Arthritis

ARTHRITIS FORMULA TO REDUCE PAIN, SWELLING AND INCREASE  MOVEMENT. 

The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both are characterized by inflammation and/or pain in a joint or joints. Both diseases are related to nutrition. Osteoarthritis is from a lack of proper nutrition to replace what is lost through the wear, tear and aging and involves deterioration of the cartilage at the ends of the bones.

The other arthritis is Adult and Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis. They are a type of autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the synovial fluid membranes surrounding the lubricating fluid in the joints (there are at least another 100 lesser known subtype autoimmune arthritic diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis AS). These autoimmune diseases like all autoimmune diseases are due to poor nutrition and exposure to the pollutants and heavy metals that contaminate our air, soil and water. These pollutants cause certain parts of your body, like your joints, to be unrecognizable to your immune system which attacks them (we do not need to wait for reluctant science to figure this out; it is obvious).  We can also add toxic vaccinations and medical drugs to our individual toxic load and we are individually compelled to be a part of this autoimmune diseases epidemic.   And I am sorry to add that once you have one autoimmune disease it has been proven you will contract another and so on.  

There are two answers that I know of personally that will reverse this downward autoimmune disease spiral.   One, cleanse the body of these toxins and two, add proper absorbable nutrition to the diet.   I know that this sounds simplistic but without establishing these basic fundamental needs of your body you will never be well.   The accepted form of medication with drugs will only mask the symptoms while adding still more toxicity as the real cause continues to relentlessly destroy your joints.

I personally experienced arthritis twenty years ago, because when I had cancer I also had arthritis.   At that time I was working in the plastering industry with its heavy lifting, repetitive movements, wet environment and I was toxic.   The arthritis was in my low back (x-ray and MRI confirmed by Ca), my hands, my shoulders, hips, knees and feet.   My hands and feet were the most irritating and bothersome until my back locked-up.   It would do that about once a month and when it did I was stuck stooped over.   I would leave work and get treatment at a chiropractor’s, put on a back brace and return to work; I had responsibilities.

When I cured the cancer (see my bio), that was the end of the arthritis.   Curing my arthritis was one of many positive side effects of that Naturopathic treatment, I did not expect it.   So, I have personal experience with this devil and I can help you relieve yourself of it if you want.

A lot of things cleared up at that time; headaches, chronic indigestion, skin cancers, loss of energy, depression, anxiety, all went.   Some of them were genetic, especially the cancer which runs on the paternal side of my family, depression on my mothers side.   Some were due to stress, some were nutritional (my diet was standard USA), some were toxic chemicals and heavy metals in my body.   Some was from the lack of a counter exercise to what I was doing.  I was in excellent physical condition but I had no counter stretching to relieve the physical stress.   And spiritually I was rudderless.   So, if you put those kinds of negative stresses on anyone, plus given enough time, they will find all their genetic weaknesses.   The obvious answer that Naturopathic medicine proposes, is that you undo all those stresses.   That will take the strain off of your genetic weaknesses and there will be no reason for the disease.

The Naturopathic treatment I went through dealt with every one of those areas.   Change the food, water and air going into the body.   Eliminate any and all toxic chemicals and heavy metals through cleansing and detoxing.   Exercise to build up conditioning and stretch out physical/mental stress.   Modify your lifestyle to get the stress out of your daily life or eliminate it.   Plus get a solid spiritual foundation that connects you to your spiritual roots.   If you rigorously and thoroughly deal with all of those areas of your life simultaneously, I do not care what your genetic disease(s) are, they will be eliminated just like mine. 

Modern science says that what I just said and what I did is anecdotal and not possible.   Well, they say it is anecdotal, but they need to prove through independent unbiased experiments that what I and thousands of other people have experienced is not possible.  Until that science is done independently, they cannot say that it is not possible because their statement is unscientific and anecdotal.   If I waited for them to do their experiments I would be dead today just as my father and grandfather both prematurely died.   The track record of modern medicine is poor at best; they have not cured one single disease in over a half century.

I employed Thompsonian Naturopathic cancer treatments (see Incurables) on myself using their simple effective techniques. The more intently I did what they suggested the more positive results I got. Two of the treatment techniques I will be discussing here are changing the nutrition your body is receiving, and cleansing all the toxic chemicals and heavy metals from your body. I suggest you give these positive changes to your body to get the same results I did.             

Nutrition
Receiving, the proper nutrition is not easy in America where your average grocery store is a nutritional disaster. The shelves are loaded with refined products, GMOs and irradiated produce (see my article "America Is Number One, The Fattest Industrialized Country In The World).  I am sorry but the food and grocery industries worry more about shelf life and profits then what happens to you when you eat their nutritionally poor and toxic products. 

So that leaves us with supplementing which I am sure many of you are doing right now, but are you really?  Isn’t it the case that when you have been doing something for years someone comes along and points out that you have been mislead by false information; that what you thought was helping you could actually make your disease worse.  Well this happened to me regarding the truth about vitamins and minerals and it may be happening to you. Please read very carefully the important warning below. This information will change your health in a very direct way and also save you a great deal of money. Before you read it let me say in advance that I am sorry about the money you and I wasted on supplements.

Vitamins and Minerals and a Basic Law of Nature

You may not be aware or know that there is a simple basic law of nature and it is a scientific fact.   When it comes to the absorption of nutrition for humans or animals, this natural law cannot be broken.  And when you understand this law it becomes just simple common sense.  The law is that all living things on the surface of the earth depend completely on plants like wheat, lettuce, apples and so on for their nutrition.  Without those plants we will starve to death; common sense, right?

So then how do we reconcile this basic law with the fact that over 95% of the supplements on the market are synthetic, closer to dirt or drugs then nutrition?

I was first made aware of this simple reality when I read Dr. Robert Thiel’s published paper “The Truth about Vitamins in Supplements” (see ref.).

We have been confused by convincing ads, stylish labels, or the jargon with high numbers used by the supplement industry, many who are pharmaceutical drug companies.  But the fact remains that these supplements cannot be absorbed properly by humans or animals.  Even though it says USP; synthetic vitamins can be made from benzene, petroleum esters, irradiated animal fat/cattle brains, acetylene, coal tar derivatives, hydrochloric acid, acetonitrole with ammonia.  And worst of all, I just heard recently, sewage sludge (R. Schulze). That’s right; some forms of USP Vitamin B12 can be made from sewage as long as it meets USP standards. Obviously these are just the kind of products that can give you arthritis and other diseases. (Ref R. Thiel)

Just the opposite of synthetic vitamins are whole food vitamins.   They are made from nutritional yeast, rice bran, carrots, acerola cherries, citrus fruits, cabbage, broccoli and rice. These are the ingredients that your body easily absorbs and uses to fight both major and lesser kinds of arthritis. I think we can agree that this is common sense and these are the kinds of ingredients that can realistically help you battle any disease. (Ref R. Thiel)

OK, I know what you may be thinking and I had the same question, "but I feel better when I take those vitamins".  I know you can and so did I, but I also got very sick and I had arthritis.  Here are the reasons that you may have felt better when you took a synthetic supplement.  One, there are a few ingredients in those supplements that you can actually fully or partially absorb and if you were lacking them, then you will feel better.  Another is the placebo affect, “that you feel better because you expect to”.  But the fact still remains that those synthetic vitamins are not food and I do not know what they are, do you?  The reason it was done is because it is dirt cheap and no one said they could not do it, like our government who gives them the USP approval even though it is sewage sludge.

What does this mean to you?  It means that if your vitamin supplement does not say the words somewhere on the label "Whole Food Vitamins", "Made From Whole Foods" or "Food Vitamins", do not waste your money on it because it is synthetic and you cannot absorb it properly (and by the way Food Based is just another hoax). 

All of the ingredients in the suggested formulas below are considered foods by many in the scientific, allopathic and naturopathic healing communities.  The enlightened members of these communities also agree that "arthritis is a disease of both the fork and a toxic environment.   That by changing what you put in your body and what you clean out you can cure arthritis and all other diseases".

Supplements for the Relief of Arthritis
I am going to talk about supplements for arthritis in the order of their importance. Adding whole food supplements to a routine will bring relief from both Osteo and Rheumatoid arthritis.

The Loss of Cartilage and Vitamin C
One, of the greatest threats to any arthritis sufferer is the loss of their cartilage at the affected joints.   Lose enough cartilage and you have bone rubbing against bone with its debilitating pain.   The cartilage at the end of each bone is formed from collagen and collagen is created in the body using Vitamin C.  Yes, Vitamin C is scientifically proven to be essential to and involved in every step of the production of collagen.  So that puts Vitamin C at the top of our list but not just any vitamin C will do? (see references)

For the human body to optimally produce this indispensable collagen it must have totally absorbable Vitamin C.  Well that seems easy; you just go to any store and buy ascorbic acid.  But remember, I said above “that your body cannot totally absorb and utilize chemicals?”   Ascorbic acid is not really the Vitamin C you find in an orange; ascorbic acid is a chemical.   (see references)

Read below what the formulator of whole food Vitamin C Complex, Dr. Robert Thiel of Doctors Research says about the scientific studies involved in its creation.

Vitamin C in Foods exists in at least two distinguishable forms with accompanying Food factors. Yet, regular ascorbic acid as well as mineral ascorbates are too incomplete to be properly called vitamin C as they do not contain both forms nor the accompanying Food factors!   It is of interest to note that even Albert Szent Gyorgyi, while accepting the Nobel prize for isolating ascorbic acid, told scientists that isolated ascorbic acid did not work by itself--it worked best with the factors that are naturally found with it in foods such as citrus (Food C Complex is a citrus Food!). Citrus contains both natural forms of vitamin C.  Thiel R. 

VITAMIN C COMPLEX (A Whole Food Vitamin C Complex)

One study found that Food C Complex had proven to have 492 micro moles per gram T.E. (Trolox equivalents) of hydrophilic ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity)—ORAC is essentially a measurement of the ability to quench free radicals (antioxidant ability)—while blueberries (one of the highest ORAC sources) only had 195 micro moles per gram T.E.—thus Food C Complex has 2.52 times the ORAC ability of blueberries. Vitamin C containing food has over 15.6 times the ORAC of isolated ascorbic acid (Food C Complex may be infinitely higher). Actually, there are doubts that isolated ascorbic acid has any significant antioxidant effects in humans. Food C Complex is clearly superior for any interested in ORAC—which should include everyone! Thiel R.

Pregnenolone
Ever heard of Pregnenolone?   I hadn’t until about 5 years ago when I stumbled across an article by Alan E. Lewis titled “Pregnenolone, The Pleiotropic Parent Steroid”.   As I read this article I realized Mr. Lewis had just handed me and everyone who read this article a supplemental treasure.

I had just turned sixty and even with all the health enhancing techniques I applied to my life I was losing my edge.   I was beginning to feel like my age and it was not fun.   So I was looking for natural foods, supplements and herbs with no side effects that could help me, be as comfortable as possible as I passed 60 years of age.   Pregnenolone made from the Mexican wild yam turned out to be one of those I found that was very safe and highly effective (see the list of benefits below).

Why are hormones so important in the aging process?   Here is what the Merck Manual (medical Bible) says, “Ultimately, hormones control the function of entire organs, affecting such diverse processes as growth and development, reproduction, and sexual characteristics. Hormones also influence the way the body uses and stores energy and control the volume of fluid and the levels of salts and sugar in the blood. Very small amounts of hormones can trigger very large responses in the body.”

What is Pregnenolone?   It is the parent of all the hormones that you have been making all your life.  Pregnenolone is called a precursor which means that it is needed to produce something else.  That something else is all the hormones a man or woman produces throughout their lifetime.   

But at about 30 years of age you begin to make less and less Pregnenolone each year until you reach about 70 years.  At about that age you are making 15% of what you made when you were young, and you notice it.  Why does the body reduce the amount so quickly?   That is not understood completely but part of the reason is said to be a natural decline that takes place with aging.  Another reason is that the environment we have created with the toxins and stress we have heaped upon ourselves speeds up this decline of Pregnenolone and the aging process that comes with it.

But doesn’t that make it a steroid is a question I asked myself?   No, because Pregnenolone by itself has insignificant hormonal effects. It is the basic material from which your body produces hormones not the finished product. So it does not have those side effects we hear about that occur with steroid drugs.     

Pregnenolone is a little like the flour used by a baker; put some flour in your mouth and it is not real tasty.   But give it to a baker who combines it with other ingredients and you have bread, pastries, pancakes etc.   The baker like your hormone system is only going to use the amount of flour (Pregnenolone) called for in the recipe.   This is why pregnenolone has proven to be so safe to use.

Pregnenolone has been tested by science since the 1940’s and here are some of the improvements in physical and mental health that science found.  Improved skin tone and health, reduction of body fat and increased lean body mass (muscle tissue), increased strength and endurance, more energy, a reduction or elimination of inflammation, elimination of joint pain, improved wound healing, improved vision, enhanced functioning of the immune, metabolic and nervous systems.  Also improvements in Mental Health like stress tolerance, mental cognition, better sleep patterns, improved mental outlook, mood and memory.  An increase in male hormones like testosterone and accompanying physical well being and improved sexual functioning.  Improved female reproductive cycle, progesterone, enhanced sexual enjoyment or libido and much more.

Pregnenolone for Arthritis
During the 1940’s and 50’s, Pregnenolone was used successfully as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.  A study by Henderson and colleagues found that 300 mg Pregnenolone per day for 40 days resulted in a substantial reduction in joint pain, tenderness, and spasticity, with improved strength and range of motion.  Another study by Freeman and colleagues, with 64 patients, used 500 mg of Pregnenolone daily for periods of 2 to 30 weeks; 24 patients showed striking improvements, and 20 showed minor improvements.

Why didn’t science tell the world what they had found?   Well at just about the time they discovered Pregnenolone they also discovered the synthetic steroid drugs like cortisone.   These steroids are synthetic and even though they have harsh side effects they work fast and they could be patented, so sadly that was the choice they made.   Pregnenolone on the other hand was natural made from the wild yam root, and they could not patent it.   So Pregnenolone was set aside and forgotten except for a few people who saw its value.  

Pregnenolone’s Safety
Fortunately because of all the scientific attention Pregnenolone received it also received a great deal of safety testing.   Since it was a precursor it had minimal effects and so tested safer then anything on the market.  The Pregnenolone researchers working with both human and animal subjects since the 1940s have consistently commented on pregnenolone’s virtual absence of toxicity.  For example, the classic review article on pregnenolone by Henderson and colleagues in 1950 states: 'It [pregnenolone] has an extremely low order of toxicity; [it] has not shown any adverse effects on endocrine [hormone] physiology ....

Pregnenolone has been given orally to humans at doses as high as 500 mg/day for as long as 30 weeks without evidence of adverse effects.  In one human study, eight people received 50 to 150 milligrams per day by intramuscular injection for 75 days, with no reported side effects.  Dr. Eugene Roberts gave 20 Alzheimers patients 525 mg/day for three months with no toxicity.  During rheumatoid arthritis experiments with pregnenolone, Dr. H. Freeman and colleagues gave 500 mg pregnenolone/day for up to 30 weeks, with no toxicity.  And Drs. Pincus and Hoagland, two of the pioneer researchers on pregnenolone use by humans in the 1940s, found no toxic reactions with pregnenolone used by hundreds of men and women at dosages of 100 mg/day for four months.

Dosage
Personally I started at 25 mg and decided it was fine and jumped right in.   After 5 years of use with no problems at all I settled on a dose of 150 mg and it works great.   But everyone is different and they have to make up their own mind.   You might play it safe by starting out where I did at 25 mg or lower and gradually work your way up.      Remember that when you compare the dangerous drugs used for the treatment of arthritis to Pregnenolone’s safety there is no comparison.   You could also add an extra safeguard by taking a break from Pregnenolone for a few days to a week each month and then begin taking it again.

From everything I have read the best time to take Pregnenolone is in the morning.   The reason being that it is fat-soluble and follows the circadian cycle in 5-Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) of high in the morning and dropping by the late afternoon.

If you are suffering from an ailment have a look at the studies above plus references and use their amounts as a gauge for yourself.   If you have read the studies and have decided to use a higher dose you may want to consider consulting with your physician.   Just keep in mind that all final decisions when it comes to your health are made by you.

Note: All of the ingredients in these suggested formulas below are considered foods by the scientific, allopathic and naturopathic healing communities.  The enlightened members of these communities also agree that "arthritis is a disease of the fork and by changing what you put in your body you can cure arthritis and all other diseases".

ARTHRITIS AND WHOLE FOOD VITAMINS:

Oxidation can cause arthritis and rheumatism through toxins carried into our bodies via the air, water and the food we eat.  These free radicals attack the weakest part of the body causing tissue damage.  Anti-oxidant vitamins like A, C, and E, can attract these free radicals and neutralize them.

B STRESS FORMULA (all Vitamins in this Formula should be from Whole Foods)

- Benefits: Enhances the health of the nerves, eyes, skin, mouth, liver, and muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract.  B vitamins can help with stress and depression.  Some Alzheimer patients were found to have a vitamin B deficiency.

CALCIUM COMPLEX (should be from a Whole Food Calcium)

- Take the first dose with your oil and juice in the morning, second dose at lunch, third dose with dinner, fourth dose before bedtime with oil and orange juice.  With each dose take a minimum of 100 milligrams of vitamin C, this will aid in absorption.

- The magnesium makes calcium soluble in the body so it will not form stones or
deposits in the kidneys, joints or muscles.

MAGNESIUM COMPLEX (This should be from a Whole Food Magnesium)

- Everyone thinks that calcium is the mineral that is lacking in the American diet;

- actually it is magnesium.  Without magnesium, calcium cannot even be absorbed into your body; unabsorbed calcium is toxic and can help cause arthritis.  Magnesium is responsible for 300 different biochemical reactions necessary for our body to properly function.

VITAMIN C COMPLEX (This should be from a Whole Food Vitamin C Complex)

- Essential for the manufacture of collagen used by the body to manufacture the the organic matrix of the bone (reinforces the bones).

- Benefits: Strengthens all connective tissue, used in wound healing, used by all individual cells to clean themselves, anti-oxidant, etc.

SELENIUM E COMPLEX (This should be from a Whole Food Selenium E Complex)

- 100% Food complex nutrient with extremely important antioxidant properties.
Benefits: Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant, prevents premature aging, can extend your prime of life by 15 to 20 years, prevents cardiovascular problems from developing, and increases your energy and endurance.

PEANUT OIL and OLIVE OIL (cold pressed only)

- 1 Tablespoon of each in juice in the morning before breakfast, use my Morning Drink formula or add it to orange, grapefruit, apple or cranberry juice.

- Use the peanut oil as a massage oil and rub into the affected area daily, the excess can be wiped off with a tissue before dressing (do not wash off excess).

- Benefits of using these two oils.  They will improve your arthritis or rheumatism and also raise your vitality, improve your complexion, make your hair shine, maintain your body’s proper water balance, and improve sexual performance.

OMEGA 3/ EPA/ DHA
COD LIVER OIL
I recommend you use a product that has undergone molecular distillation
which removes virtually all traces of mercury, PCBs, PDEs, and dioxin.

- Benefits the synovial membrane where a fluid is made that lubricates joints and keeps cartilages elastic, teeth and gums in good shape, also used by the body for vision at night and helps ease pain of arthritis.

-     1 tablespoon of cod liver oil in a small glass of orange juice just before you go to bed each night.

- Cod liver oil assists in the proper absorption, assimilation and metabolism of calcium in your body.

ALFALFA

- Recent research reveals that there is a powerful substance in alfalfa that scientists call an anti-stiffness factor.  Alfalfa supplements from seed are the most powerful.

- 3,000 milligrams with each meal for a total of 12,000 milligrams daily.

- When the pain, swelling and stiffness disappear reduce to 2,000 milligrams with
each meal.

- Alfalfa is the basis for liquid Chlorophyll, with a balance of chemical and mineral constituents almost identical to human hemoglobin.

- Benefits of taking alfalfa: rich source of B-12, ounce for ounce alfalfa contains three times the calcium of milk, contains a natural fluoride that hardens the bone and teeth, and is also a blood purifier.

IMPORTANT NOTE HERE, ARTHRITIS AND CAYENNE:
Cayenne
is the only known herb or medication to relieve the pain and reverse the disease of arthritis.  The scientific community has done over thirteen hundred studies and the majority confirmed that cayenne and capsaicin relieves arthritic symptoms and improves joint flexibility.  You can now find creams, liniments, and plasters in health food and drug stores that contain the key ingredient of cayenne, "capsicum".

Deep Heat Ointment with Capsicum:
How I have used the "Deep Heat Ointment" for arthritis:
I was mixing heavy materials and building scaffold on houses and high-rise apartment buildings, very heavy work. I was 45 and the working environment was wet or damp most of the time. The arthritis developed in my feet, ankles, knees, hips, elbows, shoulders, neck and low back.
I have applied the ointment on the area and rubbed it in 4 times a day.  Another way I have used the ointment is to put a liberal amount on the area, cover it with a sheet of plastic wrap than wrap it with a sports wrap type elastic bandage.  For my elbow or knee, I used a sports support over the plastic wrap for the appropriate area.  Treating my back, I used a back support wrap to hold the plastic wrap in place.  I felt heat in the area, if the cream seemed too hot I diluted it with a little cold cream.  If it is not hot enough I used a stronger cream.  Wash off the cream with soap and water one half hour before you shower or take a bath.

You can make the ointment stronger by adding more capsicum powder to it yourself.  You can find this powder in the product section under "bulk herbs".  They are listed under "Cayenne" I would choose "Cayenne 180 HU or more (Heat Units)" to begin with.  Go easy; add a very small amount to begin with, as you learn how to use it, become more aggressive. Do not use any kind of cool or cold cayenne they will not work.

You can make the ointment stronger by adding more capsicum powder to it yourself.  You can find this powder in the product section of your health food store.  They are listed under "Cayenne" I would choose "Cayenne 40,000 HU or more (Heat Units)" to begin with.  Go easy; add a very small amount to begin with, as you learn how to use it, become more aggressive. Do not use any kind of cool or cold cayenne it will not work.

BOWEL CLEANSING AND DETOXING FOR ARTHRITIS
Bowel cleansing and detoxing for arthritis, why would you want to do that? One of the causes of inflammation is having toxins and pollutants in the area of the irritated joint. These toxins and pollutants slow down the healing in osteoarthritis and encourage the attack on the joint by your immune system in rheumatoid arthritis.

But arthritis in your hand seems like a long way from your bowel why cleanse out the bowel? It is simple, every waste product, toxin and pollutant is moving toward your bowel. If that bowel is not running the way it should things began to slow down and even back up. See my article "The Truth About Constipation" and get the right facts about the bowel and what your bowel habits should be, plus detailed information on how to cleanse and detox.

A bowel cleanse and detox is simple to do, you control it, it cannot hurt you. It is done slowly and incrementally so you do not need to take time off from work. You may find that once you experience what a clean body feels like that you would never again let your colon become toxic.

COLON CLEANSE FORMULA
Below are the herbs I suggest you look for in a Colon Cleanse Formula (they should all be wild crafted or organic for safety) plus their benefits and historical safety are listed.

Aloe Leaf
One, of the oldest known healing herbs. Has a gentle laxative effect while encouraging the proliferation of friendly bowel bacteria.

Barberry Root

First used by North American Indian tribes and the Egyptians. It is known for its ability to treat liver related constipation while increasing bowel function as it strengthens the body.

Cascara Sagrada aged bark
Another American Indian herb; the Spanish named it "sacred bark". A remedy for constipation and treatment of hemorrhoids; encourages peristalsis, is not known to be habit forming. Adopted by many pharmaceutical companies because it is safe to use.

Garlic bulb
Parasiticide and antibiotic while leaving safe friendly bacteria. Dr Paavo Airola called garlic "King of the Vegetable Kingdom" also designated a Super Food because of its potent healing properties.

Senna leaf
Effective at cleaning the colon is also an efficient vemifuge (kills parasites). Stimulates intestinal peristalsis.  One of the few herbs approved by the FDA for over-the-counter use and may be one of the most widely used herbal medicines in the United States

Turkey Rhubarb root
A gentle laxative in combinations has a tonic effect, also blood builder and cleanser. Has a cleansing action upon the gut, removing debris and then its astringent with antiseptic properties. This herb has over 2000 years of continuous use in Asia, Europe and Middle East. 

Black Walnut hull
Both American Indian and European herbalists used this herb as nutritional aid for the digestive system and a moderate laxative. This herb also has strong antifungal, antiparasitic and antiseptic properties.

Clove bud
The ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all prized and used cloves for centuries. Clove is considered a warming herb that improves the assimilation and digestion of foods and also reduces the sensation of bloating and gas pressure within the digestive system. 

Fennel seed
Helps stop nausea, hiccups, belching and intestinal gas by improving digestion. Reduces mucus in intestinal tract and assists in the breakup of uric acid in tissues, helps digest protein and protein waste products.

Ginger root
Many herbalists consider ginger to be one of the top 10 herbs of all for its ability to act quickly and safely. It has a robust ability to stop dizziness, nausea and vomiting while also relieving griping and cramping in abdominal and intestinal area.

Wormwood leaf
Used for all complaints of the digestive system; it will stimulate appetite, calm indigestion, relieve constipation, plus expel excess gas from the stomach and intestines.

Why so many herbs? Each one of the 11 cleansing herbs has different benefits for the bowel so in very small incremental amounts your bowel is cleansed gently and gradually; no need to take off work.

COLON DETOX FORMULA
This cleansing soothing formula is to be used periodically in conjunction with the Colon Cleanse Formula. It acts as a strong purifier and intestinal vacuum, helping to draw out old fecal matter from the walls of your colon and out of any bowel pockets. Colon Detox aids in the removal of poisons, toxins, parasites, and heavy metals. Also use to stop diarrhea or to counteract food poisoning. These herbs should be organic or wild crafted for safety, see my article "The Truth About Constipation" for details about Colon Detox.

Psyllium seed, Psyllium husk (do not use for more then 5 days consecutively can strip cilia from small intestine)
Found in many over-the-counter laxatives, the word in Greek means flea relating to its size.  Psyllium is a hydrophilic (absorbs water), mucilaginous, bulking agent that can increase the volume of the intestinal contents.

Psyllium adds bulk to the stool, absorbs toxins, soothes inflamed tissues, removes putrefaction, and promotes growth of friendly bacteria.  This action can help reduce diverticulosis and diverticulitis.

Used properly Psyllium can stop loose bowels or prevent constipation.  Because Psyllium absorbs water (hydrophilic absorbs 8 to14 times its weight in water) it can help stop loose bowels.  Psyllium's scrubbing action stimulates the bowel’s peristaltic action thus helps prevent constipation.

Bentonite clay
The molecules in Bentonite clay are negatively charged so as it moves through the intestinal tract it attracts toxic particles which are positively charged. So, like a magnet the Bentonite draws the toxic molecule which is then absorbed into the clay. In this way, your body can expel the toxin-filled clay in a normal bowel movement. Bentonite is also recommended for those who were exposed to radiation or who have had radiation treatments. Helps maintain healthy friendly bacterial balance in the digestive system and promotes liver detoxification and boosts your immune system.

Flax seed
In its whole form the flax seeds include fibers, both soluble and insoluble that are so vital to enhancing digestive health. It will help regulate bowel movements, and increase their frequency, and prevent or treat bowel irregularities and constipation. Taken with a significant amount of water, flax expands 20 times in volume. The water will change to a smooth consistency. That seed and smooth water is great for a toxic colon, it lubricates and absorbs toxins seamlessly. Flax seed also contains lignans that have anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-cancer properties.

Apple fruit Pectin
Has a highly absorptive quality that draws numerous harmful substances out of your intestines, especially heavy metals like mercury and lead. It even draws carcinogenic radioactive materials like strontium 90 (it was used at Chernobyl to draw radioactive particles from the people there).

Slippery Elm inner bark
Used to cleanse, purify and detoxify the colon, bowel, and intestines.  Soothing and strengthening the entire intestinal tract. Native Americans used Slippery Elm in healing salves for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation. 

Marshmallow root
Hypocrites used it as a wound healer.  Its generic name Althaea comes from the Greek Altho to heal and make "soft" because of its special softening and healing qualities.   It is anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant making it a soothing treatment for the gastrointestinal tract. Great detoxer, because of high content of mucilage, starch and other factors allows it to combine with and eliminate toxins, aiding the body to detox. 

Fennel seed
Helps in the elimination of nausea, hiccups, belching and intestinal gas by improving digestion. Reduces mucus in intestinal tract and assists in the breakup of uric acid in tissues, helps digest protein and protein waste products.

 

 
Important Note:
The information presented herein by The Natural Path Botanicals is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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