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You can read all about the complete colon cleanse here: [FAQ] Healing Cleanse: Colon....Working File Thread and the parasite cleanse here: [FAQ] Healing Cleanse: Parasites....Working File Thread.
Iolite is right, if you feel like you've got parasites the time to do a parasite cleanse is while you're doing at least a 30 day colon cleanse.
Thanks so much for your quick reply. I really appreciate it. I will check out the supplements you recommended. I think you're right about the inflammed bowel too, I remember reading that a while ago.
Yucca root or licorice root are steroidal anti-inflammatories that are great for reducing intestinal inflammation. Both yucca and licorice support the adrenals as well that produce the body's own anti-inflammatories among their many other functions. These herbs also help with building up the flora I mentioned earlier.
Since my post, I was able to have a couple bowel movements ( I guess the castor oil kicked in) but now I have a hemorrhoid. I'm going to get some Rutin since I heard that helps.
Yes, rutin helps to strengthen blood vessel walls. Silica, vitamin c sources and gotu kola also help a lot. These work by increasing collagen and elastin in the blood vessels. Butcher's broom helps by supplying silica and by contracting the superficial blood vessels.
I found that for added fiber I could take hemp seed hulls but oat bran works the best
I agree with oat bran. I also love rice bran, which has a wonderful nutty flavor and is high in gamma oryzanol that has many healing properties. Both oat bran and rice bran are also great sources of B vitamins and they are not hard on the intestines like wheat bran and psyllium.
Forgive my tardy reply ... all of this is done around a job.
wanderer, I too couldn't tolerate any of the fiber colon cleansers that I tried in the early days! They locked me down like a drum. Chinese medicine talks about moist and dry heat in the digestive tract, so all of us start at a different place. What is life-saving for some seems to be detrimental for others.
From the fibers, I decided to try an oxygen cleanser also. I went with homozon, because it is lemon activated, figured that would be good for my VERY sick liver. It worked!!! Trying to keep it adjusted so that I could work tied by my ears to a computerized phone system was quite something to behold!! With a bit of experimenting, I learned to keep things flowing and do harder hitting colon cleansing on days off. I did that for about 6 months. Thing was, it wasn't healing the problem. Anytime that I went off it, I was constipated again in weeks, if not days.
THEN came LBB, MHs version of Christopher's bowel formula!!!
GOLD .... VOILA!!!!!!!!!
Thing with LBB, you take enough to stimulate 3 bowel movements each day. If you're not going, you're not taking enough. If you're going too much, you're taking too much. This is NOT a one size fits all thing, this colon cleansing; especially not if you have bowel dis-ease!!!!!!
ALSO, this isn't about doing one cleanse, then doing another. Toxins are systemic, the whole ball of wax (YOU) needs cleansing, you get ALL systems of elimenation open and flowing so the toxins can get out.
In Holistic Lifestyle thread, read: PlzChuckle's Holistic Lifestyle
In the Cleansing thread, read: Common Sense Order of Cleansing.
Both are my articles, written during a period of time when I was managing not dying! 4 yrs later, I'm still here!!!!!!!
I'd recommend you study mucusless diet and food combining also.
Lemme know if and how I can help you.
ps - plz expect this thread to be deleted eventually for the sake of keeping the library oderly.
Wanderer, I've been at cz for 4 1/2 yrs now, screaming at the folks to re-educate: readReadREAD. I'm building a "Library" here for just that. There are how many discusion forums here already???
These articles have been accumulating for more than 3 yrs. I've tried to carefully organize/catagorize them for easier subject reading. If you will notice they are alphabetized from the bottom up. Thus, I'm taking the "extra" threads out as the discusion dies.
Read while listening to your inner-self. GO with what resonates within you and don't stop!!! Like with the LBB, if you need more to help something that's moving out, take more.
Write yourself a Lifestyle Plan and stick with it.
The original formula is said to have come from Europe. Dr John R. Christopher made the formula as his Lower Bowel formula. MH makes a version of it that he calls Lower Bowel Balance. (MH is The Barefoot Herbalist here at curezone.)
Anyway..would appreciate any suggestions on getting some relief of this constipation ..what do I do?
Have you tried kefir or cultured foods to restore the flora? Peristalsis in the intestines is regulated by the serotonin produced by the flora.
The flora also generate acids that can help dissolve the bentonite.