My favourite easy-to-do, inexpensive cleanses that will clean the toxins out of your body and keep you healthy…
The Bentonite & Psyllium Bowel Cleanse, Liver Flush, Parasite Cleanse, Master Cleanse and the 3-Day Apple Fast.
I think I was a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to cleansing and detoxing. The only reason I started to cleanse in 2002 was because I’d had a very significant-feeling dream that I sent to one of my favourite dream-interpreters to give me some extra insights because I felt like I must be missing something – and he said that the dream was telling me that I needed to cleanse my physical body in order to be able to receive higher, less dense energies. He explained that so much of my energy was going to just dealing with the toxins in my physical body that there wasn’t any energy left over for higher, more spiritual matters. Coooooool!
It probably didn’t take a professional dream-interpreter to tell me that the Beluga whale I was communicating telepathically with in my dream (he was standing on his tail – sooooo tall! So alien-looking!), was indicating I needed to clean myself out because, after all, the beluga whale himself told me so! At one point in the dream he took out a large, perfectly round mirror and held it up to me so he could see inside my body. I looked away but ended up peeking a bit and saw the reflection of my organs and blood and bone in the mirror. When I asked him, telepathically, ‘How do I look?” he replied, “Oh, you just need a little vacuuming out. In our world it would happen instantly but in yours it’s going to take time.” 🙂 So there.
Thus, began my quest to find the perfect cleanse! This brought me straight to Curezone where I ended up being a moderator for 2 years – answering questions and posting helpful information 8 to 10 hours a day! Until they changed their website you could search my username, Tracey, and see that I had posted over 8000 times! Ha! I loved those two years. I supported and encouraged hundreds of people on their bowel cleanses, liver flushes, master cleanses and apple fasts. After a while they gave me my own Astrology Forum and Dream Forum and then we got to combine cleansing with dreams and astrology! SOOOoo fantastic. I remember feeling, at that time, that I had finally found my calling – I had never felt so fulfilled in my life. (Neptune in Aquarius was sextiling my Sun and Venus in Sagittarius and my planet, Jupiter, conjoined my MC and began transiting my 10th house)
So, what did I learn there? That there are a whole slew of easy-to-do, inexpensive cleanses that will clean the toxins out of your body and keep you healthy 🙂
Here are my favourite cleanses and links on the subject…
Bowel Cleansing Options
This is my favourite way to cleanse the bowel. It is super simple – you just take Bentonite Clay & Psyllium ‘shakes’ three times a day for as long as you think it necessary. Eliminate the mucoid plaque that sticks to your intestines blocking the assimilation of nutrients from your food and feel great!
What is Mucoid Plaque? Good question! Dr. Anderson answers it: “The intestines can store a vast amount of partially digested, putrefying matter (as well as drugs and other toxic chemicals – for decades even. Some intestines, when autopsied, have weighed up to 40 pounds and were distended to a diameter of 12 inches with only a pencil-thin channel through which the feces could move.
That 40 pounds was due to caked layers of encrusted mucus mixed with fecal matter, bizarrely resembling hardened blackish-green truck tire rubber or an old piece of dried rawhide. I call this mucoid plaque. This mucoid plaque, when it is removed during an intensive colon cleanse, often shows ropelike twists, striations, overlaps, folds, creases – the shape and texture of the intestinal wall.” More details here.
You can read about how my boyfriend-at-the-time pooed out a bright and shiny 1974 penny that he had swallowed when he was a little boy, on a little-boy whim, after he and his friends had been cleaning pennies in a vinegar solution! True and hilarious story! He was only on Day 6 of B&P shakes three times a day and he was eating steamed vegetables and brown rice, mainly – annnnd out the penny came! He was totally shocked and couldn’t believe it! He had two friends who were doctors and he told them about the experience and both of them said, separately, “That’s impossible. There is no where for that penny to hide”. (there ya go!! The narrow-mindedness of conventional doctors revealed!!) But, he said, “It’s not impossible – because it happened!“. And, in fact, there are 25 feet of squished together intestines – so, I would say there are plenty of crannies a penny could hide and obviously there were! How cool is it that the Bentonite Clay and Psyllium shakes got it out?! If they can remove a penny that has been stuck for 26 years then surely they can remove some mucoid plaque and other toxins 🙂 If you do any cleanse at all, you gotta do this one. It is a good one!
Here is a page on Everything-You-Need-to-Know-About-Bowel-Cleansing-but-were-afraid-to-Ask 🙂 including the fact that 90% of seratonin (the happy chemical) is synthesized in the gastro-intestinal tract. A very good reason to keep your intestines and clean and toxin-free: You’ll be Happier!
Does ingesting Bentonite Clay make you nervous? Don’t fear 🙂 “Some people are concerned about the aluminum in bentonite. Yes, it does have aluminum. Aluminum is one of the most abundant minerals on the earth. However, Bentonite has a negative electrical charge, so Bentonite cannot be absorbed by the body. The epithelium cells of the gut are also negatively charged. Like the polar opposites of two magnets repelling one another, the cells of our bowels absolutely repel the Bentonite from entering the inner sanctum of our bodies. This means that you never need to be concerned about taking the bentonite clay and psyllium shakes. Dr. Anderson has probably set the world’s record in the consuming of bentonite. Not only has he no signs of aluminum poisoning, but also hair analysis has never indicated any abnormal levels of aluminum in his body. Does he still use bentonite? Absolutely.”
If you need some cleanse inspiration read Zule’s post on how her cleansing went with the Holistic Horizon’s Cleanse. I’ve never done that one – but it sounds like a good one and has no herbal laxatives: no cascara sagrada. We always advise against cleanses that include cascara sagrada, which is a natural laxative, because it would be terrible if your body got dependent on it. But, if you are prone to constipation and your warm-water drinking isn’t helping you to move your bowels you may want to get a cleanse that does have cascara sagrada in it. But only then.
More inspiration from Ptree when she did the Holistics Horizon Cleanse.
Your reading isn’t done yet, noooooo!! You must read The Dr. Within’s article, “Journey to the Center of the Colon” so that you really understand the importance of keeping your intestines clean and functioning. We live in a very chemical, processed, toxic world right now so cleansing is imperative.
Parasite Cleansing Options
You can do your parasite cleanse at the same time that you do your bowel cleanse but you just have to be careful about the timing since both the B&P shakes and the parasite herbs need to be taken on an empty stomach. If this is too much work just do the parasite cleanse before or after the bowel cleanse – either works.
The best Parasite Cleanses contain wormwood, black walnut and cloves. The best I’ve heard of are Paragone, Clarkia or Old Amish Dewormer. CoQ10 kills tapeworms, specifically. Check out Tiratu’s post on her 20″ parasite! Eeeeek.
Liver and Gallbladder Flushes
Back in 2002 and 2003 I did about six liver flushes. They are not pleasant! After swallowing the emulsified olive oil and fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice drink I would lie down to sleep and invariably wake up in the wee hours of the morning feeling nauseous. But, very satisfyingly, I eliminated the most cholesterol liver balls the first time (probably 50 or so) and by the end of my sixth flush there were just a few! SO, that felt great! It’s true I’d been doing a lot of cleansing but I recall feeling really awake and that my eyesight was clear and sharp. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the Liver meridian ‘opens to the eyes’, after all! Healthy Liver, Healthy Eyes! The Chinese also say that the Liver is the “General of the Body” so if your liver isn’t functioning at it’s highest level then the rest of you likely isn’t either.
Check out this Intraheptic Liver Stone, still inside the liver. This was exactly what my liver ‘stones’ looked like! Golden coloured. Other people experience green liver ‘stones’. Many people have had their stones analysed and have found that they contain mostly cholesterol and bilirubin. Olive oil, as you know, has zero cholesterol 🙂
This is my modified and perfected 🙂 Hulda Clark Liver Flush. I use less epsom salts than is suggested so the flush feels gentler and I start the day with Master Cleanse Lemonade so that I feel less nauseous when I’m sleeping. Try it!
Here is Dr. Schulze’s 5-day Liver Flush. Not as dramatic as the Hulda Clark Liver Flush, but is definitely beneficial.
Andreas Mortiz’s excellent tips and insights into Liver function and liver flushes.
Eat good fats and your liver and gallbladder will be happy!
Edgar Cayce suggests Castor Oil Packs for a myriad of health issues: Castcholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder), poor eliminations, epilepsy, various liver conditions such as cirrhosis and torpid liver, scleroderma, headaches, appendicitis, arthritis, incoordination between assimilations and eliminations, colitis, intestinal disorders such as stricture and colon impaction, incoordination between nervous systems, neuritis, toxemia, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, heavy menstruation, healing surgical or other wounds, fibromyalgia, acne, constipation, bone spurs, dissolve any sort of growth, lump, tumor or cyst (diseases caused by “Blood Stagnation in Traditional Chinese Medicine), psoriasis, gout, kidney stones, hypertension, high blood pressure, serves to relieve abdominal congestion due to sluggishness of the lymphatic circulation and dissolves warts and unwanted moles! And this list is by no means complete! Even healthy people should do a castor oil pack at least once a month! My link explains how to do the castor oil packs step by step and this link shares some of Edgar Cayce’s own recommendations about when and how to use the packs.
Need some Inspiration?
The Master Cleanse Fast does the following:
To dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that have formed in any part of the body.
To cleanse the kidneys and the digestive system.
To purify the glands and cells throughout the entre body.
To eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles.
To relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels.
To build a healthy blood stream.
To keep youth and elasticity regardless of our years.
When do you need to Master Cleanse?
When sickness has developed—for all acute and chronic conditions.
When the digestive system needs a rest and a cleansing.
When overweight has become a problem.
When better assimilation and building of body tissue is needed.
When you find yourself allergic to too many things.
When you don’t feel connected to your higher self.
When you’re feeling like all your energy is used up on the physical level with none left over for spiritual matters.
The Master Cleanse can be combined with Bentonite & Psyllium Shakes as well as a Parasite Cleanse…resulting in the ‘Ultimate Cleanse’. One of my all-time favourites, especially when you end it with a Liver Flush!
The Ultimate Cleanse – some extra tips about scheduling the B&P’s, Salt Water Flushes (I can’t do those!) and the Parasite Cleanse.
Check out my page on one of my favourite cleanses: The 3-Day Apple Fast.
Here is my post on why Edgar Cayce suggests doing the 3-Day Apple Fast to detox on a cellular level.
Read about how my step-dad got rid of his life-long allergies by doing a 3-Day Pear Fast with B&P shakes that segued into a Liver Flush and changing his diet. My step-dad had gotten to the point with his hay fever where he had to sleep sitting up because he could barely breathe! I really wanted to help him so I suggested a Pear Fast instead of the Apple Fast because pears heal the lungs and bronchitis. The effect was dramatic and instant! Check out my post to read his emails telling me that he can cut the grass without sneezing and wheezing after only two days on the Pear Fast and how he actually stopped snoring, too! Wow. Dramatic 🙂 I just reminisced about this with my mom and she added, “And he hasn’t had an allergy since!” It is now 2017 and he did this Pear Fast in 2003! That’s impressive.
The Doctor Within has a grrrrreat page on explaining what Allergies are and how most people are really just covering up the symptoms and ignoring the main cause: toxins! He is funny and it’s a very easy read – not dry at all – and, most important of all, very informative. You’ll get it!
Here is The Doctor Within’s page of Articles. My favourites are: A Normal Life (short), The Last Resort, The New West Diet, Journey to the Center of your Colon, Allergies: The Threshold of Reactivity, Sugar: The Sweet Thief of Life, Natural Whole Food Vitamins: Ascorbic Acid Is Not Vitamin C! Enjoy your reading! 🙂
My CureZone Post on how to piece together a good, sound, Cleansing Schedule.
And…if you happen to have a case of the blues or feel flat, why not check out my Cure for the Blues page? You can add your cleanse to the personalized Chart you create and start cleansing inside and out!
Remember to drink a lot of warm water every day while you cleanse. You need to flush all those toxins out quickly and warm water is a great way to ensure that. Detox headaches are normal and to be expected – but the more warm water you drink, the better. (remember that warm water stimulates peristalsis and cold water does not)