Tuesday, August 05, 2008
A friend talked me into doing a Colon and Kidney cleanse. Today was Day 1 of the Colon cleanse and when that is done I will move on to the Kidney cleanse. I have had a Kidney infection in the past and numerous bladder infections, too many to even count. For a while I was getting them once a month and the doctor's despite many blood tests and x-rays and other tests I won't go into they couldn't find anything wrong. Obviously something was wrong that just isn't normal. After realizing it seemed to be happening at the same time every month I thought maybe it had something to do with my BC. So I decided to take a break from it and what do you know the infections stopped. How is it I could figure this out myself but a urologist and a gynecologist couldn't put two and two together? After 6 months no infections and I decided to go back on the pill, but a different one. Things were fine for many months until I got another one recently. Bye bye BC. I think it was doing some other things to my body that just aren't healthy so I've decided to stop taking it again and I doubt I will ever get back on it. It messes with hormones and it's just not good for you.
I've started taking D-Mannose which is a natural occurring simple sugar that is supposed to help prevent bacteria from sticking and is even used to treat bladder infections.
Another thing I've been taking recently is Acidophilus Pearls. It's supposed to have the same benefit as eating a cup of yogurt. It's good for your digestive tract and doesn't have the calories, cholesterol, sugars, or lactose found in yogurt.
For the Colon Cleanse I'm using Dr. Schulze's Formula #1 and #2. I have to take a capsule of #1 with dinner and the #2 is a powder which I need to take a teaspoon of with 8 oz of water/juice 5 times a day. I think it also comes in capsule form and at first I was wishing I had the capsule but the stuff actually tastes kind of good. It's like a peppermint tea so I don't think it will be as bad as I thought it would be. These are the ingredients in the #2 formula: Flax seed, Linum usitatissimum, Apple Fruit Pectin, Malus communis, Pharmaceutical Grade Bentonite Clay, Psyllium seed and husk, Plantago psyllium, Slippery Elm inner bark, Ulmus fulva, Marshmallow root, Althaea officinalis, Peppermint leaf, Mentha piperita and Activated Willow Charcoal, Salix alba.
I'm not sure yet what all is involved in the Kidney cleanse. I do know it will require meals of fruit and vegetable juices and no solid foods. It could be tough but I think I'm up for the challenge. I think it's only for 5 days so I think I can do it.
I've also been drinking distilled water which isn't as easy to find as one might think. Especially in the 2.5 gallon water jugs I like to get. I'm thinking maybe an investment in a a water distiller might be in order.
Hopefully I'll be done with all this cleansing/detoxification stuff by the time I go to Sacramento at the end of the month.