Psyllium and Bentonite is one of the simplest and most effective ways to cleanse the digestive system.
Liquid Bentonite should be used...or powdered bentonite should be hydrated to a semi-pourable yogurt consistency prior to using it. Mix 1 Tablespoon of liquid bentonite and 1 teaspoon of powdered psyllium (or 1 Tablespoon if using whole husk psyllium) with 8-10oz of water or diluted juice, shake and drink immediately. Follow this with another 8-10oz glass of water. This is in addition to daily water intake of half your body weight in ounces. Sufficient water is a key to success with this cleanse!
Psyllium and bentonite shakes should be taken at least one hour before or after taking any supplements, herbs, medications, etc.
*The shakes MUST be taken on an empty stomach....at least one hour away from food on either side. First thing in the morning, last thing at night are easy. Then one or 2 in the afternoon after lunch and before dinner - T*
Start with one shake a day and gradually increase as the body adjusts to the additional fiber. It may take 3-5 shakes a day and/or several weeks before you start passing mucoid plaque. Continue taking the shakes as long as mucoid plaque is being eliminated for up to 6 months. Additional cleanses may be necessary in order to thoroughly cleanse the digestive system and can be performed for a few months at a time. Each cleanse should be followed with the use of a good-quality probiotic to replace beneficial bacteria. Maintenance cleanses should be done 2-4 times per year.
If constipation should occur while doing this cleanse, 1) increase daily water intake, 2) use enemas or colonics to clear out released material and get things moving again, and 3) cut back on the shakes or stop the cleanse until the bowels are moving regularly again.
This cleanse can be combined with The Master Cleanse and parasite cleanse...this is called the Ultimate Fast. It can also be done with juice fasting.
This cleanse can also be performed while eating a normal diet. However, the 'cleaner' the diet is, the better the results will be. Reduce or eliminate meats, dairy, flours, sugars, processed foods, toxic exposures of all types...anything that is mucoid-forming. The diet should include lots of fresh vegetables and fruits (if tolerated), fresh juices, salads, soups, etc. Liquid minerals including trace minerals and electrolytes are beneficial for creating an alkaline state in the body and can improve the results of the cleanse.
Two good sources for cleansing products include Yerba Prima (Great Plaines Detox liquid bentonite) and Sonne's (#7 Detoxificant liquid bentonite)...both companies also carry psyllium.
Dry skin brushing is a great addition to a colon cleanse...it cleans the skin and also circulates and cleanses the lymph, aiding in the elimination process. A natural bristle sisal or tampico brush is used...brush all areas of the skin (except face and any sensitive areas) with long strokes towards the heart prior to shower or bath. The brush and skin are both dry when brushing is performed.
Psyllium and bentonite can help to eliminate parasites and candida, but each of these conditions requires additional measures to address it completely. A parasite cleanse can be performed with the Colon Cleanse or immediately after. Liver/gallbladder cleansing is also beneficial following a thorough colon cleansing.
Above all else...pay close attention to how your body responds and honor what it needs!
Encapsulated psyllium and Bentonite will not produce the same results as the p&b shakes and should only be used on occasion for convenience. The shakes cleanse the entire GI tract from top to bottom and the capsules only work from the point that they disolve. Also, be very carful of your water intake when using the capsules!
I have a question. I've been on the cleanse fora few days now, up to 7 shakes a day. I have irritable bowel syndrom. Today I had the strangest bowel movement. It was like a fat string and looked like it was shaped like my bowels, and it was aover 2 foot long. I have awful gas today. When that game out it EXPLODED out. Anyone know what this means?
I was so bloated last night I looked 8 months pregant, the most I have ever been. Help me. Is this normal? I didn't take any today I am soooooo bloated and gasy. Thanks for any insite.
all i can say is that is a worm you passed... there is not need to worry as they can have been situated in other part of the body and travelled through the stomach on its way out, causing "bloating"... now that it's out, keep going for more :)
when i add water to the Bentonite powder, clups of clay tend to form. even after shaking the mix, clumps remain. you do not want that in your stomach! soaking the powder in water, for say a night, may defeat the purpose as the mixture is then thickened and will not reach the inns and outs of the intestines and do its the nessesary work. suggestions ?
It sounds like what you passed was mucoid plaque. If you look at photos of mucoid plaque it is very long and stringy and like you said, is shaped like the tract. Though after doing the P&B cleanse for only a few days it would normally take longer to expel but you were doing quite a few shakes per day which makes me think it was mucoid plaque...also the bloating caused could be due to starting the shakes at a high amount per day. I've read that it is better for the system to start on one shake per day and increase.
But nevertheless the plaque is obviously moving! To reduce the bloating i would lessen up on the shakes, just to give your digestive system a chance to calm down. Also remember to reload the digestive tract with probiotics to maintain healthy flora.
Hope this helps! :-)
Conversion of 5-HTP into serotonin in the gut is normal. However, it could very well be that a sick gut might result in excessive serotonin conversion. That concern is what brought me here to this forum (the information here is invaluable. Thank you all!).
Serotonin is necessary for the proper function of several organs, aside from the brain. One of the most common manifestations of serotonin deficiency in the brain is depression. However, it's not at all uncommon for people to have loads of serotonin circulating in their bodies, but very little as a neurotransmitter in the brain.
AllyB infers that serotonin crosses the blood-brain barrier. Not true! Serotonin cannot cross the BBB. However, serotonin precursors, such as 5-HTP and tryptophan can cross the BBB, where it will then be converted to serotonin.
Sadly, many have experienced the dismay of taking 5-HTP supplements for depression, only to discover that it has no benefit. This is likely because the 5-HTP is being converted into serotonin in the gut, and therefore never reaching the brain. An unhealthy digestive tract is the most likely culprit. One possible solution is to take 5-HTP in sublingual form.
Tryptophan is a precursor of 5-HTP. If you've tried 5-HTP for depression and are displeased with the results, try tryptophan. It readily crosses the BBB, where it is converted first to 5-HTP and then into serotonin. As is the case with all such amino acids, it's best to take it on an empty stomach so that it has less competition in the bloodstream and can more readily cross the BBB.
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, derived from protein (e.g. raw milk, meat, eggs). However, few of us get enough tryptophan in our diet, and depression is more commonplace now than ever, as a result.
The FDA, being the valiant protectors of our health that they are, banned tryptophan in 1990. No doubt just a coincidence, the ban took place a mere four days prior to the FDA's official public announcement of its approval of Prozac.
The good news is that the FDA took tryptophan off its ban list a couple years ago. Few people seem aware of this, and only a few supplement-makers are again making it. It can also be quite expensive. However, I did find it reasonably priced at http://iherb.com
Let me please highly recommend a book that I just got done reading by Julia Ross called The Mood Cure http://moodcure.com She gives some excellent recommendations on beating depression through diet and amino acid supplements. My only complaint about the book is that she fails to make any mention of how a sick digestive system is likely to interfere with the proper assimilation of her diet recommendations.
whoops I already ordered the encapsulated psyllium husk to go with my Bentonite clay.. Do you think that i can open the capsules and mix it with the clay? Do you think that taking them in the capsule form with the Bentonite clay will still remove plaque? also can i take peppermint caps to combat the bloating and gas???
Hello out there! I still don't understand why this post hasn't received a thumbs up? I have finally discovered how to see all the 'recommended messages' (it takes a while to figure everything out)...sometimes I would like to direct people to PTree's excellent messages, but I have noticed that they don't get the thumbs up sign! How can I direct people to her posts easily (click on the 'recommended message' link above...) if she doesn't get a thumbs up. hmmmm...bewildered. I always want to recommend her messages.
Can you use the Psyllium Husks Capsules(500mg each tablet) to replace the powder form during the cleanse. I tried the benonite (white Plains) and the Psyllium shakes and don't like to drink it down for obvious reasons. I was thinking that the detox could still work with taking the benonite clay (1 teaspoon to start) and
(1 - 4 tablets) as suggested on the bottle for (Psyllium capsules)
and the 2-4 glasses of water separate with the capsules. They are both Psyllium and it seems to make sense but before I go down that path and make a big mistake I thought I would get some advise. I did buy the capsules and clay already and was going to start Friday morning, but I can always go back to the store and return the capsules for the powder. If you know can you respond before Friday am. Thanks a lot. I appreciate your help and all your information. You are a God sent for many people. There are not many people who would take the time to help as you do. God Bless you!
Say hi to Chicago. I am from there. Now in Beverly Hills, California. My broter just moved back to Chicago from California not too long ago and met I nice Chicago girl. I will be there for a wedding soon, It looks like.
When you take the shakes the sweeping action starts from the mouth down...when you use the caps it starts at the point that the caps disolve. If the only way you will do the cleanse is with the caps...better that than nothin'!...just make sure you drink enough water. You might want to choke down a shake now and then for good measure!
LOL...I wish a nice California boy would take me back home with him...I love California...and hate the cold!
Thanks for answering so quickly. Just talked to my husband about going back to the shakes and not the capsules. He agrees the shakes are the better way. If your going to do it, you go for it. I was just hoping to minimize the shake deal. My husband and I are going to do it together, support team. I am sure I will talk to you again soon. I have read Dr. Anderson's book "Cleanse and Purify Thyself" over and over now, so I think we are ready. Just frightened to start. In his book, it says the people that are afraid the most are probably the people who need it the most. In the case with us, this is true. So wish us well. No more putting it off, we are on our way.
Thanks again, and keep warm out there. I know it's been cold this year.
Hi there, I just started the P&B shakes today and like the other message a little nervous about what I am going to go through. I read on the Psyllium container that it may cause allergic reations in some. Has anyone every heard of any? I have had a major alleergic reation to different drugs and a little worried. But so far so good today. I also got some probiotics and started them, just wondering about the parasite cleanse...I am still doing some research, but a little confused on what to take. I have takedn Grapefruit seed before and wondering if I just start that again will it help. Any info, insight would be great. I really want to stick this out and feel better. Thanks!
This is my first time doing this, too (bentonite) -- so why not 'do it together'!
For me, there is a bit of a worry -- maybe not a fear -- but after reading the posts here of all those good people that have done so well to GET WELL and shared their experiences--- then let's go, girl!
A Healthy Body is our God-given right -- not something to be toyed with in the medical profession... and God is on our sides if we choose to Trust in the Process of Life and the inherent processes of the Body to heal itself -- given the proper tools and systems.
I am 'new to ill health'-- never having to have been to doctors or take prescriptions for my whole life -- until after the birth of my last child almost 2 years ago. I have treated myself all these years successfully. Now under the 'doctor's care' I have never been in worse health!
For the health problems that came up 'they' put me on daily prescriptions which I HATE .. and am going to wean myself off!
I have been to a few doctors who do not seem to be able to put 2+2 together.....Biggest complaint is that no one is looking at ALL of my health matters TOGETHER as one problem -- such as how I could be POST-MENOPAUSAL (by Hormone test levels) in 2 months time --- and that after having had a baby in July 2001, breast-fed and had no peri-menopausal symptoms!
I also have been having terrible indigestion and heartburn come out of nowhere that drugs are not really helping....plus a few other health issues. All the doctors want to do is SUPRESS
my body's responses -- that can't be good long-term!
All of the problems I have been experiencing came after 'listening to the doctor' in pregnancy AGAINST my own body's 'knowing' (especially when he was wrong about my condition and bounced me around to many specialists that would send me back home saying there was no problems). By the end of the pregnancy I had high blood pressure and was bedridden for a placenta previa that I didn't have!!! That started the health issues I am in today.
Though I don't feel that the pregnancy was the issue -- but that the resultant stress left me 'vulnerable' and weak.
The cleanse is a way to "reclaim" myself -- something we should all do. I am looking at this from top to bottom, so to speak.
THE TEETH -- I have had much dental work -- including a root canal
just prior to the pregnancy. Look up on this site about this subject...WHOA!
THE FOOD -- I have switched to an organic vegan diet and distilled water that I distill myself.
THE BOWELS -- I am now doing cleanses, fasts and enemas.
And this is just on the Physical Body level -- I am also addressing the MENTAL, EMOTIONAL and SPRIRITUAL Levels as well.
Kay, I hope that you your husband have the fortitude to 'stick it out' and to reclaim your health, too. I am with you all the way!
Where did you get your products? I am interested in doing this cleanse as well but am not sure where to get hold of either the psylium or bentonite. What would I look for specificly? I look forward to any information y6ou or anyone else for that matter can offer.
I am in Seattle,Wa