How You Will Feel
How you will feel during the cleanse
Each person feels differently as they cleanse. Some feel very energetic and more alive while cleansing; others not until after they have completed their colon cleansing procedure. It is also possible to alternate between feeling great and not so great.
There may be occasional discomforts called cleansing reactions, which are signs that your body is releasing toxins.* If the body is ready, some may even experience a deep cleansing reaction. This can happen during the cleanse, but more likely will occur sometime later when you have built up your strength. All these experiences are the body’s wisdom at work focusing on the areas that need to reach optimal health. Any discomforts of cleansing are only temporary, and always lead to more energy, vitality, and renewed health.*
What a superficial cleansing reaction is
Whenever the body releases toxins or balances the unwanted guests population faster than it can eliminate them, and/or the liver is functioning weakly, you may experience some discomfort until you regain your balance. This usually lasts anywhere from an hour to one or two days. The common signs that signal a superficial cleansing reaction might be any of the following: headache, itching, rashes, aching muscles and/or joints, fever, sweating, body odor, bad breath, mouth sores, appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sleeplessness, tiredness or exhaustion. Don’t worry. The superficial cleansing reaction usually passes quickly and does not harm your body. It is only a sign that soon you will be feeling better than ever.*
What a deep cleansing reaction is
A deep cleansing reaction is more than just a superficial cleansing reaction. Most all of us have absorbed toxins from our polluted environments, but not all of us have suffered with trauma or health problems.
A superficial cleansing reaction shows itself in generalized body signs while releasing toxins. A deep cleansing reaction shows itself in the reappearance of old signs associated within specific areas that have undergone injury or health problems. You may also experience the superficial cleansing reaction signs while undergoing this work.
The body’s wisdom is such that as you clean out and regain energy, the body directs that energy to heal these old injuries or health problems. The body only does this when it knows it can handle it. Once again, the signs may be mild to severe, but only as much as your body can sustain at that time. It can last for a few hours, to a few days, and more rarely, for a few weeks.
The deep cleansing reaction mimics the signs of your particular past experiences, but in a much-shortened version. It is always preceded the day before by feeling “on top of the world” rather than by feeling “out of sorts”. The deep cleansing reaction passes quickly. You will come out of the deep cleansing reaction feeling better than ever, having successfully rejuvenated the weakened areas of your body.*
How to handle headaches, physical discomforts, pain, or emotional swings while doing the Colon Cleansing Kit™
At anytime and as often as necessary, you may take an enema, colema, or colonic. Prepare a tea or plain boiled water for your enema or colema liquid. Use Peppermint tea if you feel congested, depressed, or backed up. Use Chamomile tea if you feel over excited, over emotional, or overly nervous. Boil a quart of water. Pour over eight tea bags of your choice. Let steep for twenty minutes. Remove tea bags. Be sure the tea or boiled water is cooled to body temperature before using. You may add more pure cold water if needed. Now add your liquid tea or water to an enema bag or colema bucket.*
Why you may feel bloated after drinking Toxin Absorber™
The Toxin Absorber™ is a bulk fiber formula that draws liquids and toxins to itself. You have seen how it begins to swell up after mixing with juice in your Shaker Jar. It continues this expansion in your stomach and intestines, drawing up toxins to itself. This produces a “full” sensation after drinking it.*
Because we have added a large, therapeutic dose of Ginger root† or Peppermint leaf† to the formula, this feeling dissipates quickly. Most do not experience any discomfort at all. You will find that the Ginger or Peppermint also greatly enhances the flavor of the drink, making it pleasant to taste and swallow.*
What you can do if you get really bloated/constipated doing the Colon Cleansing Kit™
Some people experience quite a bit of bloating and/or constipation for the first couple of days of the cleanse, especially until they move out some of the stuff that wants to come out. This is normal. However, to keep from getting uncomfortable while this is happening, it is very important to keep your bowels moving.
There are three ways to deal with bloat and/or constipation. Drinking enough water is of prime importance. Be sure you are drinking at least 6–8 glasses of pure water every day besides the water you drink when taking Toxin Absorber™. Taking your Digestive Stimulator™ capsules throughout the day instead of once in the evening, assures no slowing down of your daily bowel movements (see “What you can do if that doesn’t work” on the Bowels/Constipation page for more detailed information). Enemas or colemas are the fastest way to relieve the discomfort. All three of these actions taken together is the very best way to deal with bloat and constipation while doing liquids–only fasting.
Should you need an enema you may choose from one of three types of liquid: water (distilled, filtered or purified), brewed coffee or peppermint tea made with distilled, filtered or purified water. Choose only from these liquids and make no substitutions. When you add your liquid to the enema bag, it should be body temperature; not cooler or hotter. Check the temperature by placing some on the inside surface of your wrist, if you feel a comfortable warmth then it is the right temperature.
Filtered, purified or distilled water: you may choose one of these three kinds of water depending on what is available to you. Heat one quart and then let cool to body temperature before pouring into the enema bag.
OR Fresh brewed coffee: use three tablespoons of ground, organically grown, coffee beans for every one quart of purified water (an enema bag usually holds one quart). Bring to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, then strain and cool to body temperature and pour into your enema bag. You may add more purified water to your enema bag to bring it up to full.
OR Peppermint tea: use 8 teabags of organically grown peppermint leaves for every one quart of purified water (an enema bag usually holds one quart). Place the teabags in a pot (that holds slightly more than one quart) and pour boiling water over them, cover the pot and let steep for 15 minutes, then strain and cool to body temperature and pour into your enema bag. You may add more purified water to your enema bag to bring it up to full.
Take as many enemas in a row that you need to completely empty your bowel or until the discomfort is released. If you are familiar with using a colema board and its accompanying five gallon container, this is an even more successful way to go. There is no need to suffer with bloat and/or constipation. If that happens, it is completely correctable using enemas, colemas, or colonics. You will have relief within 20–30 minutes. Please do not suffer with this when you can take an enema and feel good again. It is that simple.*