Continuing Your Colon Cleanse At Home
The simplest way of beginning a colon cleanse at home is to add bulk to the diet. Fiber is present in all fresh, raw vegetables. Cooking softens the fiber and renders it ineffective. Dietary fiber in food is indigestible. But when present in the intestinal tract, it supports a multiplying population of intestinal bacteria, and this can be an aid in both digestion and elimination. The detoxifying powers of fiber were demonstrated in a study where rats were fed poison, and simultaneously put on a high fiber diet. These rats survived without harm, while other animals fed the same poison, but without the fiber, became ill and died.
Many alternative health practitioners have begun to recommend adding whole psyllium husks to the diet. Even traditional physicians generally recommend Metamucil, which is psyllium with added sugar. At La Casa, we are weary about creating too powerful of a detox in this way. There are several problems with psyllium. First, these husks can be irritating to the intestines. Additionally, psyllium acts like a magnet as it winds its way down the intestinal tract, pulling particles toward it. The problem here is that nutrient material as well as toxic material is pulled out. Finally, there is a delicate layer of mucus membranes and villi in the small intestine. These villi are important in the absorption of nutrients. The psyllium husks can scrape against these finger-like villi and damage them, thus interfering with the absorption of nutrients.
Bran is also frequently recommended as a way of increasing fiber in one’s diet. Bran is even more irritating to the intestines than psyllium. Bran is a part of the wheat grain; it is a partial food rather than a whole food and thus can create a nutritional imbalance. Further, bran acts as an irritant to the lining of the digestive tract. The intestine, in order to rid itself of this irritant, attempts to rush the process of moving waste material through. Decreased nutrient absorption results because of the rapid transit through the tract. Further, constant use of bran can cause a chronic condition of intestinal lining irritation.
Enemas are effective in reaching the low part of the colon, but have the disadvantage of not reaching the entire organ. Adding ingredients to the water in an enema can, however, greatly enhance its detoxifying power. Coffee enemas stimulate the liver; flaxseed tea enemas relieve the colon of inflammation; bentonite, or clay water, greatly increases the absorption of toxins from the colon walls.
The colema board was developed more than thirty years ago by V.E. Irons. It is a home unit that combines the ease of the enema with the thoroughness of the colonic. It is a gentle procedure, following the body’s own natural rhythm for retention and expulsion of water. The water enters the intestinal tract, and it is the colon’s own spontaneous contractions that pushes water out. Thus, the colema works like an exercise program. The water trains the colon to begin to correct its atrophied condition. Because the muscles in the colon are stimulated, the colon sends messages to the rest of the body to release stored toxins and to bring them down through the normal eliminative channels. Pockets of putrefied material embedded within the colon walls can be dislodged through the colema.
We encourage the use of the colema board between colonics because the advantage of being able to do it yourself at home makes it economical and convenient, as well as effective. We consider the colema to be an essential part of any health program.
Cleanse the colon at home by:
1) Eat flaxseed cereal: grind up 2 tablespoonfuls of flaxseed. Add to goat yogurt or raw goat milk.
2) Eat prunes stewed in hot water
3) Do an enema, colema or colonic. Remember each has a specific effect. Choose the one that best suits your needs at that time.
4) Drink an aloe smoothie: blend one inch portion of fresh aloe leaf (with green skin on) with juice of a whole lemon; honey, or stevia to taste (you’ll need lots to combat the bitter taste of the aloe skin, but the skin is the part of the leaf that has the purgative effect).
5) Herbal laxatives may be taken. La Casa sells the Harmony line of herbal cleansers, which we feel is the best product on the market for colon cleansing as well as all other tissue and organ cleansing.
Home Health Bowel Management Program
We recommend the following products to continue your tissue and bowel cleansing at home:
Multi-Cleanse: a 2-part program cleansing both internal organs (Multi-Herb) as well as specifically targeting the colon and stimulating bowel movements (Multi-Fiber). Recommendation: take product until bowels have regulated
Para-Control: stimulates immune system & creates an environment unfriendly to parasites. Do you have parasites? Most of us (unbeknownst to ourselves) do. Recommendation: take product to completion
Hepatic Cleanse: Supports the liver that has been compromised through a “dirty” bowel. Recommendation: take product as on-going supplementation
Home Health Digestive Support Program
Good digestion is essential for good bowel functioning:
Liquid Digestive Gel: Everyone over 35 begins to lose intestinal flora; pro-biotics address this loss; complements Ultimate Probiotic 4-Billion. Recommendation: take as on-going supplementation after the age of 35
Ultimate Probiotic 4-Billion: contains 19 different strains of friendly intestinal bacteria; complements Liquid Digestive Gel. Recommendation: take as on-going supplementation after the age of 35
Flora-Sweet: a pre-biotic; builds probiotics in the intestinal tract. Recommendation: use as your only sweetener
Essential Oil Formula: comprised of essential fatty acids; vital for all organs & tissues. Recommendation: take as on-going supplementation
Home Health Alkalization Program
Healthy body = alkaline body. Disease flourishes only in acid. Most of us are too acid.
Alkalive Blue: Consists of 5 core minerals; minerals are alkaline; most of us are seriously mineral-deficient.
pH Booster: Changes the pH of your drinking water; easiest way to alkalize since your body is 70% water.
Follow directions on bottle. This product will stimulate and cleanse your intestines until you are having a normal 2-3 bowel movements a day.
Comprehensive 2-part program that stimulates the body’s immune system & creates an environment that is unfriendly to parasites. Many of the ingredients have been successfully used by traditional herbalists. Has a general cleansing effect on the body, improving overall health and digestion.
The liver purifies and distributes the nutrients and other substances that we put into our body. Hepatic Cleanse supports structure and function of the liver. The herbs used have been used for centuries. Several of these herbs, including milk thistle, contain phytochemicals and bioflavonoid compounds that have been identified as “active components” due to their positive effect in protecting and supporting liver tissue. In addition, bioflavonoids positively support cellular membranes, which are vital to liver function. Hepatic Cleanse also furnishes antioxidants, which provide protection against free radicals in bodily tissues.
LIQUID-GEL DIGESTION ENZYMES
When the body is lacking the right digestive enzymes, the food we eat does not digest properly, which causes discomfort, gas, and bloating. Liquid-Gel Digestion Enzymes use a synergistic blend of plant-based enzymes to improve digestion by aiding in the process of breaking down proteins, fats, dairy and carbohydrates. Enzymes help the body process even the most complicated foods such as nuts, seeds, and beans. Enhanced with a proprietary blend of herbs including Ginger, Anise, Cardamom, Cloves, Fennel, Licorice and Piper Longum, Liquid-Gel Digestion Enzymes helps soothe the stomach and fuel the digestive system.
ULTIMATE PROBIOTIC 4-BILLION
No other product delivers more live organisms into the digestive system; contains 19 crucial strains of friendly bacteria with a patented delivery system, which gets maximum live probiotic bacteria into the upper GI tract. Most probiotics lose up to 95% of their organisms when they are burned by the harsh acids in our stomach. Each tablet of Ultimate Probiotic forms a patented gel barrier around the capsule as soon as it comes in contact with the fluids in your stomach. This one millimeter thick protective gel barrier ensures that the delicate probiotic organisms inside are safely delivered into the low acid environment of your upper intestines. Thus, better digestion, enhanced energy and immune support.
This pre-biotic insoluble (undigestable) fiber derived from a blend of mung bean extract and fibers. Prebiotics are broad spectrum (unlike probiotic which are specific) and thus are able to change the entire intestinal environment to favor a multitude of beneficial bacteria as well as to discourage a gamut of harmful bacteria. Improves body chemistry by increasing mineral absorption; optimizes protein digestion, resets electrolyte balance, and alkalizes the body.
ESSENTIAL OIL FORMULA
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are essential for the healthy functioning of every organ, cell and tissue in your body. They are vital for cell oxygenation, proper brain and nerve function, healthy skin, lipid and metabolic regulation, prostaglandin and hormone formulation, rapid recovery of fatigued muscles. EFA’s are anti-inflammatory, brain and cardio protective and necessary for any weight loss program. They are also instrumental in liver health, digestive and intestinal health, offering soothing, healing and lubricative properties.
ALKALIVE-BLUE and pH BOOSTER
Acidification is synonymous with mineral deficiency. Alkalive-Blue is a complete alkaline mineral complex containing the 5 primary alkaline minerals (calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and iron). Ph Booster has 72 ionic minerals, these liquid electrolytes have an alkalizing, neutralizing, oxygenating and pH balancing effect on the body. Dissolved oxygen is immediately absorbed into the bloodstream.