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IF#1 & IF#2 - Addictive? Safe to use? How long? +edits Re: duration of IF 1&2 questions
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IF#1 & IF#2 - Addictive? Safe to use? How long? +edits Re: duration of IF 1&2 questions


When used as part of a cleansing & healing program, you don't become "dependent" or "addicted" to IF#1.  The cathartic herbs are NOT "addictive" (our body does not get used to them and then stop working because we've  used them).  Actually, just the opposite happens: everytime the herbs in the IF#1 come into contact with the colon walls, they stimulate the colon to squeeze.  This strengthens the muscular of the colon (unlike things like Epsom Salts, typical laxatives, magnesium/oxygen "cleansers" & most enemas)... all of these things when used regularly as a substitute for natural bowel activity cause bowel movements to happen without peristalsis...they weaken the colon, hence, they ARE "addictive".

What typically happens is that folks start out constipated (having less than 3 bms daily), take the IF#1 for a timewithout doing anything else to cleanse or heal their colon {see below}, and then when they stop using it, they return to being constipated....and yell & scream all over the internet/world that "carthartic herbs are constipating and weakened my colon - and now I'm addicted!".

What has happened?  In someone that's clogged, congested, compromised or constipated (let's say having 3-4 bms weekly instead of 3-4 bms daily), they have weakened, stretched out colons and several pounds of putrefying fecal matter throughout their intestines/colon...and every now and then enough food/fiber comes down the chute that some manages to be pushed along & out.   After using the IF#1 for a few weeks, they've been having 2-3 bms daily and cleaned out a LOT of the build-up and backlog.  BUT a few weeks isn't long enough to repair a colon that's been compromised for if they hasn't done anything to strengthen the peristaltic muscular further, then they now have a colon that's something like an overstretched, deflated balloon.  And what's the likelihood they're going to have the 2-3 bms daily that they're used to when they stop the IF#1? About zero.  It's going to take several days (maybe even weeks) for them to get back to where they were in the first place (and that's where they'll have to be if their colons are still all stretched and weak).   So, thousands of people over the decades have "screamed" - "IF#1 made me WORSE!!  It's addictive and it weakens your colon!"  And they've 'screamed' it SO often, that it's become a "truth" (just like zillions of other things on CZ: like you must use Epsom Salts for a liver flush, or water fasting is a safe and easy way to heal).

ANYTHING that 'makes you go' (even prune juice or extra natural fiber) can cause a rebound effect like that if relied upon to induce bowel activity.  At least these things aren't chemical poisons like the OTCs and pharmaceuticals, nor do they imbalance the electrolytes and burden the kidneys like magesium laxatives/cleansers.

The blend of herbs in IF#1 have these attributes

Therapeutic Action:

    This stimulating tonic is both cleansing, healing and strengthening to the entire gastro-intestinal system. It stimulates your peristaltic action ( the muscular movement of the colon ) and over time strengthens the muscles of the large intestine, halts putrefaction and disinfects, soothes and heals the mucous membrane lining of your entire digestive tract. This herbal tonic also improves digestion, relieves gas and cramps, increases the flow of bile which, in turn, cleans the gallbladder, bile ducts and liver, destroys Candida albicans overgrowth and promotes a healthy intestinal flora, destroys and expels intestinal parasites, increases gastrointestinal circulation and is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal.

You can use IF#1 "safely" for decades - there is likely nothing worse for your health than not having 3 or more bms daily.  However if you don't want to use IF#1 (or something else) for decades, then you should be sure to do 'the following':

--thoroughly cleanse the colon from decades of mucoid plaque (which generally takes months of cleansing - although not necessarily all at the same time). IF#2 is the deep cleanser & healer of the colon.

--cleanse & restore your liver --bile from the liver IS our natural IF#1--

--eliminate meat & dairy from your diet (meat has ZERO fiber, and slows down digestion incredibly; all dairy is mucous forming -think glue-)

--eat a diet that is at LEAST 75% fibrous raw & whole foods (grains in the their WHOLE form, not flour products), fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, sprouts - and the oils thereof.

--Ensure that you are NOT dehydrated - at the very MINIMUM we need "1/2 our body weight in ounces of PURE water daily" - so if one weighs 150, they need 75oz of water daily.  A gallon is better :)

--EXCERCISE - MOVE - ensure you colon isn't "squished up" in a chair 12 hours a day.  No body can repair itself if it's deprived of natural flow and totally squished out of shape.

--Eliminate poisons from your food - it is theorized that the colon produces a thin layer of mucous everytime a toxin/poison is ingested (to capture the toxin so it doesn't assimilate).  The more poisons you ingest, the more mucous you get.

THEN, after doing these things consistently for a few months (or a few years, maybe, depending upon how badly your colon has been damaged, impacted, stretched out and compromised) while using the IF#1 to strengthen your colon (that has been horribly compromised for DECADES), the human body is SO miraculous, that you'll be able to wean off the IF#1, and enjoy perfect colon health.

Below is a fantastic post that illuminates how/why our colon has become so incredibly abnormal & unhealthy.  Below that is a link to a video of Dr. Schulze talking about IF#1 (and explaining why it's not addictive, and answering several readers questions).  And below that is a letter from Dr. Schulze.

Bottom line - using ANYTHING to "bandaid a symptom" and do something the body should be doing itself ALWAYS results in a weakening or compromise of the body (whether the 'anything' is an herb, an isolated mineral, an otc/drug, or even a food).  The blend of herbs in IF#1 is known to exercise and strengthen the colon to assist the body as part of a healing protocol.  I have never known anybody to have problems because they used it...but I've known lots of people to have LOTS of problem due to lack of bowel activity.

I think that likely answered your question :::grin:::

Blessings of health!

Unyquity Scroll down to the paragraph that starts: First things first (and foremost) and read just how horribly compromised our colon has been since we were toddlers.  This is very important to know and understand!

Be sure to watch this video:

Dear Dr. Schulze,

I have been seriously constipated for years and want to try using your Intestinal Formula #1 and eventually do your 5-Day BOWEL Detox Program, but I am afraid. I have heard that taking bowel herbs can be addicting and I would like to know what you think. Also, I have a friend that has been taking your Intestinal Formula #1 for years and she wants to know if there are any dangers of taking it indefinitely?

          — Sarah C.

Dear Sarah,

Most people start taking the Intestinal Formula #1 and feel great immediately. They love it. They begin having regular, frequent, softer and complete bowel movements, probably for the first time in their life. They lose weight, their tummy gets flat, but then a few of them wonder, can I take this formula for a while or a month or six months or a year, or even indefinitely? And of course the answer is very simple: To poop or not to poop... that is the question.

The downsides of constipation are almost infinite. You can have sickness, illness, disease, immune weakness, low energy, back problems, headaches, leg pain, menstrual irregularity, hormone imbalance, erectile dysfunction and prostate problems, emotional problems, bad digestion, poor assimilation... numerous diseases, including diverticulosis and herniation of the intestine due to fecal matter impaction.

Modern medical books say that 100% of ALL Americans, before they die, are going to have herniated intestines due to lifelong constipation. I saw hundreds of patients that developed cancer in the bowel simply because of constipation. I also saw every disease and every illness helped by cleaning out the bowel, no matter what it was. You may think that your disease or your problem is totally unrelated to your bowel, but let me tell you, the old natural healers knew it, and they were right. You clean out your bowel and miracles can happen. I have seen everything from chronic back pain and migraine headaches, to every disease known, be relieved and helped by a thorough colon cleansing like my 5-Day BOWEL Detox. For many of my patients, their disease or chronic problem just disappeared.

Now, for those whose diet and lifestyle inhibit them from having regular bowel movements, or those who have inherited sleepy and sluggish bowels, GET STARTED taking my Intestinal Formula #1 IMMEDIATELY! START taking the formula IMMEDIATELY to get your bowel movements normalized and regular until the time comes when your bowel works perfectly on its own. What's the downside? I don't know of any. Besides the cost of the herbs, there's none that I'm aware of.

Rumors suggest that constant use of cathartic herbs will become addicting, but I've never, ever seen this. Constant use of cathartic herbs with no lifestyle changes, no food program changes, no movement changes and no attitude changes, well, if you want to continue to poop, you better keep taking the herbs. Intestinal Formula #1 will make you have normal, regular and frequent bowel movements no matter what you eat, drink and think. So if you want to call this addiction, so be it, but I call it staying healthy in spite of yourself!

On the other hand, I've seen thousands of people worldwide, including myself, that used Intestinal Formula #1 for years and then, when their lifestyle was corrected and adjusted enough, the bowel started working naturally two to three times a day on its own, and they were completely able to wean off of this herbal formula entirely. I'm one of those. I took the formula for over ten years before my lifestyle, my exercise program, my new emotional program and all of the good things I was doing kicked in enough for me to feel better and have those regular two to three bowel movements a day, where my bowel moved thirty minutes after each major meal. So it can take some time, especially if you have years of hard living or bad living habits or, again, have inherited a very weak, sleepy bowel.

Once my patients would start having regular bowel movements without the formula, the only time they used Intestinal Formula #1 again was during episodes of constipation, usually Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any time the family gets together and eats, or when they traveled... any time they temporarily abandoned their healthy lifestyle program and it resulted in constipation. Then you can use Intestinal Formula #1 on a temporary basis to keep your bowel working, but believe me, my patients didn't get addicted.

I always like to use the analogy—it's like taking your bowel to the gym. If you go to the gym and do isolated bicep curls, that workout your biceps muscles, after a while, your biceps muscles get much stronger, and when they're stronger they work better. When your colon is sluggish and weak, taking my Intestinal Formula #1 actually stimulates and tones your bowel muscles to move more, and this is what causes you to have better bowel movements. Over time this muscular movement and toning makes your bowel muscles stronger, and stronger bowel muscles work better on their own. This is the opposite of addiction; this is healing.

Finally, back to the bottom line “pun intended”, it is a matter of having bowel movements or not, and considering the disease and downsides of constipation, I highly suggest that you get your bowel working right away. Immediately. TODAY.

Tomorrow is what you Believe and DO Today!

          – Dr. Schulze



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