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2/16/11 2:47 P

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I just realized that my last post was primarily about colon cleansing. The term" total body cleanse" and "detox" was mentioned on this thread too.

Again, there are lots of ways to detox. Detox is done at the blood level and "cleanses" all the body's systems through the blood pathways. Most frequently this is done with herbs but there are some other procedures done as well. An herbalist and/or naturopath can help.

There are great teas that you can drink that help with detox that are already put together in a formula. You can find them almost anywhere and they won't hurt you. Just look for the word "detox" on the box. Remember to check any warnings on the packaging. There are some detox herbs that could have negative effects for a pregnant woman and possibly for someone else with a particular disease.
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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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2/16/11 2:38 P

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I'm not so sure that what was just said is actually true. I think, each person has individual needs and that cleansing can be miraculous for some people. YES YES there are some kooky things being pushed through advertising but this shouldn't vilify all cleaning practices.

I also do not believe that salt and fat are things that can make a person sluggish. Refined foods make a person sluggish. YES, there are plenty of refined salts and fats in common foods but this is not the fault of good, natural salts and fats. We need both in their natural forms. They will not make us constipated. At least I have never heard of that, read of that or experienced that and I'm wondering where that information came from. It is well accepted that refined sugars and flours and other refined foods can really give us trouble.

Some people get sluggish bowels from pasteurized dairy products as well. Other people get diarrhea from it.

Everybody is different.

I agree with everything that is said on this thread about eating whole, natural foods as a remedy for healthy digestion. But I don't believe that all cleansing procedures are wrong. If a person desires a bowel cleanse I recommend talking to a naturopath or at least doing a bit of research first. Some cleansing formulas can be harsh. Again, it's an individual thing.

And, if a person isn't serious about eating whole foods that include a lot of vegetable varieties, a colon cleanse will only be a temporary fix.

This is my humble opinion. Hope I didn't step on anybody's toes.
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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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2/16/11 11:12 A

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I think detoxes are a hoax. First of all, nothing "builds up" in your intestines like spackle or paste as some ads will tell you. Your body is very efficient at moving waste through your system. However, if you're eating poorly (vacation food has a lot of salt and fat in it) and consuming more alcohol than usual, then your body is going to react to that by making you feel sluggish and bloated.

As Amber suggested, all you need to do is clean up your diet and give yourself a few days to adjust to your healthier diet. Drink plenty of water. Eating whole grains like brown rice and quinoa will help, as well fresh vegetables and fruit.

If you find that you're not "regular" after 2-3 days, you can try some probiotics. They come in different forms from powders to yogurts to liquids. Personally I like Bio-K, which you can find in the refrigerated section of your health food store. It contains the most concentrated levels of live bacteria, so be careful with how much you initially use. You kind of need to ease into the dosing (just follow the directions), and stay close to a bathroom until you discover how you react to it.

I hope you're feeling better soon!

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2/16/11 8:45 A

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Personally, I've never been a big one on fasting or cleansing. In my opinion, the best way to go is just by cleaning up food, eating as much organic as possible and drinking a lot of water. I find that just drinking a regiment of apple cider vinegar (the raw kind with the mother in it) daily, three times a day is one of the BEST ways you can naturally cleanse your system. It literally benefits EVERYTHING in your system. I combine this along with clean eating. That would be my suggestion, do the clean eating along with that (I use Bragg's ACV)

That being said, my massage therapist likes Kevin Trudeau's cleanse. His is a common sense one and not a crazyjuice concoction that you drink for 10 days or anything like it.

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2/16/11 1:05 A

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This site ROCKS!! It's promoting Dr. Schulze's cleaning system, which I've never tried, but I think I'm going to' get with the next cleanse. I cleanse about 3x's a year, and for the past couple of years I've used Colonix. You can 'click' on the side bar on the link above, for all the info you could ever want on the different brands of cleansers, including the price. If I had discovered this site 2 yrs ago, I would've used Dr. Schulze, MAINLY because... he has broken down the other brands with 1st, giving a review of what the brand claims it does, and 2nd, giving their review and why (or why not) it does what it claims.

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2/16/11 12:38 A

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Hello,
My husband and I went to Mexico on a belated honeymoon and got back just over week ago. Since then I've been feeling sluggish and bloated. I'm interested in doing a total body cleanse but I've never done a cleanse before. I've Goggled detox and cleanses but there are so may products and so much information I don't know where to begin. I was hoping that the people on this team could give me a advice and help me choose what would be best for me. I would like to cleanse to over-all feel better, I would like to see improvement in my eyes and skin, to have more energy and if possible would like to lose the 3 lbs I gained in Mexico plus some. I would like the cleanse to last between 1 or 2 weeks
I would like advice on supplements products plus if anybody has a eating plan to follow that would be helpful too.
I'm open to any suggestions. Thank you in advance for you help.

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