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ANSWERS FROM CARLOS:
I'm trying to clean out the
blood stream. I was wondering if I could take
dandelion root, burdock root, enchinacea and devil's
claw root all at once without having side effects. Or
is taking just dandelion root enough for a detox? Also,
thinking about replacing devil's claw root to cat's claw
root for arthritis. Thanks.
The Dandelion and Burdock should be all you need. They
work better and faster in extract or tincture, 15 drops
of each. If you are making infusions, I suggest you
drink 4 to 5xs day, for 3 days. A 48 hour fast would
certainly help here also. For arthritis deep tissue
massage works as does acupuncture, and a Chinese
linament named Yin Tee applied topically. You may also
want to apply 10 minutes with a cold pack to the area
and then 20 with a heating pad.
QUESTION: I was doing an herbal cleanse and I took some pike root and
cleaners root. Immediately after drinking the cleaners
root my lips and part of my cheek sole up. The next day
I drunk some activated charcoal and then my gums became
enlarged. Two weeks later they are still like that and I
am living weight. Why is this affecting my digestive
system. The more I eat the more weight I lose. Please
provide with some insight on this situation.
I truly cannot answer why this affecting you so, but I
can say that for whatever reason the herbs you mention
are not the correct ones. If you are trying to do a
cleanse, then you must fast for 48 hours drinking only
Dandelion root tea and fresh water. If hunger overtakes
you, you may eat yogurt. Dandelion and Burdock are the
two best herbs for this.
From what you say your digestive is out of whack. After
your cleanse, I suggest you avoid: Red meats, pork,
white sugar, all dairy and all fried foods. Enhance
your diet with plenty of fresh fish (in particular
salmon and mackerel), eat plenty of fresh garlic and
onions daily, honey, brown rice, fresh raw or steamed
vegetables and fresh fruits. Eat small meals, even if
you must eat 5 times a day and masticate your food
well. You may drink Chamomile tea with your meals to
help in digestion.
What are the best three herbs for detoxing the human
body and even for parasites.
There are quite a number of herbs that are great to
detoxify the system, my choice of the top 10 are:
Dandelion root, Burdock root, Gentian root, Milk
thistle, Red clover, Psyllium seed, Wormwood root,
Nettles, Cascara Sagrada and Senna.
I am 33 years old and just had my second child 4 months
ago. I received 1 Depo-Provera shot a little over a week
ago. After I received the shot, I read about all of the
horrible side effects surrounding this method of Birth
control. Since then I have been looking in to different
ways to detox this synthetic hormone from my body. I
have been consuming herbal teas (Chamomile & Red
Raspberry Leaf, organic) taking a vitamin supplement
(Womenís Blend 2) trying to change my diet and started
using the sauna. Is there any particular product I might
try that works better then what I have been doing? I
have not experienced any side effects from the shot yet,
except menstruation delay. I am trying to minimize or
eliminate the possible side effects. The possible hair
loss is really scary.
As far as we are concerned perhaps the best combination
to rid the body of toxins is adding to an infusion of
Green tea, 15 drops extract of Dandelion, 20 drops
extract of Burdock and 10 drops extract of Red clover.
Extracts and tinctures work better and faster.
Sweeten only with a bit of honey and drink 2-3xs per day
for 7 to 14 days.
ANSWERS FROM LORYHL
My Mom is 78 years old and her MD said her Spleen was
enlarged and her lymph nodes were swollen according the
CAT Scan that was done. He said she can go see a
specialist or come back to him in six months for more
testing. I am hoping this is not cancer. Are there any
herbs she can take to help these symptoms. Anything you
can suggest to help the spleen, lymph nodes and liver?
My Mom did not drink or smoke her whole life. She has
taken a lot of medication most of her life. She was
diagnosed with pet mal seizure (epilepsy) and had her
thyroid removed many years ago. She currently takes
take Dialantin and Phenobarbital (for over 35 years).
Now she takes Lamictal and a drug from Canada Clozabam.
I know these drugs have finally attacked her organs.
Thanks for your query. There is a great deal you can do
for your mother. It seems her body is overloaded with
toxins caused mainly by the prescription drugs she's
been taking. But also by her diet. Fried foods are
hard for the body to digest, as are chocolates as they
often have paraffin in them. There are so many toxic
additives in our food today that if you're buying most
of you food from the supermarket you can't avoid their
toxic effects. A thorough body cleanse would aid her
tremendously and I recommend you do it with her.
Instructions attached. It may seem like a lot of work
but it is well worth it. If you do it with her, you
will be able to support her better.
Order our "Life Force with Triphela" as it is an
excellent aid to a cleanse. It is also good for all
systems and organs of the body and added to the cleanse,
will do a great deal toward bringing your mother's body
back to good health. She should also have lots of raw
vegetables, organic when possible. Raw vegetable juice
is very good. Carrot is the favorite. However, you
should add lots of greens to it for added health
benefits such as spinach, parsley, cabbage, celery,
kale, chard, beet tops, endive, etc. Be sure she's
getting enough good water too. Google The Water Cure.
Also she should use a good whole natural salt such
Celtic Sea Salt.
She should have regular massage as it
helps move the lymph. Castor oil rubbed in her arm pits
and in her groin at night would help break down blocked
lymph. Castor oil packs on her abdomen at night, too.
Soak a square of soft wool in castor oil and place it
over her abdomen, cover it with plastic then pull on
snug underwear to keep it in place.
She should be exercising more. A rebounder is good
gentle exercise she can do easily at home and will also
help move the lymph. Using the Life Force powder will
really help move the toxins out. Ask us for "Liver Up"
to help energize her liver in particular and body in
general. Our "Greens Mix" would also be good for her
A liver cleanse
would help her a great deal and it isn't mentioned in
our attachment, so I will give you the details here. It
may sound weird but it works. Years ago I had a very
enlarged liver from hepatitus. I lived with a very low
life energy and wondered what was the matter with me. I
did the liver cleanse I'm going to tell you about and
when I was done, my liver was normal and I felt
fantastic. The body will heal itself if we give it a
COFFEE ENEMA - LIVER FLUSH
There are large veins running between the lower bowel
and the liver. While excess consumption of coffee can be
damaging to the liver, coffee taken into the lower bowel
and held for 20 minutes to half an hour will actually
flush toxins. A liver swollen by toxins and hepatitis
has been shown by barium x-ray to decrease to normal
size after 5 cleanses using this method. You can test
your liver yourself by forcing your fingers up under
your ribs on the right side. Usually this will feel sore
if the liver is in any way enlarged or toxic.
Items needed; coffee, catnip tea, enema
bag, timer or wrist watch, petroleum jelly, several old
towels. If you are easily affected by the caffeine in
coffee, I suggest you begin this in the early morning.
Also, you will need to do this 5 times, every other day,
which means the entire regimen will cover a 10 day
period. Mark your beginning day on the calendar.
Before you start, examine
the enema bag and nozzle. Make sure the clip works
properly to stop the flow of liquid when necessary.
Check the nozzle for rough or sharp bits and file it
smooth if necessary. A nail file works well. Lubricate
the nozzle with petroleum jelly. Lubricate your bum with
the petroleum jelly, too. Just the anus, though. No need
to get carried away.
First, make about a quart of fresh
coffee, ordinary strength. Do not use decaffeinated or
flavored coffee. Just plain ordinary coffee, no sugar,
no cream. Set the pot aside to cool.
Next, make the catnip tea. 1
heaping teaspoon catnip herb to one cup boiling water.
Let steep for 5 minutes then dilute with 2 cups cold
water. Strain and set aside.
Get yourself settled in
tub or on bed. Place the rolled up towels under your
hips. That is so you will be able to retain enough of
the coffee for it to work well. Have somewhere to hang
the enema bag or have someone help you. Be sure you can
reach the on/off clip. Insert the enema nozzle well into
the anus then loose the clip and allow the liquid to
flow slowly and gently into the lower bowel. You can
control the flow just by crimping the hose with your
fingers. When your bowel canít hold any more, hang on
for about 5 minutes more then go to the toilet and
evacuate. Do this 2 or 3 times to cleanse the bowel
well. When you can see the liquid is reasonably clear,
dump out whateverís left of the tea, strain the coffee
and fill the enema bag with the coffee.
Lie down again, tucking the towels
again under your hips and slowly fill the bowel with the
coffee. Take in as much as you can without causing
discomfort as you will want to keep the coffee for half
an hour, if you can. Itís nice to have a book to read
while you lounge around here. Take note of the time.
Really try to make it to the half hour although 20
minutes will do if thatís all you can manage. When the
half hour is up, go to the bathroom and evacuate. If
thereís slight liquid to evacuate, donít be alarmed.
Itís not unusual for the body to retain the coffee,
especially if you nod off and forget the time. And
thatís all there is to it. Repeat in two days for 5
times all together.
I want to do a colon cleanse and am looking at Dual
Action, Colonix, and Ultimate Colon Cleanse. I also have
Bentonite and psyllium husks now. Not looking for one
which is too expensive. First time doer. :) Would like
one that is most effective. Can you help? They all look
We have been manufacturing a wonderful cleansing product
for 25 years. It is called Life Force Fiber Food. I am
sending you the downloads of how to do a cleanse,
according to our expertise, and info, on the products,
and what all you can do for yourself, whether you use
our methods or not, this whole regime is pretty great
for being complete, easier than most, and gets right to
the bottom of toxins, heavy metals, and clearing for
your body. See downloads. (Downloads: cleanse, gall
bladder, life force, castor oil, oil pull)
feel great . I have completed the cleanse program and
have continued on with a very good diet. Thank you for
your generosity and your assistance. Do you suggest to
continue with the Fibre Food and Giver to my Liver for
maintenance. Is one teaspoon a/day in a glass of water
enough? I managed to find again and contact the
herbalist who had originally told me about the Native
American Indian herb that shrinks tumors and fibroids.
The name of the herb is chaparal. Anyway she put me in
touch with an acupuncturist who also uses western
techniques for diagnosis purposes such as blood and
hormone testing. So I have decided to give that I try.
He was very pleased that I had gotten a 'head start' by
doing the cleanse etc. He suggested I not take dairy and
also avoid wheat products. I'll contact you again if I
still feel I want to put together that 'fibroid cure'
formula that I had originally asked you about. Perhaps I
can do that in conjunction with what the
acupuncturist/herbalist here has to offer. Thanks again
for getting me started on the right track. I can't say I
enjoyed doing the cleanse and drinking all that fibre
food but it certainly got results.
Thank you, we are grateful to have been of service.
ANSWERS FROM KAREN
I would like to know if there is a herb out there that
will clean my liver out?
ANSWER: My favorite herb for liver cleansing and
rejuvenation is Milk Thistle. I have a custom blended
tea that combines several tonic herbs for the liver. Go
to my website,
www.allgoodegifts.com and go to the Herb Shoppe
under TEAS. Select Custom blend and in the checkout
comments section, put "Liver cleanse Tea"
QUESTION: I am a 47 year old female. I will like
to detox my body. How to do so? I have circulation
problem, and AM taking vitamins C, E and B12. Is therE
anything I am doing wrong?
ANSWER: True detoxification should only be
undertaken with the help of a medical practitioner. If
not done correctly, it can cause serious problems and
even death. It begins with a fast, working down to a
diet of only fresh greens and water, then only water. It
should take at least 1 week to get to that point.
Then a detoxifying herb blend is
taken. You can find these in your local health food
store as cleansing or detoxing blends. After 3 days
(usually over a weekend so you can stay home,) begin to
reintroduce foods slowly, starting with only fresh,
living greens. Keep taking your vitamins. If you are
taking any medications, consult your doctor since a fast
and cleanse can have adverse effects with some