Depending on the strength of your cleanse, you can drink what you like as long as you have followed the suggested use of the Toxin Absorber- take with 8oz of organic apple juice followed by 16oz. of water.Read More
Ask The Herbalist
Too much fiber worsens my constipation and magnesium supplement makes me get hemorrhoid. Does the Digestive Stimulator do the same?
The Blessed Herbs Digestive Stimulator is an all-natural digestive supplement derived from over 20 different gentle, organic herbs & botanicals. This supplement is designed to be taken daily to ensure that your bowels move two to three times daily. For additional information, please learn more at http://www.blessedherbs.com/digestive-stimulator.html.Read More
Cushings Syndrome is a result of overproduction of cortisol from the adrenal glands. It is true that Ashwaghanda is considered to have glucocorticoid like effects and if taken for long periods of time may be significant if the effect was stimulating the adrenal gland to over produce corticosteroids. However, Ashwaghanda has anabolic adaptogenic trait where it can recognize the over production of corticosteroids and help to bring more back to normal and reduces stress by regulating cortisone release. Perhaps then indirectly the Ashwaghanda may allow for the stimulation of cortisol from the pituitary gland which is already abnormal. An ACTH challenge test must be employed to determine if adrenal fatigue is the culprit of which Ashwaghanda should be cut back as it would suppress the adrenal gland further. Conversely a high cortiocosterid injection can determine if cortisone is being suppressed as in Cushings Syndrome.Read More
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.
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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