Monday, January 18, 2010

January - a good time for a 3 day cleanse

I live in a very beautiful state, but in the winter we get what is called a temperature inversion where it is warmer in the higher elevations which traps the pollution in the lower elevations. We experience this every winter and the air quality gets so bad that at times the news reports are telling people to not do things outside if they don’t need to. My husband and I like to go on walks in spite of the cold weather, but after a few days of breathing the guk we could both feel it in our lungs and decided to not walk until the weather changes. We take the Lung and Bronchial all winter to help keep our lungs clear and then in this weather we add either the Infection Formula or the Anti Plague capsules. Luckily neither one of us has gotten sick and I credit it to the fact that we always have the herbs on hand that we may need.

I have talked to a lot of sick people lately and I think it is because after two months of indulgence people’s immune systems are shot. If you are one of these people a good way to turn things around is with a three day cleanse. Here is an excerpt taken from the Three Day Cleanse and Mucusless Diet by Dr. John R. Christopher.

“Supreme cleanliness is the first step toward a healthy body. Any accumulation or retention of morbid matter or waste of any kind within us will retard our progress towards recovery. The natural eliminative channels are the lungs, the pores of the skin, the kidneys, and the bowels.

The retention of body waste has an insidious effect on our health than is generally suspected, and its elimination is one of the first steps toward perceptible progress.

To begin the three day cleansing program, the individual is required to undergo three days of detoxification therapy, then proceed with the mucusless diet:

First thing in the morning upon arising, drink 16 ounces or more of prune juice (unsweetened, if possible). The prune juice is not primarily to empty the bowels, which it will do, but rather to draw into the intestines from every part of the body such toxic matter or body waste as may be there, and eliminate it through the bowels.

After beginning with the sixteen ounces of prune juice, within one half hour take an eight ounce glass of undiluted apple juice. Swish each mouthful thoroughly (called chewing). Then, 30 minutes later drink a glass of plain water (preferably distilled), followed 30 minutes later with more apple juice.

The general procedure is: 16 oz. of prune juice first thing in the morning, then, 8 oz. of apple juice 30 minutes later, and 8 oz. of distilled water after that; repeating the juice and distilled water each 30 minutes throughout the day. One gallon of apple juice is consumed each day for an average size adult, or one ounce per pound of body weight. (This of course is an approximate and suggested dosage, as age, ability to hold liquids, etc., determine the capacity for each specific case.)

Breaking up the mucus during the juice cleanse generally causes constipation throughout the three days. Use more prune juice or take Dr. Christopher's Lower Bowel Formula.

Repeat this detoxification for 3 consecutive days. Thus, approximately three gallons of mucus and catarrh will have been eliminated and will have been replaced by three gallons of juice. This has resulted in speeding up the re-alkalinizing of the system.

During the three-day cleanse, take one or two tablespoons of olive oil three times a day, to aid in lubricating bile and liver ducts, etc.

On the fourth and subsequent days, we begin taking vegetable and fruit juices, along with raw fruits and vegetables. Then follow the mucusless diet as close as possible. Do not be concerned if you feel weak during or after this detoxification. Our bodies are using the energies for internal housecleaning, soon an increase of energy will occur as a result of a cleaner healthier body.”

Used by permission.

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