Colon Cleansing Clinic

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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

  2. 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:
      Colon cleansing is well worth it. I was skeptical when I first tried it, but trust me, you will feel so much better. Doctors tend to frown on this kind of thing because it has more to do with natural medicine. There are natural clinics you can go to to have it done (colonic), or you can find pills at a natural health store. Here is some info.

      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/coloncleanse/a/colonic.htm

  3. 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!

  4. QUESTION:
    What happens if while on a colon cleanse you become pregnant?
    My husband and I started a colon cleanse 3 weeks ago. Everything is working as planned except Im concerned I might be pregnant.Being pregnant is not a problem except the medicine we are taking states that you shouldnt use it if you are pregnant or nursing. I have done some research on why or what will happen or could happen and havent been able to find an answer. So does anyone know what happens if I become pregnant while on a colon cleanse. Just in case Im taking Colonix by Dr Natura.

    • ANSWER:
      Any time you are taking medication that states it can be harmful if pregnant or nursing, is because it can cause a deformaty in your child or delay the process of growth. The best thing to do is to go to a ob/gyn or a free clinic based in a hospital in your area, and for your own saftey they can find out if your pregnant with blood work. He should also give you a recommendation on what medications are available for your pregnancy if infact there is one. But your first step would be to stop until you go to the ob/gyn. There you can get all of the help you need. Hope i helped.

  5. QUESTION:
    How old do you have to be to do a Colon Cleanse?
    Im 14 and was wondering if there were dangers or age limits for someone my age to do a colon cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Cherry, if you were to go have your colon cleanse done at a clinic then you would need parental permission so long as you are under 18 (in most states) ordering a home colon cleanse is a different story tho I would still recommend you counsel with your family's physician to make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in the particular cleanse you will use.
      What I always tell my patients is "prevention is better than intervention" at 14 years old you should not need a colon cleanse & now is the time when you need to form healthy habits witch will keep your digestive system working perfectly. make sure you eat lots of natural high fiber foods, cut back on fast food and processed food. increase your intake of fruits and vegetables to balance out dairy & red meats. and don't forget exercise. these 2 pillars are the foundation for a healthy digestive system & if you stick with these you will never need a colon cleanse

  6. 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. : )

  7. QUESTION:
    where can I find a colon cleansing clinic in Birmingham Alabama?
    I have heard that colon cleansing can help improve my health and wellbeing

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it will definitely help. You should cleans your self of toxin build up about twice a year. here is a great website to check out. this is product that you use yourself. Be sure to read all the info.

      http://www.drnatura.com/?ovchn=GGL&ovcpn=Google&ovcrn=colonix&ovtac=PPC

  8. QUESTION:
    How do i do a colon cleanse?
    Okay so I tried eating more fiber i have made bean soup for shits sake but i just cant go not im full of crap and i have gained three pounds. How should I go about doing a colon cleanse? Laxative fiber capsule??? What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      You can buy a home enema from the pharmacy or drugstore. It's not like the bad old days. It's just like a little tube smaller than a small tube of toothpaste, and you just insert the nozzle and squirt the stuff into your rectum. It will produce results very quickly.

      A colon cleanse is usually done by what they call colonic irrigation, you go to a special clinic and they give you enemas, usually of lukewarm soapy water.

      Or you can take a stronger laxative such as coloxyl.

  9. QUESTION:
    Can I get home made colon cleansing recipe?
    What are the effective methods to prepare colon cleanse recipe at home?

    • ANSWER:
      Many people opt for colon cleanse products at home as they cant afford to think purchasing from clinic or medical store taking advice of a stranger. There are some methods to prepare colon cleanse recipe at home which can prove to be beneficial for you. But proper investigation needs to be made while preparing for colon cleanse recipe as ingredients need to be pure. Cleansing your colon need to be effective way to increase the strength in the body as it helps in improving the digestive system. Lemon cleanses, green papaye tropical cleanse prepared from papaya fruit, and drinking fresh water known to be the natural colon cleanse. Avoid juice and take proper rest after opting for liquid fasting other than water

      There are three effective measures which can help you in getting home made colon cleanse recipe

      •Enemas known to be one of the best home made colon cleanse which can help in removing parasites, blockages and pay a vital role in drying feces from colon. Enemas which is known to be one of the best home made colon cleanse recipe is prepared using water and coffee.

      •Laxatives known to be one of the best home made colon cleanse recipe, but it can prove to be more dangerous if comes to use according to manufactures specifications. Natural laxatives need to be used which can help in colon cleansing in an effective manner.

      •Diet plays a vital role in cleansing of colon in an effective manner. There are many home made colon cleanse recipe which can be the best diet for the people who looking for effective colon cleanse. Diet for colon cleanse is divided in two parts which are liquid diet, food diet and combination of both. Human body need not to be deprived from essential nutrients while opting for colon cleanse which are required by the individual on regular basis. People need to use it carefully if they are allergic to ingredients involved in colon cleanse product.

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

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

    Can anyone help, please?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Always seek the evidence, ignore anecdotes.

  11. QUESTION:
    Where can I get an Enema in Toronto?
    I've never had one before but would like to have one done for a colon cleanse. I don't want to buy the ones that I can do at home by myself. Can I ask the doctoer for one at the walk in clinic?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you talking about an enema, or a colonic?
      You would have to go to a doctor for a colonic, where it would actually clean out your system pretty thoroughly. There are thought to be health benefits to this, but not proven.
      An enema will just make you GO.. usually, this is if you are having trouble going already.

  12. QUESTION:
    My mom sometimes gets these harsh pains in her stomach where it bloats up really bad that she looks pregnant?
    She's went to the doctors and urgent care plenty of times but they have no answers for her, they just give her drugs for the pain. She went to a colon cleansing clinic and they told her she could possibly have fungus, pesticides or even maggots in her stomach. Does anyone know about this and how she can free herself from it? Please help!!!

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of any in patient weight loss clinics in New Jersey or the surrounding area?
    I am looking for an inpatient weight loss clinic in New Jersey or the surrounding states( New York, Pennslvanyia, Delaware). Anyone got any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have problems with weight do what I did - try colon cleanse. If you wish to lose weight its qualities help lots - however those same qualities additionally help those who are trying to bulk up. Magic! There is a free trial on at the moment at http://nupels.fatburnstore.info , why not try it, what's the worst that could happen?

  14. QUESTION:
    Is colon hydrotherapy safe? If it is, why can't I find any major hospitals that puts it on the service list?
    I'm thinking about getting a colon hydrotherapy. But I can't find any major hospital (private or public) that has colon hydrotherapy in its list of service. I can only find the practice of colon hydrotherapy on small clinics that don't look convincing for me.
    I just agree with the idea of cleansing your colon every few months, just as I visit my dentist every 5-6 months.

    • ANSWER:
      Colonic Hydrotherapy, Colonic Irrigation, whatever fancy name you want to give it....its an enema. Hospitals give enemas occasionally for the relief of constipation. That is it.

      Colonic Hydrotherapy as proposed by various alternative practitioners claims to "detoxify" the body from all sorts of unspecified toxins and other nasties, and boost your immune system bla bla bla. There is no evidence for this, and the practise is without any scientific merit. that is why you won't find it available as a "service" at a legitimate hospital, but only at spas, private "holistic health" clinics, naturopaths etc.

      You may "agree with the idea" but there is no reason to clean out your colon. Your body does a really good job of that on its own.

      It is also a potentially dangerous practice. It can deplete the body of electrolytes like sodium and potassium. It can remove beneficial bacteria as effectively as overuse of antibiotics (ironic, huh?) and there is a small but serious risk of bowel perforation and peritonitis.

  15. QUESTION:
    Why was Obama so embarassed at the colon cleansing clinic?
    They couldn't figure out which hole to put the hose in...

    • ANSWER:
      This guy speaks from his colon. They should have put the damn thing in his mouth. Obama has a birth defect. His mouth is actually his ass!

  16. QUESTION:
    Colon cleanse instructions? And ways to remove toxins?
    I am wanting to do a natural (no bought product) colon cleanse. What do I need to do? ie, ingredients, how long, etc.

    Also, ways to remove toxins? Various tips are appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      You could go and have colonic irrigation at a natural health care clinic,
      Or health shops do sell good safe colon cleanse products.
      Fresh juiced vegetable/fruit fast for just 1 or 2 days will help remove toxins,Lots of advice given about drinking at least 8 glasses of water
      every day- Naturapathic doctors say different also Macrobiotic practitioners do not encourage drinking large amounts of water!
      Better to drink half a glass of water every hour,this keeps you hydrated,
      doesn't leech vital nutrients from your system and is less strain on the kidneys.
      Jean H.

  17. QUESTION:
    Where do health and wellness practitioners work?
    Where do health and wellness practitioners work? In clinics? Do they just speak to people? Do they have clients that they teach to be more healthy? I can't find a good website about what they exactly do!

    • ANSWER:
      They can work in any holistic health office. In the area I'm from (Los Angeles area) most will train for a specific specialty such as herbs, colon therapy, lymphatic drainage, etc. These specialties help one build a clientele since in this economy not many people want to pay to be talked to and when so much info can be easily found through books and such. Then many will rent office space - usually a room - in a larger office where there is already client traffic. This is the normal starting course as in this area there are a lot of people, a lot of practitioners, but not a lot of places that "hire" for that type of work.

      In my case, I started out as a Nutritional Counselor, then trained for massage therapy and then colon therapy. I started out as a receptionist in an office while I was studying and getting my training in these areas. I worked in an office for a couple years as a therapist doing colonics, lymphatic drainage and reflexology. Then I rented a room in an office and built my own clientele then eventually I had my own office where I mainly taught people about colon and body cleansing (which turned out to be my specialty). I sold that and now have an on-line business.

      Once you start training, you will find your area that you are most interested in - your area of expertise. I gave you a couple links that might tell you a little more about using this type of education. Good Luck.

  18. 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!!!

  19. QUESTION:
    When you do a colon cleanse does it hurt?
    "Some of the pictures I have seen about the things that come out of you are scarey. I want to do one but I'm scared now,I am afraid of what will come out.How long does it take for it to run it's course on you?"
    i dont want it to loose weight. my husbands says is healthy. i didnt know it help u to loose wieht. i just know i have to drink lots of water and eat healthy as i always do.

    • ANSWER:
      .Your colon is self-cleansing. There is no need to use colon cleansing products unless your doctor recommends it. They are a waste of money and a gimmick. Yes, you should eat healthy, plenty of fiber (that's what helps keep your colon healthy and cleaned out) and drink plenty of water. That's all you need to do.

      See the source link on mayo clinic article regarding colon cleansing...and do some further research if you want to get a good idea whether it's a healthy practice or not.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me a good colon cleansing system, that can be done at home?
    Has any one used Bowtrol of Duel Action Cleanser systems?

    • ANSWER:
      Whether it be in the form of juicing fasting, enemas or even colonic detox therapy at a clinic, it has all been valued in one way or another.

      The remarkable results that many have experienced shows how effective this really is to lose pounds of fat naturally in a very small amount of time with a good colon detox.

      I've been using detox therapies for years now and I finally found one product that happens to be online that will actually work really well. It's 100% natural and safe to use but it will also result in very quick results with weight loss and toxic waste excretion within days of using it.

  21. QUESTION:
    are there any colon cleanser i can buy off the self?
    not to be gross or anything but i probally poop once every two weeks if im lucky
    i been having this problem for about 5 years
    i really wanna do something about it. i dnt have medical so cant talk to the docter. i eat pretty healthy. work out. im 5'4 135 punds at the moment
    is colon cleanser the way to go?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Monique,

      It does seem like a good colon cleanser would be the right way to go here. You should be more "regular" and be going about 2 times a day.

      There are many additional problems that can be cured with a colon detox that you may experience such as back pains, fatigue, digestive troubles as you've mentioned and constipation.

      All of this can be linked to issues in the digestive system. If you are not “regular” then there is even more problems with blockage and toxic plaque being stuck in the walls of your colon.

      With the right colon cleanse you can lose 10 to 15 pounds of idle waste that has been trapped for years.

      Other Benefits Include:

      * Boost in your Energy Levels
      * Breakup and Removal of Harmful Toxins
      * Decrease Gas and Bloating
      * Lose Weight and Flatten Your Stomach
      * Look as well as Feel Much Better

      Whether it be in the form of juicing fasting, enemas or even colonic detox therapy at a clinic, it has all been stressed in one way or another to clean your colon.

      I have an excellent resource that explains what I am talking about in more detail.
      The link to this has been posted below if you're interested.

      Best of luck to you Monique!

  22. QUESTION:
    What effects does honey have if i pour a drop of it into my eyes everyday?
    I heard that it lightens your iris color, I heard that its essence cleans your eyes, makes them sparkly then again, I heard that it's very bad for your eyes because it contains bacteria so on and so on...
    Hey, I didn't ask for you to comment on my question. I want a legit answer or hush it. ;]

    • ANSWER:
      although I have heard of people using this, I personally would not use that.

      Instead I would use the eyewash formula by Dr Schulze and his teacher Dr Christopher.

      You an buy it at herbdoc.om on the products page or make it yourself easily.

      You will also nee distilled water and a glass eye cup.

      Here is the formula..for best results, use organic or wildcrafted herbs as they are 7-10 times higher in the phytochemcials that cure and prevent diseases. purchase them in the bulk herb section of local health food store or online by typing bulk organic herbs (and the herb you want) into the search engine

      Ingredients:

      One part each:

      1 part bayberry bark
      1 part eyebright herb
      1 part golden seal root
      1 part red raspberry leaves
      1/8 part cayenne

      directions and uses are found at both these sites. Schulze added one part of a few other herbs but his original one is exactly the one Dr Christopher used as above.

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Herbal_Eyebright.html

      http://curezone.com/schulze/handbook/eyebright.asp

      more on the eyes found by going through these links/sites

      http://www.herballegacy.com/search.php?zoom_query=eye+

      This formula has cured glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and fixed blindness.

      It works best in a comprehensive program as the one Christopher described with the intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 (sold at herbdoc.com) his was similar and called the lower bowel formula.

      Schulze used it in the clinic with his foundational program. He said to take the formula several times a day by mouth (60 drops is the dose for 150 lp person, 90 drops (3 dropperfuls) for a 225 lb person and 120 drops per dose (4 dropperfuls) for a 300 lb person and 30 drops for a 75 lb person etc.

      also use in the eyes about 6 times a day as directed (diluted with the eye exercises)

      He also recommended taking brain herbs like organic ginkgo tincture and organic rosemary tincture or his brain formula would work. Also use a slant board once a day and drink 3cups of fresh carrot juice (drink the juice within 15 minutes ..do not store).

      Also works better with the mucusless diet or a mainly raw, vegan, whole food diet. your eyes willsparkle and the gunk is pushed out improving vision and strengthening the eyes.

      The only thing you might notice is the eye may be glued shut upon waking..this is the gunk coming out of the eye and not infection..just rub a warm washcloth over eye before opening if it is glued shut.

      Do not let the cayenne scare you..I was a fraid to try this for years when I saw Schulze use hundreds of times more cayenne than the 1/4 part until I accidentally had habenero pepper juice on my hands from wahing out the seeds and rubbed both eyes.

      I was completely blinded for an hour and unable to open my eyes but when I finally could, my eyese looked better than in eyes..very shiney and clear.

      I figured if I could go through that, I could try the eyewash and did and it was nothing..stung a little for 2 minutes or so. Schuilze has recommended starting at 1/4 part cvayeen tand then goiung to 1/2 part cayeene then 3/4 part and then one part and more if desired.

      But I do not know of anything that lightens the iris. I heard George malchus (spelling)? who wrote the book hallejah diet speak and read his book last week and he had gone on a 100% raw vegan whole foods diet to reverse colon cancer and thern after a year when his cancer was cured (the same cancer had killed his mom), he went to a 85% raw vegan diet.

      He spoke of when on the standard american diet., his vision getting progressively worst and needing to get three more progressively stronger eye glasses. When on the raw strong diet (85%) he saw his glasses needed to be downsized to lessor strength as his eyes kept getting better.'

      Dr Schulze who cured the incurables said that every cell in our bodies is completely remade within two years..if a cell will not die, our body kills it. when we eat animal, bad or cooked foods, each time the new cells gets a little worst, but when we eat a mainly raw diet of plant foods, each time the cell renews it is a little better and this is why he now at age nearly 80, he recently passed his driver's test with no glasses and 20-20 vision. so diet has a lot to do with all degeneration.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is it true detoxification of body periodically, is necessary for good health?
    What is your method .
    Whenever i have tried for detoxification of body my skin glows ....Whenever i fast i feel light and the time i eat food even with little salt i feel lethargic .but the problem is one can not fast for ever and so detoxification is good option .

    • ANSWER:
      True .

      Practiced for centuries by many cultures around the world — including ayurvedic and Chinese medicine systems — detoxification is about resting, cleaning and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.

      "The body has its own natural healing system," says Peter Bennett, N.D., medical director of Helios Clinic in Victoria, B.C., and co-author with Stephen Barrie, N.D. and Sara Faye, of 7-Day Detox Miracle (Prima Health). "Detoxification enhances this system," he explains

      YES,Detox Your Body for a healthier you. When your body is full of toxins, it will start to display signs such as tired and aching body, fatigued mind and low energy level. Pay close attention to your body and when you notice these symptoms, it’s time for you to detox your body. To prevent massive toxins build up inside your body, you should detox your body with a detox diet preferably once a year. Detoxification is an approach for you to get in tune with your body after awhile and cleanse the internal systems to remove the toxin build up.
      What exactly is a body detox and most importantly, how can it help you? It is one of the latest trend right now and for a good reason. Many experts now believe that a lot of illnesses and diseases are brought on by our self. In another word, we are the cause of these illnesses because of the way we live our lives. From smoking to oily foods, these will sooner or later cause our body to break down because of the toxins we put into our body.

      Why Do I Need A Body Detox?

      Toxins that are not easily discarded by our body will build up and after some time will cause problem as our body is unable to get rid of it easily. The cleaning process done by our body requires a lot of effort and eliminating them requires a lot of energy. This energy draining process can weaken your immune system, making you more susceptible to allergies, colds and flu. Even though our body tries it’s best to rid it of these substances, it’s not exactly very efficient at eliminating hard substances such as heavy metals cadmium and lead. These will leave your body working double hard and eating away your energy level. This is the reason why you find yourself tired the whole day. It’s the side effect of the natural cleaning process done by your body. Fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, stomach pain, constipation, weight gain, insomnia, etc are some of the problems that we will face when our body fails to get rid of these toxins. This is where body detox comes in; you need to assist your body in the cleaning process.

      Body Detox
      Body detoxification is a full and thorough cleansing to remove built up toxins naturally. Any chemical that your body becomes dependant on and you then try to remove from the system will go through the detoxification process. It’s just like your car’s engine, you need to service it periodically to clean out the oil clog and it goes the same with our bodies, we need to service it once in a while to take out the garbage. Detox serves as a preventative health measure to help you lighten your load of the excess “garbage” in your body and essentially help to cleanse the colon, lymph glands, kidneys, lungs, liver, and skin. It’s important to know that no matter how young or healthy one thinks he or she may be, or how pure we try to keep our bodies, we live in a world whereby many toxins are forced upon us, (especially in the big city whereby pollution is everywhere) which ultimately impacts our well-being.

  24. QUESTION:
    When will they find a cure for Breast Cancer?
    It is so important to find a cure! If you pick up a newspaper you will read how so many "young women are dying of Breast Cancer. I have worked so hard over the last 4 years trying to raise funds to help this terrible disease. Will I see it in my life time. I am 67 years of age!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Amelia

      Im not sure the medical community wants to find a cure because of the lost profits that would forsee. That's sad, but most of the medical industry has no interest in healing people (mine and many others opinions). It really starts with the basics in life. No matter what the disease (man-made) is.

      Here is a small article I wrote about BC and has been received well. Understanding how the body is an energy force and being open minded to the topics below is a start.

      “Every illness or disease is caused by one thing Blockage!” Blockage can be descibed many ways including: emotionally, physically, mentally, energy (meridians of the body), and spirtually. I could explain this simple concept in great detail, but you must figure out and remove your own blockages. Examples below:

      Breast Cancer can be cured by 1-2 or all of the following (in my opinion):

      1) Positive emotions or feelings about your own breasts or yourself are the key. In other words "must learn to love oneself". Without positive emotions we also create stress. When the body doesn’t have a sufficient reserve of micronutrients, adaptation to stress cannot occur and it will then move toward a state of disadaptation with subsequent metabolic changes. If left unresolved, these metabolic changes can result in a compromised immune status or pre-disease state, which leaves the body vulnerable to chronic or virulent disease.

      Here is a real statistic. Nine out every ten woman don’t like their breasts! Do you know what ANY negative emotion does to the body? Here is the woman's mindset: mine are too small, too big, hang too low, my husband wants me to get breast enhancements, ect. Eventually, chronic stress takes its toll on body and mind, impairing physical and mental health." Must learn to love yourself, including every part of your body.

      Julian Whitaker, M.D. - "As much as 70 percent of all visits to family doctors or general practitioners are related to chronic stress

      2) The bra is too tight (or wearing them too much)!
      Another form of blockage that causes little or no blood circulation in the breasts. When new blood cells cant get to any part of the body, that part of the body will have issues. I know a very young lady who wears her bra all the time because she doesnt want them to droop when she gets older. You see the state of mind here?

      3) Use an organic deodorant (check or ask about the ingrediants, to educate yourself if needed).
      Fact: Man-Made chemicals kill human cells.

      4) Do one or several cleanses to rid the body of toxins in the blood.

      Colon, Liver, Kidney, ect are several type of cleanses to consider. This could be the most important step you can do.

      Drink Distilled or Pure Water (80% of your body is made of water), herbs, go on a juice fast (or juice in general), exercise, yoga, swim, eat organic foods, chiropractor, acupunture, reiki healer, or run around the block naked! Just do something different! Focus on Good Health and You'll Have it!

      A lack of nutrition in your blood can cause everything from low energy and a weak immune system to virtually any disease. Your speed and ability to recover are greatly reduced when you are nutritionally depleted. Nutrition is what builds every cell, every organ and every metabolic chemical in your body. Nutrition is what builds your body; it’s what YOU are made of. Having a rich supply of nutrition in your blood gives you energy, vitality, strength, protects you from disease and illness, and if you get sick, speeds up your recovery dramatically.

      Dr Richard Shulze, "Every patient that walked into my clinic was nutritionally depleted".

      “Benjamin Franklin - "The best of all medicines are rest and fasting"

      5) Learning to forgive might be the most important lesson of them all.

      No matter what has happened to you in life with someone, the negative emotions like hate, dispair, fear, anger, and untrustworthy will block normal energy channels throughout the body. I know this can be difficult to conceive, but if you want to heal yourself from disease then learning to forgive people ( you want them to forgive you) might be the most important factor to overcoming any obstacle in life (even the worst sins). You'll never forget the experience you went through, but forgiving internally or externally is essential for healing the mind, body, and soul.

      Again, blockage is the cause of all disease and pain. All the information to heal and cure oneself are out there in the world. Open your blockage to find the answers in life you're seeking.

      Best of health to you

  25. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a Colon Hydrotherapy Clinic in Southwest Virginia?
    Colon Cleansing in Southwest Virginia

    • ANSWER:
      "Colon cleansing" is medical quackery that produces no benefit except a lighter wallet in gullible people. Don't be one.

  26. QUESTION:
    wht's the difference between colonic irrigation and colon cleansing?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, both cleanse the colon. But what's usually called "colon cleansing" nowadays is the use of some kind of pill that has a laxative effect. Its intent is to clear out the intestine. Colonic irrigation is just what it says -- irrigating the colon with water to flush it out. It's what you might call an "ultra enema". It's done in a clinic or spa by a licensed therapist who inserts an inch-wide tube into your rectum and then gently pumps many gallons of water into your intestine over the course of about 45 minutes. Whenever you feel you need to release, the in flow is ceased while the water drains out of you. After releasing, you're given more fills. Colonics are pretty controversial (as are colon cleansing pills, really) and you should do your research if you're considering it.

  27. QUESTION:
    Getting a colon cleanse at a clinic? or colon cleanse pills? details of afterward?
    Im interested in getting a colon cleanse to flatten my tummy area and want to know the pros and cons. Does it work? How do you feel afterward? Cramping, uncontrollable gas, trouble eating? Walking etc...

    • ANSWER:
      A colon cleanse does nothing for weight loss. It's just a good way to lose money. In fact, colon cleansing can sometimes be harmful. 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

  28. QUESTION:
    To Colon Cleanse or not to Colon Cleanse?
    I get constipated from the medicine that I take and was wondering if anybody has ever got a colon cleansing and did it make you feel better and what is the cost? I am a 46 yr. old male.

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansing can be a very therapeutic experience if you go to the right place and have a kind nurse to aid you. I had my colon irrigated a few months back and I'm 26.

      The first time you do it though, it may be a bit overwhelming and VERY awkward, but seeing as though you'll realize they do it for a living, you'll ease down and enjoy the experience.

      I'm not entirely sure if they do this in every clinic or not, but when I got my first colon cleansing done, the nurse was very humorous and decided to show me the tube while I was being cleansed. It was pretty nasty seeing all that gunk and crap (literally) being washed out of me.

      After it's done, I cannot tell you how "open" and "healthy" you feel. It's a really clean feeling you get just from inside. I must warn you though, colon cleansing does result in A HEAVY amount of flatulence for a few hours. It usually goes away in a day, so I would advise you to stay inside your home and "let it all out" hahah.

      Anyway, overall colon cleansing is pretty beneficial to your health. I'd recommend you try it!

  29. QUESTION:
    Can you give top 5 tips for an effective colon cleansing diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't bother. The colon is self-cleansing and no special diet is needed.

      Here's what the Mayo Clinic says about colonic cleansing:
      " * It's unnecessary. Your colon doesn't require enemas or special diets or pills to eliminate waste material and bacteria. It does this naturally on its own.
      * It may be harmful. Your colon absorbs water and sodium to maintain your body's fluid and electrolyte balance. Some colon-cleansing programs disrupt this balance, causing dehydration and salt depletion. Long-term or excessive cleansing programs can lead to problems such as anemia, malnutrition and heart failure."

  30. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any body cleansing/body detox clinics in or around the Los Angeles area?
    I'm looking for a clinic that does body detoxing for a fresh new start in my body. Stuff like, cleasing the kidney's, colon...etc. A full body cleanse

    • ANSWER:
      I am the owner of a whole body cleansing clinic, but I usually just call it my shower.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of cellulite?
    I have an audition on the 29th for a movie.
    and if I get it in the first scene I will have to wear a corset with suspenders. If I get it, Ive already planned to get more toned. But what can I do about cellulite

    Is there anything any of you have tried thats worked

    • ANSWER:
      Cellulite is unattractive dimpled and puckered skin on the body. Most cellulite appears on areas of the body that have a lot of fatty tissue such as the buttocks, thighs and abdomen. Many treatments exist to get rid of these fatty deposits. Creams, massage devices and plastic surgery all claim to remove cellulite. Detoxifying is an alternative method for getting rid of cellulite. While there is no guarantee that a cellulite detox will work, it is a healthy approach to getting rid of the lumpy flesh. Also detoxification may improve your over all health and help you to lose weight.

      Difficulty: Moderately Easy
      Instructions

      1
      Drink water each day, at least 8 cups. Water helps you to feel full so you are less likely to overeat. Water also adds bulk to fecal matter so bowel movements occur more often. This allows the body to rid itself of harmful materials and toxic substances that the body removes through the colon. Add lemon to the water, as this will act as a natural purifier within your body.

      2
      Exercise every day to reduce fat deposits. Exercise is a great way to lose weight and the fat that contributes to the cellulite. Aerobic exercise offers the fastest way to lose fat. Walking, running, dancing, biking and other forms of physical activity are very effective in burning fat. Because most toxins are stored in the fat cells, ridding the body of fat not only helps to reduce the amount of toxins the body stores but also reduces cellulite..

      3
      Eat high-fiber foods every day. High-fiber foods include fruits, vegetables and whole grains. These foods make you feel full so you eat less. Fiber-rick foods also add bulk to fecal matter so a person has more bowel movements. The fruits and vegetables provide important vitamins and minerals the body needs to stay healthy. Eating better reduces the amount of fat you consume so the cellulite decreases. The Mayo Clinic recommends eating 20 to 35 grams of fiber each day to improve colon health.

      4
      Eat less foods rich in fat and sugar. Also do not smoke cigarettes or consume large amounts of alcohol. Caffeine is also considered harmful to health. By eliminating or reducing certain substances, you can improve you over health, cleanse the body of toxic materials and unhealthy fat, and ultimately lose the cellulite.

      5
      Consume foods that alive and organic. As a part of your detox regime, eat nothing that has been frozen or reconstituted. Eat green leafy vegetables at least twice daily. Add garlic to all the alive and organic foods that are you are eating, as it acts as a natural liver enzyme activator which helps them body more rapidly rid itself of toxins.

      The quest for a cure for cellulite, the lumpy fat deposits most women have on their thighs and buttocks, is a seemingly endless endeavor. By some estimates, as many as 98 percent of women have some degree of cellulite on their bodies. There are many different suggested remedies for cellulite, but it seems the only way to win the battle of these bulges is to take a multi-tiered approach.

      Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
      Instructions

      things you'll need:
      Topical creams
      Attack Cellulite From all Directions

      1
      Tone up your muscles with strength building and resistance exercises. Studies have shown that improving muscle firmness can help you get rid of cellulite. Concentrate extra time on muscle beneath the areas with lots of cellulite, but create a total body workout for best results.

      2
      Stick to a low calorie diet. Cellulite is not exclusive to overweight women, but eating healthy will keep the size of your fat cells small. This is not enough to get rid of cellulite, but it will contribute to the solution.

      3
      Consider topical creams to that tighten the surface of the skin or the connective tissue beneath the skin. Amino acids, seaweed and ginkgo-biloba extracts all act as skin tighteners. Look for one or more of these ingredients on different anti-cellulite products.

      4
      Consider topical creams that shrink fat cells. Caffeine is the most common ingredient in these products and acts as a dehydrator. When these products work, they usually work immediately.

      5
      Splurge on endermologie, an outpatient procedure that involves suction massage to even out the skin. Multiple treatments are required over several months at a significant cost per treatment. Follow-up treatments are also required to maintain results.

      6
      Try mesotherapy to eliminate localized pockets of fat causing cellulite. Mesotherapy is series of several outpatient procedures in which injections are administered to breakdown fat cells for good. Used in Europe and South America for quite a while, it is now being offered in the U.S. by select plastic surgeons.

      7
      Research laser treatments to strengthen connective tissue beneath the skin. New procedures are being developed to use lasers to target cellulite, though there is some dispute over their effectiveness.

  32. QUESTION:
    My mom has had breast cancer and now the doctor said she has some swelling in her brain what do you think?
    She also has been feeling kind of dizzy and has weakness in her arm and leg on the right side. HELP

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Nutritionist34

      Here is a small article I wrote about the BC and has been received well.

      “Every illness or disease is caused by one thing Blockage!” Blockage can be descibed many ways including: emotionally, physically, mentally, energy (meridians of the body), and spirtually. I could explain this simple concept in great detail, but you must figure out and remove your own blockages. Examples below:

      Breast Cancer can be cured by 1-2 or all of the following (in my opinion):

      1) Positive emotions or feelings about your own breasts or yourself are the key. In other words "must learn to love oneself". Without positive emotions we also create stress. When the body doesn’t have a sufficient reserve of micronutrients, adaptation to stress cannot occur and it will then move toward a state of disadaptation with subsequent metabolic changes. If left unresolved, these metabolic changes can result in a compromised immune status or pre-disease state, which leaves the body vulnerable to chronic or virulent disease.

      Here is a real statistic. Nine out every ten woman don’t like their breasts! Do you know what ANY negative emotion does to the body! Here is the woman's mindset: mine are too small, too big, hang too low, my husband wants me to get breast enhancements, ect. Eventually, chronic stress takes its toll on body and mind, impairing physical and mental health." Must learn to love yourself, including every part of your body.

      Julian Whitaker, M.D. - "As much as 70 percent of all visits to family doctors or general practitioners are related to chronic stress

      2) The bra is too tight (or wearing them too much)!
      Another form of blockage that causes little or no blood circulation in the breasts. When new blood cells cant get to any part of the body, that part of the body will have issues. I know a very young lady who wears her bra all the time because she doesnt want them to droop when she gets older. You see the state of mind here?

      3) Use an organic deodorant (check or ask about the ingrediants, to educate yourself if needed).
      Fact: Man-Made chemicals kill human cells.

      4) Do one or several cleanses to rid the body of toxins in the blood.

      Colon, Liver, Kidney, ect are several type of cleanses to consider. This could be the most important step you can do.

      Drink Distilled or Pure Water (80% of your body is made of water), herbs, go on a juice fast (or juice in general), exercise, yoga, swim, eat organic foods, chiropractor, acupunture, reiki healer, or run around the block naked! Just do something different! Focus on Good Health and You'll Have it!

      A lack of nutrition in your blood can cause everything from low energy and a weak immune system to virtually any disease. Your speed and ability to recover are greatly reduced when you are nutritionally depleted. Nutrition is what builds every cell, every organ and every metabolic chemical in your body. Nutrition is what builds your body; it’s what YOU are made of. Having a rich supply of nutrition in your blood gives you energy, vitality, strength, protects you from disease and illness, and if you get sick, speeds up your recovery dramatically.

      Dr Richard Shulze, "Every patient that walked into my clinic was nutritionally depleted".

      “Benjamin Franklin - "The best of all medicines are rest and fasting"

      5) Learning to forgive might be the most important lesson of them all.

      No matter what has happened to you in life with someone, the negative emotions like hate, dispair, fear, anger, and untrustworthy will block normal energy channels throughout the body. I know this can be difficult to conceive, but if you want to heal yourself from disease then learning to forgive people ( you want them to forgive you) might be the most important factor to overcoming any obstacle in life (even the worst sins). You'll never forget the experience you went through, but forgiving internally or externally is essential for healing the mind, body, and soul.

      Again, blockage is the cause of all disease and pain. All the information to heal and cure oneself are out there in the world. Open your blockage to find the answers in life you're seeking.

      Best of health to both of you

  33. QUESTION:
    My father is having digestive issues. Any idea why this happens?
    He is not able to excrete everyday. Also, I dont want to get the same issues when I grow to like at the age of 50s. Any lifestyle help?

    • ANSWER:
      get him on Dr Schulze's intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 as directed more on it here

      http://curezone.com/schulze/herbal_colon_cleanse_1_2.asp

      this has worked for people scheduled for colonoscopy who could not go to bathroom at all this is taken right should get him going once for each meal he eats

      he after working 15 years in his clinic in Hollywood found some model who went once a month, once every 2 months, once every 3 months and one who had just 3 bowel movements a year to his shock and he got them all going regularly

      when we eat cooked foods, it starts building up on the walls of the colon and pouching out in diverticulitis and this 2nd formula pulls the mucoid plague off the colon walls and out of these bowel pockets

      this can cause disease when it builds up and is dirty and toxic as then it leeches through cell walls into blood stream wearing out the liver overwhelming it with toxins and carrying dirty blood throughout the system leading to a lot of different diseases.

      Also it makes it harder to absorb nutrition from our foods,. Dr Christopher who taught Dr Richard Schulze who posted these links on ic#1 and #2 said that all his students cut their grocery bills in half when they did several colon cleanse as they started digesting more nutrients from their food and that he, himself, went from 4 big meals a day to 2 small ones and had more energy

      here is what mucoid plague looks like (click on arrows to see all the pictures) this is what he wants to see come out of bowels when he starts the formula #2

      http://curezone.com/ig/i.asp?i=151 (these are gross warming)

      buy it here

      https://www.herbdoc.com/index.php/Our_Products/Digestive-&-Elimination

      I would also put him on superfood (sold at same place) and get him to go to a vegan high raw diet or close as he can to it

      You can also do these things or get on a high fiber vegan whole food diet with lots of produce

      I would be the intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 and also change your diet

      more fiber definitely both insoluable (grains whole rye etc wheat bran) and soluble (apples oats) fibers

  34. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a safe way of cleaning the colon?
    such as drinking a tea or some other inexpensive way.

    • ANSWER:
      Beware of the colon cleansers. You DON'T want to have a clean colon...but you also don't want to be "backed up".

      If increasing your fiber intake doesn't make you "go" regularly, then consult with a gastroenterologist.

      Please read this article from the Mayo Clinic to give more insight.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

  35. QUESTION:
    Whats the best way to clean your colon without taking medicine or undergoing colon cleansing from clinics?

    • ANSWER:
      For me...try laxatives...papaya...plum...prunes (works wonder that it detoxifies too)...senna extract (brand Senokot) and try other synthetic laxatives...but don't get addicted to it...most of celebrity turn to this for immediate weight loss...eat yogurt to aid digestion...there are a lot of it...i just can list it down..browse your local suparmarket or pharmacy....

  36. QUESTION:
    How many pounds can you shed through colon cleansing? 10?20?
    Give me a brand name of pills that works and where I can purchase (Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, etc) it. I don't want to have the procedure done at a colon clinic. I want to do it just with pills at home.

    • ANSWER:
      You might lose 15, 10, or nothing at all. Everyone's body works differently. But keep in mind, this is only temporary, and you'll just gain the weight back soon after.

  37. QUESTION:
    when should i do the grape detox?
    I really want to start losing weight but am so tired in the evenings after work so tought it would be a good idea to do a detox diet to cleanse out my system and give me a new lease of life and then i can start exercising. I purchased the lemon detox diet but when i got it the palm syrup it tasted like treacle which i hate so my flatmate is now doing it. In trying to find another suitable process i was thinking of getting colonic hydrotherapy done and trying a detox of grapes and water. Have studied the colon process on the net and have found a clinic nearby, but should i do the detox before or after the colon sessions start. i plan on doing 3 sessions over 2 weeks? How long is suitable to do this grape and water detox?

    • ANSWER:
      The grape detox is generally done over 3 consecutive days (all depends on who you ask in all honesty). You generally do this to get the benefits of the diet as well as give your system some rest as well in between. You could try 2 sets of these 3 days in your 2 weeks period. Doing it before the colon should be fine - perhaps even to help flush away any grape skins/pips still lingering around.

      Also a point of note, taking in large quantities of water can actually be dangerous to your health - be very careful when doing this

  38. QUESTION:
    Is colon cleansing healthy and a good thing?

    • ANSWER:
      Save your money. Completely pointless and possibly harmful! Ask any REAL Medical Doctor. Seriously; even if you just pick one out of the phone book.

      Drink lots of water. That will cleanse your colon, and a whole lot more! :)

      If you don't believe me, perhaps the Mayo Clinic can be of assistance: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

  39. QUESTION:
    Is it a good idea to have a colon cleanse? If so, at home or at a doctor's office?

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard those things are addictive. I have personally never had the desire to go to the doctor or clinic to have that procedure done. Too embarrassing.

  40. QUESTION:
    Where can I get a natural colon cleanse program?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,
      There are so many different cleansing products and ways to cleanse its confusing. I think an all natural product would be needed since your trying to rid your body of excess chemicals. The one I promote at my clinic and have personally used it myself and loved it which is an aloe vera base formula with ionic minerals. Its not an aggressive colon cleanse but it works. you can check it out at http://www.healthcenter.isagenix.com

      Best of Health
      Dr. Marcotte

  41. QUESTION:
    Was it possible for Steve Jobs to live the rest of his life with Cancer?
    Like you know how people survive cancer for the rest of there live due to cancer was it possible for Steve Jobs?
    like..for the rest of his life ..

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, but he chose to go the traditional medical route and that limited his life to a few short years. There is a doctor in New York that has had tremendous successes with pancreatic cancer. His name is Dr. Gonzales and he has several patients that have lived more than 20 years now from the time they were diagnosed and they are cancer free now. He does not subject people to that terrible chemotherapy that speeds up the death and is very abusive. So yes, Steve Jobs could have survived a lot longer and had a much more productive life had he chosen not to get the typical medical treatments being offered by mainstream medicine.

      @ April: I read the same article you quoted, but you left out the rest that you obviously did not want to mention. So I will.

      Dr. Gonzalez has been involved in the natural treatment of cancer for over 25 years, and offers really innovative therapies for this devastating disease. He's known internationally for his expertise on pancreatic cancer specifically, but his therapies have wider applications and can be applied to all forms of cancer.

      Many of his pancreatic cancer patients are still alive and well today, having survived up to 20 years... In conventional medicine, this is simply unheard of. Using the best conventional therapies we have, the typical survival rate for a pancreatic cancer patient is about 12-18 months.

      To summarize Dr. Gonzalez' program, it consists of three basic components:
      1. Individualized diet based on nutritional (metabolic) typing
      2. Individualized supplement program, which includes vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and pancreatic enzymes
      3. Detoxification, which includes coffee enemas and colon cleanses
      According to Dr. Gonzalez, "One of my great patients is a fellow from Michigan who had islet cell carcinoma that, at the time of diagnosis in 1995, had already metastasized to his liver. He went to the Mayo clinic, where everything was confirmed; he had CAT scans and biopsies... To the Mayo clinic's credit... if they know that a therapy isn't going to be useful, they don't promote it, whereas a lot of oncologists will promote therapies that are worthless.

      The Mayo clinic told him chemo wouldn't do anything for him... There was really nothing they could do. He started with me in 1995, shortly after his diagnosis. He's alive and well now, 16 years later. CAT scans beginning around 2000 showed total resolution of his big tumors. He had a huge tumor in the pancreas -- it must have been around 6 centimeters. And then he had a big tumor, right under the liver. All these are gone."

      "You see, when a conventional oncologist loses a celebrity patient, they portray him as a hero fighting this terrible disease against the enormous odds; working late into the night trying to keep the celebrity alive," Dr. Gonzalez says. "But when an alternative practitioner loses a patient, they consider him a sleazy quack getting money from unsuspecting cancer victims.

      ... The same thing was true, more recently, with Patrick Swayze. He had a very aggressive pancreatic cancer. Stanford oncologists doing his treatment held press conferences routinely... filled with this kind of joyful optimism that "they're going to help." He was gone in 18 months. Friends of his are actually patients of mine, but he absolutely had no interest in alternative medicine. He was very conventional – used "the best doctors" from Stanford."

      He was terminal when he came to Dr. Kelley," Dr. Gonzalez says. "He had failed radiation, failed immunotherapy. He had been misdiagnosed for a year. The reason he ended up with Stage 4 mesothelioma is because he was misdiagnosed by his fancy conventional doctors in Southern California.

      Then they gave him radiation – there's not a study in the history of the world showing that radiation helps in mesothelioma; they gave it anyway. Then they gave him immunotherapy. There's not a study in the history of the world saying that immunotherapy helps in mesothelioma. They did it anyway. Then he was dying and he went to see Kelley. He died, and Kelley got all the blame-not the doctors who misdiagnosed him! In fact when you read the newspaper articles, there are still articles about how Dr. Kelley killed McQueen.

      EDIT: @April again & JLi: You failed to report that the study you quoted has been completely debunked! Here is the website for you and anyone to see how ridiculous you are to quote such a bogus study:

      http://leifgrunseth.com/2010/05/cancer-scandal-revealed/

      good luck to you

  42. QUESTION:
    How can i loose ten pounds in two weeks?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat smaller portions, but more frequently: Take a few healthy snacks, such as carrots, fruits during the day. Research shows that eating a couple of small snacks throughout the day helps them to make healthy choices at meals. Also, this may help you to cut calories without feeling deprived. If your start feeling hungry, take a snack – you should feel better. Go on the internet and find recipes of healthy low-calories meal options. For example, acai berry is known to have many benefits: aid in weight loss, it is packed with vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids, fiber and other plant compounds that can increase your health, it helps building muscle and increases overall energy, improves metabolism and can make you lose weight quickly. Eating smaller portions can really help you in your search on how to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks.

      Do a colon cleanse: According to research, over years our colons accumulate fecal waste which slows down the digestion, releases harmful chemicals into our bodies, and adds unnecessary waste. To get rid of this waste, it’s important to cleanse the colon. There are several ways to do it, some are more harsh and dangerous than others. You can use colonic irrigation (make sure you go to a reputable clinic) or take colon cleansing pills, which generally contain a light laxative and fiber to help eliminate the waste.

      Make water your primary drink: When you try to lose weight, it is always better to drink just water or sugar-free drinks. Never drink sodas, sports drinks, sugary juices – these things bring many additional calories, more than 200 calories / per drink in your diet. Also, try drinking nonfat milk instead of whole milk. For many people wondering how to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks, this is the most important tips to follow. And it’s really not as hard as it sounds – just keep a bottle of water with you, and take a sip whenever you feel thirsty.

      Exercise and exercise again: Research shows that people do not always need to reduce calories as much as you need to lose 10 pounds. Start slow and easy. Try a series of activities from hiking to cycling and dancing until you find the one you like: walk more, jog up and down the stairs a couple of times a day, do gardening yourself in stead of inviting a gardener (this will save you money as well), wash something twice a week (a floor, windows, the shower stall, bathroom, or your car)— anything that gets you moving. Go to the gym, and hire a personal trainer for your training, focusing on programs for burning fat and calories. Tell him or her to incorporate their training in your plan of how to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks. Build up your levels of workout and fitness gradually and slowly. However if you are fit, try high intensity workouts, which particularly help to burn stomach fat.

      Less junk foods and more healthy foods: Try to eat less junk food and dig out the fruits and vegetables, which are the best weight loss foods. Replace white bread with whole wheat, drink water and low-fat milk, no soda, and make sure you always eat a hearty healthy breakfast. Take more cereals, fruits, and low-fat milk. Fruits and vegetables a day will help your heart and rest of the body. Exclude unhealthy treats, including bakery, sugary biscuits and crisps between meals. They don’t belong in your quest of how to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks.

      Try maintaining your food diary: Write down every single thing you eat or drink (even water). People who maintain food diaries wind up eating about 10 percent less food than those who don’t.

      Put less food and drinks on your table: The less food put in front of you, the less you eat the more food in front of you, the more you’ll eat — regardless of how hungry you are. So instead of using regular dinner plates that range these days, serve your main course on salad plates (about 7-9 inches wide). Are you used to eat with bread? Try replacing the bread with low-calory bread crisps.

      No eating with big groups: The Journal of Physiological Behavior showed that we tend to eat more when we eat with other people, most likely because we spend more time at the table.

  43. QUESTION:
    how does colon cleansing work?
    do you only take pills or medicine if you are constipated or can you just do it, I have seen some pill that go for more than 0.00 Im would mabe wanna do it if it is good for me (being overweight but building muscle at the jim -270lbs 6'1'')
    Are there any recommendations of products or advise?

    • ANSWER:
      those pills suck. i've tried a few and they really dont work, they may work the first day but then nothing after that. a true colon cleanse is where u go to a clinic and have them use the high pressure water to get the icky stuff out of your colon (and you actually have to go a few times). The pills dont get everything out, maybe it will stop you from being constipated but it wont truely cleanse your colon.

  44. QUESTION:
    colon cleansing, is this hype, or is it real, and does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      Hype (with apologies to those who think it works).

      The colon is NOT a pipe that builds up material along the sides that needs reaming or cleansing. The body is QUITE capable of detoxifying itself. Colon cleansing, or colonics can become habit-forming; the user can become dependent, such that the bowel will not work effectively WITHOUT the enemas.

      From the Mayo Clinic: While there is little scientific evidence to support or refute the benefits of colon cleansing, critics say it's generally unnecessary and at times may even be harmful. Although doctors prescribe colon cleansing as preparation for medical procedures such as colonoscopy, most don't recommend it for detoxification. Their reasoning is simple: The digestive system and bowel naturally eliminate waste material and bacteria — your body doesn't need enemas or special diets or pills to do this.

      One concern with colon cleansing is that it can increase your risk of dehydration. A potentially more serious concern is that certain laxatives used in colon cleansing, such as those with sodium phosphate, can cause a rise in your electrolytes, which can be dangerous if you have kidney disease or heart disease.

      f you choose to do colon cleansing, be sure to take these simple precautions:

      * Check with your conventional medical providers first, especially if you take any medications or have any health problems.
      * Make sure your colon-cleansing practitioner uses disposable equipment that hasn't been previously used.
      * Get a list of specific herbal ingredients and amounts in any colon-cleansing products you use — some herbal supplements can cause health problems.
      * Beware of broad or inflated claims that colon cleansing will cure an illness or improve your health.
      * Stay well hydrated by drinking lots of fluids while undergoing colon cleansing to prevent dehydration.

      If you are considering colon cleansing because of constipation, consider trying these steps first to relieve constipation:

      * Drink plenty of fluids, including water
      * Eat a diet rich in fiber
      * Get regular exercise

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural (homeopathic) version of an anti-depressant?

    I've already tried those! But I can't do either of them at work =(

    • ANSWER:
      try these suggestions

      st john's wort organic tincture by herbpharm 5 times a day. If you can get a doctor to prescribe tryptophan that helps but if not it is ok

      Be sure to take nutritional (torula yeast) and lecithin in smoothies, juice, apple sauce and peanut butter for true sources of help from the vit bs which are involved in depression..not bottle from your store of b vitamins..get lecithin and nutritional yeast in the bulk at health food store or online/

      also take 300 mg of more of fish oil (refrigerate or put in the freezer to avoid it going rancid)

      read the foll wing books and follow the suggestions in them

      change your brain change your life
      7 weeks to emotional healing
      feeling good

      also read the books of peter breggin like toxic psychiatry and your drug could be your problem for the many dangers of medical drugs used for mental illnesses

      also increase omega three fats by limiting omega six fats and taking flax seed oils and this positively alters the neuro receptor transmitter sites which become rigid from the wrong fats and lead to a build up of neurotransmitters in the synaptic gap stopping the nerve impulses and leading to chemical imbalances.

      Get walking and fresh air and learn stress reduction techniques too.

      also several good colon cleanses Dr Richard Schulze cured retractable depression that was severe with his colon cleanse in his clinic and detailed one case history in his save your life manual. Use intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 as directed available at herbpharm.com

      I would definitely not take homepathic remedies as many think they are useless as they contain not a single molecule of herbs and nothing but water and flavoring and the "essence" of the herb..use the real stuff

      take melatonin to get better depths of sleep as this influence depression too

      best of luck!

  46. QUESTION:
    how many lbs can i lose in a week with Colon Cleanse ?
    nothing else only Colon Cleanse

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean the Lemon Diet or going to a colon cleansing clinic?

      Well, you would loose more on the lemon diet, obviously, because you aren't eating any solid food during the week long cleansing. How much you loose would depend on how much you weigh now. If you weighed 120lbs for instance expect to loose 5-10lbs during the week. It's going to be mainly water weight and you will gain it back immediately once you start eating.

  47. QUESTION:
    do you know of any uk colon clinics?
    i'm thinking of getting my colon cleansed. i know sounds unappealing but i was wondering if anyone knew of a good clinic in london.

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Dela, I've had many colonics and here in US almost every large city has several different places to get it done. Look in your yellow pages under Colonic Irrigation or you can take a series of enemas at home using different positions for allot less money.

  48. QUESTION:
    are there any herbs that can cause infertility?
    know there are herbs that can cause misscariages but are there any natural herbs that may cause infertility

    i already have kids btw, but i want more. im currently taking different herbs for energy etc.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure of that but I do know soy and its products can cause male and female alike to have problems conceiving, when cows eat it, they do not conceive as it does affect homones..It has even substituted and had the compostiopn but ion lessoer amount as the drugs tamoxifin given to prevent breast cancer via hormonal activity.

      To help you conceive try dr richard's shulze's recommendations which he hd success in his clinic getting people to conceive with.

      He recommmends
      Female Formula; 5 Day Cleanse and Detox Program.'][

      So try his 5 day detox and cleanses and taking the female formula (or female plus formula) click on then in the link on the left side of page to read about them and which applies better You might also get your mate to use the five day detoxes (he has one for liver and one for kidneys) and his make formula

      https://web0.herbdoc.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=38

      here are the links on how and the herbs are sold at herbdoc.com

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/herbal_5day_kidney_cleanse.asp

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/herbal_5day_liver_cleanse.asp

      I would also do the colon cleansing and be sure youu are living a healthy lifestyle with an excellent diet

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/herbal_colon_cleanse_1_2.asp
      also see the recomendations of linda rector page in her book healthy healing (her website is healthy healing)

      http://www.healthyhealing.com/Search.aspx?term=infertility

      http://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Healing-Guide-Self-Healing-Everyone/dp/188433492X

      also read this

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Infertility.html

      page two

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Infertility_2.html

      you might be able to find Dr Christopher's formulas here http://marketplaceadvisor.channeladvisor.com/StoreFrontProfiles/default.aspx?sfid=199353 or she does somethings make costume formulas of his

      or get his book school of natural healing and make your own

      if using any of his formulas or herbal recommendations for best result use a tincture or tea but not capsules.

      You may not have been looking for ways to get pregnant but only herbs that you want to avoid and for that I do not know other than soybeans and its products, but I would recommend you paste and copy this info and the links in the event you need them down the road.

  49. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a clinic that cleanse the colon?

    • ANSWER:
      You will probably have to get colon cleansing kit from a health food store. ijust got one today from GNC . Ithink i paid about 34 dollars . hopefully i'll see some results within a few days.(I think i have intestinal parasites and was told this is a sure fire way of getting rid of them) hope this helps you!

  50. QUESTION:
    colon cleansing - help?
    hi everyone.

    I have been thinking about having my colon cleansing done for a while now.
    I did some research but my question is:
    - is it better to go to a clinic and have it done or buy pills and do it yourself??

    thanks for all your suggestions

    -A

    • ANSWER:
      I swear to you don't ever believe what that quackwatch site says. Some things may have some truth but it is there to cover up natural cures.

      I took the product colon blow as well as my dad and friend and we all pooped out some realy nasty long term waste. It was like a long rope . I never felt so relieved in my life, and my metabolism skyrocketed afterwards.

      I was 185 then and now i'm at 145.

      It may seem to good to be true but I promise you I don't work for colon blow nor do I have a reason to make this up.

      Good luck and I hope you make the right coice.

      -Marcus

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Garden Of Life Colon Cleanse

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is a good, safe colon cleanse, detoxification product?
    I am not trying to loose weight, I just want to clean my digestion system. Can someone please suggest me a good product? thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I have two suggestions of cleanses for you - they have different approaches, so it depends on what you like best and feel most comfortable with...

      One is be Health Force Nutritionals - it is called Intestinal Drawing Formula -- it is designed to draw-in and absob poisons from the bowel, allowing you to eliminate them and not re-absorb these poisons. If I remember correctly, I believe this product recommends fasting while doing the detox, this site has more information and also sells it:
      http://www.whole-food-vitamins.net/organic.php?product=HealthForce%20Nutritionals%20Intestinal%20Drawing,%2014.4%20oz%20powder

      The other product is a 3-step product from Garden of Life - It is called The Perfect Cleanse Kit -- this one does not require any fasting - Perfect Cleanse provides cleansing without harshness and works naturally with your body's normal detoxification processes to support healthy functioning cells, organs and systems, including the digestive tract, to contribute to overall health. Here is a site that offers more information and it also on sale right now it looks like :)
      http://www.healthfoodemporium.com/prod_page.php?id=309

      Good luck - I have tried them both and liked them both - hopefully one of these works well for you!

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what natural or herbal supplements will clean out your colon?

    • ANSWER:
      People have received great health benefits from colon cleansing, even "cured" incurable diseases they had been labeled with. You bowel walls need to be unobstructed to work properly, and considering the diet and purpose they do get clogged up.

      There are many cleanses out there, some work long term, some short. I have used the Ultimate Cleanse, and give it a B rating. It has psyllium, which can be harsh, and takes a long time. Garden of Life puts out a shorter term cleanse that I plan to try next time I decide to do one.

      Though it won't clean up the walls of your colon, it will increase movement and therefore decrease build up:
      Flax seed - freshly grind your own in a coffee grinder. 1 tablespoon a day will increase your fiber intake and help keep things moving and clean out somewhat. Make sure you take with plenty of water, and not if you have a bowel obstruction. It taste nutty. You can add it to cereal or breads.

      Water, water, water. Important to keep things moving.

      Add probiotics and enzymes to keep your whole digestive track healthy.

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

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

  4. QUESTION:
    The truth about colon cleanse/detox plans?
    Ok.. I've tried to do a little research on this, and the internet is filled with a myriad of products, plans, etc. claiming to cleanse the colon and detox your system. I am not sure what to think. Are supplements really necessary? If so, are there products out there that are safe, with no "fillers", etc.? Obviously I realize a healthy diet and exercise are a must. I am just looking for a plan to detox my system and clean out the colon... There are so many things out there.. and I've also heard scary stories about "natural" products...does anyone have personal experience and/or reliable advice about this? Thanks so much
    btw, I already eat plenty of fiber, fresh fruit/veg, and exercise daily.
    I want to thank everyone for taking the time to answer. If the general consensus is that a "program" is not necessary, then is there something I can do with diet/fasting for 1-2 days to achieve the same effect? As mentioned, my diet is healthy (includes lots of fiber) and I exercise daily- but too often I still feel "backed up" (sorry, I know it's not a pretty topic!)

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansing can be helpful. Those docs who aren't scared by the alternative movement's use of colon cleanses will tell you that YES stuff does build up there. All things not being perfect, the colon also is assaulted and can't do its job in the perfect manner it was created to do it.

      The best thing to do is plan a spring or fall yearly cleanse. It is best to use gentle products like what Garden of Life offers, or other equivalents. Avoid psyllium in your cleanse if possible as it is very harsh. I've used the Ultimate Cleanse, and like it, but it was a rather long experience. And, the psyllium content ended up making me get IBS mimic symptoms, so I had to stop.

      Colon cleansing can be uncomfortable, but it doesn't have to be uncomfortable to your wallet. Find an alternative health message board, and ask for people's recommendations of what they liked.

      The heart is supposed to work well to pump the blood around your body, while they lungs infuse oxygen and take away CO2, but we all know they need help occasionally too. :-)

      Remember to always drink plenty of water and get plenty of exercise.

  5. QUESTION:
    Do cleanses work?
    http://www.nutritionexpress.com/health+conditions/colon+health/cleansers+detoxifiers/garden+of+life+perfect+cleanse+with+free+perfect+weight+book+by+jordan+rubin+1+kit.aspx

    Do cleanses like the one above work?

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest a cleanse which addresses toxicity and overall health

  6. QUESTION:
    HELP! I'm using a custom INTESTINE and COLON cleanse system! Need Suggestions, am I doing this right?
    I'm using the Dr. Schulze Intestinal Formula #2 with, the Garden Of Life Detoxifiber (both found on amazon), and taking a daily probiotic, a multivitamin, and 1 protein shake. Will using these products throughout the course of each day Kill or harm me? If you know anything about using products such as these together, I would greatly appreciate your input.

    Also as a side note, I just finished recently finished the Enzymatic Therapy Whole Body Cleanse kit.

    • ANSWER:
      It is important to use one system or another and not mix them - for safety and for getting good results. Each cleanse is designed with what you need when you buy the complete package. It would take a lot of study to know how to balance the herbs and ingredients the way their herbalists have.

      I'm not sure whether this particular combination will harm you. You could look to see if you are duplicating herbs, since too high of a dosage could be a problem. There could also be interaction problems. You could try calling one of the companies for advice if there is a particular situation you are trying to address by combining the two.

      But for peace of mind, I would just decide on one approach and go with that. Hope you get great results!

  7. QUESTION:
    Why have a Colonic?
    Who has ever had one and how are they beneficial to your overall health and well-being? I recently began a diet, and someone suggested that I have a colonic to jump start my efforts so that my body can better absorb the nutrients in my diet. What do you guys think about that?

    • ANSWER:
      I have never had a colonic, but I am going to get one next Saturday. They are very beneficial as far as a thorough cleansing method. It helps to remove excess mucus, feces, bacteria, and parasites from the ENTIRE colon. A colonic is actually just a really big enema with the exception that it cleanses the entire colon.
      I have heard many positive stories from people who have recieived one, such as increased energy and digestive relief. I have also heard that in foreign countries people get colonics twice a year as a cleansing and preventive method.
      The one thing I would encourage you to do is make sure that the hydrotherapist you are going to see is very experienced. You don't won't a trainee to be working on your behind. Agressive stimulation or laceration of this area could cause infection or a permanent problem with bowel function. Just be careful and get someone who has been at this for years. Also, you should pick up a good probiotic at your local health food store to take after the colonic. The colonic not only rids the colon of bad bacteria, but the beneficial bacteria are washed away as well, so put some back in to keep your immune system healthy....this is very important. One to try is Primal Defense by Garden of Life....it is expensive, but worth the money.
      Make sure you eat healthy after your colonic. If bad eating habits are continued eventually your colon will become congested again and need another cleasing soon!!!!
      Good luck!!!

  8. QUESTION:
    Lose 20 lbs with the master cleanse?
    im going to buy the ingredients for the master cleanse at the super market. How many lemons, etc will I need for 2 weeks since thats how long im doing it for.

    Also what should I expect the first few days during the cleanse? Will it become easier to finish? Will I lose weight for sure? What symptoms should I expect... Nausea, diahhrea, generally making bathroom trips often, etc? Should I buy one of those big ounce water bottles to fill it with the cleanse drink so that im sure im drinking the exact amount im supposed to drink..?

    • ANSWER:
      I have done the cleanse and it can cause you to have fungus problems...the best way to do it is make sure that you see a good colon hydro therapist afterwards and take primal defense probiotics on a long term basis...I think it is a great thing to do...I definitely lost weight! And yes! 20 lbs...but don't go back to eating sugary foods etc...you will be asking for it! FUNGUS galore...we ALL have too much...but the celtic sea salt and the Senna leaf laxative tea that you drink, will cause the good bacteria that fights fungus to be flushed out!

      I want to add, that you may not have to go to colon hydro therapist if you begin taking the garden of life, primal defense probiotics immediately. I have used a lot of different probiotics and this one is the very best! I am friends with a lady who has a doctorate in nutrition and she agrees that this one is the best! You have to come off the fast very slowly and follow the directions---not necessarily to a T. Do not start eating sugary foods or grains. It is much better to use vegetables, legumes, etc...at first you will most likely have water gain from all the sea salt that you ingest in the mornings...That will go away and then you will see the scales go way down!

      I made up a pitcher of the lemonade every day and drank it ever so often...especially when I felt hunger pangs, it lifted me up and kept me going!

      If you have to take the lemonade to work with you, it would be a good idea to take a huge water bottle so you can sip it whenever you want. You can go to your health food store and pick up a copy of the master cleanse diet. That is where I got mine. I researched on google and read lots of websites and blogs from people who have done the master cleanse. It is helpful to hear others experiences and suggestions...Here is one of thousands of sites: http://themastercleanserecipe.org/ I have fasted before without this plan and I can tell you, it is a world of difference in energy and hunger pangs. The lemon-grade B maple syrup-cayenne combination gives you energy and helps your nerves. I will be honest however, there may be better ways to actually cleanse your system...but like I have mentioned before, this cleanses your body of the "good" bacteria that your body needs. So that is why it is so important to take the probiotics.

      Then again, it is a great idea to take the probiotics on a regular basis anyway, whether you do the cleanse or not. We all need to build our immunity that way. Especially since we do not get these from the soil like we did so many years ago.

      The cayenne lemonade helps with hunger pangs VERY WELL! The cayenne gives you energy and calms you...it will not give you heartburn! It actually aids digestion. It is best to use organic lemons, organic cayenne pepper (in bulk) and grade B maple syrup. It takes approximately 4 to 6 lemons a day, depending on how much you drink...After I did this cleanse and went to the colon hydro therapist, I began eating more healthy...I FELT LIKE A BRAND NEW PERSON WITH TONS OF ENERGY! My stomach was SUPER FLAT!!!! It really helped my metabolism as well.... I am 60 years old and feel like a spring chicken! hahahaha

      I did this while I was fasting and praying to God, in the name of Jesus! I got the power to overcome in an area that I was having problems with...now I am free! I did the cleanse/fast for 13 days...all glory goes to Jesus!

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some really good vitamins?
    I really try to eat healthy and get enough of the nutrients i need, but it's not always enough. I know this because I tend to have some of the symptoms when I lack things like dull hair, skin rashes, irregularity, and fatigue. My cousin buys a certain kind of vitamin specifically for women through an online store. She takes three pills twice a day. I've tried multi-vitamins before and they didn't make much of a difference, but when I tried the Olay skin vitamins, I felt much better, but want something that's good for my whole body. Does anyone know of a series of vitamins that I can take with my daily half dose of fiber that will make me feel better and get all the nutrients that I need? Even some good websites would be helpful. Thank you very much!

    • ANSWER:
      The best supplementation plan is one that covers both cleansing and nourishing the body. Cleansing is so important for health to keep the liver/and digestive system healthy so that all the nutrients in your diet and vitamin pills will be absorbed properly, and to improve the overall health of the cardiovascular system and entire body. The best way to start is with a daily greens powder supplement. I like Greens+ (Genuine Health brand) which is available at pretty much any health food store and even most grocery stores. Now, greens can taste pretty disgusting when you're not used to them, so choose a flavoured one like the wild berry or tangerine, and mix 2 teaspoons in a glass of juice first thing in the morning. (start with 2 teaspoons and then work up to a tablespoon or two per day).
      As for vitamins, go to the health food store and get a really good quality one. Honestly, most of the brands available in regular grocery stores are full of fillers and/or aren't the best chemical form to provide optimal absorbence within the body. Try one from Flora, Now, Prairie Naturals, Garden of Life, or Platinum Naturals, to name a few. (I'm not sure where you live, but if you live in Canada, you should be able to find all those). Also get a good quality fish oil supplement (I use O3mega+ from Genuine Health) to provide lots of EPA and DHA, fatty acids that are critical to maintain a healthy brain, soft skin, healthy liver and endocrine system for normal production and regulation of hormones, as well as a healthy mental outlook (very helpful in depression or seasonal affective disorder, by the way).
      I would also recommend Udo's Oil by Flora to provide omega 3 essential fatty acids similar to the EPA and DHA from fish oil. It's delicious on salads, popcorn, rice and veggies; just don't cook with it or heat it up because that destroys the delicate omega 3's. It is amazing for skin, hair and nails.
      You mention dull hair...you may need some minerals too...try eating raw nuts, brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds, almonds, sesame seeds....these are full of zinc and magnesium.
      Skin rashes...should be taken care of as you improve the health of your liver. The liver and skin reflect each other like a mirror. When the liver is healthy, cleansed, and operating at peak efficiency, your skin will be soft, supple and glowing. I would recommend a liver cleanse at some point....the Renew Life one is good, also FlorEssence Tea by Flora, or the Wild Rose herbal cleanse.
      Irregularity...it sounds like your colon could use some help...eat a salad every day and fruits for snacks. Include a tablespoon or more of ground flax seeds in your daily diet...you can add it to a shake, sprinkle it on oatmeal or cereal, or even over cooked veggies. Flax seeds have both soluble and insoluble fibre, so they take care of both the physical movement of material through the colon, and the cleansing of excess cholesterol and lipids from the bloodstream; and also contain lignans which help protect against breast cancer; and are full of omega 3 oils which I mentioned earlier. Just store them in the fridge...I grind my own in a blender fresh as I need them.
      Fatigue...well, I think that will improve as you improve your diet, eat more fresh veggies and the greens powder will help a LOT too. If you're really tired all the time you may be low on iron....in which case, eat lots of fresh grapes and spinach. Also your adrenal glands could be a little tired...the omega oils will help that, and also the B vitamins will make a world of difference.
      That's great that you are already taking a fiber supplement! Keep it up! If you have any other questions, just email me and I would be happy to answer them for you. I hope I was able to help a little.
      Good luck! and a peaceful journey to better health

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Liver Flush Recipe Detox

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can anyone provide me simple and effective colon & liver cleanse recipe please?
    Hi there,
    I am thinking to do a liver cleanse 1st time in my 24 years of my life.After reading a lot of articles,I have learnt that it it is ideal to perform a colon cleanse before doing a liver cleanse.I am hoping that it will be help me in lose weight and also help me with my acne problems.I would really appreciate it if anyone have a simple and effective homemade recipe.Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body detox system known to man.
      And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      A healthy diet will also help the acne.
      Good luck and good health.

  2. QUESTION:
    What colon cleanse product and/or recipe do you recommend?
    And what was your experience/result using it?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to cleanse and detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body cleanse and detox system known to man.
      And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients. The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it good to detoxify? If so, what detoxification supplement can be taken?
    I have heard a lot of people talking about detoxifying their body. Is it good to that? Is there something better one can do to feel energized and healthy? If detoxifying the body is good to do, what is the best detoxification process to take? Please help me and thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxing your body is a great thing to do if you have been abusing it. That doesn't have to mean lots of alcohol or drugs, just that you have been loading it up with more toxins than your body can handle. You also need to consider whether you spend a lot of your time in a toxic environment - big cities, lots of exhaust fumes, industries near where you live pumping out crap into the air you breathe, contaminated drinking water ...

      The body uses the liver and kidneys in particular to process and eliminate toxins. Too much and these organs cannot cope, so your body stores them in fat.

      I've never taken supplements to detox, although I have friends and relatives who have used them and agree they help. Metagenics is the brand that they use, and they provide you with a booklet giving you a program and diet to follow.

      You can, however, detox just by changing your diet for about 6 weeks. If you want detailed info Dr Sandra Cabot wrote two books for the Liver and Bowel Cleansing diet, including plenty of recipes.

      As a start, here is what a general detox diet looks like:

      - Eliminate wheat and dairy
      - Eliminate gluten - rice, millet, tapioca, soy products are okay
      - Eat only fish and chicken as meat products, but not tuna, and try to get organic chicken or at least chicken that has not been fed hormones or treated with a lot of chemicals
      - Avoid peanuts, but almonds are very good
      - Eat eggs, chickpeas, and other legumes to keep your protein up
      - Avoid tinned and other highly processed foods
      - Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, but not bananas, and keep fruit to 2 or 3 pieces a day
      - Avoid cane sugar, use substitutes such as fructose or concentrated apple juice
      - Drink plenty of water to help flush out the toxins, try for filtered or natural spring water
      - No caffeine, and FYI green tea has caffeine in it
      - No alcohol, cigarettes, or other manufactured pharmaceuticals

      There is nothing wrong with taking on this diet anyway, even if you are not detoxing. I have found that I feel lighter after a meal and have more energy overall.

      To make sticking to the diet easier, I allow myself to have a meal a week where I don't worry about the diet.

      To find recipes, you can search on google, particularly good are gluten free recipes - it's amazing how many foods and products contain gluten.

      As for detox diets that identify a few specific foods or products that will perform the detox alone, without any change to your diet, I haven't tried any. I have my doubts that it is that simple.

      You can also take the detox diet a step further and eliminate all animal products. If you are going to try that method, then you need to be very careful to ensure that you have enough protein in your diet. It means you will need to eat a lot of legumes and nuts as substitutes.

      Good luck.

  4. QUESTION:
    what is a good detox drink recipe?
    Im trying to drop some weight, and I know this probably isnt the best method, but Im not looking for people to tell me this is bad, I just want a recipe, any ideas?

    • 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to relieve pain from a gall stone attack, or do I just suffer?
    I have been to the E.R. twice in one week, found out i have gallstones and have scheduled an appointment for my gallbladder to be removed BUT surgery is not until dec.4th. If I should have another attack how can I relive the pain? or anything that I should do at home to prevent further attacks?

    • ANSWER:
      I and many of my friends have done all natural gall bladder cleanses, they will flush out the colon and you can see them in the toilet bowl. Removing the gall bladder will not solve the problem, it is just an expensive K-K surgery. Gall stones are fatty like substances that FIRST build up in your liver, then they spill over into the gall bladder, they are almost always a result of a very fatty diet with little fiber and little water. They build up over time and can be various sizes. Google " recipe for flushing gallstones" you will see that many people have done this and it is successful, you will see recipes that work. It just takes a couple of days and about . It is a natural detox procedure that you can repeat several times until you no longer see the stones coming out. Most people that have the gall bladder removed will still have the same symptoms reappear within 1-3 years because the problem is with the DIET and they still have gall stones in the liver. I would encourage you to take responsibility for your own health, be proactive and do some research before you go through with this needless surgery.

  6. QUESTION:
    Has anyone done the master cleanse diet?
    I'm only on day one. I made it exactly how the recipe said but the cayenne pepper is way too spicy for me. I'm wondering if i can maybe dilute it with regular water or maybe drink an extra glass of water afterwards? Any info will be helpful. Also, how much weight did you lose and how long did you do it for?

    • ANSWER:
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      The lemon detox/master cleanse diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose weight on this diet whether you are attempting weight loss or just trying to "cleanse". The average adult has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose up to 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system. Plus the weight of the lost glycogen stores, excess sodium and associated water. This can add up to 15-20 lbs depending on your build. So it does work but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it? Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish. And sadly metabolism actually drops.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is recommended for a complete liver cleanse/detox?

    • ANSWER:
      People bash what they do not understand...bless their hearts. :) I used to be uneducated about it too and said the same things. I used to think a doctor was the only way to go to... That was before two doctors almost killed me with their GUESSES of what was WRONG!! But when you are faced with health issues that doctors can't figure out because they are only taught to FIX SYMPTOMS with drugs and NOT FIX the actual problem...you start to learn for yourself and heal yourself...

      The things you 'take' for a liver cleanse are harmless again...a clear indication that some posters above don't have a clue about what they are talking about.

      There is a FABULOUS liver flush forum on www.curezone.com...at the top of the forum, there is a recipe link with a bunch of types of flushes you can do. I prefer the Coke flush...cause I am a wimp. Another great site to learn about it..is www.sensiblehealth.com...lots to read but it's interesting.

      Good luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the recipe for "Pro-Ana Lemonade Cleanse?"?
    I've tried other "cleansers" but I heard about this one and I don't know the recipe. If you have any information on if it works or not or if you've tried it, that would be helpful too.

    • 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 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. 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. Sadly metabolism actually drops. And all the weight is replaced when you start eating again.
      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!
      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:
    I've heard flushing your liver can make you look thinner. What is a good liver flush recipe?

    • ANSWER:
      I use a cleanse to detox my body to lose weight off and on. For more information on this cleanse go to cleansingdetox.isagenix.com

  10. QUESTION:
    Need some super effective weight loss drink recipies?
    okay i need some effective weight loss drink recipes, drink that don't include milk, and include foods that increase metabolism , help with weight loss, cleanse and detox body, and tell me if they have worked for you :) thank you x

    • ANSWER:
      Our bodies are designed to digest chewed food. That is why we have teeth in our mouths instead of blender blades. A healthy diet will clean you up.
      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.

  11. QUESTION:
    Do Detox's really work? If so, do you have any recipes?
    I want to slim down alittle, and FAST! So i was wondering, If those 1-2 week detox's work?
    And if so, what are the different types?
    The recipes too?

    Thankss :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jennyfer,

      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.

      Natural and homeopathic remedies have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to assist the body's natural detoxification at home by ridding itself of waste and toxins, therefore cleansing the organs. In more recent times, research has confirmed this traditional wisdom.

      There are now various published clinical studies demonstrating the ability of a range of herbs to support the cleansing properties of certain herbs. Natural detoxification at home is easy through the routine flushing out of the stomach, and digestive system – supporting toxin elimination by the liver.

      Studies have also shown natural substances to help the body remain regular and assist in the body’s ability to rid itself of waste products.

      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!

  12. QUESTION:
    Natural colon cleanse recipe?
    Looking for an all natural colon cleansing recipe.

    • 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.

  13. QUESTION:
    have you tried a body flush?
    does anyone know of recipiese for a juice body flush to clear out all the toxins?

    • ANSWER:
      There are so many different flushes such as colon flush, blood flush, liver flush, kidney flush, and etc. One recipe won't do it all.

      To get a better insight on detoxing go to jonbarron.org he has a free e-book that tells how to optimize your health.

      Every New Year he starts a detox program with group support over the internet that had over 600 people from 30 countries participate last year.

      Click the link for detox center

  14. 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!

  15. QUESTION:
    Master cleanse diet expense?
    I am planning on starting the Master Cleanse on Friday. I know the recipes and everything that is needed. My question is to anyone who has done this before. On average, for a 10 day cleanse how much (with lemons, maple syrup, cayenne, laxative tea) does it cost? I plan on making it by the gallon daily. I just want a rough estimate of what the total cost will be so I know what to plan for.
    Thank you for that ingenious insight!! I'm sure you're referring to it being BS as a weight loss solution as so many other think. If that were the case it would be the Master Weight Loss diet! But alas it is not, it is a CLEANSE. As in to cleanse your body of toxins. It has nothing to do with whether or not one 'eats right'.

    Now....can anyone who is not a complete idiot please answer the question? :)

    • 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 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. 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. Sadly metabolism actually drops. And all the weight is replaced when you start eating again.
      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!
      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.

  16. QUESTION:
    Detox/cleansing drink recipes?
    What are some cleansing drink recipes that actually work?
    -Except the lemonade one.. Already tried that one :")

    Thanks xoxoxo

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to cleanse and detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body cleanse and detox system known to man.
      And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients. The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    Detox Diet Recipes???
    im looking for simple but strong and effective detox recipes. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      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.

  18. QUESTION:
    best cleanse/detox 1 day recipe?
    I'll start a healthy eating plan tomorrow and I read somewhere that it's best to prepare your body for 2 days by eating light and then do a one-day cleanse. someone recommended the master cleanse with sea salt flush. do you know of any good one-day cleansing recipes, preferably ones I can easily prepare at home?

    • 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.
      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 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.

  19. QUESTION:
    I NEED A JUICING RECIPE!!!!!!?
    i need a really good juice recipe that i can use to clean out my system fast. im really starting to have major constipation (sorry to share) and i heard you are supposed to go after every meal. my uncle told me that he used a juicing recipe and lost 10 lbs in a week before he went to florida. when i asked him for it, he lost it. so i need a really affective one!! thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Detox Juice Recipe

      Basics

      A juice fast is a great way to detoxify your body and lose weight, and we've got some great detox juice recipes for you. While a blender will work for some of these recipes, others are juicer detox recipes. If you're serious about doing juice fasts, you'll want to invest in a juicer. While you can spend as much as 0 on a top-of-the-line model, you can find a suitable juicer for less than 0. We'll provide you with some juicer detox recipes in a moment.

      Juice fasting is a gentle and easy way to detox. It helps remove toxins from the body and helps the liver recover from its work of filtering toxins. It helps with problems like constipation, bloating, acne, skin problems, general aches and pains, and generalized fatigue. It can help with weight loss. It can improve overall health and give you more energy.

      Prevention

      To prevent problems from occurring during your juice fast, talk to your doctor first to make sure fasting is safe for you. It is especially important to talk to your doctor if you have any medical problems or are on any medications. For your first juice fast, plan to fast for one to three days. Some people fast for longer periods but make sure you check with your doctor before doing that. You might want to take a sample detox juice recipe with you to show your doctor when you ask about fasting.

      Treatment

      Here are some juicer detox recipes. You can try these, and of course you can invent your own juicer detox recipes as well.

      Carrot Cleanser Juice
      4 carrots
      1 celery stalk
      1 apple
      Handful spinach
      Juice from half lemon
      Cut and put in juicer

      Vegetable Juice Combo
      2 Swiss chard leaves
      ½ beet root
      2 or 3 sprigs of watercress
      3 carrots
      1 celery stalk
      Cut and put in juicer

      Carrot-Apple Juice
      2-3 green apples
      1 carrot
      Fresh basil leaves
      Cut and put in juicer

      Carrot-Vegetable Juice (Our favorite)
      A handful of dandelion leaves
      1 kale leaf
      4 carrots
      Fresh basil leaves
      Cut and put in juicer

      This detox juice recipe is especially good for detoxing because of the dandelion. Dandelion helps to flush toxins from the system and helps the liver function.

      Melon Juice
      2 cups watermelon
      2 cups cantaloupe
      1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

      Cut and put in juicer (you can prepare this detox juice recipe in a blender if you prefer).

      Morning Sunshine Smoothie
      2 large oranges
      1 red grapefruit
      ½ cup strawberries
      ½ banana

      Squeeze juice from oranges and grapefruit. Then blend with strawberries and banana in blender.

      You can take vitamin and mineral supplements while on a juice fast if you like. These can aid you in the detoxification process. For instance, vitamin E will help protect against the free radicals produced as toxins leave your body. Vitamin C will help produce a liver compound called glutathione, which protects against toxins. These juicer detox recipes are already pretty high in vitamins and minerals, but a supplement won't hurt.

      Herbal supplements can help as well. Herbs like fennel, burdock, and dandelion help flush toxins from the body and support the liver. They are excellent supplements to take while on a juice fast.

      Recommended Products

      Detox Drops is an herbal supplement that we have been very impressed with. It contains only all-natural ingredients that aid in the detoxification process. According to the Detox Drops website, they support a healthy weight management program, rid the body of toxins, and help support the immune system.

      When To See Your Doctor
      See your doctor before beginning a juice fast.
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  20. QUESTION:
    Raw Diet question?
    I heard a good way to detox your body is a week long raw diet.Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. Its a brilliant way to detoxify. You can start with a week if you havnt done one before and then increase the time next time you do one. Hipprocates( Queensland ), the raw food retreat puts people on three week programmes that includes a three day organic juice and wheatgrass fast also. The health benefits are way too long to even mention here, but lets just say miracles happen. Make sure you are prepared before you start. Buy a weeks worth of organic fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds. Theres some creative recipes on line for you to look at before you start. make sure you buy a huge range of delights and include lots of greens. The green pigment in vegetables contains the chlorophyll and that is very cleansing. Lots of bitters greens are good also like rocket as they stimulate the liver. Sprouts are good also, they contain high levels of oxygen and are a powerhouse of nutrients. If done correctly there is not one single nutrient you are missing out on, you will probably be flooding the body with more vitamins than ever. You can also make youre own sprouts, brown lentles and brown rice sprout really well. Dont over do it on the fruit, just stick to 2 or 3 pieces a day. you want to try and flush out excess sugars. avacados are good also, you need oils to detoxify efficiently. Include fresh herbs, garlic, ginger, peppers etc. I make a wicked guacamole with heaps of different grated vegies with the avacado, basil, lemon, garlic, chilli, sunflower seeds, tomato etc and put it inside lettuce leaves and roll them up. So yummy I could live off them.
      If after a week you feel up to it you could try a one day fast, just to finish off. I usually do my fast for 3 days, but if you've never done one before 1 might be a good start.
      I did the raw diet for 6 weeks once. It was amazing, my hair and nails grew quicker, my cellulite dissapeared, everything was turning younger. I knew a guy that was a raw foodist for 30 years. he was 51 and looked 30. No wrinkles, no grey hair!
      Its truly the best detox you can do. I run a health food shop here in Australia and no detox kit I've ever sold even comes close to the raw food and juice detox.
      Theres a few websites you can look at for inspiration;
      www.davidwolfe.com
      www.naturesfirstlaw.com
      www.rawpleasures.com.au
      www.bestdayever.com
      Just one more thing; theres always a chance you have detox symptoms, headaches, irritable, breakouts etc. Its simply the toxins coming out. I usually start when I have a few days off work. usually by day 3 I have so much energy, am thinking clearer and sleeping better.
      Good Luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    weight loss fruit cleanse?
    im 14 yrs old. and i want to loose about 10 lbs VERY fast. is the lemonade diet, or the "master cleanse" a safe and healthy way to?
    if not, PLEASE give me some fruit cleanse recipes to do to loose weight. i dont like vegtables btw.

    • ANSWER:
      You are just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      The lemon detox/master cleanse diet 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. 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. Sadly metabolism actually drops. And all the weight is replaced when you start eating again.
      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!
      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.

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  22. QUESTION:
    Ginger detoxing, hmmm?
    I have read alot that ginger is supposed to be very detoxifying to your system, drinking it or even bathing in it. If you soak your feet in ginger and water, or also those detox teabags and water, will it help to rid of toxins?
    I got the idea about soaking your feet in the ginger because of those foot pad things they sell, which I wouldnt get but, I thought since I've read about bathing the body in ginger to detox, i soaking only the feet in it would work too.

    • ANSWER:
      I had really never heard of that until you posted this question so I did some research and I found that it is GREAT for the body...and I found a recipe to do this and some information on what it does for the body .....I thought I would share it with you ...and I think I am gonna try this myself tonight ! Thank you for introducing me to this idea

      Detoxing Ginger Bath

      What You’ll Need:

      * 1/8 cup of Ginger (either fresh grated or powder from the supermarket)
      * 1 cup of Epsom Salt
      * A Vegetable brush (optional)
      * Hot bath water
      * 30 minutes

      What to Do:

      Before you jump into your hot ginger bath, brush your skin with a vegetable brush (which can be purchased at any health food store). Brush all parts of the body toward the heart. Skin brushing can be very beneficial because the skin is a primary avenue for detoxification - along with the lungs, kidneys, liver, and colon.

      Stir one cup of Epsom salts and the 1/8 cup of Ginger together first then add to running warm water in bath. Get in the bath and turn the water temperature to as hot as you can bear it for 30 minutes. Do not remain in the tub for more than 30 minutes. After about 15 to 20 minutes you will find yourself sweating. I recommend rubbing all areas of your body in clockwise circular motions for a count of 20 in each area while soaking. Rub each breast (great way to ward against cancer) your stomach area, etc. You'll find that you will get quite uncomfortably "hot and sweaty" so it helps to have some bottle water handy to help flush the toxins out. Lyte CL solution added to your drinking water helps to re-establish the correct mineral balance and helps lessen the flu-like symptoms, not to mention, is a welcome relief to quench your thrist.

      After 30 minutes, get out of the tub, dry yourself off rubbing vigorously with a clean towel (until your skin is very red). Then wrap up in a large towel or sheet and crawl into your bed and cover up with your bed covers. You will then usually sweat for approximately an hour and feel really “hot”, but you will fall asleep and have a really solid night’s sleep while your body is ridding itself of impurities through the skin. If you happen to wake up later on and feel the need to, you can place a large dry towel under you and put on a warm robe so that your cover sheet isn’t against you if it is damp. You can adjust to your likes and needs.

      It is important not to apply your usual routine post-bath lotions and creams before you go to bed. This includes the face and scalp areas as well. Ladies, it is also recommended that you remove all nail polish from both fingers and toes while detoxing as your nail beds absorb toxins from the paint. Acrylic nails are very toxic and should not be worn at all, especially if you have health issues or joint aches and pains.

      How A Ginger Bath Detoxes:

      This method really helps literally sweat toxins out of your body. Perspiration will even pour out of your scalp. Because this ginger bath opens pores and eliminates toxins and also helps to eliminate pain, you may experience flu-like symptoms the next day because your body is ridding itself of poisons. It is common to possibly experience a headache and feel almost a slight “hang-over” sensation. If you are feeling really lousy, it is actually a great sign! However, if you really find it unbearable, you can get some relief from these symptoms by taking baths using Epsom salts (1 to 2 cups) and baking soda (1 cup) in a tub of water and soaking for 20 minutes. If you soak more than 20 minutes may cause you to get too exhausted. Repeat this until you start feeling better.

      Hope this works ~~~~

  23. QUESTION:
    What kind of non dairy milk should I use in my smoothies during a detox?
    Is it okay to use milk replacements on a detox? If so, what kind?I've been searching all over google of what types of milk replacements are okay for a detox since dairy products aren't allowed and I'm finding nothing. One site stated that soy milk is good for flushing the liver and then I see people saying it's bad for you. So I'm confused. I want to plan out my detox before I start

    Another question. As for salads, should I use vinnegar in place of dressing? If so, what kind?

    • ANSWER:
      Non dairy is always better than milk, detox or not. Cow milk is full of pus, blood, active hormones, antiobiotics, pesticides not approved for human use, cholesterol, and saturated fat. Yum.

      My favorite smoothie recipe is just bananas and water. Good fuel to start the day, without all the yucky stuff. Here's a recipe video with a song to go with! http://www.raw-food-freedom.net/banana-smoothie-recipe.html

  24. QUESTION:
    does 7 day detox really work?

    • ANSWER:
      Only if you pay for a magic pill or recipe apparently.
      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 if 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.

  25. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried this weight gaining recipe?
    I found this recipe on the internet. It is supposed to help gain weight. Has anyone actually tried this recipe? and if so, does it work?
    and if you havnt tried, do you think it will work?

    Lemon & Olive oil drink can be taken daily.

    To make this you need one organic/unwaxed lemon one table spoon of Extra virgin olive oil, a glass & a half of clean spring water or filtered if available tap water.

    Wash the Lemon, cut out any dark bits, then roughly chop the whole thing including the rind & put in a blender.
    Add the table spoon of Virgin Olive oil & the glass & a half of water - blend this for 60 seconds - strain & serve.
    If you wish to gain weight split the drink into three portions & drink with each meal throughout the day.

    This drink manages to restore the Ph of your saliva which in turn helps you to absorb the nutrients from the food you eat.
    If drunk all in one go first thing in the morning (an hour before eating) it will flush & detox the Liver & Gallbladder.

    • ANSWER:
      y wuld any1 want 2 gain weight? im trying to lose! idk it sounds yummy...*mouth waters then snaps out of it*. Must keep dieting!! lolz

  26. QUESTION:
    homemade/fast acting colon cleans?
    so i want to do a colon cleanse that i can make at home with not alot of ingredients.

    i was gonna try the salt one......but i have no sea salt.... can you use table salt??

    so just any ideas you have of recipes let me know.. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      A cleanse usually means diarrhoea.
      We do not need cleansing, we are not full of toxins.

      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.”

      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.

      You can make senna tea, the pods are available in health food stores. It tastes disgusting,but not as bad as the salt water flush which they also ise in conjunction with laxatives - there's punishment for you.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is this diet a sensible one?
    I found this diet plan for a quick way to slim down.

    Is it legit...? Would it work? I would like to get into pilates/yoga and change my diet, so let me know what you think of this diet I found on a site:

    "Step 1
    Detox is the way to go. Cleanse the colon and help your liver. Your liver is your filter, you have to take care of this thing or your body will get stuck with fattening toxins

    Step 2
    To take care of your liver, I am going to list the foods you will only eat for one week. Mix them up, find recipes and get creative. But remember to stick to just these foods and remember to portion correctly

    - cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli
    - parsley, kale, watercress, chard, cliantro, collards
    - orange or lemon, lime juice (no grapefruit!)
    - garlic, onions, eggs
    - artichoke, asparagus, beets, celery, whey
    - 1 time a day eat a serving (the size of the palm of your hand)of protein
    - olive oil or flaxseed oil

    Step 3
    For your Colon eat and use the following:

    - carrot, apple, pear, berries
    - powdered psyllium husks, milled or ground flaxseeds

    Step 4
    Drink Filtered water cut with Organic Cranberry juice

    Only drink that through out the day. And drink as much of it as you can to flush out the toxins (the more you drink the more you help get rid of cellulite)

    Step 5
    NO SUGAR, NO WHITES, NO ALCOHOL, NO CAFFEINE

    STICK TO ORGANIC AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

    Step 6
    Stick to this diet and I promise the inches will start to melt off. Weight will follow. Your clothes will start to get big on you and you are going to feel AWESOME.

    You should do the cleansing diet once every month. I personally just try to eat these foods no matter what and all I drink is water and organic cranberry"

    I am not fat or overweight. I am wanting to get like...really slim though, so would this be a good diet for that? Or is it junk?

    • ANSWER:
      If you just want to get slim sure. However eating more protein will help you feel fuller for longer. When I needed to drop about 20 lbs I did this:
      Breakfast : Carb and protein breakfast. Quesh, Omelet and wheat toast, or a BLT on wheat toast were my favorites.
      Lunch: Salad with lots of veggies and some sun flower seeds or a small can of chicken with a vinaigrette or a reduced calorie dressing like Catalina was always good.
      Dinner: Eat light. A can of soup will do wonders.
      Snacks: celery with chunky peanut butter. (it has fewer calories then the smooth does.) Yogurt and Graham crackers, or one of the right bite packages of gold fish crackers, and of course fruit.
      Drink lots or water no matter what diet you chose. Also remember it's not the end of the world if you eat something not on your diet. Allowing your self to cheat a little helps you stay on track.
      Trust me I went from a size 18 to a size 12 this way. I'm going back on it too since I gained more weight recently so I can get down to a size 8-10. (I'm 5'10" so that's actually a fairly healthy size for me)

  28. QUESTION:
    have you done a liver cleanse before? what was it like?

    • ANSWER:
      99.95% of people diagnosed with cancer have intrahepatic stones.
      A liver detox is often the first vital step for the body to begin to heal itself.

      Liver cleansing recipe is the same as gall bladder cleansing recipe. Cleansing of both organs is achieved by the same procedure. All people who have stones inside gallbladder, always have stones inside their liver - proved by their cleansing experience. All people who have stones inside their liver, do not necessarily have stones inside gallbladder - proved by ultrasound examination and liver flush.

      The liver / gall bladder cleanse is necessary even if one has had their gall bladder removed. Also, anyone who has already had their gallbladder removed should be taking a product called Cholacol which replaces the bile salts that your gallbladder would normally be producing. This is needed for the rest of your life so that your body can properly digest fats.

  29. QUESTION:
    MASTER CLEANSE DIET QUESTIONS ! PLEASE HELP .?
    please only answer the questions honestly & dont judge me . thanks so much for those of you who help out alot ! i reallly appreciate it .

    current day & weight . ; May 14th . 155 pounds . only 5'3 tall .

    goal ; June 1st . 135 - 145 pounds at least .

    1. how long should i do the diet ? is ten days enough ?

    2. the diet reccomends to drink herbal tea & saltwater after . does this mean after each glass you drink or once a day ? also, is salt water just water with like a bit of regular salt in it ? how do you make it & how much of that do you drink ? i heard salt is dangerous .

    3. should i do excercise at all while one the detox ? like i usually go running in the park for a few big laps, dance, or get on the treadmill . is this okay or will it make me pass out ? & is there anything special i should do if i want to work out to help my metabolism .

    4. after the detox, do you ease back into regular eating & then just continue a healthly lifestyle to maintain the finished weight ?

    5. do you think it is possible for me to lose at least 10 pounds or get rid of all my water weight by june 1st. ?

    6. in the recipe it requires maple syrup, lemon & a bit of cayenne pepper .
    lemon - freshly squeezed or no ?
    syrup - specific kind or no ?
    cayenne pepper - can i just buy this in a spice section at a place like walmart in the little bottles ?

    7. if you did the diet, did it work for you ? how much weight did you lose, & for how long did you do it ?

    THANKS AGAIN SO MUCH !

    • 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.

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  1. 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

  2. QUESTION:
    How do I know Perfect Cleanse worked?
    I just finished the 10-day three step Perfect-Cleanse detoxification program. Aside from going to the bathroom more frequently during that 10 days, what am I supposed to notice now? I don't feel any different, I'm not noticing anything.

    • ANSWER:
      You are not noticing anything because detoxification programs are a scam! There are numerous scams in alternative medicine, detox is one of the worst. Ask any proponent what toxins exactly are being removed, and they won't be able to tell you.

      From Wiki:
      "Certain approaches in alternative medicine claim to remove toxins from the body through herbal, electrical or electromagnetic treatments (such as the Aqua Detox treatment). These toxins are undefined and have no scientific basis, making the validity of such techniques questionable. There is no evidence for toxic accumulation in these cases, as the liver and kidneys automatically detoxify and excrete many toxic materials including metabolic wastes. Under this theory if toxins are too rapidly released without being safely eliminated (such as burning fat that stores toxins) they can damage the body and cause malaise. Therapies include contrast showers, detoxification foot pads, oil pulling, Gerson therapy, snake-stones, body cleansing, Scientology's Purification Rundown, water fasting, and metabolic therapy."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

      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

      http://www.diet-blog.com/share/2009/06/garden-of-life-perfect-cleanse-does-not-work.php

      Sorry you have wasted your money on this alt med baloney.

  3. QUESTION:
    Whats a good way to cleanse your digestive system?
    Colon cleansing spammers. EFF OFF! I feel blocked and my stomach is huge.

    • ANSWER:
      Natasha, you can't cleanse your digestive system, it just does not work that way, there is nothing to clean. Your liver and kidneys deal naturally with the vast majority of foreign substances. Toxins in the alt med sense are undefinable and do not accumulate in your body.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digestive_system

      If you are constipated, try extra fiber, or see a doctor. Or if you are on any medication, see if it causes constipation.
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/constipation.html

      I agree about the spammers! They love this section.

  4. 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are the instructions for the Detox Bath?
    I recently purchased the e-book The Detox Bath form the web page Pure Inside Out to see if it could help me with some health issues. Unfortunately, my computer crashed and some of my files were lost including this book. This happened before I could get around to read it and although I am dying to try this method, I am reluctant to pay the 30 dls for the e-book twice. So if anyone has read it or has the instructions for the Bath, I would greatly appreciate you helping me out.

    • ANSWER:
      It's shame you paid for it once, given it's a scam.

      From Wiki:
      "Certain approaches in alternative medicine claim to remove toxins from the body through herbal, electrical or electromagnetic treatments (such as the Aqua Detox treatment). These toxins are undefined and have no scientific basis, making the validity of such techniques questionable. There is no evidence for toxic accumulation in these cases, as the liver and kidneys automatically detoxify and excrete many toxic materials including metabolic wastes. Under this theory if toxins are too rapidly released without being safely eliminated (such as burning fat that stores toxins) they can damage the body and cause malaise. Therapies include contrast showers, detoxification foot pads, oil pulling, Gerson therapy, snake-stones, body cleansing, Scientology's Purification Rundown, water fasting, and metabolic therapy."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

      I hope you find the instructions, but whatever you do, don't give the quacks another 30 bucks.

      "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.

  6. QUESTION:
    what are the natural remedies to detoxify mercury/led from the body?
    what are the natural remedies to detoxify mercury/led from the body? Since DMSA pulls it out too fast and while you are on SSRI, its not a good feeling. Garlic is thought to speed up the natural detoxification process

    Cilantro? Chlorella? Do they even work?
    Also, which one would not interact with Celexa SSRI?

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing in alternative medicine that will 'detox' mercury or lead. 'Detox' in this respect is a scam. You don't have mercury or lead poisoning anyway. Garlic will have no 'speed up' effect on liver or kidney function.

      -------
      EDIT: I should have mentioned to beware of detox scams, the internet is abound with them. First they alarm you that you are full of accumulated 'toxins', they they will try to sell you some quack remedy with no proper science to support it. Stay skeptical.

      From Wiki:
      "Body cleansing and detoxification have been referred to as an elaborate hoax used by con artists to cure nonexistent illnesses. Most doctors contend that the 'toxins' in question do not even exist.[16][17] In response, alternative medicine proponents frequently cite heavy metals or pesticides as the source of toxification, however no evidence exists that detoxification approaches have a measurable effect on these or any other chemical levels. Medical experts state that body cleansing is unnecessary as the human body is naturally capable of maintaining itself, with several organs dedicated to cleansing the blood and gut."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_cleansing

      If you had mercury or lead poisoning, you would be extremely sick.

      -------
      EDIT: These things have been mentioned below:

      Ionic Detox Footbath = SCAM! Read: http://www.chem1.com/CQ/FootBathBunk.html

      Bentonite clay for detox = SCAM! Read: http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4083

      @Janie - you don't need to be an expert in alt med to identify scams and lack of evidence!

  7. QUESTION:
    What are the characteristics of the kingdom animalia?
    Okay i need to know these characteristics of the animalia kingdom?

    Description:
    Divergent Event:
    Cell Type:
    Cell Structure:
    Body Plan:
    Metabolism:
    Digestion:
    Circulatory:
    Respiratory:
    Reproduction:
    Examples:

    and put the websites that you used to find this information.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a very diverse question, as there are a lot of different animals within the animalia kingdom. I will attempt to explain the general structures and situations of each of the characteristics that you have mentioned.

      Cell Structure -- there are some animals that are prokaryotic (invertebrates). Most of them are eukaryotic, and have a backbone (vertebrates).

      Body Plan -- there are many different body plans. Some have radial (starfish as an example), bilateral (humans), unilateral (earthworms)

      Metabolism -- this is the way an organism is able to break down various materials such as fats, proteins etc. and then distribute them to the various systems to be dealt with accordingly.

      Digestion -- this is the process in which the various macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, etc. are broken down and absorbed into the body. There are various sorts of systems that the animals have. Humans have the following (mouth, salivary duct, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, pancreas, liver, rectum). Birds for instance have a gullet as part of their digestive system, and then primitive animals such as amoeba, and paramecium have vacuoles on the cell membrane. Then there are sponges that feed for instance, and are filter feeders.

      CIrculatory -- some animals have an open and closed circulatory system. The open system they exchange wastes over the cell membrane. With closed circulatory systems such as humans it goes through a number of areas to cleanse the blood. The two organs that "bad blood" goes through is the kidneys and the liver, and they detoxify the blood by filtering the impurities and sending it into the appropriate system to be excreted or defecated. Some of the animals have a 2 chambered heart, and some have a four chambered heart. One example of a double chambered heart is a bird, and then the one that has four chambers is a human.

      Respiratory System -- this is known as the "gaseous exchange" system. For instance with humans you take in oxygen, and then it filters through the respiratory system into the alveoli, and the alveoli, filters the wastes from the blood (carbon dioxide) back up the respiratory system through the mouth or nose and back into the air. With fish or marine life it is a bit different with the fact that they have gills so it is an open respiratory system, and they exchange their gases through the gills and through their system, and back out.

      Reproduction: there are some invertebrates that do asexual reproduction through means of budding or fission, and then there are many animals that do the sexual reproduction. There are two types of reproduction in the main animal kingdom. One type of fertilization is external this type is like birds and fish where they lay eggs, and then the male fertilizes them. With internal fertilization, that is what many of the chordates such as marsupials, humans etc. have this type.

      Here are some websites that will go more into what I have described through this question.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal
      http://www.kidport.com/reflib/science/animals/animals.htm
      http://www.zephyrus.co.uk/kingdomanimal.html
      http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/pictures/Animalia.html
      http://animals.about.com/od/identifyinganimals/p/animals.htm
      www.dellpassovoy.com/Animalia.ppt

      If you need some further clarification, you can contact me.

  8. QUESTION:
    Has any of you done a body clense? Do they really made you feel better and healthier?
    I want to do a clense I have never done one before but I have heard they are amazing and make you feel soo much healthier. I have also heard they can be bad if you do it wrong? Do you know of any safe healthy cleaned that work and actually take toxins out of your body?

    • ANSWER:
      They are completely bogus. Your body naturally gets rid of 'toxins' via the liver and kidneys, and you can not improve upon that without medical assistance. It's nothing more than a fad/marketing gimmick with zero benefit but absolutely some potential for harm.

      Read all about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_cleansing

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever used and ionic foot bath to detox their body?
    I want to do this soon and I was just curious if anyone who did this felt different after.

    There is an "ion magnet" placed in a foot soak with your feet and allegedly it pulls out toxins into the water and your left with a nasty brown liquid...
    Funny that you say that Mc booger man, i'm getting a colonic in august. FUN!!

    • ANSWER:
      They are a total scam and have been thoroughly debunked. See: http://www.devicewatch.org/reports/aquadetox.shtml

      Moreover, 'Detox' has no meaning outside of the clinical treatment of drug addiction and poisoning. Your body gets rid of unwanted substances via the liver and kidneys and you can't improve upon that without medical assistance.

      There is absolutely no health benefit in colon cleansing either. Your colon is clean. From wiki (and check the sources):

      "No scientific evidence supports the alleged benefits of colon cleansing.[3] The bowel itself is not dirty and barring drugs, disease or mechanical blockage, cleans itself naturally without assistance.[4]"

      "The human body naturally removes waste material, and colon cleansing is not necessary except preparatory to a colonoscopy.[4][14] Colon cleansing may disrupt the balance between bacteria and natural chemicals in the bowel, and may interfere with the colon's ability to shed dead cells.[15]"
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon_cleansing

      'Detox' started as a scam to sell bogus products, it has since developed into a naturopathic fad. Forget about it.

  10. QUESTION:
    Best way to clean your blood stream and urinary track naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      The most natural way is to let your liver and kidneys do their job. Your body has evolved over millions of years and is very efficient at this. Barring disease, no food or supplement can improve their function. "Detox" has no meaning outside of the clinical treatment of drug addiction and poisoning.

      From Wiki:
      "Body cleansing and detoxification have been referred to as an elaborate hoax used by con artists to cure nonexistent illnesses. Most doctors contend that the 'toxins' in question do not even exist.[13][14] In response, alternative medicine proponents frequently cite heavy metals or pesticides as the source of toxification, however no evidence exists that detoxification approaches have a measurable effect on these or any other chemical levels. Medical experts state that body cleansing is unnecessary as the human body is naturally capable of maintaining itself, with several organs dedicated to cleansing the blood and gut."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_cleansing
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

  11. QUESTION:
    How To Do A Water Fast?
    Is it true that water fast can help for lose weight and detoxification? I am going to try a one day pure water fasting, does anyone know how to do that?

    • ANSWER:
      Ah, the great alt med 'detox' scam.

      To explain, 'detox' has no real meaning outside of the clinical treatment of addiction and poisoning. Most ingested toxins are efficiently and effectively removed by the kidneys and liver, and no food, supplement, or lack thereof will improve their function.

      In any case, there is no evidence that these 'toxins' actually accumulate in the body. If you are concerned about heavy metals or pesticides, no alt med 'detox' approach will have any effect on them. You will need hospitalization if you have heavy metal or pesticide poisoning.

      In my experience, 'detox' proponents cannot agree on a definition of 'detox', they cannot not define what 'toxins' are being removed, and they cannot describe how they are being removed. They cannot provide one shred of evidence to support their claims. I have asked these questions here many times.

      As wiki says: "Body cleansing and detoxification have been referred to as an elaborate hoax used by con artists to cure nonexistent illnesses." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_cleans…

      You really don't need to put yourself through all the bother, discomfort and risk of a water fast for something that is completely made up.

      Some quotes:

      "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.

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

  12. QUESTION:
    HAS ANYONE EVER TRIED THE HEAVY METAL CLEANSE?
    I went to a holistic doctor that informed me that I had a heavy metal toxicity and I was wondering if any of you have tried the heavy metal cleansing and if it worked for you. Did it make you puck and poop a lot?

    • ANSWER:
      Its a scam.

      If you had heavy metal 'toxicity' you would be too sick to be writing this.

      The cleanses don't work and are unnecessary. "Detox" has no meaning outside of the clinical treatment for drug addiction and poisoning.

      From Wiki:
      "Certain approaches in alternative medicine claim to remove "toxins" from the body through herbal, electrical or electromagnetic treatments (such as the Aqua Detox treatment). These toxins are undefined and have no scientific basis,[9] making the validity of such techniques questionable. There is no evidence for toxic accumulation in these cases,[9] as the liver and kidneys automatically detoxify and excrete many toxic materials including metabolic wastes."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

      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

      EDIT: Dr Nature O - got any evidence for that wild claim?

  13. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used Dr. Nutura's Colonix? Is it safe? Are there any legitimate endorsements made by doctors?
    I'm looking to try a colon cleanse and heavy metal detox for the first time, and I want to make sure I don't get taken. I also want to ensure I use a legitimate product.

    • ANSWER:
      Its good you are being skeptical, but perhaps you have asked the question in the wrong section. But in any case:

      There is no benefit in colon cleansing. Your colon is clean. Colon cleansing can be dangerous.

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

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon_cleansing

      There are many scams in alt med, detox is another. Ask any proponent of detox what toxins exactly are being removed and they won’t be able to tell you.

      "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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification
      http://www.skepdic.com/detox.html

      So there you go, it's a complete scam.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is vomiting blood part of the detox cleansing process?

    • ANSWER:
      Well these 'detox' products and diets are designed to empty out your system. But that's all they do. The idea that they 'detox' you is a hoax.

      Detox has no meaning outside of the clinical treatment for drug addiction or poisoning. Your body has evolved to naturally remove unwanted substances via the liver, kidneys and other organs. You cannot improve upon that without medical help.

      Alternative medicine 'Detox' has no supporting evidence and no valid argument can be made for it. People who sell you these products cannot identify what toxins they claim are being removed.

      I suggest you stop the 'detox' and if you don't improve, take yourself to a doctor.

      See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

  15. QUESTION:
    Does dual action cleanse really work?
    as seen on tv as a infomercial i want too know if it really cleans you out

    • ANSWER:
      I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but body cleanse detoxification programs are a scam! There are numerous scams in alternative medicine, detox is one of the worst. Ask any proponent what toxins exactly are being removed, and they won't be able to tell you. Their websites are full of pseudoscientific piffle.

      From Wiki:
      "No scientific evidence supports the alleged benefits of colon cleansing. The bowel itself is not dirty and barring drugs or disease, cleans itself naturally without need for assistance."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon_cleansing

      "Certain approaches in alternative medicine claim to remove toxins from the body through herbal, electrical or electromagnetic treatments (such as the Aqua Detox treatment). These toxins are undefined and have no scientific basis, making the validity of such techniques questionable. There is no evidence for toxic accumulation in these cases, as the liver and kidneys automatically detoxify and excrete many toxic materials including metabolic wastes. Under this theory if toxins are too rapidly released without being safely eliminated (such as burning fat that stores toxins) they can damage the body and cause malaise. Therapies include contrast showers, detoxification foot pads, oil pulling, Gerson therapy, snake-stones, body cleansing, Scientology's Purification Rundown, water fasting, and metabolic therapy."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxificat...

      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

      Don't waste your money on this alt med baloney.

  16. QUESTION:
    Best for cleansing colon and detox?
    I have been feeling tired and sluggish, having allergy problems, as well as skin breakouts so I am going to try to detox and get a colon cleanser. after two semesters of caffeine, fast food, no sleep, work and school, I think it would be a spectacular idea. I plan to do a raw food diet but am not sure what to do about the colon cleanser (what brands, foods, ways to do it, etc.). any kind of expertise would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry but 'detox' is naturopathic nonsense. The term has no meaning outside of the clinical treatment of drug addiction or poisoning. Your body naturally gets rid of unwanted substances via the liver and kidneys, you cannot improve that without medical assistance.

      Your body is not crawling with accumulated 'toxins' and even if it were - you would probably be in hospital. You certainly would not be able to remove them by 'cleansing' your colon, which is self cleaning by the way.

      From Wiki, check the resources:
      "No scientific evidence supports the alleged benefits of colon cleansing.[3] The bowel itself is not dirty and barring drugs, disease or mechanical blockage, cleans itself naturally without assistance.[4]"

      "The human body naturally removes waste material, and colon cleansing is not necessary except preparatory to a colonoscopy.[4][14] Colon cleansing may disrupt the balance between bacteria and natural chemicals in the bowel, and may interfere with the colon's ability to shed dead cells.[15]"
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon_cleansing

      "Many alternative medicine practitioners promote various other types of detoxification such as "diet detoxification," but there is little evidence that detox diets have any health benefits.[5] Furthermore, Sense About Science, a UK-based charitable trust determined that most commercial products' "detox" claims lack any supporting evidence and can be considered a "waste of money".[6][7]"
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

      All you need to do is improve your diet and lifestyle. Don't hand over money to quacks.

  17. QUESTION:
    how does the liver prevent poisoning in the body?

    • ANSWER:
      Samentha D,
      Some of the poisons that the liver deals with everyday are pesticides in the air and on foods, alcohol, prescription and recreational drugs, smoke and other environmental toxins in the air we breathe. All of these toxins could potentially harm the body. The liver is the cleansing system and if it is not functioning well the poisons do not get filtered and altered and prevented from spreading to the rest of the body. The rate at which the liver detoxifies the body system depends upon the health of the liver and the toxic load in the body. The body gives priority to liver processes. The liver takes vitamins and minerals and turns them into a form the body can use, the liver changes the chemical structure of poisons and toxins and makes them water-soluble. When they become water-soluble they can then be excreted out of the body through urine. The liver also produces bile which absorbs harmful toxins and transports them out of the body.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      I add a link with details of this subject

      http://en.wikipedia.org/
      wiki/Liver

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  18. QUESTION:
    what do all these drops and pills do ?
    my naturopath prescribed them to me but i can't remember what they are for

    pure encapsulations - vitamin D ( drop)
    quitenssence (drop)
    lung large intestine ( drop)
    hmf forte ( pills)
    any help would be apprecitated even if you dont know all of them :)
    i am being treated for having a low immune system and a low digestive system, also that there is too much acid in my blood stream. I also have a tiny but of mold in my lung but i don't know if she is doing that now or later.

    • ANSWER:
      What is your diagnosed condition - what are you being treated for?

      m being treated for having a low immune system and a low digestive system, also that there is too much acid in my blood stream. I also have a tiny but of mold in my lung but i don't know if she is doing that now or later.

      -------
      EDIT: Ok, well I'm very skeptical. The pure encapsulations - vitamin D sounds like just vitamin D, quitenssence as far as I can find seems to be 'detox' drops, HMF Forte is a probiotic and lung large intestine I don't know - could be some traditional chinese medicine concept

      You can't really have a 'low immune system', unless you have immunodeficiency due to disease - cancer, AIDS etc.

      You can have poor immune function but you can only return it to its optimal baseline through healthy diet and lifestyle. You can't 'boost' your immune system, and certainly probiotics won't do a thing for this.

      'Detox' is a meaningless term and a marketing gimmick. 'Detox' has no meaning outside of the clinical treatment of drug addiction and poisoning. Other than serious medical intervention, you cannot remove 'toxins' from your body by any method other than by your body's own natural mechanisms. Your body gets rid of unnecessary substances through the liver, kidneys, and colon, and no supplement can improve this function. Further there is no evidence that 'toxins' referred to by alt med , even exist or accumulate in the body.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_cleansing
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_detoxification

      I guess the high blood acidity is due the toxins? I think if you really had acidosis, then you would be extremely ill and would need a doctor.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acidosis

      If you really have mold on your lung, ie; a fungal infection, and especially if you do have an immune system problem, then you need a doctor and probably antifungal drugs.

      I hate to be negative, and I'm not a naturopath, but this all sounds dodgy to me.

  19. QUESTION:
    what is good to eat if you?
    what is a good healthy eating for those who have hepatitis C ? my friend has that kind of hepatitis but you know in EUA the health insurance is high to pay and she can not afford it ,I told her beets are good for it ,what is good to clean the liver ......
    please she knows this disease is hard to cure or maybe dose not cure ...she knows about ribavirin or interferon but she can not afford them
    salah ..Hepatitis is a liver disease

    • ANSWER:
      Click on this link, theres a good liver cleansing diet. http://diet.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Liver_Cleansing_Diet

  20. QUESTION:
    I want to go on a colon cleanse. any suggestions?
    what should I do on one. what should I take. Are there vegan ways to do this? how long will it take- by that I mean how long will I have to be near a bathroom?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't do it. It's scam quackery. Your colon is clean.

      From Wiki:
      "No scientific evidence supports the alleged benefits of colon cleansing. The bowel itself is not dirty and barring drugs or disease, cleans itself naturally without need for assistance.

      Certain enema preparations have been associated with heart attacks and electrolyte imbalances. Frequent colon cleansing may interfere with the proper functioning of the colon and can lead to dependence on laxatives or enemas to defecate. Some herbs used may also interact with or reduce the effectiveness of prescription drugs.

      Colon cleansing is not necessary as the body naturally removes waste material. Colon cleansing may disrupt the balance between bacteria and natural chemicals in the bowel, and may interfere with the colon's ability to shed dead cells."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon_cleansing

      Why put yourself through this dangerous, unnatural and unnecessary procedure?

      Some quotes:
      "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

  21. QUESTION:
    is eating or drinking wheatgrass really healthy?
    i`ve heard about it but does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! It have enzymes, fiber, vitamin, iron.....
      It increse bowel movemnet. I drink it everyday. It help alot when you feel thirsty. It relieve painful throat during summer( I found it by myself)

      Following From Wiki:
      Proponents of wheatgrass use claim that regular ingestion of the plant can improve the digestive system, prevent cancer, diabetes and heart disease, cure constipation, detoxify heavy metals from the bloodstream, cleanse the liver, prevent hair loss and help to make menopause more manageable [2]. There is, however, no scientific evidence to support many of these claims, although there is a great deal of anecdotal evidence to that effect [3].

      One of the most popular claims about wheatgrass, and one that is frequently made by both supporters and retailers, is that a 30 ml shot of wheatgrass is as nutritionally valuable as a kilogram of green vegetables [4]. This claim most likely originates from a statement commonly attributed to the "father of wheatgrass", Charles F Schnabel, who is alleged to have said that "Fifteen pounds of wheatgrass is equivalent to 350 pounds of the choicest vegetables" [1]. However, 30 grams of cooked spinach and broccoli contains more of certain vitamins and minerals (including vitamin C, calcium and folic acid) than the equivalent amount of wheatgrass.[3] Spinach and broccoli also contain fibre. A garden salad of the size commonly sold in fast food outlets contains vastly more of a range of nutrients than a 30 ml shot of wheatgrass; a kilogram of such vegetables is said to be beyond comparison.[3]

      The chlorophyll molecule is similar in structure to hemoglobin, leading some to believe that wheatgrass helps blood flow, digestion and general detoxification of the body. [citation needed]

  22. QUESTION:
    Need info on body cleansing?
    I am looking for realistic/scientific information on the subject of doing cleanses for the body. I am NOT looking for a diet or to lose weight, I am wanting to do something to keep my body healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      Sure. Body cleanses are total baloney. Your body has evolved to get rid of unwanted substances very efficiently via the liver and kidneys - you can't improve on that without medical assistance. "Body cleanses", "detox", "colon cleansing" - all useless naturopathic fad nonsense with no basis in science.

      Read the wiki article and check the references at the bottom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_cleansing

  23. QUESTION:
    Will gensing tea detoxify your body?
    Hi! Fellow Asian here :]
    My mom always make the gensing tea and force us to drink it.
    Is gensing beneficial to your body?
    Will it clean all the bad stuff out of your body?
    Thnx

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely not. "Detox" is a myth - your body removes already unwanted substances very efficiently via the liver, kidneys and other organs - you cannot improve upon that without medical assistance.

      From Wiki (check the citations)
      "Body cleansing and detoxification have been referred to as an elaborate hoax used by con artists to cure nonexistent illnesses. Some doctors contend that the "toxins" in question do not even exist.[1][17][18] Alternative medicine proponents frequently cite heavy metals or pesticides as the source of toxification; however, no evidence exists that detoxification approaches have a measurable effect on these or any other chemical levels. Medical experts state that body cleansing is unnecessary as the human body is naturally capable of maintaining itself, with several organs dedicated to cleansing the blood and gut.[19]"
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification_(alternative_medicine)

  24. QUESTION:
    anxiety, sweating, body odor, and suntheanine questions, please help =/?
    alright sooo.. i have really bad anxiety. and it makes me sweat horribly from my armpits, i stopped wearing deodorant because i would just sweat it off and smell bad again, it also give me horrible BO..

    i used to have ibs, just getting over it actually. and i was wondering if ibs (being bacterial overgrowth in the intestines) and all.. could that give a body odor ? my mom is going to get me a colon and liver cleanse, cause that apparently helps body odor. and she just got me 'suntheanine' today.

    do you think that if i take this supplement, it's calming/ relaxing ways will help me stop sweating ?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if bacterias could cause the smell. They do produce the smell but the bacterias themselves aren't under your skin in the blood stream. Then you would get an infection and die if your body would do this. Some of these bacterias can be harmful. Bacterias in intestines stay there until they get flushed out through defecating. But if IBS caused it, I wouldn't know. It doesn't say anything on wiki.

      However chemicals of any scent are transported around the body, if they are absorbed through the stomach, lungs or mucous. If you eat fruits only, you may not immediately start smelling sweeter and fruitier, but what you eat can affect the BO. I eat fruits and fish and while I don't notice any significant difference in the BO, it at least works as a placebo effect to know that I might be fruity. Although sometimes I can smell tuna in the urine. I prefer to eat fish than mammals and chicken.

      I have trouble with smelly hair, so I rarely wear any headgear, unless if it's really cold and I do wash them regularly, but they still smell after a day or two. I think it depends on the amount of sweat and oil that your body secrets through the skin. There are people who have surgeries to reduce the sweat. I think they get some of their pores closed. Maybe you have a similar issue, so go to a doctor. I don't know which doctors specialize in this, maybe dermatologists do, but if you do have a condition, they'll do something about it, although some people just have a significant smell. I doubt I could do anything for my hair.

      And yes, you need to do something about anxiety. I had issues with communication. Whenever I talked I felt embarrassed and got weak knees.

  25. QUESTION:
    can you overdose on detox medicine?
    I took my kidney detox medicine but I am not sure if I had actually taken it earlier or not. Can it hurt you? Also, I found out that you should only take it for two weeks at a time and I have taken it for 20 days straight. Can that hurt you?
    I am taking Renew Life Total Kidney Detox

    • ANSWER:
      What kidney detox medicine are you taking?

      -------
      EDIT: Ok, firstly the alt med concept of 'detox is largely a scam. 'Detox' has no real meaning outside of the clinical treatment of addiction and poisoning. Most ingested toxins are efficiently and effectively removed by the kidneys and liver, and barring disease, no food, supplement, or lack thereof will improve their function.

      There is no evidence that these 'toxins' actually accumulate in the body. If you are concerned about heavy metals or pesticides, no alt med 'detox' approach will have any effect on them. You will need hospitalization if you have heavy metal or pesticide poisoning.

      In my experience, 'detox' proponents cannot agree on a definition of 'detox', they cannot not define what 'toxins' are being removed, and they cannot describe how they are being removed. They cannot provide one shred of evidence to support their claims. I have asked these questions here many times.

      As wiki says: "Body cleansing and detoxification have been referred to as an elaborate hoax used by con artists to cure nonexistent illnesses."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_cleansing

      The Renew Life Total Kidney Detox contains potassium and unknown herbs, so I would say yes - you can overdose.

      Risk without benefit.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best colon cleanser...?
    My mother wants to buy me a colon cleanser because i use the bathroom ONLY when i take laxatives. And if i don't i use it every 2 weeks.

    Do you know what the best kind is?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Forget it - the only thing colon cleanse is meant to accomplish is the removal of money from your wallet. It's a scam that has zero health benefits. Your colon is clean.

      From Wiki:
      "No scientific evidence supports the alleged benefits of colon cleansing. The bowel itself is not dirty and barring drugs or disease, cleans itself naturally without need for assistance.

      Certain enema preparations have been associated with heart attacks and electrolyte imbalances. Frequent colon cleansing may interfere with the proper functioning of the colon and can lead to dependence on laxatives or enemas to defecate. Some herbs used may also interact with or reduce the effectiveness of prescription drugs.

      Colon cleansing is not necessary as the body naturally removes waste material. Colon cleansing may disrupt the balance between bacteria and natural chemicals in the bowel, and may interfere with the colon's ability to shed dead cells."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon_clean…

      Why put yourself through this dangerous, unnatural and unnecessary procedure?

      Some quotes:
      "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

  27. QUESTION:
    natural ways to detox?
    What are some foods and such that can help cleanse your body?

    • ANSWER:
      'Detox’ has no meaning outside of the clinical treatment of drug addiction or poisoning. Our bodies have evolved to get rid of unwanted substances very efficiently via the liver and kidneys; this function is not something you can improve upon with alternative medicine products or special diets. The best natural way to 'detox' is to do nothing. Beware the alt med detox scam.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

  28. QUESTION:
    what exactly r toxins that release for a massage?
    what r they talkiing about

    • ANSWER:
      I have asked that question many times of 'detox' proponents. I never get an answer.

      Most medical scientists agree that the alt med concept of the 'toxins' in question do not exist, and there is no evidence that they accumulate in your body. 'Detox' has no meaning outside of the clinical treatment for drug addiction or poisoning.

      If you really had toxic levels of poisons in your body, then you need a hospital. Do not fall for the alt med concept of detox, it's mostly a scam to sell products that has turned into a fad. The human body has evolved to get rid of unnecessary substances through your liver, kidneys, and colon. It isn’t possible to improve their function without medical assistance.

      From Wiki:
      "Body cleansing and detoxification have been referred to as an elaborate hoax used by con artists to cure nonexistent illnesses." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_cleansing

      Good question. I doubt you'll get a good answer.

      More reading:
      http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=452
      http://www.senseaboutscience.org.uk/index.php/site/about/282/

      -------
      EDIT: @Michelle, interesting theory.. what is the evidence that supports this?

  29. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever had a colonic?
    I have been suffering from constipation for some time now. My stomach is bloated and I only have a BM maybe twice a week if I use a laxative or an enema. I have changed my eating to no beef and lots of fruits & veggies & I drink plenty of water & exercise daily.

    I want to hear from others who have had a colonic before to hear how it worked for you. Was one tip enough? If you were bloated did it help?

    • ANSWER:
      The colon cleanse won't help, the problem is not in your colon, and your colon is already clean. Colon cleansing is dangerous, unnatural and a scam basically.

      From Wiki:
      "No scientific evidence supports the alleged benefits of colon cleansing. The bowel itself is not dirty and barring drugs or disease, cleans itself naturally without need for assistance."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon_cleansing

      "Certain approaches in alternative medicine claim to remove toxins from the body through herbal, electrical or electromagnetic treatments (such as the Aqua Detox treatment). These toxins are undefined and have no scientific basis, making the validity of such techniques questionable. There is no evidence for toxic accumulation in these cases, as the liver and kidneys automatically detoxify and excrete many toxic materials including metabolic wastes. Under this theory if toxins are too rapidly released without being safely eliminated (such as burning fat that stores toxins) they can damage the body and cause malaise. Therapies include contrast showers, detoxification foot pads, oil pulling, Gerson therapy, snake-stones, body cleansing, Scientology's Purification Rundown, water fasting, and metabolic therapy."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

      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

      Don't waste your money on this baloney.

  30. QUESTION:
    what's the best detox diet?
    what's the best way to loose weight, get better hair, skin & feel better by flushing out the toxins?
    water fast? juice fast? raw food diet? master cleanse? ..are they safe & how long should they be followed?

    • ANSWER:
      They are all BS. Master Cleanse is dangerous.

      "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

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

  31. QUESTION:
    What was your experience like on the Wild Rose D-Tox program?
    I am now on day 8 of 12, and I feel pretty good. A friend who is a heath-care professional recommended this cleanse program to me. She said most people feel pretty crappy for the first couple of days, and a few other people I know who have all done it said it was "hard" on their bodies. She also said, when she did it a few months ago, that one day she saw a yucky black tar in her stool.

    Since I've started, from day one, I haven't really felt much different. I normally have a very high-fiber diet as I am vegetarian and only eat whole grains. Generally I've felt more energetic and happier (but to be truthful, I'm not sure if that has to do with the lack of alcohol in my system), I am thinking clearly, and my perma-althete's foot has almost disappeared completely.

    How did you feel?
    When you finished the cleanse what was your first normal "meal"? And did it go down smoothly?

    • ANSWER:
      You're waisting your time, Moopoo. The alt med concept of 'detox' is a scam. 'Detox' has no real meaning outside of the clinical treatment of addiction and poisoning.

      Most toxins you ingest are efficiently and effectively removed by your kidneys and liver; no food or supplement including herbs will improve their function.

      There is no evidence that these 'toxins' even accumulate in the body. If you are concerned about heavy metals or pesticides, no alt med 'detox' approach will have any effect on them. You will need hospitalization if you have heavy metal or pesticide poisoning.

      In my experience, 'detox' proponents cannot agree on a definition of 'detox', they cannot not define what 'toxins' are being removed, and they cannot describe how they are being removed. They cannot provide one shred of evidence to support their claims. I have asked these questions here many times.

      As wiki says: "Body cleansing and detoxification have been referred to as an elaborate hoax used by con artists to cure nonexistent illnesses."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_cleansing

      You are probably doing more harm than good, so you have risk without benefit.

      Read:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification
      http://www.skepdic.com/detox.html

      Detox is moopoo.

  32. QUESTION:
    Anyone use Toxinout or Colonix?
    I'm looking for real random people's opinions on Dr. Natura's Toxinout and Colonix. (http://www.drnatura.com/toxinout_program.php) I'm not to worried about weight loss, but the actual detox aspect of being and feeling healthier. So any opinions on the stuff would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is my random (evidence based) opinion:

      Detox in the alt med sense is a scam. Detox has no meaning outside of the clinical treatment of drug addiction and poisoning. Weight loss from any such potentially dangerous treatment is temporary only.

      From Wiki:
      "Certain approaches in alternative medicine claim to remove "toxins" from the body through herbal, electrical or electromagnetic treatments (such as the Aqua Detox treatment). These toxins are undefined and have no scientific basis, making the validity of such techniques questionable. There is no evidence for toxic accumulation in these cases, as the liver and kidneys automatically detoxify and excrete many toxic materials including metabolic wastes."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxificat…

      Ask the supplier for their scientific evidence of efficacy, clinical trials, safety data. I'm sure they will have no such information, and instead will provide only preposterous pseudoscientific piffle and testimonials.

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

      ------
      Edit: caw, thee is no such thing as "mucoid plaque". It is a made up term.

      "It's a bowel cleansing pill, said to be herbal, which causes your intestines to produce long, rubbery, hideous looking snakes of bowel movements, which they call mucoid plaque."

      "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."

      "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."
      http://skeptoid.com/episode.php?id=4083&comments=all

      Its a scam.

  33. QUESTION:
    Apple cider vinegar......?
    I am thinking about drinkIng a small/normal amount of apple cider vinegar 2 or 3 times a day for various reasons. I also take 100mg Zoloft each night at bedtime. So, I was wondering since vinegar (over time) "cleanses toxins", will it deplete my regular daily medication that I take? Will it cause the zoloft to not work as well? I also, from time to time, take melatonin to help me sleeep. But, with apple cider vinegar in my system working to cleanse my system, will the medication still be effctive and still peform as normal? Sounds like a weird queston but any advice would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      Vinegar does not 'cleanse toxins'.

      Most 'toxins' do not accumulate in your body, they are removed naturally via your liver and kidneys. The ones that cannot be removed this way, will not be removed by supplements - example heavy metals.

      "Toxin" and "Detox" are pretty much made up terms by the alt med industry, but have no basis in science. Detox has no real meaning outside of the clinical treatment for drug addiction and poisoning.

      From Wiki:
      Certain approaches in alternative medicine claim to remove "toxins" from the body through herbal, electrical or electromagnetic treatments (such as the Aqua Detox treatment). These toxins are undefined and have no scientific basis, making the validity of such techniques questionable. There is no evidence for toxic accumulation in these cases, as the liver and kidneys automatically detoxify and excrete many toxic materials including metabolic wastes. Under this theory if toxins are too rapidly released without being safely eliminated (such as burning fat that stores toxins) they can damage the body and cause malaise.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

      I have asked detox prononents time and time again, what toxins are being removed and what is the mechanism. I have never had a valid answer.

      You should not take any supplement that may have an effect together with your Zoloft without talking to your doctor first.

      http://www.senseaboutscience.org.uk/index.php/site/project/14/
      http://www.skepdic.com/detox.html

      -------
      EDIT: Aristo, OK please tell me what 'toxins' are removed by alternative medicine methods or supplements and what is the mechanism. Don't forget to provide your supporting robust, peer-reviewed, scientific data.

      Please also tell where my wiki quote is wrong and why.

      -------
      EDIT: gobygirl is giving you very poor and potentially dangerous advice. She does not know the first thing about you or your condition, yet she is happily telling you to go off your doctor prescribed medicine. She is also thinks she can prescribe treatment, and an unproven, poorly studied treatment at that. Do not make any changes without discussing it with your doctor first.

  34. QUESTION:
    Would it be safe to take Colon Clenz after being on pain medication for over a year?
    I've been prescribed pain medication 10/500's,and recently 10/325 hydrocodone's for almost 15 months.My bowel movements are very limited a week,3-5 times a week if that,and they are painful. I can feel that im not "going" enough for the amount of food im bringing in during my day.breakfast,lunch,snacks,dinner,then the next day,etc and i may have a bowel movement of normal size that next day..which doesnt feel or sound right.Ive had diahrea maybe two or three times in the past year. ( also,is it possible to do damage to your colon/intestines/etc by being too constipated for so long? Can you die? I'm only 22,and already know im hurting my liver(idont plan on being on this medication long) but regardless,I want to change my life around with my organ care and health)

    Ive been looking into Colon clenz and see almost nothing but positive reviews..
    Ive tried Duralax stool softeners and laxatives,they work,but i have taken one of the pills,and didnt have a bowel movement the next day like the box says you should,it was no different just another normal bowel movement the next day like i never took anything)

    Please,no criticism for my decisions.
    Thank you all

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansing has no health benefits and has risks. You should be discussing this with a doctor.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon_cleansing

  35. QUESTION:
    What are the advantages to doing a body detox?
    I have been hearing about body detox kits and I am curious as to what it does for the body and when it would be appropriate...I am wondering if it would make me feel better and how. I don't feel sick my body just feels heavy. My body just feels worn and just really heavy. It's hard to explain but I'm only 23 years old and I feel like my body is just crying out for help. I am not that big either 5'3" and 115lbs. If it is worth it what body detox kits are best for women? Is there even a difference. I want to cleanse my body and then keep up with it...perhaps start eating foods with less chemicals and more organic meals. Any recommendations on that. Another question, what do wheat grass shots do for the body? I am not sure what to do to refresh my body...any suggestions would be great!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      'Detox' is mostly nonsense. It started as a scam to sell products, it has now developed into an alternative medicine fad. The reality is that 'detox' has no meaning outside of the clinical treatment of drug addiction or poisoning. Your body has evolved to get rid of unwanted substances via the liver and kidneys; you cannot not improve upon that function without medical assistance. Your body is not crawling with accumulated toxins, and even if it was, products that give you diarrhea are not going to get rid of them.

      See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

      -------
      EDIT: @platypus, Colchicine is an anti-inflammatory. It prevents phagocytosis of the uric acid crystals by leukocytes. Diarrhea is a side effect.

  36. QUESTION:
    How to detox body from alcohol and illegal drugs?
    I go out every weekend with my friend and we finish a whole 2.6 bottle of whiskey, and we used to do MDMA at the end of the night. I would say we were active in drugs for about less than a year or so and we've decided to put it to an end for good. I've been sober from drugs about 2 months now, and 1 month from alcohol (and still counting!). My friend can still go out and have fun and not worry about the feeling of depression/anxiety the next day... but I have to. And this is why I'm quitting drinking. It sucks, I almost feel like I'm missing out on all the fun. I just turned 21 and I know for a fact I took advantage of the years I could have enjoyed having fun =

    What are the highly recommended methods to cleanse my body from the abuse of alcohol and past usage of drugs?

    Please let me know and thank you for your time, it's greatly appreciated.

    :)

    • ANSWER:
      Good for you, but you are already doing the detox. That is dealing with the withdrawal. The term has no meaning beyond that, except for the medical treatment for poisoning.

      Your body naturally removes unwanted substances itself, via the liver, kidneys and other organs. You can't improve on that without medical help.

      The alt med fad of 'detox' and 'cleanses' are pretty much baloney.

      See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

  37. QUESTION:
    Iridology question - toxins in eyes?
    When I went to see a naturopath a few months ago we did an iridology scan and highlighted how some areas of my body in poor health were reflected in my iris. This included murky-orange patches (toxins) and wobbly line things radiating from it. A healthy person in general should have clear eyes with no orange toxins and the lines radiating from the pupil should be straight and uniform. My eyes are blue and the images taken were similar to this: http://www.knowledgerush.com/wiki_image/9/9e/Iris.eye.225px.jpg

    Among the areas of my body in poor health my naturopath cited possible thyroid problem history in my family, poor liver health (which is probably true by far) and poor digestion (which I know). I can't remember others she may have said as I have lost contact and moved to a new city. I would REALLY like to have "clear eyes" with straight lines and zero toxins. People when judging my eye colour sometimes say 'hazel' or 'greeny-blue' or 'bluey-orange' which is NOT true as my eyes are blue and their perceptions are influenced by the haze of toxins! I also feel paranoid that people with the "clear eyes" I describe judge me as being in poor health because of my eyes. I also have an inkling that perhaps my poor eyesight (short sightedness) could be because the toxins are clouding my view.

    But hey my point is that I want to remove these toxins asap and that I have been following a blood type diet for 3 months and I still have the same if not more toxins. I am only 18 and in my younger days it is fair to say my diet wasn't exactly good but now it is, I supplement as well. Can anybody tell me if toxins actually do go away in time? And maybe fill me in on iridology concepts again?

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone has different radiating lines, known as weaves, which show your genetic constitution (health). There are 5 constitution categories although you will see different names like muslin or honeycomb on various websites. Going with the book my iridologist gave me, it states the 5 contitutions are *Silk *Silk/linen * Linen *Hessian *Net. The strongest constitution is silk and the weakest constitution is net.

      Silk is the strongest tightly woven and very straight, silk/linen is slightly thicker lines spread a bit further apart, linen is not too strong not too weak with more lesions (looks like tear drops) between the fibres, hessian has a weave that is open and has irregular thickness with a petal type appearance and lastly the net which can be likened to a spiders web...check links below for some of these images.

      Constitutions:
      http://www.nzherbal.com/articles/iridology.html
      http://www.weightcontroldoctor.com.au/index.php?page=healthtips&subpage=iridology

      Based on the picture you have given, this is a hessian constitution. It is generally considered that a constitution cannot be changed but watching the before and after video below, you can see the eye constitution has improved to a small degree. A hessian constitution (also known as the daisy petal..as you can see it looks like petals surrounding the pupil) is a weaker constitution therefore you have inherent weaknesses, your metabolic processes will be slower and toxic accumulations are more likely. You also needs to pay a lot of attention to maintaining your nutrient balance.

      If you have spots on your eyes, they are either psora or drug deposits. Psora spots are heavy dark patches...these are inherited. Drug spots however are usually smaller and different in colour. Chemical deposits show up as bright yellow, red, orange and other colours. They are usually small and scattered about. It is very handy to draw up a chart and note all your spots to see if any new spots appear and take photos to watch your progess..if your camera is good enough. :)

      A bright shiny iris indicates good health and a duller iris suggests a sluggish system with a lowered metabolic rate. Colour wise:

      "White means that a part of the body is working hard to stay healthy.
      Yellow-white means that a part of the body is losing when fighting to stay healthy.
      Yellow means that the kidneys are functioning poorly. If the sclera is yellow it means that gallbladder disease may be present.
      Orange means that a pancreas or liver weakness may be present, glucose should be measured, or the body may have an issue metabolizing carbohydrates.
      Red-brown means that deterioration may be occurring.
      Brown means dirty blood and poor liver function.
      Black means that tissue may be dying."

      http://www.brighthub.com/health/alternative-medicine/articles/70005.aspx

      Your vision will not be affected by toxins in the eye. With detoxing, you would benefit greating from pancreatic enzyme supplements from a health food store. A bowel detox and liver detox is also recommended. You can purchase both in capsule form or liquid forms. I personally had a yellow ring around my pupils and i was told i needed to drink more water. The yellow ring is now gone. I'm not sure how long it took to disappear but my last iridology reading showed no yellow in the eye.

      Eye colour change blogs:
      http://goneraw.com/forum/change-eye-colour

      Iridology - before and after:
      http://www.veoh.com/collection/bio-optic#watch%3Dv16020976HCWPH6DH

      Detox:
      http://www.detox.net.au/articles/iridology-cleansing-detox.htm

  38. QUESTION:
    whats going on with my body?
    okay. for about a month or so i was taking a combination of vitamin c and niacin. My skin turned whitish, and i was told that it was because I was taking too much VIT. C and that i was producing too much white blood cells. That happened when I stopped taking the niacin with the vitamin c.

    NOW, my nurse told me to do a colon cleanse to get the extra vitamin c out of my system, but my skin color hasnt come back yet. I STILL have no pigment in my skin. WHAT IS GOING ON? WHAT CAN I DO?! Ive already gone to get checked out and the doctors said nothing was wrong except I was producing a little more biribulin in my liver.

    and whats even more weird is that when i drink water, my skin turns white? Is that because the toxins are coming out of my skin. the depigmentation is ALL OVER MY BODY.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a link that may answer your question:
      http://www.pennhealth.com/ency/article/003244.htm

      In this article (under tropical treatments
      section and also Vitamin C section) it mentions about Vit C inhibiting melanin
      production. Melanin is what causes
      pigmentation of the skin.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_whitening

      Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin. That
      means it can easily be washed out of the
      body through the kidneys. IT may take
      a little time for this overdose to be removed
      from the body and the melanin to build up again.

      If your doctor says your bilirubin level is
      going higher, then I would watch to see
      if your whites of the eyes or skin turns
      a yellow color. This is the first sign of
      problems with the liver.

      The white blood cells don't really have
      much to do with the color of the skin, they
      have a lot to do with repairing the skin
      when it is injured.

      I hope this info is of some help.

  39. QUESTION:
    what exactly is a colon cleanse suppose to accomplish?
    I have read many questions in here asking what is the best one, etc but never a question about what it is suppose to accomplish.
    Anyone who has done this, any help here?
    Okay guys, I KNOW it cleans your colon. What I want to know is what is the point suppose to be of a "clean colon" since that is where all bodily waste passes through and the colon gets dirty again.
    And I've had colonoscopy. Didn't notice any miracles after that little bit of heaven so again, what is the point of a colon cleanse?
    Wow, alot of you guys pretty much agree with me that it is pointless. After reading so many questions asking about it, I figured I would get a bunch of people telling me how wonderful it is and maybe learn something new.

    • ANSWER:
      The only thing it is meant to accomplish is the removal of money from your wallet. It's a scam that has zero health benefits. Your colon is clean.

      From Wiki:
      "No scientific evidence supports the alleged benefits of colon cleansing. The bowel itself is not dirty and barring drugs or disease, cleans itself naturally without need for assistance.

      Certain enema preparations have been associated with heart attacks and electrolyte imbalances. Frequent colon cleansing may interfere with the proper functioning of the colon and can lead to dependence on laxatives or enemas to defecate. Some herbs used may also interact with or reduce the effectiveness of prescription drugs.

      Colon cleansing is not necessary as the body naturally removes waste material. Colon cleansing may disrupt the balance between bacteria and natural chemicals in the bowel, and may interfere with the colon's ability to shed dead cells."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon_cleansing

      Why put yourself through this dangerous, unnatural and unnecessary procedure?

      Some quotes:
      "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

      Thanks for the good skeptical question.

  40. QUESTION:
    abnormal scar ? :S:S PLEASE HELP?
    Just over a year ago i was bitten by a dog and the scar left is minor about the size of a penny. however about 2 months ago it turned into a raised red lump/spot. it is painless but im quite worried about, any idea what it is? should i go to the doctors?
    thank you >.<

    • ANSWER:
      Relax, this is nothing to worry about - it's what's known as a keloid scar. Basically, the body just produces too much collagen to heal the wound. It's absolutely 100% harmless and I speak from personal experience with this.

      My surgeon told me keloid scars have a tendency to be more prevalent in dark-skinned people (though I am white).

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keloid

      I have personally had good success using proteolytic enzymes (serrapeptase). However, these can have a blood-thinning effect, so must be used carefully and I would certainly ensure that if you begin using these, they be used only under the supervision of your GP. That said, if you would like to chase this option up, appropriate products include Vitalzym and Doctor's Best serrapeptase. I live in the UK and I get mine from iHerb in California.

      Putting all the above to one side for a moment, it is important to point out, however, that the general rule for scar improvement is 18months following surgery, so 4 months is only the very beginning of the process.

      Natural substances which can be rubbed into the skin topically include Apple Cider Vinegar (Paul Bragg wrote a book on the many uses of ACV, now available as a downloadable e-book). Herbal 'Swedish bitters' are also recommended by many naturopaths for rubbing into scars. Same goes for aloe vera gel. You benefit not only from the natural substances contained within these things, but also from the massaging action itself, which helps to stimulate blood flow and allows nutrients to reach their intended target.

      A product called 'MSM' (derived from pine bark, I believe) is exceptionally high in sulphur, and sulphur is known to aid elasticity of the skin. I did not know about this when I was originally scarred, so I can't reliably report on it from personal experience. It's very safe to use, but tastes flippin' awful! :-)

      Orthosilicic acid is excellent for the skin, partly because it strengthens the microscopic blood vessels (capillaries) which serve nutrients to the skin, but mostly because it has the wonderous effect of aiding synthesis of collagen. It is also great for many other parts of the body, including hair and nails. It's sold under the name 'BioSil'. Again, this substance is very safe and tastes quite bad (but can easily be disguised in orange juice or similar, because you only take 5-10 drops per day).

      Of course, Vitamin C and E are also very good for the skin, as is green tea (all taken internally, I mean).

      Actually, it's been so long since I actively attended to my scars that I now forget what natural products I tried. I am quite certain, however, that my high intake of dark leafy greens helped my healing tremendously. Cholorophyll (the green 'life blood' of plants) is supremely nourishing and cleansing to the body; it supports health on the cellular level and in so many different ways. Definitely ensure your son eats plenty of broccoli, cabbage, salads, etc.

      Turmeric is specifically good for both the liver and the skin and is easy to include in meals as it doesn't taste strong and need not be used in large quantities. Ayurvedic practitioners have long recommended it's consumption for skin health. It is very rich in beta carotene which is good for delicate tissues such as skin and the membranes of the lungs. Fresh raw carrot juice is also excellent for similar reasons. Whilst I'm on the subject of raw vegetable juices, beetroot juice is incredibly good for the body in a whole host of different ways, not least cleansing the liver - if you keep the liver clean, all the enzymatic and repair processes of the body will run much more effectively, increasing chances of optimal healing.

      Lastly, you can also obtain a special type of silicone in a cuttable 'sheet' format, which you apply to the skin, under a dressing, at night time, and this has a peculiar effect with some keloid scars, of gradually flattening out the scar. I was prescribed this by my surgeon but didn't have the patience to use it for months on end.

      In all honesty, by far the most effective substance for my particular scars (which were keloid in nature), aside from the steroid injections I received (which somewhat flattened and spread out my keloids) was the proteolytic enzymes - but they need to be taken for several months on end, and in moderation, as per above-mentioned cautions. they need not be feared, but just need to be respected and monitored by the GP as time goes by, to ensure blood clotting response not compromised.

      All the best, and again -don't worry, this is completely harmless.

  41. QUESTION:
    i had a blood transfussion in 1977 and found out recently i have hep c they can not treat it had it to long?
    i have manic depression and they say the treatment causes this soooo what to do will i ever work again or just get sicker they say they really do not know i am 56 and do not want this wish it would go away is there any better advice out there?????

    • ANSWER:
      first of all, i'd like to explain to those that claim they are healthy are NOT healthy if they have HCV!

      now, on the other hand....you did not say why they wont treat.
      if it is because of the mental disease (manic depression)-that is CAUSED by having HCV!

      HCV is not just a liver disease! HCV only needs the liver as it's host, our bloodstream is it's transporter! HCV is found in ALL tissues-not just the liver! It even passes the blood brain barrier! (which is why more heppers than not have HCV related CNS diseases such as depression, mania, bi-polar illness, as well as others like major depression, short term memory issues ect ect ect.....

      If this is the only reason why they will not treat, you need to march back into your doctor and tell him that if you were not HCV infected, you wouldnt have manic depression!
      There are medications that can help you during your antiviral chemotherapy! Antidepressants with the combination of buspar or other non-addicting anti-anxiety meds will help!

      I had depression from the age of 13 up until I did antiviral chemotherapy at age 34.....I no longer battle with depression because I am a responder to the chemo meds...the virus is not capable of causing an upset in how my brain chemistry communicates.....I am post 5 years and feel great! Treatment for me was easy because I kept up my water intake during the entire year! (water greatly reduces side effects!)

      Now, if it is your liver damage that is causing the doctors to tell you that your not a good canadite for treatment, then at least ask him about infergon.....it is the one folks have been waiting for!

      If you have the alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, treatment is not an option for you-or anyone else for that matter who has this disorder:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_1-antitrypsin_deficiency

      meanwhile, while your awaiting to talk to your doctor again, you can try to introduce milk thistle-this is the ONLY proven beneficial, non harming herb for those with HCV.
      drink plenty of water (do not exceed the daily allowance)
      try to gain most of your protein from veggies-they are easier for your body to digest
      refrain from sodium, sugars (all kinds, all forms including artificial) stevia seems to be safe-this if found at GNC but some stores are now carrying foods/beverages with this ingredient.
      do not take a multivitamin with iron in it...if your not sure, ask the pharmasist which ones do not have any form of iron in it...this goes for food too...no foods with iron in it.
      try to limit your red meat intake (iron and high protein-hard to digest). chicken or fish a few times a week is much better if you need to eat meat.
      coffees and teas are good for you, however, if your liver damage is causing panic attacks from toxin overload (waste and bi-products of foods) by all means do not drink it.

      juices, cleanses (cure alls) are dangerous for anyone, not just those with liver disease. do not fall victim!

      if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get into touch with me....
      heppystephy at yahoo.com

  42. QUESTION:
    My acne is starting to get worse again, what can I do to lessen it?
    I noticed that when my family traveled over the summer in South America and had activities planned every day and having big breakfasts including fruit, my acne lessened. It was a 3 week trip. Now it's worse than before me and my family left, especially on the sides of my face, it's getting pretty bad and I don't know exactly what to do about it. Also, I haven't went outside for a few days, I am taking a gap year between high school and college and am in the process of getting on a normal sleeping pattern and getting my life in order so I am just trying to stay up during the day and fall asleep at night. I have went to sleep at 10 or so and woke up at 6 or so every day for the past 3-4 days and I hope to retain this pattern for a while.

    How do I lessen my acne?

    1. Are there specific foods I should avoid?
    2. Does going outside help to lessen acne a good deal?
    3. Does face medicine actually help to lessen acne or not?
    4. Does stress cause more acne?
    5. How much sleep should I be getting on average, does getting a lot of sleep help lessen acne?
    6. Should I start shaving daily, I haven't shaved in a while, does that increase acne?
    7. Also, I have kind of long hair and long bangs (I think that's what the front is called although I always push them to the side of my face, so, instead of the hair coming straight down, it is pushed to the side to cover part of my forehead).
    8. What other things impact acne?

    Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      You should try a liver cleansing diet. I know someone that did that and it cleared his acne up right away. Here's a link: http://diet.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Liver_Cleansing_Diet

      Also, a good face cleansing regimen is:

      1. Use 'Basic' brand bar soap on you face.

      2. Use Equate brand On the Spot benzoyl peroxide treatment. It's really mild, so it won't irritate your skin and you can usr as much as you want.

      3. Use Equate brand 'Moisturizing Lotion'.

      4. Wash your face every morning and night with the soap. After your face dries completely, put the benzoyl peroxide on all of the acne spots. Then, light spread the lotion all over you face. This will prevent your face from emitting extra pore clogging greas to moisturize itself.

      Well, that all I got. I hope you find something that works! :)

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there something serious wrong with me?
    I'm 15 and recently I have been having extreme health anxiety and for the past 6 months every symptom I have I have pointed it towards type 1 diabetes because I'm so petrified of it. Since I have been having these extreme worries I have been having reactions to food which has made me petrified to eat. I went to the hospital the other night and for the second time, the doctors ran all the blood tests and tests and everything was normal exeptt I am extremely underweight and I am having councilling to find out the cause of me not eating.

    Recently I am come up with idea that I may have reactive hypoglycemia because when ever I havent eaten in a while I will go to eat and then afterwards I will feel really hot and sick and sometimes get a headache. Is this the anxiety I get before I eat or is there something dreadfully wrong with me that the doctors did not find out? Please help, I'm crying and I don't know what to do with myself anymore! :'(
    So is there something wrong with me? Do I have diabetes or reactive hypoglycemia? I'm scared! :'(
    PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION I'M REALLY TERRIFIED! :(
    what do you mean? I don't pee often.

    • ANSWER:
      I wondered if you thought that was relevant? I've posted a wiki link after I searched Google for urinary tract. You can see that, the body creates calcium naturally in the liver. Also, is also stores amino acids from foods, as well as ammonium in the form of salts. Salts are very important to our system, not just for peeing for me and you but also for ovulation.

      Try to pee more. The kidneys cleanse your urine. When you pee you are getting rid of good and bad parts of liquids. If you don't pee enough, like 3-4 times a day then your body will release the body stuff back into your body. That's not all bad, but affect your own hydration system. If this is affected then you ability (and desire to) to improve your diet can suffer. Please use the NHS link I gave you, I can't really explain. But you need to get you muscles moving. Also, please have a cup of tea in the morning, if not for me then for you parents? What am I asking, nothing really? Just trying to help

      I can only go so far and suggest that our body's create only a small amount of what is needed but the rest we get from our food. You may feel sick because of a pH imbalance there, don't you think? Another link I'm posting says that we need salt as it can regulate our hormones. I'm saying you can regulate them and you will feel less stress and anxiety - that's what I hope for anyway.

      Has anybody suggested that reason for your headaches and sickness is your periods. It's quite normal to feel hormonal during ovulation.

  44. QUESTION:
    Whats a good post Steroid de-tox?
    Hi have just finished a course of steroids (Deca-durobolin and test) whats a good detox programme? Ive seen the ones from the chemist but my mate did one with filtered water and veges, I know alot you cant eat meat but Id like to keep the protien intake up with shakes and fish etc...
    Ok ok ok, Enough with the "Nuts" stuff thier fine, And yes "Oricle" my back up starter drugs where also used, I just wanted to do a de-tox just as I would after a course of any man made drugs, And "Supergen" if your happy walking around like John Candy then good luck to you, As you dont consider Arnold, Sylvester, and many more "buff" people sucsesfull, Ill keep you informed about my balls and as soon as the day come you can see yours let us know, Please remember when that pain comes in your right arm and your clutching your chest that "Jace" is cut up ripped up and enjoying his life "Mate"

    • ANSWER:
      Jace, those detox programs are scams. Don't waste your money.

      There are numerous scams in alternative medicine, detox is one of the worst. Ask any proponent what toxins exactly are being removed, and they won't be able to tell you. Their websites are full of pseudoscientific piffle.

      From Wiki:
      "Certain approaches in alternative medicine claim to remove toxins from the body through herbal, electrical or electromagnetic treatments (such as the Aqua Detox treatment). These toxins are undefined and have no scientific basis, making the validity of such techniques questionable. There is no evidence for toxic accumulation in these cases, as the liver and kidneys automatically detoxify and excrete many toxic materials including metabolic wastes. Under this theory if toxins are too rapidly released without being safely eliminated (such as burning fat that stores toxins) they can damage the body and cause malaise. Therapies include contrast showers, detoxification foot pads, oil pulling, Gerson therapy, snake-stones, body cleansing, Scientology's Purification Rundown, water fasting, and metabolic therapy."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

      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

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. QUESTION:
    how long does it take for the acai berry and colon cleanse to arrive in Sandy, Utah?
    I ordered the acai berry and colon cleanse 1 week ago last saturday (today is Sat. May 2) does anyone know when it will arrive?

    • ANSWER:
      Hmmmm, did the company give you a tracking number for your order? Maybe a number you can call? It sounds like you might have been scammed by this company.

  3. QUESTION:
    Acai berry and colon cleanse diet. How frequent do you take these pills and how much? They dont really specify?
    I have taken an interest in the Acai berry and colon cleanse diet. I recieved both bottles and they both say take two capsules a day but not whether I should take them together, or through out the day. The only really thing I know for certain is not at night! Now I work out 3 to 4 times a week and hoping this will help on my pursuit to a healthy life. Does anyone with some back ground in this have any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Seriously this sh!t does not work, just drink plenty of water healthy eating and regular exercise. Get a wii fit, and purchase mario olympics its a wicked work out and its fun too

  4. QUESTION:
    Does the REAL Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse actually work?
    I want to lose weight fast. I have tried a strict diet and exercise before, and I lost pounds, but it took waaaay too long. I want to try the Acai and Colon Cleanse, and I'm going to DIET and EXERCISE along with it. So those of you who have tried it, did it work for you? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleanse is the one that actually works, check out my source for information. I have tried it first hand.

  5. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used acai berry and colon cleanse?
    I need to lose my last 10 pounds, ok maybe 15. I am 40 years old, healthy and eat right. I ride my bike to and from work everyday. I just need to lose my last 10 - 15 pounds. Has anyone used acai berry and colon cleanse and succeeded? I do not want to buy it online. Can I get it over the counter?

    • ANSWER:
      You can certainly buy it from most any health food store... but it's not a fruit that forces you to lose weight. Ultimately, Acai is Acai no matter which company sells it as long as that company is legit and has good quality. It is a fantastic antioxidant that is also good for cardiovascular health, but that's about it.
      Unfortunately, Acai is one of a few high powered antioxidants that are fads right now and when there is a fad, there are always people and companies that take advantage of that popularity and sell their own piece of it. The unfortunate part is that too many of those people/companies make baseless claims (eg. weight loss, colon cleansing, etc) in order to sell their product faster and for higher prices. Of all the research I've done on Acai, I've never seen any valid proof that it helps to lose weight more than diet and exercise alone or clean your colon any more than an apple or a grape would (as they all have a little fiber).
      If you really wanted to try it, you can get it from any health food store (GNC, Whole Foods, etc) and many other places, but I would be careful about online ads for it (and the "free trials" are hardly ever free since they have to get you to pay for it somehow).

      It sounds like you're on the right track that you eat right and exercise so I'd stick with that! Besides that fact, even if you did a colon cleanse to lose a few pounds, that weight would come back as soon as you started eating anything because that "weight" that's lost is simply feces that would have been pooped out in the next BM or two. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  6. QUESTION:
    does the acai trim work without the colon cleanse tablets?
    i heard about the acai and colon cleanse diet on the internet, and my mom bought just the acai trim. does it work without the colon cleansse? does it work at all?

    • ANSWER:
      They don't work at all.

  7. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used acai berry and colon cleanse?
    I need to lose my last 10 pounds, ok maybe 15. I am 40 years old, healthy and eat right. I ride my bike to and from work everyday. I just need to lose my last 10 - 15 pounds. Has anyone used acai berry and colon cleanse and succeeded? I do not want to buy it online. Can I get it over the counter?

    • ANSWER:
      No it doesn't work, it's a scam, don't order it online as they take your card details and charge you extortionate amounts of money without your permission.
      As for the actual product, it's a placebo. The tablets are candy. If anything, they'll make you fatter.

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used acai berry and colon cleanse?
    I need to lose my last 10 pounds, ok maybe 15. I am 40 years old, healthy and eat right. I ride my bike to and from work everyday. I just need to lose my last 10 - 15 pounds. Has anyone used acai berry and colon cleanse and succeeded? I do not want to buy it online. Can I get it over the counter?

    • ANSWER:
      Ive used it, (actually ive used almost everything out there n I only say almost cuz something new comes out every 45 mins), any who....Nope doesnt work. Dont waste your money.

      Cut out salts, etc etc, you know the drill. Youve hit a plataue n your bored with your choices. In the end you decide, skinny jeans, or texas bloater toad.

      In case your wondering, Im the instant gratification type n lazy, so yeah im the latter

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used acai berry and colon cleanse?
    I need to lose my last 10 pounds, ok maybe 15. I am 40 years old, healthy and eat right. I ride my bike to and from work everyday. I just need to lose my last 10 - 15 pounds. Has anyone used acai berry and colon cleanse and succeeded? I do not want to buy it online. Can I get it over the counter?

    • ANSWER:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%C3%A7a%C3%AD_palm#As_a_dietary_supplement

      Acai Berry pretty much has the same nutritional value as kiwi fruit - and when it is processed in pretty much any way, the nutritional value plummets (pill/powder etc).

      There is no logic behind a type of fruit mobilising fat into the blood stream, and no logic that (even if it did occur, which it doesn't) on a high carb (i.e. low fat) diet that it would be used as fuel.

      Short version: add vitamin c rich fruits for a better cheaper fresher more balanced alternative, never buy acai berry supplements.

      No clue about colon clense - personally if I wanted to loose weight quickly I'd switch to low carb, but resuming a high (+70% in the diet) intake of them would put the weight back.

  10. QUESTION:
    i know people say acai berry and colon cleanse actually work but, does it make our chest smaller?
    i know people say that these 2 products work, but i don't want to try them if the make my cup size smaller bc i don't want them to be tiny i want them to stay the same as they are. so whats my question? Does acai berry and colon cleanse make my cup size smaller?

    • ANSWER:
      These products are a waste of money, don't work, and some are actually bad for you with nasty side effects. No pill, potion or supplement will help. Please don't fall for all the spam adverts you see.

      All you need is a good healthy diet - lots of fruit and veg, and exercise. It takes time and motivation:)

  11. QUESTION:
    The acai and colon cleanse diet supplements?
    has anyone tried the acai max and colon cleanse diet supplements? Do they really work?
    Does it work for weightloss?

    • ANSWER:
      Both are a total scam of the highest order. Both make a lot of money out of people who are desperate to lose weight and who are seeking a 'magic pill'.

      The only way to lose weight is to eat less and move more.

  12. QUESTION:
    I am trying to lose weight using the acai berry and colon cleanse any tips?
    I haven't always been overweight but now it's starting to affect my health unfortunately... because my family has a history of diabetes. I signed up for the free trial of the Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse because of all the commercials and I want to know any input if it works. I haven't gotten the pills yet but I'm hoping I can lose at least 50lbs... and it's not bad for my health to lose this weight it's mandatory!

    • ANSWER:
      This isn't going to work.
      Unless there really is 50lbs of fecal matter stuck in your colon. Then you really are full of it. Lol.
      If you wanted to do something for your colon health then just take some psyllium husk (metamucil) daily as directed on the package.
      If you want to lose weight and try to avoid diabetes then diet and exercise. If it was easy we would all be lean and healthy.
      Goodluck.

  13. QUESTION:
    Anyone tried a the acai berry and colon cleanse diet?
    im getting acai berry supplements and colon cleanse supplements from a local health food store, so the products are not a scam. has anyone tried a diet of combining those two supplements and lost weight? and if so how much?

    • ANSWER:
      Acai berry is proven a scam, but 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.

  14. QUESTION:
    Questions about Total Acai and the Colon Cleanse?
    Hey, thanks for looking at my question, I just wanted to know if the Total Acai and Colon Cleanse products are available for all ages, and if so, how much do they cost after the free trial?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't touch this with a bargepole - my friend bought the free trial. When she didn't cancel within the specified period they charged her £70 for each product for each month and would not allow her to cancel. In the end she cancelled her credit card.

  15. 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.

      .

  16. QUESTION:
    Where in Chennai can we get Acai berry products and Colon cleanse products too?
    Where in Chennai can we get Acai berry products and Colon cleanse products too?

    • ANSWER:
      its free trial product you can get it

      http://www.bowtrolcoloncleanse.com/?aid=365514

  17. QUESTION:
    If I use acai burn will I get the same results without using colon cleanse?
    I am a teenager, I have read that this is a healthy supplement. I just want to know that if I use acai burn alone will it give me the same results as using colon cleanse and acai burn together?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Megan,

      Since you're still a teenager, I'd really recommend not using any supplements at all - whether it's colon cleanse products or acai berries. Colon cleanse products especially can mess with the natural level of bacteria in your intestines (depending on the specific brand you use and whether or not it contains a probiotic supplement). Since your body is still growing and developing, it's best to stick with a healthy diet and exercise alone.

      However, if you're dead set on using a colon cleanse product, check out the Colon Clean brand specifically. I used that one with an acai berry supplement to lose about 43 pounds in the last three months, and can recommend it as a solid brand. If you want to learn more, check out my blog at:

  18. QUESTION:
    Is Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse effective for weight loss?
    So guys... I have been researching quite a lot after many failed attempts at losing weight i want to come down 3 dress sizes in a space of a year which i feel is fairly achievable, I was wondering whether the two products Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse are effective for weight loss as aparently their natural products obvisouly alongside my normal gym routine? And are the two products safe?

    Please try to explain as much as possible.. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      the two products are expensively useless.
      Colon cleanse will give you diarrhoea - you lose fluid not fat.
      There are no magical berries from Brazil, it's a hyped up scam.
      There are more antioxidants in blueberries, black cherries and /concord grapes.
      Antioxidants will not aid weight loss.

      Oprah Winfrey, Mehmet Oz, and Rachael Ray have all publicly disassociated themselves from the açai sites that make unauthorized use their names.
      The diet 'bloggers' are just a mirage, their weight loss is courtesy of Photoshop, not açai.
      Source(s):
      http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaint…
      http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Oprah+Sues…

  19. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried those free trials of Acai berry or colon cleanse on-line?
    I have seen these adds before for the Acai berry and the colon cleanse for a free 30 day trial but I'm afraid it is a rip off. Has anyone every ordered it and not gotten ripped off? Any success with weight loss? I have seen the juices and pills in GNC stores but not sure about those either. Comments?

    • ANSWER:
      These products are a waste of money and don't work. Please don't fall for all the spam adverts you see.

      There are a lot of scams around - people have lost a lot of money ordering these on line with the so called "free trials".

      No pill, potion or supplement will help. All you need to lose weight is a good healthy diet and exercise - it takes time and motivation :)

  20. QUESTION:
    This lady lost 47lbs using three products i can only remeber two of them?
    It was acai berry, colon cleanse and something cellulite
    She got the idea from oprah, her name is Jess Smith.
    And dont say anything negative.

    • ANSWER:
      it is just those two products, because those products reduce cellulite.

  21. QUESTION:
    What should I eat in order to get the best results from the acai berry diet?
    I an taking acai berry and colon cleanse pills and am wondering if there is a special diet i should be on to get the best results.

    • ANSWER:
      They are a waste of money and don't work.

      All you need to lose weight is a good healthy diet and exercise :)

  22. QUESTION:
    Can I use Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse with Cambridge diet?
    I am currently doing the cambridge diet in a desparate attempt to loose some weight before my wedding, but I've been reading about the Acai Berry weight loss combined with the Colon Cleanse which is supposed to speed up weight loss. They're both natural apparently but I wonder If I can combine them with the Cambridge diet?

    • ANSWER:
      The Acai pills are a scam and do not have a significant impact on weight loss. You are better to try a regular diet and fitness program.

      Check these out:
      http://minnesota.bbb.org/index.php?PID=53094969c4&PGID=be692dae34&articleid=acai_berry

      http://cspinet.org/new/200903231.html

  23. QUESTION:
    anyone tried a the acai berry and colon cleanse diet?
    im getting acai berry supplements and colon cleanse supplements from a local health food store, so the products are not a scam. has anyone tried a diet of combining those two supplements and lost weight? and if so how much?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there,

      I've actually had a lot of success using those two together - I've lost about 43 pounds in 3 months using both the acai berry supplements and a colon cleanse product.

      Of course, your results may vary, and it's important to remember that neither product is a miracle cure - you need to be eating healthy and exercising too if you want them to work. You can't just sit around eating pizza and ice cream and expect the pounds to magically go away :) lol

      Anyways, good luck with your weight loss goals. Feel free to contact me on my blog if you want to talk about the products more!

  24. QUESTION:
    What do you think about this acai diet I plan on doing?
    I plan on doing the Acai berry and the colon cleanse. I've read some articles on it and I am pretty convinced but what do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Acai berry and Colon cleanse supplements are a combination that cause dramatic weight loss in a short span of time.

      Acai berry supplements contain Acai antioxidants, and nutrients like beneficial fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamins, amino acids, proteins and fiber. The berry is hence able to boost your metabolism, burn fat, suppress fat and build muscle all of which result in dramatic weight loss.

      Acai berry being a natural colon cleanser also expels wastes from your body causing weight loss. Adding a colon cleanse supplement to your diet including Acai supplements helps to enhance the colon cleanse, remove more fecal matter and parasites from your colon and maximize weight loss effects.

      This dual process of losing weight has been adopted by many people who dream of being slim, ever since the technique featured in Oprah Winfrey’s television show.

  25. QUESTION:
    Im taking acai berry capsules and colon cleanse has anyone tried these?
    i was just wondering if there are any success stories from using these two supplements? I have completely changed my lifestyle over the past few weeks, I have quit smoking (best thing i have ever done, will never smoke again!)and I have changed my diet dramatically, no crap just proper healthy food, aswell as this i am taking acai and colax colon cleanse. I feel great, I have had two colonics and everyone keeps telling me how healthy i look, just wondered if anyone else is trying these supplements and what is ya feedback?

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations! Those are big changes. I do salt water flush in lew of colonic for it cleanses more of the intestine. I have tried acia too. I like the fact it so high in antioxidants and other great tings. The colon cleansing and antioxidents do improve the skin almost immediately. It glowing and clear, right?
      I also drinking loads of water to dilute toxins more and to not dehydrate from salt water flush
      Good luck to you. I happy for you......
      http://www.cleansingorsurgery.com/saltwaterflush.htm

  26. 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

  27. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used Acai berry & colon cleanse diet. If so, what product and how well did it work.?
    My husband & i want to loose weight. We eat ok and exercise, but we want something to boost the wight lose. I have read a lot about Acai berry & colon cleanse but does it really work?

    • ANSWER:
      acai berry is a scam and does not work. Type in "acai berry scams" to the search for questions and read answers.
      All you need to lose weight is a good healthy diet and exercise :)

  28. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a real Free Trial of Acai Berry?
    Just be honest and tell me where can I find a free trial of acai berry and colon cleanse. Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      That stuff does not work and if you order, the free is only 14 days and if you don't cancel they will charge you an arm and a leg.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the best weight loss supplement for someone who has trouble losing weight?
    I have tried acai berry and colon cleanse combination, hydroxycut, lipozene, metabolife. And while i was on these i either did a 1000 calorie a day diet or weight watchers. I want a fat burner that actually stays true to the title as a fat burner. Im the biggest i have ever been and i need extreme work done

    • ANSWER:
      You have tried every unapproved diet pill available at the grocery. Weight loss supplements are called "supplements" because they are not proven drugs. Under a bad law passed in 1994 diet pills, protein powders, oils, even soaps can claim they cause weight loss as long as people don't report injury or harm. So we don't find out until injury has occurred before we know if they are safe or not. Quite a big difference from an approved drug that is extensively tested.
      80% of weight loss is diet.
      You can eat a healthy diet and lose weight.
      You can eat a healthy diet and exercise and lose more weight.
      You can exercise and eat a poor diet and not lose and even gain weight.
      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, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer 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. A high fiber diet increases the metabolism.
      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 an age appropriate 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.
      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 natural toxins.
      Last, you need to get 7-10 hours of quality sleep depending on your age. All recent sleep studies report a connection between poor sleep and weight gain.
      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.

      I lost 30 pounds in 5 months by spending my money at the grocery and gym and have kept it off for two years now. 3% of people that attempt weight loss lose it and keep it off for two years. It is not easy. It is a lifestyle change.
      Good luck and good health.

  30. QUESTION:
    Why do they allow commercials online for products widely known as ineffective?
    I am talking about acai berry/colon cleansing, work-at-home schemes, etc. I cant go to a website without seeing obviously false ads for "____ mom lost 45 lbs of stomach fat thanks to one simple rule!" or "_________ housewife makes 00 a month by filling out surveys!"

    All these scams have been widely reported as false and predatory....so why are they still being advertised?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I don't know how you lumped the Acai Berry thing in there...We use it and it works exactly like they say it does.

      As far as the other ads....they can keep doing it because they are careful about how they word things...so they technically stay within the lines of the law. ...also...in most cases there is at least one, or a few who HAVE had success with a certain thing...so they milk that for all its worth.

  31. QUESTION:
    What do you think about this acai diet I plan on doing?
    I plan on doing the ACAI berry detox and the MAX colon cleanse. I've read some articles on it and I am pretty convinced but what do you think?
    Well if it doesn't work what should i use??? And I forgot to mention the they give you a month free trial.

    • ANSWER:
      Listen. A lot of people seem to be bashing the acai-colon cleanse diet but my question is: have they tried it???? Well I have and it works for me. That's all the proof I need.

      Why don't hospitals use it? For one, not all people who are trying to lose weight have the same circumstances. Some might not need colon cleansing. This diet is not a one size fits all.

      However, for someone like me, who has been eating meat my whole life and has had 3 kids, the diet has worked wonders for me. I trust my first hand experience more than anything else. You can read my story below.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is there any free trials of Acai Berry Supplement thats delivers Malaysia?
    Acai Berry Supplement and Colon Cleanse Supplement?
    All the websites dont deliver to Malaysia.

    Btw, i'm fourteen. So do you think its appropriate for me to use it?

    • ANSWER:
      its a scam, its not free, they charge u anyway. It has been talked about here many times, avoid any "free" trials

  33. QUESTION:
    Do acai pills work effectively without a colon cleanse to lose 5 - 10 pounds?
    I want to try the acai pills fad to lose some extra weight but do you have to use a colon cleanse for it to work?

    • ANSWER:
      Acai is just another fruit. You might as well take banana pills.

      And colon cleansers are for constipation.

  34. 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

  35. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits of homemade colon cleanse recipes?
    Can I lose body weight after opting for home made colon cleanse recipe?

    • ANSWER:
      There are several benefits for colon cleanse recipes, which are prepared at home. It contains nutrients, which can help in getting the healthy body as toxins are removed and provides the person with healthy digestive system. It also improves the immune system and eradicates many harmful diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, cold and arthritis. It also improves the breathing process and circulation of blood in the body which was not possible before due to presence of toxins.

      Yes body weight can be reduced using colon cleanse. For this I should advise you for acai berry colon cleanse which can be effective method. Acai berry colon cleanse does not contain any side effect and it is made out of natural product acai which is the preferred choice of the people from many centuries.

  36. 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

  37. 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

      Along with diet Burn Calories Learn Dancing and Exercise with NINTENDO WII or SONY PS2 PS3
      Check these games with Dance Mat

      For WII
      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wii+dance+mat

      for SONY PS2
      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ps2+dance+mat

      For SONY PS3
      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ps3+dance+mat

  38. QUESTION:
    How to actually use the acai diet pills?
    I own a bottle of the acai burn pills and I would like to know if there's anything else I have to do on the side to actaully lose the weight. Also, if use the colon cleanse and acai burn together will it really help me lose weight quicker then most things?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to use acai pills and colon cleanse products is as supplements to a healthy eating and exercise program. The way some of these products are marketed, you'd think they're the miracle cure for all obesity, but the truth is that while they can help you, they aren't magic pills. You can't expect to sit around all day eating pizza and ice cream and have a bottle of fruit pills make the weight disappear.

      However, what I will say is that using the two products together helped me to lose weight faster when I stuck with a healthy diet and exercised regularly. I've struggled with a slow metabolism my entire life, and I'd always lose a few pounds before hitting a huge plateau with diet and exercise alone. Adding the supplements to my daily regimen gave me more energy to exercise and helped me to burn more calories throughout the day.

      Hope this helps!

  39. QUESTION:
    Do any of these colon cleansing pills actually work for losing weight?
    Before anyone chimes in with "the only way you're going to lose weight is diet and exercise"...I know that...thank you. I am already dieting and exercising 3-4 times a week. I am just looking for something to give me that extra little boost and speed up the process, and I was wondering if any of these colon cleansing pills or acai berry or anything like that actually helps to speed weight loss.

    • ANSWER:
      Devon, I just got this purity 12 in and am about to start it. I'm really glad you asked this question, I want to know if it works also. It's a free trial thing so if I find out people are saying it doesn't work I can just send it back today.

  40. QUESTION:
    Does a colon cleanse make you go to the bathroom a lot?
    I am loooking into starting this acai berry diet thing,with the colon cleanse so I was wondering if this casuses you to go to the bathroom a lot if you know what I mean?

    does it make you shit a lot? in lamen terms lol

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it does and your colon is self cleansing anyhow.

      There is nomedical evidence that acai works...
      "There are no magical berries from the Brazilian rain forest that cure obesity, only painfully real credit card charges and empty weight loss promises," Connecticut Attorney Genera Blumenthal said. "Aggressive acai berry pitches on the Internet entice countless consumers into free trials promising weight loss, energy and detoxification. These claims are based on folklore, traditional remedies and outright fabrications unproved by real scientific evidence."

      You can harm your colon, lose mainly water weight - soon regained

  41. QUESTION:
    Are we really that gullible and desperate as a society?
    The New York Times published an article yesterday stating the weight loss INDUSTRY is now estimated at billion per year. That's up billion per year from just two years ago.
    And yet we still only have a 5% success rate for weight loss lasting more than two years.
    Why are the con artists selling acai pills, colon cleanses, packaged foods, shake weights, and ab crunch gizmos really sucking the consumer public dry? When will we wake up and realize there is no shortcut to a healthy weight and lifestyle?

    • ANSWER:
      When education is acknowledged as the linchpin of our society, and is embraced as such. People need more guidance. Parenting is lost amidst next weeks report and next months bills. Schools are the only way to guarantee exposure to proper diet, fitness activity, etc.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to actually use the acai diet pills?
    I own a bottle of the acai burn pills and I would like to know if there's anything else I have to do on the side to actaully lose the weight. Also, if use the colon cleanse and acai burn together will it really help me lose weight quicker then most things?

    • ANSWER:
      I learned of a new superfood called Acai Berry that is used for weight loss. Since I'm always wary of big weight loss claims made by certain companies, I decided to do some research before I actually jumped on board.

      The verdict? I've discovered that Acai Berry is filled with vitamins and minerals that can aid in weight loss, building muscle and increasing overall energy—and is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, fiber and other plant compounds that can increase your health.

      I don't believe that Acai Berries hold a "magic key" that will help you lose weight, but it will help make your body healthy. When your body is healthy and well-balanced, it will be easier to reach your perfect weight.

      Here are ways to reap the benefits from Acai Berries.

      If you have a health store near you, you can purchase fresh, frozen or dried Acai Berries if you can find them. Or you can purchase them in this form online. Since it is a nutrient-rich food, you can cook with it and add it to your favorite recipes. It works well as a cereal topping, in granola, smoothies, yogurt, on low-fat ice cream and in things like muffins and cookies (as long as they're low fat!).

      You can also find Acai in the form of a liquid extract. The benefit of taking Acai in this form is that the nutrients will be super concentrated. Also, if you live in a climate where Acai Berries don't grow, this can be a good way to get it as fresh and concentrated as possible.

      If you want, you can also take Acai in capsule form. Capsules are good if you want to take Acai as easily as possible and still receive the benefits. If you make it a part of your daily vitamin and mineral regimen it will be easier to take it consistently.

  43. 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.

  44. 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

  45. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy POWER COLONE CLEANSE and ACAI BERRY PILLS in Singapore?
    I would like to know where I can purchase the following products in Singapore:

    Acai Berry (Capsule Form)
    Power Colon Cleanse

    I'm rather desperate now so please help! If you may, please include the prices as well.
    Just an add on, the Acai Berry Product I'm looking for is the ACAI BERRY 500.

    Please and Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      You can get the Acai Berry Blast in Singapore. The power colon cleanse I am not sure on. I just went and checked a site called Magic Berry which seems to have alot of information about the Acai Berry and they list alot of trials. They appear to have Acai Berry Blast Delivery to Singapre. Check out their site and get it from there. In relation to the Power Colon Cleanse I have attached a link to a site that Delivers to Singapore. Hope this helps!

  46. QUESTION:
    Is oxy-powder colon cleanse safe during nursing?
    I want to try the acai berry/colon cleanse routine in order to lose weight, but I am still nursing. I've picked the organic option for acai berry supplement, but I am not sure if it would be safe to use the oxy-powder colon cleanse as well? I would appreciate you sharing some knowledge on the subject!
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure what you mean by oxy-powder, but I know that most colon cleansing pills are not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.

      I would recommend staying away from colon cleansing products until you are done nursing.

      What kind of colon cleansing pills are you taking? I've been using the Colon Clean system and it works great. I started taking it after I was done nursing, so there were no problems there. The results have been great. You can read my story at the site below.

  47. QUESTION:
    When I am done taking the acai optimum pills will I gain all the weight back?
    I am going to start the acai optimum pills soon and when i lose a bunch of weight and go off of the pills will i gain all the weight back? And will it still work if i dont use the colon cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, if food or caloric intake hasn't changed or physical activity increased then you will return back to a hypercaloric state that you were before you took the pills. Thus effectly gain back the weight slowly.

      Lifestyle changes are required.

      Also I question acai berry, simply no research backing it.

  48. QUESTION:
    I am going to start taking natrapure and elite acai blast. Will they affect my birth control?
    I take ortho tri cyclen low and i want to lose weight so im going to try the natrapure colon cleanse and the elite acai blast. Will these diet pills affect my birth control??

    • ANSWER:
      Check with your doc

      I have been through it all and know what's it about. The main thing is to stick in there. You can't be an addict to food and never exercise if you want to live a healthy life and keep the weight off. I've worked out, done every diet, and all types of classes.

      Nothing works, besides dedication and intelligence towards the subject of losing weight.

      First, depending on how much weight you need to lose, your diet is the first concern. You can't eat 10,000 calories a day and expect the weight to come off, even if you are exercising a lot. Which brings us to the next thing. Duh, Exercising...

      This is a must especially if you need to a lot of weight. Get at least 30 mins of some good hardcore exercising. Do some cardio, in the long run, it's good for the heart.

      However, I find the most hardest part of losing weight/keeping it off, in my diet. It's so hard to keep your fingers out of the cookie jar or those chocolate goodies. I've found a great addition to help any one out, it's a natural weight loss supplement called Proactol. Now don't get all crazy on me and say diet pills don't work. That is true, but not in this case. This one isn't meant to burn pounds while you sit on the couch. It's an appetite suppressant, along with being a fat binder. I saved money on the pills at theweightlossplace.com along with getting some good info. It basically makes those fingers not go towards the cookie jar. For me it's the best pill I've tried and I've tried cupboards full. Now this doesn't mean you have to follow my foot steps but I've successfully lost roughly 70 pounds and keeping it off til this day.

      Well good luck and remember what I said, Dedicate.

  49. QUESTION:
    When attempting to lose weight/get fit which is more important?
    Eating low cal or low fat?

    (And I don't want to hear anything about acai or colon cleanse or any of that other BS ok?)

    • ANSWER:
      Neither is "more" important...and depending on your goals, you might want to do neither. For example, I lost about 100lbs in about 10 months; however, my goal was never weight loss initially, but adding on muscle mass. For this, someone can't go on a "low cal" diet, and many bodybuilders increase the fats because that can help them put on muscle as well.

      Basically, you need to know what your goals are, and you need to pay attention to how your body responds so you can adjust as needed. Just asking if low cal or low fat is more important then choosing what most replies tell you to isn't going to help you.

  50. QUESTION:
    I found these free supplements online to help get ripped, should I use them? look below?
    They are Acai Force Max and Colon Cleanse Extreme. I am 15 years old and weigh 130 lbs. I'd say I'm in great shape, but I want to gain muscle and look strong and good, abs, arms and all that. I do not want to lose weight, if anything I want to gain it. Should I use these?

    • ANSWER:
      I once studied biochemistry and I used to work out quite a bit.

      You really have to understand how food works. Chemically, sugar, starch, protein and fat are pretty much the same molecule. They just differ in how your body processes what you eat. Sugars are instant energy, starches are longer term energy and fats are the hardest to break down but the easiest to convert to fat on YOU. Protein is easily converted to muscle, if your working hard enough that you body needs protein.

      Supplements in general are like snake oil. Everyone is selling the idea that by taking their special sugar-vitamin water of the month, you can gain pounds faster and build muscle. Every year, millions of dollars are spent on the newest fad product. This year is Acai products.

      Most bodybuilders agree (from interviews I have read with Olympic athletes, pro bodybuilders and etc.) that the staple supplements are creatine, glutamine, and Protein.

      Creatine allegedly makes your body absorb water so the wastes generated by working out are more diluted in your system. This means you get less tired, less quickly and less sore after working out which would mean that you could work out harder and more frequently.

      Glutamine is part of Testosterone. It’s allegedly the part that your most frequently short of, when your body tries to build its own testosterone. By taking Glutamine, you produce as much Testosterone as your body can, without steroids. Testosterone is produced by using your muscles, but that's another question with another long answer. Its not the working out that makes your muscles, it’s the testosterone. Working out is just a way to force your system to produce more.

      As a growing athletic person, you should be eating around 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight. At 150 pounds, that like, half a steak. Excess protein does not make you gain muscle faster. Lifting progressively heavier weights (You should be lifting 3 sets for 5-10 reps and ending with muscle failure, to gain mass.) makes you bigger. Lifting lower weights for more reps, trains for endurance.

      You should probably take a multivitamin like Centrum. You really don't need to spend a bucket of money at some holistic medicine shop, to have them sell you triple or quadruple the recommended dosage of vitamins at an inflated price. Vitamins’ can KILL YOU if you overtake them.

      Eat a balanced diet heavy in fruits and vegetables. Eat protein (Eggs, meat, soy, fish, etc...) in smallish amounts throughout the day. Overeating makes you fat, not buff.

      One theory is that while body building, you need to keep snacking on healthy sources in between meals. Drink enough water, until you’re pee is nearly clear. You should be drinking at least a liter a day. Minimum. At your size, weight and age, just lifting progressively heavier weights and eating three meals a day should be sufficient.

      Colon Cleanse? It’s to make your bowels more regular? Why would that have anything to do with building muscle? What are they supposed to be cleansing from your system? If they say "toxins" ask "What toxins specifically does it remove?" It sounds like something my grandfather would be taking.

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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:
    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

  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:
    How can I do I liver cleanse without the apple/olive oil mix?
    I want to do a liver cleanse but I don't want to do that extreme apple/olive oil lemon juice mixture.

    Is there a way that I can do it with eating certain foods a certain way, slowly over time?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there are many other ways to heal your liver, such as herbs like milk thistle or specially formulated liver supplements. Livatrex can help you painlessly pass stones like a liver flush with olive oil and lemon juice, but less dramatic.

      Also there is a liver flush that uses eggs, limes, and oil but is really mild. Some people have success with that.

      Changing your diet will help - healthy fats, cruciferous vegetables, whole grains, limiting sugar, eliminating bad fats. Karen Hurd has a protocol of eating legumes to decongest the liver. Just eating a lot of apples will help, one or two daily. The tart ones are best like Jonathan or Granny Smith.

      Daily lemon water also cleanses the liver and kidneys and is easy to add on to whatever you decide.

  5. QUESTION:
    How much weight would i loose if i did the cleansing diet for 6days?
    IM planning on doing the cleansing diet with lemon n maple syrup till ssaturday n i was wondering if u could calculate how much weight i'd loose do u think i'd look thinner?

    • 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

      First check out what diet helps lose or gain weight and what diet is really good to be healthy based on your blood group .

      -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
      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
      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
      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
      Tofu
      Seafood
      Green vege
      Dairy products
      Alkaline fruits
      Pineapples

  6. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to use an appetite suppresent during the master cleanser diet?
    I am starting the master cleanse diet. I am going to do it for 10 days. It is an all liquid diet with no solid foods. Would it be okay to use some kind of appetite suppresent? Like some kind of pill?

    • ANSWER:
      No there is not.
      Master cleanse is wrong any way.
      The body is self cleansing and you upset it's delicate balance.
      The colon is self cleansing, if you get diarrhoea you destroy healthy flora in it.
      We have skin, lungs, kidneys and liver to do the cleansing.
      You will end up losing water weigh and upsetting your electrolytes (essential minerals).
      As soon as the cleanse ends and you eat normally the weight will go back on and you will have suffered in vain leaving your poor body to recover.

  7. QUESTION:
    How much weight will i lose on the master cleanse diet?
    I want to lose some weight asap i'm considering trying the master cleanse diet but around how much would i lose?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a diet called the The Fat Flush plan by Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman. I lost 10 lbs in two weeks and I was not even following it to a tee. This doctor's diet is centered around cleaning out your liver and getting rid of the toxins so that it can process and burn calories better. Our liver is what helps us burn calories but if it is all junked up with fast food and junk food and sodas, it will not process the fat correctly, thus burn more calories.

  8. 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.

  9. QUESTION:
    What diet or food or suppplements good for body odour?
    I dont have odour problem but I heard there are diets , food or supplements that can enhance good body hygeine or smell.

    And what type of drinks or food contributes to odour?

    Thank you
    I am lean so stop telling me to lose weight thank you I am 5"11 and 156 punds

    This question is general curiosity

    • ANSWER:
      Soda Pop & Sugary drinks contribute to water retention = body odour
      Water = Cleansing liver = Cuts down on toxins/odours in body

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    Should I do a Liver Cleanse if my Gallbladder has been removed?
    I read a book and I think my stalled weight loss despite Lap Band surgery, low calorie, lots of exercise and small portions could be due to fatty liver. Want to cleanse it. Have read Fat Flush diet and Ultra Metabolism. Don't want to get sick though. Can I do a cleanse if I have no gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, there are several total-body cleanses available at your local health food store. Most are safe, effective, and gentle. Ask the clerks which one they would recommend for you.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. QUESTION:
    I am writing a book on dieting... What are some quirky/off-beat weight loss strategies I can try?
    I am a published author, working on a book on dieting. As part of it, I am looking to test various weight loss methods. I obviously will give the typical strategies a go (the Atkins, the Liver Cleansing, Jenny Craig etc). What are some other ways to lose weight that I can try?

    Any tested possibilities will get credited in the book... I will pay particular attention to any that you yourself have tried (regardless of if they have worked or not!)

    Cheers!

    • ANSWER:
      Diets don't work. Lifestyle changes do work.

      I'd love to contribute information and experience if you are providing sound guidance to your readers. Make sure to read books by Dr. Dean Ornish for some excellent scientific research on diet. Often, money-making diets are based on speculation rather than scientific research. We are in a profit-driven culture.

      There are many wacky diets out there including some that work (like food combining). This works because you are forced to choose your foods carefully. Read the book "Fit for Life" by the Diamond for information about his less conventional approach.

      The most boring approach is probably the most effective. It's is a low fat vegetarian diet as recommended by Dr. Dean Ornish (a heart specialist). His diet helps prevent high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, some cancers, and Type II diabetes.

      I've had remarkable luck with the following which is my own adaptation:

      + Eat whole grains, brown rice, beans, vegetables, and fruit. Make sure to get a little oil through some vegetarian source like nuts or avocado. Otherwise, minimize fats/oils.

      + Control portion sizes by keeping track of calories. I just keep track in my head. This is a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix. If you eat too few calories or too many calories, this will hurt your diet. Remember that humans evolved through periods of feast and famine. Those who retained body fat during feasts survived. Today, we are in perpetual feast mode and our genetics have not adapted to this.

      + For health, get 30-60 minutes of aerobic exercise every day. Look up "aerobic exercise" and "heart rate."

      + For body shape, free weights are great. "Body for Life" is very helpful for body toning exercises. I'd ignore the diet part of this book.

      + Avoid excitotoxins like MSG or aspartame. MSG is fed to laboratory rats to make them fat. These substances have caused neurological damage to laboratory animals. Monsanto is evil (but you cannot publish that fact).

      + Minimize fats (vegetable and animal sources), sugars, refined carbs, milk, meat, and processed foods. Small quantities occasionally are OK. Milk in US usually contains genetically modified bovine growth hormone. Milk is not the best source of calcium, in fact, the proteins can deplete calcium from bones in adult humans. Milk has been linked to childhood diabetes as well. Milk is totally unnecessary for a healthy diet and many people believe dairy is unhealthy (allergies, calories, and intolerance, fats, and proteins).

      The problem is that the most profit can be found by selling the cheapest product that tastes the best. The short-cut are "natural flavors" which are toxic (excitotoxins), refined carbs, and also fats and salt. These make cheap food products that are very tasty and very profitable.

      The truth about food is obscured by heavy handed industry money machines. That includes wackos like the Atkins money machine.

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet to follow when trying to lose weight?
    i'm not fat but i have some excess fat that i think i could use losing. with summer around the corner i'm looking to get it off fast! i'm 5' 10'' or 11'' and probably weigh about one fifty or so... i play volleyball two times a week for three hours and almost every other weekend. i try to run everyday but recently i've only been running every other day. i'm just wondering what a good diet is for me. what exactly should i cut out of my diet? what should i look for when deciding what to avoid. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Losing weight depends not only on exercise but also diet. While you may consider that you are not overeating or eating junk, your diet may still be ineffective for weight loss. This is because over time our liver becomes clogged and its fat burning function diminishes making it very difficult to shed weight. The liver cleansing diet helps to correct this problem by restoring optimal fat burning function to your liver.

      I do this 8 week diet every year to keep my weight even, and I lose 1-2 kg per week without fail. If you can dedicate 8 weeks to changing your eating habits it will work for you. The basics of the diet require that you eliminate all red meat, animal fats, dairy, all processed food and anything containing artificial chemicals and additives. Replace all that with fresh fish/seafood (not fried), some lean chicken, lots of fresh vegetables (raw is better), salads and fruit, wholemeal pasta, bread and rice. If you can make a fresh raw veggie juice every morning then the process will speed up. Drink lots of water to flush through the toxins. If you do this in combination with your workout, you will succeed.

      I've attached some more reading below for a better explanation, including tips, and an example diet plan that I use. I hope you like it. Best wishes.

  18. 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

  19. QUESTION:
    What would cause my period to last for more than a week?
    I am a 26 year old woman and in good physical condition. It's been going for a little over a week now. The only thing different I did that could effect my body was doing a liver cleanse about a week and a half ago. Any ideas what might cause this? I'm a bit perturbed and nervous about it because my mother started saying it could be a sign of pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:
      First off you are not pregnant if you are still bleeding.
      Second off the liver cleanse was foolish and depending on how and what you did could have caused hormonal imbalance.
      Cleanse your liver, kidneys, and digestive system by eating a diet of fresh whole foods and you will "clean" in a matter of days.

  20. 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.

  21. QUESTION:
    What foods are better for digestive health?
    My stomach is often upset and rather than trying to avoid certain foods (because there seem to be so many of them that it is impossible to identify them all) I am curious to know if there are any foods that are supposed to be good for over-all digestive health, and if so, what are they? I know about yogurt already but is there anything else? Also are there any vitamins that are particularly helpful with this?

    (I'm a vegetarian, by the way, but I eat cheese, fish & eggs.)

    • ANSWER:
      For Better Digestion Follow this:

      1. Every morning before breakfast, freshly squeeze the juice of 1 - 2 lemons in 250ml - 500ml of spring or filtered water. This small but effective daily routine will help to cleanse the stomach of left over 'debris' and remove any excess acid.

      2. Another daily drink taken late morning or sometime before lunch will complement the cleanse in 'Tip 1' . This can include 1tsp - 1 tbsp of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with 250ml - 500ml apple juice (freshly squeezed is even better). This drink will balance digestive juices, specifically for low or high levels of Hydrochloric acid (HCl).

      3. Avoid cold drinks while eating. Food is digested more efficiently at around body temperature, therefore cold fluid can slow down the digestive processes. If you must drink while eating, try hot water or herbal teas. Caffeine can cause excess production of HCl so should be avoided, as should alcohol.

      4. Have you ever heard of Swedish Bitters? The taste of bitter herbs, foods, juices etc, 20 - 30mins before eating will increase digestive function by encouraging the release of digestive enzymes, juices and acids.

      5. Specific self massage and exercise techniques used as part of a daily routine will also contribute to better digestion.

      'LIVER EXERCISE' - This exercise massages the Liver and Gall Bladder, tonifying and cleansing these organs. It helps cope with abdominal wind, and assists digestion. Place the heel of the right hand on the right side of the body under the rib cage, and just above the hip bone. The fingers should point straight across the body. Pressing firmly, move the hand slowly across the body to the middle of the abdomen; you should end up with the heel of the hand over the navel. Repeat this action 10-20 times.

      'STOMACH EXERCISE' - This exercise is similar to the Liver Exercise, but is applied to the other side of the body. It benefits the digestion, the Spleen, and the Pancreas, as well as the Stomach. Method: Place the heel of the left hand between the rib cage and the left hip, with the fingers pointing across the body. Move the hand firmly and smoothly across to the centre of the body, until it is over the navel. Repeat 10-20 times.

      6. Short term fasting is one way to allow the digestive system a well deserved break. However "first time fasters"should try it for a maximum of 24hrs.

      Remember always to drink plenty of fruit and vegetable juice during your fast. Also plan your fasting for days when you will not be doing lots of hard physical work and can take plenty of rest.

      7. CHEW, CHEW, CHEW... One of the most important mechanisms of digestion, yet more often than not, the most forgotten!

      Chewing is the first stage of digestion. It not only physically breaks down foods, but signals the organs to secrete their digestive juices (pancreatic enzymes, stomach acids etc) in order to prepare for the incoming foods.

      Naturopaths believe that you should try to chew your food until it is near to a liquid consistency.

      8. 'Food Combining' can work well for many people. There are
      books available which explain the reasons for food combining, for
      example, 'The Hay Diet Made Easy: A Practical Guide to Food
      Combining' by Jackie & Alexandra Habgood. 'Food Combining' is not only for weight loss but can assist problems due to an imbalanced digestive system.

      Briefly, food combining involves the 3 main types of food/fuel i.e. Carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, rice), Proteins (meats, dairy, nuts, soya) and Fats (cooking oils, avocados). It is considered that one should not mix these types of food within one particular meal. For example, eat either carbohydrates alone or proteins alone, together with (non starchy) vegetables or salad.

      9. Colon Cleansing & Liver Cleansing through the use of herbs, foods and supplements will benefit the whole digestive system greatly. There are many companies and practitioners (Naturopathic) who recommend their own cleansing routines and you will find that many elements of the various routines will be similar.

      Any method is good if it does the job! Colon Cleansing & Liver Cleansing are two of the most popular approaches to getting started with detox, and detox benefits every part of the body by helping the body remove toxins which otherwise slow down every organ and every body function. Counteract this tendency by using Colon Cleansing & Liver Cleansing.

      10. Here are some herbs known to help with excess digestive juices & acids in conditions such as Hiatus Hernia and Stomach Ulcers: For example a great digestive tea can be made by comgined the excellent herbs Meadowsweet, Fennel, Comfrey and Peppermint.

      Slippery Elm Tea is a very soothing herbal tea, with a consistency like thin porridge. It is blended with water and drunk hot. Slippery Elm is also available in capsules as Slippery Elm Capsules, if you prefer this. Slippery Elm is a fantastic herb to soothe the bowel if there is IBS or Colitis.

      Bayberry and Wild Yam can also be used in drops (tincture or fluid extract) or as capsules or tablets. These herbs will help to soothe and heal an ulcerated or 'colicky' type of condition. Wild Yam is a great antispasmodic - it relaxes muscles in spasm. It is particularly helpful for the liver and also the bowel. It is also used by women to relax the uterus which can relieve pain during periods or menopause.

      Digestive Capsules or Drops are available as well as teas. Generally, take these for 3-4 months for a course, though you should start to see benefits - eg reduced indigestion - after 2-3 weeks. If not, see a herbalist for advice. Licorice Tea is made in the same way as Ginger Tea.

      Cardamom, Cloves, Fennel, Ginger and Cinnamon can all be made into a tea to be drunk after a meal. Simply place some seeds in half a pint or so of water in a non-aluminium pan. Bring to a gentle simmer and let simmer for a few minutes. Strain and drink. If using fresh ginger, cut a few slices (a few mm thick) and do the same.

      Foods such as Lemons, Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic, Onion, Leek, Rice, Root Vegetables, Papaya, Pineapple and Artichokes can all aid proper digestion. Try to include some of these foods into your general daily diet.

      Good Luck! I hope this helps!

  22. QUESTION:
    My mom is doing a weird cleanse diet, can our bodies not keep themselves clean?
    She eats all this gross food that makes her poop a lot to clean out her digestive track. Do we really need to do this? I've never done it and I don't suffer from any health problems because of it.

    • ANSWER:
      It's called "detoxing" or "cleansing" and it has no benefit for a healthy person.

      "Detox" is short for detoxification and detoxification is a natural process involving your liver and kidneys and there is nothing you can do to effect it. It is impossible to detoxify a human once the toxin is in the blood with the possible exception of kidney dialysis, kelation therapy, and other expensive medical therapies. Currently "detox" is a faddist word, relatively meaningless, and is used to express that which the users cannot otherwise express because of ignorance of because the expression would be patently false.

      Detox diets, cleanses, and supplements don't work. There is no diet which will cause your body to get rid of toxins, heavy metals, poisonous by-products from smoking, drugs, etc. And cleanses for the purpose of weight loss don't work because they can only eliminate water and small amounts of waste which the body will replace very quickly.

      Check out these reliable references. Listen to experts, not a random bunch of strangers of unknown credibility in this and other forums. Here's what the experts have to say about cleanses.

      Article excerpt: "Colon Cleansing Has No Health Benefit, May Harm"
      Ref: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_114876.html

      Article excerpt: "Although the reports show little evidence of any benefit, many studies reported side effects. These include cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, electrolyte imbalance, and kidney failure."
      Ref: http://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20110801/colon-cleansing-may-be-risky-study-finds

      Article excerpt: "The main concerns with colon cleansing are that it can: Increase your risk of dehydration, lead to bowel, perforations, increase the risk of infection, cause a rise in your electrolytes, which can be dangerous if you have kidney disease or heart disease."
      Ref: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      Article excerpt: "fasting has many negative side effects, including all the symptoms that go along with malnutrition: insomnia, cravings, nausea, depressed mood, hair loss... the list goes on."
      Ref: http://maddieruud.hubpages.com/hub/Master-Cleanse-Lemonade-Diet

      Article excerpt:"Colon cleansing is a dubious and almost always useless procedure"
      Ref: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/colon-cleanses-a-load-of-you-know-what/

      Article excerpt: "The human body can defend itself very
      well against most environmental insults and the effects of occasional indulgence. If you ’re generally healthy, stick to giving your body what it needs to maintain its own detox system— a healthful diet, adequate fluid intake, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and all recommended medical check-ups. Don’ waste your money...follow a healthy, balanced lifestyle instead."
      Ref: http://www.lee-county.com/gov/dept/HumanResources/Wellness_Newsletters/Aug%2008.pdf

      Article excerpt: "A day on a detox diet program probably won't hurt you, but there's little point in following these restrictive diets - and they can do far more harm than good, says Michelle May, MD,"
      Ref: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=64306

      Article excerpt: "Detox diets are a waste of time and money, say scientists"
      Ref: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article784402.ece

      Your body cleanses itself naturally. And cleanses, purges, emetics, enemas, alternative and homeopathic colon cleanses etc. cannot remove fat from your body or make your body lose fat and/or toxins. If fat is your problem, you're eventually going to realize that nothing works except a proper diet for life or surgery. The best diet for all normal adults hasn't changed. It is still a varied, balanced, nutritious, and properly apportioned diet of high quality foods.

      Detoxification is a fad and a fantasy only. If you have reason to believe you're toxic, consult with your doctor. Don't waste your time paying attention to advertising hype, naturopathic gurus, homeopathic charlatans, etc. The road to good health is paved with science. If you or someone you love gets deathly ill, you will take them to a place where medical science is practiced. So, where is the sense in abandoning medical science in favor of baseless and unscientific methods of quacks and charlatans.

      Good luck and good health!!

  23. 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/

  24. 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.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there a specific time when I should drink my 6 cups of my lemonade for the master cleanse diet?
    I am going on the diet soon but was just wondering if i have to drink 3 cups in the morning then 3 in the afternoon or just when I want throughout the day?

    • 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.

  26. QUESTION:
    What type of workout routine and diet should one have in order to lose stomach fat?
    I'm a female and I weigh 123. I'm slim overall except for my stomach, I have a lot of fat on my stomach. I began working out regularly and eating healthier in March 2006 however I still haven't experienced any changes. I'm figuring that whatever routine and diet that I have adopted is still not enough so I'm curious as to what I should do. I plan on speaking with my doctor also but I couldn't get an appointment for another five weeks so I wanted to get some advice in the meantime.
    I was never heavy. I've always been slim overall l don't remember exactly when I first started gaining the stomach fat but the first time it became really bad and noticeable was when I was in high school (4-8 years ago). I've tried to lose it since then but in March was the first time I heavily and regularly began working at it.

    • ANSWER:
      Jogging helps a great deal. Keep in mind the following:

      Every year Americans invest billions of dollars in weight loss diets and gimmicks, many of which yield few results. However, the lure of quick, easy weight loss is hard to resist. Despite ineffective tools, most hopeful consumers are willing to give the next weight loss fad a chance. If you're planning to start a new diet, it is important to remember the following information.
      Food-specific diets: Have you ever tried the cabbage diet or the fruit-only diet? These are just a couple of examples of diets that promote one "specific" food that causes weight loss. No matter how much you think you'll enjoy ice cream at every meal, inevitably you will get bored with eating the same food repeatedly. As a result, you'll eat less food than needed to maintain your weight. This type of diet will not teach you healthier eating habits or provide a balance of nutrients, and consequently is not effective for long-term weight loss.

      High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets: One of the most recent trends in dieting, these diets are based on the concept that carbohydrates are "bad" and that everyone has some degree of insulin resistance, resulting in poor carbohydrate metabolism. Many proponents of these diets suggest that including carbohydrates in your diet will cause weight gain. The reality, though, is that eating more calories (whether as carbohydrate, fats, or protein) than you burn will cause weight gain.

      High-fiber, low-calorie diets: Fiber-rich foods play an important role in a healthy diet. They are a helpful ingredient of weight loss efforts because they provide bulk to the diet, which helps you feel fuller sooner. Be careful, though: if you plan to increase the fiber in your diet, be sure to increase your fluid intake at the same time or you may experience cramping, bloating, and constipation. High-fiber diets will help with weight loss only if you restrict calories in conjunction with addition of extra grains, fruits and vegetables.

      Liquid diets: Consumers face a couple of different liquid diet options. Your local grocery store and pharmacy sell over-the-counter liquid meal replacements, which can be expensive and frequently add extra calories to daily consumption if not managed carefully. On the other hand are liquid diets that require medical supervision. These diets are usually very low in calories and may result in metabolic abnormalities if dieters are not carefully monitored. Neither type of liquid diet should be used for long-term weight loss unless monitored by a health care professional. Radically changing your caloric intake in this way will not result in long-term behavior modification and healthy eating patterns.

      Fasting: As a way to cleanse the body or jump-start a weight-loss program, fasting has been recommended for years. However, all that fasting really does is deprive your body of nutrients and decrease your energy, leaving you feeling weak and lightheaded. If the right nutrients are not available for your cells to use as energy, your liver will convert fat stores to ketones for use as energy (ketosis). Long-term ketosis can be harmful to your health.
      No fad diet or gimmick will work magic for safe and effective weight loss. The following are some suggestions for ensuring a long-term healthy eating plan and getting your weight loss efforts off to an encouraging start:
      Eat a variety of foods. Remember, a balanced diet will ensure that you get all necessary nutrients.

      Get some physical activity every day. Calories in must be less than calories out to ensure successful weight loss. To keep "calories out" at a healthful level, make you get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.

      Include sources of fiber in your diet. They will add bulk and give you a feeling of fullness.

      Choose a diet low in fats, saturated fats, and cholesterol. You do need to consume some fat for good health. Aim for no more than 30 percent of your total calories as fat calories, of which no more than 10 percent should be saturated fat calories.

      Choose foods moderate in sugars. Foods that are high in simple sugars usually offer little nutritional value and will add unwanted calories.

      Choose foods moderate in salt and sodium. Remember that salt has been added to many foods during preparation or processing, so it's not necessary to add extra salt at the table.

  27. 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.

  28. 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! :)

  29. 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

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to naturally detox the body?
    What calories, foods, and liquids are necessary? Supplements not too pricey?

    • ANSWER:
      FASTING - Cleansing of the inner body. Don't be mistaken by the word FASTING. It's not a measure of starvation but inner Detoxification of your body. :D

      The three ways our bodies handle toxins are neutralizing, transforming or eliminating them. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals. The liver transforms toxic substances into harmless agents. And blood carries waste to the kidneys or liver, eliminating through the bladder or intestines. Elimination can also occur through sweating during exercise or heat. These are only a few examples of the built-in cleaning mechanisms, working hard to maintain the thousands of miles of tubes and membranes. If all these systems are working well, and we are taking in fewer toxins than the body can detoxify; the result will be vibrant health and long life.

      The Result
      Ø Mental clarity is improved

      Ø Rapid, safe weight loss is achieved without flabbiness

      Ø The nervous system is balanced

      Ø Energy level is increased

      Ø Organs are revitalized

      Ø Cellular biochemistry is harmonized

      Ø The skin becomes silky, soft, and sensitive

      Ø There is greater ease of movement

      Ø Breathing becomes fuller, freer and deeper

      Ø The digestive system is given a well-deserved rest

      People testify that after making changes toward better eating, fasting becomes easier. You could say fasting is a measure of lifestyle.

      METHODS OF DETOXIFICATION

      Juice Fasting

      This is the best choice for detoxification because it supplies an abundance of nutrients, including enzymes and calories to reduce the cleansing intensity to a more comfortable level. Using an enema during a juice fast will flush the lymphatic system attached to the lower colon with water and help remove hardened fecal matter from the intestinal wall, while giving the digestive tract a chance to rest and heal.

      Water Fasting

      Water fasting demands more calories therefore cleansing will be intensified.

      Raw Food Diet

      The same cleansing reaction that is experienced on a juice fast will also be experienced on a raw food diet of fruit and vegetables but the process is slower.

      Eating Less

      This is a good way to start the detoxification process but can require the greatest discipline. Chew food 30 times and eat smaller amounts.

      Vegetarian Eating

      A light vegetarian diet will also aid detoxification. For example, fruit for breakfast, a salad for lunch and a meal of cooked vegetables with some raw nuts or beans and brown rice for dinner.

      Exercise

      During exercise the lymphatic system is being flushed and the cells are being flooded with health-giving oxygen. Walking, stretching and light exercise can benefit the body during a juice fast or cleansing diet.

      Best of luck on cleansing your body. :D

  31. 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."

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the best body cleanse geared toward weight loss?
    I am not overweight at this time but more or less, a little unhappy with the weight I have around my stomach, hips and thighs. I am going to the beach in two weeks and would like to do a cleanse to help jump start some weight loss. I have started running/walking 2 miles everyday about a week ago. I have read about a lot of different 48 hours cleanses but I need to get a better idea of what will actually work.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Brook p

      If you are looking to lose weight, burn fat, and rid your body and your colon of harmful toxins, you may be interested in trying a colon cleanse diet. The point of this diet is to eat foods high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, in order to free your body of the toxins that enter our body during the course of the day through things like processed food, alcohol, and pollutants in the air. It is also meant to free your colon of nasty build up which contains a high concentration of toxins as well.

      When done correctly, these diets can be very helpful to your overall health. They contain foods high in nutrients, which will make you feel more energetic and alert naturally. Your overall body and mind will feel more healthy and your stress levels will go down as well.

      On top of the above benefits, these diets can help prevent sicknesses like cancer and other health problems. They will decrease your risk of heart attack, liver disease, and many other illnesses. You can help restore cells in your body and prevent any other damage from occurring.

      If you are faced with a substance abuse problem, alcohol problem, or smoking addiction, a cleansing diet may be what you need to free your body of the harmful build up of toxins in your body that keep your dependence on them going. With an alcohol problem, for example, over time the alcohol builds up in your body and your tolerance for it goes up. This means that after a while, you are forced to drink more and more to get intoxicated, which in turn causes you to put more toxins into your body, and over time the problem gets worse and worse. If you think of alcohol just as you think of any other toxin or free radical in your body, you will see how a colon cleansing diet can help you with your problem.

      So, now that you know the basics of the cleansing diet, you know that it helps you not only to free yourself of toxins and other free radicals that are roaming around in your body, but that it can help you lose weight, burn fat, and restore cells in your body as well.

  33. QUESTION:
    What treatments are there for liver failure?
    I am doing research on liver failure in people who overdose on acetaminophen. I was hoping I might find out what some of the treatments are, how long the person has to live without treatment, and what some of the signs and symptoms are.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Pepto

      DO you mean like a disease like cirrhosis? These methods here will heal the issue and all other kinds of internal problems.

      Cause
      Liver function can be impaired by a toxic bowel. Most pharmaceutical drugs, if taken on a consistent basis, can also cause liver disease. If you are on such medications, be sure to have your liver function monitored regularly (every 3-6 months) by your physician, and consider other healing alternatives that might reduce or eliminate your need for medications.

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

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: Juniper, rosemary, and rose essential oils can all help stimulate liver function.

      Detoxification: Liver function can also be impaired by a toxic bowel. For this reason, bowel cleansing and rejuvenation techniques may be very important. In severe cases, repeat the bowel cleanse once a month, or as needed, and stay on bowel nutrients for up to one year depending on the severity of your condition and your response to treatment.

      Diet: Diet is extremely important in preventing and reversing all forms of liver disease, including cirrhosis. Eat a low-protein, whole foods diet of organic foods, including seeds, nuts, whole grains, beans, nuts, and goat or rice milk, and also eat plenty of leafy green vegetables. Avoid all alcohol and processed fats such as margarine, hydrogenated oils, and foods with these oils added, rancid oils, and hardened vegetable fats. Instead, use cold-processed oils such as olive. Also increase your consumption of foods high in amino acids and potassium, such as nuts, seeds, bananas, raisins, rice, wheat bran, kelp, dulse, brewer`s yeast, and molasses, and drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Avoid animal protein as well as raw or undercooked fish, and limit your overall intake of fish.

      Also avoid all stressors on the liver, such as overeating, drugs of any kind, a highly processed diet (especially one high in processed fats, additives and preservatives), and foods high in animal protein, and accumulation of toxins from chemicals that have to be processed by the liver such as alcohol, drugs, acetaminophen, insecticides, and chemicals from rancid and processed oils. Toxins from Candida yeast organisms within the body can also contribute to liver stress, as can the use of contraceptives.

      Herbs: Milk thistle is an excellent herb to help in the treatment of cirrhosis because it helps liver cells regenerate. It may be taken in the form of tablets or the non-alcohol extract called a glycerate. The dose is based upon the content of silymarin (the active ingredient of milk thistle) and so standardized extracts are preferable. The typical dosage range is 70-200 mg of silymarin daily. The herb Picrorhiza kurroa is not as well-known as milk thistle, but may have similar effects. Licorice can also be helpful. The Chinese herb bupleurum (chai-hu) may also be helpful, as can the herbal mixture of kutki (200 mg), shanka pushpi (500 mg), and guduchi (300 mg), with is used by practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine to boost liver function. Take 1/4 teaspoon of this mixture taken twice a day, after lunch and dinner, with aloe vera juice.

      Juice Therapy: The following juices can help the liver eliminate toxins that cause stress on it: beet and carrot juice and wheat grass juice. To either juice, you can add raw flaxseed oil and garlic as tolerated.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Lipotrophic factor nutrients are essential for aiding liver function. These include vitamin C, vitamin E, silymarin, lipoic acid, and raw liver tablets. Other useful nutrients in this regard include vitamin B complex, vitamin B12, folic acid, niacin (in small doses such as 10-30 mg. three times), liver glandulars, digestive enzymes with hydrochloric acid (HCL) and ox bile extract, and the amino acids L-methionine, L-carnitine, L-cysteine, L-glutathione, and L-arginine.

      Caution: For all cases of liver disease, do not use more than 10,000 IU of vitamin A daily and avoid cod liver oil entirely.

      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 cirrhosis: Acupuncture, Cell Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Reflexology, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  34. 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.

  35. QUESTION:
    How do we end up with excess/increased levels of Hydrogen Peroxide in the liver?
    Through diet? I know H2O2 is produced as a by-product of lots of metabolic processes like respiration, but I'm particularly interested in how it ends up in our liver and if certain foods increase it... Any answers would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      H2O2 is from a natural purification of water through sunlight. This is the process of cleansing wastewater to a degree. Food sources would be rich in beta carotine and everything goes thru the liver by the blood. Oxygen is carried in the blood. This is a very difficult question to answer in this format. I suggest you study this on your own and how it relates to your body.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to clean your liver and colin?
    I'm fixing to start dieting and I read that you'll lose more weight.

    • ANSWER:
      Baa Baa is telling you the truth. She is a Nurse.
      Here is a site you might want to look at to confirm this:
      http://www.gihealth.com/newsletter/103/103.html
      This is a "Gastroenterologist site" and it shows that
      some cleansing of the colon done, can change
      the colon to be abnormal.

      Some things they say to do to lose weight is:
      1) eat smaller portions of food more frequently.
      This keeps your metabolism working and
      stablizes the amount of sugar in your body.
      2) drink a full glass of water before eatting.
      3) eat on smaller size plates, that way your
      portions will fill the plate and you won't be
      tempted to get seconds.
      4) remove junk foods from your diet.
      Eat foods that are grown in a garden...instead
      of processed foods.

      To add to what Baa Baa stated...drinking water should
      be done in moderation. It is very good when dieting to
      take in extra fluids (especially water) because it helps
      keep the kidneys flushed out to prevent the development
      of kidney stones. You are not cleaning the kidney...
      you are moving fluids through it to prevent particles from
      accumulating inside of it that can develop into a stone
      formation.

      I hope this has been of some help to you.
      Best wishes

  37. 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.

  38. QUESTION:
    What are some good foods and drinks to help boost one's immune system?
    And what exactly is in those foods and drinks that make them so good for the immune system?

    • ANSWER:
      I applaud you in your interest in strengthening your immune system with food. As you may know, it is a challenge today to find foods that are mineral rich without added chemicals that are toxic.
      The good news is it is possible to find healthy foods that are rich in vitamins, mineral, photonutrients, ect. for you body.

      A place to start is looking for raw and organically grown fruits, vegetables, and meats.

      Here is a sampling.
      Vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, collard greens, and spinach are the great source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fiber,

      Fruits (like blueberries, bananas , acai,and mangoes.) are good sources of antioxidants and phytonutrients

      Proteins containing amino acids aids in the growth and repair of your immune system. Some protein sources can be chlorella , eggs, organic meat and poultry, fish especially those high in Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, trout and tuna.

      Medicinal Mushrooms such as Shiitake, Reishi, Maitake, and Coriolus Versicolor (turkey tail) are wonderful for building your immune system up.

      Drinks like Wheatgrass, Aloe vera juice, green tea, and white teas are excellent drink choices to boost your immune system. Holy tea is my favorite, since it also does a great job in cleansing my body and maintaining a healthy weight.

      Whole grains like brown rice, millet, buckwheat, oats, and barley are also a valuable source of the vitamins, minerals and fiber that are an essential part of keeping the immune system healthy. Fiber helps cleanse the colon of toxins and helps prevent intestinal infections.

      It is also important to avoid "bad" foods ("unprocessed" and "unrefined") that will weaken your immune system.

      Here is some suggestions:
      Sugar contains no nutrients. Excessive sugar intake can deplete your body of several vitamins and minerals. Sugar impairs the ability of white blood cells to sweep up and kill bacteria. It also robs the body of key nutrients such as zinc that is vital for the immune function. Sugars food to avoid include soda pop, candy, many cereals, and ice cream.

      Coffee
      Caffeine is a diuretic that contributes to the body's loss of important nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The acid in coffee eats away the villi of the small intestine, reducing their effectiveness in supporting nutrient assimilation.

      Alcohol (when consumed in excess), is a poison to every system of your body. It depresses the nervous system, inhibits the bone marrow's ability to regenerate blood cells, is toxic to the liver, depletes B-vitamins, and is dehydrating.

      Raw foods such as clams, oysters, sushi, very rare meats, and undercooked eggs contain infectious bacteria and intestinal parasites.

      With the advent of pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilizer and green harvesting, our fruits and vegetables lack vital nutrients. Today, it is necessary that our diet will need supplements to the food for the immune system.

      For more info on supplements or other ways to strengthen your immune system without food, go to website in source box.

  39. 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.

  40. 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!

  41. QUESTION:
    Does the apple and water acne diet actually work?
    I never really drink water much, but I've started the water and apple cleanse.
    Has anyone tried it?
    Do you think it's worth my time?

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin A - Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that helps you have beautiful, healthy hair and skin. You can find vitamin A from fruits and vegetables. Dark green vegetables and deep yellow vegetables as fruits give you a good dose of vitamin A by providing carotenes. Oatmeal is a good source of vitamin A, as well as cantaloupe, honeydew melon, broccoli, spinach and sweet potato. Liver contains a megadosis: watch out, vitamin A is stored in the body and you can actually get vitamin A poisoning.

      Vitamin E - Vitamin E helps to normalize decreased levels of antioxidant enzymes. This is often prevalent in male acne patients, but vitamin E has proven beneficial to both male and female acne sufferers. Almonds, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, spinach, broccoli and mango are all great sources of vitamin E.Even a snack as simple as ¼ to ½ cups of raw nuts and seeds can help your skin become clearer and healthier.

      Selenium - Selenium works much like vitamin E in that it also helps to normalize decreased levels of antioxidant enzymes. Selenium can be found in foods such as vegetables, meats and bread. Some nuts, such as Brazil nuts and walnuts are also rich in selenium. You can also supplement your diet with selenium, taking 100 to 200 micrograms per day. However, 3 ½ ounces of beef has 35 micrograms of selenium and 3 ounces of tuna has 63. Brazil nuts, though, are the winner with 544 micrograms of selenium per ounce.

      Chromium - Chromium, found in brewer's yeast, has been shown in research studies to heal acne. You can add brewer's yeast to many different foods.Sprinkle a tablespoon over cold cereal or hot oatmeal, mix it into soups and stews or add it into your breakfast smoothie. Be careful, though, if you are not accustomed to brewer's yeast, a large serving of it can cause nausea and diarrhea. Start small, just a teaspoon or tablespoon at a time. This is a great acne buster.

      AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE. Your hands and fingers have a lot of oil on them that can clog your pores. If you touch your face, some of that oil is transferred to your face.

      Apply sour cream to your face. While yogurt is good, it can slip off easily. Buy fresh sour cream and refrigerate. Tie back your hair and make sure not to soil anything. Smear your face, especially pimples, with sour cream using your palms and wash it off after 15 minutes. If you are really busy, then simply apply the sour cream to your pimples and work until fifteen minutes are over, then wash off the pimples with warm water.

      ...

  42. QUESTION:
    Does the Master Cleanse diet actually work?
    Does it help cleanse your system, remove toxins and increase energy levels? Cause I really need that.

    • 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. 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.

  43. 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!!

  44. QUESTION:
    will the master cleanse diet slow down my metabolism?
    i want to do the master cleanse diet because i heard its good for health and to wash out the wastes in your body. but i was wondering if it slows down your metabolism since its not a diet which allows me to eat a lot. i only want to do it for 5 days (if i can even last that long). has anybody tried it?
    and what do you do when your hungry?
    thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Rachel -
      You need to research this a lot more based on your statement:
      "I heard its good for health and to wash out the wastes in your body."
      You are confusing cleansing and detoxing in their current definitions.
      Cleansing and detoxing have 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.
      We "cleanse and detox" 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      Colon cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      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.
      The master cleanse or 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.
      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 (catabolism), not 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.
      The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      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.
      If you really want to lose some weight for good drink lots of ice water, 100 oz per day.
      Eat a healthy breakfast to kick start the metabolism.
      Eat a snack every two hours if possible. Eat three good meals a day, the largest at lunch.
      No food after 8 p.m. Maybe plain popcorn air popped or cooked in canola oil only.
      You need to eat tons of fiber. It cleans the system hourly and accelerates the metabolism.
      Eat to lose!
      Good luck

  45. QUESTION:
    What are good foods to eat to help with acne ?
    i want to go on an acne diet but what are good foods to help clear your acne please help thanks !

    • ANSWER:
      1. Olive oil:

      Olive oil provides good fats that our bodies need. Oils like olive oil and sesame oil have essential fat acids that are required for good health. These nourish our skin from the inside out.

      2. Green tea:

      Rich in a chemical called catechins which is an anti-inflammatory. It helps prevent acne as well as reduce the signs of aging.

      3. Seeds and Nuts:

      Seeds and nuts are rich in Omega 3 oils. These oils are also found in oily fish like salmon, and in flaxseed oil. Omega 3 oils are a powerful antioxidant which help the skin remain supple.

      4. Lemon water:

      Lemon water helps to stimulate and detoxify the liver and expel fat deposits. It also helps your body to produce more enzymes in the liver to help with detoxification. Because the liver helps remove toxins from your body, it can not remove toxins which are pushed through your skin. This means those toxins become prime breeding grounds for bacteria that cause acne. In order to survive acne causing bacteria need specific conditions to breed, those are areas with low oxygen and high acid levels. The minerals in lemons help offset the acid pockets that can form in our skin.

      5. Garlic:

      Garlic helps to lower our bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol, called HDL. It also helps reduce toxins like lemon water does. So by reducing the toxins, we lessen the possibility of providing the required breeding grounds for acne.

      6. Watermelon:

      As odd as it might sound, the pulp of watermelon is a good exfoliate. Taking that in mind some people will rub the their face with the rinds of the watermelon which is also high in vitamins A, B, and C. It also contains a lot of water which helps to keep the skin properly hydrated.

      7. Water:

      Water is the most important aspect of keeping your body hydrated. Water will also help cleanse your body of the toxins that could build up. Some experts say that to determine how many ounces of water you should drink everyday, divide you body weight by 2, and that is how many ounces you should drink.

      8. Wheatgrass:

      You can find this in just about every store that carries a selection of vitamin supplements. There are numerous health benefits for wheatgrass, many of which help with preventing acne.

      9. Yogurt:

      Yogurt contains high concentrations of a good bacteria call Lactobacillus Acidophilus. This is commonly called a Probiotic. Probiotic microbes fight against infectious diseases by competing for the food and nutrients acne bacteria require to survive.

      Closely related to this category are Prebiotics. Prebiotics help re-establish good bacteria in the stomach. Examples include honey, onions, artichokes and bananas.

      10. Barley:

      Barley is high in both soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fiber helps the body metabolize fat, cholesterol, and carbohydrates. Insoluble fiber promotes healthy digestion; most people refer to eating insoluble fiber as "eating the roughage." Barley also contains high levels of Vitamin E which helps kill acne quickly.

      Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/862929

  46. 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.

  47. QUESTION:
    How do I know if my silver fillings are leaking?
    I have a subtle taste in my mouth that does not seem right. Almost bleach like. I started a raw food diet, so I don't know if it's just detox from my liver or what this taste is.

    I am a hypochondriac as well. So I am starting to panic.

    Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      That's just the toxins coming out from your cleanse. A friend of mine just did one and you could smell it a bit, almost like ammonia coming out of her pores. On the bright side, she feels great now.

      Your fillings are likely fine. On your next check up, your dentist will poke around the margins of the fillings to make sure. They can also tell on the xrays if there are any cavities forming underneath the fillings.

  48. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been losing weight on HCG or the master cleanse diet?
    I went to GNC and once again I'm confused as to what to try. I've been to 2 different stores and 3 different people working there have told me 3 different things. 2 swear by the master cleanse diet with lemon, maple syrup and Cayenne pepper but then one guy says people come in looking different on HCG within weeks. What do you think?

    • 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.

      A 500 calorie per day diet is considered anorexic. Mix it with a hormone from pregnant women's urine and you get a miracle diet!
      All over the counter hcg products were announced as illegal and fraudulent by the FDA on January 24, 2011. Testing concluded that all over the counter oral and injection products on the market have little to no real hcg in them but most a similar synthetic hormone. I was in GNC several months ago. They carry three brands of hcg drops and not one of them has any hcg in them. The salesman in fact agreed when I mentioned it. They contain "similar hormones" or amino acids. Sort of like I'm going to sell you this Toyota Prius but it is really a Ford Focus but we're going to put a price tag on it that says it is a Toyota Prius. Excuse me?
      Anyone that lost weight especially with the drops did it because they ate fewer calories than they burned. The hcg acted as the placebo to help them lose the weight.
      Next year will mark 60 years since this fraudulent science was started.
      The only approved use for hcg is to increase fertility in both men and women.
      The doctors exploiting this benign hormone with the ability to prescribe injections can't even agree on how it works. Some say it releases stored fat calories into the system. Others say it acts as an appetite suppressant. Neither explanation justifies the weight loss in the individuals taking the oral drops with NO hcg in them that still lost weight.
      By the way, the expensive "clinical injections" are not covered by insurance since it is not FDA approved. What doctor wouldn't want to get an "all cash" practice going?

      The bottom line here is the exploitation of the law allowing a MD to prescribe an approved drug for a use other than what it is approved for. The FDA will step in someday. So the question is are you willing to risk your health based on testimonials, not research, and statements from doctors profiting in this all cash business?

  49. QUESTION:
    How the Uric Acid Level in the blood can be reduced through diet for 70 years old female patient?
    she is vegetarian, can the level of Uric Acid could be reduced though diet?

    • ANSWER:
      A low purine diet Will help those suffering from gout avoid attacks.

      Here is a list of some of the foods that are high in purines. These foods have the highest concentration of purines and should therefore be avoided by people that are prone to or are already suffering from gout.
      Beef, Pork, Bacon, Lamb, Seafood, Foods that are made with yeast like beer or bread, Alcoholic beverages
      These foods, while high in purine levels that can aggravate the symptoms of gout can be had occasionally by those who usually follow a low purine diet.
      Asparagus, Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Peas, Spinach, Whole grain breads and cereals, White poultry meats, like chicken, duck or turkey, Kidney and lima beans.
      The following foods are safe to eat in a low purine diet; however these should not be the only food you eat.
      Green vegetables and tomatoes, Fruits and fruit juices, Breads that do not use yeast (may be found in the kosher section or a health food store), Nuts, Milk and milk products such as butter and cheese, Chocolate, Coffee and tea.

      food to AVOID when you have gout :

      all meat, esparragus, coliflower, spinach, fish especially oily fish like anchovies and shell fish, alcohol, oats, legumes, sugary food.

      You CAN eat:

      dairy products, eggs, potato, pasta, all vegatales but the above, rice, fruit (limit to 2 portions a day).

      An infusion of rosemary tea is very soothing. (1 litre a day)

      1. Lemon Juice

      Gout is a build up of too much acid in the body. Therefore the body's pH level must be neutralized by adding alkaline to the body. This is best achieved by drinking the juice of a fresh lemon. Lemons are 20% acid, 80% alkaline. I just take the juice of a whole lemon, mix it with warm water in a tumbler and down it through a straw. Doing this first thing in the morning on a empty stomach also helps cleanse the kidneys which is linked to other gout related problems.

      2. Cherries
      Prior to taking lemon juice every day, if I felt a gout attack coming on, I would go and buy a kilo of cherries and gradually munch on them for a few hours. Cherries are a natural anti-inflammatory.

      3. Diet and Exercise

      While the first two points are excellent treatments, a healthy balanced diet and exercising 3 times a week for 45 minutes is core to preventing gout from occurring in the first place.

      Fad diets are rubbish. Dieting is pretty simple. It's pretty obvious what's healthy and not:

      Things that grow out the ground and that are natural = good. Things in colourful packets with loads of e-numbers and weird looking animations promoting them = bad.
      Moderation is the key.

      High Purine Foods that should be avoided:

      Beer, anchovies, organ meat (brains, kidney, liver, sweetbreads), game meats, gravies, yeast, meat extracts, sardines, herring, mackerel, scallops.

      Medium Purine Foods that may be eaten in Moderation:

      Fresh and saltwater fish, shellfish, eel, meat, poultry, meat soups and broth, asparagus , mushrooms, cauliflower, spinach, legumes, oatmeal, bran, wheat germ, whole-grain breads and cereals, eggs.

      Low Purine Foods eat as much as you like (within reason):

      Breads and cereals (low-fiber, white flour, or refined grain types), nuts, peanut butter. Vegetables not high in purines, soups - cream style or vegetable without meat extract, coffee, tea, fruit juices, soft drinks, gelatin, sugar, low fat cheeses.
      Foods That are reputed to help relieve the symptoms of gout.

      Cherry juice or strawberries are said to be helpful. Some chemicals contained in dark berries may help reduce the inflammation and lower the uric acid.
      Oily fish like salmon, or fatty acids in flax seed or olive oil or nuts may reduce inflammation too.
      replacing meat with tofu (from soybeans) instead of meat could also be helpful.
      Some have found relief with OPC3 antioxidant supplement.
      A balanced diet for gout sufferers includes foods that are high in complex carbohydrates, low in protein and low in fat.

      Gout is a disease caused by an excessive amount of uric acid. Now, uric acid is produced by the catabolism of nucleotides that usually exist in cells. So, any food that has cells (animal cells) can make gout worse, like meat, eggs,.... etc

      Foods that can lead to uric acid and gout are: anchovies, sardines, herring, mushrooms, gravies, organ meats, and other purine rich foods. Alcohol, especially beer, and coffee should also be avoided.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to make a gallon of the master cleanse for work?
    I am about to start the master cleanse and i will have to work in the afternoon so i was wanting to make a gallon and just keep it in the cooler at work so i won't run out. would you suggest this?

    • ANSWER:
      I lost my weight through diet and exercise.
      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 it does work. but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it?
      Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system. The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available.
      The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to burn muscle mass for fuel instead of the stored fat (metabolism). Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed.
      The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Do you know of a way to flush your liver without expensive suppliments?
    I have heard there is an inexpensive way to flush your liver using common household ingredients like lemon juice and olive oil. Do you know how to do it, or a website about it?
    No, I hardly ever drink. Every few months, I'll have a wine cooler. I have heard it's good to flush your liver for general health.

    • ANSWER:
      drink plenty of water, its that simple

  2. QUESTION:
    How to flush your liver well?
    I am looking for remedies in flushing my liver and ridding myself from toxins. Drug and alcohol abuse for a while and now I am going sober--does anyone know natural remedies for liver? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      The liver is constantly removing toxins, and there is no way to speed up the process. A person that has normal liver does not need to flush it even if flushing were actually possible. When toxins are stored in the body, they are deposited almost entirely in fat and not in the liver. The best thing for the liver regardless of past abuse is drinking a little more water than normal and eating a healthy balanced diet.

  3. QUESTION:
    Anyone know ways to flush out your liver other than the recipes with epsom salts and olive oil?
    I was just wondering if anyone knew of any products, laxatives etc. That maybe able to flush out the liver. The popular recipes with epsom slats and olive oil make one nauseous.

    • ANSWER:
      drink a lot of water
      its free and works

  4. QUESTION:
    What should you eat or drink first thing on waking?
    I've heard of having a warm cup of water with a slice of lemon to flush the Liver, but are there any other things you should do for health benefit, before you eat/drink/do anything else?!

    • ANSWER:
      nothing cleanses your liver except time, but the lemon is refreshing and has a little vitamin c. for energy oatmeal with toast is a good start. be sure it's whole grain with no added sugars. if not, you will feel tired in about one hour.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to flush alcohol out of your liver and cleanse your system?
    I drank Friday night, and I have to take an ethanol alcohol test Tuesday. What is the best things I can do to flush out my liver just to make sure I pass?

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing can get alcohol out of your system except time spent NOT DRINKING. Drinking lots of water isn't a bad idea; alcohol dehydrates the body. I would also recommend eating rice or another form of carbo loading to replenish your strength.
      Side note: Shut up Jackie did you ever consider that the asker DIDN"T know he was taking the test on Tues, that maybe he got a message on his machine Friday night that the test was Tues or maybe his boss didn't even tell him about the test that he may have gotten a head's up from a co-worker? It's self-righteous reactionary fools like Jackie that are ruining this country and Yahoo answers

  6. QUESTION:
    Will drinking a lot of water and apple juice flush your liver?
    I dont really want to do the flush I read about with the olive oil and grapefruit is there a simpler way? Do I need to do this if I dont have a galbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      Water and apple juice will be good for you generally but your liver does not process liquids - your kidneys do. Your liver deals more with foods and toxins within foods and drinks. The liver is incredible - it cleans and repairs itself much more quickly than any other organ - you can survive with just a quarter of it and even if you have nearly killed it it will usually repair itself given time and less toxins. Most nutritionists now do not think it is necessary to try flushing the liver - if you want to give it a rest avoid unnecessary medication, alcohol, caffeine, preservatives and processed foods for a week - it will love you!

  7. QUESTION:
    Do some types of booze actually give you a health benefit? By "flushing out" bad stuff?
    I heard that sometimes alcohol can flush out your liver although I also heard it can kill your liver with sclerosis. But is it true that it can actually help you if taken in moderation or taken infrequently? If so then how does that work?

    • ANSWER:
      Ha, I just answered a question like this.

      Overindulgence in any alcohol is not good for you, but drinking 1-2 good craft beers a day has many health benefits. Not crappy beers like Bud/Miller/Coors, but good beer made with quality ingredients.

      Hops, which are the bittering ingredient in beer, help fight cancer, kill viruses & lower cholesterol. Yeast contains b-vitamins, proteins & minerals. Beers made with dark malts also contain antioxidants. And the beneficial ingredients in beer are more readily absorbed by the body then those in wine!

      This is a really good article that explains this in further detail:
      http://health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100197361

  8. QUESTION:
    How do you flush your liver out to make it healthy??
    I drank way too much a few days ago, and want to rejuvinate my body again into a more healthy life style and make sure that my poor liver is taken better care of. How does one do that?

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing I can tell you is stop putting toxins into your system. Eat a good diet with a lot of fruit,veggies etc. (basic 4) and drink a lot of water. The liver is a filter. If you give it nothing to filter out (so to speak) it will be healthy. The liver is the only organ in your body that can regenerate itself. You should be fine.

  9. QUESTION:
    Liver and Gallbladder flush:What time of the next day should the stones be passed?
    Has anybody done the grapefruit and olive oil liver flush? I did it last night (followed by two cups of Epsom Salt this morning at 6 and 8 am). I have had many bowl movements from morning and still no stones passed (it is noon now). Some thing wrong?When are they supposed to pass? I also don't feel tired or nausea.

    • ANSWER:
      You should have noticed some, especially little white balls of chaff, but it's not wrong. Either you're healthy or very clogged up. You may need to do a detox diet for a week or so before doing another flush - a juice fast is the most effective; fresh, not from a carton - and then repeat the flush every two or three weeks. Detoxing is a process, not a one-off quick fix.

      I didn't feel tired, nauseous or much different the next day and I've done 5 of these now, so don't worry too much about "should bes".

  10. QUESTION:
    Have you done a liver flush, and if so what was the result? Did your health and/or energy improve?
    I'm on my 3rd flush (every other week) and more certain than ever that this protocol is for real. More energy, less acne, better digestion. Anyone else have a similar experience?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. I am sure many others experience the same. I myself take apple cider vinegar and olive oil regularly and one of its functions is to tone and strengthen the liver.

      There are other herbs, vegetables and fruits used to get similar effect.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is there a really good product for a thorough liver and blood detox/cleanse?
    I need a good liver flush. I just started taking Milk Thistle and would like to keep taking it as a protector, but I want to find a detoxification product that I can take for a few days that will really flush out the system.

    • ANSWER:
      There are some good herbal combos that work for that. I have one that has dandelion and milk thistle both in it. And it works for me well.
      Go to your local health food store and examine the herbs section. There are regualr brands of herbs which make many combos of formulas for specific needs. Just look for one that says liver cleanse, and examine ingredients. You then have to learn to dose yourself. There is a suggested dosage, but sometimes, you have to adapt to take less or more as is needed.

      When I first started taking the Liver cleanse herbs, I would feel really miserable. Just an incredibly terrible feeling. It actually took me a few times before I realized I was feeling terrible when I took the liver cleanse, beacause it was working!! then after few years of occasional use, I actually could feel great when taking it. Unfortunately, I'm back to feeling terrible when taking it.
      But expect some physical response while taking it. Try to take it when you're not going to be doing lots emotionally or physically. I also try to cut back on eating lots, just gentle foods, so you don't stress out the body. After all, the liver is what helps keep the body cleaned, so you're cleaning the cleaner. You don't want to freak out the body too much.

      I don't do it for long time. I might take couple pills in morning, maybe at night but usually not for more than a day's effort. it's not like it's a colon cleanse where you've got several yards of cleansing to do.
      Try it every couple weeks if you feel you're in need of good liver cleansing. But I wouldn't do it more than that, in fact probably just once monthly if you wanted a regular schedule.

      Check with the salespeople in your local health food store, they can easily steer you towards good products for your effort.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I do I liver cleanse without the apple/olive oil mix?
    I want to do a liver cleanse but I don't want to do that extreme apple/olive oil lemon juice mixture.

    Is there a way that I can do it with eating certain foods a certain way, slowly over time?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there are many other ways to heal your liver, such as herbs like milk thistle or specially formulated liver supplements. Livatrex can help you painlessly pass stones like a liver flush with olive oil and lemon juice, but less dramatic.

      Also there is a liver flush that uses eggs, limes, and oil but is really mild. Some people have success with that.

      Changing your diet will help - healthy fats, cruciferous vegetables, whole grains, limiting sugar, eliminating bad fats. Karen Hurd has a protocol of eating legumes to decongest the liver. Just eating a lot of apples will help, one or two daily. The tart ones are best like Jonathan or Granny Smith.

      Daily lemon water also cleanses the liver and kidneys and is easy to add on to whatever you decide.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the best liver detox for someone with HCV x 20 years?
    I'd like to know if there's a way to rid my liver of the effects of alcohol when I go out and have a few drinks.

    • ANSWER:
      The medi-nerds are out in force I see here promoting their ignorance of detoxing. "Beware of detox scams?" Beware of ANTI-DETOX people. A liver gallbladder flush works wonders for the body and I have lots of people that I have helped with doing this type of cleanse. To say you can't detox the body is so ridiculous and only showing great ignorance.

      John Hopkins researchers found intrahepatic gallstones in livers that are causing lots of problems for people. Typical medical diagnostics do not show these stones because they look like ordinary bile when using these tests. Autopsies were used to examine livers, etc. in the studies done by John Hopkins researchers. To remove these stones and gallstones is a very popular DETOXING flush that does remove the stones. I'm always anxious to hear from patients I put on this form of detoxing because the amount of stones that come out and the sizes are always shocking to these people. What I find is that many of these people take jars of their stones to show their doctors that lied to them, telling them detoxing does not work.

      It takes several flushes to totally clean these organs, but the results are incredible. The skin becomes vibrant, the liver starts cleansing the blood better, producing better bile and all the health benefits are marvelous.

      To prevent the problems with alcohol on the liver, you can take digestive enzymes that include all the pancreatic enzymes before drinking. You will not get a hangover the next day. Also, go to the health food store and purchase some prickly pear herbs and take those before going out.

      A little alcohol will not hurt the average person, but excessive drinking will damage the liver and cause a huge build up of the intrahepatic gallstones that crate fatty livers.

      The milk thistle herb will only have a very minor effect on the health of the liver, but it certainly won't hurt it either. Just don't expect great results from taking it.

      good luck to you

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

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

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

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

  17. QUESTION:
    How fast does The Fat Flush Program work?
    I'm thinking of starting the Fat Flush Program by Ann Louise Gittleman. How fast does it work? Is it easy to stick to and keep the weight off? And am I fine just doing my own exercise at the gym or should I get the Fat Flush Fitness Plan book also? Any tips? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The thing that makes Gittlemans fat flush different than the average "diet" is the liver cleansing part. (although it is also a low cal/carb plan) The liver is key to fat metabolism, and Gittleman proposes detoxing the liver for optimum function. You basically start each day with a glass of lemon water, then sip on a mixture of cranberry juice/water with a dash of cayenne and cinnamon throughout the day. The small amount of cayenne revs the metabolism, the cinnamon is proven to help regulate insulin, and the cranberry water is cleansing to the entire digestive system. I have read about the Fat Flush but never tried it, however it does sound medically sound and seem to make sense!

  18. QUESTION:
    What is good to flush the liver of toxins?
    My x just died if liver disease..he drank hard all his life..I mean all day..i drink beer..but have always worked all day..I am not as bad as he was but still worry,,is there anything i can drink or eat to protect or flush toxins?

    • ANSWER:
      Misfit -
      as a rule we are not able to reverse the damage to our livers through drug, alcohol and food abuse.
      Your best bet is to start a healthy diet and exercise program. The body is designed to detoxify itself 24 hours per day if given the chance.
      If you can cut back on the toxins going in you will allow the liver to focus on the toxins created through normal body function.
      Good luck dear. Sorry for your loss.

  19. QUESTION:
    What can you do to have a healthy liver besides eating healthy?
    Are there any supplements/vitamins that one can take to maintain and/or improve your liver function?

    • ANSWER:
      Avoid alcohol, drugs, medications (even over the counter, but if you are on prescription meds please talk with your dr before you do this). You could also try any of the body cleanses (flushes), they are good for cleaning out your liver.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the diet for liver infected patients?
    Please let me know the diet to be taken by liver infected patients. After infection getting cured what kind of precautions to be taken in diet.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) or primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) you may need to change your diet as the way you digest fats may be altered. In order to digest fat we need bile. This is a yellowish acid made in the liver and stored in a pear-shaped bag called the gallbladder. It is squirted into the small intestine where it acts as a detergent, breaking fat into tiny droplets so it can be absorbed by the body.
      With PBC and PSC the flow of bile into the gut may be reduced, particularly if you are jaundiced, so you may find you cannot tolerate the same amount of fat as normal. In this situation you develop a type of diarrhoea, known as steatorrhoea, which causes bulky, pale faeces/stools that are difficult to flush away. It can cause nausea and a sick, bloated feeling.
      If this happens, you may find that eating less fat in the diet will help to reduce the problems and symptoms of this fatty diarrhoea. However, fat is essential – it contains the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as essential fatty acids – and should not be cut out of your diet completely without proper advice from a dietician. People vary in the amount of fat they can tolerate so this does not mean you will necessarily need to eat a strict, low-fat diet. Most people find they are able to work out how much fat they can take by trial and error by reducing amounts of the higher fat foods.
      Improvement in bowel habit shows that your body is tolerating the amount of fat you are eating. Stools will become less frequent, darker and easier to flush away. If you are reducing fat in your diet and do not need to lose weight, top up calories with snacks between meals, for example, toast, crackers, crumpets or tea-cakes. Your dietician can help you with this.
      Cutting down on fat
      If you want to cut down on the fat you eat you need to avoid ‘hidden’ fats as well as the obvious ones you can see in meat and greasy foods. The list below gives examples of high-fat foods and ideas for alternatives.
      Butter, margarine, lard, dripping – try using low fat spreads.
      Cream and full-cream milk – substitute half-fat versions. There is as much calcium (needed for healthy bones) in half-fat or skimmed as there is in full-cream milk.
      Cheese – you may be able to tolerate small amounts of normal cheese, or try lower-fat hard cheese. Try reduced-fat spreads and cottage cheese.
      All kinds of cooking oil including olive oil, sunflower and vegetable oil – use these sparingly.
      Fatty meats, such as duck and belly pork – eat more fish, poultry, lean red meat, beans and eggs.
      Meat products such as sausages and pies – you may be able to eat small amounts of these.
      Chips, crisps and nuts – try oven-chips instead.
      Biscuits, cakes and pastry – try low-fat alternatives such as teacakes, scones and low-fat cakes or biscuits.
      Many processed foods are high in fat – for example pizza, lasagne, ready-made curry or other dishes. Eat only small amounts or use a low-fat version.
      Cooking with less fat
      The list below gives some ideas on how to reduce the amount of fat you use in cooking.
      Grill, bake, boil, steam or casserole meals instead of frying.
      Add flavour with fresh herbs, spices, lemon juice and mustard. Curry powder and hot spices should be avoided as they may make symptoms worse.
      Trim visible fat off meat and remove the skin from poultry.
      Skim fat off the surface of soups and casseroles.
      If you are cutting down the fat in your diet you should try to eat extra carbohydrate to make up any shortfall in energy. This means more starch and sugar – bread and honey, for example. Take advice from a dietician to make sure you are getting enough calories, protein and vitamins. Some people may also need monthly injections of fat-soluble vitamins.
      Coping with acidity
      Some people with PBC may experience an unpleasant acid taste in the mouth or they may get heartburn – a severe burning sensation in the chest. Stomach acids escaping into your food pipe (oesophagus) are the usual cause of this discomfort. If this happens to you, then try eating little and often to reduce stomach acid. It is a good idea to get into the habit of carrying food around with you, in case you need to eat. Foods that contain carbohydrates – such as crackers, plain biscuits or breadsticks – are the best. If symptoms persist try:
      avoiding big meals at night
      taking an antacid before bed and after meals
      raising the head of your bed by four or five inches
      Fatty Liver
      Fatty liver is a condition in which too much fat builds up in the liver. You are more at risk of this if you tend to put on weight around your middle – ‘apple-shaped’ as opposed to ‘pear-shaped’. The fat stored in the liver is just the same as that under the skin. So, if you cut down on fatty foods and lose weight you will also lose fat from the liver. For the majority of people in the UK, the root causes of becoming overweight are down to:
      eating too much, especially too much fatt

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the expected duration of liver cancer?
    About how long would liver cancer last?

    • ANSWER:
      Take a look at the site below which explains many misunderstood things about the cancer industry, and has some natural cures too.

      Cancer
      http://dgwa1.fortunecity.com/body/cancer.html

      Try a liver flush

      Liver cleanse
      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/herbal_5day_liver_cleanse.html
      http://www.curezone.com/cleanse/liver/huldas_recipe.asp

  22. 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.

  23. QUESTION:
    How much water do I need to drink before my system is flushed?
    I worded the question a little incorrectly. I'm on probation and I know all about the length of time for pot and alcohol and whatnot. Just curious as to how much water needs to be consumed to flush your system. (Better way to put that: how many times do I need to empty my bladder to get alcohol out?)

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking plenty of water is good anytime. If you're talking about alcohol, urinating extra isn't going go affect the process. The liver burns up the alcohol, generating body heat. It does so at a rate of one drink per hour.

  24. QUESTION:
    How much water does I take to flush out the bad stuff from an energy drink from your system.?
    I have recenly stopped drinking Monster energy drinks because of what I read on the Internet about the junk they can leave in your liver. I was wondering how much water would it take to clean the junk out of my system and is any water better than another at doing this?

    • ANSWER:
      Water doesn't flush toxins like that, and water is water - no kind is better or worse.

      Energy drinks do not "leave junk in your liver". The big story was about COLA - drinks like Pepsi - which can prevent the absorption of potassium if taken in enormous amounts (over two gallons a day). This had nothing to do with the liver, though.

      Your liver is not full of toxins that need to be flushed. That's quackery spread by evil conmen who want to charge you hundreds of dollars for quack remedies full of dangerous third-world medicines and sawdust.

      Enjoy your energy drinks in moderation and also enjoy plain tap water, filtered or unfiltered. Don't believe people who lie about "toxins" and "cleansing" in order to empty your wallet.

  25. QUESTION:
    WHAT ARE ALL THE SYMPTOMS OF LIVER DISEASE ?
    Hi, I am curious to know every and all symptoms of liver disease? I know that there are a few types of liver diseases and illnesses that also occur when it comes to your liver. I also would like to know are there different stages liver disease, if so what are they?

    • ANSWER:
      The external signs include a coated tongue, bad breath, itchy skin, excessive sweating, offensive body odor, dark circles under the eyes, red swollen and itchy eyes, acne rosacea, brownish spots and blemishes on the skin, flushed facial appearance or excessive facial blood vessels.

      Other symptoms include jaundice, (skin, nails and eyes appear yellowish) dark urine, pale stool, bone loss, easy bleeding, itching, small, spider-like blood vessels visible in the skin, enlarged spleen, fluid in the abdominal cavity, chills, pain from the biliary tract or pancreas, and an enlarged gallbladder.

  26. QUESTION:
    How long do you have to fast for the toxins to be flushed out?
    I'm juice fasting.

    I take 1 multivitamin daily, and I squeeze my own oranges. How long must I do this for, to flush out my toxins?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's the deal - there are no "toxins" in your body unless you've recently been exposed to asbestos or something. That's something that the people who created fad diets made up to get you to buy their products. Your digestive system and your liver/kidneys are designed to remove everything from your body that shouldn't be there.

      There is no healthy benefit to juice fasting. The best way to be healthy is to eat a low-calorie (get at least 1,500 a day for women), low-fat diet, to give your body the nutrition it needs.

  27. QUESTION:
    what is inside the beer that makes kills your liver?
    What is the ingredient in beer that kills you (liver) and how do you get drunk? What inside the beer kills you or damages your liver and why? Please give me a paragraph or send me a site with the information.

    What gets you intoxicated?

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol is hard for the liver to flush out, so the alcohol enters the body faster than it leaves.

      It gets absorbed into your blood stream and the oxygen in your red blood cells become suffocated with the alcohol. Thus, not enough oxygen reaches your brain, thuuuus, DRUNK!

      That's why people get dizzy, can't think properly, can't operate machinery, and pass out---because not enough oxygen is delivered to the brain.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can gallbladder issues cause liver and lung lesions?
    My friend is having gallbladder problems and it will have to be removed. She has already had an ultrasound and it showed that she also had lesions on her liver and one lung. Now she is having a ct scan to see what the lesions are exactly. Could a malfunctioning gallbladder cause these lesions?

    • ANSWER:
      99% of ALL gallbladder removals are unnecessary and doctors should be ashamed of themselves for recommending these before removing the stones in a flush! The flush does work and I see it all the time. Removing body parts and not fixing the root cause of a problem is NOT good science.

      Bile is made in the liver and some is sent to the gallbladder for storage to be used later. The liver can and does often contain intrahepatic gallstones that do NOT show up on CT scans, ultrasounds, etc. Most doctors are not even aware they exist, but John Hopkin's research has done extensive work on this issue and found these liver stones are causing many health problems, including so called "fatty liver."

      Removing gallstones is a straight forward process and is done all the time. Surgery is a barbaric act that should be the absolute last resort and only in a life threatening situation. When the gallbladder is removed, the patient is then sentenced for a life of bad fat digestion and the root cause of the problem that caused the gallbladder issue is still there! Removing the gallbladder is treating a symptom, but not addressing the cause. That is NOT good science.

      Most likely this person has very bad digestion and has not addressed that problem. The lung problem is just further indication of this person being very toxic and treating this with drugs is not going to give long term resolution, just some pain relief, etc.

      good luck

  29. 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.

  30. QUESTION:
    what is the differance between niacinamide and flush free niacin?
    I've searched the web, however there's nothing on comparing niacinamide and flush free niacin.

    • ANSWER:
      Mike is actually describing inositol hexaniacinate - a DIFFERENT form of flush free niacin. But aside from that, both posters are on the right track.

      Niacinamide IS a "flush free" formulation.

      The therapeutic differences among the forms are most relevant as they apply to cholesterol:
      - niacinamide has no significant impact on cholesterol levels
      - the jury is still out with respect to inositol hexaniacinate regarding cholesterol. (ie: conflicting science has not yet been resolved.)
      - niacin (nicotinic acid) WILL lower cholesterol levels.

      It's worthy of note that niacin will also falsely elevate liver enzymes on LFTs. Discontinue B3 for 5 days prior to testing.

  31. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a way to clean the colon and liver out ?
    I have high cholesterol and One side effect is now I have high b/p.
    I know that cholesterol is make in the liverand I've done some research and It looks like over 50 years of abuse my liver and maybe colon need to be cleaned out. Any way this can be done ?

    • ANSWER:
      Get cranberry concentrate at the health food store. One pint will make 2 gallons with water. Drink 8 ounces before every meal and between meals. This will flush out your kidneys and should be a benefit to your liver.

      No Junk foods or sodas or coffee or alcohol. Drink lots of water and plenty of green vegetables to get a lot of fiber. Oatmeal for breakfast each morning will help bring your cholesterol down also.

      Get a 1/2 gallon or a full gallon of Prune Juice and drink 8 oz before bed at night. This will flush your colon out daily.

      This comes from a book "THE FAT FLUSH PLAN". Eat fish, skinless chicken breasts, no pork, no beef, no butter, plenty of vegetables and fruits. No dairy products. The fats from animal products are the bad fats that contribute to the high cholesterol.

      Good Luck.

  32. QUESTION:
    What natural product can I take to clean out my liver?
    I have been taking alot of muscle and pain relievers for a sciatic nerve problem, plus my usual asthmas meds, I feel overloaded with meds, what can I take to flush it out?

    • ANSWER:
      You will want a good quality liver detox product. I recommend one with milk thistle seed extract, reishi mushroom and schizandra chinensis. You can visit the source material website below if you are interested in a good quality natural supplement to help detoxify your liver.

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

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

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

  34. QUESTION:
    How to flush out your system?
    Lately I've been eating a lot of junk food and I want to flush out my system. My stomach has felt bloated all day and I've had no energy to do anything. I wanna flush out my system. How can I? Should I drink lots of water?

    • ANSWER:
      At the drug store buy a bottle of Citric Drink.
      It will help purge your colon. Drink a 1/2 cup of vinegar to purge your liver.

  35. QUESTION:
    What can I use to flush my insides of fungus?
    What can I drink or take to clear my insides of fungus? OR clean my liver? Kidneys?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Are there any herbs that are good for your liver?
    Are there any herbs a part from milk thistle that are good for the liver, or a fatty liver?

    • ANSWER:
      Burbock is a cleansing herb, its root works best as a diuretics and diaphoretic. It has been said that Burdock helps to promote the flow and release of the bile, which not only helps in cleansing the liver, but also in digestive process. Its root have been used for purifying and flushing toxins from the blood stream.

      Dandelions is a excellent tonic for liver as it clears obstructions, reduces congestion, and stimulates the liver to eliminate toxins through the blood. It promotes bile flow, supporting digestion and it also has a laxative effect.

      Red Clover is a Liver purifier also a relaxant, and an appetite suppressant.

      Turmeric is known in Ayurvedic medicine as the king of spices. The bitter spice helps cleanse the liver, purify the blood, and promote good digestion and elimination.
      The principal component of tumeric is curcumin has powerful antioxidant action that fights against viral infection, cancer, and arthritis. It stimulates the gallbladder for bile production, and scavenges free radicals.It enhances the liver detox process and speeds up healing. Curcumin also prevents alcohol and other toxins from being converted into compounds that may be harmful to the liver. It can reverse the adverse effects of excessive iron consumption on the liver.
      However, be reminded that Turmeric are not to be used for enhance liver function for people with certain health condition such as those with congestive heart failure, toxic liver disorder etc.

      I hope my information can help you :)

  37. QUESTION:
    How to flush out medicines from the body?
    How do you flush out heavy medication from the body after stopping it .?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many detoxing procedures at different levels of intensity. Drinking lots of water is good as long as you follow a good hydration process that includes getting electrolytes, etc. The average person needs to be drinking more water than they typically do as a general rule.

      Take your total body weight and divide by 2. That number is the amount of water in ounces that you need to drink each and everyday. Along with that, you should consume 1/4 teaspoon of "air dried sea salt" in conjunction with each quart of water you drink. This puts the electrolytes in your body that will give you proper hydration. The typical white table salt you buy in stores like the Morton Salt, for instance, is terrible for you and has loads of chemicals added. Avoid that junk. If you drink ANY diuretic drinks like, sodas, coffee, tea, alcohol, commercially prepared fruit drinks, energy drinks, etc., these all dehydrate you and you will need to add more water to the total to compensate for the water loss due to these diuretic drinks. Take the total ounces of the diuretic drinks and multiply by 1.5 and add that total to the original total to come up with the proper amount of water you need to drink each day.

      The next thing to realize is your body stores toxins in fat tissue and this includes medications. Also POISON INJECTIONS into muscle tissue does not go away. All POISON INJECTIONS leave residues of that in your connective tissues. Those poisons are affecting your body's ability to have good energy flows throughout. This is called an interference field and these need to be remediated or you will carry those toxins to your grave. The two typical ways to handle these toxins is to use either mud packing or essential oils; both are very effective and testable to know the toxins are gone and energy pathways are opened. Chiropractic adjustments are essential in all this as well. Many nerves are inhibited and many organs of the body become insufficient as a result of poor nerve subluxation(s).

      All medications damage the body on some level. You are correct in wanting to get rid of those toxins as best you can. The liver cleans about 3 pints of blood per minute and if your liver is not functioning well, it affects the body's ability to clean the blood efficiently, so a healthy liver is an absolute must and cleaning the liver & gallbladder with flushes and coffee enemas are very important things to consider. John Hopkin's medical research teams did a lot of study in regard to the liver and found that fatty liver's are very common in Americans due to large consumptions of high fructose corn syrup and alcohol; both of which are processed in the liver the same way. Dried bile is a very big problem causing the liver to become insufficient and if you will notice, many medications say "Check the liver" before taking the medications. The damage of those medications is extensive and a lot of emphasis on the liver needs to happen when getting those medications out of the body.

      good luck to you

      Good luck to you

  38. QUESTION:
    Does having Asian Flush mean that I should not be drinking alcohol to the point of drunkenness?
    I rarely drink alcohol, so on the occasion, say three times a year, does having Asian Flush make it not safe to become drunk?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to stop. It means that your liver is having trouble processing the alcohol.

  39. QUESTION:
    My partner has just undergone an hysterectomy and now suffers from hot flushes?
    She is on HRT and yet the hot flushes continue, is there anything else my partner can take to help reduce or control them, how long can she expect to the hot flushes to continue. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      There are some over the counter product that help some people. She needs to talk with her physician, she may need to increase the dosage.
      She can have blood work done to check her levels and to see if they are in range. But she needs to know that unless she had levels drawn when she was feeling fine they have no base line to refer to. So she could show as being in the normal range but her levels could not be "normal" for her.
      She should also check to see if someone in the area does bio-identical. These are hormones from plants, the are not processed through the liver and do not have the negative side affects of synthetic hormones and appear to be safer over a longer period of time.

  40. QUESTION:
    Do liver enzyme levels affect how a person reacts to alcohol?
    I have been reading that some individuals lack the proper enzymes to process alcohol correctly. I am wondering if this has an influence on how alcohol effects a person. For example I know some people who tend to get very flushed when drinking, and many times get very sick from it. These same people also seem to be very unpredictable when it comes to their behavior while consuming alcohol (aggressive, boisterous, out of control). I'm curious if there is a link between the two.

    • ANSWER:
      i drink a lot but always alone never in a bar always at home my keys and guns in the safe every drink is a change in ones person

  41. QUESTION:
    How can I improve my liver function?
    I think I may have a sluggish/poorly functioning liver, because I have acne, I am fatigued a lot, I have digestion problems, I don't tolerate fatty foods well, I am very sensitive to caffeine, I get headaches for unexplainable reasons, excessive body odor even though I shower every morning and wear deodorant, which all of those I have read are symptoms of a sluggish liver.

    What can I do to improve my liver function?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you definitely have a very sluggish, slow liver. Our livers are the work horses of our bodies. I had breast cancer a couple of years ago, and when you take chemotherapy, it damages the liver to a certain extent. My naturopathic doctor told me that People/Me should clean out our Livers 2 (twice) a year. In the spring, so that we are healthy throughout the summer months, and then in the fall in October so we are as healthy as possible before the winter months come. There are many natural supplements at Health food stores & Drug stores. One that is very good is called Liver Flush, and it helps to detoxify the liver while promoting liver Tissue regeneration. There is also a supplement called Milk Thistle & the active ingredient in it is called Silymarin and this supplement also helps to regenerate new Liver cells within a month. When you take these supplements you only need to take them for One Month. This is all the time it takes to regenerate new Liver cells. So try to do this in April and October of each year and you will feel much better. You will have more energy, your acne will get better, you will Not have as many headaches. For your digestion problems, you should buy/get a bottle of Digestive enzymes and take 2 capusules before each meal. It really does help to digest your meals. As we get older our bodies do not make as many enzymes and it is much harder to digest all the food we eat. Salads/leafy greens, fruits and vegetables have tons of natural enzymes, but you did not mention if you eat alot of salads, or fruits or vegetables to get the enzymes naturally.

  42. QUESTION:
    I just wanted to know what types of foods or drinks are healthy for your liver and kidneys?
    I've been recently coming off of drinking and would want to know what would help my liver and kidneys out.

    • ANSWER:
      lots and lots of good water to flush out toxins

  43. QUESTION:
    What do you think of a guy getting colored contacts?
    I don't know much about them but all I know is that I've always wanted my brown eyes to be blue. I heard some strange thing about liver flushes or something that changed someone's irises like that. Please let me know if you know of any other ways to change eye color without contacts and if not what do you think about a guy getting them?

    • ANSWER:
      it's cute as long as you don't get weird looking ones^^ ones like these!!<3

      http://img3.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire1/d264e14529f9a4ed1c128ae315fbf78f1227065523_full.jpg

      I think it's just as normal as girls just not as common mabey.

  44. QUESTION:
    I have had a face rash for three months. Can I do a liver detox and also take Benadryl?
    I think the culprit is Scabies cream, which I used a few months ago. I just started coffee enemas. Can I take Benadryl after the enema? I want my liver to flush, and don't want to make it work harder by giving it Benadryl. Sometimes the itch is really bad though, and I need relief.

    • ANSWER:
      What do you think will occur if you're taking benadryl? Your liver has to work hard to get this stuff sooner or later eliminated, so you won't detox your liver while taking this stuff.
      So no, you can't do it at the same time..

  45. QUESTION:
    What treatment's are available for end stage liver disease?
    My uncle has been diagnosed with end stage liver disease, he has been told that he has less than 6 months to live by two out of three doctors. One doctor has given him hope, what treatment's are out there? Herbal, or otherwise. Are there any recommendations on specialist to treat this anywhere? Would like to hear of any experience's good or bad, all comments are welcome.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Desiree

      Here are some remedies regarding liver disease. I believe the liver can be cured, but it wont be easy. Doing a liver cleanse (colon cleanse as well) is a must. A lot of different cleanses out there, so do your research. Here are some remedies and testimonials.

      1.Castor Oil Fomentation: to draw out poisons and flush them out of liver etc. In order to get rid of hardened mucus in the body, which may appear as cysts, tumors or polyps, the following fomentation is to be used:

      Soak a piece of outing flannel or baby's diaper in castor oil, squeeze slightly so it won't drip much, then place over entire frontal torso (neck to groin and side to side). Place a hot water bottle (over the castor oil application) over the liver area (the liver is on the right side just above the waist). It should be noted that a heating pad is not too highly endorsed here, unless a wet towel is placed between it and the skin--but even then, a wet heat (such as the hot water bottle) is best. Leave all this on for 1 1/2 hours; the hot water bottle may have to be refilled with hot water several times, because it cools rapidly. The next three days, over the same area covered by the outing flannel and castor oil, massage in circular motion toward the heart with olive oil for 5 to 10 minutes.

      The seventh day is a day of rest, not only from the fomentation, but every part of the program, drinking only water the entire day--and every seventh day thereafter will be done the same way. On the eighth day then, begin again with the castor oil for three days and so forth, along with the mucusless diet. the herbs, etc., until healing is accomplished. In the use of the fomentation, the castor oil goes through the skin into the liver area and lymph glands and starts drawing out the poisons and flushing them out, while the olive oil goes in and heals and rebuilds new tissue. This procedure may have to be carried on between six weeks to six months to properly clean up the system, depending on the case.

      2.Dr. Christopher's Liver-Gallbladder Formula: To speed up the blood purifying process, it is good to have a good clean liver and gall bladder area. When the liver does not function properly, the bile does not excrete freely into the intestinal tract, and so it passes off into the blood stream and throughout the rest of the system, causing a toxic condition called cholemia, causing indigestion, sluggishness, fatigue, constipation, upset stomach, chills, vomiting and fever. Why wait until it gets to this condition? A combination of barberry (or Oregon grape root), wild yam, cramp bark, fennel seed, ginger, catnip and peppermint--will help relieve this condition.

      Suggested dose: 1/3 Cup or one or two capsules or tablets, 15 to 20 minutes before a meal.

      3.Castor Oil: This oil can be obtained commercially and is used for the liver fomentation to open the capillaries of the liver. It is an excellent external healing oil for discomforts of windburn and is good for massage. But we never use castor oil internally or for a laxative. We often suggest opening up the capillaries of the constipated liver by applying a cotton or flannel cloth which has been soaked in hot castor oil over the area of the liver (on the right side of the body under the rib cage). Place a wet, wrung out hot towel over this cloth and a hot water bottle over that. Keep the fomentation warm for 20 minutes and then alternate with a cold towel fomentation warm for 20 minutes and then alternate with a cold towel fomentation for five minutes. Repeat the hot fomentation and then the cold. This can be continued for about an hour and a half. This has relieved pain of congestion in the liver and other organs such as the gall bladder and the pancreas.

      4.Juices for Liver Trouble: Carrot-beet-cucumber, apple, dandelion, grapefruit, lemon.

      5.Cayenne: There are safer ways to stimulate the gall bladder. One is by taking cayenne pepper orally. This has been reported in medical journals to trip the gall bladder reflex and promote the flow of bile naturally. As we mentioned before, bile is concentrated toxic material recycled by the liver. It acts like a natural laxative. The gall bladder (known in certain surgical circles as "the gold bladder", as we mentioned in an earlier newsletter, because of the tremendous amount of money spent on yearly gall bladder operations), is a reservoir which stores the bile for timed release into the digestive tract where it mixes with other digestive aids. When this organ is removed, the caustic bile drips directly into the duodenum and can cause duodenal ulcers. Dr. Christopher's Liver and Gall Bladder Formula, composed of barberry, wild yam, cramp bark, fennel seed, ginger, catnip and peppermint, can safely rebuild the diseased liver and gall bladder and help them to function normally because this formula is a specific food for these organs. The liver is recognized by medical science as a highly regenerative organ. it can rebuild itself even if there is only one-tenth of it functioning.

      Testimonials
      1.Carrot Juice: One of the most common misconceptions regarding carrot juice is that one will start to develop orange or yellow colored skin after steadily drinking the juice because of the carotene content in the juice. This is not true. The development of yellowish skin is due to the fact that carrot juice is a great liver cleanser and the toxicity within the body is coming to the surface. Keep up with the carrot juice and the symptoms will soon disappear. The formerly constipated liver is reconditioned once again to experience a free flow of bile the excess of which is eliminated through our largest eliminative organ, the skin. I have personally experienced this phenomenon during a time when we prepared hundreds of gallons of carrot juice a week for sale. Because the juice was so abundant and available, I drank it for nearly every meal...sometimes instead of meals. My wife soon commented upon the yellow cast which my skin began to take on. I continued drinking the juice, however, and within a week my skin color was back to normal. But my liver had gone through a wonderful cleansing! It is often a surprise to me that the most learned of health authorities will try to sell you the carotene theory without any sort of proof, personal experience or background.

      2.Dandelion: A classic story about the use of Dandelion is often repeated. Around the turn of the century, A Dr. Sparks wrote,"Fifteen years ago I was afflicted with the liver complaint. I used all my skill trying to cure it but failed. I then tried two physicians, Doctors Wilson and Jordan, but without success. An old nurse told me that Dandelion was an effective folk remedy for this disorder, so I decided to try it. Using Dandelion promptly restored me to health. It then became my favorite prescription for liver complaint, either by the simple extract of the herb or by taking a teacupful of a strong decoction of it twice a day. In almost every instance I have succeeded in restoring those who have used this plant."

      There are plenty of answers to solution, so keep exploring.

      Best of health to you and your uncle.

      Cheers

  46. QUESTION:
    Do I have to cut out alcohol completely to be toxin free?
    I began taking 1 tsp a day of turmeric to help flush out my liver and improve my health, but by having a few drinks of whiskey now and then, am I basically reversing any good effects the turmeric could bring?

    • ANSWER:
      Meteorman777 has it right - alcohol can be good in some amounts. The most for a woman per day is 2; for a man, 3. This may differ depending on how tall you are, but you can probably look this up on the internet.
      Although alcohol does have some health benefits, too many can quickly lead one to a bad health. Don't drink too much!!!

  47. QUESTION:
    Inside of my sides where my kidneys are also my liver has been hurting for the passed almost 4 days?
    Inside of my sides where my kidneys are also my liver has been hurting for almost the passed 4 days...i cant even sit up or lay down without it hurting...its like the pain you get after walking up a long hill...do you know whats wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably a kidney infection, go see a doctor, drink lots of water to flush them out

  48. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to flush a 3cm gallstone?
    I have read a lot of information about flushing the gallbladder and liver (both show same methods). Here's the scenario...multiple gallstones, and one as large as 3cm; but no sign of infection. The surgeon says remove the gallbladder; that flushing a stone so big could cause more issues (get stuck in the bile duct, cause pancreatitis, etc.).

    So, can a 3cm gallstone be flushed? If so, what are the pros/cons?

    • ANSWER:
      The surgeon is right.

  49. QUESTION:
    how long does it take to flush sugar out of your system?
    i know that there is nothing that you can USE to flush sugar out, but i read somewhere that cutting down on sugar can reduce high menstrual flow while having your period.... is there any way to increase this flushing/usage of the body?

    • ANSWER:
      Water works. However sugar is stored in your liver. When you lower it in your blood your liver starts dumping sugar. So it takes days to reduce your sugar. In fact when your liver starts dumping it can raise your blood sugar.

      (I am not a doctor - but I am diabetic)

  50. 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


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Should I do a Liver Cleanse if my Gallbladder has been removed?
    I read a book and I think my stalled weight loss despite Lap Band surgery, low calorie, lots of exercise and small portions could be due to fatty liver. Want to cleanse it. Have read Fat Flush diet and Ultra Metabolism. Don't want to get sick though. Can I do a cleanse if I have no gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      You really can't cleanse the liver and you can't flush fat from it. Where does this stuff come from? Isn't this the 21st century? Shouldn't folks be better informed than to believe this nonsense?

  2. QUESTION:
    Should I do a Liver Cleanse if my Gallbladder has been removed?
    I read a book and I think my stalled weight loss despite Lap Band surgery, low calorie, lots of exercise and small portions could be due to fatty liver. Want to cleanse it. Have read Fat Flush diet and Ultra Metabolism. Don't want to get sick though. Can I do a cleanse if I have no gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, there are several total-body cleanses available at your local health food store. Most are safe, effective, and gentle. Ask the clerks which one they would recommend for you.

  3. QUESTION:
    Are there any herbs that are good for your liver?
    Are there any herbs a part from milk thistle that are good for the liver, or a fatty liver?

    • ANSWER:
      Burbock is a cleansing herb, its root works best as a diuretics and diaphoretic. It has been said that Burdock helps to promote the flow and release of the bile, which not only helps in cleansing the liver, but also in digestive process. Its root have been used for purifying and flushing toxins from the blood stream.

      Dandelions is a excellent tonic for liver as it clears obstructions, reduces congestion, and stimulates the liver to eliminate toxins through the blood. It promotes bile flow, supporting digestion and it also has a laxative effect.

      Red Clover is a Liver purifier also a relaxant, and an appetite suppressant.

      Turmeric is known in Ayurvedic medicine as the king of spices. The bitter spice helps cleanse the liver, purify the blood, and promote good digestion and elimination.
      The principal component of tumeric is curcumin has powerful antioxidant action that fights against viral infection, cancer, and arthritis. It stimulates the gallbladder for bile production, and scavenges free radicals.It enhances the liver detox process and speeds up healing. Curcumin also prevents alcohol and other toxins from being converted into compounds that may be harmful to the liver. It can reverse the adverse effects of excessive iron consumption on the liver.
      However, be reminded that Turmeric are not to be used for enhance liver function for people with certain health condition such as those with congestive heart failure, toxic liver disorder etc.

      I hope my information can help you :)

  4. QUESTION:
    Anyone had any succes with Milk Thistle in helping with Fatty Liver disease?
    I have Fatty Liver disease and have almost constant pain. Looking for someunorthodox/natural treatments.

    • ANSWER:
      Liver DTX Complex contains milk thistle which is shown to support the regeneration of liver cells. Also contains dandelion and turmeric which help flush out toxins and thwart free radicals.

      Lecithin is a fat emulsifier and prevents fat build-up in the liver.

      Hope this is useful and feel free to contact me.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best liver detox for someone with HCV x 20 years?
    I'd like to know if there's a way to rid my liver of the effects of alcohol when I go out and have a few drinks.

    • ANSWER:
      The medi-nerds are out in force I see here promoting their ignorance of detoxing. "Beware of detox scams?" Beware of ANTI-DETOX people. A liver gallbladder flush works wonders for the body and I have lots of people that I have helped with doing this type of cleanse. To say you can't detox the body is so ridiculous and only showing great ignorance.

      John Hopkins researchers found intrahepatic gallstones in livers that are causing lots of problems for people. Typical medical diagnostics do not show these stones because they look like ordinary bile when using these tests. Autopsies were used to examine livers, etc. in the studies done by John Hopkins researchers. To remove these stones and gallstones is a very popular DETOXING flush that does remove the stones. I'm always anxious to hear from patients I put on this form of detoxing because the amount of stones that come out and the sizes are always shocking to these people. What I find is that many of these people take jars of their stones to show their doctors that lied to them, telling them detoxing does not work.

      It takes several flushes to totally clean these organs, but the results are incredible. The skin becomes vibrant, the liver starts cleansing the blood better, producing better bile and all the health benefits are marvelous.

      To prevent the problems with alcohol on the liver, you can take digestive enzymes that include all the pancreatic enzymes before drinking. You will not get a hangover the next day. Also, go to the health food store and purchase some prickly pear herbs and take those before going out.

      A little alcohol will not hurt the average person, but excessive drinking will damage the liver and cause a huge build up of the intrahepatic gallstones that crate fatty livers.

      The milk thistle herb will only have a very minor effect on the health of the liver, but it certainly won't hurt it either. Just don't expect great results from taking it.

      good luck to you

  6. QUESTION:
    How much weight can I loose?
    I went to the doctor about 6 weeks ago after a blood draw and ultrasound and found I had a fatty liver. I started at 211 pounds, and in 5 weeks, im down to 193. I'm 5'11, and I'm wondering how much more weight I can loose in 5 weeks?

    • ANSWER:
      Fatty liver has different causes:
      weight gain (obesity), malnourishment, FAST weight loss,
      diabetes, insulin resistance, certain kinds of medications,
      certain chemicals, high cholesterol/triglyceride levels,
      alcohol consumption, metabolic disorders, and more.

      It would be best if your doctor had given you pamphlets
      letting you know what you can or cannot eat and how
      fast you should lose this weight. The first few pounds
      loss are usually body fluid. However, when losing
      weight you should drink a sufficient amount of water in
      order to keep you kidneys flushed out, so you don't
      end up with kidney stones.

      Your doctor could refer you to a dietitian...which will
      take into account all your medical conditions and make
      a diet specific for you needs.

      There is normally about 5% fat inside the healthy liver.
      However, as this fat continues to build up, it can cause
      damage to the liver cells. When this occurs, the immune
      system of the body responds to this and causes inflammation
      to develop inside the liver. This will cause the liver
      to enlarge in size. It is then known as Steatohepatitis.
      STeato means fat, hepat means liver, and itis means
      inflammation.

      You are doing good at losing weight, however you should
      take it slowly. Your body need to adjust and also you do
      not want the body to think you are starving, because your
      weight loss will come to a stand still.

      Your weight loss will depend on your activity level, how
      much you take in, and how fast your metabolism is, and so
      much more.

      Best wishes to you. You are doing great!.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can gallbladder issues cause liver and lung lesions?
    My friend is having gallbladder problems and it will have to be removed. She has already had an ultrasound and it showed that she also had lesions on her liver and one lung. Now she is having a ct scan to see what the lesions are exactly. Could a malfunctioning gallbladder cause these lesions?

    • ANSWER:
      99% of ALL gallbladder removals are unnecessary and doctors should be ashamed of themselves for recommending these before removing the stones in a flush! The flush does work and I see it all the time. Removing body parts and not fixing the root cause of a problem is NOT good science.

      Bile is made in the liver and some is sent to the gallbladder for storage to be used later. The liver can and does often contain intrahepatic gallstones that do NOT show up on CT scans, ultrasounds, etc. Most doctors are not even aware they exist, but John Hopkin's research has done extensive work on this issue and found these liver stones are causing many health problems, including so called "fatty liver."

      Removing gallstones is a straight forward process and is done all the time. Surgery is a barbaric act that should be the absolute last resort and only in a life threatening situation. When the gallbladder is removed, the patient is then sentenced for a life of bad fat digestion and the root cause of the problem that caused the gallbladder issue is still there! Removing the gallbladder is treating a symptom, but not addressing the cause. That is NOT good science.

      Most likely this person has very bad digestion and has not addressed that problem. The lung problem is just further indication of this person being very toxic and treating this with drugs is not going to give long term resolution, just some pain relief, etc.

      good luck

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the diet for liver infected patients?
    Please let me know the diet to be taken by liver infected patients. After infection getting cured what kind of precautions to be taken in diet.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) or primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) you may need to change your diet as the way you digest fats may be altered. In order to digest fat we need bile. This is a yellowish acid made in the liver and stored in a pear-shaped bag called the gallbladder. It is squirted into the small intestine where it acts as a detergent, breaking fat into tiny droplets so it can be absorbed by the body.
      With PBC and PSC the flow of bile into the gut may be reduced, particularly if you are jaundiced, so you may find you cannot tolerate the same amount of fat as normal. In this situation you develop a type of diarrhoea, known as steatorrhoea, which causes bulky, pale faeces/stools that are difficult to flush away. It can cause nausea and a sick, bloated feeling.
      If this happens, you may find that eating less fat in the diet will help to reduce the problems and symptoms of this fatty diarrhoea. However, fat is essential – it contains the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as essential fatty acids – and should not be cut out of your diet completely without proper advice from a dietician. People vary in the amount of fat they can tolerate so this does not mean you will necessarily need to eat a strict, low-fat diet. Most people find they are able to work out how much fat they can take by trial and error by reducing amounts of the higher fat foods.
      Improvement in bowel habit shows that your body is tolerating the amount of fat you are eating. Stools will become less frequent, darker and easier to flush away. If you are reducing fat in your diet and do not need to lose weight, top up calories with snacks between meals, for example, toast, crackers, crumpets or tea-cakes. Your dietician can help you with this.
      Cutting down on fat
      If you want to cut down on the fat you eat you need to avoid ‘hidden’ fats as well as the obvious ones you can see in meat and greasy foods. The list below gives examples of high-fat foods and ideas for alternatives.
      Butter, margarine, lard, dripping – try using low fat spreads.
      Cream and full-cream milk – substitute half-fat versions. There is as much calcium (needed for healthy bones) in half-fat or skimmed as there is in full-cream milk.
      Cheese – you may be able to tolerate small amounts of normal cheese, or try lower-fat hard cheese. Try reduced-fat spreads and cottage cheese.
      All kinds of cooking oil including olive oil, sunflower and vegetable oil – use these sparingly.
      Fatty meats, such as duck and belly pork – eat more fish, poultry, lean red meat, beans and eggs.
      Meat products such as sausages and pies – you may be able to eat small amounts of these.
      Chips, crisps and nuts – try oven-chips instead.
      Biscuits, cakes and pastry – try low-fat alternatives such as teacakes, scones and low-fat cakes or biscuits.
      Many processed foods are high in fat – for example pizza, lasagne, ready-made curry or other dishes. Eat only small amounts or use a low-fat version.
      Cooking with less fat
      The list below gives some ideas on how to reduce the amount of fat you use in cooking.
      Grill, bake, boil, steam or casserole meals instead of frying.
      Add flavour with fresh herbs, spices, lemon juice and mustard. Curry powder and hot spices should be avoided as they may make symptoms worse.
      Trim visible fat off meat and remove the skin from poultry.
      Skim fat off the surface of soups and casseroles.
      If you are cutting down the fat in your diet you should try to eat extra carbohydrate to make up any shortfall in energy. This means more starch and sugar – bread and honey, for example. Take advice from a dietician to make sure you are getting enough calories, protein and vitamins. Some people may also need monthly injections of fat-soluble vitamins.
      Coping with acidity
      Some people with PBC may experience an unpleasant acid taste in the mouth or they may get heartburn – a severe burning sensation in the chest. Stomach acids escaping into your food pipe (oesophagus) are the usual cause of this discomfort. If this happens to you, then try eating little and often to reduce stomach acid. It is a good idea to get into the habit of carrying food around with you, in case you need to eat. Foods that contain carbohydrates – such as crackers, plain biscuits or breadsticks – are the best. If symptoms persist try:
      avoiding big meals at night
      taking an antacid before bed and after meals
      raising the head of your bed by four or five inches
      Fatty Liver
      Fatty liver is a condition in which too much fat builds up in the liver. You are more at risk of this if you tend to put on weight around your middle – ‘apple-shaped’ as opposed to ‘pear-shaped’. The fat stored in the liver is just the same as that under the skin. So, if you cut down on fatty foods and lose weight you will also lose fat from the liver. For the majority of people in the UK, the root causes of becoming overweight are down to:
      eating too much, especially too much fatt

  9. QUESTION:
    How to flush out medicines from the body?
    How do you flush out heavy medication from the body after stopping it .?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many detoxing procedures at different levels of intensity. Drinking lots of water is good as long as you follow a good hydration process that includes getting electrolytes, etc. The average person needs to be drinking more water than they typically do as a general rule.

      Take your total body weight and divide by 2. That number is the amount of water in ounces that you need to drink each and everyday. Along with that, you should consume 1/4 teaspoon of "air dried sea salt" in conjunction with each quart of water you drink. This puts the electrolytes in your body that will give you proper hydration. The typical white table salt you buy in stores like the Morton Salt, for instance, is terrible for you and has loads of chemicals added. Avoid that junk. If you drink ANY diuretic drinks like, sodas, coffee, tea, alcohol, commercially prepared fruit drinks, energy drinks, etc., these all dehydrate you and you will need to add more water to the total to compensate for the water loss due to these diuretic drinks. Take the total ounces of the diuretic drinks and multiply by 1.5 and add that total to the original total to come up with the proper amount of water you need to drink each day.

      The next thing to realize is your body stores toxins in fat tissue and this includes medications. Also POISON INJECTIONS into muscle tissue does not go away. All POISON INJECTIONS leave residues of that in your connective tissues. Those poisons are affecting your body's ability to have good energy flows throughout. This is called an interference field and these need to be remediated or you will carry those toxins to your grave. The two typical ways to handle these toxins is to use either mud packing or essential oils; both are very effective and testable to know the toxins are gone and energy pathways are opened. Chiropractic adjustments are essential in all this as well. Many nerves are inhibited and many organs of the body become insufficient as a result of poor nerve subluxation(s).

      All medications damage the body on some level. You are correct in wanting to get rid of those toxins as best you can. The liver cleans about 3 pints of blood per minute and if your liver is not functioning well, it affects the body's ability to clean the blood efficiently, so a healthy liver is an absolute must and cleaning the liver & gallbladder with flushes and coffee enemas are very important things to consider. John Hopkin's medical research teams did a lot of study in regard to the liver and found that fatty liver's are very common in Americans due to large consumptions of high fructose corn syrup and alcohol; both of which are processed in the liver the same way. Dried bile is a very big problem causing the liver to become insufficient and if you will notice, many medications say "Check the liver" before taking the medications. The damage of those medications is extensive and a lot of emphasis on the liver needs to happen when getting those medications out of the body.

      good luck to you

      Good luck to you

  10. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to detect alchohol in your system?
    I have to take a urine test on Wednesday. I dont smoke weed or do other drugs and I drink wine OCCASIONALLY. I'm always drinking cranberry juices or even taking laxitives to flush my system. I've had 1 glass of wine tonight, will this show in my urine test?

    • ANSWER:
      Eliminating Alcohol From The Body

      All of alcohol's effects continue until the ingested alcohol is eliminated by the body.

      95% of ingested alcohol is metabolised by the liver through the oxidation of alcohol to acetaldehyde then to acetic acid and finally to carbon dioxide and water The remainder is eliminated through the excretion of alcohol in breath, urine, sweat, feces, breast milk and saliva.

      Healthy people eliminate alcohol at a fairly consistent rate. As a rule of thumb, a person will eliminate between 7ml and 12ml of alcohol from their body per hour, with an average of about 9.5ml/hr.

      The ability of the body to eliminate alcohol is affected by several factors, with most relating to the water content and fat content of the individual's body:

      Weight: In general, the less you weigh the more you will be affected by a given amount of alcohol. Alcohol has a high affinity for water and one's blood alcohol concentration is a function of the total amount of alcohol in one's system divided by total body water. In two individuals with similar body compositions and different weights, the larger individual will achieve lower alcohol concentrations than the smaller one if ingesting the same amount of alcohol.

      Level Of Fitness: For people of the same weight, a well muscled individual will be less affected by the same volume of alcohol than someone with a higher percentage of fat. Fatty tissue does not contain very much water and will not absorb very much alcohol, hence more alcohol makes its way into the bloodstream.

      Gender: Generally women tend to have a higher percentage of body fat, and thus a lower percentage of body water, and if a man and a woman of the same weight ingest the same amount of alcohol the woman will tend to achieve a higher alcohol concentration. This, of course, would not be true if the woman was very fit and the man was somewhat obese, but on average, this is the case. The differences in alcohol concentration due to average body composition differences based on gender would be between 16% and 10% depending on age.
      Although not completely supported by clinical studies, another gender based difference is in the elimination of alcohol. Studies appear to show that women eliminate alcohol from their bodies at a rate 10% greater than that of men which may counteract gender differences in body composition.

      Age: Total body water also tends to decrease with age, so an older person will be more affected by the same amount of alcohol. Blood alcohol concentrations may be up to 10% higher in a 60 year old individual compared to a 30 year old individual where their body compositions are similar.

      Exercise: Strenuous exercise increases the body's metabolic rate on the one hand, while associated increases in breathing rates and air volumes increase the flow of alcohol across the lung membranes, caused the alcohol to be expelled through breathing at a greater rate. In one study the blood alcohol content of subjects before and after running up a flight of stairs decreased 11-14% after one trip, and 22-25% after two such trips. In another study, a 15% decrease in blood alcohol was reported in subjects following vigorous exercise or hyperventilation.

      Tolerance: Tolerance is the diminution of the effectiveness of a drug after a period of prolonged or heavy use of that drug or a related drug (cross-tolerance). There are two types of tolerance at work with alcohol. The first is metabolic tolerance in which the alcohol is metabolized at a higher rate (up to 72% more quickly) in chronic users. Because of the higher metabolic rate for alcohol lower peak blood alcohol concentrations are achieved by chronic alcohol users than the average drinker when the same amount of alcohol is ingested. The second is functional tolerance in which there is an actual change in the organ or system's sensitivity to the drug. Studies have shown that chronic alcohol users can have twice the tolerance for alcohol as an average person. It is important to note however that even in light of these tolerance factors, it has been shown conclusively that even in heavy alcohol users functional impairment is clearly measurable at the blood alcohol concentration levels that are currently used for traffic law enforcement and safety sensitive job performance.
      Other factors that effect elimination rates are:

      Alcohol Concentraion: It's not how many drinks that you have, but how much alcohol that consume. The concentration of the drinks that one ingest can have a slight effect on the peak alcohol concentration due to the differences in absorption rate of different concentrations of alcohol. Alcohol is most rapidly absorbed when the concentration of the drink is between 10% and 30%. Below 10% the concentration gradient in the gastrointestinal tract is low and slows absorption and the added volumes of liquid involved slow gastric emptying. On the other hand concentrations higher than 30% tend to irritate the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract and the pyloric sphincter, causing increased secretion of mucous and delayed gastric emptying.

      Food: Food taken along with alcohol results in a lower, delayed blood alcohol concentration peak (the point of greatest intoxication). There are two major factors involved in this phenomenon. First, because alcohol is absorbed most efficiently in the small intestine, the ingestion of food can slow down the absorption of alcohol into one's system. The pyloric valve at the bottom of the stomach will close in order to hold food in the stomach for digestion and thus keep the alcohol from reaching the small intestine. While alcohol will be absorbed from the stomach it is a slower and less efficient transition. Second and equally important is the fact that alcohol elimination rates are inversely proportional to alcohol concentration in the blood. Therefore the suppressed levels of alcohol due to food ingestion cause the body to eliminate the alcohol that is absorbed at a faster rate. The type of food ingested (carbohydrate, fat, protein) has not been shown to have a measurable influence on this affect but the larger the meal and closer in time between eating and drinking, the greater the diminution of peak alcohol concentration. Studies have shown reductions in peak alcohol concentration (as opposed to those of a fasting individual under otherwise similar circumstances) of 9% to 23%.

  11. QUESTION:
    Who gets a fatty liver? Is it the people who is Hep C positive?
    Also what are the symptoms of a fatty liver?

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol abuse is one of the major causes of fatty liver, but obesity, hepatitis C, diabetes and protein malnutrition are other common causes.
      Fatty liver usually produces no symptoms. In rare cases, it causes jaundice, right-side abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, and fever. Women with pregnancy-related fatty liver may experience nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain. It may also cause a condition known as pre-eclampsia or eclampsia, which is characterized by dangerously high blood pressure, swelling, and seizures
      IT MAY BE SYMPTOLESS TOO.
      OTHER SYMPTOMS ARE:
      Abnormal Metabolism of Fats
      Abnormalities in the level of fats in the blood stream, for example, elevated LDL cholesterol and reduced HDL cholesterol and elevated triglycerides. Arteries blocked with fat, leading to high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. Build up of fat in other body organs (fatty degeneration of organs). Lumps of fat in the skin (lipomas and other fatty tumours). Excessive weight gain, which may lead to obesity. Inability to lose weight even while dieting. Sluggish metabolism. Protuberant abdomen (pot belly). Cellulite. Fatty liver. Roll of fat around the upper abdomen - (liver roll).

      Digestive Problems
      Indigestion. Reflux. Haemorrhoids. Gall stones and gall bladder disease. Intolerance to fatty foods. Intolerance to alcohol. Nausea and vomiting attacks. Abdominal bloating. Constipation. Irritable bowel syndrome. Pain over the liver - (upper right corner of abdomen & lower right rib cage).

      Blood Sugar Problems
      Craving for sugar. Hypoglycaemia and unstable blood sugar levels. Mature onset diabetes (TypeII) is common in those with a fatty liver.

      Nervous System
      Depression. Mood changes such as anger and irritability. Metaphysically the liver is known as the “seat of anger”. Poor concentration and “foggy brain”. Overheating of the body, especially the face and torso. Recurrent headaches (including migraine) associated with nausea.

      Immune Dysfunction
      Allergies - sinus, hay fever, asthma, dermatitis, hives, etc. Multiple food and chemical sensitivities. Skin rashes and inflammations. Increased risk of autoimmune diseases.
      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Fibromyalgia. Increase in recurrent viral, bacterial and parasitic infections.

      External Signs
      Coated tongue. Bad breath. Skin rashes. Itchy skin (pruritus). Excessive sweating. Offensive body odour Dark circles under the eyes. Yellow discolouration of the eyes. Red swollen itchy eyes (allergic eyes). Acne rosacea - (red pimples around the nose, cheeks and chin). Brownish spots and blemishes on the skin (liver spots). Red palms and soles which may also be itchy and inflamed. Flushed facial appearance or excessive facial blood vessels (capillaries/ veins).

      Hormonal Imbalance
      Intolerance to hormone replacement therapy or the contraceptive pill (eg. side effects).
      Menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes may be more severe. Premenstrual syndrome may be more severe.

  12. QUESTION:
    If I cut fat out of my diet will my liver metabolise the fat in my body?
    Is the liver constantly metabolising fats .

    • ANSWER:
      In the liver, bile is formed, and flows from the liver through
      tube like structures...known as ducts...to the intestines to
      break down fat that we eat. There are different kinds
      of fats in the body that come to the liver in the blood,
      these are cholesterol and triglycerides. Cholesterol is
      needed in certain amounts in the body to build new cells
      membranes. Our old cells die off and then new ones are
      developed. Triglycerides are usually there to be stored
      as fats in our body. They are broken down by the liver
      and used as energy for the body when we don't eat enough
      foods that we need for energy for the cells...like proteins,
      glucose, and fats. So the answer to your questions is yes. The liver is constantly metabolizing fats, as we need them.
      Certain fats are good for the body and other are not.
      Most doctors will tell you not to totally cut out all fats
      from the diet because certain ones are needed...as
      you see above. However, people are placed on diets
      if these levels in the blood are too high cause they
      can lead to plaque building up inside our vessels and
      also to having a fatty liver which can lead to inflammation
      inside the liver. It is best to have your levels of fats
      be checked by blood work to see what your levels
      are and see if the doctor recommends you go on this
      type of diet. Some people who are on cholesterol diets,
      need to remember to drink more fluids as the cholesterol
      leaving the body through the kidneys can develop into
      stones...not to drink an excess amount, but enough to
      flush out the kidneys during this time.

      I hope this information is of some help to you.

  13. QUESTION:
    How does drinking water help one lose weight?
    I know that drinking water is very good for our bodies for many reasons... but I'm not exactly sure why people claim that drinking water helps us to lose weight.

    I know that drinking water can sometimes help to curb our apptities...and that sometimes when we think we're hungry its really because we're thirsty...and I know that drinking water helps to flush out all the wastes in our bodies....

    are those the only reasons that water helps us lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Adding on to the comment above:

      The liver is in charge of producing enzymes called lipase, and lipase breaks down fat into smaller fat droplets for digestion. If the liver is deprived of water, it does not produce these enzymes as quickly, causing fatty tissue to build up.

      So. Drink water, not just to lose weight, but to keep healthy!

      ;o

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I improve my liver function?
    I think I may have a sluggish/poorly functioning liver, because I have acne, I am fatigued a lot, I have digestion problems, I don't tolerate fatty foods well, I am very sensitive to caffeine, I get headaches for unexplainable reasons, excessive body odor even though I shower every morning and wear deodorant, which all of those I have read are symptoms of a sluggish liver.

    What can I do to improve my liver function?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you definitely have a very sluggish, slow liver. Our livers are the work horses of our bodies. I had breast cancer a couple of years ago, and when you take chemotherapy, it damages the liver to a certain extent. My naturopathic doctor told me that People/Me should clean out our Livers 2 (twice) a year. In the spring, so that we are healthy throughout the summer months, and then in the fall in October so we are as healthy as possible before the winter months come. There are many natural supplements at Health food stores & Drug stores. One that is very good is called Liver Flush, and it helps to detoxify the liver while promoting liver Tissue regeneration. There is also a supplement called Milk Thistle & the active ingredient in it is called Silymarin and this supplement also helps to regenerate new Liver cells within a month. When you take these supplements you only need to take them for One Month. This is all the time it takes to regenerate new Liver cells. So try to do this in April and October of each year and you will feel much better. You will have more energy, your acne will get better, you will Not have as many headaches. For your digestion problems, you should buy/get a bottle of Digestive enzymes and take 2 capusules before each meal. It really does help to digest your meals. As we get older our bodies do not make as many enzymes and it is much harder to digest all the food we eat. Salads/leafy greens, fruits and vegetables have tons of natural enzymes, but you did not mention if you eat alot of salads, or fruits or vegetables to get the enzymes naturally.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I combat FATTY LIVER?
    Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver. Any tips on specific foods for diet or exercise?
    THANKS A BUNCH! I had an ultrasound today and just got the call back with the results. Im actually kinda relieved because I had worst case scenario fears.

    • ANSWER:
      First and foremost, you should always consult your doctor before starting any diet or exercise regimen. Obviously, a low-fat diet is a must here. The idea is for you to allow your liver to gradually burn off the stored fat. Exercise of a light to moderate nature on a regular basis, say two to three times a week at least, along with plenty of water hydration to help flush the fat and stored toxins from the liver. If your doctor concurs, I'd suggest getting some vitamin/mineral related liver detoxification supplements, available at health stores like GNC, and many drug stores. They're all-natural and do work given time. As far as specific foods, I'd see if your doctor can recommend a dietician who could help you formulate a diet that will help meet your needs. Hope this info helps.

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I get fat out of my liver?
    My GI informed me that I have fat in my liver! I was surprised, even though I have been overweight all of my life. The doc caught me off guard, and of course I want to improve my health. On the plus side,
    I lost 5# last week, and 2-1/2# this week. And, according to his scale, I lost 8 pounds in one month.

    Thanks for serious answers.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to try to cut out as much fat from your diet as possible. Fat get stored in the liver waiting to be processed for when there isn't much other food being eaten. Which means that you will need to start fasting every so often to stimulate your liver to metabolize that fat. You should also detox. Milk thistle is the best detox for fatty liver.

      So, I would recommend a fat free diet, preferably free from ALL processed carbs as well, which includes ALL grains. Get you carbs from boiled green vegetables. Boiling makes them easier for your liver to process.

      If you eat eggs, you should get your protein from boiled egg whites, instead of meat, as it contains less cholesterol for your liver to digest.

      Start water fasting, and go for as long as possible eating nothing, but drinking lots of water. This will stimulate your liver to burn the fat it has stored within it for just this purpose. When you feel like you have to eat something, break you fasts with green vegetables (canned collards are good) and egg whites.

      You should take milk thistle caps every day. You will need to figure out how much to take. Everyone is different. First morning, take one capsule. If it causes you to move your bowels soon after taking, without too much cramping, good, it's working. That's the right amount.

      If your bowels don't move within 20 minutes, then that's too small a dose. Next day take 2 caps. If nothing, increase the dosage the next day until you move your bowels or they cramp up. If your bowels cramp up, then take one less cap the next day and stick to that dosage every day.

      Milk thistle flushes toxins out of the liver. Most of the toxins will go into your stool, however some will be excreted in urine and sweat. So you may break out for the first few days and have strongly smelling urine. That is the toxins leaving your body, which makes it that much easier for your liver to process the fat.

  17. 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

  18. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have adrenal fatigue?
    There's a lot of talk recently about hypoadrenia and sub-Addison's adrenal insufficiency. Since doctors don't acknowledge this as an actual condition, how do you know if you have it? What are the diagnostic criteria and who's diagnosing it? Is it one of those diseases that you just have to have an "intuition" about? And finally, if there's no way to be sure you have it, how can it be safe to treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue

      Tendency to gain weight and unable to loose it, especially around the waist.
      High frequency of getting the flu and other respiratory diseases and these symptoms tend to last longer than usual.
      Tendency to tremble when under pressure.
      Reduced sex drive.
      Lightheaded when rising from a laying down position.
      Unable to remember things.
      Lack of energy in the mornings and also in the afternoon between 3 to 5 pm.
      Feel better suddenly for a brief period after a meal.
      Often feel tired betweeen 9 - 10 pm, but resist going to bed.
      Need coffee or stimulants to get going in the morning.
      Crave for salty, fatty, and high protein food such as meat and cheese.
      Increase symptoms of PMS for women; period are heavy and then stop, or almost stopped on the 4th day, only to start flow again on the 5th or 6th day.
      Pain in the upper back or neck with no apparent reasons .
      Feels better when stress is relieved, such as on a vacation.
      Difficulties in getting up in the morning
      Lightheaded

      Other signs and symptoms include:

      Mild depression
      Food and or inhalant allergies
      Lethargy and lack of energy
      Increased effort to perform daily tasks
      Decreased ability to handle stress
      Dry and thin skin
      Hypoglycemia
      Low Body Temperature
      Nervousness
      Palpitation
      Unexplained hair loss
      Alternating constipation and diarrhea
      Dyspepsia

      There are test that can be bought to see if you are lacking hormones or if your adrenal function is normal.

      There are many different ways to get rid of adrenal fatigue but I would find out first what aspect is causing it.

      Supplements
      Vitamin C (2,000-4,000 mg/day sustained release) -- best taken with bioflavonoids.
      Vitamin E w/mixed tocopherols (800 IU/day)
      Vitamin B100 Complex
      Niacin (125-150 mg/day) -- as inositol hexaniacinate. (Although it is recommended to use 125-150 mg each day, I have found it very hard to find niacin as inositol hexaniacinate in less than 500 mg. It is okay to take at this level as the body flushes what it doesn't need.)
      Pyridoxine B6 (150 mg/day)
      Pantothenic Acid B5 (1200-1500 mg/day)
      Magnesium Citrate (400-1200 mg) -- I like this best in the powdered form such as in Natural Calm. This form of magnesium makes sure it is absorbed.
      Liquid Trace Minerals -- they have a calming effect
      Free-Form Amino Acids
      Proline (500 mg daily) -- Proline is helpful in rebuilding connective tissues. Weak adrenals are often associated with poor quality connective tissues and whatever helps connective tissues seems to help adrenals as well.
      Adrenal Glandular -- or desiccated adrenal gland is extremely important in the initial phases of adrenal repair since it provides raw materials to support adrenal function. It also contains some important adrenal hormones.

      Herbs
      Rhodiola Rosea -- It enhances memory and concentration. It has been shown to reduce stress-induced fatigue and improve mental performance.
      Ashwagandha -- It has been shown to have a sedating effect on the body and helps to rebuild the digestive and nervous system.
      Eleuthero Root or Siberian Ginseng -- It has been used traditionally to stimulate and nourish the adrenal glands and increases mental alertness. Eleuthero is considered an "adaptogen" which means it can help the body adapt to stress.
      Cordyceps -- This is a Chinese mushroom used for supporting the adrenal gland and can also normalize immune function and support kidney, lung, liver, nervous system and cardiovascular function.

      Hormones
      As for hormones, it is a good idea to be tested and find out what your hormone levels are before supplementing them. This way you'll know exactly what hormones are deficient. The three hormones below are most often supplemented when dealing with adrenal fatigue.

      DHEA - This is a basic adrenal hormone that the adrenals will convert into other hormones. If someone is very deficient in this hormone they may only be able to tolerate a small amount such as 5 mg. The average adult dose ranges between 10 and 25 mg. DHEA will also go on to become sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen.
      Pregnenolone - This is a precursor to many of the hormones produced by the adrenal glands. It is a raw material that supports basic adrenal function. Pregnenolone is best taken towards the evening but may be taken earlier if it interferes with sleep. The usual dose is 25 mg.
      Progesterone Cream - Progesterone is the building block for many other major hormones such as cortisol, DHEA, testosterone and estrogen. If you are under a lot of stress and your adrenals are pumping out cortisol, your body will use available progesterone. If too much progesterone is used to produce cortisol, like with adrenal fatigue, not enough is produced to make testosterone which is needed for a woman’s healthy libido. I recommend progesterone in the form of a skin cream. Always make sure that it says progesterone USP so you know it's real progesterone.

      Life Style Changes
      Removal of the stressors. This is the most important step. Emotional stressors such as marital, family, relationship, or financial problems needs to be dealt with and normalized.
      Rest and sleep are extremely important. You will need nine hours of sleep and maybe more for a very long time. Also rest after meals, at midmorning and mid-afternoon if possible.
      Gentle walking is beneficial but vigorous exercise depletes the adrenals. Deep breathing and stretching is also beneficial. You should exercise to relax rather than to build muscles or lose weight.
      Replace toxic cleaning products used around the house with natural products. There are natural alternatives available for cleaning. Hair dyes, shampoos, makeup and skin care products need to be replaced with natural versions. Adrenals are stressed by chemicals and so this is very important.
      Detoxification sauna therapy using an infrared sauna will greatly speed up recovery. If you are in adrenal burnout, use the sauna daily for no more than 30 minutes. Once or twice a week is excellent for prevention.

      Diet
      It may benefit you to add salt to your diet, especially upon rising and at least a half-hour before you have the lowest energy of the day. Take 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoonful of sea salt, Celtic salt or sea salt w/kelp powder, in an 8 oz glass of water.

  19. QUESTION:
    What can i do to boost my body metabolism?
    I want to boost my body metabolism.Is it okay to take supplement or is there any effective diet to boost body metabolism?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a post off my blog that may be of help to you it about Fat Burning Foods...

      Fat burning foods refer to specific type of foods that either burn fats accumulated in the body or improve metabolism. Adding these types of foods in your regular diet, you can easily wash out the fat from your body and keep yourself fit and healthy.

      Fat burning foods and exercises are the ideal solution for individuals who are on a weight loss program. Foods that burn more calories than the amount of calories contained in the food itself are also known as fat burning foods.

      fat burning foods that burn more calories during digestion then they contain are generally high in two things, fiber and water. Celery is a good example. fat burning foods, or negative calorie foods, are supposed to be so low in calories that digesting these foods burn more calories than they contain.

      Fat burning foods are readily available and will definitely fit into your budget as well. Fat burning foods not only helps us to lose weight naturally but also increase our body rate of weight loss. So include these foods in your daily diet helps speed up weight loss, build a healthier body and put you on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

      Plus eating every 2-3 hours is the basis of a good fat burning diet because it helps keep your metabolism burning your fat stores and also you do not have to concentrate on the food you’re taking in. Lack of activity combined with lack of attention to diet causes your body then ignores fat stores and works on what you are eating, packing the rest of the excess calories away for a rainy day since it feels you are not eating frequently enough.

      Try eating some of the following fat burning foods and do some exercise, it will boost your metabolism and burn calories (fat) at a faster rate for several hours even after exercise.

      Apples

      Apples are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants need to fight disease. Apples are a fat burning food which will help shed and maintain extra pounds. Apples are simply terrific to deal with losing the fat. Pectin in apple restricts the cells to absorb the fat; and also encourages water absorption from the food which helps in releasing the fat deposits from the body.

      Beets

      Beets are a strong diuretic that focuses on the liver and kidneys. Beets flush out floating body fats. Beets flush out floating body fats and cleanse blood corpuscles that can contain fat deposits. Beets also contain chlorine that stimulates the lymph, which helps flush out fatty deposits.

      Garlic

      Garlic is known to break down fat deposits and is also an antiseptic and an antibiotic, making it a good component of any diet. Chili and cayenne peppers are considered fat burning foods and will also spice up some otherwise bland dishes. Garlic – A natural diuretic containing mustard oils that create a cleansing action in the body.

      Green Tea

      Green tea burners and diet supplements have been found to be very effective in lowering cholesterol so as to reduce the chances of stroke. By increasing the rate of calorie burning, green tea also helps in weight loss. Green tea is often cited as having the most potential. Although it is somewhat unclear as to weather it is the ingredients in the green tea that give benefits, or the green tea as a source of caffeine.

      Grapefruit

      Grapefruit has been shown to reduce insulin levels. If you are one of the many who are insulin resistant and your body is overloaded with insulin, try having half a grapefruit before each meal. Grapefruit may bring back memories of fad diets-gone bad, but the citrus fruit may actually help improve insulin levels, making us feel less hungry. Big on satiety from its high fiber and water content, grapefruit’s low in calories and can aid weight loss when incorporated into a healthy diet.

      Eat More Fruit

      In studies of peoples eating habits it was noticed that fruit eaters ate fewer calories overall, this could be because having a snack a couple of times a day with three reasonable meals will help to maintain a good blood sugar level, which helps to control your hunger.

      So, next time you need to satisfy a sugar craving, reach for this low-calorie, high-fiber snack. Fruits like apples, peaches, grapefruits, and oranges, at only 60-80 calories apiece (or less), are a great addition to almost any nutritional plan. Just make sure the majority of your carbohydrates are of the complex type. Fruits make for great snacks and should replace the high fat snacks that we normally eat.

      Fruits rich in vitamin C like limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruit and tangerines have fat burning properties. Some of the other fat burning foods are asparagus, beet root, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, apple, blueberries, and watermelon.
      Eat More Protein

      Eating protein can help you burn fat. One of the reasons is that it requires a lot of energy to digest protein and the body burns calories to get that energy.

      Finally

      Don’t expect fat burning foods to be

  20. QUESTION:
    How often do stomach pains come if I have a gallstone?
    I have the symptoms of a gallstone, but I don't want to go to the doctor if I am not fairly sure. I had a really bad stomach ache last night, and if I have a gallstone- when should I expect another attack?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have gallstones, eating fatty foods will stimulate your gallbladder to contract and cause pain. Gallstones are formed because the liver is not functioning properly and is producing unhealthy bile. The gallbladder stores bile and the sluggish bile can precipitate out and form stones. Read these pages:

      gallbladder/gallstones (Don't do the gallbladder flush mentioned on this page. You're not ready for it)
      http://www.holistic-wellness-basics.com/gallbladder-cleanse.html

      liver detox (Watch the 2 YouTube videos from Dr. Cabot, the 'liver doctor') I recommend getting her book.
      http://www.holistic-wellness-basics.com/liver-detoxification.html

      Do the complete holistic detox program to really solve the problem. Getting your gallbladder out only takes care of the symptom (gallstones), not the problem (liver dysfunction).
      http://www.holistic-wellness-basics.com/holistic-detoxification.html

      Be well...

  21. QUESTION:
    How can you tell if vitamins are water soluble or fat soluble?
    I take one a day for womens health and I was wondering either how can I tell if they are fat soluble or water soluble, or if you could just tell me. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Here's the deal. When you take a vitamin supplement that is water-soluble, your body metabolizes what it can and flushes out the excess through pee. Your body does not store theses vitamins so it is important to get them daily through diet or a supplement. Vitamin C, vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), and vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) are all water-soluble.

      Unlike water-soluble vitamins that need regular replacement in the body, fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the liver and fatty tissues, and are eliminated much more slowly than water-soluble vitamins. You also need a little fat in your diet to absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble. Since these vitamins are stored in the body, you generally don't need to take supplements of them. You can actually create a toxic build up - oh my!

      Fit's Tips: If you are taking supplements, make sure you're not taking more of the water-soluble ones than your body can absorb at one time. If you do, you're literally flushing your money down the toilet.
      Hope this Helps ! :D

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to lose weight?
    I'm 15 and I play sports year-round
    Somehow I've still managed to gain weight, recently I've put on 20lbs, adding to the 20lbs I was previously overweight, making me 40lbs overweight.
    It's not that great being so fat. I have access to weight room facilities and such. Is there anyway I can lose all this stupid weight by the summer to pull off a bikini ?

    • ANSWER:
      hi there,here are some diet tips

      The good news about the diet tips enclosed are they do not involve starving yourself, or using fad diets that can actually be bad for your long term health.

      1. Drink water

      Water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off longer term.

      Water acts as an appetite suppressant by keeping your stomach full and fending off dehydration which can lead to false cravings/hunger.

      Water also helps your body metabolize stored fat by helping the kidneys flush out waste. When you don't drink enough water the liver which works to provide stored fat for energy helps the kidneys eliminate waste and becomes less effective at metabolizing fat.

      Drinking water ice cold burns about 62 calories a day. Your body has to work to raise that waters temperature to your body's temperature. This equals around 430 calories per week.

      2. Eat regularly

      This means eating 5 times a day and the most important meal is breakfast.

      Make sure you fuel your body first thing in the morning to avoid hunger pangs later in the day.

      When you eat 5 times a day you will never feel hungry, make sure the total calories consumed are sensible and don't over eat in any of the meals learn portion size control!

      3. Eat lots of fibre

      Eating adequate fiber foods to help keep things moving through your bowel. And like water, fiber rich foods bulk you up and make you feel fuller for longer.

      Fibre is found only in plant foods our bodies cant digest it to so it simply goes through the body. During the elimination process it cuts calories consumed by attaching to protein and fat that you eat along with it removes that as well

      In addition, high fiber foods are typically low in calories and filling, so you are reducing your calorie intake overall.

      Good fibre foods include: strawberries, apples, figs, chickpeas, potatoes, (with skins) broccoli, brown rice, beans, bran and nuts.

      4. Consume more good fats

      There are good fats and bad fats

      Good fats provide you with essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids) needed for normal reproduction and growth, as well as for production of prostoglandin, a hormone like compound that regulates blood pressure, prevents blood clotting and lowers the risk of heart disease.

      For example, the reason oily fish is a great food stems from the fact that the essential fatty acids which it contains can actually help your body burn fat more efficiently and protect against disease. Get at least three portions of oily fish a week with Salmon, mackerel, herrings and sardines being good choices. 5. Get plenty of quality protein

      Quality protein is an effective weight control tool because of the satiety factor and its ability to keep you full for longer periods. It also balances out carbohydrates by preventing insulin spikes that cause energy loss and sugar cravings

      Protein helps to maintain muscle mass which is important in the fat burning process.

      Good choices include:

      Fish, shrimps, Low fat cottage cheese, low fat yogurt, skimmed milk, egg whites, s Weight gain is caused by consuming too many calories, whether they are from carbohydrate, protein or fat.

      6. Carbohydrates can help you lose weight

      Don't believe what you read about carbohydrates being bad for you, they can actually help you lose weight!

      A diet containing good carbohydrates such fruits and vegetables, wholegrains and moderate in fat and calories, will result in weight loss

      Good carbohydrates will also help you combat hunger pangs as they are slowly realized into the body.

      When eating carbohydrates eat them "from the earth" with no refining or processing.

      These include whole grains, vegetables; fruits and beans.

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  23. QUESTION:
    When you have a Hida Scan done for the gallbladder and your functioning percentage is 66 can theresti?
    ll be something wrong with the gallbladder with your number that high?i have had an ultra sound and blood work and they came back normal.i have been sick for 2 months with nausea and severe pain on my upper right side i feel sick and tired.my doctor said i had all the side effects for gallbladder disease.i was wondering if anyone has been through this and what did you have done for it?

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms you have described do sound like a gallbladder problem. The doctors use ultra sound and that is basically to determine if you have any gallstones that are large enough to cause this problem. Doctors, however, treat symptoms, not root causes and do not understand how the body works in relation to nutrition. They are not trained in this.

      The gallbladder is basically a "storage tank" for bile. The bile is made in the liver and sent to the gallbladder for storage to be used when needed to digest fats that you eat. The bile can become viscous from eating bad oils and also if the liver has a problem, it won't produce good bile. The LOW fat diets being promoted in America today are very destructive. It seems that in all their wisdom, the so called "food experts" recommend not eating fat because they say it will make you fat. This is very bad advice and the medical industry seems to have bought into this insanity as well.

      Your body needs fat and is designed to use fat in many ways. If you eat low fat diets, your gallbladder is not used as it should be and the bile sits there becoming viscous (thick). When you finally do eat fat, the bile is sent down the bile duct to your small intestine, but if the bile is viscous, it won't move down the duct easily and cause you pain.

      Eating fried foods, hydrogenated oils, vegetable oils, etc. will cause your liver to produce BAD BILE. You can clean your gallbladder with herbs and also your liver. Once you do this, you need to change your diet to promote good bile production. Eliminate all the bad oils and fats from your diet and make sure you get plenty of fat in your diet of the good fats.

      The best cooking oil to use is: 1/3 olive oil (found in cans imported from Italy), 1/3 Sesame Seed Oil (organic), 1/3 Coconut oil (from extra virgin, cold pressed, organic). Mix these three oils together and use them for cooking. Eat lots of real butter made from raw cream. Go to: www.organicpastures.com and get their butter. It is made from raw cream that is produced from cows that feed on grass only. Butter and coconut oils are the only fats that do not require bile to break them down. These medium chain fatty acids nourish the body.

      Avoid ALL margarines, ANY soy, canola, cottonseed, or corn oils, especially the ones that are hydrogenated. All these oils are very unstable and typically rancid when you buy them. They oxidize easily and promote inflammation in the body, especially the arteries.

      To flush your gallbladder, go to the following: (800) 370 - 3447 and order the Gallbladder Nano and take 2 tsp. per day for 3 weeks and also take Gallbladder Complex for the same period of time. These two natural herbs will make the bile very watery and also open the throat of the gallbladder that allows the bile to flow easily. Once you have done this, you can do what is called "coffee enemas" to completely clean the liver and gallbladder. There is a direct connection from the sigmoid colon and the liver & gallbladder. You can order the coffee enemas from the same people. Do 3 per week for about 13 weeks and this should really clean the organs. You will be amazed at how your skin looks when you do this.

      The term "gallbladder disease" is strange language. A dirty gallbladder is not a disease, it is a result of bad diet.

      99% of ALL gallbladder removals are unnecessary. When the gallbladder is removed, it just simply moves the problem from one organ to another and doesn't solve the root problem. It makes you feel better for a short while and then you have a life sentence for bad fat digestion for the rest of your life.

      good luck to you

  24. QUESTION:
    When we drink water what does it do for our bodies exactly?
    I mean, I know it hydrates the body but does water do anything else for the body?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some of the main reasons our bodies need water

      * Water helps to purify our blood
      * It reduces the stress on our hearths and stomach’s
      * It helps to remove body toxins and it flushes impurities from the cellular membranes
      * It allows better circulation to the extremities
      * Water prevents premature aging. It nourishes dehydrated sagging skin, leaving it clear and healthy
      * Water lubricates body joints and aids muscle tone and flexibility
      * It reduces the risk of high blood pressure
      * It reduces the risk of cancer
      * It alleviates fatigue to the liver and kidney
      * It helps with the recovery from illnesses
      * Water is very important in controlling body temperature and he distribution of nutritional elements.
      * Water reduces the risk of birth defects; it protects the growth of children’s intelligence and helps with baby growth.
      * It reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s and it improves the memory of adults
      * It helps with losing weight, it converts fatty deposits into energy
      * It reduces the problem of water retention

      Here are a couple of existing conditions water will help to improve

      * Lower back pain
      * Diabetes
      * Chronic fatigue syndrome
      * Asthma
      * Rheumatism and arthritis
      * Allergies
      * High blood pressure
      * Depression
      * High blood cholesterol
      * Neck pain
      * Alcohol dependency
      * Colitis
      * Weight loss
      * Diarrhoea
      * Headaches
      * Spastic colon
      * Heart and circulation
      * Aching bones and joints

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. QUESTION:
    Do the benefits of pomegrante juice outweight the downside of the sugar content?
    My husband has high triglycerides, high glucose and had a stent put in his artery last summer. His HDL is way too low. Would pomegrante juice be good for him? The lowest sugar content I could find is 21 grams per serving and he is not suppossed to have sugar or carbs.

    • ANSWER:
      tennis,

      From the sound of it, I would say that pomegranate juice isn't going to do much good at the moment.

      Pomegranate juice is good for us, certainly, but only in the long term. Antioxidents prevent damage but do not cure existing damage.

      What you're looking for is a way to improve his lipid profile. Pomegranate won't do much of that.

      Now, you don't say how old he is, nor what his height and weight are, so I'll be doing a little guessing here, but if you want to improve his lipid profile so that his athersoclerosis doesn't worsen, then he needs to do a few other things rather than pom juice:

      1. Cut out all oils. ALL oils. No canola, no butter, no olive, nothing. If you're going to saute some onions, do so in water--it can be done and it doesn't take long to get used to them. Once they caramelize, you won't notice the difference, anyway.

      2. Cut out all meats. I know that some people say that lean meat is good for us, and for the most part that is true, but if your husband is in the condition you seem to say he is, he needs to get his lipids under control pretty quickly, and that means some determined measures now.

      You can get plenty of protein from beans and soy butter (Trader Joe's has some pretty good stuff), so don't let anyone tell you that a vegetarian diet is deficient in protein. It isn't. It is one of the six things he has to do to get his HDLs up and LDLs down. He can always add meats back to his diet later if he wants to.

      3. Exercise. Start with walking. Exercise will raise HDLs almost immediately. Walk for 45 minutes a day, even if it isn't all in one go. Start slowly if he has to, but after a few weeks, start increasing the pace OR the distance (not both at the same time) by no more than 10% per week.

      4. Lose weight. Triglycerides drop when our weight does. Cut out sugar, too. Sucrose (table sugar) is actually 2 sugars, glucose and fructose. When eaten, the intestine breaks them apart, the glucose goes right into the blood stream and raises our insulin level, the fructose goes to the liver where it turns it into triglycerides.

      5. Take niacin, the form of niacin called "nicotinic acid." Beware of all other niacins because they won't work. The kind we get in our multivitamins is niacinamide, and it's useless for lowering cholesterol and raising HDLs. So is the inositol hexaniacinate, the most common form of the "flush-free" niacin. So is, surprisingly, the "time-release" niacin, even if it's nicotinic acid. What he needs is straight nicotinic acid, and he needs to take about 100 grams a couple of times a day. This will cause the well-known "niacin flush," where his face turns red and he feels prickly all over for several minutes, but if it doesn't flush, it doesn't work. It will raise his HDLs.

      6. Eat fish and/or take fish oil capsules. It isn't the "omega-3s" that we need so much (though we've heard plenty about them) as it is two specific omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA (long names, and it really doesn't matter if we know them or not). They are quite abundant in fish oil. So eat cold-water fish twice a week (salmon, mackerel, sardines) or take fish oil capsules. The EPA and DHA in them will get into his heart muscle and help it, and it will help lower LDL and raise HDL levels.

      A very good volume for you to get is Dean Ornish's "Everyday Cooking With Dr. Dean Ornish." He helped some people actually reverse their heart disease by following the (very strict) regimen he outlines in his book(s). Not everybody will reverse their heart diease to a spectacular extent, but some do, and all who follow his diet will stop their atherosclerosis.

      Once I started following his directions and exercising (I do everything that I've mentioned here, by the way), my doctor was very pleased with my lipids. I'm far below what most Americans even expect to have for a cholesterol level. My triglycerides are also way down (though on the Ornish diet, they go up at first, then start to fall until six months into the diet they are very low).

      This is not easy to do, but if you both want him healthy, given where he's starting this is the way to do it. Even if he fails now and then, don't let that discourage you (or him). Just get back to doing it. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing badly. It'll get better later, and it'll be worth it.

      Good luck.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is their a drug that makes you sick if you drink even a small amount of alcohol with it?
    Someone told me that their is a drug that if you drink even a small amount of alcohol with it, it will make you really sick. Is their really a drug like that, what are the other side effects. What does it do if you don't drink?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I did some research for you. The drug called Antabuse or "disulfiram" is a drug alcoholics take to stop drinking. Here are the complete details. There is another drug for alcoholism that does not make you sick called "naltrexone" and that one you can read about here if you are interested: http://familydoctor.org/130.xml

      Regards,

      Ouros "The Mountain King"

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      Disulfiram
      Brand name: Antabuse

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      Drug monograph
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      Contents
      Pharmacology
      Indications
      Contraindications
      Warnings
      Precautions
      Adverse Effects
      Overdose
      Dosage
      Supplied
      Research

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      Pharmacology
      Antialcoholic

      Disulfiram produces a sensitivity to alcohol which results in a highly unpleasant reaction when the patient under treatment ingests even small amounts of alcohol. Disulfiram blocks the oxidation of alcohol at the acetaldehyde stage. During alcohol metabolism after disulfiram intake, the concentration of acetaldehyde occurring in the blood may be 5 to 10 times higher than that found during metabolism of the same amount of alcohol alone.

      Accumulation of acetaldehyde in the blood produces a complex of highly unpleasant symptoms referred to as the disulfiram-alcohol reaction. This reaction, which is proportional to the dosage of both disulfiram and alcohol, will persist as long as alcohol is being metabolized. Disulfiram does not appear to influence the rate of alcohol elimination from the body.

      Disulfiram plus even small amounts of alcohol produces flushing, throbbing in head and neck, throbbing headache, respiratory difficulty, nausea, copious vomiting, sweating, thirst, chest pain, palpitation, dyspnea, hyperventilation, tachycardia, hypotension, syncope, marked uneasiness, weakness, vertigo, blurred vision, and confusion. In severe reactions, there may be respiratory depression, cardiovascular collapse, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, acute congestive heart failure, unconsciousness, convulsions, and death. The intensity of the reaction may vary with each individual but is generally proportional to the amount of disulfiram and alcohol ingested. In the sensitive individual, mild reactions may occur when the blood alcohol concentration is increased to as little as 5 to 10 mg/100 mL. At a concentration of 50 mg/100 mL symptoms are usually fully developed, and when the concentration reaches 125 to 150 mg/100 mL unconsciousness may occur.

      The duration of the reaction is variable, from 30 to 60 minutes in mild cases, up to several hours in more severe cases or as long as there is alcohol remaining in the blood. In severe reactions, supportive measures to restore blood pressure and treat shock should be instituted. Other measures such as the administration of oxygen or carbogen (95% oxygen, 5% carbon dioxide), massive i.v. doses of vitamin C (1 g), ephedrine sulfate, or antihistamines i.v. might be indicated. Potassium levels should be monitored particularly in patients on digitalis since hypokalemia has been reported.

      Disulfiram is slowly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and is slowly eliminated from the body. Ingestion of alcohol may produce unpleasant symptoms 1 or even 2 weeks after a patient has taken his last dose of disulfiram.

      Prolonged administration of disulfiram does not produce tolerance. The longer a patient remains on therapy the more sensitive he becomes to alcohol.

      Pharmacokinetic data are not clearly established; however, it has been shown that 80 to 95% of an ingested dose is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and rapidly distributed to tissues and organs: liver, spleen, adrenals, fatty tissues, and brain. It is then metabolized to diethyldithiocarbamate or mixed disulfides, one of the end products being carbon disulfide. The unabsorbed fraction is excreted in the feces, the intermediate and final metabolites are excreted in the urine, and the volatile metabolites in the breath.

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      Indications
      As an aid in the management of selected chronic alcoholic patients who want to remain in a state of enforced sobriety so that supportive and psychotherapeutic treatment may be applied to best advantage.

      Used alone, without proper motivation and without supportive therapy, disulfiram is not a cure for alcoholism, and it is unlikely that it will have more than a brief effect on the drinking pattern of the chronic alcoholic.

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      Contraindications
      Patients who are receiving or have recently received metronidazole, paraldehyde, alcohol, or alcohol-containing preparations such as cough syrups, elixirs, should not be given disulfiram. Severe myocardial disease or coronary occlusion; diabetes mellitus; hepatic cirrhosis or insufficiency; hypothyroidism; epilepsy; cerebral damage; chronic and acute nephritis; psychoses; and hypersensitivity to disulfiram or other thiuram derivatives used in the manufacture of items such as pesticides or vulcanized rubber.

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      Warnings
      Disulfiram should never be administered to a patient without his full knowledge or when he is in a state of alcohol intoxication. The attending physician should instruct those tending the patient accordingly.

      Patients must be fully informed about the disulfiram-alcohol reaction. They must be strongly cautioned against surreptitious drinking while taking the drug and must be fully aware of possible consequences. They should be warned to avoid alcohol in disguised form, i.e., in sauces, vinegars, cough and cold mixtures, and even aftershave lotions or liniments. They should also be warned that reactions may occur with alcohol up to 14 days after ingestion of disulfiram.

      For recommendations regarding management of the disulfiram reaction, see Pharmacology.

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      Precautions
      Patients should be informed of the type of reaction which will be encountered if alcohol is taken overtly or as a component of food or other products (see Pharmacology).

      Patients having a history of industrial contact dermatitis who currently work or have previously worked in the rubber industry should be evaluated for hypersensitivity to thiuram derivatives before receiving disulfiram (see Contraindications).

      Patients exposed to organic solvents which may contain alcohol, acetaldehyde, paraldehyde or structural analogues are at risk of experiencing disulfiram alcohol reactions. Such exposure should be eliminated prior to treatment.

      It is suggested that every patient under treatment carry an identification card stating that he is receiving disulfiram and describing the symptoms most likely to occur as a result of the disulfiram-alcohol reaction. In addition, this card should identify the attending physician or institution to be contacted in emergency. (Cards may be obtained from Ayerst upon request.)

      Alcoholism may be associated or followed by dependence on narcotics or sedatives. Barbiturates have been administered concurrently with disulfiram without untoward effects, but the possibility of initiating a new dependence should be considered. Patients taking disulfiram should not be exposed to ethylene dibromide or its vapors. This precaution is based on animal studies which have suggested a possible toxic reaction between inhaled dibromide and ingested disulfiram. Rats exposed to this regimen have shown a higher incidence of tumors and mortality. Correlation of this finding in humans however has not been demonstrated.

      Since disulfiram-alcohol reactions could aggravate some medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, epilepsy, cerebral damage, chronic and acute nephritis, hepatic cirrhosis or hepatic insufficiency, disulfiram should be used with extreme care in patients having such a medical history. Baseline and follow-up transaminase tests (10 to 14 days) are suggested to detect any hepatic dysfunction that may be associated with disulfiram therapy. In addition, a complete blood count and a sequential multiple analysis-12 test (SMA-12) should be carried out every 6 months.

      Disulfiram inhibits enzyme induction and may thus interfere with the metabolism of drugs taken concomitantly. It enhances the effects of the coumarin anticoagulants and phenytoin. Consequently, in patients on oral anticoagulants, such dosage should be adjusted. In patients on phenytoin therapy, a baseline phenytoin serum level should be obtained before initiation of disulfiram therapy. After initiation of therapy, serum levels should be reevaluated on different days for evidence of an increase or continuing rise in levels. Appropriate dosage adjustment should be made, if elevated levels are found. Disulfiram should be discontinued in patients taking isoniazid if an unsteady gait develops or there are marked changes in mental state.

      Carcinogenicity and mutagenicity data are not clearly established. In rats, simultaneous ingestion in the diet of disulfiram and nitrite for 78 weeks has been reported to cause tumors. It has been suggested that conversion of nitrite to nitrosamines in the stomach could be responsible for the development of the tumors. Disulfiram alone did not lead to tumor development. The relevance of these findings to humans is not known at this time.

      In one study, disulfiram had deleterious effects on the reproductive cycle and reproductive capabilities of female rats, and the growth of their pups. In another study, no adverse effect on fertility was noted. Studies in the hamster, rat, and mouse have not produced any teratogenic effect in the offspring.

      Pregnancy and Lactation:
      It is not known whether disulfiram can cause fetal harm when administered during pregnancy, but one report of limb reduction anomalies in infants born to disulfiram-treated mothers has been published. Because of these findings, extreme care should be exercised before administering disulfiram during pregnancy.

      It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Since many drugs are, and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in the nursing infants, before administering disulfiram to a nursing mother it would appear advisable to discontinue nursing.

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      Adverse Effects
      Optic neuritis, peripheral neuritis, polyneuritis may occur following administration of disulfiram. Multiple cases of both cholestatic and fulminant hepatitis have been reported following administration of the drug. Occasional skin eruptions have been reported. In a small number of patients, a transient mild drowsiness, fatigue, impotence, headache, acneiform eruptions, allergic dermatitis, or a metallic or garlic-like aftertaste may be experienced during the first 2 weeks of therapy. These complaints usually disappear later during therapy or with reduced dosage. Psychotic reactions have been noted, in most cases attributable to high dosage, associated toxicity with other drugs (metronidazole or isoniazid), or the unmasking of underlying psychoses in patients stressed by withdrawal of alcohol.

      Hepatotoxicity has been observed in a few patients.

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      Overdose
      Symptoms and Treatment:
      Severe cases of disulfiram poisoning have been reported mainly in children. Within a few hours of ingestion of a large amount, drowsiness followed by coma develop accompanied by persistent nausea, vomiting, aggressive and psychotic behavior, and ascending flaccid paralysis which can reach the cranial nerves.

      Treatment consists of administration of oxygen therapy, glucose 5% i.v., and sodium ascorbate 1 g i.v. Patient should be kept in bed and as quiet as possible with appropriate symptomatic treatment.

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      Dosage
      Should never be administered until the patient has abstained from alcohol for at least 12 hours.

      Initiation of therapy:
      A maximum of 500 mg daily in a single dose should be given for 1 to 2 weeks, preferably taken in the morning. Patients experiencing a sedative effect may take the drug at bedtime or, if necessary, dosage may be adjusted downward.

      Average maintenance dose is 250 mg daily (range 125 to 500 mg) but should not exceed 500 mg daily.

      Note:
      Some patients, while seemingly on adequate maintenance doses, report that they are able to drink with impunity. Such patients must be presumed to be disposing of their tablets in some manner without actually taking them. Until it has been reliably confirmed that these patients have been taking their daily tablets (preferably crushed and well mixed with liquid), it cannot be concluded that disulfiram is ineffective.

      Duration of therapy:
      Daily, uninterrupted administration of disulfiram must be continued until the patient has established a basis for permanent self-control. Depending on the individual patient, maintenance therapy may be required for months or even years.

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      Supplied
      Each white to off-white round tablet, embossed with the letter A on one side and a double score line on the other, contains: Disulfiram USP 250 or 500 mg. Also contains cornstarch. Energy: 250 mg, 0.54 kJ (0.13 kcal); 500 mg, 1.13 kJ (0.27 kcal). Alcohol-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, parabens-free, sugar-free, sulfites-free and tartrazine-free. Bottles of 50 (500 mg). Bottles of 100 (250 mg).

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      Research
      The research information is available separately on Internet Mental Health.

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      Note: This information is from a Canadian monograph. There can be differences in indications, dosage forms and warnings for this drug in other countries.

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      Internet Mental Health (www.mentalhealth.com) copyright © 1995-2005 by Phillip W. Long, M.D.

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  29. QUESTION:
    how can you tell your damaging your liver by drinking?
    ive been drinking a lot lately and i was wondering how long it would take before i get significant liver damage.

    • ANSWER:
      Most of the time your liver will start to swell with fatty deposits if you are drinking too much alcohol. It is noticeable unless you are obese. At this point you should quit drinking and your liver will flush out the deposits and return to normal.
      If you keep drinking you could do irreversible damage to your liver including cirrhosis.
      Everything in moderation.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I lose 20 pounds in a month and a half?
    i want to do it the right way, the healthy way, but i'm not sure what kind of foods i should eat. what kind of diet should i go on,and how much excercise should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Drink water

      Water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off longer term.

      Water acts as an appetite suppressant by keeping your stomach full and fending off dehydration which can lead to false cravings/hunger.

      Water also helps your body metabolize stored fat by helping the kidneys flush out waste. When you don't drink enough water the liver which works to provide stored fat for energy helps the kidneys eliminate waste and becomes less effective at metabolizing fat.

      Drinking water ice cold burns about 62 calories a day. Your body has to work to raise that waters temperature to your body's temperature. This equals around 430 calories per week.

      2. Eat regularly

      This means eating 5 times a day and the most important meal is breakfast.

      Make sure you fuel your body first thing in the morning to avoid hunger pangs later in the day.

      When you eat 5 times a day you will never feel hungry, make sure the total calories consumed are sensible and don't over eat in any of the meals learn portion size control!

      3. Eat lots of fibre

      Eating adequate fiber foods to help keep things moving through your bowel. And like water, fiber rich foods bulk you up and make you feel fuller for longer.

      Fibre is found only in plant foods our bodies cant digest it to so it simply goes through the body. During the elimination process it cuts calories consumed by attaching to protein and fat that you eat along with it removes that as well

      In addition, high fiber foods are typically low in calories and filling, so you are reducing your calorie intake overall.

      Good fibre foods include: strawberries, apples, figs, chickpeas, potatoes, (with skins) broccoli, brown rice, beans, bran and nuts.

      4. Consume more good fats

      There are good fats and bad fats

      Good fats provide you with essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids) needed for normal reproduction and growth, as well as for production of prostoglandin, a hormone like compound that regulates blood pressure, prevents blood clotting and lowers the risk of heart disease.

      For example, the reason oily fish is a great food stems from the fact that the essential fatty acids which it contains can actually help your body burn fat more efficiently and protect against disease. Get at least three portions of oily fish a week with Salmon, mackerel, herrings and sardines being good choices. 5. Get plenty of quality protein

      Quality protein is an effective weight control tool because of the satiety factor and its ability to keep you full for longer periods. It also balances out carbohydrates by preventing insulin spikes that cause energy loss and sugar cravings

      Protein helps to maintain muscle mass which is important in the fat burning process.

      Good choices include:

      Fish, shrimps, Low fat cottage cheese, low fat yogurt, skimmed milk, egg whites, s Weight gain is caused by consuming too many calories, whether they are from carbohydrate, protein or fat.

      6. Carbohydrates can help you lose weight

      Don't believe what you read about carbohydrates being bad for you, they can actually help you lose weight!

      A diet containing good carbohydrates such fruits and vegetables, wholegrains and moderate in fat and calories, will result in weight loss

      Good carbohydrates will also help you combat hunger pangs as they are slowly realized into the body.

      When eating carbohydrates eat them "from the earth" with no refining or processing.

      These include whole grains, vegetables; fruits and beans.

      Sensible weight loss

      If you have read the above you will see that it is not the food group, but the quality of the food in it that's important for fast weight loss.

      We have outlined all the major food groups above and providing you eat quality foods in these groups and eat a sensible 5 meals a day you will lose weight and feel healthy and full.

  31. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to treat mouth ulcers/canker sores?
    I have mouth ulcers & they completely fill my mouth. They make it all red & it hurts soo bad. It also makes my teeth hard to clean cos it bleeds when I scrape it. Please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat more foods rich in vitamin B3 (niacin) to heal and speed recovery of canker sores ie ~ fish, lean meats, whole wheat products, liver, wheat germ, eggs, the white meat of poultry, avocdadoes, dates, figs and prunes.

      Vitamin B3 rich foods will help eliminate canker sores and more often than not bad breath too. It will also give you healthier looking skin and help prevent and ease severity of headaches and migraines, reduce symptoms of diarrhea and increase circulation and reduce high blood pressure.

      Vitamin B3 is necessary for a healthy nervous system and brain functioning and lack of it will generally also bring about negative personality changes.

      Take a multi B complex tablet including all the B's ie: B1, B2 B3, B5, B6 and B12 as they work best synergistically (together)....... do not take any of the B complex of vitamins individually, but rather as a whole complex, unless specifically instructed to by a nutritionally oriented physician or naturopath.

      The B complex of vitamins is essential for healthy neural, digestive and immune system functioning.

      If you are lactose intolerant or vegetarian then it is really important that you supplement your diet with a multi B complex tablet on a daily basis.

      Things that will rob you of your precious B complex of vitamins are :- stress, eating too much protein, alcohol, eating too much tinned food, laxatives and diuretics, antiobiotics, antidepressants, penicillin, prednisone and aspirin, otc cold and flu medicines.

      Also, try to cut back on drinks such as caffeine, tea, sodas and soft drinks as they are all B complex thieves........ as well as being great at dehydrating you.

      Drink loads more fresh filtered water too as the healthiest and happiest body will always be the most hydrated one.

      Is it possible that you have Coeliac disease ?? It is an inability to digest the grains barley, oats, wheat and rye due to a sensitivity to gluten which is a compound found in those grains....Mouth ulcers and dermatitis around the corners of the mouth are common in Coeliac disease.

      The gluten damages the cells lining the small intestine, and the mucosal surface becomes flat, losing the normal folds known as villi. These damaged mucosal cells are unable to absorb nutrients from the food and severe nutritional deficiencies eventually occur.

      Coeliac disease is often hereditary. The disease can begin at any age and in children, it appears after weaning them onto gluten containing foods. In adults it usually begins in the third and fourth decade, and its more common in females.

      The symptoms are usually very gradual in onset and may start with only fatigue. Common intestinal symptoms include abdominal discomfort, bloating, diarrhoea and weight loss. There is difficulty in absorbing fat from the food. This makes the bowel actions large, pale and fatty so that they tend to float on top of the water and are difficult to flush down the toilet.

      Of course it may just be that you are run down and have been unwell too....... swish some warm salty water around in your mouth to ease the pain .... You only need about 2 teaspoons of salt in half a cup of warm water ....... swish it around in your mouth and spit it out a few times.

      peace

  32. QUESTION:
    gallbladder do you know what i can take to flush out and pass the stones out?
    I have just had my baby girl 4 weeks ago and now I have been told by my doctor that i have to have my gallbladder taken out and i also have a fatty liver.
    But i want to try something natural to flush out my stones do you know what i can do so that i can pee out the stones

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for Liver Enlargement, Hypertrophy, Jaundice, Hepatitis, Gall Stones

      #Bryonia. [Bry]
      When there are stitching pains in the right hypochondriac region, Bryonia is the first remedy to be thought of, though for these pains we have other remedies, such as Chelidonium and Kali carbonicum. Under Bryonia the liver is swollen, congested and inflamed; the pains in the hypochondriac region are worse from any motion, and better from lying on the right side, which lessens the motion of the parts when breathing . It is one of the chief remedies for jaundice brought on by a fit of anger. Chamomilla has this symptom, but the Chamomilla patient gets hot and sweats, while the Bryonia patient is apt to be chilly, though he appears hot. There is a bitter in the mouth and the stools are hard and dry, or , if loose, papescent and profuse and associated with a colic. Berberis has stitching pains from the liver to the umbilicus. Chelidonium is distinguished by the character of the stools. Bryonia is pre-eminently a gastro-hepatic remedy, and has pain in right shoulder,giddiness, skin and eyes slightly yellow. Hughes says it hardly reaches true hepatitis.

      #Mercurius. [Merc]
      This remedy has much sensitiveness and dull pain in the region of the liver; the patient cannot lie on the right side. The liver is enlarged. The skin and conjunctiva are jaundiced. The stools are either clay-colored from absence of bile, or yellowish-green bilious stools passed with a great deal of tenesmus. There is a yellowish white coated tongue which takes the imprint of the teeth and there is a foetid breath, loss of appetite and depression of spirits. Leptandra has aching and soreness in the region of the liver and is especially indicated in the lazy livers of city men; but is distinguished from Mercurius in the stools, which are pitchlike and black, accompanied with no tenesmus, but rather a griping and the pains of Leptandra are dull, aching and burning in the posterior part of the liver. The character of the diarrhoea will also distinguish Mercurius from Magnesia muriatica, which is useful in the enlarged livers of puny and rachitic children. Mercurius is the remedy for jaundice arising from abuse of quinine when fever is present. It is a splendid remedy for "torpid liver." It suits well simple jaundice in children. Cowperthwaite believes that, as a rule, Mercurius dulcis 2X is the most effective preparation of mercury in catarrhal jaundice.

      #Podophyllum. [Podo]
      The principal use of Podophyllum is in liver affections. Primarily, it induces a large flow of bile, and, secondarily, great torpidity, followed by jaundice. It is indicated in torpid or chronically congested liver, when diarrhoea is present. The liver is swollen and sensitive, the face and eyes are yellow and there is a bad taste in the mouth. The tongue is coated white or yellow and the bile may form gall stones. There is a loose watery diarrhoea, or if constipation be present the stools are clay-called. It somewhat resembles Mercurius; it is sometimes called "vegetable mercury." There are a number of drugs having the symptom that the tongue takes the imprint of the teeth, namely; Mercurius, Podophyllum, Yucca, Stramonium, Rhus and Arsenic. Another symptom of Podophyllum is that the patient constantly rubs the region of the liver with the hand. Functional torpor of the portal system and the organs connected there with indicates Podophyllum. There is constipation, clay-colored stool, jaundice and langour.

      #Chelidonium. [Chel]
      The liver symptoms of Chelidonium are very prominent. There is soreness and stitching pains in the region of the liver, but the keynote for this drug in hepatic diseases is a pain under the angle of the right shoulder blade, which may extend to the chest, stomach, or hypochondrium; there is swelling of the liver, chilliness, fever, jaundice, yellow coated tongue, bitter taste and a craving for acids and sour things, such as pickles and vinegar. The stools are profuse, bright yellow and diarrhoea; they may be clayey in color. It is remedy to be used in simple biliousness and jaundice, and in hepatic congestion or inflammation the character of the stools will distinguish Bryonia. Taken altogether, Chelidonium is perhaps our greatest liver remedy; it causes the liver to secrete thinner and more profuse bile than any remedy; it is a useful remedy to promote the expulsion of gall stones, and to prevent their formation. It was Rademacher's great remedy for gall stones, and Cowperthwaite finds it his best remedy. In simple catarrhal jaundice it is often all sufficient. It affects the left lobe of the liver much less than does Carduus marianus.

      #Digitalis. [Dig]
      When jaundice arises from cardiac diseases, Digitalis may be the remedy. There is no retention of bile, nor obstruction of the ducts, but the jaundice is due to the fact that the liver does not take from the blood the elements which go to form bile. There is present drowsiness, bitter taste, soreness , enlargement and bruised feeling in the region of the liver. Sepia has the yellow sallow face with the yellow saddle across the nose, with stools of bright yellow or ashy color. Digitalis is useful in the worst forms of jaundice if the pulse be irregular and intermittent, and if there be rapid prostration of the strength.

      #Myrica cerifera. [Myric]
      Myrica is an important liver remedy. There is first despondency and also jaundice due to imperfect formation of bile in the liver, and not to any obstruction, comparing here with Digitalis. There is dull headache, worse in the morning, the eyes have a dingy, dirty, yellowish hue, the tongue is coated yellow. The headache is worse in the morning. The patient is weak and complains of muscular soreness and aching in the limbs; there is slow pulse and dark urine. It is more superficial in action than Digitalis. The jaundice calling for its use is catarrhal and this is the form produced by the drug. The throat and nasal organs are filled with an offensive, tenacious mucus. Dull pain in right side below the ribs no appetite, and desire for acids; unrefreshing sleep.

      #Nux vomica. [Nux-m]
      In liver affections occurring in those who have indulged to excess in alcoholic liquors, highly seasoned food, quinine, or in those who have abused themselves with purgatives, Nux is the first remedy to be thought of. The liver is swollen hard and sensitive to the touch and pressure of clothing is uncomfortable. The first remedy in cirrhosis of the liver. Colic may be present. Jaundice induced by anger also calls for Nux, also jaundice from abuse of quinine, in the former cases reminding of Chamomilla , which is an excellent remedy for biliousness of nervous, irritable women. In the enlarged liver of drunkards, Sulphur, Lachesis, Fluoric acid, Arsenic and Ammonium muriaticum must also be borne in mind, together with Nux. Juglans cinerea causes a jaundice like Nux vomica, with stitching pains about the liver and under the right scapula, bilious stools and occipital headache. Nux must be compared with China, Pulsatilla in liver affections from over-eating. Iris seems to have a solvent action upon the bile, it is especially useful in torpid liver and when gastric disorders result from perversion of hepatic and intestinal functions. Jaundice and constipation. Aloes has biliousness from torpor of the portal system, distension of the liver, bitter taste and jaundice.

      #Lycopodium. [Lyc]
      Lycopodium acts powerfully on the liver. The region of the liver is sensitive to the touch, and there is a feeling of tension in it, a feeling as if a cord were tied about the waist. Cirrhosis. The pains are dull and aching instead of sharp and lancinating, as under Chelidonium. Fulness in the stomach after eating a small quantity. There are no real icteric symptoms, but there is a peculiar sallow complexion. Natrum sulphuricum is useful when the patient has a bad, slimy taste in the mouth and "thinks he is bilious." There is apt to be weight and aching in the liver; he can lie on that side, but on turning to the left side the liver seems to pull and draw. Natrum sulphuricum is the greatest Schuessler specific for liver affections, and clinically it has often worked well. Dr. Alfred Pope claims that Lycopodium is more useful than any other remedy in old hepatic congestions. Pain in back and right side from congestion will often yield to the remedy.

      #Carduus marianus. [Card-m]
      This remedy is indicated in jaundice with dull headache, bitter taste, white tongue with red edges, nausea and vomiting of a greenish fluid. There is an uncomfortable fullness in the region of the liver, the stools are bilious and the urine golden yellow; there is sensitiveness in the epigastrium and right hypochondrium. Burnett regards a dark brownish patch over the lower part of the sternum as a useful hint for Carduus, and in such cases he observes that both the liver and heart are at fault. The presence of "liver spots seems to be a special indication for the remedy. Biliousness following la grippe has been cured with Carduus. Hydrastis has a bitter taste and chronic torpor of the bowels, lack of appetite, coated tongue and yellow urine. Carduus resembles Aloes. Hale says that it stands between Aloes and Hamamelis in its action on the veins. It has been used in gall stone colic successfully in the tincture, and it deserves a trial before resorting to opiates.

      To read the complete article please click the link as it is a bit too lengthy to paste here http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/liver-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

      Take care and God Bless

  33. QUESTION:
    How to get clearer skin? Been trying to eat healthy?
    I've been trying to eat healthy to get clear skin. I keep junk food(chocolate and ice cream particularly)at a minimum level. I've been drinking lots of water and exercising as well. If I keep on doing this, how long will it really take to get rid of my pimples and get clear skin? Just curious to know! Also what other food should I eat that are really good to get rid of pimples?ALSO eye bags! I have horrible eye bags(eye circles)and I don't know how to get rid of them!

    • ANSWER:
      Your diet (food & liquid), plus your lifestyle definitely plays a role in the health of your skin! I strongly recommend reading the book, The Clear Skin Diet by Alan C. Logan and Valori Treloar! This book has detailed information on what to eat & not to eat to help reduce or prevent your acne & it explains the hormones involved in acne & how to control them with food! In the meantime, here are a few tips to get you started:

      WATER: Drinking approx. 64 oz of pure water everyday improves skin quality, flushes out toxins, delivers nutrients to skin! You can also include 100% Fruit Juice as part of your daily total.

      OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS (oily fish, sardines, salmon, fish oil supplement) reduces acne chemicals, helps acne inflammation. Be careful about the mercury & toxins found in fish! Buy high quality fish & supplements!

      VITAMIN C (oranges, lemons, limes) 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 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!

      VITAMIN A (carrots, squash, spinach) keeps skin healthy, reduces sebum/oil production, helps skin cells to shed normal, reduces the size of large skin pores. Overdosing on Vitamin A is toxic & dangerous! Eating to much beta-carotene will turn your skin slightly orange! Spinach should not be eaten every day because it is high in oxalates!

      ZINC (oyster, beans, wholegrain cereals) helps regulate hormones, improves skin health, helps acne inflammation. Overdosing on zinc is dangerous!

      ANTHOCYANINS (purple grapes, blueberries, pomegranates, acai, dark cherries) promotes healthy skin, maintains blood flow to the skin, helps acne inflammation. Try Welch's 100% Purple Grape Juice or Pom 100% Pomegranate Juice.

      LYCOPENE (fresh tomato or tomato products) reduces acne hormones. Try Low Sodium Campbell's Tomato Juice or Low Sodium V8 Juice.

      GREEN TEA (freshly brewed) reduces acne hormones, helps acne inflammation. Don't drink already made bottled green tea because it has to much sugar in it & less antioxidants! Only drink freshly brewed tea! Drinking to much tea is counter-productive!

      MILK has been linked to acne! Drink Rice Dream Rice Drink instead of milk!

      Six Things Must Be Done Everyday To Reduce Or Prevent Acne! Doing One Or A Few Of These Things Will Not Keep Your Skin Clear As Possible! Do The Following:

      1) Wash, Tone, Moisturize Your Face Everyday! Apply these three products at least 2 times a day, morning & night (possibly 3rd time, midday, if super oily/sweating). Only use oil-free products that won't clog pores and cause acne! Natural and gentle products are sometimes more effective than acne medication, try this routine: Wash face with warm water & Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar by Johnson & Johnson. Tone face with Witch Hazel, try Thayers or Dickinson's, its gentle, minimizes pores, heals acne. Moisturize face with Lily Of The Desert Aloe Vera Gelly, its 99% organic, contains vitamin A, C, E, heals acne and scars!

      2) Keep dirt & bacteria at bay to prevent more breakouts! Don't touch face with hands, Clean phone often or don't let phone touch face, Keep hair clean or don't let oily dirty hair touch face, Don't lean face on objects, Clean glasses often, Wash pillowcase, bedsheets, blanket, washcloth, towel often. Wash hands before applying face products. Use fresh makeup, not old makeup. Wash or replace makeup tools often.

      3) Eat Healthy Food, Limit Junk Food! Eat healthy food everyday such as fruit, vegetables, lean meat, fiber, beans, wholegrains, foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, vitamin A & C. Limit intake of frozen meals, dairy, milk, fat, oil, butter, greasy/fried foods, sugar, candy, salt, dessert, caffeine, coffee, pop, alcohol. Always avoid cigarettes, tobacco, illegal drugs!

      4) Take A Multi Vitamin Mineral Supplement Everyday! Its hard to get all the vitamins and minerals your skin needs on a daily basis, so take a supplement everyday! Caution! Overdosing on vitamins and minerals whether from food or supplements is toxic and dangerous!

      5) 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 as part of your daily total.

      6) Doing 20 to 30 minutes of Aerobic Exercise everyday (or every other day) increases circulation & delivery of nutrients to skin cells, encourages good blood supply, helps remove toxins, controls acne breakouts! Stay hydrated by drinking water before, during, after workout! Immediately take a shower to remove sweat and dirt!

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way, to loose weight and get 6-pack abs before the year is almost over?

    • ANSWER:
      Lose Weight Fast
      In this article we are going to show you some sensible PROVEN Ways to lose weight fast.

      The good news about the diet tips enclosed are they do not involve starving yourself, or using fad diets that can actually be bad for your long term health.

      1. Drink water

      Water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off longer term.

      Water acts as an appetite suppressant by keeping your stomach full and fending off dehydration which can lead to false cravings/hunger.

      Water also helps your body metabolize stored fat by helping the kidneys flush out waste. When you don't drink enough water the liver which works to provide stored fat for energy helps the kidneys eliminate waste and becomes less effective at metabolizing fat.

      Drinking water ice cold burns about 62 calories a day. Your body has to work to raise that waters temperature to your body's temperature. This equals around 430 calories per week.

      2. Eat regularly

      This means eating 5 times a day and the most important meal is breakfast.

      Make sure you fuel your body first thing in the morning to avoid hunger pangs later in the day.

      When you eat 5 times a day you will never feel hungry, make sure the total calories consumed are sensible and don't over eat in any of the meals learn portion size control!

      3. Eat lots of fibre

      Eating adequate fiber foods to help keep things moving through your bowel. And like water, fiber rich foods bulk you up and make you feel fuller for longer.

      Fibre is found only in plant foods our bodies cant digest it to so it simply goes through the body. During the elimination process it cuts calories consumed by attaching to protein and fat that you eat along with it removes that as well

      In addition, high fiber foods are typically low in calories and filling, so you are reducing your calorie intake overall.

      Good fibre foods include: strawberries, apples, figs, chickpeas, potatoes, (with skins) broccoli, brown rice, beans, bran and nuts.

      4. Consume more good fats

      There are good fats and bad fats

      Good fats provide you with essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids) needed for normal reproduction and growth, as well as for production of prostoglandin, a hormone like compound that regulates blood pressure, prevents blood clotting and lowers the risk of heart disease.

      For example, the reason oily fish is a great food stems from the fact that the essential fatty acids which it contains can actually help your body burn fat more efficiently and protect against disease. Get at least three portions of oily fish a week with Salmon, mackerel, herrings and sardines being good choices. 5. Get plenty of quality protein

      Quality protein is an effective weight control tool because of the satiety factor and its ability to keep you full for longer periods. It also balances out carbohydrates by preventing insulin spikes that cause energy loss and sugar cravings

      Protein helps to maintain muscle mass which is important in the fat burning process.

      Good choices include:

      Fish, shrimps, Low fat cottage cheese, low fat yogurt, skimmed milk, egg whites, s Weight gain is caused by consuming too many calories, whether they are from carbohydrate, protein or fat.

      6. Carbohydrates can help you lose weight

      Don't believe what you read about carbohydrates being bad for you, they can actually help you lose weight!

      A diet containing good carbohydrates such fruits and vegetables, wholegrains and moderate in fat and calories, will result in weight loss

      Good carbohydrates will also help you combat hunger pangs as they are slowly realized into the body.

      When eating carbohydrates eat them "from the earth" with no refining or processing.

      These include whole grains, vegetables; fruits and beans.

      Sensible weight loss

      If you have read the above you will see that it is not the food group, but the quality of the food in it that's important for fast weight loss.

      We have outlined all the major food groups above and providing you eat quality foods in these groups and eat a sensible 5 meals a day you will lose weight and feel healthy and full.

      please check this article

  35. QUESTION:
    Is it unhealthy to eat too much peanut butter?
    I'm 19 yr. old female 6 ft. 140 lbs and lately I eat like a jar of peanut butter a week, sometimes more. Is this really unhealthy and if I continue, how much weight would i gain in say, 1 year?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      According to shapefit.com's Calories Per Day Calculator, you should be eating about 2232 calories (if you are a moderately active person), 1934 calories (if you are a lightly active person), 1860 (if you are a sedentary person), and 2976 calories (if you are an extremely active person) a day to maintain your current weight. Not knowing the rest of your diet and your eating habits we cannot say whether you will gain weight or not. But here is some information that might help you.

      According to caloriecount.about.com, Jiffy's Smooth-Style Peanut Butter got a B- on a scale from A+ to F-. It is both high in protein, niacin, good-for-you heart-healthy fat, antioxidants including vitamin E, and has no cholesterol in it. Niacin is "a water-soluble B vitamin, essential for energy metabolism in the cells, the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal and nervous systems, healthy skin, and the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats and protein." Now the RDA for niacin in healthy adults is 16 mg a day for males and 14 mg a day for females. The Upper Limit of Intake for niacin is 35 mg a day for adults. I doubt you will get this much niacin from your peanut butter, but excessive intake can produce flushing, itching, liver damage, high blood sugar, and gout. Side effects usually occur at doses greater than 2 grams a day.

      Some peanut butter has some pretty bad stuff in it as well, including partially hydrogenated oils and other trans fats. According to treelight.com, "consuming partially hydrogenated oils is like inhaling cigarette smoke. They will kill you -- slowly, over time, but as surely as you breathe. And in the meantime, they will make you fat!" Partially hydrogenated oils contain high levels of trans fats which is pretty much a normal fatty acid that has been "transmogrified", by high-heat processing. They are basically poisons that interfere with the metabolic processes of life. They make you eat more, slow down your metabolism, and clog your arteries. In short- don't eat them. And eating a lot of certain peanut butter (including Jiff) puts LOTS of this bad stuff in your system which doesn't help you at all. If you do eat peanut butter, eat something like Skippy Natural Creamy Peanut Butter. "Unlike most peanut butter, Skippy Natural doesn't contain hydrogenated oils," writes David Zinczenko, author of Eat This Not That: For Kids!

      The bottom line? Portion control. Peanut butter can be a great lunch or snack if used in the proper amounts. At the rate your eating it, I would say that you are consuming way too much fat and/or calories per day, which will definitely result in weight gain. Instead, try substituting some peanut butter sandwiches for some fresh, lean meat from the deli or maybe some fish. Dip your apples and carrots in some Fritos Bean Dip (with only 1 gram of fat, 35 calories, and lots of fiber every 2 tablespoons) which is made from Pinto Beans. Or perhaps you could cut some low-fat cheese and combine it with your crackers for an afternoon snack. Whatever you do, try and substitute some of that peanut butter for a healthier alternative. You can still eat peanut butter, just try to eat a bit less.

      Good luck!

  36. QUESTION:
    What natural food or herb acts like a diuretic?
    I have a fractured pelvic bone, my feet are swollen, so I need to get the water out naturally.
    I am in sort of a catch 22. It hurts to put my legs up. The Dr. says to get rid of the water by putting my legs up and no salt. Now that I've been using a walker for over a week, I have sore unused muscles all over the place,
    My chest hurts from straining those muscles. At this point I need a little tea and sympathy ,

    • ANSWER:
      Natural diuretics

      Natural diuretics are natural foods or herbs that allow increased flow of urine and thereby aid removal of fluids from the body. While natural diuretics aid removal of excess fluids from the body, it may also mean loss of important vitamins and minerals too. It is essential that they are supplemented to prevent loss of vital electrolytes.

      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.

  37. QUESTION:
    Why am i still getting sharp pains after 11weeks after my gallbladder removal operation? ?
    11 weeks ago i had my gallbladder removed as it was full of gallstones, i was on a low fat diet for 6weeks and was feeling good up until a week ago i started getting sharp stabbing pains when i eat. Not just fatty things but even things that i was eating on the low fat diet are giving me the pains. I thought i should be getting better. Not worse.

    • ANSWER:
      You still may have gallstones in the bile ducts or are producing liver stones which is basically the same composition gallstones except now its obstructing bile ducts or liver ducts. Consider taking something to dissolve the gallstones or liver stones before trying to flush them out of your system. Look into something called the Pulverexx Protocol. Many people in curezone.com swear to this for dissolving stones.

      Take care.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can my betta eat just chicken and how much should I feed him? He refuses pellets but loves chicken.?
    Just switched from fish bowl to 3 gal tank. Thought he was just adjusting but after 3 days of not eating i pulled chicken out of the fridge and bingo. Honestly, chicken is easy so I would love to keep him on this but not at the expense of his health.

    • ANSWER:
      Chicken and land animals like cows have a huge amount of fat that is quite different from the type present in aquatic environments and insects, like he would be getting in the wild. Consequently, Bettas are not built to digest that kind of fat - it will wreak havoc on his health. If you keep feeding him that he is extremely likely get something like fatty liver disease.

      A protein rich diet is ideal for a Betta, but it has to be the right type. He is an insectivore, he eats aquatic insect larvae and some types of insects (e.g. mosquitoes) that will be right above the water. There are lots of foods along this line that you can give him. Frozen is best, it doesn't have the possibility of passing on diseases like live insects would, but is still just the type of food that he's built to eat. And it doesn't cause bloat like some freeze-dried insects can. Pet stores carry these, you can store them in your freezer. Daphnia, Brine Shrimp, Bloodworms, Glass Worms, etc. are all great foods for him. Feeding a big variety is good. To make sure he gets the vitamins and minerals he needs, give him some type of Betta pellet in addition to these foods and he should be a very healthy Betta. For things like bloodworms, 2-3 worms a day is plenty. Shave off that amount with something like a butter knife, then allow it to thaw before feeding. Once you see how much food that is, adjust so you're feeding about the same bulk with the others. For pellets, 3-5 a day is fine. His stomach is the size of his eye, so keep that in mind.

      One day a week fast him, so that his system can be flushed a bit, and also to prevent him from getting fat.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to relieve pain from a gall stone attack, or do I just suffer?
    I have been to the E.R. twice in one week, found out i have gallstones and have scheduled an appointment for my gallbladder to be removed BUT surgery is not until dec.4th. If I should have another attack how can I relive the pain? or anything that I should do at home to prevent further attacks?

    • ANSWER:
      I and many of my friends have done all natural gall bladder cleanses, they will flush out the colon and you can see them in the toilet bowl. Removing the gall bladder will not solve the problem, it is just an expensive K-K surgery. Gall stones are fatty like substances that FIRST build up in your liver, then they spill over into the gall bladder, they are almost always a result of a very fatty diet with little fiber and little water. They build up over time and can be various sizes. Google " recipe for flushing gallstones" you will see that many people have done this and it is successful, you will see recipes that work. It just takes a couple of days and about . It is a natural detox procedure that you can repeat several times until you no longer see the stones coming out. Most people that have the gall bladder removed will still have the same symptoms reappear within 1-3 years because the problem is with the DIET and they still have gall stones in the liver. I would encourage you to take responsibility for your own health, be proactive and do some research before you go through with this needless surgery.

  40. QUESTION:
    My mouth has just broken out in ulcers. Do I have a vitamin deficiency?
    The last couple of days I've woken up with an ulcer and everyday I get more.
    Can ulcers be caused by a deficiency or an allergy?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes on both counts .... food intolerances and vitamin deficiencies can have a vast array of side affects on our health and vitality.

      Eat more foods rich in vitamin B3 (niacin) to heal and speed recovery of canker sores and mouth ulcers mate ... ie ~ fish, lean meats, whole wheat products, liver, wheat germ, eggs, the white meat of poultry, avocadoes, dates, figs and prunes.

      Vitamin B3 rich foods will help eliminatemouth ulcers and canker sores and more often than not bad breath too. It will also give you healthier looking skin and help prevent and ease severity of headaches and migraines, reduce symptoms of diarrhea and increase circulation and reduce high blood pressure.

      Vitamin B3 is necessary for a healthy nervous system and brain functioning and lack of it will generally also bring about negative personality changes.

      Take a multi B complex tablet including all the B's ie: B1, B2 B3, B5, B6 and B12 as they work best synergistically (together)....... do not take any of the B complex of vitamins individually, but rather as a whole complex, unless specifically instructed to by a nutritionally oriented physician or naturopath..... a liquid complex would be the easiest for your body to assimilate.

      The B complex of vitamins is essential for healthy neural, digestive and immune system functioning and will help you deal with the everyday stress we are all exposed to at some level or another.

      If you are lactose intolerant or vegetarian then it is really important that you supplement your diet with a multi B complex tablet on a daily basis.

      Things that will rob you of your precious B complex of vitamins are :- stress, eating too much protein, frozen foods, alcohol, eating too much tinned food, laxatives and diuretics, the oral contraceptive and eostrogen supplementation, antiobiotics, antidepressants, penicillin, prednisone and aspirin, otc cold and flu medicines.

      Also, try to cut back on drinks such as caffeine, tea, sodas and soft drinks as they are all B complex thieves........ as well as being great at dehydrating you.

      Drink loads more fresh filtered water too as the healthiest and happiest body will always be the most hydrated one.

      Is it possible that you have Coeliac disease ?? It is an inability to digest the grains barley, oats, wheat and rye due to a sensitivity to gluten which is a compound found in those grains....Mouth ulcers and dermatitis around the corners of the mouth are common in Coeliac disease.

      The gluten damages the cells lining the small intestine, and the mucosal surface becomes flat, losing the normal folds known as villi. These damaged mucosal cells are unable to absorb nutrients from the food and severe nutritional deficiencies eventually occur.

      Coeliac disease is often hereditary. The disease can begin at any age and in children, it appears after weaning them onto gluten containing foods. In adults it usually begins in the third and fourth decade, and its more common in females.

      The symptoms are usually very gradual in onset and may start with only fatigue. Common intestinal symptoms include abdominal discomfort, bloating, diarrhoea and weight loss. There is difficulty in absorbing fat from the food. This makes the bowel actions large, pale and fatty so that they tend to float on top of the water and are difficult to flush down the toilet.

      Of course it may just be that you are run down and have been unwell too....... swish some warm salty water around in your mouth to ease the pain .... You only need about 2 teaspoons of salt in half a cup of warm water ....... swish it around in your mouth and spit it out a few times.

      take care of you

      peace baby

  41. QUESTION:
    How can i loose a lot of weight fast?
    I am starting volleyball in a week and a half, i do go for runs and i dont drink any pop and i am trying my hardest to only eat healthy foods, but it doesn't always work... My main things that i need to loose from are my hips, thighs, and butt...please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Lose Weight Fast
      In this article we are going to show you some sensible PROVEN Ways to lose weight fast.

      The good news about the diet tips enclosed are they do not involve starving yourself, or using fad diets that can actually be bad for your long term health.

      1. Drink water

      Water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off longer term.

      Water acts as an appetite suppressant by keeping your stomach full and fending off dehydration which can lead to false cravings/hunger.

      Water also helps your body metabolize stored fat by helping the kidneys flush out waste. When you don't drink enough water the liver which works to provide stored fat for energy helps the kidneys eliminate waste and becomes less effective at metabolizing fat.

      Drinking water ice cold burns about 62 calories a day. Your body has to work to raise that waters temperature to your body's temperature. This equals around 430 calories per week.

      2. Eat regularly

      This means eating 5 times a day and the most important meal is breakfast.

      Make sure you fuel your body first thing in the morning to avoid hunger pangs later in the day.

      When you eat 5 times a day you will never feel hungry, make sure the total calories consumed are sensible and don't over eat in any of the meals learn portion size control!

      3. Eat lots of fibre

      Eating adequate fiber foods to help keep things moving through your bowel. And like water, fiber rich foods bulk you up and make you feel fuller for longer.

      Fibre is found only in plant foods our bodies cant digest it to so it simply goes through the body. During the elimination process it cuts calories consumed by attaching to protein and fat that you eat along with it removes that as well

      In addition, high fiber foods are typically low in calories and filling, so you are reducing your calorie intake overall.

      Good fibre foods include: strawberries, apples, figs, chickpeas, potatoes, (with skins) broccoli, brown rice, beans, bran and nuts.

      4. Consume more good fats

      There are good fats and bad fats

      Good fats provide you with essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids) needed for normal reproduction and growth, as well as for production of prostoglandin, a hormone like compound that regulates blood pressure, prevents blood clotting and lowers the risk of heart disease.

      For example, the reason oily fish is a great food stems from the fact that the essential fatty acids which it contains can actually help your body burn fat more efficiently and protect against disease. Get at least three portions of oily fish a week with Salmon, mackerel, herrings and sardines being good choices. 5. Get plenty of quality protein

      Quality protein is an effective weight control tool because of the satiety factor and its ability to keep you full for longer periods. It also balances out carbohydrates by preventing insulin spikes that cause energy loss and sugar cravings

      Protein helps to maintain muscle mass which is important in the fat burning process.

      Good choices include:

      Fish, shrimps, Low fat cottage cheese, low fat yogurt, skimmed milk, egg whites, s Weight gain is caused by consuming too many calories, whether they are from carbohydrate, protein or fat.

      6. Carbohydrates can help you lose weight

      Don't believe what you read about carbohydrates being bad for you, they can actually help you lose weight!

      A diet containing good carbohydrates such fruits and vegetables, wholegrains and moderate in fat and calories, will result in weight loss

      Good carbohydrates will also help you combat hunger pangs as they are slowly realized into the body.

      When eating carbohydrates eat them "from the earth" with no refining or processing.

      These include whole grains, vegetables; fruits and beans.

      Sensible weight loss

      If you have read the above you will see that it is not the food group, but the quality of the food in it that's important for fast weight loss.

      We have outlined all the major food groups above and providing you eat quality foods in these groups and eat a sensible 5 meals a day you will lose weight and feel healthy and full.

      please check this article

  42. QUESTION:
    is a master cleanse good for someone who has had gallbladder removed?
    i have have my gallblader removed for about 2 years now and i have gained sooo much weight.I want to try the master cleanse but dont know if is the best thing need help or even other suggestions on how to cleanse my body and loose this weight.

    • ANSWER:
      Gallbladder removals have become very common place because of two reasons: 1) using more sophisticated medical tools have allowed easy removal that takes a surgeon about 1/2 hour to do the entire operation; 2) Doctors are either lazy or have figured out it's more profitable to take the organ out than to treat the root cause and it creates a patient for life.

      99% of all gallbladder operations are unnecessary. Since you have yours out, you can now know that your fat digestion is in trouble. Your liver should be producing about 1-1/2 quarts of bile each day, but most likely is producing about 1/3 of that. By removing the gallbladder, you did not fix the root cause that created the gallbladder issue in the first place and that has not gone away. Instead, you have traded one problem for another.

      A colon cleanse can be good or bad, but should have nothing to do with not having a gallbladder, except that you are getting a constant flow of bile into your small intestine that was not designed to happen. Bile is a sanitizer and is dumped into the intestines on a regular basis to provide some sanitation. Because you are NOT digesting your fats very well now, you have some toxic build up of those fats. By the way, you have probably noticed by now that you are getting more wrinkles than other people your age due to the gallbladder removal.

      The liver produces the most bile between about 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, so this is the best time for you to eat foods with fat in them. In order for fats to be broken down by the body the Lipase enzyme is produced in the Pancreas to do this. However the Lipase enzyme is a WATER SOLUBLE enzyme and bile needs to emulsify the fats into a watery substance before the Lipase enzyme can break them down into fatty acids and glycerol in the small intestines. Since you have a small steady drip of bile into this area, many of the fats will not get digested as a result. There are two fats, however that do not require bile to break them down and those are Coconut Oil and Butter. These are medium chain fatty acids that digest just fine without bile. You can eat lots of that anytime and not have problems digesting them.

      There is a product called Lemonine that if you put a few drops of that on your food will help you break down the fats like bile does, but will not have the same sanitation properties of bile.

      I ALWAYS advise people to do liver/gallbladder flushes to remove stones and clean those organs long before any discussions of surgery is even suggested. This process is far less complicated, less dangerous, and works to create a healthy gallbladder and liver rather than the "MAKE BELIEVE HEALTH" you get with surgery and drugs.

      EDIT: Gallbladder & liver cleanses can be used on people without gallbladders because the duct is still there and will be having the same problems as the gallbladder did unless you fixed the gallbladder problem root cause. Removing the gallbladder does not fix the original problem, only make it so you don't feel pain while deteriorating.

      good luck to you

  43. QUESTION:
    What contents in an alcoholic beverage makes someone drunk?
    curious.. always wondered what is it that makes people drunk from alcohol..

    -No crude comments please-
    and Why..

    • ANSWER:
      ethanol, is a potent central nervous system depressant, with a range of side effects. The amount and circumstances of consumption play a large part in determining the extent of intoxication

      Cell membranes are highly permeable to alcohol, so once alcohol is in the bloodstream it can diffuse into nearly every biological tissue of the body

      The liver breaks down alcohols into acetaldehyde by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase, and then into acetic acid by the enzyme acetaldehyde dehydrogenase. Next, the acetate is converted into fats or carbon dioxide and water. Chronic drinkers, however, so tax this metabolic pathway that things go awry: fatty acids build up as plaques in the capillaries around liver cells and those cells begin to die, which leads to the liver disease cirrhosis. The liver is part of the body's filtration system which, if damaged, allows certain toxins to build up, leading to symptoms of jaundice.

      Some people's DNA code calls for a different acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, resulting in a more potent alcohol dehydrogenase. This leads to a buildup of acetaldehyde after alcohol consumption, causing the alcohol flush reaction with hangover-like symptoms such as flushing, nausea, and dizziness. These people are unable to drink much alcohol before feeling sick, and are therefore less susceptible to alcoholism.

      on wikipedia.

  44. QUESTION:
    what helps to flush out levofloxacin?
    My mother has pnhemonia and was given levofloxacin, but she is having very bad heartburn that is painful. can she flush this out quickly so we can start a new antibiotic?

    • ANSWER:
      How to flush out medications from your system:

      Instructions

      1
      Drink water. A good way to flush out the body is with large amounts of fluids. Water, herbal teas, fruit juices and vegetable juices all can help remove drugs and other toxins from the system. Drink at least 64 ounces of fluids each day.

      2
      Lose fat. The body stores the accumulated toxins in fatty cells. The more fat you have, the more toxins are stored. Aerobic exercise is one of the best ways to burn fat, but any type of exercise that gets your heart pumping is useful. Try to exercise at least 3 times a week for 20 minutes. Exercising for longer periods of time and every day will accelerate the fat loss and toxin removal.

      3
      Eat fiber. Fiber-rich foods like fruits and green, leafy vegetables serve a few purposes. The body gets the nutrients it needs to carry out its various functions. Fiber also eliminates or reduces constipation. By adding bulk to the stool, you can have more frequent bowel movements. This removes the fecal matter in the intestines in a timely manner. There is some evidence that if toxins remain too long in the colon, the tissues may reabsorb some of the toxins.

      4
      Take Milk Thistle. The liver is a filtering organ that helps rid the body of toxins. If there are too many harmful toxins in the body, the liver cannot work as effectively. Milk Thistle is a popular herb for cleaning out the liver and is found in health food stores as a supplement. Follow the directions on the label.

      5
      Take Uva Ursi. The kidneys clean and filter the blood. The blood brings nutrients to all parts of the body and also removes wastes. The herb Uva Ursi cleans out the kidneys, making the organ more efficient. The wastes from the kidneys are sent to the bladder and then flushed out as urine. Uva Ursi is available as a supplement in health food stores. Follow the directions on the label.

      Read more: How to Flush Your Body of Drugs | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5521381_flush-body-drugs.html#ixzz1rNvNr9ms

  45. QUESTION:
    What are some good foods for acne?
    I want to eat some foods that will naturally help me get rid of my acne. Is there any fruit,vegitables, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      Your diet (food & liquid), plus your lifestyle definitely plays a role in the health of your skin! I strongly recommend reading the book, The Clear Skin Diet by Alan C. Logan and Valori Treloar! This book has detailed info on what to eat & not to eat to help reduce or prevent your acne & it explains the hormones involved in acne & how to control them with food! In the meantime, here are a few tips to get you started:

      WATER: Drinking approx. 64 oz of pure water everyday improves skin quality, flushes out toxins, delivers nutrients to skin! You can also include 100% Fruit Juice as part of your daily total.

      OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS (oily fish, sardines, salmon, fish oil supplement) reduces acne chemicals, helps acne inflammation. Be careful about the mercury & toxins found in fish! Buy high quality fish & supplements!

      VITAMIN C (oranges, lemons, limes) 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 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!

      VITAMIN A (carrots, squash, spinach) keeps skin healthy, reduces sebum/oil production, helps skin cells to shed normal, reduces the size of large skin pores. Overdosing on Vitamin A is toxic & dangerous! Eating to much beta-carotene will turn your skin orange! Spinach should not be eaten every day because it is high in oxalates!

      ZINC (oyster, beans, wholegrain cereals) helps regulate hormones, improves skin health, helps acne inflammation. Overdosing on zinc is dangerous!

      ANTHOCYANINS (purple grapes, blueberries, pomegranates, acai, dark cherries) promotes healthy skin, maintains blood flow to the skin, helps acne inflammation. Try Welch's 100% Purple Grape Juice or Pom 100% Pomegranate Juice.

      LYCOPENE (fresh tomato or tomato products) reduces acne hormones. Try Low Sodium Campbell's Tomato Juice or Low Sodium V8 Juice.

      GREEN TEA (freshly brewed) reduces acne hormones, helps acne inflammation. Don't drink already made bottled green tea because it has to much sugar in it & less antioxidants! Only drink freshly brewed tea! Drinking to much tea is counter-productive!

      MILK has been linked to acne! Drink Rice Dream Rice Drink instead of milk!

      Six Things Must Be Done Everyday To Reduce Or Prevent Acne! Doing One Or A Few Of These Things Will Not Keep Your Skin Clear As Possible! Do The Following:

      1) Wash, Tone, Moisturize Your Face Everyday! Apply these three products at least 2 times a day, morning & night (possibly 3rd time, midday, if super oily/sweating). Only use oil-free products that won't clog pores and cause acne! Natural and gentle products are sometimes more effective than acne medication, try this routine: Wash face with warm water & Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar by Johnson & Johnson. Tone face with Witch Hazel, try Thayers or Dickinson's, its gentle, minimizes pores, heals acne. Moisturize face with Lily Of The Desert Aloe Vera Gelly, its 99% organic, contains vitamin A, C, E, heals blemishes/scars!

      2) Keep dirt & bacteria at bay to prevent more breakouts! Don't touch face with hands, Clean phone often or don't let phone touch face, Keep hair clean or don't let oily dirty hair touch face, Don't lean face on objects, Clean glasses often, Wash pillowcase, bedsheets, blanket, washcloth, towel often. Wash hands before applying face products. Use fresh makeup, not old makeup. Wash or replace makeup tools often.

      3) Eat Healthy Food, Limit Junk Food! Eat healthy food everyday such as fruit, vegetables, lean meat, fiber, beans, wholegrains, foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, vitamin A & C. Limit intake of frozen meals, dairy, milk, fat, oil, butter, greasy/fried foods, sugar, candy, salt, dessert, caffeine, coffee, pop, alcohol. Always avoid cigarettes, tobacco, illegal drugs!

      4) Take A Multi Vitamin Mineral Supplement Everyday! Its hard to get all the vitamins and minerals your skin needs on a daily basis, so take a supplement everyday! Caution! Overdosing on vitamins and minerals whether from food or supplements is toxic and dangerous!

      5) 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 as part of your daily total.

      6) Doing 20 to 30 minutes of Aerobic Exercise everyday (or every other day) increases circulation & delivery of nutrients to skin cells, encourages good blood supply, helps remove toxins, controls acne breakouts! Stay hydrated by drinking water before, during, after workout! Immediately take a shower to remove sweat and dirt!

  46. QUESTION:
    my vet just called and told me my 14 year old cat has liver disease and high liver enzymes, what does that?
    what causes liver disease? is it curable? they want us to take her in today to get an IV drip because her enzymes are so high in her liver... please help?

    all they did yesterday was take a urine sample and blood sample...

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, get the drip. It will help flush her liver faster and make her well faster.

      Many cats experience liver disease from eating a strictly dry food diet thier entire lives. Dry food stresses the liver because it does not flush it out fast enough, thus killing the liver off and making it work 10 time sharder than it ever needed to to keep the cats digestive system working properly. A wet food diet flushed the system much faster and keeps the organs of the cat working properly. Liver disease in cats is common sadly. And there is no cure. From this point forward you must learn to help support the system of the cat because it can no longer properly do it itself.

      FYI: The liver has a multitude of important and complex functions. Some of these functions are to:

      Manufacture (synthesize) proteins, including albumin (to help maintain the volume of blood) and blood clotting factors

      Synthesize, store, and process (metabolize) fats, including fatty acids (used for energy) and cholesterol

      Metabolize and store carbohydrates, which are used as the source for the sugar (glucose) in blood that red blood cells and the brain use

      Form and secrete bile that contains bile acids to aid in the intestinal absorption (taking in) of fats and the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.

      Eliminate, by metabolizing and/or secreting, the potentially harmful biochemical products produced by the body, such as bilirubin from the breakdown of old red blood cells and ammonia from the breakdown of proteins

      Detoxify, by metabolizing and/or secreting, drugs, alcohol, and environmental toxins

      EDIT to add: Old cat lady is right! I forgot about Milk thistle! I've heard lots of good things about it!!! Try it!

  47. QUESTION:
    How should I empower myself against CANCER?
    Urgent HELP.

    My father had a colone canser 2 years ago,
    my aunt (father's sister)fighting with breast cancer,and now it makes metastase to her brain,
    my ancle(mothers brother) fighting colone canser,
    my grandfather(mother's dad) had cancer and died 31 years ago,
    also my mom's aunts had cancers and died.
    I have lost my self steam,please help me,prevent myself from CANCER.
    I'm 28.

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks for the question. It's confusing how to battle against it, as there's a lot of conflicting data, but here's some things I've posted elsewhere. The main thing is that you have to ask the right people and avoid those that are making a large profit off of the disease. The American Cancer Society is the wealthiest non-profit in the world, so I'd avoid what they have to say on the matter. Since the 1971 War on Cancer was declared, we've gone from 1 out of 33 being diagnosed with cancer to 1 out of 2 men and over a third of women. Do you think the medical community really wants to cure cancer? You need to look elsewhere if you want to really prevent and reverse a serious disease like this. The truth is out there, but it's not easy to find.

      If you maintain a healthy diet, avoid a lot of the toxic garbage I've mentioned in the list of 14 things below, stay off drugs of all kinds including the prescription and over-the-counter variety, educate yourself, you just about remove the possibility of getting cancer. And if you are the exception, refer back to the sources listed in my post and get rid of it. Thousands have reversed cancer naturally, you just need to know what to do to get rid of it. Many will say it's hereditary been all of the ones who've reversed it successfully that I know of will tell you that it's more likely the cookbook runs in the family. You are fortunate that you are seeking the means to avoid it before it gets out of hand. T. Colin Campbell said diseases like cancer start with 3 things: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

      See Dr. Dean Ornish's findings in regard to prostate cancer here - http://www.rd.com/content/dr-dean-ornish-column/ . Then check out http://www.hacres.com , http://www.cancertutor.com , http://www.pcrm.org and Dr. Lorraine Day's video "Drugs Never Cure Disease." The steps that most of these people recommend when reversing cancer are:

      1) 75-90% raw diet, fresh ORGANIC juices are a large part of that for extra nutrition. You can't eat 35 lbs of carrots in a week, but you can easily drink them. The best juicer I've seen is the Green Life because it contains a magnet in the crushing mechanism to keep your juices from oxidizing as quick if you store them in the fridge. Other juicers like the Champion are probably half the cost, but the juice oxidizes quickly and turns rusty red MUCH faster. You can use primarily organic carrots, beets, apples, romaine lettuce, swiss chard, and other darkly colored vegetables or fruits. Mix it up from week to week for good effect. One apple per glass of juice helps to sweeten it a little, but good organic carrot juice is pretty tasty in and of itself. You can tell when you have good carrots and when you don't. Stick to a good source so it's tasty and encouraging. Your diet needs to be fully vegetarian for best effect, that means no pasteurized milk, cheese, fish or chicken. Good to get good essential fatty acids from good oils like Flaxseed, and it needs to be kept in the fridge so it doesn't go rancid. All oils without preservatives will go rancid. Remember what Dr. Dean Ornish said, "the more people changed their diet and lifestyle, the more improvement we measured." This may not be fun to prepare gallons of fresh juice, but you've got to learn to like it to heal yourself. This one is key.
      2) Water (10 glasses a day). Helps flush toxins and keeps your cells hydrated. Distilled water is preferred, or at least water that's gone through reverse osmosis, ozonation and carbon filtration.
      3) Exercise.
      4) Sunshine.
      5) Eliminating waste (at least 2 BMs a day), organic coffee (make sure it's not decaffeinated) enemas can help cleanse and remove toxins. Enemas allow the caffeine to be absorbed into the bloodstream which is delivered directly to the liver via the hepatic vein, and that stimulates the liver to purge and cleanse itself. See more information from my post at http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aj1vIimD5l6Rki5R07ktXRHsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20071115120231AAhXyfm .
      6) Fresh air/oxygen.
      7) Getting rid of toxins in your diet, elimination of smoking and radon gas in your home, chemical pesticides in your diet, chemical sprays for bugs in your home, any refined products (sugar and flour are big ones). Also get rid of flouride, any and all drugs (most are poisonous toxins), caffeine, olestra/oleine, splenda (bleached sugar), msg, saccharin, partially hydrogenated oils, unhealthy cooking oils, margarine, anything processed - don't even keep this garbage in the house as a temptation.
      8) Sleep. For reasons we don't understand entirely, sleep prior to midnight is twice as important as the sleep after. It is a key time when you body flushes toxins, but only if you are asleep. You really need to get to bed early and probably get at least 8 hours. 70% of the healing and restoration occur when sleeping. It also helps if you go to bed and get up the same time every day. It's most critical to get up the same time even if you're tired so you can stay on track.
      9) Removing stress. Right, you have to quit your job to properly heal.
      10) No traveling.
      11) Conviction to stay on the plan.
      12) Stay positive. No TV, newspaper - they're negative. No more research on this stressful site. Pick your plan and do it 100%. Relatives and friends that criticize you going natural are not your friends. If they don't respect your wishes, they will harm your health with their negativity - stay away from them. Remember - just because they don't know anything about natural healing doesn't give them the right to impact your life. Tell them you're going to share your stance with them one time and one time only. You need people that encourage you and keep you motivated. This is a LIFESTYLE change. You will need to literally change your life to get better. Your current lifestyle led to disease, your new lifestyle will lead to health.
      13) Admit you caused the disease, now do something about it.
      14) Spend time with the Lord. Approach this with a clean heart, you can't have sin in your life and succeed. Your releationship with God will grow as a result of your sickness.

      An ND or some chiropractors can recommend and sell you supplements (Standard Process are the best I know) that will help as well.

      I'd also highly advise book The China Study and A Cancer Battle Plan. I've recently purchased both. Good luck on your quest to health. For more info see my post http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AqftTOl3npAk1sGLa2D8jdnsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20071119114507AAmSs9a&show=7#profile-info-pTEDQPrJaa for quotes from Guyton & Hall's "Textbook of Medical Physiology."

      Feel free to email me by clicking my avatar then Email Steve F if you want more info.

  48. QUESTION:
    My dad is in trouble with his health?
    He is an alcoholic, and he has the following symptoms: Hot Flushing on the back where the lungs are.
    Pain in the liver even before drinking. Allways hot after eating. And his phlegm is clear. What does this sound like to you?

    • ANSWER:
      He is definately having major liver issues at this point. Alcoholics do not even usually notice liver pain until it is severe. Alcoholics can get liver cancer or liver chirrosis. However what you are describing sounds more like liver chirrosis.

      What causes cirrhosis of the liver?

      Cirrhosis of the liver is caused by an underlying disease or condition that results in inflammation and the formation of scar tissue in the liver. Some types of cirrhosis are preceded by a condition called steatohepatitis, commonly referred to as a fatty liver, which is a buildup of fat cells and enlargement of the liver. If the cause of fatty liver is not addressed, it can eventually lead to permanent scarring (fibrosis) of liver tissue. Left untreated, scarring progresses and replaces healthy tissue. Scarred liver tissue cannot function normally and can eventually lead to liver failure.

      The most common cause of steatohepatitis is long-term alcohol abuse. Other chronic conditions, such as obesity, coronary artery disease, and diabetes are also associated with steatohepatitis.
      I would definately have him go to a doctor as soon as possible. However he may be lucky and not have any severe damage yet! I wish you the best!

  49. QUESTION:
    I am a 58 year old female and just had a blood test that showed my liver enzymes were elevated, so the Dr.?
    orded a sonogram which showed a mild fatty liver. I weigh 110 lbs, but I do drink wine. Is this possible?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes this is common in people who have a less than ideal diet. As the years go by the liver just becomes clogged and sluggish. I doubt it's the wine unless you drink to excess, but it can contribute to fatty liver. The good news is these changes at this stage are reversible, the liver has a remarkable ability to regenerate. However it needs some help from you.

      You need to do a liver cleanse immediately. Not the harsh product-derived program but a gentle diet-based detox. There is a famous liver doctor called Sandra Cabot (The Liver Cleansing Diet) who worked this diet up and it works fantastically. I would recommend it for you. It takes 8 weeks for the cleanse to complete.

      Basically you need to eliminate red meat, animal fats, dairy and anything processed and full of additives. Replace this with fresh seafood (not fried), some lean chicken (no skin), lots of fresh vegetables, salad and fruit (raw is more cleansing), and wholemeal bread, pasta and rice. Drink lots of water to flush through the toxins, and try to make a fresh raw vegetable juice every morning.

      I've done this diet myself and it's the real deal. There is a little more to it but you won't starve. Read the articles below that explain the diet further and offer an example diet plan. Best wishes.

  50. QUESTION:
    any foods to make my liver healthier?
    i've been hospitalized for eating disorders but now i am healthy and eating right but after overdosing so many times my liver is in really bad condition. what can i do to help it?

    • ANSWER:
      Foods that are healthy for the liver fall into two main categories. First are those that promote the detoxification process of the liver. And second, are those that are high in antioxidants and therefore protect the liver while it's carrying out its detoxification processes.

      Benefits

      When your liver is functioning at top performance, you are less likely to get sick because your immune system is stronger when there are fewer toxins in your system. Eating foods that are known to improve liver health may result in increased energy, healthy skin and improved mood. Your digestion will also be better.

      Detoxifying Foods

      Eating the right types of food can improve how the liver functions. Certain foods such as apples, beets and carrots can have a cleansing effect on the liver. These foods may bind to toxins and assist the liver with flushing them out of the body. Detoxifying vegetables include Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli. Beets are a strong liver tonic because they can absorb heavy metals in the liver and help carry them out of the body.

      Consider buying organic vegetables to avoid harmful pesticides and other chemicals that can affect the health of your liver. Include five to eight servings of vegetables and fruits in your diet each day. Drink eight to 10 glasses of pure water, and avoid coffee and alcoholic beverages. Bitter foods like chicory, rocket, and dandelion can also help to stimulate bile flow and help clear the liver of toxins.

      Herbal Supplements

      Your liver can benefit right away from a healthy diet. However, it can take time to notice a difference in liver function if you suffer from any type of chronic liver disease. You may need to take additional liver supplements such as milk thistle. If you take any medications for liver disease or liver cancer, talk to your doctor before adding herbs to your regimen.

      Healthy Fats

      Consider adding healthy fats and oils to your diet in addition to fruits and vegetables. Healthy fats contain omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce inflammation in the body and promote healing. Your liver can benefit from this is if it has become enlarged and inflamed from disease. Omega-3 fatty acids can also improve the health of your heart, brain and skin. These healthy fats can be found in fish such as salmon, tuna and halibut, other marine life such as algae and krill, certain plants, nut oils and in supplements.

      Expert Insight

      Sandra Cabot, M.D. is a liver health specialist who has created a blog dedicated to detoxification and improved liver function. According to Cabot, poor diet is one of the most common causes of poor liver function. People with fatty livers may even develop scarring or cirrhosis of the liver, which can be just as bad as cirrhosis caused by alcohol. Keep your weight under control in order to help prevent fat from accumulating on your liver.

      Read more: Foods for Liver Health | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5549410_foods-liver-health.html#ixzz1TXzDDRcH


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Dr Christopher S Colon Cleanse

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    is using colon cleanser good way to treat constipation?
    Is it? I'm having constipation so I added more fibers to my diet but I still got constipated so I bougth a colon cleanser the other day and tried it. It worked but it caused severe diarhrea so I got scared of using this product.

    • ANSWER:
      here are some suggestions for natural remedies besides fiber

      http://ezinearticles.com/?Constipation---Natural-Remedies-Besides-Fiber&id=2574745

      the great herbalist, Dr John R Christopher, certainly an expert on the bowel and constipation, said that diarrhea (non virus related) can be a sign of severe constipation and should be treated without delay

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Diarrhea.html

      here is what he says about constipation

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Constipation.html

      it is hard to find his lower bowel formula using organic herbs unless you make it yourself, but his student, Dr Richard Schulze, sells an excellent bowel cleanser..called intestinal 1 and intestinal #2. 97% of the people need to take both according to directions, while 3% (the people with irritable bowel syndrome and chrohns (which you do not seem to fit) take only the intestinal cleanse #2

      it is sold at herbdoc.com

      I strongly feel the advice to eat more dairy was very bad advice. See for yourself by a simple Google search ( i very if ever criticize someone's advise on here but feel I must in this instance)

      http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=ytff1-&p=dairy%20and%20constipation&ei=UTF-8&type=

      Cheese and dairy are among the most mucus forming foods there are. Dr Christopher, the father of modern herbology, said using the mucusless diet will eventually remove all mucoid plague and is recommended

      for more on what the mucusless diet is

      http://articles.herballegacy.com/?p=44

      a diet like the hallelujah diet leaving out rice would be a form of a mucusless diet. (hacres.com)

  2. QUESTION:
    How does one get rid of warts on hands and feet permanently?
    My young nice (8 years old) suffers from warts on her fingers and feet. Has had it removed professionally a number of times but it just keeps on coming back.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Xandre

      Here are some answers and remedies for the issue. Need to really look at her diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to consume under 100 calories if you are extremely fat and need to lose weight?
    I was just wondering this because I am REALLY fat and I need to lose weight. (I am 15 yrs., 5'8 and 210 pounds) and a week ago I decided to lose weight because I weighed 228 pounds and it scared me. I went on this diet after seeing my weight and ate only five hundred calories for a day, then 400 and so on until it got to 50. If you are fat enough, is this safe?

    • ANSWER:
      no it is not especially for someone as young as you..this will only set the yoyo in place and you will down the road wind up fatter as it screws up your metabolism

      Do not go under 1200 calories and do be sure to add at least one tbs of good fat as this helped people lose more weight than those on 500 calorie diets without fats. Good fats would be no more than 10% saturated from free range dairy and meats, and the rest unsaturated and monsaturated

      good oils are flaxseed oil, extra virgin olive oil, udo's choice, cold pressed (from health food store) canola, and RAW coconut oil (this oil has help people lose weight.

      If desperate, go to herballegacy.com type in obesity and go from there. Take the antiobesity formula (you can email me and I will look up the exact formula proportions but only if you are really going to do it as I spend a lot of time helping sick.dying people and time is limited)

      take the antiobesity together with the mucusless diet (see dr Christopher and the writings of Arnold ehret for more on this..I can send you the links to his books if you want

      You are headed for anorexia and in talking to people with this longterm and seeing the harm it cause their bodies, I would chose obesity and being healthy (you can be obese and healthy despite what people say) over anorexia and what this does to someone's family..you are becoming to obsessed with your weight if you are eating that little

      also walk 45-to 60 minutes at least 5 times or more a week with your healthy diet and minimize of 1200 calories.

      Also do a good colon cleanse like intestinal cleanse one and two from herbdoc.com

      Dr Christopher said after several good colon cleanses he went from eating 4 big meals a day and always being hungry to 2 small ones with lots of satisfaction and health and energy and that all his patients doing several colon cleanse (say once a season) cut their food bills in half

      please do not do the 100 calories s very dangerous. even under a hospital's care this would be very dangerous to do that little in calories..you know that in your heart don't you? Love yourself..you are more than just the external you know

  4. QUESTION:
    Home remedy for a way to make bowel movements less painful?
    Other then stool softener pills is there any other home remedy I could use? I have hemorrhoids that are acting up and a solid bowel movement is very painful. It seems loose/liquid bowel movements keep it from being very painful.

    • ANSWER:
      you want to get rid of your hemorrhoids by eating a diet high in soluble fiber (for example--apples/oats) and insoluble fiber (whole grains, legumes and so forth). when I improved my diet to a natural diet decades ago, my hemorrhoids went away never to return.

      I would also do a good colon cleanse using Dr Schulze's intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 as directed

      http://curezone.com/schulze/herbal_use_colonic_formulas.asp

      http://curezone.com/schulze/herbal_colon_cleanse_1_2.asp

      Do it once a season

      You can get intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 at his site

      https://www.herbdoc.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=38&c=1 (under digestion and elimination)

      or the same organic formula made by others a little cheaper at

      http://healthfree.com/cleanse_detox.html

      or here

      http://www.healmarketplace.com/cartstuff/foundational.html (here it is called lower bowel formula #1 and #2 (this is a site run by Dr Schultz's student Dara

      Be sure to follow directions exactly and not start intestinal cleanse #2 until you reach the number of bms that equals how many meals you are eating a day (ie-3 meals means 3 bowel movements) and the bms are not hard and sinking but light and fluffier.

      Once you reach that, then cut by one pill and that is your dose for the intestinal cleanse #1 taken at dinner and then start your intestinal cleanse #2 with it --5 times a day and you will get wonderful results. Some people lose weight and feel great.

      Dr Christopher. Dr Schulze's teacher, said after several colon cleanse all his students cut their grocery bills i half as they were satisfied with far less food and had more energy on it. He himself went from 4 large meals a day to two small ones and felt a lot healthier and happier.

      Schulze said 80% of his patients with incurables diseases got better just doing the colon cleanse.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to mix these two herbal supplements?
    I bought St. John's wort for mood/emotion enhancement and Ginkgo for memory improvement, Is it okay to take these two together? Or take one first then take the other herb at a later time? Or is it just as bad to take them both for the same day?

    • ANSWER:
      think of herbs as foods not drugs. Generally they are ok to mix and these two certainly are.

      The main problem is one would not take two herbs with the opposite effect at the same time..for example taking as emetic drug and an anti-emetic drug.

      For best results, do not use capsules as most are useless.

      Use organic tincture from a good company like herbdoc.com or herbpharm. (http://shopping.yahoo.com/s:Herbal%20Supplements:4168-Brand=Herb%20Pharm:7612-Herb=St.%20John%27s%20Wort:b=16)

      Why? Because organic herbs are 7-10 times higher in the pytochemicals that cure and prevent diseases than conventional herbs which often are grown in third world countries as the buyer can get them picked for pennies a day and some of these country use unsanitary growing conditions or things like DDT.

      The best is a tincture (liquid extract) as the alcohol menstrum extracts more of the chemicals from the plant than a tea does, but a tea is much better than a capsule (use distilled water as it is empty and extrafts more plant chemicals when making teas (infusions and decoctions)

      The tincture is immediately absorbed into the blood stream unlike the capsuled herb which is often not absorbed at all and sometimes are burnt in the powdering process and lose the oils.

      2. With st john's wort, you are better buying a whole plant tincture such as herbpharm organic tinctures as they do not standardize and isolate one chemical ignoring the many cofactors in the plants-the phytochemicals and the nutrients that work synergistally (together) to support the chemical that some isolate and standardized.

      3. a good tincture dose is 60 drops 3- 5 times a day (2 dropperfuls 5 x a day)

      4. for best results use cayenne with your herbs. A study on ginkgo showed that it helped sometime like 28% of the people but if they took it together with cayenne, about 97% were helped.

      This is because cayenne is a catalyst herb and it helps make anything it is taken with work better and get to the organ. A tincture is best or a tea (see herballegacy for how to make and gradually work up to a higher dose for cayenne tea). you could try capsules though if you refuse to take it in the other forms.

      5 do other things that help the brain and depression

      a. take organic rosemary, cayenne, and ginkgo tinctures at the doses above

      b. do a good colon cleanse as this has actually helped severe and retractive depression. I can only recommend herbdoc.com's intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 though if you make yourself using organic bulk herbs you could try Dr Christopher's lower bowel tonic http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Christophers-Guide-Colon-Health/dp/1879436205

      c. use a slant board once or twice a day and get a vigorous head message to enhance circulation and the odds of getting the nutrients to the brain and the waste out..cayenne also helps this

      d. read and do the things in these books

      --feeling good

      --7 weeks to emotional healing

      --change your brain change your life.

      e. do things that help with stress and depression like journaling, talking, exercise, etc and enhance memory like memorizing things, doing puzzles etc

      but no there is no problem...Dr. Christopher taught and discovered with his patients. that herbs worked better if you take for 6 days and not the 7th and for 6 weeks and not the 7th

      f you might want to read the book excuse me your life is waiting as it is a good book on the law of attraction. These books should all be on amazon

  6. QUESTION:
    What effects does honey have if i pour a drop of it into my eyes everyday?
    I heard that it lightens your iris color, I heard that its essence cleans your eyes, makes them sparkly then again, I heard that it's very bad for your eyes because it contains bacteria so on and so on...
    Hey, I didn't ask for you to comment on my question. I want a legit answer or hush it. ;]

    • ANSWER:
      although I have heard of people using this, I personally would not use that.

      Instead I would use the eyewash formula by Dr Schulze and his teacher Dr Christopher.

      You an buy it at herbdoc.om on the products page or make it yourself easily.

      You will also nee distilled water and a glass eye cup.

      Here is the formula..for best results, use organic or wildcrafted herbs as they are 7-10 times higher in the phytochemcials that cure and prevent diseases. purchase them in the bulk herb section of local health food store or online by typing bulk organic herbs (and the herb you want) into the search engine

      Ingredients:

      One part each:

      1 part bayberry bark
      1 part eyebright herb
      1 part golden seal root
      1 part red raspberry leaves
      1/8 part cayenne

      directions and uses are found at both these sites. Schulze added one part of a few other herbs but his original one is exactly the one Dr Christopher used as above.

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Herbal_Eyebright.html

      http://curezone.com/schulze/handbook/eyebright.asp

      more on the eyes found by going through these links/sites

      http://www.herballegacy.com/search.php?zoom_query=eye+

      This formula has cured glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and fixed blindness.

      It works best in a comprehensive program as the one Christopher described with the intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 (sold at herbdoc.com) his was similar and called the lower bowel formula.

      Schulze used it in the clinic with his foundational program. He said to take the formula several times a day by mouth (60 drops is the dose for 150 lp person, 90 drops (3 dropperfuls) for a 225 lb person and 120 drops per dose (4 dropperfuls) for a 300 lb person and 30 drops for a 75 lb person etc.

      also use in the eyes about 6 times a day as directed (diluted with the eye exercises)

      He also recommended taking brain herbs like organic ginkgo tincture and organic rosemary tincture or his brain formula would work. Also use a slant board once a day and drink 3cups of fresh carrot juice (drink the juice within 15 minutes ..do not store).

      Also works better with the mucusless diet or a mainly raw, vegan, whole food diet. your eyes willsparkle and the gunk is pushed out improving vision and strengthening the eyes.

      The only thing you might notice is the eye may be glued shut upon waking..this is the gunk coming out of the eye and not infection..just rub a warm washcloth over eye before opening if it is glued shut.

      Do not let the cayenne scare you..I was a fraid to try this for years when I saw Schulze use hundreds of times more cayenne than the 1/4 part until I accidentally had habenero pepper juice on my hands from wahing out the seeds and rubbed both eyes.

      I was completely blinded for an hour and unable to open my eyes but when I finally could, my eyese looked better than in eyes..very shiney and clear.

      I figured if I could go through that, I could try the eyewash and did and it was nothing..stung a little for 2 minutes or so. Schuilze has recommended starting at 1/4 part cvayeen tand then goiung to 1/2 part cayeene then 3/4 part and then one part and more if desired.

      But I do not know of anything that lightens the iris. I heard George malchus (spelling)? who wrote the book hallejah diet speak and read his book last week and he had gone on a 100% raw vegan whole foods diet to reverse colon cancer and thern after a year when his cancer was cured (the same cancer had killed his mom), he went to a 85% raw vegan diet.

      He spoke of when on the standard american diet., his vision getting progressively worst and needing to get three more progressively stronger eye glasses. When on the raw strong diet (85%) he saw his glasses needed to be downsized to lessor strength as his eyes kept getting better.'

      Dr Schulze who cured the incurables said that every cell in our bodies is completely remade within two years..if a cell will not die, our body kills it. when we eat animal, bad or cooked foods, each time the new cells gets a little worst, but when we eat a mainly raw diet of plant foods, each time the cell renews it is a little better and this is why he now at age nearly 80, he recently passed his driver's test with no glasses and 20-20 vision. so diet has a lot to do with all degeneration.

  7. QUESTION:
    What treatment's are available for end stage liver disease?
    My uncle has been diagnosed with end stage liver disease, he has been told that he has less than 6 months to live by two out of three doctors. One doctor has given him hope, what treatment's are out there? Herbal, or otherwise. Are there any recommendations on specialist to treat this anywhere? Would like to hear of any experience's good or bad, all comments are welcome.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Desiree

      Here are some remedies regarding liver disease. I believe the liver can be cured, but it wont be easy. Doing a liver cleanse (colon cleanse as well) is a must. A lot of different cleanses out there, so do your research. Here are some remedies and testimonials.

      1.Castor Oil Fomentation: to draw out poisons and flush them out of liver etc. In order to get rid of hardened mucus in the body, which may appear as cysts, tumors or polyps, the following fomentation is to be used:

      Soak a piece of outing flannel or baby's diaper in castor oil, squeeze slightly so it won't drip much, then place over entire frontal torso (neck to groin and side to side). Place a hot water bottle (over the castor oil application) over the liver area (the liver is on the right side just above the waist). It should be noted that a heating pad is not too highly endorsed here, unless a wet towel is placed between it and the skin--but even then, a wet heat (such as the hot water bottle) is best. Leave all this on for 1 1/2 hours; the hot water bottle may have to be refilled with hot water several times, because it cools rapidly. The next three days, over the same area covered by the outing flannel and castor oil, massage in circular motion toward the heart with olive oil for 5 to 10 minutes.

      The seventh day is a day of rest, not only from the fomentation, but every part of the program, drinking only water the entire day--and every seventh day thereafter will be done the same way. On the eighth day then, begin again with the castor oil for three days and so forth, along with the mucusless diet. the herbs, etc., until healing is accomplished. In the use of the fomentation, the castor oil goes through the skin into the liver area and lymph glands and starts drawing out the poisons and flushing them out, while the olive oil goes in and heals and rebuilds new tissue. This procedure may have to be carried on between six weeks to six months to properly clean up the system, depending on the case.

      2.Dr. Christopher's Liver-Gallbladder Formula: To speed up the blood purifying process, it is good to have a good clean liver and gall bladder area. When the liver does not function properly, the bile does not excrete freely into the intestinal tract, and so it passes off into the blood stream and throughout the rest of the system, causing a toxic condition called cholemia, causing indigestion, sluggishness, fatigue, constipation, upset stomach, chills, vomiting and fever. Why wait until it gets to this condition? A combination of barberry (or Oregon grape root), wild yam, cramp bark, fennel seed, ginger, catnip and peppermint--will help relieve this condition.

      Suggested dose: 1/3 Cup or one or two capsules or tablets, 15 to 20 minutes before a meal.

      3.Castor Oil: This oil can be obtained commercially and is used for the liver fomentation to open the capillaries of the liver. It is an excellent external healing oil for discomforts of windburn and is good for massage. But we never use castor oil internally or for a laxative. We often suggest opening up the capillaries of the constipated liver by applying a cotton or flannel cloth which has been soaked in hot castor oil over the area of the liver (on the right side of the body under the rib cage). Place a wet, wrung out hot towel over this cloth and a hot water bottle over that. Keep the fomentation warm for 20 minutes and then alternate with a cold towel fomentation warm for 20 minutes and then alternate with a cold towel fomentation for five minutes. Repeat the hot fomentation and then the cold. This can be continued for about an hour and a half. This has relieved pain of congestion in the liver and other organs such as the gall bladder and the pancreas.

      4.Juices for Liver Trouble: Carrot-beet-cucumber, apple, dandelion, grapefruit, lemon.

      5.Cayenne: There are safer ways to stimulate the gall bladder. One is by taking cayenne pepper orally. This has been reported in medical journals to trip the gall bladder reflex and promote the flow of bile naturally. As we mentioned before, bile is concentrated toxic material recycled by the liver. It acts like a natural laxative. The gall bladder (known in certain surgical circles as "the gold bladder", as we mentioned in an earlier newsletter, because of the tremendous amount of money spent on yearly gall bladder operations), is a reservoir which stores the bile for timed release into the digestive tract where it mixes with other digestive aids. When this organ is removed, the caustic bile drips directly into the duodenum and can cause duodenal ulcers. Dr. Christopher's Liver and Gall Bladder Formula, composed of barberry, wild yam, cramp bark, fennel seed, ginger, catnip and peppermint, can safely rebuild the diseased liver and gall bladder and help them to function normally because this formula is a specific food for these organs. The liver is recognized by medical science as a highly regenerative organ. it can rebuild itself even if there is only one-tenth of it functioning.

      Testimonials
      1.Carrot Juice: One of the most common misconceptions regarding carrot juice is that one will start to develop orange or yellow colored skin after steadily drinking the juice because of the carotene content in the juice. This is not true. The development of yellowish skin is due to the fact that carrot juice is a great liver cleanser and the toxicity within the body is coming to the surface. Keep up with the carrot juice and the symptoms will soon disappear. The formerly constipated liver is reconditioned once again to experience a free flow of bile the excess of which is eliminated through our largest eliminative organ, the skin. I have personally experienced this phenomenon during a time when we prepared hundreds of gallons of carrot juice a week for sale. Because the juice was so abundant and available, I drank it for nearly every meal...sometimes instead of meals. My wife soon commented upon the yellow cast which my skin began to take on. I continued drinking the juice, however, and within a week my skin color was back to normal. But my liver had gone through a wonderful cleansing! It is often a surprise to me that the most learned of health authorities will try to sell you the carotene theory without any sort of proof, personal experience or background.

      2.Dandelion: A classic story about the use of Dandelion is often repeated. Around the turn of the century, A Dr. Sparks wrote,"Fifteen years ago I was afflicted with the liver complaint. I used all my skill trying to cure it but failed. I then tried two physicians, Doctors Wilson and Jordan, but without success. An old nurse told me that Dandelion was an effective folk remedy for this disorder, so I decided to try it. Using Dandelion promptly restored me to health. It then became my favorite prescription for liver complaint, either by the simple extract of the herb or by taking a teacupful of a strong decoction of it twice a day. In almost every instance I have succeeded in restoring those who have used this plant."

      There are plenty of answers to solution, so keep exploring.

      Best of health to you and your uncle.

      Cheers

  8. QUESTION:
    When my warts falls off my hand will there be mark?
    When I get my warts frozen they turn all blue I know that. But when they fall off do they leave a mark or something? If it does will it go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Marvin

      Here are some answers and remedies for your issue. Need to really look at your diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  9. 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

  10. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of my warts?
    Ive been using apple cider vinegar the past 3 nights and they still havent turns black they are kinda getting black dots but thats it.

    how much longer will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Cami

      Here are some answers and remedies for your issue. Need to really look at your diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Be sure to drink up to a gallon of water a day to flush the toxins out of the blood.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  11. QUESTION:
    My 4 year old son has a chronic cough and it sometimes leads to vomiting. Any ideas?
    Every couple weeks my son will be feeling completely fine and will all of a sudden get a horrible cough. No other symptoms other then vomiting sometimes. Then he will get right up and be totally fine and doesn't act like he is feeling sick at all.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Scatter

      COughs are truely misunderstood. Here is the definition and some remedies to utilize. A colon cleanse would be advisable as well with the vomiting issues.

      Cause
      This is often caused by a stomach disorder that comes from overloading the system with food, wherein fermentation in the stomach causes phlegm. It may also be induced by inflammation in the bronchial tubes due to a neglected cold. Worms may be the cause. Many coughs are from a nervous condition, where coughing may eventually become habitual. Coughs are highly misunderstood. Usually a sore throat and coughing are caused by the sinuses draining the eustachian tubes, which is like pouring acid down the throat. A cough usually comes from a lowered vitality in the system from improper diet, loss of sleep, lack of exercise, and fresh air, improper breathing, poor elimination, or improper night clothing and bedding.

      Herbal Aids
      1.General Instructions: Acute coughs can often be relieved with a little honey and onion syrup. When it is the result of an old acute condition, clear out the morbid condition as rapidly as possible without causing irritation. In old cough conditions, comfrey with vervain or mullein are very good. The antispasmodic tincture is also excellent, and it is good to massage the chest area across the back with an antispasmodic tincture during attacks of spasms. Antispasmodic tincture may be used both internally and externally as a liniment on the throat. If this is due to a neglected cold, any of the diaphoretic herbs are excellent. To relieve the coughing spasms, use horehounds, comfrey, or a small amount of lobelia. High enemas of herbal laxatives will relieve congestion of the bowels, and if the cough is severe (asthma, whooping cough) load the stomach with liquids and induce vomiting.

      2.Bronchitis, Bronchial and Spasmodic Coughs, Whooping Cough: Drink the infusion of red raspberry leaf tea freely.

      3.Comfrey: Coughs, raw or sore throat, slight hemorrhage. See formula for 1 wine glassful of mucilage of comfrey root every hour until tissues are healed and coughing stops.

      4.See formula for coughs, asthma and bronchitis using elecampane, skunk cabbage, aniseed, pleurisy, licorice, lobelia, ginger and cayenne.

      5.See formula for coughs, consumption and tuberculosis using cayenne, slippery elm, lemon and honey.

      6.See wonderful old time recipe for cough syrup made with onions and honey.

      7.Dr. Christopher's Antispasmodic Tincture: (Antsp Tincture) is useful for coughs.

      8.You can massage the chest with antispasmodic tincture, and give a tea made of equal parts wood betony, spearmint, peppermint, and catnip.

      9.Dr. Christopher's Cough Syrup (Herbal Cough) is a fine old fashioned combination for coughs.

      10.See recipe for garlic syrup which is very useful for coughs.

      11.Juices for coughs : Carrot, carrot & spinach, blackberry, fig.

      Best of health to you and your son.

      Cheers

  12. QUESTION:
    What herbs can I take that will assist me with my type 2 diabetes, obesity, cholesterol?
    I want to be able to treat my concerns with natural products. My weight, sleep issues, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      For diabetes

      http://healingtools.tripod.com/pancpana.html

      If you are making this formula (as a tincture--recommended using as many organic/wildcrafted herbs as you can as they are 7-10 times higher in the pytochemicals that cure and prevent herbs

      --buy them in the bulk at health food stores/coops/online (be sure that the cedar berry only has one seed not several..if it has several it is juniper berries which looks te same..I was once sold Juniper berry instead of cedar when I ordered online)--see online how to make tinctures--it's easy.

      see also Tom Harrelson's website http://healingtools.tripod.com/linksa.html

      Also use lots of raw organic garlic--at least three cloves but prreferrably 10 or so (dr. schulze said woman cured herself taking a bulb or so a day..it is hard to take..an old woman who was handing out a flyer in the store on how she helped cure herself took a bulb a day and said she mixed it w/cottage cheese and oil or bluberry (or any fllavor) yogurt..

      Also people have been cured of diabetes (and lost weight and lowered cholesterol using Dr. Ruchard Schulze's incurable program..)

      http://www.800herbdoc.com/home_1024x768.asp

      http://curezone.com/schulze/handbook/default.asp (for how to do it..he also has tapes/books/and the best products on the market..if you can't afford make your own, I did.

      (just be sure if making the intestinal cleanse 2 to use 7 parts pysllium to one part of the other herbs..see if you can find formulas online but if you use one part each herbs should be ok...I think he used 2 parts in a few herbs in a couple of the formula (sorry don't have info with me--but one part should be OK)

      Also here are some more herbs for diabetes

      http://www.holistic-online.com/REMEDIES/Diabetes/diabetes_herbs.htm

      cholesterol http://cholesterol.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.womenfitness.net/herbs%5Ffor%5Fcholesterol.htm

      Of course there are foods to help diabetes (fish -like salmon, mackeral, sardines, herring) for diabetes off the top of my head (onions/garlic)--oata and beans help cholesterol (see Jean carper's book --food your miracle medicine--great book

      http://search.ebay.com/food-your-miracle_W0QQfromZR41

      amazon.com also has it (wouldn't let me copy the link--just put the title in there.

      Also Dr. John R Christopher in his book School of natural healing says he helped a woman lose well over 100 pounds by putting her on the mucusless diet and using his antiobesity tincture

      Great website from the "father of modern herblogy who trained Dr. Schulze and Sam Biser (he has the excellant schulze tape series-12 hours --save your life diet that has cured diabetes) http://www.herballegacy.com/

      I spent a long time doing this for you because I know how awful diabetes is..so I hope you will take advantage of it..it is the product of 27 years of study in this field.

      If you ever get gangrene, DEFINITELY find the book mentioned above by Christopher..he has saved gangenous legs of diabetes doctors were going to amputate. If you can't find it, I don't have exavt formula with me, put marshmellow root tea (and slippery elm) soak in them and do fomentations..

      Oh, I decided to go find the book and look it up for you..Soak limb in marshmellow root tea covering gangrene area w/tea as hot as you can take and leave there long periods of time..soaking workd faster than poultice or tea..drinking tea with it helps..plaintain (which grows everyewhere in parks on lawns) also helps..pain can be relieved by azdding lobelia (small amount)

      Important to do colon cleansing..use Dr. Schlze's number 1 and 2 frormula(1800herbdoc)...this formula used regularly (at least once a season will help you lose weight it is the only thing I ever lost weight on that I didn't gain it all back plus more--Christopher said his student who did colon cleansing cut their grocery bills in 1/2

      Another gangrene formula he used is slippery elm i part w/ one part activated charcoal (mix witrh hot water or with a infusion of wormwood to paste consistensity (charcoal may stain permantly if used on open wounds..If you can find raw milk mix with slippery elm powder and brewing yeast (mix slippery elnm and yeast with hot milk (if brewing yeast not available use a yeast cake in warm water and mix..apply over area and cover (with plastic and heating pad over that would be good)

      Christopher says about diabetes (it is his formula in the first link--pancreas panacea) to stay away from starches and sugars (also high glycemic indx food)..aviod baking soda and aluminum (pans etc) that greatly aggrevate diabetes.

      Use high enemas of burdock root, yellow dock root or bayberry root Help the body eliminate sugars and body poisons by taking long hot baths..whoile drinking diaphoretic teas (sweat producing like peppermint, yarrow, chamomile, thyme, spearmint, catnip). Finish the hot bath w/a cold shower or by sponging with cold water and raw vinegar. (health food store)...also use hot fomentation of castor oil on spine, stomach and pancreas..

      avoid all processed denatured foods and secondary food like animal byproducts--meat, milk, fish, etc. (if you do eat meat, I say makie it deep sea fish). Irish moss and slipery elm good to sooth irritated digestive areas. (consume internally)..in general eat fruits, greens, veggies preferably raw or low heated..deepp breathing and exercise he also recommends..

      hope this helps also see Linda Rector-page book "healthy healing" for addtional help including weight loss __use sida cordifolia formulas to stimulate the good brown fat that the obese often are missing or low in (it is metabolic fat burning). Sorry don't have time to fix typos as this took me 2 hours and I need to go. Good luck!

      (for sleep--use melatonin -3 to 5 mg (timed release is best)..also good valerian root, hops, and put lavendar essential oil on pillow and inhale deeply..

      A natural healer I just saw (Solomon Wickey) said insulin is toxic and exacerbates (he said causes but I think he meant makes worse) diabetes..so start doing healthy natural things without delay..natural healing woks--others have cured themselves if they did the work...and so can you.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is green tea okay for people with asthma and allergies?
    Why wouldn't it be okay for people with asthma, for instance. Also, is it okay to take vitamins if you have asthma?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kee

      Here are some remedies to help correct your health. Green tea is good and the more nutrition you have the faster you will heal.

      Allergies

      Cause:

      When certain foods are eaten, toxins are stirred up in the body which has an excessive retention of waste matter.

      Dr. Harold Thomas Hyman, M.D., in his book Handbook of Differential Diagnosis (Philadelphia, London, Montreal: J.B. Lippincott Co.) explains that despite limitations in current understanding of the problem, the state of allergy is described best as "a perversion or perversions of the mechanisms of host-defense." Several pages then continue to explain whether the allergies are histamine versus tuberculin type and the many tests, clinically, to determine the cause. The cause can be pollens, plants, micro-organisms and their products, animal tissues, digestants, cosmetics, drugs, serums, articles of clothing, dyes, industrial products, physical modalities (heat, cold, solar energy, etc.), and psychic tensions. The first step in cleaning up the cause of allergies is to work on rebuilding the bowel area to a "healthy action." In other words do a Colon Cleanse!

      Herbal Aids:

      1. General Instructions: Clean the blood stream with a good herbal tea such as the red clover combination tea, which consists of red clover blossoms, chaparral, licorice root, poke root, peach bark, Oregon grape root, stillingia, prickly ash bark, burdock root, and buckthorn bark. A very fine herbal remedy for allergies, hay fever and sinus conditions is an herbal combination as follows: Brigham tea, marshmallow root, juniper berries, golden seal root, chaparral, burdock root, parsley root, cayenne, lobelia. Adult dose: one cup morning and evening. Another aid for sinus-stopped-up head and nose is our horseradish combination.

      Preparation: Blend fresh, chopped-up horseradish roots into apple cider vinegar into a pulp (thick) and chew thoroughly before swallowing (one-eighth teaspoonful) three times in a day. Each three days increase this amount from one-eighth teaspoon up to one teaspoon.

      2.Other Treatment:

      Use the three-day cleanse each thirty days, or at least each three months and follow the mucusless diet.

      Be sure to drink at least one gallon of distilled water per day for an adult of average size. We use one ounce of distilled water to each pound of weight per day--20 ounces for a 20-pound child. One who weighs 130 pounds would use 130 ounces per day, or about one gallon.

      3. Dr. Christopher's Formula for Allergies, Sinus, Hay Fever: (Sha Tea) This is an aid for clearing up these malfunctions, a "natural and herbal help" working as a decongestant and natural antihistamine to dry up the sinuses and expel from the head and broncho-pulmonary tubes and passages the offending stoppage and mucus. This formula consists of the following herbs: Brigham tea, marshmallow root, juniper berries, golden seal root, chaparral, burdock root, parsley root and lobelia.

      To speed up this cleansing procedure, use the following combination in addition to the above: blend fresh, chopped-up horseradish roots mixed with apple cider vinegar into a thick pulp and chew thoroughly before swallowing. Take 1/3 teaspoon three times in a day. Each three days increase this amount from 1/3 teaspoon up to one teaspoon, increasing the amount 1/3 teaspoon each three days.

      4. Dr. Christopher's Blood Circulation Combination: (BPE) This formula is given to assist blood purifying teas to work more efficiently and to also aid the clearing up of allergies, etc. This group of herbs feeds cayenne (a stimulant) and ginger (stimulant) into the circulatory system where the cayenne works from the bloodstream to the heart and arteries, out into the veins. The other herbs in the formula assist these two herbs and work together to equalize the blood pressure (whether high or low) and to bring it to a good systolic over the diastolic reading. Blood flow is life itself. The blood circulatory combination consists of ginger, cayenne, golden seal, ginseng, parsley and garlic.

      5. Food Allergies: Food allergies are another very common cause of headache. The worst culprit is sugar; I have experienced sugar headaches, which are sort of a withdrawal; you eat the sugar, and then as the body is trying to eliminate the toxic substance, your head pounds. Cheese commonly causes headaches, probably the worst of the dairy products for this, although allergies to any of them may cause the pain. Meats and eggs are also common allergens.

      6. Onions: Onions are eaten to help the symptoms of allergies.

      7. In my experience of twenty years in treating allergies, milk has always been one of the most frequent reactors on skin testing, only house dust exceeds it in frequency.

      8. A Word About Hay Fever, Pollen and Allergies: Many folks suffer great discomfort during the pollination season of plants. They attribute their symptoms to the pollen, saying that they are "allergic" to it. What is happening is that the pollen is bringing out of their bodies years of accumulated toxins. These come out in the form of mucus running from the nose, eyes, and lungs. Symptomatic relief can be obtained by using the Hayfever Formula, but again, permanent change can only be had through faithful adherence to the mucusless diet. After one year on the mucusless diet, all allergies should disappear. For an immunity to the local pollen, a tablespoon of local raw honey may be taken daily. It won't do you any good to take honey from Hawaii or Minneapolis if you are sneezing from pollen in you are sneezing from pollen in Copperstown, North Dakota.

      Testimonials:

      Allergies and Milk: Another personal experience relating to the subject of milk: for a time I was a member of the Deseret Gymnasium in Salt Lake City, Utah, where I went regularly to swim, exercise, and generally keep fit. The office manager there who admitted the guests into the facilities was constantly wiping his nose until it was reddened by the irritation. One day I asked him how long he had been suffering from this continual nasal drip, swollen eyes, and stopped-up head. He told me that the condition had been with him for as long as he could remember, ever since childhood. He also told me that he had been using a box of tissue each day for years and that he had been forced to give up linen handkerchiefs. They simply did not remain clean long enough!

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  14. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a wart?
    I have a good size wart on my left index finger. I`ve gone to the doc`s and he`s tried to freeze it off- won`t work. I`ve got wart remover stuff- Dosen`t work.
    I really want to get rid of it, it`s embarassing.
    Please Help!!
    Peace Out

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Maroon

      Here are some answers and remedies for your issue. Need to really look at your diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.
      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  15. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to lose weight?
    I have tried everything and nothing is working. I need to lose 80 lbs.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, the only thing that ever worked for me was doing Dr. Richard Schulze's incurable program especially his intestinal cleanse program.

      Years before yoyo became popularly known I noticed this tendency to lose weight and always gain it back PL:US MORE.

      When I went on this intensive (and expensive time consuming program of improving health) (I went on it for other health problems and it also did this), I lost 70 pounds doing a one month juice fast as part of my program.

      Though it has been ten years and I went back to my normal pattern, I still have only gained 1/2 of the lost 70 pounds back which has NEVEr happened to me I always gained it ALL back plus more. In fact, need to go on it again since it was so successful and will also improve health in general.

      He learned of it through Dr. John R. Christopher who said prior to doing several good bowel cleansing programs, that he ate 4 large meals a day and after-wards only 2 small ones and was never hungry and had greater energy and health.

      He said in his book that all his students (his school was the "Natural School of Healing) and all students "cut their grocery bill in half" He also lists an anti-obesity formula that can be done in conjunction with the "mucusless diet" in his book "the School of Natural Healing."

      The colon cleansing works by removing hardened rubber tire like old fecal matter and thus allowing nutrients to once again be absorbed so you aren't always starving cause you are not getting nutrients from the food you are eating. It also stops filthy blood from flowing through your organs, causing most disease/

      This incurables programs works for all diseases including incurable ones.

      herbdoc.com

      Also the adkins diet is unsafe.

  16. QUESTION:
    My dad has Glaucoma, what can i do to help?
    He has had it in his right eye for about 5 years, the eye is starting to protrude a bit, and he has almost no vision in it. He is an artist and he needs both eyes! Are there any good solutions out there, especially natural remedies?
    Please note: this question is not for you negative people who live in awe of doctors who love to say there is nothing that can be done. I'm asking for good medical or alternative health advice from people who are optimistic and know of something that CAN be done. If you don't know of anything, please don't bother to answer, i don't need to hear it AGAIN. Thanks very much.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi MakeEver

      Here is a testimonial and an idea on how to heal the issue.

      Glaucoma Disappears: I have a friend who had had eight major surgeries. She lived in constant pain, very seldom was she able to go places and her physician had told her their was nothing more they could do.

      She went on Dr. Christopher's Three Day Cleanse and Mucusless Diet. She started on herbs to cleanse the colon,the blood Cayenne, Calc tea, Yucca AR, Herbal Eyebright, etc. In a matter of about three weeks, her pain was gone. She was able to start living again. In about 3 or 4 months her arthritis left her.

      She had had glaucoma for 13 years. Her glaucoma medicine was making her ill, so she went to her eye specialist. He tested her and said there is not even a trace of glaucoma left. There is virtually no cure for glaucoma, how did you do it. Her reply was thru herbs and diet. She was told whatever it is, don't stop it. He took her off her glaucoma medication, and a special pair of glasses. She now tells me her eyes have improved so much that she can now watch TV without glasses, which she never before had done. She started on this program less than a year ago. Her dark brown eyes are now turning green. She has a ways yet to go, but she is really living again. She is a composer and this past holiday season, had a Christmas Album published.

      Best of health to both of you

      Cheers

  17. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of little holes on my face like blackheads?
    is it possible to get rid of tiny pores on your skin or are they there for life

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

      Here are some remedies to use for acne (including lemon) and the real cause of it.

      Cause
      As the teenagers grow up, they, like everybody else today, eat devitalized, dead, "mucus-loaded" junk materials that could only be called "garbage food" or meals without energy and life building materials in them. The rapid change from childhood to adulthood requires foods rich in vitamins, minerals, etc., needed in the healthy body. Processed foods are low or lacking in natural hormone and estrogen materials needed in the growth transition to adulthood. The young person's body realizes the lack and the need, and tries to pull the required materials from the body. If they are not there, the strain of trying to produce them causes irritation, a nasty snarling disposition, and a pimply complexion.

      We blame the child for not being cooperative, for craving sweets, excess meats and bakery products. The body is craving vitamins and minerals and basic needs for health, and that "craving" is termed "hidden hunger." To pacify this hungry gnawing feeling, the young person stuffs on junk food, adding insult to injury. From this diet comes acne, boils, irritability, the sick and sad youth. The girls have difficult menstrual periods with cramps, flooding, or off-timed cycles, and the boys have a tendency toward early prostrate trouble and unhealthy sex drive.

      1. Bowel and Blood Purifiers: Dr. Christopher emphasized that we need to know the source of our problems. Perhaps our toxic condition begins with a poorly functioning bowel which should be taken care of with the Lower Bowel Formula. But suppose a person has a case of boils or acne. In other words you need to do a Colon Cleanse!

      2. Watercress: This like other plants which have a pungent taste, is celebrated as a blood purifier and has been used in the springtime to eliminate the toxins accumulated in the winter. It increases the appetite, frees up the bowels and causes a freer flow of urine. It is strongly alkaline and therefore treats acidity of the blood and relieves symptoms related to overacidity. It is said to help clear up acne as it cleanses the blood and relieves arthritis and rheumatism.

      3. Blood Purifiers: There are various combinations recommended for blood purifiers. You can make the simple infusion, allowing to steep for thirty minutes, or you can combine with equal parts of red clover tops, Brigham tea, burdock and figwort, making 2 quarts of tea and reducing it down to one quart. Combine yellow dock burdock, sarsaparilla and echinacea for an excellent blood cleanser, particularly good in treating post-adolescent skin acne or eruptions related to the menstrual cycle. It will help clear up eruptions on oily skin of the neck and back.

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

      5. 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. Blessed thistle tea given to the unfortunate souls three times a day along with a change in diet to the wholesome, mucusless foods will supply necessary hormones for growth and maturity. The aforementioned hormone and estrogen formula [Changease] will also be beneficial. The big task here will be to reeducate the tastebuds of these boys so they can appreciate real food.

      6. 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.

      7. 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.

      8. 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

      Cheers

  18. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried to fast and cleanse?
    If so..... what regimen did you follow and how did that work out for you?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.
      Bragg has a great book.
      I've done brown rice fasts.
      Miso soup fasts
      Juice fasts
      Vegetable fasts
      Apple cider vinegar and honey fasts
      Elimination diets
      Candida diet

      -- to avoid flu symptoms, sweat in sauna or 30 min in bath daily, and get exercise at least 10-40 minutes daily.
      -- yoga is nice
      -- keep bowels moving with enemas, colon hydrotherapy, or laxative herbs like aloe vera or dr. christopher's intestinal formulas 1 or 2.
      -- tons of water.

      You can do 1 day or weekend fasts which are best ways to start.
      The longest I did was 3-4 weeks.
      2 weeks is ideal and slowly start reintroducing food groups every few days. Remember it takes 2x as long to break a fast as to begin one.
      The 4 week one, I was very weak.
      According to Chinese medicine, it's dangerous to do extended ones. Food is so powerful, try doing some short term tapas (sanskrit).

  19. QUESTION:
    My father is having digestive issues. Any idea why this happens?
    He is not able to excrete everyday. Also, I dont want to get the same issues when I grow to like at the age of 50s. Any lifestyle help?

    • ANSWER:
      get him on Dr Schulze's intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 as directed more on it here

      http://curezone.com/schulze/herbal_colon_cleanse_1_2.asp

      this has worked for people scheduled for colonoscopy who could not go to bathroom at all this is taken right should get him going once for each meal he eats

      he after working 15 years in his clinic in Hollywood found some model who went once a month, once every 2 months, once every 3 months and one who had just 3 bowel movements a year to his shock and he got them all going regularly

      when we eat cooked foods, it starts building up on the walls of the colon and pouching out in diverticulitis and this 2nd formula pulls the mucoid plague off the colon walls and out of these bowel pockets

      this can cause disease when it builds up and is dirty and toxic as then it leeches through cell walls into blood stream wearing out the liver overwhelming it with toxins and carrying dirty blood throughout the system leading to a lot of different diseases.

      Also it makes it harder to absorb nutrition from our foods,. Dr Christopher who taught Dr Richard Schulze who posted these links on ic#1 and #2 said that all his students cut their grocery bills in half when they did several colon cleanse as they started digesting more nutrients from their food and that he, himself, went from 4 big meals a day to 2 small ones and had more energy

      here is what mucoid plague looks like (click on arrows to see all the pictures) this is what he wants to see come out of bowels when he starts the formula #2

      http://curezone.com/ig/i.asp?i=151 (these are gross warming)

      buy it here

      https://www.herbdoc.com/index.php/Our_Products/Digestive-&-Elimination

      I would also put him on superfood (sold at same place) and get him to go to a vegan high raw diet or close as he can to it

      You can also do these things or get on a high fiber vegan whole food diet with lots of produce

      I would be the intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 and also change your diet

      more fiber definitely both insoluable (grains whole rye etc wheat bran) and soluble (apples oats) fibers

  20. QUESTION:
    What am i doing wrong with my regime?
    Please Help

    I am currently eating around 800 - 1000 kcals a day. Lots of fruit and very low calorie meals which i eat often. I do an exercise DVD 2 times a week and on the other days i do around 200 of various sit ups but i am gaining weight instead of loosing weight&my clothes are gettign tighter. Why is this and what can i do to improve my weight loss?

    Any help will be fantastic as im very frustrated now. xx

    • ANSWER:
      Try this comprehensive plan

      you should eat at least 1200 calories per day and be sure to add at least one tbs of healthy fats as people with good fats lost more weight than people on lower calorie diets that did not use fats.

      Keep saturated fat to about 10% of your total calories..these are fats that are solid at room temperature like from meat and dairy products and organic butter

      the rest should be monosaturated (extra virgin olive oil, cold pressed canola oil (get at health food store or section of supermarket)

      and unsaturated like flax seed oil, cold pressed sesame seed oil, udo's choice (mixed) etc

      Also try adding a tbs of RAW coconut oil..although this is a saturated fat, it has been very successful in helping people lose weight

      this can be in the form of salad dressing, homemade mayo and also add some nuts and seeds preferably raw

      Be sure your grains are wholegrain like whole wheat pasta, brown or wild rice, quinoa, spelt etc. Grains and carbs as in veggies and fruits should be about 60% of your diet

      protein should be 10-12-15% of the diet. be sure to use only hormone free, pesticide free natural free range meats and poultry and eggs and organic dairy and only use wild caught fish especially cold water, deep sea fish like salmon or mackerel or herring

      do not eat anything with the unhealthy NutraSweet in it. Instead use packets, tablets or powder of stevia, an herb that is very healthy and also just 3 calories per package

      do not use diet pop..use distilled or reverse osmosis water, herb tea, or sparkling water half and half with homemade juice 100% and juices made in a juicer

      eat lots of veggies at least half should be raw..only use fresh or frozen not canned. Canned beans and fish or the only OK canned foods.

      dairy is not necessary if you have another source of calcium and protein. switch from cow's milk to soy, almond, oat or rice milks. Cottage cheese and plain yogurt (add your own 100% all fruit jam and or nuts, fruits and dried fruits) are the healthier dairy products

      take natural supplements in smoothies or juice or peanut butter or applesauce like nutritional yeast, lecithin, wheat germ, spirulina, chlorella, bee powder, wheat or barley grass powder to assure all your nutrients Real superfoods are far superior to vitamin/mineral pills

      You should increase your calories to at least 1200 and up your exercise to at least 30 minutes or better yet 45 to one hour at least 5 times a week...it should be aerobic

      I remember reading about this woman who was very obese who did not diet changes but started walking going twenty feet further every day. she lost all her weight and all her diseases like diabetes went away.

      Also one needs to do a good colon cleanse at least once a season. One I recommend is dr richard schulze's intestinal cleanse one and two. Follow the directions. it is found at herbdoc.com

      You should be defecating at least three times a day--once for each meal and it should not be heavy but somewhat formed, light and volumous.

      Also be sure to add positive affirmations and push negative thinking away as one creates a self fulfilling prophecy..we attract to us what our feelings are as well as what our thinking is so banish frustration. "Practice the law of attraction (the secret) thinking

      some successfully lost weight using the mucusless diet and dr john r christopher's antiobesity formula (for more on mucusless diet see the writings of arnold ehret

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Obesity.html
      http://www.herballegacy.com/Weight_Loss.html
      http://www.herballegacy.com/Appetite.html

      http://www.herballegacy.com/search.php?zoom_query=weight+loss&zoom_per_page=10&zoom_and=0&zoom_sort=0

      also Linda page in her book healthy healing recommends one increase the brown fat by using thermogenic herbs..a combination but instead of using the dangerous ephedra, use sida cordifolia which has all the benefits of ephedra and none of the negative. Brown fat burns calories and speed one's metabolism..we lose it as we age..this makes it regrow. see her book..get it at amazon

  21. QUESTION:
    Did you know warts are viral and catchy? What is the best wart remover you have tried?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

      Here are some answers and remedies for your issue. Need to really look at your diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the best herbs for colon cleansing?

    • ANSWER:
      Without a doubt, if you have a clogged up colon then Dr Christopher's herbs are the best going. He was a great herbalist who prescribed healthy living - good diet, as some others here say - and also the use of gentle herbs.

      Christopher as well as another pioneer of natural health, Bernard Jensen, said: "death begins in the colon", because so many people had poor bowel habits. When you think about it, why not have as many bowel movements as meal eaten in a day - i.e. 2-3 times a day? Whereas (stupid) doctors tend to say "every 2 or 3 days is OK". That is tosh! It is simply not natural.

      Get that waste food out in a timely way.

      Dr Christopher's herbs are the best ones going and are usually taken for 6-9 months after which time the bowel will usually be working by itself to produce the 2-3 BMs a day which is healthy and makes common sense.

      All the doctors in the world won't convince me that a BM every day, or every 2 days is fine. BS. :-)

  23. QUESTION:
    What is colon cleansing?
    i read that it helps you to lose weight, but the websites i've read are all scientific and i just need someone to explain the process to me in really simple terms.

    I've got colon cleanse tablets but don't want to use them until i know what happens

    • ANSWER:
      after doing several colon cleanses with good product (I recommend the intestinal cleanse one and two at herbdoc.com many people do lose weight.

      This is because when we eat cooked and unhealthy foods, sludge builds up on the colon walls and eventually gets into bowel pockets and turns hard like an old rubber tire. this causes bacteria to grow and get into the bloodstream and the dirty blood soon messes up your liver. also the hardened poo called mucoid plague prevents many nutrients from being absorbed and the body is starving all the time and you get hungry.

      One man passed a long 5 foot mucoid plague and several smaller ones and actually lost 50 pounds overnight..many report flatter stomachs.

      When you clean this up your health improves and the nutrients are better absorbed Dr Christopher said he ate 4 large meals a day and after several colon cleanses he was satisfied and never hungry with 2 small meals a day. He reported all his students doing the colon cleanse cut their grocery bill in half.

      it can do nothing but good for you. many lose parasites too. It actually pulls the old hardened fecal matter out of the bowel pockets due to its mucilaginous qualities (the intestinal cleanse herbs).It also clears 3000 drug residues from the colon. Many belief all diseases start in the bowels as the dirty blood is carried throughout the body eventually breaking down organs

  24. QUESTION:
    Have you tried blessed herbs before?
    I want to do a colon cleanse with blessed herbs but it seems to be pretty expensive and I don't want to do it if it's just going to be a waste of my money. I am definitely into cleansing and have done liver cleanses with GREAT results, but I'd really like to feel I'm getting my whole body clean since I've accumulated a lot of waste over the years. If you've tried Blessed Herbs, or anything else that works, let me know!

    • ANSWER:
      Edit to didosis..try Dr Richard Schulze's incurables program (see it by googling the thing below I told OP..it has cured diabetes..also recommend bitter melon, chromium, lots of garlic (like a bulb fresh--this has reversed diabetes--put in yogurt or a dairy product if it burns), eat off the glycemic index and vinegar or lemon juice with each meal to lower glycemic index)onion, cinnamon, fenugreek, beans..several small, balanced meals a day, daily walks, use stevia as a sweetener (it is safe unlike nutrisweet and actuially help heal too) but 1st and foremost the incurables program (see the save your life vidoes on ebay or amazon..be sure it is 12 hours dr schulze and not dr christopher ones or get book there are no incurable illnesses and create your healing miracle videotapes at herbdoc.com) --also see Kevin Trudeau's book natural cures they don't want you to know for diabetes) I have bought their herbs which are organic and good herbs. The incurable program has totally cured diabetes and reversed it.

      To OP sorry I edited to help the poster above me..forgive me and now for you, I would recommend Dr schulze intestinal cleanse one and two..if too expensive make your own (one is put into capsules) and two is a powder mixed with juices (use a jar with lid and shake rather than stir..

      All herbs are one part except a few are 2 parts but I don't have it with me..I believe it is 2 parts if you use the turkey rhubarb but one part if you use the aloe. But it will not hurt it if you use one part instead of two, Just be sure to note this one big difference..use 7 parts psyllium to one part of the other herbs in formula two.

      I saved a lot of money doing them myself (due to poverty but if you can afford his are better) and found them very effective in both weight loss and pulling out the ropey strands with attached figlike matter from bowel pockets. The formula one though was hard to put into capsules as something in it kept making me couch and sneeze really bad so you might want to purchase number 0ne and make number 2 formula..get activated charcoal online in the bulk herbs. available herbdoc.com or call 1-800-herbdoc and ask for free catalog and newsletter. Google words dr shulze patient handbook and see his 5 day cleanse (or I think it is on his site (but the incurables program is on the one I said to Google and not on his website.

      Also see Linda rector page's book like detoxification (all about various cleanses) and healthy healing for cleanses and much other health info..one of the best books I own..I use it all the time as reference. her books available at healthyhealing.com

  25. QUESTION:
    are there any herbs that can cause infertility?
    know there are herbs that can cause misscariages but are there any natural herbs that may cause infertility

    i already have kids btw, but i want more. im currently taking different herbs for energy etc.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure of that but I do know soy and its products can cause male and female alike to have problems conceiving, when cows eat it, they do not conceive as it does affect homones..It has even substituted and had the compostiopn but ion lessoer amount as the drugs tamoxifin given to prevent breast cancer via hormonal activity.

      To help you conceive try dr richard's shulze's recommendations which he hd success in his clinic getting people to conceive with.

      He recommmends
      Female Formula; 5 Day Cleanse and Detox Program.'][

      So try his 5 day detox and cleanses and taking the female formula (or female plus formula) click on then in the link on the left side of page to read about them and which applies better You might also get your mate to use the five day detoxes (he has one for liver and one for kidneys) and his make formula

      https://web0.herbdoc.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=38

      here are the links on how and the herbs are sold at herbdoc.com

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/herbal_5day_kidney_cleanse.asp

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/herbal_5day_liver_cleanse.asp

      I would also do the colon cleansing and be sure youu are living a healthy lifestyle with an excellent diet

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/herbal_colon_cleanse_1_2.asp
      also see the recomendations of linda rector page in her book healthy healing (her website is healthy healing)

      http://www.healthyhealing.com/Search.aspx?term=infertility

      http://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Healing-Guide-Self-Healing-Everyone/dp/188433492X

      also read this

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Infertility.html

      page two

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Infertility_2.html

      you might be able to find Dr Christopher's formulas here http://marketplaceadvisor.channeladvisor.com/StoreFrontProfiles/default.aspx?sfid=199353 or she does somethings make costume formulas of his

      or get his book school of natural healing and make your own

      if using any of his formulas or herbal recommendations for best result use a tincture or tea but not capsules.

      You may not have been looking for ways to get pregnant but only herbs that you want to avoid and for that I do not know other than soybeans and its products, but I would recommend you paste and copy this info and the links in the event you need them down the road.

  26. QUESTION:
    What happens to people who have Diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lucus

      Lets fix the issue. Here is the remedy.

      Cause
      Malnutrition and malfunction in connection with a bad pancreatic condition cause diabetes. Stay away from sugars and starches which will go into diabetes very quickly due to a weakened pancreas. Baking soda and aluminum cookware greatly aggravate diabetes.

      Herbal Aids
      1.General Program: Diabetes is a forerunner for Bright's disease. Heavy users of insulin have been able to cut their intake rapidly by a number of herbal remedies such as verde cactus and ginger, and chaparral. Clean the colon area with a high enema of burdock root, yellow dock root, or bayberry bark. Assist nature in its elimination of sugars and body poisons through the skin by taking long hot baths and soaking in the bathtub. Accompany the baths by taking internally diaphoretic teas. Finish off with a cold shower or by sponging with cold water and vinegar. Use the lower bowel tonic herbs [Fen LB] to regulate elimination. Hot fomentation of castor oil, etc., may be used on the spine, stomach, and pancreas areas to obtain relief. The patient should avoid all processed denatured foods and "secondary" foods such as animal by-products--meat, milk, eggs, fish, etc. Herbs such as Irish moss and slippery elm are nutritive mucilages that soothe while they feed the irritated digestive areas. In general, the diet for diabetes should consist of the fresh fruits and tender greens and vegetables "in the season thereof" from the garden, preferably raw or cooked at low heat. Deep breathing and plenty of vigorous outdoor exercise are also vital.

      2.See formula using raspberry leaves, myrrh and cayenne.

      3.Sumach Berries: Diabetes, bowel complaints, catarrhal affections of the stomach, fevers. Drink the infusion of the sumac berries alone.

      4.Dr. Christopher's Pancreas Formula: (Panc Tea) An aid for the pancreas and other affiliated glands that through malfunction cause high or low blood sugar (namely diabetes or hypoglycemia). This combination has assisted many that have had hypoglycemia after six months or more of using two to three capsules three times a day six days a week (all herbal aids give faster results in six days a week instead of seven) using the same day of each week for rest. They have had a glucose tolerance test with a clean bill of health on the pancreas area. Many reports came in of heavy insulin users who continue using the insulin but by watching litmus paper or other types of diabetic checking, have gradually tapered down on the insulin and many, within a year of using two to three or more three times a day, six days a week of this combination, have reported to have found complete relief. Of course, the closer a person stays on the mucusless diet and eliminates the sugars (unnatural), soft drinks, candies, pastries, bread, etc., the quicker the results. The herbal formula is golden seal, uva ursi, cayenne, cedar berries, licorice root and mullein.

      5.Water: Persons suffering from obesity or diabetes are sometimes restricted in the drinking of water, with the result that constipation is produced, if this condition does not already exist. This should never be done.

      6.Juices that Help Diabetes: Carrots & spinach, dandelion, cabbage.

      Testimonials
      1.Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Both Cured by Dr. Christopher's Pancreas formula: (Panc Tea) One day a man and his sister, both middle-aged adults, came into Dr. Christopher's office. She had severe diabetes, and his hypoglycemia was so bad that doctors' tests indicated that he could not get any worse, without offering any hope to help him. They both were told to use the mucusless diet and to take the pancreas formula, although they took the lower bowel formula and blood cleansing formula [Red Clover Combination] before they began on the pancreas formula.

      The woman was using around 80 to 85 units of insulin a day, being a severe case. Despite her initial condition, within a year her pancreas was furnishing its own insulin, and she tapered off gradually until she didn't need it at all. Her brother took a glucose tolerance test in six months and received a clean bill of health; his hypoglycemia was completely cleared.

      Despite the fact that they had opposite diseases, diabetes and hypoglycemia, both were cleared because each had a family weakness in the pancreas. When their pancreas was cleared, the diseases were removed.

      2.Parsley and Juniper Berries: One gentleman in his sixties was in great distress because he was unable to urinate. The doctor catheterized him several times and told him that he would have to undergo an operation. It was then discovered that the man had sugar in his urine and the operation was deemed too dangerous until the diabetes was under control. The patient's osteopath finally prescribed Parsley tea. The results were astonishing. Not only was he able to urinate freely but every trace of sugar disappeared from his urine. After first drinking the tea a lot of offensive substance came away in his urine. But it soon became normal and the patient was soon playing his normal rounds of golf with enjoyment and with no further thoughts of an operation (Luc:84). To void urine Dr. Christopher specifically recommended combining the Parsley with Juniper berries.

      3.Dr. Christopher Discovers Cedar Berries Will Cure Diabetes: I had been concerned for years about how to get to the cause, in this condition, and get the pancreas, and other assisting glands, to become healthy and again make its own insulin and control the high or low blood sugar on its own, or as was originally intended.

      The breakthrough came a number of years ago by accident (divine providence, I believe). A patient came to me with the problem of "having trouble in voiding his urine." This was years ago when I would mix my formulas, as needed, in my own herb laboratory. As I was in a hurry that day and did not have time to mix up a regular diuretic formula for him, I told him to use some juniper berries, and, if they were fresh to chew them, or make them into a tea. His response was that he had some growing in his own backyard and would use them.

      Weeks later he returned and said the juniper berries were not giving him much help in voiding his urine. Knowing how efficient they really were in doing this, I asked him to let me see the juniper berries he was using. He took some from his pocket (as he carried them around, chewing on them during each day) and showed them to me. I laughed and said those are not what I meant. The true juniper berry I had recommended to him would have five or seven small stones in each berry, but the ones he had been using had only one. It was actually of the juniper family but was a "Utah monostone" cedar berry (Juniperus monosperma). It grows in the West such as in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and in the national cedar forests but entirely different from our regular juniper berry (Juniperus communis; Pinaceae).

      When I told him about the "mistake," I gave him some juniper berries which eventually worked and did the job. I was astounded about his reply because after thanking me, he stated he would continue using the cedar berries anyhow. When I asked him why, he said, "Well, since using what you call cedar berries, I have been able to cut down on my insulin as I am a diabetic. I wasn't sure I heard him right (after looking for something like this for years) and asked him to repeat what he had said. Upon his verification of what I hoped he had said, I was very excited and asked him to increase the amount he was using and keep in touch. He did so, and in a few months his pancreas, which had found the right food (cedar berries), was healed and producing its own insulin.

      I then tried it on a number of my patients, who were diabetic, with great results! One of them was a lady using about eighty-five units of insulin a day. She was put on the mucusless diet, given the lower bowel formula [Fen LB], and told to use at least six cedar berries three or more times a day. She was instructed to continue on using her insulin but to watch the litmus paper carefully and taper her insulin intake gradually as the litmus paper would act as a gauge. So she had gradually tapered off her insulin and by the end of the year was not using any more. Her own body (pancreas) was supplying it as she required its use. She had no reoccurrence, but of course she stayed on the mucusless diet, because a faulty diet is the cause of pancreas malfunction. We have had remarkable success over the years with diabetes, using this system.

      As time went on, we found that some of our ailing pancreas patients, though the sugar and insulin problem was adjusted, would have problems with the pituitary, pineal or adrenal glands. We had not, at this time, taken the thought into our mind that the pancreas doesn't work alone, but is assisted by other glands. When the pancreas was healed, toxic burdens centered more, now, into the other glands. This was the time we added additional herbs to take care of these other glands--and since then they all are rejuvenated and healed together. The formula we have used for years, with success in all age groups from children to old aged patients is as follows: Cedar berries sixteen parts and one part of each of the following--golden seal root, uva ursi, cayenne, licorice root and mullein.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  27. QUESTION:
    Can I any juice to a bitter melon, tomatoe, and cucumber mixture and still have my blood sugar lowered by it.
    I know from being told by a member here on Yahoo answeres that u can use bittermelon to lower bloodsugars levels, I also have done research and found out this information is true. But, bittermelon is hard to drink , even when mixing it with tomatoe and cucumber it is very thick. Can I mix any thing with it to make it thinner and possibly sweeter and still get the same blood sugar lowering affects. I would love to have the woman or gentleman that originally gave me this information answer this. But if someone else is familiar with bittermelon and the way it works.
    I meant to say Can I add any other juice.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Dee

      Here are a few remedies to help you with your health. #6 mentions the best juices to use.

      Cause
      Malnutrition and malfunction in connection with a bad pancreatic condition cause diabetes. Stay away from sugars and starches which will go into diabetes very quickly due to a weakened pancreas. Baking soda and aluminum cookware greatly aggravate diabetes.

      Herbal Aids
      1.General Program: Diabetes is a forerunner for Bright's disease. Heavy users of insulin have been able to cut their intake rapidly by a number of herbal remedies such as verde cactus and ginger, and chaparral. Clean the colon area with a high enema of burdock root, yellow dock root, or bayberry bark. Assist nature in its elimination of sugars and body poisons through the skin by taking long hot baths and soaking in the bathtub. Accompany the baths by taking internally diaphoretic teas. Finish off with a cold shower or by sponging with cold water and vinegar. Use the lower bowel tonic herbs [Fen LB] to regulate elimination. Hot fomentation of castor oil, etc., may be used on the spine, stomach, and pancreas areas to obtain relief. The patient should avoid all processed denatured foods and "secondary" foods such as animal by-products--meat, milk, eggs, fish, etc. Herbs such as Irish moss and slippery elm are nutritive mucilages that soothe while they feed the irritated digestive areas. In general, the diet for diabetes should consist of the fresh fruits and tender greens and vegetables "in the season thereof" from the garden, preferably raw or cooked at low heat. Deep breathing and plenty of vigorous outdoor exercise are also vital.

      2.See formula using raspberry leaves, myrrh and cayenne.

      3.Sumach Berries: Diabetes, bowel complaints, catarrhal affections of the stomach, fevers. Drink the infusion of the sumac berries alone.

      4.Dr. Christopher's Pancreas Formula: (Panc Tea) An aid for the pancreas and other affiliated glands that through malfunction cause high or low blood sugar (namely diabetes or hypoglycemia). This combination has assisted many that have had hypoglycemia after six months or more of using two to three capsules three times a day six days a week (all herbal aids give faster results in six days a week instead of seven) using the same day of each week for rest. They have had a glucose tolerance test with a clean bill of health on the pancreas area. Many reports came in of heavy insulin users who continue using the insulin but by watching litmus paper or other types of diabetic checking, have gradually tapered down on the insulin and many, within a year of using two to three or more three times a day, six days a week of this combination, have reported to have found complete relief. Of course, the closer a person stays on the mucusless diet and eliminates the sugars (unnatural), soft drinks, candies, pastries, bread, etc., the quicker the results. The herbal formula is golden seal, uva ursi, cayenne, cedar berries, licorice root and mullein.

      5.Water: Persons suffering from obesity or diabetes are sometimes restricted in the drinking of water, with the result that constipation is produced, if this condition does not already exist. This should never be done.

      6.Juices that Help Diabetes: Carrots & spinach, dandelion, cabbage.

      Testimonials
      1.Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Both Cured by Dr. Christopher's Pancreas formula: (Panc Tea) One day a man and his sister, both middle-aged adults, came into Dr. Christopher's office. She had severe diabetes, and his hypoglycemia was so bad that doctors' tests indicated that he could not get any worse, without offering any hope to help him. They both were told to use the mucusless diet and to take the pancreas formula, although they took the lower bowel formula and blood cleansing formula [Red Clover Combination] before they began on the pancreas formula.

      The woman was using around 80 to 85 units of insulin a day, being a severe case. Despite her initial condition, within a year her pancreas was furnishing its own insulin, and she tapered off gradually until she didn't need it at all. Her brother took a glucose tolerance test in six months and received a clean bill of health; his hypoglycemia was completely cleared.

      Despite the fact that they had opposite diseases, diabetes and hypoglycemia, both were cleared because each had a family weakness in the pancreas. When their pancreas was cleared, the diseases were removed.

      2.Parsley and Juniper Berries: One gentleman in his sixties was in great distress because he was unable to urinate. The doctor catheterized him several times and told him that he would have to undergo an operation. It was then discovered that the man had sugar in his urine and the operation was deemed too dangerous until the diabetes was under control. The patient's osteopath finally prescribed Parsley tea. The results were astonishing. Not only was he able to urinate freely but every trace of sugar disappeared from his urine. After first drinking the tea a lot of offensive substance came away in his urine. But it soon became normal and the patient was soon playing his normal rounds of golf with enjoyment and with no further thoughts of an operation (Luc:84). To void urine Dr. Christopher specifically recommended combining the Parsley with Juniper berries.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  28. QUESTION:
    When to stop Plantar wart treatment?
    My doctor recomment DuoPlant-- it's an over the counter salicylic acid cream. It makes the skin turn white and then peel off. When I was first using it it made the black dots show up and harden. Several layers have peeled off since and the whole area just looks white (no more dots). Does that mean the wart is gone? The directions said to apply every day for 3-4 weeks and I don't want to continue for longer than necessary (it's been 3 weeks). Has anyone removed these warts before? My feet don't hurt or anything, but I'm on holiday and can't see a doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ramona

      Here are some answers and remedies for your issue. Need to really look at your diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.
      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  29. QUESTION:
    Does one get warts due to vitamin deficiency. If yes, what vitamin is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Fairy

      Here are some answers and remedies for your issue. Need to really look at your diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  30. QUESTION:
    I have a wart on my knee that i have had for 3 years.how do i make it go away or fall off?

    • ANSWER:
      HI Amy

      Here are some answers and remedies for your issue. Need to really look at your diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  31. 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.

  32. QUESTION:
    My daughter has to get some warts frozen off her neck.Does the procedure hurt?&more sensitive in that area?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lisa

      Just be aware that they will probably come back. It's lack of nutriton and water.

      Here are some answers and remedies for your issue. Need to really look at your diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  33. QUESTION:
    do all warts eventually go away by themselves?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Seattle Fan

      Here are some answers and remedies for your issue. Need to really look at your diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.
      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  34. QUESTION:
    I've got what I think is a wart in my right nostril...?
    It started out really small. It's still small but bigger than when it started.
    It's white and right inside my right nostil where the bottom of my nose meets the bridge in between my nose.
    It looks like I need to wipe my nose, but it wont go anywhere.
    It's not painful...any ideas on what it could be and how to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi FullofQ'S

      Here are some answers and remedies for your issue. Need to really look at your diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Be sure to drink up to a gallon of water a day to flush the toxins out of the blood.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  35. QUESTION:
    I am a diabetic I have no insurance or medicare heip and no job?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Dimpless

      Here are some remedies for your condition

      Cause
      Malnutrition and malfunction in connection with a bad pancreatic condition cause diabetes. Stay away from sugars and starches which will go into diabetes very quickly due to a weakened pancreas. Baking soda and aluminum cookware greatly aggravate diabetes.

      Herbal Aids
      1.General Program: Diabetes is a forerunner for Bright's disease. Heavy users of insulin have been able to cut their intake rapidly by a number of herbal remedies such as verde cactus and ginger, and chaparral. Clean the colon area with a high enema of burdock root, yellow dock root, or bayberry bark. Assist nature in its elimination of sugars and body poisons through the skin by taking long hot baths and soaking in the bathtub. Accompany the baths by taking internally diaphoretic teas. Finish off with a cold shower or by sponging with cold water and vinegar. Use the lower bowel tonic herbs [Fen LB] to regulate elimination. Hot fomentation of castor oil, etc., may be used on the spine, stomach, and pancreas areas to obtain relief. The patient should avoid all processed denatured foods and "secondary" foods such as animal by-products--meat, milk, eggs, fish, etc. Herbs such as Irish moss and slippery elm are nutritive mucilages that soothe while they feed the irritated digestive areas. In general, the diet for diabetes should consist of the fresh fruits and tender greens and vegetables "in the season thereof" from the garden, preferably raw or cooked at low heat. Deep breathing and plenty of vigorous outdoor exercise are also vital.

      2.See formula using raspberry leaves, myrrh and cayenne.

      3.Sumach Berries: Diabetes, bowel complaints, catarrhal affections of the stomach, fevers. Drink the infusion of the sumac berries alone.

      4.Dr. Christopher's Pancreas Formula: (Panc Tea) An aid for the pancreas and other affiliated glands that through malfunction cause high or low blood sugar (namely diabetes or hypoglycemia). This combination has assisted many that have had hypoglycemia after six months or more of using two to three capsules three times a day six days a week (all herbal aids give faster results in six days a week instead of seven) using the same day of each week for rest. They have had a glucose tolerance test with a clean bill of health on the pancreas area. Many reports came in of heavy insulin users who continue using the insulin but by watching litmus paper or other types of diabetic checking, have gradually tapered down on the insulin and many, within a year of using two to three or more three times a day, six days a week of this combination, have reported to have found complete relief. Of course, the closer a person stays on the mucusless diet and eliminates the sugars (unnatural), soft drinks, candies, pastries, bread, etc., the quicker the results. The herbal formula is golden seal, uva ursi, cayenne, cedar berries, licorice root and mullein.

      5.Water: Persons suffering from obesity or diabetes are sometimes restricted in the drinking of water, with the result that constipation is produced, if this condition does not already exist. This should never be done.

      6.Juices that Help Diabetes: Carrots & spinach, dandelion, cabbage.

      Testimonials
      1.Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Both Cured by Dr. Christopher's Pancreas formula: (Panc Tea) One day a man and his sister, both middle-aged adults, came into Dr. Christopher's office. She had severe diabetes, and his hypoglycemia was so bad that doctors' tests indicated that he could not get any worse, without offering any hope to help him. They both were told to use the mucusless diet and to take the pancreas formula, although they took the lower bowel formula and blood cleansing formula [Red Clover Combination] before they began on the pancreas formula.

      The woman was using around 80 to 85 units of insulin a day, being a severe case. Despite her initial condition, within a year her pancreas was furnishing its own insulin, and she tapered off gradually until she didn't need it at all. Her brother took a glucose tolerance test in six months and received a clean bill of health; his hypoglycemia was completely cleared.

      Despite the fact that they had opposite diseases, diabetes and hypoglycemia, both were cleared because each had a family weakness in the pancreas. When their pancreas was cleared, the diseases were removed.

      2.Parsley and Juniper Berries: One gentleman in his sixties was in great distress because he was unable to urinate. The doctor catheterized him several times and told him that he would have to undergo an operation. It was then discovered that the man had sugar in his urine and the operation was deemed too dangerous until the diabetes was under control. The patient's osteopath finally prescribed Parsley tea. The results were astonishing. Not only was he able to urinate freely but every trace of sugar disappeared from his urine. After first drinking the tea a lot of offensive substance came away in his urine. But it soon became normal and the patient was soon playing his normal rounds of golf with enjoyment and with no further thoughts of an operation (Luc:84). To void urine Dr. Christopher specifically recommended combining the Parsley with Juniper berries.

      3.Dr. Christopher Discovers Cedar Berries Will Cure Diabetes: I had been concerned for years about how to get to the cause, in this condition, and get the pancreas, and other assisting glands, to become healthy and again make its own insulin and control the high or low blood sugar on its own, or as was originally intended.

      The breakthrough came a number of years ago by accident (divine providence, I believe). A patient came to me with the problem of "having trouble in voiding his urine." This was years ago when I would mix my formulas, as needed, in my own herb laboratory. As I was in a hurry that day and did not have time to mix up a regular diuretic formula for him, I told him to use some juniper berries, and, if they were fresh to chew them, or make them into a tea. His response was that he had some growing in his own backyard and would use them.

      Weeks later he returned and said the juniper berries were not giving him much help in voiding his urine. Knowing how efficient they really were in doing this, I asked him to let me see the juniper berries he was using. He took some from his pocket (as he carried them around, chewing on them during each day) and showed them to me. I laughed and said those are not what I meant. The true juniper berry I had recommended to him would have five or seven small stones in each berry, but the ones he had been using had only one. It was actually of the juniper family but was a "Utah monostone" cedar berry (Juniperus monosperma). It grows in the West such as in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and in the national cedar forests but entirely different from our regular juniper berry (Juniperus communis; Pinaceae).

      When I told him about the "mistake," I gave him some juniper berries which eventually worked and did the job. I was astounded about his reply because after thanking me, he stated he would continue using the cedar berries anyhow. When I asked him why, he said, "Well, since using what you call cedar berries, I have been able to cut down on my insulin as I am a diabetic. I wasn't sure I heard him right (after looking for something like this for years) and asked him to repeat what he had said. Upon his verification of what I hoped he had said, I was very excited and asked him to increase the amount he was using and keep in touch. He did so, and in a few months his pancreas, which had found the right food (cedar berries), was healed and producing its own insulin.

      I then tried it on a number of my patients, who were diabetic, with great results! One of them was a lady using about eighty-five units of insulin a day. She was put on the mucusless diet, given the lower bowel formula [Fen LB], and told to use at least six cedar berries three or more times a day. She was instructed to continue on using her insulin but to watch the litmus paper carefully and taper her insulin intake gradually as the litmus paper would act as a gauge. So she had gradually tapered off her insulin and by the end of the year was not using any more. Her own body (pancreas) was supplying it as she required its use. She had no reoccurrence, but of course she stayed on the mucusless diet, because a faulty diet is the cause of pancreas malfunction. We have had remarkable success over the years with diabetes, using this system.

      As time went on, we found that some of our ailing pancreas patients, though the sugar and insulin problem was adjusted, would have problems with the pituitary, pineal or adrenal glands. We had not, at this time, taken the thought into our mind that the pancreas doesn't work alone, but is assisted by other glands. When the pancreas was healed, toxic burdens centered more, now, into the other glands. This was the time we added additional herbs to take care of these other glands--and since then they all are rejuvenated and healed together. The formula we have used for years, with success in all age groups from children to old aged patients is as follows: Cedar berries sixteen parts and one part of each of the following--golden seal root, uva ursi, cayenne, licorice root and mullein.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  36. QUESTION:
    has anybody heard of this hoxsey treatment which is a herbal therapy done in tijuana mexico,?
    that claims to cure cancer? the reason i ask is because my dad has cancer ,and i heard this wholeistic healing can heal, but yet i am skeptic, anyways i wonder if any1 has any ideas, oh and my dad has colon cancer that spread to the liver

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Curious

      Im would not doubt they would be able to cure in mexico. They are able to use methods known to us, but are surpressed by our own FDA dept. I have seen my uncle cure himself of lympnomia cancer by doing several cleanses (colon, liver, kidney, ect) while doing a juice fast (60 days). It wasnt an easy task, but if you do some research on the strategy Im mentioning and your uncle is really committed to a change of lifestyle then I believe he can cure himself. Here are a few cancer remedies and testimonials.

      Cause
      For many years Dr. Christopher taught that cancer is not an isolated problem in the body. If the cancer breaks out in a place where we have an old injury or a weakened portion in the body it only indicates that the cancer is in the bloodstream. It only accumulates, like a boil or an ulcer, in a weakened area and drains the poisons in the area. The medical profession cuts it out and says, "Well, the cancer's all gone!" The cancer breaks out in another place. The bloodstream must be cleaned. The Red Clover Combination or even Red Clover alone has a powerful alterative effect to clean the bloodstream.

      Herbal Aids
      1. Red Clover: is a very useful and wonderful alterative agent for counteracting scrofulous and skin diseases, as an antidote to cancer, and as an efficient remedy in bronchitis and spasmodic affections. Its healing properties make an excellent addition to alterative compounds. You will find this an effective and reliable remedy in wasting-disease and for weakly and delicate children. The warm infusion is soothing to the nerves. Anal: Inject a strong infusion of the tea five or six times daily, and also drink internally.Drink four or more times daily on an empty stomach. Vaginally: Inject a strong tea with a bulb syringe (holding the vagina closed after insertion to force the tea around the head of the womb), retain several minutes before expelling, five or six times daily.Dr. Thomson suggested a cancer plaster which is widely recommended. Cover the Red Clover flowers with water and boil for one hour. Then strain and reduce the liquid until it is the consistency of tar. It can be spread on a clean cloth and applied to external cancers. This is not one hundred percent verified in all cases where it has been tried, but together with the tea administered internally there have been many reports of successful healing with the treatment. If there is a cancer in the rectum you can give an injection (small herbal enema). Bethel says she has seen many cancers disappear with treatment of Red Clover.

      2. Dr. Thomson's Famous Cancer Plaster: "Take the heads of red clover, and fill a brass kettle, and boil them in water for one hour; then take them out and fill the kettle again with fresh ones, and boil them as before in the same liquor. Strain it off and press the heads to get out all the juice, then simmer it over a low fire, till it is about the consistency of tar, when it will be fit for use. Be careful not to let it burn. When used it should be spread on a piece of bladder, split and made soft. It is good to cure cancers, sore lips and old sores.

      3. Anti-Cancer Remedy: See formula using red clover, poke root, licorice root, cascara sagrada, sarsaparilla, prickly ash, burdock, buckthorn, stillingia, Oregon grape root, peach bark and chaparral.

      4. Cancer of the Breast (poultice): See formula using poke root and bayberry.

      5. Cancerous Sores (ointment): See formula using poke root, yellow dock and blood root.

      6. Chaparral or Creosote Bush: It is especially known for specific action in cancer and arthritis. It was considered to be a cure-all by many Indians. It is a potent healer to the urethral tract, and to lymphatics. It tones up the system and rebuilds the tissue. It cleanses the lower bowel and tones peristaltic muscles. It is very bitter, but to the needy and courageous, it works fast for difficult conditions.Cancer, arthritis, rheumatism, etc.: Drink the tea (infusion for 3 weeks, after which the capsules or tablets may be used.
      Testimonials

      1. Natural Juices to Prevent Cancer: Although many women feel obliged to check their breasts regularly for lumps, and to have X-rays if they suspect anything might be wrong, this approach sometimes can present more problems than help. During 1977, at least 100 women lost breasts unnecessarily because they had been misdiagnosed for breast cancer. Sometimes a cell may appear cancerous under the microscope but behave like a benign tumor. And women who undergo radical mastectomy do not have a better survival rate from cancer than those who have less than radical surgery.

      From a natural point of view, cutting out the cancer does not solve the problem, anyway. Cancer appears because there is something basically wrong in the body. Cutting it out may stop it in that particular area for the time being, but it can and does appear somewhere else.

      Far better to follow Dr. Christopher's three-day cleanse, mucusless diet, and herbal formulas, such as his red clover combination. Of particular importance is his liver and gall formula, because a healthy liver plays such an active role in combating cancer.

      Incidentally, many assert that prolonged breastfeeding helps prevent breast cancer.

      Other herbs used to combat cancer are calendula, red clover, wheat grass juice, soaked figs and fig juice, blue violet, parsley, poke root, buckthorn, yellow dock, soaked and ground apricot pits (with their fruit), flaxseed, garlic, chaparral, burdock root, licorice root, echinacea, pau d'arco.

      Many have had excellent results taking regular doses of carrot juice, perhaps mixed with celery and red beet juice. Exercise is paramount to recovery and swimming is indicated as the best exercise for diminishing cancer in the breast.

      2. Man Cures Cancer with Carrot, Celery and Grape Juice: A man at eighty years old was diagnosed with cancer throughout his body. The family gave him carrot and celery juice along with the blood cleansing formula [Red Clover Combination] in capsule form. They would alternate the carrot and celery juice with grape juice. In four months' time the doctors could not find any cancer cells. They didn't believe it was the same man.

      3. Dr. Christopher's Black Ointment: From a letter to Dr. Christopher. "We have used your Black Ointment with great results--I had skin cancer on my forehead--in six weeks it healed up Beautifully."

      4. Comfrey: Dr. Charles MacAllister, M.D., was interested in the use of comfrey as a healing agent. He had written a paper in the 1896 edition of the British Surgical Journal, Lancet. In it, he gave his philosophy concerning the bloodstream and irregular cell growth. Dr. MacAllister wanted to look up his paper and noticed an article in the same issue by a Professor William Thompson, President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Thompson recorded a case of a man who had been diagnosed as having a malignant tumor on his face. The patient had undergone surgery of the palate in an attempt to remove the cancer.

      A month later, the cancer returned. This time it ran rampant throughout the patient's head. They gave up on cutting it out. It had gone too far, and they sent him home. Three months later he returned to Thompson's office and was examined. Thompson noted that the cancer had completely disappeared. The patient told Dr. Thompson that he had been applying comfrey poultices to the swelling and that it had gradually disappeared. The patient had a custom-made palate to fill in the hole left by surgery of the hard palate. Thompson states in the report that although he knows nothing of the use of comfrey, he does not believe that it would remove a sarcomatous tumor. This story goes on in detail about what MacAllister learned about comfrey.

      5. Black Ointment: From a letter to Dr. Christopher: A few years ago, about 2, I wrote to tell you that I used the black ointment for skin cancer and got perfect results. The Hershey Medical Center doctor wanted to refer me to a Skin Cancer Specialist, but I told him I was going to try the home remedy that an Herbalist Doctor recommended. Needless to say, he was persistent, and wanted me to go to the Specialist, but I was also persistent and told him it was my body and I would try the remedy you recommended, first. Praise the Lord-in 6 weeks it was all cleared up and that was over 2 years ago. My husband is presently using the Black Ointment on his nose for Skin Cancer.

  37. QUESTION:
    Do Colon Cleanses work? why are so many people against it?

    • ANSWER:
      yes they do if they are good ones.

      Dr Richard Schulze who cured the incurable patientssaid 80% of his patients with serious diseases were healed with colon cleansing alone.

      I had very good results with his colon cleanses losing weight that did not yoyo back on which never before happened and it stayed off for a decade due to the fact I think that I was better absorbing my food and wasn't as hungry. Dr Christopher said after several colon cleanses all his students cut their grocery bills in half (before they overate as their body was starved for nutrients and they were thus always hungry due to mucoid plague preventing it from being absorbed into the intestinal walls). He said he went from 4 huge meals a day to 2 small ones and was never hungry...note this is after several good cleanses taken months apart with good organic herbs. I can only recommend herbdoc.com as that and making his formula myself are the only ones I was ever one except for another one that gave me such intense gas I had to quit it.

      Also with the colon cleanse at herbdoc.com (intestinal cleanse #1 and #2) it also helps remove all kinds of parasites. It also helps the system in general as with the rotted mucoid plague and old fecal matter, the system and bloodstream gets dirty..this goes through the entire body the liver gets worn out with all the impurities...they say all diseases start in the colon.

      Dr Bernard Jensen who lived to be about 100 and was a prolific author ran a clinic (he was another of Schulze's teachers) and did much colon cleansing (photographing the mucoid plague that is found at curezone.com)
      Jensen has pictures of a person with horribly infected feet in his book on colon cleansing. He says when the waste cannot get out as the elimination organs are unclean, the body tries to remove it and it often goes through the legs and skin. He showed the effect on the feet which no doctor had been able to help..the person could not wear socks or shoes due to intense pain of the disgusting looking feet and he shows how within about a week it all heals up (leaving some scars but no infection and torn skin etc) he has a series of 3 or 4 pictures showing the improvement which is pretty amazing and he did nothing but colon cleansing and did nothing to the feet directly.

      Schulze has pictures of mucoid plague removed that is 5 feet long in his literature and people who lost as much as 50 pounds after a week of colon cleansing. Not only does the mucoid plague look odd taking on the shape of the colon with polyps and all, the smell of it is definitely worst than normal..this cannot be caused by the herbs themselves I don't think as if one took these herbs individually they would not cause that odor which is definitely worst than any other time. I think it must really be the old and decaying fecal matter from times past.

      I don't think a lot of people are against it..only skeptics on here and they are against anything which is under the umbrella of alternative health.

  38. QUESTION:
    my 4 year old son has warts on both hands been trying duck tape, potato peelings, freezing. any other ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Davie

      Here are some answers and remedies for your issue. Need to rally look at your diet and I would learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  39. QUESTION:
    Does undigested fecal matter really build up in the colon?
    I have a hard time believing that everybody is walking around with 5 or more pounds of compacted feces that just don't pass through the system.

    The website of the product Colonix has a picture gallery showing all sorts of gross things that supposedly came out of their customers asses, but I'm not too sure I believe it.

    Are there any medical professionals out there who know if any of this is true, or maybe people who have first hand experience with these colon cleansing products? Have you seen long strings of undigested poo removed from your system?

    • ANSWER:
      well, yes, I have when I used a homemade version of the exact formula of Dr Richard schulze's intestinal cleanse one and two on several occasions.

      It removed mucoid plague very similar to the pictures.

      I was also doing the full incurables program on some of the occasions and on a 30 day juice fast and it caused me to lose 70 pounds. Unlike when I had gone on diets, I did not gain it all bad in yoyo form which never happened before ever and still 10 years later I gained less than half of it back though I continued back to my normal diet.

      I can only assume it was due to more nutrients getting through and being absorbed and this reducing my appetite. Dr Christopher who originated the formula said he went from eating 4 big meals a day with little energy to eating two light meals with tons of pep and that all his many students in the school of natural healing who did this formula cut their grocery bills in half.

      Supposedly they got the colon of a dead cadaver to do peristaltic movement when they applied this formula to the dead colon. It is the first formula that makes you go regularly once for each meal and with the right consitency of the feces and it is in the 2nd formula that removed mucoid plague and over 3000 drugs residues and parasites. There are supposed to be used together unless one has a IBS type ill and then they just take formula #2.

      Some say it is the herbs themselves that cause the mucoid plague and I once had a colonscopy that showed a little of the inside of the colon and it was pink but they gave me powerful laxative drinks first to completely evacuate the bowel and that did cause me to feel a little scepticism but since it apparently has worked so well for me and others and I saw health benefits when on the program, I want to do it again soon and am planning on it in the next month this time shooting for a 45 day fast with the incurables.

      All I can say is you might want to try the intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 from herbdoc.com and see if it helps..if it does , it would be worth the money layout if not would it really take so long to make this money up..you can make it yourself and save money if that is a concern. I have the formulas if you want them.

      It also remove a lot of mucous with the tarry, ropey strands when I used it and when it contained these the feces smelled worst for the record, so not so sure it is the herbs themselves but rather old fecal matter trapped in bowel pockets. This cannot really show up on a colostomy other than as a small dot..the mucilaginous herbs pull it from the bowel; pockets as a vacuum would.

      Back when Dr Christopher preached the lower bowel formula he taught of these bowel pockets (as in diverticulosis) and the medical community laughed at him saying they did not exist, but since then the Merck manual teaches that 100% of us will have them if we live long enough so now we know christopher was right and they do exist.

      They have gotten the colons of children and even babies to move that were missing vital nerve connections etc and who were told they must have colonostomies done to these infants and kids or they would die who did go to the bathroom when they took the formula and had very compacted, long, volumous bms and did not need the surgeries and I do not think babies can do the placebo effect so personally I believe despite possibility of it being false as it worked for me and many others.

      Believe me, I was thrilled when it removed mucoid plague as most of my homemade intestinal cleanse one and two were not organic and I saved 90%^ of the cost making myself as I could not afford the products..though the weight loss may have been from the fasting, I feel the lack of yoyo and more permanent weight loss was due to removing some of this mucoid plague blocking the nutrient absorption and making the food I was eating be better absorbed. I believe it worked.

      Plus I felt great on the program and had other improvements in my health. Supposedly 80% of his patients with severe and incurable or terminal diseases in his underground clinic for the incurables got better on just the bowel formulas and 95% of the foundational program without even getting to herbs specific to their disease

      . I do not feel he is a liar and I do believe. Maybe if I had not gotten results I might have not believed. So it is in your best interest I feel to try it but be sure you use a good one like the one at herbdoc.com

      I also read Dr Jensen's bowel book and saw the pictures of mucoid plague by dr bernard jensen who lived to be 93 and I believe both dr Christopher and Dr jensen were men who really cared about people and of strong faith in god and I do not think they are liars..plain and simple

  40. QUESTION:
    What causes warts?
    i had a large one for a few years and got it frozen by a doctor and now its gone, but now i've been getting really small ones in weird places and they are pissing me off. Anyone know why this is and why they form? Some formed from pimples and others are so small they're hardly noticable. I'm just tired of getting them.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi CG

      Here are some answers and remedies for your issue. Need to rally look at your diet and I would learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      best of health to you

  41. QUESTION:
    Four days ago I asked about my daughters ulerative colitus,if there was hope for her future. Is there none?
    I got only one answer to my question. She is 19 and right now in remission. She needs to finish college and get a job with benefits. Somebody please talk to me. I hurt so bad for her. the website livingwithus.com was an ok answer, but I want a living person right now.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

      She needs to do a colon and liver cleanse to clear out the toxins in the colon and blood. This is what causes the issue. DO a 5-7 juice fast with the proper herbs and plenty of water and see the health improve dramatically. Email me with any questions.

      Cause
      This is caused by faulty diet, too many food mixtures irritating the stomach and bowels, hasty eating (insufficient mastication and saliva), taking liquids while eating, excessive use of cathartics, and foods cooked in aluminum.

      The infection of the bowel which results from meat-eating also gives rise to colitis and causes a spastic or contracted condition of the descending colon, a condition found in the most obstinate forms of constipation.

      Herbal Aids
      1.Garlic Oil for Chronic Colitis, Ulcerated Stomach, etc. Take the garlic oil internally over a period of time, 1 dessert spoonful 3-4 times daily.

      2.See formula for cathartic injection for colitis using bayberry, African ginger and pinus.

      3.See formula for colitis using white oak, golden seal and myrrh.

      4.Dr. Christopher's Colitis Formula: Contains marshmallow, slippery elm, comfrey root, lobelia, ginger, wild yam. This formula is for the relief of colitis, and should be used in conjunction with the lower bowel formula and the mucusless diet.

      5.Slippery Elm: Many recommend beating up an egg with a teaspoonful of the powdered bark, pouring boiling milk over it and sweetening it. Taken three times a day this way or in the form of a mucilage it is said to be wonderful in curing gastritis, gastric catarrh, mucous colitis and enteritis.

      6.From Questions to Dr. Christopher's Newsletter. Question: Is there a natural treatment for mucous colitis (spastic colon) where one could not eat raw vegetables or use laxatives? Answer: Colitis is an inflammation of the colon or large intestine and especially of its mucous membrane. This is characterized either by runny or constipated bowels, mucoid discharge from the bowel, weakness in the abdomen, recurrent headache, pain, dizziness, etc. The cause of this condition is a faulty diet, too many food mixtures which irritate the stomach and bowels, hasty eating with insufficient mastication and salivation, consuming excessive liquids with meals, overuse of cathartics and eating food prepared and served in aluminum kitchenware.

      The best and quickest way to treat the condition is to reverse the habits listed above: (1) Eat only when hungry and not between times of hunger. (2) Drink no fluids while eating and this includes a period of fifteen to twenty minutes before meals and thirty minutes after eating. We suggest this so that the chewing of food will produce a thin paste of liquid out of the food and natural saliva. The flowing saliva will act as a signal causing the digestive juices to start for better assimilation. (3) Follow the instructions given in The Three Day Cleanse and Mucusless Diet preferably using the carrot or apple juice as the cleansing agent. Chew the juices by swishing them around in the mouth. As suggested in the booklet, use as juice as is desired. (4) Each day have a cup, three times per day, of tea or green drink made up of three parts comfrey root or leaves, slippery elm bark, mullein leaves and one part lobelia. (5) Have a dish or more of gruel made with presoaked, low heated, uncooked grains, singly or grouped. Barley, wheat, rye, millet or buckwheat are all excellent choices. To one of the grains or a mixture of several of them add 1/4 or 1/3 of their volume in flaxseed and/or psyllium seed. When eating this gruel, honey or a fresh, first pressed, mild tasting olive oil may be used. (6) Breath deeply each day for ten minutes or more to aid digesting. (7) Use as much of our lower bowel tonicas is needed to produce three or more bowel movements per day. Think health and watch the improvement.

      7.Juices for Colitis: Carrot, carrot & coconut, pear, fig.

      8.Cabbage: Apply 3 or 4 layers of cabbage leaves over the abdomen each evening and secure in place to be left on overnight. Drink also the juice between meals.

      9.Vegetables for Colitis: Cabbage, carrots, parsnips, winter squash.

      Testimonials

      It's been a long time since I have written you and I feel that I must tell you that I have gotten rid of the colitis I had for years and the doctors diagnosed as a nervous stomach and prescribed tranquilizers, which of course I didn't take. At that time I came across an article written by you, entitled, "Does Your Colon Feed or Poison You." I immediately started to take Red Clover Combination plus Naturalax 2, it took about six months but it finally went. The pain was very bad but all I heard from doctors was "you have a nervous stomach." but I knew it had to be more than that. I thank GOD and you. Dr. Christopher for cure that I have had due to that wonderful pamphlet that came my way, just when I needed it most.

      Best of health to both of you

  42. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural treatments for epilepsy (4 y/o)?

    • ANSWER:
      definitely theres help & cures there r no incurable diseases..see all the links etc & read

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Epilepsy.html

      http://www.herballegacy.com/search.php?zoom_query=epilepsy

      http://www.herballegacy.com/After_the_War.html (scroll down 2mid page looking 4word epilepsy)

      4more on these formulas etc go here 2this thread I did 4 another problem as the formulas & some of the stuff will apply 4this ill as well & follow w/like

      http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=1631168

      many of the posts in this thread particularly the 1ST & 2ND should be of help as it uses some of the same formulas-the b & b tincture & the 9 herb nerve formula..the b & b at herballegacy he calls the ear & nerve formula at times as they changed the name. U would have 2make it using bulk herbs organic..he calls the b & b the ear &nerve formula & the 9 herb nerve formula the relax-eze U also need the anti spasmodic formula so 3 formula 4epilepsy R

      b & b (ear and nerve)
      9 herb nerve formula (relax-eze)
      antispasmodic formula also blood cleansing & colon cleansing (below) garlic oil in ear & using as he says also recommend the hallelujah or u may use the ketogenic diet

      U doNT need the bone flesh & cartilage formula (b f and c) in the one I linked 2above at curezone (im knowledge seeker)

      Dr Christopher (herballegacy) was world renowned 4curing epilepsy..people came from all over the us & other countries 2see him he treated some very severe cases of it It is his info Im giving u plus some other stuff

      I give instructions for whats in the b & b tincture Dr Christopher who was an expert on epilepsy uses as well as the nine herb nerve formula.(in curezone link above)

      I would also take the torula or nutritional yeast large flake #6635 every 1 1/2 hours 1/2 teas or so taste kind of cheesy can put in pasta, on popcorn, in smoothies etc..this helps the nerves.

      http://www.amazon.com/Bobs-Red-Mill-8-Ounce-Packages/dp/B000EDM8FS ;look around 2find cheaper

      Its highly recommended by his student Dr Schulze who went far beyond even Christopher in curing the incurables that 1 is better off w/an alcohol tincture than w/a water tea on the herb 4mulas

      here is how 2make a tincture read both posts

      http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=1882784

      when discussing the 9 herb nerve formula its supposed 2contain 1 part lady slipper also called nerve root but Christopher's heirs left it out when listing ingredients as its very expensive & hard 2find but w/searching 1 can find it..some lady named unyquity on curezone sells an organic tincture of it but not sure if shell sell u some herbs not tinctured but that would be best if making ur own.Christopher used it in the formula that helped so many so I would include it if at all possible.I would not personally buy her nerve formulas though as not what he used for some of them it is more for ms, mg etc stick w/Christopher's especially the b and b formula..she might sell the b and b though but it is easy 2make and cheaper 2make urself

      Christopher also recommends bowel and blood cleansing for this use herbdoc.com intestinal cleanse (ic) #one and #2 as directed and his detox formula that contains red clover see products page at herbdoc kid dose or use ic#3

      4 adult take the blood cleansing 60 drops if u weigh 150 lbs or so and clarks rule 4 a child w/all herbs (30 lbs-30/150-1/5 so 12 drops 4kids of 30 lbs

      http://curezone.com/schulze/handbook/CAD.asp take it five times a day or at least three times. U take the intestinal cleanse #2- 5 times a day and the intestinal cleanse #1 once a day at dinner starting w/1 & increasing one cap per day until u are going 2bathroom once for each meal a day &they are not hard & sinking bms but lighter and fluffier and more volumous and floating at that point that it ur dose stay on that and then start the intestinal cleanse #2 w/it and that is the big healer.

      Also use oil of garlic in ear (I list link on this below)

      the antispasmodic formula he mentions & lists herbs 4 I looked in his book & its 1 part of each herb except he lists twice & once has 1/2 part of cayenne and once 1 part so either I guess.

      He says 2marinate it in at least a pint of 80 proof vodka enough 2at least cover the herbs store in a tightly capped jar & label and put an expiration date 15 years from now-shake well at least once a day after 2 weeks may strain if desired. dose one 2several drops Be sure to use organic or wildcrafted bulk herbs cut and shifted over powdered

      heres where he discusses the oil of garlic & the b & b formula (ear & nerve formula) & says put in ear, take internally & rub on back of neck etc Organic lobelia might also help w/cramping and spasms (organic use herbpharm a good brand) take 10 or so drops (reduce4kid) & if a certain area like say a cramp in leg rub it in2 the area externally as well In sorry I cant give u the other 4mulas he lists 4epilepsy where he lists herbs but not sure how many parts of each

  43. QUESTION:
    Dr. Schulze's Intestinal Formula #1: It contains senna, will my body get accoustomed to that?Please read below?
    I got a gift of 20 capsules of Dr. Schulze's Intestinal Formula #1. I have no constipation problems. This is the website of the product
    https://web0.herbdoc.com/index.php?option=com_oscommerce&osMod=product_info&Itemid=42&products_id=10&osCsid=989a2468892a93bb3231b0e844c45e8

    Is it okay if I take it? I took my first capsule and I had a bowel movement almost after an hour.
    They are claiming that it is "The BEST bowel CLEANSER on the planet", but I am wondering if it can create problems to me.
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      it is the best bowel cleanse on the planet.. he uses 99.9% organic herbs and is the only person who requests his herbs not be sprayed. He used it in the clinic with dying people and it and his incurable program cured many over the 20 years.

      for best health result use it with the intestinal cleanse number two which can clear the body of 3000 drugs residues and void mucoid plague

      He has clinical experience..this bowel cleanses have for some caused them to expel bowls of worms..one man lost 50 pounds overnight by voiding a long 5 foot mucoid plague with the shape of the intestinal wall. Many who do colon cleansers loss their stubborn belly fat.

      20 capsules is nothing...it is completely safe but it is not really a colon cleanse without the formula two which in my view is the best one.

      the originator before schulze was Dr Christopher and he said he initially ate 4 large meals and was always hungry and tired and after several colon cleanses only needed two small meals a day and had tons of energy., He said all his students cut their grocery bills in half.

      This is due to the colon cleansers removing the hardened old fecal matter that clogs up the system and prevents nutrients from being absorbed well..the bacteria from this leaches through cell walls and dirties the bloodstream and this dirties and overwhelms the liver and leads to some feel nearly all disease

      do not expect 20 pills to do much of anything.

      but I highly recommended doing seasonal cleanses of bowel cleanse one and two and his other cleanses for optimal health..up to 80% of his patients with incurables illnesses were helped with just the colon cleanses.

      I have studied and been aware of schulze for over 15years and frankly everything he teaches and does is like pure gold in my view..he is the best healers I have ever known with Linda page, Dr Christopher and Bernard Jensen following behind but also good.

      I have taking them much longer and never got addicted or needing them

      also some people with loose stools are also constipated and many are without realizing it..you need to be going once for each meal you eat and it should be light, voluminous and not hard.

      Below is what schulze says the formula does

      bottom line..if you are smart you will use his products and recommendations..if you are not, you wont.

      You shopuld be far more worried eating junk and fast foods than in using this I can tell you truthfully that. Relax..it is ok..more than ok

  44. QUESTION:
    what is the 3 day colon cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. John R. Christopher's
      "Three Day Cleansing Program"

      You don't need to purchase any expensive kits. Just read his article and you can do this safely in the comfort of your home.

      http://www.herballegacy.org/Three_Day_Cleanse.html

  45. QUESTION:
    i have a plantar wart?
    and it wont come off.

    i tried freezing it a couple of times
    and now i've been using these acid disks

    its on my foot and well i was trying to cut off the excessice skin off
    and well now i made a hole in the center of it

    like my bare flesh is visible

    what can i do?!!??

    can i cut the rest of it off?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi 5842

      Here are some answers and remedies for your issue. Need to really look at your diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Be sure to drink up to a gallon of water a day to flush the toxins out of the blood.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  46. QUESTION:
    I'm having bloody stools, and a burning sensation in my rectum--what's wrong here?
    Need I elaborate? I think not.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there!

      Here are the answers and remedies. Bottom line is a colon cleanse is needed, but here are a other ideas to help.

      Colitis
      (Colon trouble)
      Definition
      Inflammation of the colon or large intestine, especially its mucous membrane.

      Symptoms
      This is characterized either by runny or constipated bowels, mucoid discharge from the bowel, weakness felt in the abdomen, often headache, pain, dizziness, etc.

      There is often a connection between colitis and stress. We see diarrhea, pain, cramps, and even in the later stages, bleeding and dehydration. Calcium deficiency is common.

      Cause
      This is caused by faulty diet, too many food mixtures irritating the stomach and bowels, hasty eating (insufficient mastication and saliva), taking liquids while eating, excessive use of cathartics, and foods cooked in aluminum.

      The infection of the bowel which results from meat-eating also gives rise to colitis and causes a spastic or contracted condition of the descending colon, a condition found in the most obstinate forms of constipation.

      Herbal Aids
      1.Garlic Oil for Chronic Colitis, Ulcerated Stomach, etc. Take the garlic oil internally over a period of time, 1 dessert spoonful 3-4 times daily.

      2.See formula for cathartic injection for colitis using bayberry, African ginger and pinus.

      3.See formula for colitis using white oak, golden seal and myrrh.

      4.Dr. Christopher's Colitis Formula: Contains marshmallow, slippery elm, comfrey root, lobelia, ginger, wild yam. This formula is for the relief of colitis, and should be used in conjunction with the lower bowel formula and the mucusless diet.

      5.Slippery Elm: Many recommend beating up an egg with a teaspoonful of the powdered bark, pouring boiling milk over it and sweetening it. Taken three times a day this way or in the form of a mucilage it is said to be wonderful in curing gastritis, gastric catarrh, mucous colitis and enteritis.

      6.From Questions to Dr. Christopher's Newsletter. Question: Is there a natural treatment for mucous colitis (spastic colon) where one could not eat raw vegetables or use laxatives? Answer: Colitis is an inflammation of the colon or large intestine and especially of its mucous membrane. This is characterized either by runny or constipated bowels, mucoid discharge from the bowel, weakness in the abdomen, recurrent headache, pain, dizziness, etc. The cause of this condition is a faulty diet, too many food mixtures which irritate the stomach and bowels, hasty eating with insufficient mastication and salivation, consuming excessive liquids with meals, overuse of cathartics and eating food prepared and served in aluminum kitchenware.

      The best and quickest way to treat the condition is to reverse the habits listed above: (1) Eat only when hungry and not between times of hunger. (2) Drink no fluids while eating and this includes a period of fifteen to twenty minutes before meals and thirty minutes after eating. We suggest this so that the chewing of food will produce a thin paste of liquid out of the food and natural saliva. The flowing saliva will act as a signal causing the digestive juices to start for better assimilation. (3) Follow the instructions given in The Three Day Cleanse and Mucusless Diet preferably using the carrot or apple juice as the cleansing agent. Chew the juices by swishing them around in the mouth. As suggested in the booklet, use as juice as is desired. (4) Each day have a cup, three times per day, of tea or green drink made up of three parts comfrey root or leaves, slippery elm bark, mullein leaves and one part lobelia. (5) Have a dish or more of gruel made with presoaked, low heated, uncooked grains, singly or grouped. Barley, wheat, rye, millet or buckwheat are all excellent choices. To one of the grains or a mixture of several of them add 1/4 or 1/3 of their volume in flaxseed and/or psyllium seed. When eating this gruel, honey or a fresh, first pressed, mild tasting olive oil may be used. (6) Breath deeply each day for ten minutes or more to aid digesting. (7) Use as much of our lower bowel tonicas is needed to produce three or more bowel movements per day. Think health and watch the improvement.

      7.Juices for Colitis: Carrot, carrot & coconut, pear, fig.

      8.Cabbage: Apply 3 or 4 layers of cabbage leaves over the abdomen each evening and secure in place to be left on overnight. Drink also the juice between meals.

      9.Vegetables for Colitis: Cabbage, carrots, parsnips, winter squash.

      Testimonials

      It's been a long time since I have written you and I feel that I must tell you that I have gotten rid of the colitis I had for years and the doctors diagnosed as a nervous stomach and prescribed tranquilizers, which of course I didn't take. At that time I came across an article written by you, entitled, "Does Your Colon Feed or Poison You." I immediately started to take Red Clover Combination plus Naturalax 2, it took about six months but it finally went. The pain was very bad but all I heard from doctors was "you have a nervous stomach." but I knew it had to be more than that. I thank GOD and you. Dr. Christopher for cure that I have had due to that wonderful pamphlet that came my way, just when I needed it most.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  47. QUESTION:
    Know any way(s) to treat eczema?
    Know any way(s) to treat eczema? Of subdue it? Or at least something to control or helpt it?
    i have had eczema since i could remember-
    I think I was born with it

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Miss S

      It is an internal issue with toxins in the blood, so be sure to do a colon and liver cleanse to cleanse your system. Here are some ideas to use.

      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 of 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

  48. QUESTION:
    what causes chronic hoarness?
    i have acid reflux

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Punk

      Here is how to take care of your acid reflux (which causes all kinds of issues). Be sure to do a Colon and Liver Cleanse.

      Cause:

      "Stomach disorders--There are different diseases caused by acidosis coming under this heading, but the direct cause is the same for almost all of them. Eating fast, improper chewing, overloading, and eating the wrong kinds of food, are generally responsible for the troubles. The bad habits must be abandoned in order to affect a cure, as there is no medicine that can chew the food properly, or stop anybody from overloading, or prevent one from eating things that are hard to digest.

      Food that is not properly masticated is retained longer in the stomach than it should be. As a result, it turns sour and ferments, creating an excessive amount of acid and gas. This in turn causes a great deal of irritation and inflammation on the mucous lining of the whole digestive system or tract. A catarrhal condition gradually sets in, and the lining becomes coated with a thick slimy mucus that interferes with the assimilation of the food. Decomposition and decay result. Poisonous matter therefrom is absorbed, which leads to severe disturbances of the stomach and bowels and gradually the whole system. The result of this is far reaching, as it finally leads to many other diseases to which the human race is heir. It is only too true, that most people dig their own graves with their teeth.

      Let me therefore repeat, what we might call the Golden Rule of Health: eat slowly, chew food well, and don't overload. Eat only plain food, plenty of fresh vegetable matter, salads, ripe fruits. The richer foods, however, such as meat, eggs, starches, sweets, etc., should be taken more moderately and only in proportion to the amount of work one does. In that way the food can be balanced properly and digested more completely. Failure to live up to these simple natural rules will gradually lead to the operating table--but the operation will not remove the underlying cause, and consequently will not bring the desired relief."

      We have another author who is a wise old doctor of the past, who gives his view as follows (Jethro Kloss in Back to Eden, Beneficial Books, Box 404, New York 10016):

      "Acidosis Causes--Meats, fish, fowl, tea, coffee, tobacco, alcohol, pepper (cooked), mustard, spices, vinegar, excessive uses of salt, baking powder, soda, jellies, sweet desserts (not the natural sweets), candy, preserves, pancakes, hot breads, pastries, fried foods, irregular eating, eating late at night, excess starch, improperly cooked foods, starchy and poorly baked bread, foods too hot or too cold, and foods cooked in aluminum utensils."

      Herbal Aids:

      1.Aids to soothe and speed up the healing are slippery elm gruel, marshmallow root tea, okra, carrot and spinach juice. Peppermint tea is an excellent beverage for this condition. To assist it in its stimulating effect, add six to ten drops of tincture of lobelia, or antispasmodic tincture to each cup of tea. The use of potassium broth is a great aid; spinach juice, mixed with carrot juice, is also excellent.

      2.Use the instructions for Dr. Christopher's Three-Day Cleansing Program and Mucusless Diet, If severe, follow instructions for the Incurables Program , Avoid Constipation.

      The food should be eaten as dry as possible, mixing thoroughly with saliva to a liquid form, not drinking liquids with the meals. The drier the food is eaten, the sooner the acid condition can be overcome. Chew! Chew! Chew! so that your food is liquified before swallowing. Sodium and magnesium foods such as oranges (whole, not the juice), beets, carrots, celery, cucumbers, okra, radishes, apples, cherries, strawberries, coconuts, figs, prunes, string beans, spinach, should be eaten in abundance.

      3.Parsley: This is good for acidosis.

      4.Juices used for acidosis: Spinach, celery & spinach, celery & beet, carrot, tomato.

      5.Green Bell-Shaped Pepper: It is especially good for liver disorders, obesity, constipation, high blood pressure and acidosis.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  49. QUESTION:
    im suffering. worried i have bladder cancer?
    about 4 months ago I woke up one morning with bad pain in my kidneys and blood in my urine. the pain in my kidneys started to die down but about 2 months ago I started to develop a throbbing pain in my bladder with constant blood in my urine. the pain comes and goes. I had an ultrasound and there were what they believe to be stones in my kidneys and my bladder looked fine but ultrasounds supposedly aren't very good for detecting that kind of cancer. also ive been checked for infection (blood and urine tests) and they were perfectly clear except the blood. I'm 25 years old and no history of this kind of cancer in my family. please help!
    the blood comes on usually more with the pain, however the blood is almost always present microscopically. the pain is sometimes dull and sometimes pretty sharp in my bladder. the pain is usually on the right side of my bladder but sometimes across all of it.
    oh also i get nausea.. usually when im not urinating frequently. i wake up in the mornings with really bad nausea sometimes.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Hootie

      Here is what causing the stones and how to rid of them. Also do a colon cleanse.

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

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

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

      Herbal Aids
      1.Parsley: Parsley taken with boiled onions is said to be good to remove gallstones although some writers prescribe juniper berries instead of the onions which would also be a great specific for the urinary tract.

      2.Juices for Gallstones: Celery & parsley, tomato, grapefruit.

      3.Dr. Christopher's Liver-Gallbladder Formula: If gallstones are present and the ducts are blocked, bile may be forced back into the liver and enter into the bloodstream. The skin may take on a jaundiced color. Ultimately, the bile is excreted through the urinary tract. The urine is often dark red or amber color and is very concentrated. Clay color stools are another symptom. During a time of a gall bladder inflammation, heavy eating should not be done. Fruit and vegetable juices are recommended along with the liver-gallbladder herbal formula. The bowels should be kept open and unconstipated through the use of the lower bowel formula...Olive oil (2 tablespoons, 3 times a day) should be taken to lubricate the bile ducts. Our hydrangea root formula, made with 1 quart of apple juice and one ounce of hydrangea root soaked together for three days in a cool place and taken in two ounce doses during the three day cleanse, is capable of dissolving stones anywhere in the body. Light, more frequent meals are preferred over large heavy ones.

      4.Parsley: Parsley will work on the gall bladder and will remove gallstones if used properly by taking a pint of the tea daily.

      Testimonials
      1.Woman Avoids Gallbladder Surgery: During a lecture in Ogden, one of his students, a lady, came to him, saying she was in terrible trouble. She had gallstones so bad and painful that her doctor would give her pain shots. The doctor now refused to give any more shots, but if she had another attack, the stones would be removed.

      Another attack was starting, and the doctor told her that an operation to remove the stones would cost 00. "I haven't got the money," she told the doctor. He said to put it on the medical credit card, which she didn't have either. He said that he couldn't help her until she had the money for the operation.

      Then she remembered about the three-day cleanse that goes with the mucusless diet. You use apple juice for three days, as well as olive oil, a couple of spoonfuls three times a day. She decided to try it.

      After about a week, Dr. Christopher returned to Ogden. This lady came bouncing through the door, with no pain at all. "Hello, doctor," she said, "I am so glad to see you. We had a rock slide last night."

      "A what?"

      Her husband, following her in the door, explained that he was in the other room and heard the gallstones hitting the bottom of the toilet bowl as they dropped out. He collected maybe a cup of gallstones that had come out after three days of juice. Instead of 00 for the operation, it cost them about for the juice and oil. She had no more gallstones, and felt wonderful.

      Other herbs used for gallstones are dandelion, golden seal, mistletoe, yellow dock, oak, parsley, and wild yam.

      Prevention, however, is the key, and adherence to Dr. Christopher's mucusless diet will prevent the formation of these stones.

      2.Passing Gallstones: Dr. Christopher related an interesting story about a patient who suffered a sever gallstone attack. His naturopath would not handle the case, considering it too sever, and an orthodox medical doctor told him to report immediately to the hospital. But the man refused to be operated on, and went back to his naturopath, who referred him to Dr. Christopher.

      He was advised to go on the three-day cleanse, using apple juice, the Lower Bowel Formula, olive oil, and the Liver-Gallbladder Formula three or more times a day. He used no other food, but did apply a castor-oil fomentation on the liver.

      He immediately improved, the pain left, and he went back to work in a few days! He passed a large amount of bile marbles and gallstones, and he was a very grateful man.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  50. QUESTION:
    do you the herbal treatment for obesity?

    • ANSWER:
      The above poster while giving good advice is not entirely correct. I am obese and on a very good natural foods diet for years (primarily fish, whole grains (80%), 50% produce, legumes, seeds, sprouts with little dairy and meats and occasional junk (only rarely) and am still obese as ever.

      Theories like set point, metabolic disturbances, etc. show that obesity is a lot more complex than just diet and exercise. My MD--extremely into alternative health--has all her patients keep food diaries..I kept one for a month and she said it was the best of all her patients who are very health food conscious..(--she meant best nutrition wise..I have been studying nutrition 27 years and shopping coops/health food stores since then).

      Long before the yoyo words were coined..I noticed this pattern..lose weight..always gain all the weight back--PLUS more--making me scared to diet at all...even if I ate less calories than someone at my weight would eat to maintain the weight, I gained rather than lost...

      The only thing that ever worked for me was Dr. Richard Schulze's incurables program were I also went on a 30 day juice fast..I lost 70 lbs and though it was 10 years ago, I have only regained about half of the lost weight.

      I am planning to go on it again in about a week--currently making all the tinctures and preparations. I believe it was the colon cleanse (#1 and #2)..it pulls (not to be gross but...) years old fecal matter out of the bowels and bowel pockets in rope-like strands that coform to the bumpy shape of the intestines...this material--in some people hard as old rubbr tires blocks many nutrients (so the person is always starving and hungry no matter how much they eat). This procedure allows nutrients to pass through and also help lessen the amount of bacteria and germs that grow there and permeate cell walls and polute and damage all organs via dirty blood setting the stage for most illnesses.

      Dr. Christopher, who trained Schulze and initially designed the incurables program, said he went from eating 4 or 5 huge meals a day to 2 small ones with no hunger and plenty of pep after bowel cleansing. He said most of his students cut their grocery bills in half. One may need to do several cleanses t0o get it all..cooked food contributes to this.

      Christopher (John R) also had an antiobesity formula but said it worked best with the mucusless diet (check online for what this is or see his book School of Natural Healing")..he tells of a woman who lost almost 200 lbs and saved her marriage with this regimine.

      Also try Linda Rector-Page's book "healthy healing" for formula..she recommends using sida cordefolio (along with several other herbs (see her weight loss booklet) to boost thermagenisis and boost brown fat (the good fat burning fat) instead of ephedra (which can be dangerous. Sida cordifolia does the same thing but safely.http://www.healthyhealing.com/pressrelease-patent.html

      Good luck!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    If I do a liver detox will it help with my acne?
    I have an herbal liver detox tea, if I start drinking it will it help with the acne I have between my eyebrows?
    Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, herbal liver detox tea absolutely works! Try the ones from Yogi tea. YOu can get them from local drug stores.

      Additionally, you should follow proper acne skin care and follow healthy eating and lifestyle habits.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can someone give me a website or recipe for a liver detox?
    Is it crucial to do a colon and kidney detox before undergoing the liver detox? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It isn't crucial to detox at all.
      The idea of detoxifying or purifying the body of harmful substances has been around for centuries and cycles back into popularity now and again.

      We are not full of toxins, the body and the colon are self cleansing.
      season”, health specialists say that people’s drive to purge their bodies of toxins can, in fact, be harmful.

      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.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do I know if Liver Detox is working?
    I am on day three (seven days total) of drinking a Liver Detox Tea, should I have any signs/symptoms that the detox tea is working?
    I have had acne prone skin for 15 years and I decided to finally try a more natural approach since nothing else has worked. I am going to do a "Skin Detox Tea" but the naturalist recommended doing a Liver Detox Tea first.

    • ANSWER:
      Why do you need to detox your liver? If you have done something to harm it or have hepatitis, the detoxification should be relieving symptoms. You probably should talk to a Doctor before worrying too much about liver detoxification, unless you already have been diagnosed with liver failure or damage.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can liver detox help shrink my pot belly?
    I suspect my liver is large because my belly protrudes (and not just because of fat) and I usually get hammered twice per week. Can a liver detox help me? What is the best way to do that? How long should it take? Does cranberry juice help?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a liver detox.
      The only thing we can do is avoid as much processed and refined food as possible, cut back on drugs legal or otherwise, and stop getting "hammered" twice a week.
      Look up cirrhosis and see what you are up to.

  5. QUESTION:
    Do I need a liver detox if I'm going to take supplements anyway?
    I am going to be taking herbal supplements to counteract my liver deficiency. I'm wondering if I should first do a liver detox program, or whether it would be the same as taking the supplements or if I don't even need to do the detox.

    • ANSWER:
      "Detoxing" is a myth.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any good liver detox pills?
    I'd like to know if there's any good suggestions for liver detox?
    I have found out, Thistle Milk apparently can do the job :)

    • ANSWER:
      Wow I would be curious to know the answer to this too. I didn't think there was such a thing.

  7. QUESTION:
    Liver Detox recipes that dont require a juicer?
    I'm looking for easy liver detox recipes that taste ok and dont require a juicer to make them. Also they have to be easy ingredients to find. Thanks..

    • ANSWER:
      use the same detox recipe and use a blender to make a smoothie instead.
      youtube video on how and what to use.
      you can leave out the stevia which to me isn't necessary.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the safest liver detox/cleanse I can buy?
    Can you please share with me your experiences with liver detox. Is it really safe and do you feel much better after the cleanse. If you have used a brand you like please let me know.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I've read alot on fitness boards, guys that use oral roids use milk thistle to counter the negatives. Thats the only thing I've heard of.

  9. QUESTION:
    is there any food you can eat to cleanse your liver?
    I am on several meds, and would like to eat some foods that will help my liver detox naturally...Any suggestions?
    I wanted to stay away from herbs if possible. Any WHOLE FOODS I can add to my diet?

    • ANSWER:
      milk thistle herb..www.healingfoodreference.com and supplementreference.com look up www.wellnessresources.com they have some great stuff...

  10. QUESTION:
    How long will it take for MJ to leave my body?
    I'm 6'1 160 pounds I have a high metabolism and I work alot, like 50 hours a week. At my store I drink a lot of everyday kidney and liver detox tea. I go through bags if it., drink tons of water and liquid most days. And tomorrow will be the 24th day. Is it almost out?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the kind of drug test you have to take, but it will take at least 30 days, and most likely longer.

  11. QUESTION:
    what is the best liver detox for a person with liver disease?
    I have a severe liver disease & need to detox rapidly, I go to bed my abdomen a size 14, I wake up to an abdomen sized 26, any suggestions would be appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      If your fluid retention is due to liver disease, there is no detox in the world that is going to help other than if you have liver disease from alcohol abuse and you mean that kind of detox. If that is the case, then you need to talk to your doctor about how to detox safely. I assume this fluid retention you are talking about is in your abdomen and you might need a paracentesis done to get rid of the fluid. This is done in a hospital setting. You will be a lot more comfortable once you get rid of the extra fluid. If the fluid continues to increase and you do not seek treatment, it can actually be fatal. The fluid will accumulate and eventually squeeze on major organs such as the heart and lungs making it difficult to breathe. You must seek medical help for your problem if this is the case.

  12. 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/

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the best liver detox for someone with HCV x 20 years?
    I'd like to know if there's a way to rid my liver of the effects of alcohol when I go out and have a few drinks.

    • ANSWER:
      The medi-nerds are out in force I see here promoting their ignorance of detoxing. "Beware of detox scams?" Beware of ANTI-DETOX people. A liver gallbladder flush works wonders for the body and I have lots of people that I have helped with doing this type of cleanse. To say you can't detox the body is so ridiculous and only showing great ignorance.

      John Hopkins researchers found intrahepatic gallstones in livers that are causing lots of problems for people. Typical medical diagnostics do not show these stones because they look like ordinary bile when using these tests. Autopsies were used to examine livers, etc. in the studies done by John Hopkins researchers. To remove these stones and gallstones is a very popular DETOXING flush that does remove the stones. I'm always anxious to hear from patients I put on this form of detoxing because the amount of stones that come out and the sizes are always shocking to these people. What I find is that many of these people take jars of their stones to show their doctors that lied to them, telling them detoxing does not work.

      It takes several flushes to totally clean these organs, but the results are incredible. The skin becomes vibrant, the liver starts cleansing the blood better, producing better bile and all the health benefits are marvelous.

      To prevent the problems with alcohol on the liver, you can take digestive enzymes that include all the pancreatic enzymes before drinking. You will not get a hangover the next day. Also, go to the health food store and purchase some prickly pear herbs and take those before going out.

      A little alcohol will not hurt the average person, but excessive drinking will damage the liver and cause a huge build up of the intrahepatic gallstones that crate fatty livers.

      The milk thistle herb will only have a very minor effect on the health of the liver, but it certainly won't hurt it either. Just don't expect great results from taking it.

      good luck to you

  14. QUESTION:
    How long does it take your liver to detox?
    I've been unhealthy for a while now. I eat fast food, take sleep aids, and drink alcohol on a regular basis.
    Bottom line, my liver isn't in peak condition.

    My question is how long does it take the liver to naturally cleanse itself? Does the length of an unhealthy lifestyle complicate the process?

    • ANSWER:
      You've been sucked into a bunch of garbage pseudoscience. Your liver is constantly detoxifying the substances you put into it. Within a few hours of consuming alcohol, your liver has broken it down to harmless compounds and prepared it for excretion from the body.
      Stop thinking in terms of "cleansing" the body. You've been abusing your body with this disgusting lifestyle, but that doesn't mean that you're "dirty," only that your body is overworked and run-down.

  15. QUESTION:
    can i Liver Detox while being on supplements for working-out?
    hello! i consider my self a natural bodybuilder with that said i am taking legal supplements. well my questions is, i going to take these Liver Detox and i would like to know if i can still drink these supplements while being on these Liver Detox? i would like to know the answer of a physician, if there is anyone out there! Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      well im not a physician... but everything is filtered through your liver... so if you are doing a liver detox, yet taking supplements, your liver will not be getting a "full" detox..

      however if the supplements are not harming you (ie vitamins) then im sure it wouldnt really matter... since im assuming you are doing a liver detox of harmful or built up material..

      good luck! :]]

  16. QUESTION:
    what type of tea herbs are good for liver detox?
    i have a friend that has liver problems and i know there's this tea (other then the green tea that helps with the fatty liver) that can help with it but in most articles they won't say what herbs it contains. any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Japanese green tea is a powerful antioxidant with many health benefits including
      Destroying harmful bacteria that can poison your system, and
      Boosting your immune system

      Read about the benefits here http://japan-australia.blogspot.com/2010/11/green-tea-antioxidant-wonder.html

  17. QUESTION:
    I have had a face rash for three months. Can I do a liver detox and also take Benadryl?
    I think the culprit is Scabies cream, which I used a few months ago. I just started coffee enemas. Can I take Benadryl after the enema? I want my liver to flush, and don't want to make it work harder by giving it Benadryl. Sometimes the itch is really bad though, and I need relief.

    • ANSWER:
      What do you think will occur if you're taking benadryl? Your liver has to work hard to get this stuff sooner or later eliminated, so you won't detox your liver while taking this stuff.
      So no, you can't do it at the same time..

  18. QUESTION:
    is there a correlation between an abnormally functioning liver and hair loss?
    and will a liver detox help at all?

    • ANSWER:
      If your liver is functioning abnormally hair loss is the last of your worries. My friend has a failing liver but as much hair has he had in high school so I don't see any connection. And I am sure he would exchange some hair loss for a healthy liver.

  19. QUESTION:
    What could stay in blood 7 days after drinking?
    When i go out i have usually 4-6 pints n a few shots but the only way i can describe it is i feel drunk for around 7 days after, spaced out as such , this is no hangover as i can deal with that ,
    Im thinking my liver cannot detox certain chemicals?

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    is it safe to take soya lecithin if you have a history of breast cancer?
    i had breast cancer 6 years ago. It wasnt caused by hormones. They think it was triggered by a very stressful event that happened in my life.
    I have been taking soya lecithin in the form of health supplements as part of a liver detox but someone said it can increase the growth of tumours and is not a good idea if you have had breast cancer. HELP!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It's not necessarily safe. Have they tested to see if your tumor is estrogen sensitive? If it is estrogen sensitive, then it's not safe.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there a really good product for a thorough liver and blood detox/cleanse?
    I need a good liver flush. I just started taking Milk Thistle and would like to keep taking it as a protector, but I want to find a detoxification product that I can take for a few days that will really flush out the system.

    • ANSWER:
      There are some good herbal combos that work for that. I have one that has dandelion and milk thistle both in it. And it works for me well.
      Go to your local health food store and examine the herbs section. There are regualr brands of herbs which make many combos of formulas for specific needs. Just look for one that says liver cleanse, and examine ingredients. You then have to learn to dose yourself. There is a suggested dosage, but sometimes, you have to adapt to take less or more as is needed.

      When I first started taking the Liver cleanse herbs, I would feel really miserable. Just an incredibly terrible feeling. It actually took me a few times before I realized I was feeling terrible when I took the liver cleanse, beacause it was working!! then after few years of occasional use, I actually could feel great when taking it. Unfortunately, I'm back to feeling terrible when taking it.
      But expect some physical response while taking it. Try to take it when you're not going to be doing lots emotionally or physically. I also try to cut back on eating lots, just gentle foods, so you don't stress out the body. After all, the liver is what helps keep the body cleaned, so you're cleaning the cleaner. You don't want to freak out the body too much.

      I don't do it for long time. I might take couple pills in morning, maybe at night but usually not for more than a day's effort. it's not like it's a colon cleanse where you've got several yards of cleansing to do.
      Try it every couple weeks if you feel you're in need of good liver cleansing. But I wouldn't do it more than that, in fact probably just once monthly if you wanted a regular schedule.

      Check with the salespeople in your local health food store, they can easily steer you towards good products for your effort.

  22. QUESTION:
    Liver and Gallbladder flush:What time of the next day should the stones be passed?
    Has anybody done the grapefruit and olive oil liver flush? I did it last night (followed by two cups of Epsom Salt this morning at 6 and 8 am). I have had many bowl movements from morning and still no stones passed (it is noon now). Some thing wrong?When are they supposed to pass? I also don't feel tired or nausea.

    • ANSWER:
      You should have noticed some, especially little white balls of chaff, but it's not wrong. Either you're healthy or very clogged up. You may need to do a detox diet for a week or so before doing another flush - a juice fast is the most effective; fresh, not from a carton - and then repeat the flush every two or three weeks. Detoxing is a process, not a one-off quick fix.

      I didn't feel tired, nauseous or much different the next day and I've done 5 of these now, so don't worry too much about "should bes".

  23. QUESTION:
    How to do a liver cleanse/detox?
    I am wanting to cleanse and detox my liver, Has anyone ever done this? Do you know how I would go about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Liver is an organ which is there to cleanse or detoxify our whole body. Liver does not require that. What is important we should take care of our liver, like we should avoid hepatotoxic drugs, alcohol, and too much fat in our diet. We should also protect ourselves from hepatitis B and C, and of course A.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to detox liver in a natural way?
    I've been reading some stuff about natural products that can help to detoxify your liver, anyone know anything about this or know where I can find out more?

    • ANSWER:
      The best (and easiest and cheapest!) thing you can do is to eat a diet of at least 75% raw foods. (Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fresh juices, lots of filtered water.)

      Keep the colon clean to facilitate toxin elimination from the liver: Eating plenty of raw fibrous vegetables, like carrots, celery and cauliflower, will sweep out your colon nicely.

      Foods high in Vitamin K (leafy greens, alfalfa sprouts) are especially beneficial.

      Eat plenty of raw almonds, Brazil nuts, coconut, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds. These contain arginine, an amino acid which helps to detoxify ammonia, a by-product of protein digestion which accumulates in the liver.

  25. QUESTION:
    If liver detoxification doesn't work then how do you explain the alterations in AST, ALT, LDL, CYP450 etc.???
    After doing a PROPER liver detox many of these lab values can shift to a more favorable value.....how do you explain this if you do not believe liver detox does anything? And don't say coincidence!

    • ANSWER:
      Megan, I doubt the ranters will be able to explain.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the life expectancy of a patient with alcoholic liver cirrhosis?
    My father is 55 yrs old. 1 year ago he was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis. His billirubin was 22 mg/dl. He had ascitis. But he undergone treatment and now.. after that his billirubin remains between 4 to 5 mg/dl. He had his bend surgery for varices. His ALT and AST are normal. Can anyone specify what is the life expectancy? Because he is very depressed about this.

    • ANSWER:
      This is something that his doctor will have to answer since no one could answer this question without knowing the amount of liver damage he has right now. How badly scarred is his liver? That will determine his prognosis for the future. It's good that his numbers have improved quite a bit which means that the damage probably will at least slow down. Once the cirrhosis reaches the more advanced stage, then nothing stops it from progressing to total liver failure no matter what the person does. If caught in the earlier stage, then the person may be able to slow it down or even stop it completely from progressing to total failure. He must absolutely never drink alcohol again no matter what and he has to avoid any medications that can harm his liver. His age doesn't matter. It's the amount of damage that gives you the answer to this question.

      If your father had ascites from his cirrhosis, then his disease is most likely in the more advanced stage because this is a symptom of liver failure and it usually doesn't show up until the disease is advanced. But you never know what might happen if he has stopped drinking. He could greatly improve. There is no cure for cirrhosis other than a transplant, but not everyone with cirrhosis will need a transplant depending on the amount of damage and whether or not they can stop the progression. All this can only be answered by his doctor who sees all his tests results and has the experience and education to give an answer. If you father continues to drink alcohol and has cirrhosis, that is a sure death sentence in time.

      Even though it's difficult, it's possible for some alcoholics to receive a transplant if they need one to stay alive. There are extra requirements for them and they must pass an evaluation at a transplant center who will determine whether or not they can qualify, but it is possible. So not all hope is lost even if your father does need a new liver. The first requirement they have for alcoholics is 6 months of detox (sobriety) before they will begin to consider them for one. Your fathers doctor should refer your father to a transplant clinic if his liver is so badly damaged that he will need a transplant. If your father is an active drinker, then there is no hope of getting a new liver. That's immediate disqualification. The alcoholic must understand that they will never be able to drink any alcohol for the rest of their life if they want a transplant.

  27. QUESTION:
    What exactly occurs when the liver is inflamed?
    A patient is told his liver has become inflamed because of his heavy drinking and that if he continues to drink, his liver will shut down.

    Lets say he never drinks againl. Ever. What can happen even after he stops? What precautions can he take to help his liver?

    • ANSWER:
      When alcohol is consumed, the liver takes
      the alcohol and uses the cells enzymes to
      convert it to acetaldehyde and then to
      acetate. It is then further converted to
      carbon dioxide and water that the body can
      dispose of.
      If a person is sensitive to alcohol or takes
      too much, the liver may become overwhelmed
      and it won't go through the complete process
      the way it should. It may only reach the
      acetaldehyde phase. Both alcohol and,
      the breakdown acetaldehyde, can be toxic
      to the liver cells and damage them.

      When the cells of the liver become damaged,
      the immune system of the body responds to
      this and causes inflammation to develop in
      the liver, which will cause the liver to enlarge
      in size...even though it is surrounded by
      a tight membrane capsule.
      If the alcohol is stopped and the inflammation is
      treated, then the liver cells may heal.
      However, if this is not done...it can advance
      where the liver cells die off and scar tissue
      formation takes place inside the liver that
      blocks the flow of blood. This is then
      known as Cirrhosis of the liver and is
      irreversible. It can lead to having to
      have a liver transplant that can cost in
      the range of 0,000 and up.

      The best step to take is to have blood testing
      done asap. Simple blood tests can show
      alot:
      The liver enzymes test will show if the
      cells of the liver are damage.
      The liver functions tests will show how
      well the cells of the liver are able to do
      the 500 plus functions to keep the body well.
      Viral testing to see if a virus has entered
      the body and is using the liver cells to replicate
      itself.

      If the liver is determined to have a problem...
      it is best to be referred to a gastroenterlogist
      or hepatologist. If the doctor sees that
      the blood tests levels are not right, he
      may order an ultrasound or Ct scan to
      look at the liver. They will be able
      to see if the liver is enlarged, if the blood
      is flowing well through the liver, and if
      there may be any growths there.

      The doctors are the only ones that can
      determine if there is disease present and
      how far advanced it is...through their test
      results. The liver is very quiet about damage
      being done until the liver cells are not
      able to function or die off...it is important
      to be checked.

      All liver patients are told not to drink any
      alcohol. They should try to stay away from
      others who are ill and use purell...
      stay away from open salad/food/dessert
      bars where people can sneeze or cough into
      them. They should only take medications
      that are approved of or prescribed by their
      doctors...since medication goes through
      the liver first to be broken down before
      going to the rest of the body. He should
      speak to the doctor about any vitamins
      he may be lacking...since those who are
      alcoholics tend to lack certain ones.

      If they have a hard time stopping the alcohol,
      the doctor has medications that can help
      with the symptoms of coming off it slowly.
      He may also suggest a detox program at
      the hospital.

      A patient cannot be listed for a liver transplant
      unless they are free of alcohol consumption
      for a period of six months prior to the
      evaluation. Many patients die before being
      placed on it because they refuse to give it
      up.

      I hope this information has been of some
      help to you.
      Here is a link to a Cirrhosis site to learn
      more about it:
      (just click on it)
      http://www.medicinenet.com/cirrhosis/article.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cirrhosis/DS00373

  28. QUESTION:
    How long after you stop drinking does it take the liver to get back to normal?
    I've been drinking a lot of wine (about a bottle per night) to help me to get to sleep and got a fright when my doc said that my liver results were a bit high. I have now stopped completely and won't start up again but was just wondering how long it will take to get better. Thanks
    I was doing this for about 1 year sad to say.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how many years you have been drinking. Your liver will detox and rebuild itself.
      You can go onto justask.com ask a homeopath to prescribe a remedy to detox the liver,
      give them a sense of the liver tests.Homeopathy is safe, no side effects, and it works.

  29. QUESTION:
    How do I detox my body to restart my health to its default level so i can start building it up again?
    What are some ways of detoxing my body so i can start fresh with my ideal default body? i'd like to rid myself of all the toxins, impurities, and crap that we eat daily and start over. then work out and maintain a healthy active lifestyle... but yeah, how do i detox it i guess is the question!
    thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I've been reading some stuff from this guy Jon Barron (www.jonbarron.org), anyway, he's got great info on some great detox's. The more I read from him and other places, the more I agree with what he says...anyway, juice fasts are great...this guy recommends drinking the healthiest (not bottled or canned) juice you can find, drinking 8 oz. every hour your awake for 3-7 days. I wouldn't just drink water, it will screw your metabolism up. Also, this guy talks about a colon and then later a gaul blatter/liver detox if you want to spend the money. Your body will heal quickly, so eat well and do some investigating about the best thing for YOU!

  30. 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.

  31. QUESTION:
    What's a natural good way to detox your body?
    I'm starting a new work out system next week and want to detox but without the outrageous expensive pills that usually make you sick to your stomach.
    lol Erica hmmmmmm not from alcohol. I'm talking about just detoxing your body to purify your body.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are open to alternative health methods, I have had success with a 1) vegetable juice fast (inexpensive), a 2) liver detox (fairly inexpensive, some supplements involved), and 3) detox pads (on the more expensive side).

      1) If you have access to a juicer, celery is great to juice for detox. I've used the following combination to great effect (celery, garlic clove, lemon, cayenne pepper, salt to taste). In my experience, 2-4 weeks max without solids without becoming extremely depleted.

      2) Dr Hulda Clark's (controversial figure due to some pretty aggressive claims) liver cleanse. Although I think some of her materials are hard to believe, I've had great results with her liver detox (she publishes it for free on her site). There are some supplements involved, but fairly inexpensive, and you don't have to buy them from her. The cool thing is, at the end you will pass stones from your liver, and feel amazing for about a week.

      3) Detox foot pads - there is quite a bit of skepticism on whether these work. You wear them on your feet and toxins come out onto the pads.. I'm not sure if it's not just the herbs changing colors (they claim to test them), but they are doing something, as I sleep great with them.

      Several years ago I did a hair analysis test, then did the combination above for 2 months, and a second hair analysis that showed a significant decreases in toxic levels (especially aluminum, mercury, & pcb's).

  32. QUESTION:
    What are the specific vegetables to eat that will help enrich the Liver?
    What are the specific vegetables to eat that will help enrich the Liver?
    That will cause it stronger from Liver diseases, and if there is any food other than vegetables, please state it in your answer or answers. I think my liver is not working not that good, I need some natural way of making it feel better. Thank you in Advanced for those who are willing to help! =)

    • ANSWER:
      there are some teas you can drink to help heal or regenerate the liver.
      chamomile, dandilion and horsetail are three different types of teas you should consider drinking.
      and avoid alcohol and soda until you heal the liver. Fried foods and too much meat can also put strain on the liver. The liver can heal itself as long as you allow it to. all vegetables are good, can't think of any specific veggie that is best. Look for a detox book to read up on ways to heal your liver. My favorite is "The seasonal detox diet" by Carrie L'Esperance. Good luck

  33. QUESTION:
    What are the functions of organelles in liver cells?
    Can you give me the functions of these organelles in a liver cell? Like tell me what they do for the liver cell.
    • Nucleus
    • DNA
    • RNA
    • Cytoplasm
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Quite a question. Here is a brief overview of each.

      Nucleus - contains DNA and directs protein synthesis, acting as a control center for the cell

      Nucleolus - resides within the nucleus and produces the building blocks of ribosomes

      Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum - synthesizes lipids such as steroids, fatty acids and phospholipids, especially present in liver cells as they serve to aid detox. Also stores calcium ions

      Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum - synthesizes proteins from the polypeptides secreted by ribosomes and also produces more membrane

      Golgi Apparatus - functions as a shipping center, finishing, sorting, and shipping many products from the cell

      Lysosomes - assist in breaking down and digesting many nutrients, as well as recycling matter within the cell

      Vacuoles - fulfill many maintenance roles within the cell, assisting plant growth by absorbing water, or much differently, contractile vacuoles function in some fresh water protists to expel water to prevent dillution

      Chloroplasts - not present in animal cells, play a vital role in photosynthesis, converting light to chemical energy

      Mitochondria - the energy powerhouse of a cell, produces energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) from the breakdown of glucose and oxygen into carbon dioxide and water

      Some other important aspects are cell membranes which control traffic into and out of a cell, cell walls which serve in the structure of plant cells, flagella which enable some cells, such as sperm, to travel, cilia assist some protist movement and move fluid across the surface of tissue in many animal cells, and some others that I am likely omitting at the moment.

      Hope this was helpful. :)

  34. QUESTION:
    What are safe detoxes and fasts for a hypoglycemic to do?
    Obviously I have hypoglycemia (where my blood sugar gets too low). I need to do a detox to expel the toxins from my body, and usually those are drinking straight water but I need some drinks with sugar in them to keep my my blood sugar balances. Suggestions? Anyone with experience in this subject?

    • ANSWER:
      You cannot accelerate the removal of "toxins" from your body. Any diet or plan that purports to do so is bogus. Your liver + kidneys do a fine job of this, 24/7.

      The right way to do this is to prevent the "toxins" from building up in your body to begin with: eat a healthy diet.

  35. QUESTION:
    How long does a person have to live with liver failure?
    My father in law has been a alcoholic his whole life. My husband, and his father are not on speaking terms. He got a phone call that his father is passing out, throwing up blood, not remembering peoples names, forgetting where he is at. I do know he is still drinking. I don't know anything about liver failure, or exactly what his doctor has said. I just don't want my husband to regret anything. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If your father in law is throwing up blood, this is definitely an medical emergency...he could bleed out or bleed internally.

      I will explain:
      There are many causes of liver cell damage...one is alcohol. When the cells of the liver become damaged, the immune system of the body responds to this and causes inflammation to develop inside
      the liver...this will cause the liver to enlarge
      in size. If the alcohol is not stopped and the inflammation is not treated, the liver cells may die off and form scar tissue
      inside the liver that will block the flow of blood through the liver on its way back to the heart and also block the flow of blood to the other liver cells and they die off also,
      It is an irreversible, progressive disease known as Cirrhosis of the liver.

      Because the blood isn't able to flow through the liver well anymore, it backs up into the vein under the liver, and that goes into the liver, known as the portal vein. This causes
      what is known as Portal Hypertension. It also backs up into smaller vessels not used to handling this amount of blood
      (known as varies)and pressure and they develop weak spots and can break open just like a balloon bursting. They are
      usually found in the esophagus and in the rectal area. The spleen may also
      enlarge in size because of this.
      Any bleeding from these two places is considered an emergency. People who have cirrhosis, their livers cannot make clotting factors to help the blood to clot
      and therefore they bleed and bruise very easily.
      Your father in law needs attention immediately.

      Now I will tell you other things that may take place.
      He should have an advance directive or power of attorney form made up so that someone in the family can handle
      all his medical and financial problems that come up. http://www.caringinfo.org/stateaddownload
      People with Cirrhosis develop a condition known as Encephalopathy. This happens because the liver isn't able to change the ammonia, that comes from the protein
      use in their bodies, to urea. It stays ammonia and can go pass the blood brain barrier, with the blood, into the brain. It causes confusion, disorientations, tremors,
      sleep pattern changes and a number of other symptoms...and if not treated, can lead to a coma. The doctor usually
      places the patient on medication called Lactolose; but there are other medications
      also.

      He may have an alcoholic "beer belly", but this might be Ascites. The build up of fluid in the abdominal area. This is because the liver can no longer efficiently make a protein that holds fluid in our vessels. This fluid leaks out and collects here. It can become so much that the patient has trouble breathing and eatting. This fluid
      can be drained by a procedure known as Paracentesis and give the patient some relief.

      You father in law should be seeing either a
      gastroenterologist or hepatologist now. He definitely needs any help and support he can get. Alcoholics can be combative and fight with you...it is the alcohol that is doing this, however, considering this might be the encephalopathy that is very similar to being
      drunk...it may be this.

      I hope your father in law gets the help he needs; that the differences can be worked out between your husband and his dad. It is good that you care...when it comes to disease, especially one that is as horrible as this one...it should draw families closer
      together not apart.
      The doctor may suggest a detox
      program at the hospital for him and if he can stay detoxed from alcohol for a period of six months...he may be able to be placed on the transplant list.
      Many recovering alcoholics are waiting
      on the transplant list now.

      I hope this information is of some help to you.
      Here are some links you can click on to learn more about this disease:
      http://www.hcvets.com/data/hcv_liver/cirrhosis.htm
      http://www.medicinenet.com/cirrhosis/article.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cirrhosis/DS00373
      http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/cirrhosis.html

      No one but the doctors who have his
      tests results and know his passed and
      present medical history...can give you
      an educated guess of how far advanced
      he is in the disease and how long he
      may have to live.
      The best test done to confirm this is
      a liver biopsy.

      Best wishes

  36. QUESTION:
    How does your liver affect acne?
    I've heard that your liver is responsible for clearing out any toxins in your blood, and if your blood gets overloaded with toxins it can overwhelm your liver causing outbreaks. Can anyone shed some light on this topic on if thats true or how to cleanse your liver?

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard similar things, and because of that some doctors will recommend liver cleanses, or similar cleanses (detoxes) to help clear up acne. Basically, at the heart of it, what's going on inside your body surely has an effect on what comes out your body. When toxins need to be released they come out in a number of ways. One way is via your natural elimination system, another can be through sweat, and another (but not the only other way), is through your skin.

      Here is a link for some different liver cleanses that you can do from home:

      http://www.curezone.com/cleanse/liver/default.asp

      Curezone in general, has a lot of good cleansing ideas, so if you go to the homepage, just go through some of the forums and ask questions there. They're really on top of things, so they'll post back pretty quickly.

      Good luck!

  37. 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!

  38. QUESTION:
    After hardcore binge drinking for about 5 years, I stopped because of liver pains. I've been sober for a week.?
    My question is: How long will it take for my liver to repair itself and stop hurting?

    I'm 25 years old and I've been taking liver detox supplements for about 3 days because it scared me that my liver is hurting for so long.
    My liver has been hurting for a week, ever since I last binge drank.

    • ANSWER:
      Stop worrying. Liver pain is a sign of good health and vitality.

  39. 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.

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I detox my body after recently quitting smoking?
    I just quit smoking a couple of days ago and want to detox my body to feel better. Any suggestion?

    • ANSWER:
      Wow....wtg! I know how hard that is as I did the same thing over 5 years ago but hey...this is about you! Stay with it and remember, you don't have to stop.....just stop starting!

      You body is going to go through some serious detoxing all on it's own so don't rush it but things you can do on your own are:

      -drink lots of lemon water
      -take vitamin C
      -start a good multivitamin (not that drug store crap)
      -exercise
      -sweat....be it a hot tub, sauna, anything that makes you sweat

      Those things alone are a great start. From there as you progress you can add many other great natural products that will help you to detox but be very careful not to rush it as you can actually create a detox crisis.....meaning, your body is trying to get rid of toxins faster than it's capable of and it can cause incredible stress on your liver, kidneys and lymphatic system so easy does it!

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox to kick off a health kick?
    I am wanting to do a weekend to a week length detox to start a health kick because i am feeling quite 'blegh' lately with eating rubbish. Does anyone has any suggestions that don't cost the earth with ingredients etc?? Has anyone had weightless success on one??

    • ANSWER:
      Planning to undergo detox will not require you much time and effort to do. You can simply do it only at home. To give you an idea, liver, skin and your intestines play big roles in detoxification process. So you need to think ways on how to make them healthy. Provided the question that you have posted, here are some tips you can use to make your body healthy and detoxify the wastes successfully.

      1.Increase your water intake with at least 8 glasses up to 2 liters a day.
      2.Avoid drinking alcoholic drinks or reduce it into moderate amount if you can’t avoid it.
      3.Keep away from franchised foods or canned goods.
      4.Eat green leafy vegetables and 2 varieties of fresh fruits at least twice or thrice a day.
      5.Take appropriate and enough time of rest to avoid stress.
      6.Do simple exercise like breathing, walking or walking up and down the stairs. This would allow you skin to reopen and a chance to flush out any toxic materials through your skin.
      7.Take shower and make bowel movement regularly.

      With these basic and simple ways, you would be able to make it and successful detox yourself. No need for big amount of money, just self-discipline

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

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      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

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox and get started living healthy?
    I need to lose weight and I know eating healthy will do that for me because I lose weight every time I eat well. Thing is I have been so busy that my eating habits have been bad and I need to detox from fast food, junk food and salt.

    • ANSWER:
      detox by eating protein, fish, chicken, vegetables, water, and exercise. avoid "detox" products. they are expensive laxatives only. and your kidneys and liver are the detoxifying organs in your body. eating/sleep/exericise and the wt will come off. you can be malnourished from junk food, processed foods, which is all up and down the grocery store aisles. the real food is on the perimeters of the store if you notice. The shelved foods will stay there forever, there are so many preservatives in them. can't believe they bother to put an expiration date on them or eat by date. as this junk will rarely go bad.

  48. QUESTION:
    What raw fruits and veggies should I eat while doing a 3 day detox?
    Im familiar with how a 3 day detox works but, I'm not sure of what fruits and veggies I should eat for those 3 days.

    Any help?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      For a week or so before your three day detox diet, prepare your body for the diet by eliminating alcohol and caffeine from your diet. Limit or eliminate your intake of "junk food," sugar, and red meat. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink at least ten glasses of water each day.

      During the 3 day detox diet, drink nothing but filtered water. If you like, you can add a little fresh-squeezed organic lemon juice to the water. This will help flush the toxins out of your system. Eat light meals of steamed vegetables, fresh organic fruit, and a little brown rice.

      Do some moderate exercise during your detox diet. It will improve your circulation, helping the toxins to leave your body, and sweating will help flush toxins from your body. Make sure to drink plenty of water so you stay well hydrated, though.

      Following the three day detox diet, don't rush out to McDonald's. Eat lightly for the next several days. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Soups are good. Continue to drink at least ten glasses of water each day.

      You can use an herbal supplement along with the 3 day detox diet to increase its effectiveness. Dandelion is a good herb to use, because it has a diuretic effect, meaning it helps flush toxins from your system, and it also supports liver functioning.

  49. 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.

  50. 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!

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