Typically organic Apple juice is the most neutral with the Blessed Herbs Toxin Absorber, then the use of pear and grape are next best. In the case of choosing any other juice, consider how they work in the body. The main idea is to avoid citrus juices.Read More
Ask The Herbalist
Have had abdominal pain for a couple months. Dr want to do colonoscopy and thinks maybe it's diverticulitis. Would a cleanse be safe for me to do before colonoscopy?
I am so glad you asked! Please do not take a colon cleanse if there is a concern that you may have diverticulitis. As unwelcome as a colonoscopy may be, it provides you (and your doctor) with valuable information. With a diagnosis, you may want to see a Naturopathic physician to have another pair of eyes on your best interests, if a cleanse may help alter the underlying problem of gastrointestinal inflammation.
Meanwhile, safe ways to improve your health up to and after a colonoscopy include avoiding foods with seeds (berries, tomatoes, seeded breads, flax seeds), irritants (strong hot spices, alcohol, vinegar), and foods that you may already know give you indigestion.
Instead, you might increase your water intake, drink good-tasting, calming herb teas (chamomile, lemon balm, nettle leaf), and consider adding healing foods such as turmeric or Boswellia, 500mg of each a day. I know turmeric sounds like a strong hot spice but it is an anti-inflammatory, like Boswellia, and may improve your colon's tissue state. Make sure to let your doctor know if you decide to try those.
Good luck, and feel encouraged. Whatever the results of your tests, there are natural treatments available. Until you know with more certainty what healing your body needs, stay off the bulk laxatives (psyllium husks, flax seeds) and herbal cleansing kits.
Best regards,Read More
I am feeling that I need to do a cleanse of some sort. Would Para Cleanse or a Colon Cleanse be best? Is it based on symptoms? I am tired all the time and feel so bloated. Cannot lose weight even though I eat fairly well. Everything seems to upset my stomach or give me indigestion. Should I do both cleanses, if so, which should I do first?
I would advise you to try the Colon Cleansing Kit first, followed by the Internal Cleansing Kit. It is important to remove old, accumulated waste before you move onto cleansing other parts of the body.
Unless you have been advised by your healthcare provider to eliminate unwanted guests, I would not recommend the Para Cleansing Kit at this time.Read More
I have a 3 month old baby and solely breastfeeding but would like to do the colon cleanse. Is this a safe cleanse to do while breastfeeding?
Congratulations on your new baby and taking the best care of both of you by breastfeeding solely right now. Even though the amounts of herbs in our cleansing kits such as sage (Salvia officinalis) are considered generally safe, pregnancy and breastfeeding are a more special time.
If you feel you need a cleanse now, I can recommend the gentle 30 day cleanse using just Toxin Absorber (not Digestive Stimulator or our other blends). This packet contains vegetable fiber including apple pectin and psyllium husks, plus bentonite clay, and either ginger or peppermint to improve the way fiber works in our systems. This mild program using only one packet taken before bed is safe for you and your baby now, with two important conditions:
1) You will also need to drink 8 glasses of water, unsweetened herb tea, or other liquids every day. Otherwise, the fiber and clay would tend to absorb some of the normal moisture in your body, leaving you constipated -- the opposite of what you want! Anyway, all breastfeeding moms need extra hydration, so, please, no skimping on healthy water intake for you! Not to mention, there are several general health benefits, inside and out, from all this water and cleansing fiber.
2) Take the fiber supplement 3 hours after dinner and two or more hours away from any prescriptions you take, so that you get the maximum benefit from nutrients and any required medication.
That is a long answer, but we value your commitment to your best interest. Thank you for taking such good care.Read More
Does the Internal Cleansing Kit assist in fighting candida albicans, or will I need to supplement the kit with other herbs?
Yes. The Blessed Herbs Internal Cleansing Kit can establish a good baseline to help eliminate candida albicans from our system along with good dietary guidelines that help to eliminate high intake of sugars in the diet and healthy dosages of probiotics introduced back into the gut.Read More
I am doing your colon cleanse and also just ordered Cognitia. What is the best order for me to take the Cognitia?
Thank you for an excellent question. I suggest you take the Cognitia about two hours after the Toxin Absorber, which is designed to combine with toxins to move them out. During the time you are following the program for the colon cleanse, we want the best benefit of clearing out the old while replacing it with the new -- including the herbs in Cognitia. Two hours allows both formulas to be taken up by the body in the right order. Once you are through the cleanse, you may take Cognitia first thing in the morning. Happy cleansing!Read More
I'm taking the Internal Cleansing Kit. Is my urine suppose to smell? I drink the 8 glasses of water daily.
Thank you for adding that you are drinking the 8 glasses of water! It is not common but does happen occasionally for some people to have a peculiar odor in their urine. It does not last. The process of cleansing is moving out accumulated compounds. This means smelly urine, stool, even sweat, can temporarily let us know the cleanse is working. Color changes are common.
Other possible causes for urine that smells strong or "bad" include eating asparagus or other foods rich in natural plant chemicals that we break down and excrete in the urine. If you are not experiencing any pain, elevated temperature, or feeling unwell, you can expect your urine to return to normal (or better) in a few days. Otherwise, discontinue the cleanse and see your doctor, just to play it safe. And please, drop us a line to keep me posted.
Sending best regards.
Is your parasite cleanse sufficient enough to eradicate tape worms that have possibly migrated to other organs and formed cysts throughout the body?
Our Blessed Herbs Para Cleansing Kit, for large parasite removal, has been carefully formulated for the removal of several different types of worms that includes Tapeworms. As far as removing them from embedded "cyst" colonies, it may take more than one cleanse and would depend on the individual and their constitutional health status for positive results.Read More
I have completed the colon cleanse and now am in the last week of the internal cleanse and have thought of continuing with a 2nd round of colon cleanse and internal cleanse immediately - what are the suggestions regarding this?
I do not suggest you cleanse immediately after completing the Blessed Herbs Internal Cleansing Kit. What determines how often you cleanse, is the state of your health and whether you have done cleansing before. The minimum recommended frequency is once a year or once every Spring or Fall. The maximum is once every 2-3 months, followed by alternating periods of a rebuilding diet/program. Please be sure to consult your healthcare provider if you elect to choose this more intensive path of cleansing.Read More