>>> I just want to ultilzed this time dedicated to cleansing/fasting the best that I can.<<<
'Tis VERY wise/important, what you say...I TOTALLY understand.
And I wish I had more 'solid answers' than I do - but here's some thoughts:
--Your reaction to the high enema? VERY ODD...and plantain is such a gentle plant (but wow lady, 2 3/4 quarts
on the first go? that's impressive - good for you!) - okay, I'm off for a "learning search"...be right back.
BINGO! Plantain by Dr. Christopher (see inside asterisks)
>>>Also active in plantains are monoterpene alkaloids, triterpenes, phenois, sugars and the flavonoids lutelin, scutellarin, baicalein, nepetin, hispidulin, plantagoside, and acteoside plantamajoside. Plantain also contains other plant acids such as chlorogenic, citric, ferulic, neochlorogenic, fumaric, hydroxycinnamic, salicylic, ursolic, and benzoic acid
s. ****Catalpol stimulates the production of adrenal cortical hormones. This increased the production of adrenal gland androgens,**** has an anti-inflammatory ability, seems to help in wound healing and increases the production of sex hormones.
From here: http://www.herbcollege.com/herbofthemonth.asp?id=41
Catalpol has many functions including stimulating production of adrenal cortical hormones, which increase the production of sex hormones and stimulation of the production of adrenal gland androgens. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is implicated in wound healing. <<<
So the plantain implant stimulated the production of adrenal gland androgens...which lowered cortisol? or had some similar effect. I also see a couple of blurbs about plantain +adrenal/pituitary - I don't have time to connect the dots (but I'm glad I've found the dots for connecting :)
Whowouldathunkit? (certainly NOT me!) Now we know - no plantain implants with adrenal issues.
YAY - no worry about more high enemas :)
--Coffee enemas. People used organic "non S.A. Wilsons coffee" for decades quite successfully - read thru these testimonies and see what you think: http://www.sawilsons.com/testimonial.htm
--Will the coffee enema
adversely effect adrenal issues? The only time I was ever adversely affected (with active adrenal fatigue) was from 1) adding Epsom Salts
to the coffee solution 2) not releasing all the fluid and getting the 'caffeine' buzz. I'd suggest starting with 2T of coffee per 4 cups of distilled water (rather than the typical 4T for 4 cups) - insert tubing only 2-3 inches, and take plenty of time to expel. Also, you can do 2 2cup enemas, rather than 1 4cup enema (when doing 2 2cup enemas, it's recommend to do them "back to back"...but when first starting, you could just do 1 2cup enema and then rest a bit to discern the effects). Likely you won't sense anything but 'goodness' with a weak 2 cupper.
I sometimes get 'one last squirt', by putting my ankle up on one knee and then another (while on the commode); with the right ankle on left knee it seems to push the fluid 'over'; with the left ankle on right knee, it seems to allow more fluid to exit. Your mileage may vary :).
--Female Formula. This is a toughy (especially when combined with other issues). My intuition says "Female Formula every day steady" until you're weaned off the others, then adjust the Female Formula 'as needed'. Do you k-n-o-w know (for sure) that you have hormonal issues, and that it's not primarily adrenal/thryroid? This is SO hard to k-n-o-w, when the systems are SO interconnected. I wish I had a stronger 'gut feeling', but I think you're going to have 'feel your way' through this one.
--Decreasing the IF#2 dose. 'Totally up to you, of course. Just remember, your body has already acclimated to the "cut in dose" that starting the IF#2 @ 5x daily caused. Cutting the IF#2 will allow more HC into your bloodsteam...so make adjustments accordingly.
Have I told you lately? You are AWESOME! And I am really (really!) impressed with your progress, your tenacity AND your glorious demeanor :)
Thank you SO very much for being a part of this forum!
Blessings aplenty -