A cleansing diet works in two ways. Firstly, you stop putting in more toxins and, secondly, toxins currently in the body are flushed out (mainly by drinking more water). Meanwhile, by eating more fresh vegetables and some fruit, you are getting vital antioxidants to mop up the free radicals caused by smoking, alcohol, coffee and cheap vegetable oils found in pastries, mince pies, etc. These supplements will help the process.
You will find information about 3 different coloncleanse methods below the product listing here bottom of this page
Are you tired much of the time? Do you get a foggy head, bloated tummy, less than good skin? Have you eaten too much stodge, chocolate, fatty foods or 'ready-made' meals? Perhaps you need a coffee or tea to get you going and keep you going.
All of these suggest your body is crying out for a cleanse.
Detoxification has been one of the most important aspects of healing since ancient times, and there are many ways to achieve it. The aim is always to eliminate some of the poisons that have been taken in (via poor food, pesticides, insecticides and other 'homocides', poor air, and so on). Below are three methods, and it's good to try all of them at some point. Check with your doctor first.
Detoxification Method 1
Spend two days first of all eating just brown rice, steamed or baked and raw vegetables, and a little fruit. Drink 2 litres of clean water per day. Avoid all coffee, tea, soft drinks and alcohol. If you have been used to drinking plenty of coffee, you may well develop a headache as you suffer 'withdrawal symptoms'. This is a sign that your body is being cleansed.
If you feel your system has been particularly toxic, you may wish to carry out this simple cleanse once per week for a month or so, before attempting anything more powerful.
For the next 5 days, drastically reduce, or better still eliminate completely, coffee, tea, soft drinks, sugar and alcohol. Instead of meat, eat oily fish, like mackerel, herring, wild salmon, sardines, etc. Also eat almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. Use linseeds liberally, accompanied by plenty of water.
Detoxification Method 2
Try a Four Week Cleanse, using Bentonite Clay, Psyllium Husks and ColoClear Extra from Higher Nature.
Method 3 - Apple Cleanse
Apples contain the fibres cellulose (which binds with water and increase faecal bulk), and pectin (which is exceptionally detoxifying). Pectin also helps lower cholesterol, eliminates bile acids from the intestines, and chelates heavy metals such as aluminium, mercury, lead and cadmium and escorts them out of the body via the bowel.
The apple cleanse can be done by any healthy adult, but do check first with your doctor. Don't do this fast without the advice of your Doctor if you are underweight, pregnant, or if you have medical problems,
This cleanse lasts for two or three days (never more, except under your Doctor's supervision). Eat only apples, any variety, but organic if possible. You can have as many as you like, but chew them well and crunch up the seeds as well, as they contain valuable nutrients which help the cleansing. You might find it easier to put the whole apple and core in a food processor so that it breaks up the core for you. Chew the processed apple well, so that saliva with its enzymes gets incorporated into the apple.
During these 2 or 3 days you are not eating anything other than apples, and the only drinks are clean water and herbal tea, sweetened with a little honey if desired.
This is a fast-track cleanse and you will quite likely suffer a headache during some of this time. Make sure you're drinking enough water (1½ - 2 litres a day). If you know how to carry out an enema (see colon cleansing), this can be useful and will make you feel better.
It's a good idea to purchase a large bag of epsom salts from the chemist, and use 2 cups of these salts in a warm bath. Soak for 20 minutes and rest afterwards for 15 minutes in a dark room, or have the bath just before bedtime.