Cleaning "House" with nature's seeds & clays
Any time you experience discomfort or dis-ease in your body, it can usually be traced back to an internal chaos going on in your digestive tract.
The word 'body' is derived from the word 'abode' which means place or 'house' in which you live.
That's why any time you decide to give your digestive system a rest, I like to refer to it as a period of 'house cleaning'.
It's a fundamental principle of Self Care that goes way back to ancient times.
'House cleaning' typically involves fasting on water or fresh juices for a number of consecutive days, preceded by or directly followed by (depending on the individual) an extraction of the intestinal mucosal lining using a mix of seeds and clay.
The seeds and clay collect and bind any backed up toxic internal waste stuck to the colonic wall so that it can be eliminated from your body.
At the end of this 2-4 day process, you'll feel lighter and brighter because you now have an environment that makes it difficult for discomfort and dis-ease to manifest.
A Blocked Flow
The alimentary canal is the largest and most critical 'tube' in your house.
If you eat 3 square meals a day, this tube can quickly become backed up with residual waste that may need a helping hand to clear out of your digestive system.
The key is to consistently drink at least two litres of water per day, a diet rich in plant foods and to minimise the consumption of meat, processed grains and refined sugars.
This will support an ongoing healthy, regular digestive system...but even still, it pays to do a few dedicated days of house cleaning every once in a while.
Toxicity and Dis-ease
Day in, day out, your gut is in a constant state of overwhelm as it tries to process what it receives.
Digestion takes a large chunk of your body's available energy, robbing you of crucial fuel for vitality, healing and repair.
The build-up of toxic materials within the bowel can cause a condition known as autointoxication as all the poisonous gunk trapped in the bowel is then absorbed into the bloodstream.
This is eventually how and why dis-ease manifests in other areas of the body, showing up as symptoms like:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Skin conditions
- Bad breath
- Body odour
- Poor immunity.
Clean Out the Tubes from the Inside
Think of colonic hygiene as a vital key to your life-long health and longevity.
And one of the simplest ways to do it is to set aside a couple of days and to follow my two-part colon cleanse protocol, where you combine with water and drink, an alternate mix of seeds and clay every hour 8-10 times per day for 2-4 days.
It's best to do it on a weekend or on days when you can be around home, because you'll want to have your bathroom within easy reach throughout the process.
Here's what goes into an effective, natural colon cleanse protocol...
When it comes to extracting toxicity and waste, fibre is key.
Flaxseeds are jam-packed with fibre, as well as omega-3 fatty acids and have been revered since ancient times for their powers in cleansing and healing the digestive organs and system.
Flaxseeds eliminate toxins from the body, normalise the metabolism, reduce blood sugar and regulate the appetite. They also absorb toxic compounds that are trapped in the body and supply the body with lecithin, which helps to stimulate the metabolisation of fat.
When preparing my two-part colon cleanse protocol Cleanse Me, we grind the flax seeds down into a fine powder and combine with the following secret ingredient.
Ground psyllium husk is known as a bulking fibre because it expands in the gut when you ingest them.
Once the husks have expanded, they 'scrub' the inside walls of the colon and intestines, transporting leftover waist down the digestive tract.
Psyllium husk provides the ultimate support for your colon and is one of nature's true miracle fibres that you can use for gut health and to help stay regular.
Nature makes powerful, detoxifying 'clays' that can be used to extract chemical residues and toxic waste in the gut which helps to speed up the healing process.
The most effective clay for this purpose is called Food Grade Bentonite Clay - a 'dirt simple' remedy with rapid detox qualities.
Bentonite clay works by attracting and binding residual waste within colonic wall so that it can be released from the body.
Doing a natural 'colon cleanse' with seeds and clays is such a brilliant ancient wisdom and maintenance protocol that's easy to do at home.
The 'expanding' action of the Flax and Psyllium is complimented by the 'magnetic' action of the Bentonite Clay.
The colon cleanse protocol involves alternating between the Flax/Psyllium and Bentonite blends with a glass of water, for every hour on the hour 8-10 times per day, beginning shortly after you rise in the morning.
For some folks, this can be a fairly intense experience, so the key is to prepare 2-3 days in advance by avoiding dense foods, meat, sugar and alcohol to take excess weight off your digestive system before commencing your cleanse.
Drink plenty of water throughout and as always, listen to your body. For some people, 2 days is enough, and for others, they'll need to go 3-4 days to get the desired result - it really depends on the individual and your current state of internal health.
We add dried apple flakes, cinnamon and ginger to our signature Cleanse Me colon cleanse to make it slightly more pleasant and palatable and we'll include a full set of instructions when we ship it to you.