Yes you can drink black coffee while on a liquids only fast. We definitely recommend keeping it black vs. adding excess sugars and creams. If you are looking to the coffee for a stimulant and that 'pick me up' we'd recommend switching over to Green Tea while fasting. Green Tea is also naturally caffeinated to give you that boost but also includes antioxidants which help fight free radicals and aids in your detox process.Read More
Ask The Herbalist
What herbs or supplements will help while I try to detox off of drinking alcohol, white wine specifically. I have been drinking regularly for years and plan to stop completely.
Congratulations on your plan to detox from years of white wine; think of all those calories you won't be taking in! The Full Body Internal Cleansing Kit provides a 21-day gentle way to improve the function of your liver and gall bladder, while allowing every organ (lungs, digestive tract, and more) to detox along with the liver which works harder to neutralize excess alcohol and daily toxins from normal eating and drinking. This complete approach may also assist you in your
plan to discontinue drinking wine altogether by changing your appetite or possible craving. The green tea helps with energy and mood during the cleanse, so you can expect to feel great for your new year.
Yes, you can use the internal cleanse or the colon cleanse while breast feeding, however you should not do the "best" option which involves a 5-day fast. One of the parts of the colon cleanse kit is the Toxin Absorber. We recommend that nursing mothers use that only once a day before bed and at least three hours after a meal to assure no interference with the absorption of nutritional intake.
The Digestive Stimulator does contain herbs that improve elimination yet we have
formulated these to have a gentle effect on your digestive tract. There is no evidence to suggest or expect these will cause a problem with your nursing baby. Still, I am sure you will be watching how your baby is doing over days to weeks and months, so if you suspect looser stools or any concern, discontinue the herbs and contact us or your pediatrician right away.
One of the best forms of insurance to get the benefits for you and your baby is to drink plenty of fluids, especially good quality, plain water.
Q: Is it ok to do the 5 day cleanse if I am on iron pills to bring my iron levels up?
A: The Revive 5-Day Colon Cleanse does not require fasting and each individual can incorporate it into their daily routine so it is unlikely to do any harm while maintaining their iron supplemental intake.
Q: Is there any reason why my periods are heavier during cleanse? Sometimes I get an extra one. I know it has to do with cleansing. There's nothing wrong with me (been checked out, my Dr. days just don’t do it) I am 45 pre-menopausal.
A: This requires knowing what type of cleanse and if there is fasting involved. During this time you are of course losing iron and if fasting with low dietary intake for absorption of iron then the period is "heavier." The human body's rate of iron absorption responds differently to a variety of individual factors, including the up taking of iron and storing it.
The other factor is that the bone marrow most likely cannot produce enough red blood cells so when fasting combined with periods the body absorbs less iron during times of "interrupted" intestinal absorption. Low absorption of iron in the duodenum of the intestine means that more iron gets into the gut and more harmful bacteria can thrive on iron and cause infections.
I think that is the doctors concern so if you continue taking your iron supplement but is not fasting with the 5 day cleanse then I suspect little disruption. Same is true with our other cleanse kits where I would caution a 100% fasting regime and continue to take their iron supplement.Read More
What do you think about a person doing a colon cleanse if he/she has dealt with anorexia and bulimia for 10 years? The person has been eating healthy for about 1 year.
If eating healthy for the past year and now introducing a colon cleanse will most likely do no harm and may help to re-establish better nutrient absorption and indirectly enhance individual mood and self-esteem which was a core root cause to Bulimia / Anorexia in the past. The greatest caution would be that they not re-create a need to be Anorexic that is triggered while doing a colon cleanse since the colon cleanse does have fasting options etc.Read More
I have had quite a lot of infections -- multiple yeast infections, a bladder infection, staph, sinus infection. What might recurrent infection be alerting me to?
Yes, heat is an aspect of the 5 temperature characteristics (hot, cold, warm, cool, neutral) that can be applied to the Qi (Yin & Yang) in TCM. There are also 5 taste characteristics (acrid, sweet, bitter, sour and salty). So yes with your frequent infections etc. it seems that the liver and intestines need to be cooled.
First neutralize the toxins with cleansing the colon and re-establish intestinal environment with friendly bacteria to be in excess of unfriendly bacteria etc. that will then support the immune system to prevent dysfunction and breakdowns in your system. From a diet perspective and TCM certain food tastes "travel" in the "qi" or “channels” so too much of any one thing can cause imbalances where moderation in the diet of all things is the essential key.Read More
I know raspberry leaf can lower blood sugar in diabetics but can it do that in non-diabetics? I took holy basil tea for two weeks and my blood sugar level crashed. So should I be cautious with raspberry leaf?
Yes, raspberry leaf may help lower blood sugar. Studies have indicated that raspberry leaf has a slight hypoglycemic effect when insulin is released to help normalize blood sugar. With that it would be recommended to use caution. Holy basil, on the other hand has a more direct effect on blood sugar immediately independent of insulin release.Read More
I am on day 5 of the colon cleanse and I have not seen the mucoid plaque discharge. I am doing the best option - is that normal to not have the removal of plaque?
Because everybody is different, it's important to know that what happens during cleansing to one person may not be the same thing that happens to another person. Some people are more "clogged" than others which means there may be more mucoid plaque. As long as you are still having three bowel movements per day your system is functioning correctly and you are still expelling toxinsRead More