packages:
      Clean Start
      Tiao He Cleanse(chinese combination)
      Candida Clear
      Para-cleanse (for parasites)

      All of them are natural and from the best natural brand you can find on the market, Nature's Sunshine.

      If you just mean a drug detox, then you can use a product called Stat Flush(not related to Nature's Sunshine), it just works for a blood test so you don't get hot, but it isn't really taking the drug out of your body.

  38. QUESTION:
    What's a good natural way to flush out the body system to rid of impurities?

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking water is the best way. I would steer clear of any type of colon cleansing. Colon cleansing does not really provide any benefit. Contrary to popular belief, the inside of the colon -- the end of the large intestine -- isn't dirty and does not need to be cleaned out. Mother Nature does that on her own by making sure that waste passes through and out of your body, taking impurities with it. Colon cleansing is just like having an enema, of which there is no medical reason to perform this, unless you have stubborn constipation and for preparing the colon for a test or for surgery. If you want to flush out impurities from your body, have another glass of water instead. You can read more at these links
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/gastro.html

  39. QUESTION:
    Has anybody used the danny vierra's "almighty cleanse?" Does it really work?
    I saw an advertisement on ITV and I want to know what's all the hype about this pill?

    • ANSWER:
      It's BS.

      You don't need to cleanse your colon. Nature does that all by itself.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are your thoughts on Cellular Detoxes, is there any validity?
    I recently had a Body Composition Analysis at a spa and was told I had 2 Liters of toxic liquid in my body. They said I should go on a full body cellular detox claiming that the body holds toxins in fat cells that cannot be removed without detox. They were promoting the Elemis brand internal detox system

    What are your thoughts on Cellular Detoxes, is there any validity? Has anyone tried one?

    • ANSWER:
      While it is true that the body has within it the means to remove toxins held in areas within it, ... the enormous onslaught of toxins which the body is exposed to in the modern world we live in, is extremely un-natural and the body is not designed to contend with such toxic assault on what amounts to a continuous basis.

      As well, the fact that many today do not eat a truly healthy diet and practice regular exercise etc, ... also does not support the body in cleansing itself of toxins which it accumulates over time. ..... A true detoxification process is one that supports the body in doing what it already knows how to do with respect to cleansing itself of toxins.

      There are specific herbal combinations which will gently support the liver and kidneys and colon etc. in cleansing the body of built up toxins. ...... Properly applied juice fasting is another natural tool that can be utilized towards supporting the body in eliminating toxins.

      A cleansing raw food diet which incorporates plenty of organic produce as well as juicing of fresh produce on a daily basis and accompanied with regular exercise are also very good tools that help to support the body in detoxifying.

      You can implement your own detoxifying program on your own and in some cases for free, ...so there's no need to pay anyone for this. .. All you need to do is educate yourself on how to do it properly and then implement it. .... There are some great books out there which will inform you on this.

      ==================

      EDIT:

      The Presidents Cancer Panel April 2010 report
      from The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
      seems to disagree with Weise Ent on the situation with toxic chemicals in modern life;

      "... • The Panel was particularly concerned to find that the true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated. With nearly 80,000 chemicals on the market in the United States, many of which are used by millions of Americans in their daily lives and are un- or understudied and largely unregulated, exposure to potential environmental carcinogens is widespread. One such ubiquitous chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), is still found in many consumer products and remains unregulated in the United States, despite the growing link between BPA and several diseases, including various cancers.

      • However, the grievous harm from this group of carcinogens has not been addressed adequately by the National Cancer Program. The American people -- even before they are born -- are bombarded continually with myriad combinations of these dangerous exposures.

      • Some scientists maintain that current toxicity testing and exposure limit-setting methods fail to accurately represent the nature of human exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Current toxicity testing relies heavily on animal studies that utilize doses substantially higher than those likely to be encountered by humans. These data -- and the exposure limits extrapolated from them -- fail to take into account harmful effects that may occur only at very low doses.

      • Only a few hundred of the more than 80,000 chemicals in use in the United States have been tested for safety.

      • While all Americans now carry many foreign chemicals in their bodies, women often have higher levels of many toxic and hormone-disrupting substances than do men. Some of these chemicals have been found in maternal blood, placental tissue, and breast milk samples from pregnant women and mothers who recently gave birth. Thus, chemical contaminants are being passed on to the next generation, both prenatally and during breastfeeding.

      • The entire U.S. population is exposed on a daily basis to numerous agricultural chemicals, some of which also are used in residential and commercial landscaping. Many of these chemicals have known or suspected carcinogenic or endocrine-disrupting properties. Pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides) approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contain nearly 900 active ingredients, many of which are toxic.

      • Many of the solvents, fillers, and other chemicals listed as inert ingredients on pesticide labels also are toxic, but are not required to be tested for their potential to cause chronic diseases such as cancer. In addition to pesticides, agricultural fertilizers and veterinary pharmaceuticals are major contributors to water pollution, both directly and as a result of chemical processes that form toxic by-products when these substances enter the water supply. ..."

      - http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/pcp/pcp08-09rpt/PCP_Report_08-09_508.pdf

  41. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural way to cleanse your colon?
    instead of having the doctor do the irrigation stuff
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The natural way as Mother Nature intended mate .......... Let Food Be Thy Medicine Soccrates said.

      The more wholegrains and cereals like organic brown rice and fresh leafy and green vegies and crunchy vegies like carrotts and celery you eat the larger and easier your motions will be ........... drink more fresh filtered water too to ensure you are properly hydrated and to ease the elimination process...... cut out or right back on caffeine and sodas, pop and soft drinks too as they will dehydrate you terribly and wash out your water soluble B complex of vitamins which are so essential for healthy neural, immune and digestive functioning........ wholegrains and cereals and leafy and green vegies and lean meats are rich in the B complex of vitamins.

      chew each mouthfull at least 20 times ...... to aid in digestion too ....... don't combine proteins and carbs in one sitting ...... leave a 2 - 3 hour gap between each to ease the digestive process ....... eat fruit by itself ie ~ leave an hour after fruit before eating anything else.

      Pinpoint any food intolerances you may have such as lactose intolerance .......... lactose intolerance can cause bloating, gassiness, belching, constipation, acid reflux, achy bones, moodiness and irritability, brain frizzing ........ unaddressed food intolerances contribute enormously to bad digestion and compromise your whole system ...... eat more leafy and green vegies ......... green vegies lightly stemed or raw like broccolli, celery, buk choy, kale, chard are all rich in calcium and magnesium and perhaps ditch the milk and dairy for 5 days and see if that speeds the process for you.

      oh, eat more crunchy vegies too like raw celery, raw or lightly steamed broccolli, raw carrotts ....... they act like a broom and sweep the colon clean ...... green vegies are particularly good for helping with constipation ..... and eat the brown rice ....... one bowl full a day of brown rice, plenty of water and crunchy vegies will nail it for you mate.

      peace baby

  42. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the Dieters Cleanse by Nature's Sunshine?
    I want a good cleanse for the colon and liver that will kick start my weight loss. I've heard of people losing weight on the isogenix cleanse but it's too expensive. Anyone have success on this one? After the cleanse I plan on following a healthy diet plan.
    And did you go 1 week or the whole 2 weeks?

    • ANSWER:
      I TOOK IT A LONG TIME AGO AND LOST A FEW POUNDS BUT NOTHING MONUMENTAL

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best body cleansing and detoxification product?
    Thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure you will find this article very enlightening :)

      The best way to "detox" the body is simply to let your body do its job. Unless you have a medical problem, your body takes care of itself quite nicely, experts say.

      "The liver and kidneys are nature's best-kept secret, because they are the weapons to eliminate toxins from your body," says Gerbstadt. "If you are concerned about certain substances in your diet, it is easier and safer to simply eliminate [those substances] rather than engage in unhealthy detox plans."

      Be mindful of what you eat, drink plenty of fluids, and avoid excess medications and alcohol, say the experts.

      If you want to promote water loss, Gerbstadt suggests doing it naturally by consuming cranberries, celery, asparagus, and herbal teas, and limiting salt.

      Most detox diets promote herbs, pills, potions, colonics, and/or fasts to rid the body of impurities. They also promise quick weight loss. And yes, you will shed unwanted pounds -- not because of any medical magic, but because these plans are super-low in calories.

      "You will lose weight, but it is the not the unhealthy fat you want to lose but precious body protein and fluids," says May.

      Detox diets tend to be extremely restrictive, allowing only unprocessed plant foods, which are supposed to assist the lymph, kidneys, and liver with the detox process.

      Gallons of water or specially formulated drinks along with herbs (usually only available on the diet's web site) are generally the only liquids allowed. One regimen calls for liquids (various concoctions including laxative teas) for 10 days, without any solids. Coffee, tea, alcohol, processed foods, and animal products are not commonly part of any detox diet plans.

      Enjoying a plant-based diet is perfectly healthy, but most detox diets go to extremes, experts say.

      "The limited variety of foods and beverages and minimum calories is of concern because it is very difficult to get all the nutrients and energy you need for good health with such restrictive regimens," says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD.

      Unless you have religious or cultural reasons to fast or follow detox programs, she advises against them.

      "Massive fluid losses upset the delicate fluid and electrolyte balance, can cause gastrointestinal distress, headaches, fatigue [and] irritability, and can lead to dehydration," says Gerbstadt.

      Colons don't need flushing unless you are prepping for a medical procedure like a colonoscopy. Colonic enemas tamper with the body's natural fluid and electrolyte balance and can lead to infection, irregularity, and dehydration. Instead, Gerbstadt suggests a high fiber diet.

      "Eating more fiber in whole grains, bran, fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts is a safe and natural way to add bulk to your diet," she says.

      Gerbstadt also warns that fasting or following very restrictive detox diets can slow your metabolism, making it harder to lose weight once you start eating again.

      "In many cases, they result in rebound overeating because of excess hunger, deprivation, and an out-of-control feeling that is not because of a metabolic imbalance or addiction but instead driven by the deprivation of the diet plan," says May.

  44. QUESTION:
    I want to cleanse my body for a week what should I eat/not eat?
    I would like personal experience only!

    • ANSWER:
      Your body, like your colon, is self cleansing.
      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.

      While they are adamant that detoxing doesn’t work, most leading nutritional experts concede that 24-48 hours of consuming more fruit and vegetables and less convenience food than normal won’t be harmful.

  45. QUESTION:
    Could cooking with garlic every day be bad for you?
    Im a garlic lover...and a meat lover, especially deer/venison. I always add garlic to meats and also to pastas and other foods. Id say I add it to at least some portion of my food every day. Is this a garlic overdose? I know its very healthy to eat, but could eating it on a daily basis be bad for me?

    • ANSWER:
      Benefits of Garlic

      Gpicture of garlicarlic is normally used to fight demons :) . From Chinese vampire to Western dracula's, its anti-demon property may be a lot more popular than it’s ability to heal. Garlic's strong odor maybe a concern for people with bad breath, but it’s health-giving and preventative properties make it a herb worth taking a look at.

      Inscription on the Great Pyramid of Gizeh in Egypt mentioned garlic as one of the foods eaten by its builders. In the Second World War, the wounds of British soldiers were treated with garlic. At the same time, garlic is also referred to as the Russian penicillin because the Russians flew 500 tons of garlic to Moscow in 1965 to fight a flu epidemic.

      In northern China, where garlic production is high, people have the lowest mortality from stomach cancer in all of China. Chinese people in the highest quartile of intake of garlic, onions, and other Allium herbs have a risk of stomach cancer that is 40% lower than that of people in the lowest quartile of intake

      In short, garlic is one of natures best natural remedy.

      Not many people take garlic daily. If you are one of those people, vow to add more garlic in your daily cooking. I know, it smells bad. If you want the benefit of garlic but hate the garlic breath smell, you can take garlic supplements. Oh! by the way, if you want to eat it raw, you need to make it "bleed" either by cutting it or scratching the clove's surface. If you eat a clove without the "inner part" exposed - it won't do much to your body.

      Benefits of Garlic:

      1. Garlic clear fats from the blood vessels, lower cholesterol, protect body from viral and bacterial infections

      2. Garlic is a natural antiseptic

      3. Could boost the immune systems

      4. Garlic is nature's remedy in healing people with cancers. Taken internally (by eating garlic cloves or drinking garlic juice, preferably raw), garlic has been shown to shrink tumors in the breast, stomach and colon.

      5. Garlic act as an antioxidants and decongestant.

      6. Helps reduce blood pressure

      The use :

      1. Fresh garlic, eaten regularly will reduce the body’s need for antibiotics

      2. Fresh garlic juice is anti-fungal and can be used in fungal infection – such as athlete’s foot

      3. Raw garlic if included in your everyday salad will help cleanse your colon.

      4. Another benefits of garlic is in improving your blood circulation - eat roasted garlic cloves.

  46. QUESTION:
    has any one tried the Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse weight lost pills?
    do they work? how much weight have u lost? how long did it take? where can u buy them(at a store)? any bad side effects?
    i seen it online and want to know if it's worth it to buy?

    • ANSWER:
      well acai berry is a well known products but lately has been having a ton of bad complaints. as far as mixing the two, i dont think its a good idea. You can find supplements like these that is a all in one colon cleansing and weight loss. I use nature cleanse and its working well for me. i also work out while i use them which can help benefit the results. i have lost 10 pounds so far and i started two weeks ago. what happens is with all of these supplements they can take about a day or two to circulate through your system them you may go to the bathroom a bit more then normal for a day but that will regulate. usually mixing supplements like your wanting to do will make you go to the bathroom a lot and once you do it enough your body starts loosing nutrients. i baught mine from http://www.nature-cleanse.webs.com and no i have not had any bad side affects. you should really be careful about which ones you choose and maybe ask a doctor first if you want to. take them as directed and read up on what your taking. i hope this helps you out and good luck.

  47. QUESTION:
    So I went on the master cleanse and it's day three but I wanna party a little?
    I'm only going to have a couple drinks and my bf is freaking on me telling me he thinks less of me because he decided to do it too and he feels like I'm stranding him. Should I hold out for him or should I just ahve a couple drinks?

    • ANSWER:
      Forget the Master Cleanse and go party, both of you.
      We are not full of toxins, our colons are not dirty. All it will do is give you diarrhoea and upset the natural flora, enzymes in the digestive tract and disrupt the balance of electrolytes (eg sodium and potassium).

      "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"

  48. QUESTION:
    WHo has personally had intestinal worms before? What were the steps you took to get rid of them?
    I say personally because I want real life experience answers not speculation or hearsay. I would like to know how you discovered how you knew you had them, the changes it made or didnt make on your body while having them such as uncomfortable bowel movements etc. and the process of getting rid of them such as how long did it take to get rid of them once you received treatment and wat type of treatment. serious real life experiences only plz.

    • ANSWER:
      I had intestinal worms due to overconsumption of sushi. Human intestinal parasites worms infection air food water cause constipation, stomach bloating, disease health problems. Other symptoms include anemia, asthma, diarrhea, digestive disorders, fatigue, low immune system, nervousness, skin rash. Most will not face this reality or even want to think about this subject and will continue in their suffering.

      There can be over 100 different types of parasites worms living in human bodies. Some are microscopic in size while others can be seen quite easily. These common organisms can be found everywhere in our environment, in the air we breath, in the water we drink, or in the food we eat.

      Parasite is an organism that lives on or in other organisms from which it obtains nutrients to live and causes harm in the process. Its name comes from the Greek word para that means beside, and sitos, which means food.

      Most parasites require some host to complete their life cycle. Animals can also serve as the host. The parasite will vary in size from one-thousandth of one micron to whale tapeworms one hundred feet long.

      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 mac

  49. QUESTION:
    Does Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse Max actually help one lose fat?
    I'm a guy, but I still want to lose weight.

    • ANSWER:
      Im not too sure about them, ive heard a lot about acai berry but also a lot of complaints. I would suggest you ask a doctor before taking any colon cleansing supplement honestly. You have to be careful about which ones you choose and take them as they say. I use Nature Cleanse it has helped me loose some weight pretty quick too. Im a guy and i work out and i wasnt loosing weight but when i started that it made a big difference. But like i said i would ask a doctor first, supplements like that can work differently with people. If you do decide to try one i would stick with one thats well known and has good reviews. If you want to look more into it and read up on some stuff ill leave you some links. I hope this helps you out. Thanks.
      http://www.puritycleanse.com
      http://www.nature-cleanse.webs.com

  50. QUESTION:
    Looking for a good detox/cleansing diet plan?
    Hi everyone. I was just wondering if anyone knows a good detox or cleansing diet plan i could follow. Nothing too drastic please. I am also planning on working out 3 or 4 times a week while i am on it so i will need energy. Thank you

    • 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. I am left wondering why the alternative practitioners never mention this option to their customers. It's all-natural and proven effective.
      Nutrition experts have warned about the potential dangers of detox diets.
      Catherine Collins, chief dietician at St George’s Hospital in southwest London, said she saw dozens of patients suffering side-effects ranging from bowel problems to potassium depletion. “There is a fixation with the notion that we can detoxify the body through what we eat and drink, but the whole idea has no scientific basis,” said Dr Collins.

      “Your body does a perfectly good job of getting rid of toxins on its own,” says Dr. Nasir Moloo, a gastroenterologist with Capitol Gastroenterology Consultants Medical Group in Sacramento, Calif.

      Colon cleansing can increase the risk of dehydration, and in some cases, certain laxatives can raise the body's electrolyte level--a danger to those with kidney disease or heart disease.

      Working out, fine. Eat a varied and healthy diet. Let your body do the rest, it's good at it's job.


natures colon cleanse

Liver Cleansing Tea

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    I am looking for a colon cleanse product/drink that is okay for diabetics to use?
    I am diabetic and I want to do a cleanse before I start changing my diet for weight loss. But a lot of them require you to fast and I can't b/c I am diabetic. Do you know of any cleansing drinks or teas that are okay for diabetics?

    • ANSWER:
      Patrice-
      Colon cleansing has absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the dietary tract. There is no "build up" of bad plaque in a normal system. We "cleanse" 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, no soda. Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body. Colon cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Spend your money in the produce department instead of giving it away.
      Good luck.

  5. 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

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of an organic Candida cleansing kit in a powder or liquid form?
    I need to find a good Candida cleansing kit in powder or liquid form because I can not swallow pills. I prefer a kit that is organic. Can anyone tell me where I can find a kit such as I have described?

    • ANSWER:
      Ooh, sounds dangerous. I hope you're in contact with a doctor about this. Yahoo answers is a good place for quick info, but I wouldn't consider it the best place to get important health help.

      Have you done your homework on the condition? I like to use Amazon.com to track down books that have been highly rated by users. Just search on Candida and then start reading through all the reviews. If I'm not mistaken, Candida really needs to be controlled with diet as well as detox.

      Personally, I'm no expert on the condition so I'm not certain what type of detox you need. There are all sorts of different types and, in most cases, I've heard there's an order you should detox. Colon, then liver, then blood and kidneys, etc. I can't guarantee this is true, but I've read it.

      If colon detox is what you're after, I've used a system called Colonix by Dr. Natura. I like it best out of the few I've tried because I have trouble swallowing a lot of capsules myself. I also like the way the detox herbs are organized. It makes sense to me. Basically, the system is in 3 parts: powdered fiber and herbs that you mix into water, tea, and some capsules (significantly fewer than other systems. I think the most you ever take / day is 4). You can find out more from their extensive website, DrNatura.com. As a side note, the product is kind of pricey, but I really appreciated the ready customer service they made available because I did have questions.

      Whatever you do, I don't think we can stress enough how important it is to be in contact with a doctor about all this (if you're not already). Hope you're feeling well soon!

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the relation between green tea and height?
    What is the spiritual significance of green tea , any doctor here in R&S?

    • ANSWER:
      Using Green tea is consider as antioxidant or intoxicant ,it can remove toxic content of your body this result healthy function of body especially kidneys and liver ,liver loves green tea. Height of a human body is depends on the healthy coordination of Brain (pituitary glands) and liver especially at the time of adolescence. Healthy liver can produce more growth hormone (IGF1) that helps the growth of bones. While drinking green tea you help your liver for working more effectively.

      As a spiritual person “faith “is your height. The worldly life can reduce your height, but you have to use antioxidant “word of God (Bible)”. That cleanses your spiritual body and keeps your inner man fit.

  8. QUESTION:
    what does it mean when ur liver enzymes are extremely high?
    i need help.i went 2 the docters twice and they said my liver enzyms are high what does it mean?could it be harmfull and what do i do 2 lower it.

    • ANSWER:
      The liver enzymes are known as ALT and AST. You
      can read about them here:
      http://www.labtestsonline.org

      These enzymes could be elevated if you drink alcohol;
      are taking certain medications; are coming in contact
      with chemicals; have developed a virus in your body;
      or the tube like structures that lead from the liver, known
      as ducts, become blocked..malformed...or twisted.
      It can even be caused by hereditary conditions also.

      The ALT enzyme is made in the liver and pertain mostly
      to the liver, the AST is made in the liver but also other
      organs as well. Alk Phos is an enzyme that can be
      elevated if the bile ducts have a problem.
      These enzymes are stored inside the liver cell...if the cell becomes damaged, they are released.
      When liver cell damage occurs, the liver may have
      inflammation. This can be treated and the cells and liver
      can heal. However, if it isn't treated, this will eventually
      lead to death of the liver cells...known as cirrhosis.
      You can read more about it here:
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cirrhosis/DS00373

      There are usually two sets of tests the doctors do:
      the liver enzymes to see if there is potential damage and
      liver function tests to see if the liver is able to perform
      the function it usually does to help the body be healthy.
      Other tests are done if they think you contacted a virus:
      like Hep A,B, or C.

      You asked what you can do: this may pertain to you or
      it may not.
      (1)Don't drink alcohol. Alcohol is the number one reason
      for liver damage.
      (2)Don't take any medications except what the doctor authorizes. Many medications, over the
      counter, herbs, herbal teas, are hard on the liver. Be sure
      to tell the doctor about these and any other medications
      that are being prescribed to you by other doctors.
      Most medications go through the liver first,when they
      enter the body, to be processed.
      (3) If you are gaining weight, try to lose some...some people
      develop fatty livers.
      (4)Stay away from chemicals, like carbon tetrachloride.
      (5)Try to stay clear of others who are sick...your body may be trying to heal and you don't want an added strain on it right now. Use hand cleaners when you cannot wash your hands after touching things others have touched. Or that they may
      blow on, like a child blowing out birthday candles.
      (6)Eat well and eat foods that give your body
      all the nourishment, vitamins, and minerals it needs.
      Only take vitamin and mineral supplements if your doctor
      recommends them. Wash all foods others handle, like
      fresh fruits and stay clear of communal foods, like salad
      bars and things people take second dips into for chips,
      crackers, etc.
      (7)Try to rest as much as possible to help your body heal better.
      (8)Stay away from fast fix formulas that say they help the liver...it may cause more harm...like liver cleanses.

      http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/cirrhosis/

      It all depends on what your tests results are revealing to
      the doctor. I have been addressing this through a liver diagnoses view point.

  9. QUESTION:
    Are you supposed to do a cleanse before starting slimquick?
    I'm about to start slimquick, I want to lose 10-15 pounds by June. I got the kind that comes in a blue box, it says slimquick fat burner, clinical strength. It came with a little brochure thing with sample diet and exercise plans. It also has a sample cleanse plan too, so am I supposed to do that? The directions don't say anything about a cleanse, but does it enhance or accelerate the affects?

    • ANSWER:
      I would not do Slimquick! I tried it for several months, I didn't lose much and my liver enzymes were elevated horribly with no real explanation at the time. When I stopped it for a few months and got my blood work redone my liver enzymes were fine again! Talk about a horrible scare!

      I started a new diet last Sunday (one week ago) and I'm down 10 pounds - could be mostly water weight but I'll take anything and it's working great and I'm not hungry like I thought I would be.
      I eliminated starches such as pasta, bread, potatoes and I'm only eating meats (fish/chicken), eggs, fruits, veggies and nuts. Eliminate diet sodas and sugars! This is all in Phase 1 of my new diet and then in Phase 2 you're allowed one or two meals per week that allow you to eat whatever you want such as chocolate cake or pizza... You should consult a physician before you do anything since everyone is different but eliminating trigger foods for me has been successful. I've done other programs that made you track what you ate and calculate calories - they worked but it wasn't a long-term solution. So far I'm eating better and I haven't been hungry all week. Drink water and you can have unsweetened iced tea or coffee - try to limit dairy as well. You should also eliminate a large portion of dairy as well such as a lot of cheese and heavy cream sauces.

      So far I'm loving it and I'm hopeful that this will work well for me!

  10. QUESTION:
    What are the various effects of various teas?
    I know green tea has a calming effect, but what about Camomile, black tea, etc etc etc?

    • ANSWER:
      chamomile - soothes the stomach, calms the nerves, induces sleep and eases cold symptoms.

      dandelion - diuretic, stimulates and cleanses the liver, expectorant, and may reduce gallstones.

      cardamon - eases stomach pains, stimulates digestion, and reduces gas and flatulence.

      mint - eases many stomach and digestive problems, helps relieve headaches, and is relaxing.

      raspberry - eases diarrhea, high in many vitamins and minerals, menstrual aide, and antioxidant.

      ginger - improves circulation, relieves cold and flue symptoms, eases stomach cramps and nausea, reduces menstrual cramps, and regulates blood sugar.

      These above are just a few of common herbal teas, hope this helps a little.

  11. QUESTION:
    How much weight did you lose on the master cleanse (lemonade/maple syrup diet)?
    Hi I am starting the master cleanse on Monday, would just like to know how much weight people have lost of it, any experiences and tips?

    I do not want people to tell me not to do it am doing it anyway, I have read that I will put all weight I lose back on. I am not doing it for weight loss that is just a big bonus I am doing it to detoxify my body as I wish to turn vegan.

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I lost about 12 pounds and gained half of it back. I only did it for six days because I started to get paranoid that my body would start pulling nutrients out of my muscles and I got what I needed from it which was a clean slate. The weird thing was, and this may be kinda gross, but even though the body cleanses itself with liver, kidneys, waste, etc, I had corn coming out around the 5th day, and I hadn't eaten corn in a number of weeks. A lot of stuff, I realized, stays for awhile, so I felt that I did get flushed and did it to the point that I had nothing left to come out and that was when I stopped. The fourth day was the hardest, I reintroduced food with flavored broths and then softened veggies and it was okay. I only did the salt flush for two days because it was awful and I also did the tea but only for about four days. The cramping became too much after I had flushed out solids so I stopped that, and two days later stopped altogether because I didn't think I needed it longer. I drank water and tea, it was mainly a mind of matter thing, which was empowering in the end, because what you will yourself to do can be incredible. I did it once a year ago, since I have eaten well and am doing a triathlon this summer, so I'm training and on a well balanced meal plan. I survived it, had a fresh start, and stuck with good food choices afterwards. Good luck!

  12. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to get better from using herbs like chinese herbs?
    essiac tea to clean the blood and body...... liver cleaning stuff and pineal and pituitary cleaning drops
    guggul extract to help with hormones
    ive been taking them for 7 months for cleansing the whole body but mostly for depression...anyone know how long itll take to get better? doesnt 7 months seem like a long time? and i dont drink or anything try to eat properly so as not to contradict any benefits of the herbs.....do i still need to wait or does 7 months seem like enough time to quit now?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Gurjit

      The best way to cleanse your system is with a colon cleanse. Then do a liver cleanse afterwards. You need to educate yourself on detoxifying the body through these cleanses. DO these programs on herbdoc.com (or another site) and your life will change. Take charge or your health and you'll be in control of your destiny!

      Best of health to you

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I be good to my liver?
    My liver is kinda sensitive. What can I do to make it as healthy as possible?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a number of things you can do
      to help your liver:
      (1) Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages
      (2) Use only medications prescribed by
      your doctor...medications go through
      the liver first to be processed and broken
      down before going to the rest of the body.
      This includes over the counter med, herbs,
      herbal teas, vitamins, minerals, etc.
      The doctors know what drugs are available
      that may be easier on the liver...there are
      many on the market that are not.
      (3) try to stay away from harsh chemicals,
      like carbon tetrachloride and others.
      (4) What your weight... people who are
      overweight can develop a fatty liver.
      (5) Try to keep from getting sick from others. Use purell when you touch things
      like shopping cart handles, door knobs,
      money, etc. That is if you are unable to
      wash your hands. Becoming ill other
      ways can cause you to take medication
      that could be prevented and weaken your
      body so it is harder to heal.
      (6) Wash fruits, vegetables, and other things
      people touch in the grocery store. Also,
      try to avoid open salad bars and other
      things that people can sneeze or cough
      into or place their hands in.
      (7) Get enough rest, fluids, and be careful
      around areas that may put you in contact
      with others blood or body fluids. Be sure
      to wear gloves and take precautions around
      animal feces, human feces, and anything
      that may have parasites, like dirty water or
      swimming in contaminated water.
      (8) Eat as healthy as you can...limiting foods
      high in sodium. Watch your cholesterol levels. Get regular check ups and physicals
      and blood work. Blood testing results usually catch things early on and in a stage
      where they can be treated.
      (9) Do not go for fad cleanses or special
      herbs unless speaking with the doctor first
      about them. Many herbs have not been
      tested to know, for certain, if they can
      damage the liver or not.

      I hope this is of some help.

  14. QUESTION:
    When do the results from the master cleanse start showing?
    I am 15 years old, and my weight has been a real problem for me. I am 5'4 and weigh more than 180 pounds. So I have started the master cleanse but so far no resluts. I have not started feeling the urgency to go the bathroom. What should I do? Also drinking a lot of green tea and water and eating less solid food.

    • ANSWER:
      At your age you need nutrition!
      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.

  15. 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.

  16. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of an alternative to cod liver oil?
    A friend of mine is having problems with anemia and is taking iron supplements and eating meat, but still having problems. I know that cod liver oil is really good, but she is not so enthusiastic about downing that stuff, and I have to say, I don't blame her. As someone who is sometimes borderline anemic myself, I thought I would see if anyone knows of any kind of supplement alternative to cod liver oil, and preferably something that doesn't taste as nasty. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      She should change her diet, of course, and take multivitamins, but as an alternative to cod liver oil, she could try:

      Blackstrap molasses, also known as pregnancy tea (1 tbsp. per day in a cup of hot water), is a good source of iron, B vitamins, minerals, and is also a very gentle laxative.

      Spirulina, or blue-green algae, has been used successfully to treat both microcytic and macrocytic anemias. Dose is 1 heaping tsp. per day.

      Alfalfa (Medicago sativa), dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) root or leaf, burdock (Arctium lappa), and yellowdock (Rumex crispus) have long been used to fortify and cleanse the blood. For mild cases of anemia, they may help bring levels of hemoglobin into normal range. Dosage is 1 tbsp. per cup of water. Simmer roots for 20 minutes and leaves for 5 minutes. A single herb, or a combination of these four herbs, may be used.

      She could get all those things at the health food store.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to do a liver detox/ body cleanse if I'm on multiple prescription medications?
    I'm sure it's a stupid question but I need to be sure before I start it (it's tea). I don't want it to flush all of my meds out
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      No you can't. Actually it needs to be medically supervised don't attempt an at home job.

  18. QUESTION:
    How can you use charcoal to clean toxins out of your body?
    Does anyone have any info on this? I have A Fib and take medications,but I've heard that charcoal will cleanse the body from metals and toxins.I will call my doc, but alot of times they really don't listen.Any info on this?THX [plz be kind]

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it true.. Life Force is a company that sells alot of naturally based health products. I have taken it before. Its weird though. I just took a tea spoon in my mouth and drunk some water to wash it down. There are other ways to help release toxins but your right charcoal absorbs all the toxins in your collon and stomach. They use it alot for people who have overdose from drinking or drugs. I wouldn't recommend any charcoal like for grills. Please dont that usually has other stuff with it and can be very damaging to you. I suggest you look into clean eating Recharge book by Tosca Reno and How to master your metabolism by Jillian Michaels. It talks about toxins and what foods and drinks and teas will help. I drink a very warm glass of water with squeezed lemon in it everyday. It helps cleanses the liver to start. Look into other options so you can be more knowledgeable. Dont trust any product online. Get a book and check it out. Also you will feel a little sick almost flu like symptoms as it releases from your body. If you do this 1 week a month you wont feel so bad at all but to start off with you will just so you know.

  19. QUESTION:
    What detox products can I find at the Supermarket?
    I need to lose some weight before I go back to college again. I'm eating healthier and going to the gym at least 2 hrs. But I want to lose weight a bit faster by detoxing. What products are good to detox? Is it green tea good? Or do you know any other products that sell in the supermarket? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      Many people detox to lose weight (hence the many varieties of starvation detox diets) or use it in order to continue with unhealthy and over-indulgent lifestyles! The dangers come in when people chose unsafe detox methods without considering the harmful side-effects, such as colonic irrigation, or liquid-diets that rob the body of essential nutrients.

      It is therefore important to explore detox options and choose one that gently assists the body, without causing any harm during the process. It is also not advisable to use detoxing as a quick fix weight-loss plan as this promotes “yo-yo” dieting that has been linked with weight-gain.

      There are many herbal ingredients that may aid in a natural detoxification of the body. 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.

      One such natural remedy is http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/products/detoxdrops.htm which has gained considerable popularity due to its zero side effects, support realistic and healthy weight management programs, and its supportive function in maintaining liver health and well-being.

      Check it out and see if it helps. It seems, it generally does.

      Good Luck!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can Kinoki foot pads do damage to the liver?
    There were elevated levels of SGOT and SGPT, almost twice normal, and I have reason to believe that they were because of Kinoki foot pads or a type of herbal tea that allegedly cleanses the system.
    Yeah, I know they don't work. It's pretty obvious that it is like that because of the sweat on your foot. Maybe I have really sweaty feet, but the thing looked gross, but something irritated the liver.

    • ANSWER:
      They recently did a test on these (I believe dateline or something) and they don't do ANYTHING! They turn black with just moisture from your feet. If you were sick, it would more likely be the tea then the kinoki foot pad scam

  23. QUESTION:
    Can I use regular unsweetened Lipton tea for detox?
    I don't want to use green tea. (party because I just lost my job and have no cash to spend to buy some)
    If not what would be a good detox I could do that would work in a pinch.
    Any information would help.

    • ANSWER:
      It does not work for detox purposes and it is an extremely unhealthy way to try to lose fat. It's no more than a really bad fad.

      "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!!

  24. QUESTION:
    Is green tea good for your skin?
    I heard that drinking green tea is really good for your skin. What are some of the benefits?

    • ANSWER:
      yes, but dont expect amazing results or anything
      tea isnt that effective it just helps a little bit, but not by much.

      the absolute best way to get flawless skin ( that works everytime, for everyone) are glutathion injections
      glutathione ( gluta for short) is an antioxidant that cleanses out your liver and as a side effect gives you very fair skin ( alot of southeast asian countries use it for skin whitening, its found in many of their soaps) the most effective way to obtain gluta is by capsules ( which is what i take) and the most effective way is by injections ( my mom takes them and it looks painful lol) gluta isnt a drug, u cant overdose on it or anything
      anyways the stuff is relatively cheap i use gluta for my acne i bought some stuff from amazon tooo lazy to search for it, it was 500 mg 60 capsules with milk thistle ( it helps it to absorb better)
      cost 26 dollars
      make sure it has milk thistle otherwise u wont notice much difference
      u can get the same stuff at gnc but at a high cost...almost 50 bucks
      hope this helped

  25. QUESTION:
    how long does it take to get better from using herbs like chinese herbs?
    ive been taking them for 7 months for cleansing the whole body but mostly for depression...anyone know how long itll take to get better? doesnt 7 months seem like a long time?

    • ANSWER:
      What herbs/formula are you taking? What kind of herbal preparation?(decoction, tea, capsules...)
      Depression is extremely treatable and curable.
      You shpuld have seen results by now.

      Could you be doing anything to contradict your treatment?
      In Chinese medicine, the goal is to correct the imbalance causing the disorder. Say, for example you are taking a formula to calm an overactive liver(ex. high blood pressure) But are drinking regularly, you would not see good results because the alcohol is stimulating the liver to be very active.

      The same can happen with the wrong diet, or drugs.

      Also,make sure you have a good doctor, and condsinder a exclusive treatment plan just for depression.

  26. QUESTION:
    What causes dark shades to appear bilaterally on the cheeks in Women & Near the eyes & on upper?
    Cheeks in Men ?

    These dark shading or colouration do not go away by application of Fairness Cream.

    Some say it is due to some Liver Disorder.

    Does intake of Coffee, Tea , Oily Food cause this colouration ?

    Is it due to some intake of Anti Biotics ?

    Will I get any serious answer from (1) The Medical Fraternity (2) Someone who had it before & got it succesfully treated ?

    • ANSWER:
      The first step to a healthy glow is more about what goes in your body than on it. The most important thing you can do for your skin is to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water throughout the day. This maintains the balance in the skin keeping it fresh, supple and radiant. Avoid things that dehydrate you, such as caffeine and soft drinks. Alternatively drink green tea and fresh fruit juices. These are full of anti-oxidants, another secret to healthy skin. Alcohol may be the worst reason in dulling ones natural glow so try avoiding large quantities of the same. Eating a healthy nutritious diet and regular exercise also contributes to maintaining healthy skin.
      Normal Skin
      - Even healthy skin needs looking after to retain that natural beauty. Bathing and cleansing the skin at least once a day is extremely important. Moisturising and pampering the skin with good products nourishes, and restores the skin cells keeping them balanced, soft and taut. Shiff Soap contains the unique combination of moisturizers which pamper the skin, comes equipped with Active Germ Fighters that protect the skin from bacteria keeping the skin soft, velvety smooth and attractive.
      Dry Skin
      - Dry skin can cause itchiness and irritation which is aggravated during the winter season and also when exposed to direct sunlight. To tackle this skin type one must use a gentle cream based soap which is high in TFM (Total Fatty Matter). This re-hydrates the skin making it smooth, and additionally the high oil content within the soap acts as a lubricant throughout the day. Along with this one must keep the skin moisturized with a good body cream (not lotion) and Sun block is a must (preferably one for sensitive skin). A soap which is great for battling this skin type is: Doy Care Crème (A great smelling Cream based Soap, made with vegetable oils with a TFM content of 80%). An alternative to soap is a Shower ‘Gel’ which washes off leaving the natural body oils undamaged and intact.
      Oily Skin
      - Over productive sebaceous glands under the skin are responsible for creating larger pores leaving the skin greasy. This is aggravated by heat and pollution. For this skin type one must use a glycerin based soap which has the properties of rejuvenating the skin leaving it fresh and oil free. Also use oil-free based products thereafter like oil-free makeup on the face, and oil free moisturizers for the skin (body lotions are better to use than creams). Sun block is a must but should also be oil-free. Doy Care Aloe Vera, a glycerin based soap with the refreshing properties of Aloe Vera is ideal for this skin type. Aloe Vera has for centuries been very highly regarded across the world as a remarkable natural skin cleanser with healing properties that moisturize your skin and also revitalize it. Doy Care Aloe Vera with glycerin is a beautiful translucent green skincare soap containing genuine Aloe extracts which provide you with all the benefits of Aloe Vera, keeping your skin beautiful, fresh and glowing all around the year; be it spring, summer, monsoon, or winter.
      Aging Skin
      - Everyone would like flawless, baby soft skin. However, as time goes by, the environment and other factors, damage our skin casing wrinkles and blemishes. There are four major components that make up a successful anti-aging skin care routine: -A moisturizer that penetrates deeply into the skin will help reduce sunspots, fine lines and wrinkles. Some skin types may require a larger or smaller amount of moisturizer to produce the desired results. -Antioxidants that can stop the oxidation process will lead to diminish the visible effects of skin aging. –Sunscreen protects you from harmful UV rays and keeps your skin looking smooth and young. –Exfoliating the skin is helpful to renew and replenish the skin. A soap with glycerin like Doy Care Aloe Vera as mentioned above or Jo Herbal – a soap, complete with the goodness of Neem, Tulsi, Aloe Vera and Glycerin is ideal to keep the skin looking fresh and young.
      The secret to healthy skin is simple. Maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle by incorporating plenty of water with a good wholesome diet, some amount of exercise and of course nourish and pamper you skin with the products it requires. This will no doubt result in glowing fresh and young skin all year round.

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are the best teas to drink for weight loss and liver cleansing?

    • ANSWER:
      Most teas and herbal teas, if you drink them unsweetened, are not going to harm your attempts at weight loss. However, they're also not going to provide very strong benefits either. Any teas that make you lose a lot of weight quickly, do so by harming your body (i.e. laxatives or other ones that disrupt your digestive system). There is a small amount of evidence that tea (including green tea, black tea, oolong tea, Pu-erh, white tea, etc.) provides modest weight-loss benefits, but these benefits are often overstated or exaggerated. I have a page explaining this:

      http://ratetea.net/topic/tea-and-weight-loss/23/

      If you are going to drink tea, PLEASE buy from a reputable tea company. DO NOT buy from a company selling tea as a weight-loss product. These companies usually sell low-quality tea that isn't very fresh. My tea site only lists legit tea companies, not weight loss scam companies, so you're safe browsing the listings there: http://ratetea.net - Buy from a company that focuses on flavor and freshness, and that clearly identifies what variety of tea they are selling, and where it comes from.

      ---

      In terms of the liver. You don't need to drink anything additional in order to detox. Your liver and kidneys and other systems will naturally clear things from your body and heal over time. The key is to stay stressed.

      Now, in terms of protecting your liver, if you know you are continuously being exposed to toxins, that's a different question. As an example, ibuprofen and a number of other painkillers can damage your liver if you take a lot of it. There are herbal teas that you can drink that will protect your liver from this sort of damage, and from other sorts of damage as well. What tea to drink really depends on what you are looking for and what is going on in your body. If you really want to get into this you could consult a trained herbalist, but I can give you a few ideas:

      One herb that has been shown to provide some protection to the liver is Tulsi, or Holy Basil:

      http://ratetea.net/style/tulsi/133/

      Tulsi has many effects on the body, mostly positive. It reduces stress and anxiety, and shows some evidence that it can treat depression too. It is relaxing. It also lowers blood sugar, and can be used to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes. It also functions as an anticoagulant / blood thinner. It's safe for most (not all) people to drink regularly, basically if you're not already on blood thinners, or getting ready for surgery, it's safe to drink.

      Also, a general rule though? In terms of keeping your body in balance, it's better to eat and drink a lot of different things instead of loading up on any one thing. Your liver becomes stressed if it has too much of any one chemical. So if you're going to drink teas or herbal teas, I'd try mixing it up. My site also lists a lot of different types of herbal teas if you want to learn more: http://ratetea.net/style/herbal-tea/6/

      Good luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    How much weight can i lose on a detox?
    Im planning to start the wildrose d-tox system , the program is only 12 days .
    in the program you are not allowed to eat any sugars , flours , or anything with refined sugars.
    most of the food that you eat on this program are proteins and fruits/vegetables
    you can only drink water and teas (green , herbal teas )
    this program is supose to cleanse the colon , intestins ,and liver .

    how much weight should i be able to lose ?

    • ANSWER:
      i'd say at least 5 pounds. with exercise 6 or 7. it also depends on you rmetabolism and your weight and everything but i'd say no less than 4 and no more than 9. xx

  30. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the lemon juice detox and be successful?
    I recently stumbled upon the lemon juice detox diet on the livestrong website. I am currently doing a cleanse and after I am done with the pills for this one, I want to try out the lemon juice detox. I know its just a quick fix, but It will jump start my diet as I have 30lbs to lose (or more)!

    • ANSWER:
      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.

  31. QUESTION:
    how to cleanse your liver without pills?
    I want to try a nice liver cleanse, but I'd really like to avoid taking any pills... is there something else I can do? A one-week diet where I eat--this will sound stupid--liver-cleansing foods? :D I'm willing to do anything that doesn't include taking more pills or anything artificial.
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Heather -
      We "cleanse" 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, raw nuts, vegetables,lean meats, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Lots of water ,green tea (antioxidant), and diluted fruit juices.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda. Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body. Some cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Spend your money in the produce department and your body will cleanse itself..
      Good luck.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. QUESTION:
    How To Get Rid Of Pimples? I Am in my teens, will i grow out of them soon?
    How To Get Rid Of Pimples?
    I have got acne on my back, and some acne on my forehead. i was wondering if therewas any home rremadesthat you use that could help, i have bought many acne products from stores but they never seem to do anything and my mum is now sick of buying them for me, so is there anything that i could find at home that would help at all, i have heard of toothpaste and tea tree oil but is there anything else? thankss :)

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

  36. QUESTION:
    I am going to do a detox diet but I have urine and blood work for a study. Will they show up on the test?
    Here is everything I am taking: Milk Thistle, CLA, Multi-Vitamin, Herbal Regularity Laxatives, Omega 3 Fish Oils, Green Tea Extract with Hoodia, and a Cleansing Fiber Blend. Couldn't I technically just be eating foods with these amounts? My medical study says I can't take herbal supplements but I don't know if they would test if I am taking them. Would it disturb any of my blood levels? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox diets Dehydrate the individual and the 'cleansing fibre blends' can be corrosive on the gut wall. And You have mentioned Two lots of fibre/regularity components in your 'diet'.

      Detox diets are also not necessary if you have a functioning liver, kidneys and immune system. Which I am sure you do !

      Eat healthy ALL the time and try to get your Omega 3s from food sources.

      Detox diets can upset your Blood Sugar Levels, cause Muscle Breakdown and your Urea and Electrolytes will definitely get out of whack !

  37. 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

  38. QUESTION:
    What are your top 10 favourite home remedies for congested sinuses? Yes, 10, no cheating! ; ^ )?
    I know this isn't a sinus infection or flu (I've had BOTH this year and this is different). I'm pretty sure it's hayfever/pollen as it's just coming into spring here in Aus. I've got some over the counter medications and I'm downing Green Tea and spicy chili basil chicken. What are YOUR ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      1) Look at giving up dairy permanently.
      2) Ginger tea
      3) Look at using a neti pot--that is snorting warmed salted water. Works GREAT. Low tech. Low cost. Easy and good fer ya.
      4) Hot yourself up and put lots of chilis and cayenne in your body.
      5) If you decide you are having congested sinuses caused by allergies, look at Bioallers products. They've helped me alot.
      6) Put lots of fresh lemon and lime juice in your drinking water and diet. This really helps me!
      7) Look at purchasing some feverfew capsules or tincture. This is a classic simple for hayfever/allergy symptoms, and is not terribly expensive.
      8) Buy homeopathic Sabadilla or Solidago or Pulsatilla. Read some books about the homeopathic treatment of disease for the layperson such as Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicine by Dana Ullman or (my preference) Homeopathic Medicine At Home by Maesimund Panos and Jane Heimlich. This should get you started. Homeopathic medicine is great, b/c it's inexpensive, highly effective, non-toxic and if you choose the wrong remedy for your symptom profile, it simply will not work, it won't hurt you.
      9) Put tons of greens and fresh veggies in your diet and massively cut down on the red meats, eggs and full fat (sometimes even ALL) dairy. Allergies are made much worse by eating lots of these foods.
      10) Go on a liver/gallbladder and colon cleanse using French clay and tonifying liver herbs. E-mail me if you want more info about this. In TCM, (Traditional Chinese Medicine), there is a huge relationship between the health of your colon and the health of your respiratory system.

  39. QUESTION:
    Abnormal white cells and enlarged Liver, what does it mean?
    My friend has been sent to a blood specialist to try and find out what this is and they are referring him for a CT Scan because of the liver. Any idea's how serious this could be please?
    The hematologist did mention Cancer too.
    Well actually she said *maybe* it could be a form of cancer but I forget the terms exactly!

    • ANSWER:
      Usually, when there is an enlargement of the liver, it is because of inflammation.
      There are a number of things that can cause
      this: alcohol consumption, medication toxification, chemical exposure, fatty liver,
      hereditary disease, autoimmune disease,
      viral or bacterial hepatitis like Hep A,B,C..
      biliary duct obstruction or malformation,
      mushroom poisoning, etc. Inflammation
      is caused because the white cells of our
      body is responding to harm done to the organ or a foreign organism entering the
      body. Inflammation can be treated and
      if the cause can be stopped like not taking
      alcohol, only taking medication prescribed by the doctor and no others, staying away
      from chemical such as carbon tetrachloride
      and even losing weight if they have a fatty
      liver ....then the liver cells can heal and the
      inflammation will go away. However,
      some causes like those in the above list
      cannot be helps like hereditary, etc. The doctor will still try to treat the inflammation in hopes of slowing down any damage that
      may have been done and stopping any
      further damage, if possible. But, if
      the inflammation continues, it can lead to
      the death of the liver cells and then this
      disease will progress until all the cells may
      die. Here is a link on Cirrhosis of the Liver...http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cirrhosis/article_em.htm
      Some people do develop cancer in the
      liver, but they are usually shown to be
      tumors in the liver and it can turn to cirrhosis.

      This is what I suggest the patient to do now
      until the testing is done to be certain of the
      cause and the treatment needed:
      (1) Do not take any medication other than
      what your doctor prescribes. All medications go through the liver first to be
      broken down before going to the rest of the
      body. Tell the doctor all medications you
      are on...this includes over the counter,
      herbs, herbal teas, vitamins, minerals,
      muscle building meds and any drugs
      that other doctors have prescribed for you.
      (Do not stop any medication prescribed
      unless your doctor authorizes it).
      (2) Try to stay clear of other people who
      are sick, have been sick, or been around
      others who are sick. Right now, you don't
      want to become ill with colds, flu, etc....
      if will make you take even more drugs and
      also weaken your body from healing. It
      is best to use hand sanitizer like purell or
      germ x when you cannot wash your hands.
      Especially when you touch things others have touch like shopping cart handles, phones, money, door knobs, etc.

      Each liver problem is treated differently
      according to what they find is wrong.
      People who are known to have a problem
      with the liver has to be very careful in what
      they decide to do: don't fall for liver
      cleanses, herbal remedies, etc for a quick
      cure. These are for people who are
      healthy, not someone already with a problem.

      I hope this information has helped you and
      will help your friend. I also hope it turns
      out to be something that can easily be
      healed.

  40. 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.

  41. QUESTION:
    What kind of food or drink has diuretic properties?
    Every summer I have the tendency to retain water because of the heat. Right now, I am retaining water. If there are foods or supplements out there to help me that would be great. I can go to my doctor to get a water pill but I want to try the non-medicine way first. Thx.

    • ANSWER:
      The following foods and herbs are know to have diuretic properties:

      Celery seed (and plant)
      Parsley
      Dandelion
      Juniper berries
      Asparagus
      Artichoke
      Melon
      Watercress
      Other foods (common in the Western diet) also have a diuretic effect:

      Coffee
      Tea
      Coke
      Excessive animal-based protein

      Diuretic Diet Plans
      A diuretic diet plan can help to alleviate symptoms of PMS - such as bloating and headaches.

      Aim to eat small amounts of starchy carbohydrates (such as breads, rice, etc).
      Avoid salt and salty food products.
      Drink plenty of water and herbal teas.
      See herbs above.
      Avoid sugary foods.
      Eat fruit and vegetables.

      Natural diuretic
      More and more people are resorting to natural foods and herbs that exhibit diuretic properties instead of diuretic pills. Moderation is the watchword even in the case of natural diuretics. Natural diuretics can aid in removal of excess fluids from the body and aid in treating of sciatica, kidney stone, lymphatic swelling, PMS, gonorrhea, liver disorders and high blood pressure.

      Green tea is a natural diuretic food that has been in use for centuries in China.
      Consumption of cranberry juice can aid in removal of excess fluid retention.
      Apple cider vinegar exhibits natural diuretic properties and in addition maintains the potassium levels. It can be added to the salad dressing.
      Dandelion is often used as a natural diuretic.
      Nettle has natural diuretic properties that facilitate good cleansing.
      Dandelion leaf tea aids in detoxification and has a beneficial effect on those suffering from cystitis and urinary tract infections.
      Fennel has carminative and diuretic properties and is frequently used in seasoning food.

      Diuretic food
      Natural foods with high water content such as watermelons and cucumbers help increase urination and better flushing out of toxins. Cucumbers are rich in sulfur and silicon that stimulate the kidneys into better removal of uric acid. Watercress and artichokes are also natural diuretic foods.

      Asparagus contains asparigine - a chemical alkaloid that boosts kidney performance, thereby improving waste removal from the body.

      Brussel Spouts help in stimulating the kidneys and pancreas. This helps in better cleansing of cells.

      Beets are natural diuretic foods that attack floating body fats and fatty deposits.

      Oats contain silica - a natural diuretic.

      Cabbage is known to aid breakage of fatty deposits, especially around the abdominal region.

      Carrots are a rich source of carotene that speeds the metabolic rate of the body and hastens removal of fat deposits and waste.

      Lettuce aids better metabolism and flushing of toxins.

      Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C that aid the metabolism and release of water from the kidney to flush out waste.

      Other than the other excellent properties that Garlic possesses, it is a natural diuretic food that aids breakage of fat. Horseradish, raw onions and radish speed up your metabolism.

      Good luck xx

  42. QUESTION:
    Master Cleanse: I read you can have peppermint tea during it?
    What kind? I am not a tea drinker but have a feeling I will be grateful to have ANYTHING in addition to the lemonade. Is there a specific brand I should get?

    • 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. 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 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.
      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.
      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.

  43. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any good herbal remedies for hirstuism?
    I have polycystic ovarian syndrome which unfortunately causes excess facial hair growth. I am disgusted and frustrated with this problem. I've tried the pill(side effects didn't agree with me) and I can't affort the pricey hair removal treatments. Can anyone out there offer me any advice for this problem? I wonder if anyone has tried any supplements or herbal remedies that have worked?

    • ANSWER:
      Hirsutism is caused by excess of androgens in the body of the woman. It can be caused by exposure to androgens in diet and environment. It can also be caused by excess stress which really affects the whole body not just your mind. It can also be caused by hypothyroidism which causes a host of other problems in the body. It can be accompanied by tumors or not.

      Hirsutism can cause social anxiety and mental distress because of how women, women's body and "beauty" are viewed in society.

      I have had hirsutism for the last 5-6 years. I am 31 at the moment so it's definitely not a menapause or age related thing. At first it was minimal, and so I attributed it genetics. but about a couple of years ago, my hair started growing so profusely and rapidly that it scared the crap out of me. I did some research and took some herbs that literally slowed down and sometimes even stopped the growth. I also discovered that I had hypothyroidism which is part of the cause of the hirsutism. Also, intense mental stress, which had a lot to with my social and family environment and with traumatic experiences of childhood, caused my body to react the way it did.

      I still take the herbs because it takes time for the herbs to effect the system and heal it. I believe that the right medication, lifestyle, diet, environment, mindset, can all help to heal the disease.

      I use Saw Palmetto quite a bit. A tea or decoction of the following herbs is quite helpful.

      Vitex Chaste Berry
      Saw Palmetto
      Black Cohosh
      Fenugreek
      Goat's Rue
      Stinging Nettle
      Pygeum Africans
      Schizandra Berry

      I also take other herbs that all affect the sexual hormones of the female body. For example, the following herbs really help with my painful menstrual cycle and general overall hormonal health... which in turn helps the issues of hirsutism amd hypothyroidism.

      Dong Quai
      Schizandra Berry
      Shilajit
      Shatavari etc.

      I take things that help with hypothyroidism which can be a cause of hirsutism.

      Seaweed especially Bladderwack
      helps a lot.

      I also take things that help to de-stress the system.

      Kava-kava
      Gotu Kola
      Chamomile
      Lavender
      St. John's Wort
      Valerian
      Flax seeds
      almonds or almond oil etc.

      Raw foods help a lot. I absolutely do not use non-organic dairy. I am even picky with the organic dairy that I buy for not all organic companies allow a healthy diet and lifestyle for the cows. I would recommend, if you can do it, getting off dairy completely for a while. It helps slow down the hair growth. Only do organic foods and cut out sugar. If you want to do sugar than I have found maple syrup, honey, agave to be better substitutes. I also found Rapunzel Rapadura to be an excellent and more nutritious substitute for regular sugar.

      Don't forget exercise especially Yoga helps a lot. And so does meditation. Creating a soothing sacred environment in you home and work place if possible really helps to heal the mind and body. We are really unaware of how our environment and the people we are around affects our bodies and minds.

      I would also recommend staying away from regular cleansers, bleaches, detergents and switching to more natural products that don't hurt the body. We may not realize it but they do end up in our system and affect the organs of hormone secretions. Minimizing use of plastic, styrofoam and other such volatile materials that break down easily and get into our food, water and body directly affect our hormonal health. I no longer use plastic bottles or eat in or with plastic materials. I no longer use the microwave to heat food. I filter my water with a reverse osmosis filter which is very important.

      By the way, a lot of the hormones injected into the cows get defecated and urinated out of the their system and end up in our water supply. It takes months for them to break down and they don't get filtered out before they come through our tap.

      Also, doing liver, kidney and colon cleanses helps quite a bit. Liver health and balance is really important for metabolizing all the hormones and what not in our system.

      These are some ways that have helped and are still helping me to heal from hypothyroidism and hirsutism. It takes time but it works.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are the best shampoos for hair loss?
    Am looking for a lagit one since am balding and would like to stop it. Or is it best to see a dermatologist? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Find the 'cause' before you find 'solution'. Eliminate them, and your hair will improve.

      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, 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

  45. QUESTION:
    I want to make some dandilion tea to help cleanse my liver.Can I pick local dandilions for this?
    I live in Northern California. Are there local Dandilions for this. like from my lawn,and what parts do I need? Winner gives me the best information, and assistance!

    • ANSWER:
      Use the petals and leaves, dried, and infused in hot water. The ones from your yard would probably be safe, but you may want to make sure they're organic, or grow some organic ones in a flower bed away from other sources of pollution, so you're not drinking pesticides and other chemicals along with your tea.

  46. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dark circles under the eyes?
    I have always had dark circles under my eyes, but I have always just covered them up. I have noticed lately that they are getting worse. They are dark purple/reddish. I get 8-9 hours of sleep, and I take a multi vitamin every day. Is there a vitamin deficiency that could be causing this? I want to get rid of them from the inside.

    • ANSWER:
      Other factors causing dark under-eye circles include:

      Drinking an excess of beverages that contain caffeine.
      Smoking
      Allergies
      Thyroid problems
      A lack of iron in your body during menstruation. This often contributes to dark circles, which is why some women have a tendency to develop dark circles during their period.
      Remedies

      First of all, try and figure out the reason you have developed dark circles. Have you always had them? Are they a recent occurrence? Does your mother have dark circles under the eyes as well? Once you can pinpoint the cause for dark circles, it would be much easier for you to get rid of them.

      1. Are you allergic to something? If yes, work on avoiding the allergens.

      2. Apply Vitamin E to the area under your eye. You could open up a Vitamin E capsule, and apply a little oil. Swallow the rest of the oil. This not only helps you get rid of dark circles, but also reduces puffiness around the eyes. In addition, regular application of Vitamin E delays the onset of wrinkles.

      3. Apply creams that contain Vitamin C.

      4. Inverted asana postures work wonders for dark circles. Try doing the sarvangasana everyday. Often dark circles and under-eye puffiness is caused due to sinusitis. Jal Neti is extremely beneficial in such cases, as it internally cleanses your entire facial region, rejuvenating it. Do the Jal Neti at least five times a week to clean out your entire nasal passage.

      5. Swallow a capsule of cod liver oil everyday. It strengthens eyes.

      6. Take a teaspoon of tomato juice, a few drops of lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder and a little flour, enough to make a paste. Apply this paste to the under-eye area, and wash off after fifteen minutes.

      7. Drink at least ten glasses of water everyday. There is no stressing this enough. If you do not drink at least eight glasses of water everyday, you are not providing your body with as much water as it requires for flushing out toxins. Do not wait until you are thirsty before drinking up. By the time your body cries ‘I’m thirsty!’, you are already severely dehydrated.

      8. Avoid stepping out in the sun, especially between noon to four, when the sun is at its strongest. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes, and the delicate skin around it, from the harmful effects of UV radiation.

      9. Apply a cold, used tea bag to your eyes. You could also applied used, cold, herbal tea leaves to your eyes, to sooth them.

      10. Apply a concealer to the area under your eyes, to hide dark circles. Use a colour that is every so slightly lighter than the shade of your skin. Apply the concealer gently; do not stretch or pull the skin from this delicate area.

      11. Lie down, close your eyes and apply cucumber or potato slices to your lids. Leave on for ten minutes and remove. Wash the area with cold water. This soothes tired eyes instantly, and helps boost blood circulation in the under-eye area.

      12. Try out dark circle remover creams available in the market. Make sure they are of a recognized brand before applying them to your face.

  47. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies that will prevent yeast infections?
    I get them all the time and don't like taking the diflucan pill from the doctor. I think taking drugs like that all the time is eventually going to have some bad side effects. I've heard yogurt is good for fighting yeast. Anyone know about anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      If they keep recurring, there is a reason for it. It could very well be from taking the antibiotics, from an overgrowth of yeast (candidiasis) or even a yeast allergy.

      A good way to treat it naturally is through your diet. You will need to cut out:
      - all refined and added sugars
      - preservatives and fillers
      - dairy (although plain/organic/greek style yogurt can help control some of the yeast, it is only minimally effective and the sugars and lactose will only aggravate it further - rendering it rather useless)
      - high sugar and dried fruits (no bananas, grapes, mangos, melons, etc. stick to apples, pears, peaches, citrus fruits, berries)
      - gluten
      - grains (gluten-free grains are okay in moderation after about a month. they are generally very high in carbs though, so be careful not to eat too much)
      - carbs in general (carbs are metabolized into sugar, which feeds the yeast causing it to grow and continue to spread the infection)
      - starchy foods and root vegetables (carb issue again)
      - peanuts and other mold-containing products
      - fermented foods (yeast is formed during the fermentation process. avoid all vinegars EXCEPT for apple cider vinegar which can help fight the yeast infection)
      - caffeine
      - condiments

      So basically, stick to eating the following:
      - meat, poultry, fish
      - eggs
      - nuts other than peanuts
      - non-starchy vegetables
      - low-sugar fruits
      - beans and legumes (in moderation! again with the carbs)
      - apple cider vinegar, olive oil and other healthy oils
      - lots of water and herbal tea (green tea is great)

      I know it sounds difficult and boring, but it will really help. Do this for AT LEAST 1 month before slowly easing into non-glutenous grains like quinoa and root vegetables, yogurt, etc. If you can, do it longer. It will help to cleanse your body of the yeast. When you first start, your symptoms get worse for the first couple of weeks. You will find you are craving carbs and sugar like crazy! This is because the yeast is being killed off and is basically 'starving' for food to keep itself alive. It causes your body to crave these things. It also releases toxins into your body once it is killed off, so you will need to wait for your body to clear it out to truly feel better. Do not give into temptation though, as it can really set you back in the healing process. This should take at least 3 weeks, though some people follow this for much longer (1 year or more).

      Some additional things you can do to help it:
      - consume LOTS of fibre (through vegetables, and supplements - the best is course ground original texture metamucil. This will help clear the yeast from your system.)
      - eat at least 2 cloves worth of garlic each day (or take an allicin-rich garlic supplement)
      - add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar to an 8oz. glass of water 1-2x daily
      - in the morning 30mins before eating anything, stir together a drink combination of: 6oz. water, 1 tsp psyllium powder, 2 tsp colloydial oil; 1 tbsp benzonite clay. These are natural anti-fungals combined with fibre)
      - probiotic supplements
      - peppermint oil capsules combined with oregano oil
      - insert a tampon soaked in 2 cups water + 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
      - drink LOTS of water and herbal tea
      (not all of these combined are necessary but even trying a few will certainly help)

      I know you're probably thinking this all sounds really hokey. I did too the first time I heard it. I just want to tell you though that I have suffered from skin problems, digestive programs, inability to lose weight, undue fatigue, kidney infections, compromised liver function, depression and anxiety, yeast infections, ovarian cysts, and many other issues for the last several years. Some of those problems - my entire life. Then I discovered I had extreme yeast overgrowth and an allergy to yeast. Since trying this - I can't even describe the difference it has made in my life. I started losing weight (I was already eating healthy, whole foods, with strict calorie intake), my skin conditions have improved, my hair and nails are so much better, I haven't had a single kidney infection in the last year (was having them constantly - once or twice a month!), my digestive problems have nearly disappeared, my liver function is now normal, i haven't had a single yeast infection, only one ovarian cyst in the last year when before I always had multiple every few months, and an unbelievable increase in energy and overall happiness! So maybe some people think it's hokey - but really, what have you got to lose? It worked unbelievably well for me, and I am now finally discovering what it is like to be in good health. I have never felt this good in my entire life.

      Anyways, I'll stop with my rant... good luck!!! I hope you feel better soon!!!!

  48. QUESTION:
    How can I stop cold sores from developing?
    I had a cold last week so typically this morning I woke up with a cold sore :(
    Anyway whenever I get one, another always seems to follow a few days later, so how can I stop any more in their tracks before they arrive?

    • ANSWER:
      HI Marbles

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue. Also, for long term health be sure to do a colon and liver cleanse.

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: Geranium, lemon, chamomile, tea tree, and/or lavender essential oils applied topically can help speed the healing process.

      Diet: Eat a whole foods diet. Eat lots of fresh green salads, raw and steamed vegetables, cultured, fermented products such as yogurt and sauerkraut. Refrain from dairy products, sugar, white flour and other processed foods. Avoid citrus fruits, including pineapple. Buy organic whenever possible and please eat only organic animal protein.

      Drink at least 1/2 your weight in ounces of pure water daily with either stabilized liquid oxygen added or water dispensed from an oxygen water cooler.

      Flower Essences: The most useful flower essences for dealing with the accompanying emotional/mental stress of cold sores are Rescue Remedy®, Rescue Remedy Cream®, and Crab Apple.

      Herbs: Herbs that boost resistance to cold sores by strengthening the immune response include the tinctures of Echinacea, Siberian ginseng, nettle, and goldenseal. Combine in equal parts and take 1/2 teaspoonful of this mixture three times a day. You can also externally apply diluted tincture of myrrh or calendula. Licorice root tincture applied topically has been shown to inactivate herpes simplex particles and inhibit the growth of the virus.

      Topical Treatment: Apply vitamin E ointment or saturate gauze with vitamin E oil and apply for 15 minutes over the area of outbreak.

      BHT, a natural food preservative, added to an alcohol solution is another effective topical solution.

      Caution: The drug acyclovir is typically prescribed (both orally and topically) to treat cold sores. However, it may cause an increase in symptoms when it is discontinued. In addition, antiviral drugs can be hard on the body and especially the liver, making natural, alternative treatment approaches more advisable.

      Cause
      Herpes simplex virus is the cause of herpes. HSV causes cold sores on the lips and in the mouth and genital herpes in, on or around the genital area. Although once you contract the herpes virus you have it for life, you can stop outbreaks. They can be controlled and in some cases eliminated.

      Nearly all people experience cold sores at least one time during their lives. After the first attack, the virus remains dormant in nerve cells, and can be reactivated later by stress, colds, hot weather, anxiety, nutrient deficiencies, or other illnesses, especially ones with accompanying fever. Prolonged cold sore outbreaks may occur in people suffering from compromised immune function or in healthy people who are under high levels of stress.

      Herpes zoster, Coxsackie virus, low thyroid, and health problems that suppress immune function can all contribute to cold sore outbreaks, and must be addressed before long-term relief can be achieved.

      Best of health to you

  49. 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

  50. QUESTION:
    what treatments are there for a sports hernia?
    i was told i have a sports hernia and i looked it up and the only treatment i can find for it is surgery =[ i have a doctors appt on the 16th and i'm sure i'll find out all the info about it then.. but thats a long time away. does anyone know any home remedies? or if you've had this can you tell me your experience with it?

    • ANSWER:
      EDITED TO ADD MORE REREAD IF YOU READ ALREADY

      these might be of help to you but I do not know if this is the kind of hernia you have. There are two suggestions

      suggestion one if this is what you have..it says people have avoided surgery

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Hernia.html

      good, organic versions of his formulas he recommends can be found here. It is the only place I know that sells them in the organic forms he used when he was in practice (get a tincture)

      http://marketplaceadvisor.channeladvisor.com/StoreFrontProfiles/default.aspx?sfid=199353

      or you can make the tea he recommends using bulk herbs Type the herb you want and the words bulk herb or look at a local health food store that sells bulk herbs. I would just get an ounce or two of each so find a site selling bulk herbs that sells by the ounce. for best results, use organic or wild crafted herbs as these are several times more potent than conventional herbs

      suggestion two if this is the kind you have

      for Hiatal hernia: use the Nerve Formula; 5 Day Cleanse and Detox Program; Lobelia Tincture.

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/handbook/f-g-h.asp

      it describes the formulas here and they can be purchased at herbdoc.com the five day cleanse is described at the first link

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/herbal_5day_kidney_cleanse.asp 5 day kidney cleanse

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/herbal_5day_liver_cleanse.asp 5 day liver cleanse

      he also has a bowel cleanse He does not say which one to do


liver cleansing tea