Help! Problems before starting IF#2, loose stools, hemorrhoids..
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- Help! Problems before starting IF#2, loose stools, hemorrhoids.. by jaymovez
I'm in a pretty bad shape at this moment. I've been preparing for the Schulze's IF#2 or was going to try P&B first, so I took some magnesium hydroxide formula called cleanseMore by renewlife. I've had loose stools while taking the product. After taking it for a few weeks, I wanted to check If I became dependent on it, so I suddenly halted the dose. For the first time in a long time I haven't had a bowel movement for 1 day. Then the next day I strained pretty hard, which I knew i shouldn't have, and now I have internal hemorrhoids which was extremely painful with bloody stools. I'm now back on the cleansemore for the relief, but am I going to be dependent on this forever? Maybe because I didnt take enough fiber when I went off the pills?
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Let's see if a bit of research and knowledge can assist in getting your situation resolved.
A quick search on CleanseMORE, takes me to their page here:
I see it SAYS >>>CleanseMORE™ is a natural laxative formula made with herbs and magnesium hydroxide to help relieve occasional constipation‡.<<< But when I click on the link that says "supplement facts", the page that pops up says the ingredients are:
Cape Aloe, Rhubarb root, Slippery Elm, Marshmallow root & Triphala...and nothing about the magnesium hydroxide. But when I click on the link that says "Product Spec Sheet", I get an error, so I can't tell what % of the product is magnesium hydroxide.
Okay, a further search from a different seller shows that each dose (2 capsules) contains 230mg of magnesium hydroxide and 1200mg of the blend of five herbs (let's guess that's equal parts of each, so you'd be getting about 240 mg of each herb...two of them have nothing to do with bowel activity, so each 2 capsule dose contained around 720mg of cathartic herbs and 230 mg of magnesium).
So, assuming the capsules you were taking have all the herbs listed AND magnesium hydroxide, we can determine that if it caused you to have loose stools by taking just one or two capsules, then there's a good chance it was the magnesium hydroxide (because neither Marshmallow root nor slippery elm can cause loose stools) and the amount of cape aloe, rhubarb root and triphala you'd be getting from one-two capsules would probably not be enough of the non-organic herbs to cause any significant bowel activity (with thetwo that are just 'soothers' that have virtually no effect on bowel activity).
And since the product/herbs are NOT labeled organic, you can bet they are weak, ineffective AND laden with chemical toxins & pesticides (probably DDT)
Definitions of magnesium hydroxide on the Web:
* has laxative properties. Magnesium may accumulate in patients with renal failure leading to hypermagnesemia, with cardiovascular and neurological ...
* Active ingredient in milk of magnesia. It is an absorbent and has antibacterial properties for skin.
* a white crystalline powder used chiefly in medicines
* Magnesium hydroxide is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula Mg(OH)2. As a suspension in water, it may be referred to as Milk of Magnesia. The mineral form of magnesium hydroxide is known as brucite. It has a pH of 10.2
* The base Mg(OH)2 that occurs naturally as brucite; it is used as an antacid and in many industrial processes
So basically you are taking a chemical 'milk of magnesia' (brucite) with a pH so alkaline that it's about the same as hair bleach - mixed in with some non-organic/toxic herbs. A pH of TEN.TWO is EXTREMELY alkaline (as are most magnesium supplements) and EXTREMELY irritating/burning to soft tissue.
Magnesium in ANY form causes loose stools, as it draws water from the body into the intestinal tract. Magnesium is NOT a safe kind of laxative, as it does dehydrate the body and it does cause dependency. A quick read through your past post gives me the idea that you choose this product rather than the IF#1 because you're concerned about cathartic herbs causing "melanosis coli" (temporary darkening of the color of the lining of the colon)...
>>>I really do not want to risk having melanosis coli by taking Senna and other laxatives in IF#1. I know somebody will defend it saying that is ridiculous, and I have changed my mind over and over again, but I just refuse to take anything that could potentially, even if one in a billion chances, harm me.<<<
...and if that's the case, then you can see your current choice has far greater 'potential for harm' than IF#1...AND the Rhubarb root in the CleanseMORE contains the same substance as Senna & Cascara Sagrada that can --with long-term use-- stain the lining of one's colon...apparently you missed that when doing your initial research (?). Dr. Schulze safely utilized IF#1 on virtually of the nearly 10,000 he cured from terminal/incurable diseases; many of these people were at death's door and incredibly compromised. A temporary darkening of the lining of the colon has NEVER been proven to cause cancer or permanent harm (that's just allopathic medicine and the Powers That Be - that know virtually nothing of true colon health - trying to scare us away from using effective/healing herbs). Of course, I respect your wanting to learn and be safe with your cleansing (that's VERY important), but when one isn't armed with the correct information to realize just how incredibly misleading allopathic medicine/science/big pharma dogma & "information" really is, it's hard to find the actual truth.
You say: >>>After taking it for a few weeks, I wanted to check If I became dependent on it, so I suddenly halted the dose. For the first time in a long time I haven't had a bowel movement for 1 day.<<<
Well, it wouldn't matter WHAT kind of cathartic herb or chemical laxative you took...a one day test is NOT indicative of anything. When we stimulate peristalsis (the muscular motion of the colon) with herbs, or use a magnesium or chemical based laxative of any kind, for any length of time, it takes FAR longer than just one day to determine what the effect has been....and there's many other factors that must be considered (diet, amount/type of fluids ingested, etc).
>>>hen the next day I strained pretty hard, which I knew i shouldn't have, and now I have internal hemorrhoids which was extremely painful with bloody stools. I'm now back on the cleansemore for the relief, but am I going to be dependent on this forever? Maybe because I didnt take enough fiber when I went off the pills?<<<
No, you will not be dependent on this forever...how 'bout we get the hemorrhoids healed up and get you on a safe AND effective colon cleansing & healing regime?
Here's some very effective suggestions for reducing the bleeding and healing the hemorrhoids:
--If you want the most fast/effective way to stop the bleeding, it's with quality cayenne powder. Here's a quick excerpt from Dr. Christopher:
Definition: An enlarged vein in the lower rectum or anus caused by blockage in the veins of the area.
Cause: The basic cause of this condition is sugar in the form of candy, beverages (pop, coffee, etc), pastries and bread. These leach out the calcium from the body. Other culprits are white flour, tobacco, and liquor. One of the first places the leaching starts is in the veinous structure of the body, drawing off the supporting calcium. This is turn weakens the veins, causing varicose veins, which will, if allowed to continue, become phlebitis. Another serious area for leaching is the bowel area, where old fecal matter has accumulated. The body tried to remove the impaction by draining as much fluid from the body as it can. There is generally enough fluid to cause a bowel movement, but the liquid which is left absorbs the sugar. It then feeds into the veins and leaches out the tensile strength of the veins in the lower bowel area. When straining for a bowel movement, the veins have more pressure exerted, and in turn, the weak walls break and result in a varicose condition called piles or hemorrhoids.
Cayenne: To correct this condition, follow the mucusless diet and use cayenne regularly. Cayenne aids in strengthening the veins and arteries because it increases circulation and is rich in calcium. Work up to taking a teaspoon of cayenne three times a day by starting with one-third of a teaspoon three times a day in water, cold or warm, as you prefer. Do this three days, and add one-third teaspoon each day until up to the one teaspoon three times a day, six days a week, as with all aids. Rest one day; then continue. <<<
jaymovez, my guess is that seems a bit scary or extreme to you, and you probably fear the burning sensation (of course, I could be totally wrong with my 'guessing'). But if you have therapeutic grade cayenne powder available (100,000 Heat Units or hotter - most is less than 40,000 Heat Units), then this would be your fastest cure....and even the "weenie" stuff might get the job done...but if you've never used the high-heat stuff, be sure to start slowly (1/8 to 1/4 of a teaspoon mixed with some water, and then lots more water to dilute it).
Here's a google search on hemorrhoids & cayenne:
Also, if you'd like more info on the benefits of cayenne, email me and I'll send you a couple of files and a great e-book. It's also effective for relieving constipation, but not as 'strongly effective' as the cathartic herbs. Another gentle laxative herb is licorice root.
--the second fastest, would be a rectal injection of slippery elm powder mixed with fresh aloe gel (NOT the green part, just the gel). You'd take about a tablespoon of slippery elm powder and a few tablespoons of fresh aloe gel, mix them together with about a cup of distilled water (with a blender or whisk), and using a rectal syringe, just inject that solution into your rectum (you could do it with an enema bag, but it might clog up the tubing). The aloe gel contains allantoin (a cell regenerator) so it heals the tissue rapidly, and nothing is more effective for soothing and regrowing damaged tissue than slippery elm (it will actually regrow skin over bedsores and skin ulcerated by brown recluse spider bites). You can do this with the aloe alone IF you use fresh aloe gel OR you have a source for TRUE Aloe Gel.
Most Aloe Gel products say something like "98% pure aloe!" on the label...but when you read the ingredients, you'll see a lot of ingredients. the "98% pure" usually means that there's less than 10% aloe gel in the product, but the 5-10% of aloe that is in the product, is 98% pure. And this is true even at health food stores. If you're going to purchase aloe gel, you're looking for this quality:
My guess is, that you don't have any organic slippery elm bark powder 'at the ready'...but using the pure aloe gel as a rectal injection would still be VERY soothing and beneficial.
If you're not able/willing to do a rectal injection, then you could eat aloe gel and/or slippery elm gruel:
...and although that wouldn't be AS fast or effective, it would still be effective.
And obviously, I highly recommend to STOP taking the CleanseMORE...that's the last thing you need on top of raw, irritated hemorrhoids!
If you need to assure safe bowel activity, please avail yourself to THE most effective remedy on the planet...drink at least a gallon of water daily, and start your day with 16 ounces of prune juice (drinking more, by the cupful, if needed). Only the worst cases of constipation don't respond to prune juice, and it's totally non-irritating/addicting and has no potential for harm. It could easily be used to assure 2-3 bowel movements daily when you start taking the IF#2 (which I HIGHLY recommend over P&B shakes...which can be very constipating, and don't contain the soothing, mucilaginous/demulcent herbs in the IF#2). If you want IF#2 cheaply -$12 for an 8 oz 'containers worth', you can get it from me by emailing me privately (I make it from the Schulze recipe - amongst a myriad of other products & tinctures...but this is NOT about me or what I make/offer, it's about getting you healed and back on a good healing path. I just wanted to give you the chance to save some money).
Until you get the hemorrhoids resolved, I recommend sticking to soft, gentle foods that give a lot of bulk, but no harsh fiber/roughage, until you get this cleared up...organic applesauce, raisins, stewed prunes/apricots, lots of soft fruits, plenty of leafy greens and steamed veggies - even baked potatoes/squash, broths/soups (homemade or organic and watch out for MSG).
As you walk down your healing pathway, do your best to stick with time-honored protocols and products...ALWAYS organic and always as natural as possible. Our bodies are NATURAL and even though some supplements will band-aid symptoms, they are generally NOT NATURAL and cause problems in the long run:
Dr. Schulze's are the best/safest on the market, and if you're worried/sensitive/allergic to a certain ingredient, you can always make them yourself (or find someone like me that will customize them for you). Sadly, Dr. Christopher's products now differ from his original formulas (sometimes substantially), and no longer contain organic herbs (his children took over his company, kow-towed to the pressure from the Powers That Be -changing his formulas substantially-, and no longer use certified organic/non-imported herbs). But whenever possible, follow the words of Hippocrates, and you always be safe & healthy: "Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food".
Knowledge is the key to vibrant health - you can NEVER have too much of it!
Healthiest of blessings -
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Thank you very much for all the valuable information!
Yes… I have realized the opposing sides from natural herbs VS. the modern medicine/science. But they both have one thing in common… they want to SELL. Even “natural” producers want to sell as much as they can, such as commercial products like Colonix, Oxy-powder , etc. Which is very hard for me when I have limited resources and knowledge on self-healing.
I thought CleanseMORE could be something like the Oxy-powder, which it sort of is, and it does work immediately the day after use.
But I did not know that just magnesium could be that harmful… But I’ve already spent a lot of money on it, so I guess occasional use during constipation wouldn’t hurt
I understand Dr. Schulze ’s herbs are one of the finest, but I’m a college student and I have very limited amount of money… after a long contemplation of which bowel stimulant I would buy with my limited resources led me to something that I could find near me (CleanseMORE, I live in Canada). I did happen to find a seller on Ebay of the IF#2… which ended up being about $42 including shipping. Whatever I buy from the US, it would cost me double for any of the Schulze’s products because of shipping. And I find it very cool that you make your own herbs, perhaps I could be a future customer once I’m done with these supplies
Please consider my position that I’ve already spent money on CleanseMORE, P&B Shakes, IF#2, and that I cannot continue to spend so much on myself… I would really appreciate it if you could suggest ways to best utilize what I have.
I did not find any prune juice, but I have recently bought Triphala by Planetary Herbals. I have heard some amazing things about Triphala. Now I have all these products and I have not used any of them yet, except cleanseMORE.
I think I would start with the Triphala to get more regular, then try the #IF2 or P&B, and If I do get constipated I’ll use CleanseMORE temporarily…
But let me explain why I have started to cleanse… First I decided to start cleansing because of my acne problems, and then I realized I have always been constipated. Now I am suspected of having Candida… after looking at all the symptoms and doing the spit-test.
Now with this complication… I have no idea what to do first. For Candida I have bought Caproil to mix with the P&B shakes, and Candida Clear pills by Now foods.
I think I should start with the Triphala first.. to tone my bowels, and then start using either IF#2 or P&B with Caproil… what do you think?
About the hemorrhoids… there is no longer blood in my stools, and the pain has evacuated, however there are still veins outside now. I have had hemorrhoids before, and while some of them have disappeared completely, one of the big veins still remained, but hardly noticeable, I can only feel the little shribbled up piece. These new hemorrhoids are very small but if these new hemorrhoids do not disappear… and I have more piece of veins, do you think I need to get surgery? My father had a lot of hemorrhoids and had to get surgery to remove them. That is of my biggest concern… I really do not want to go under the knife.
Thank you so much for the information on the Cayenne! I did not realize cayenne can be used for so many things. I have got an organic cayenne powder which I’ve been using now, and I have also ordered Dr Christophers Cayenne tincture… which won’t be here for a few weeks
I also drink Aloe Vera juice, Slippery Elm Tea, and apply Aloe vera gel topically.
Self-healing is one of the hardest things I've done in my life. At first I was desperate to find quick knowledge on the cure, but now I actually enjoy the searching experience. Everyday I learn something new. However, this has taken a toll on my university study time… which my parents aren’t too happy about. But I want to learn as much as I can on self-healing
Again I thank you so much for the valuable knowledge you share, it means a lot to me
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I'll be getting back to ya with some good info as soon as I can find a 'window! Don't think I've forgotten ya! :)
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- Alternative medicine vs. truly NATURAL healing - and other 'thoughts & t... by unyquity
You're MORE than welcome, jaymovez. I certainly understand the 'university crunch' (of both time AND money)...and especially the desire to research and learn. In fact, 4-5 years ago my husband and myself (we're self-employed artists, he's now 54, I'm 49) "dug in DEEP" to learn the truths of truly natural healing...vs allopathic medicine vs ALTERNATIVE medicine. There's a VAST difference between truly natural and alternative healing...as alternative is based on allopathic medicine/science - both of which are sorely lacking).
Over the last few years, my husband and I have become so involved in study & research (along with self healing & experimentation), that our income has dropped from well above six figures to below the poverty level. But our KNOWLEDGE BANK is now full of immense wealth. (We did this AFTER spending 5 years in college full-time together while working full time, as we truly believe -in all areas of life- "the truth WILL set you free"). Sadly, we learned that much we learned in university wasn't the 'truth' at all - and while it provides a piece of paper to assist in gaining employment, the more we learned about how science & history & medicine has been "written & studied" almost exclusively to the tune of the 'powers that be' over the decades & centuries - the more our eyes were opened to the real truth. So I certainly applaud your efforts...and I CERTAINLY understand the "money crunch" (and the cost of products & shipping to Canada).
Speaking of which, if you're interested in any of Dr. Schulzes product line, of which I have duplicated almost everything, please email me. I ship to Canada regularly (products are around 30-40% off retail, shipping is exactly what it costs us, generally without interferance), and I'll be happy to talk with you/explain privately via email or phone). I'm not allowed to "spam people" on Curezone (lol).
Example of alternative medicine vs natural medicine: In my early 40's I developed brutal menopausal symptoms - had I gone to an MD or alternative naturopath, they would have tested my blood, found hormonal imbalances and started me on hormones (pharmaceutical or plant-based). At that time (having no idea that colon-issues could have any bearing on hormonal/menopausal issues), I did my first colon cleanse (with IF#2 - I had IBS at the time, so I didn't need IF#1, and had no reason to believe I was 'clogged') The next month (and forever-after) my symptoms vanished. Why? Because the sigmoid colon wraps directly around the uterus/ovaries - and the build-up (which I didn't even perceive I had) was engorging the colon enough to "squish" my uterus & ovaries to the point they weren't functioning.
What kind of stress and malfunction might I have undergone had I treated this allopathic or "alternative" medicine...and plowed my body with hormones & chemicals it never needed? No one can really say for sure - but it might have brought on other symptoms and issues, or worsened the ones I have...and more than likely I would have been placing MY health, MY body (and my MONEY!) in the hands of clinicians that never address the CAUSE of imbalances & disease. I now spend 40-60 hours weekly assisting people to regain their health NATURALLY - and the majority of them have spent thousands of dollars with alternative healers & naturopaths that both basically follow the same erroneous theory...and that's to focus on the disease and "kill it" (or smother it under 'symptom duct tape' rather than find the cause, correct the diet, cleanse the organs and allow the body to heal itself. Of course, it's no wonder 'alternative' replaced 'natural'...there's very few people that are willing to take the time (or have the self-discipline) to learn and do 'what it takes' to eat a truly healthy diet and undo decades worth of health-destroying damage and bad habits. Heck, there's hardly anyone that will even EXAMINE the possibility that they must take responsibility for their own health!!
If you examine this: http://www.whale.to/v/nat1.html
...you'll find that alternative medicine is VERY similar to allopathic medicine. Someday when I find the time, I'm going to re-do this chart to include a column on alternative medicine.
Following is something I just wrote to a gal that's dealing with thyroid & adrenal issues...was put on Iodine for the thyroid, and was still waiting for test results and the advice of her 'alternative naturopath/doctor' on her adrenal dysfunction...this, again, described the difference between 'alternative' and truly natural healing:
>>>>>Just so you know (because many people don't), there's a HUGE difference between "natural healing" and "alternative healing"...and I'm a natural healer. Virtually always 'alternative medicine' is nothing but a 'soft copy' of allpathic medicine & science. For example, if a test is done and shows you have some kind of 'mineral shortage' or 'hormonal imbalance', alternative medicine "band-aids it" with bottle of minerals or hormones - leaving one in the place where the reason for the mineral shortage or lack of a hormone/substance is never addressed or determined, nor is a person actually healed or cured of the problem. This is really no different than being prescribed an antidepressent for depression or pharmaceutical for 'whatever reason'. It never addresses the cause, nor does it provide a true cure...it just puts a piece of "duct-tape over the oil light", so we no longer see it. And whether we do that with pharmaceuticals or with supplements, shutting down the only way our body has of telling us that something is wrong (the "symptom"), we can end up doing a LOT of damage. (And there are a LOT of popular supplements & rock-based minerals that have VAST amounts of side-effects...most are only seen in the long-term, so it's hard to equate them with something one is currently taking. A good example? Calcium supplements. Almost ALL are rock-based (and we're not designed to eat or assimilate rocks). An adult body will 'accept' the rock dust, but less than 5-8% (if that much) is actually assimilated. The rest goes into the bloodstream and ends up: thickening the blood (causing stress on all major organs and lack of oxygen flow throughout our bodies); creating hard arterial plaque; stiffening joints, muscles, ligaments (including lung tissue); creating bone spurs of all kinds; and creating liver, kidney and gallstones. Oh yes, one can "feel" better immediately when taking calcium supplements, because chalk-dust absorbs acid making the body more alkaline...but the long term results can be health-destroying, and it's rarely that one ever knows all the symptoms that come, came from the calcium supplements. And it's possible the same type of 'basic scenario' can happen with adrenal & thyroid issues. For true healing (not just symptom-squelching), it's important to know the reason the thyroid hormones are low and the adrenals are in some level of distress. Of course, lack of iodine is one of the major causes for the thyroid issue...but WHY do you have a lack of iodine/thyroid hormones? Too little in your diet? Low assimilation? (which is something remedied by a series of thorough colon cleanses & diet change...with the addition of iodine rich natural foods). Or it's the presence/ingestion/exposure to poisons like fluoride/bromide (that push iodine out of the body/thyroid)...which of course, needs to be eliminated/stopped. Of course, iodine supplementation (Lugols/Iodoral, I assume) will bring immediate symptom relief (and I'm glad to hear you're feeling better so quickly). But there are known negative issues with iodine supplementation (and I hope your 'prescriber' fully informed you). Rapid chelation and detoxification of fluoride, bromide and heavy metals can be a massive burden on your kidneys (hence adrenals) and your liver - so if you start to feel aches & pains in the liver & kidneys in the upcoming days, back off or lessen the iodine immediately. Also (something that is rarely thought of, or mentioned)....the thyroid is a gland, just like the pancreas. When one starts taking insulin (because the pancrease is not making enough), the pancreas eventually becomes dependent upon the insulin, and actually stops working and shuts down. It's possible that with long-term iodine use, something like that could happen to the thyroid (??? It's certainly NOT something that proponents of iodine supplementation ever bring to light as a possibility - but it certainly seems like a logical possibility). So be very careful...and if there's any way to identify the actual cause of the issue and treat it in a way that's natural to the body (with cleansing, diet changes and high-iodine foods that the body can convert to exactly the amount & type of iodine it knows it needs), then methinks that's a better solution - because it's a true healing.I've watched/read hundreds (thousands even) of people posting on Curezone about adrenal issues over the years (and I myself was thrown into extreme adrenal exhaustion supplementing Lugol's iodine, due to stress on the kidneys from rapid detoxing). I've rarely seen a case where alternative medicine via naturopaths actually cured it...although many people get various levels of relief from the different 'adrenal hormones' and supplements. Again, just another 'squelching the symptoms' thing (sigh). I was able to get 'out of the weeds' quickly (in less than 3 weeks!) by eliminating the iodine, taking 3+ heaping teaspoons of Ashwagandha daily, daily doses of IF#2, triple doses of a quality superfood, and a one week juice fast (PLUS eliminating all coffee and other life-stressers). Adrenal distress is likely to cause serious 'lack of assimilation', so the extra nutrition in the extra superfood gave my body what it was missing daily (I've taken double doses of superfood daily for years anyway, but my body was screaming out for nutrition - I was hungry ALL the time. In fact, making my own Superfood to save money is the very thing that started me 'making & selling' things!). I used the IF#2 (Intestinal Formula #2), because it has both bentonite clay AND activated charcoal (major toxin absorbers that would take the burden off my liver & kidneys/hence adrenals) to 'suck up' the vast amount of poisons that were pushed into my bloodstream from the iodine - as well as do a lil' colon cleanse to help my body assimilate what I was giving it; Ashwagandha is an herbs that's known as an "adaptogen" - it regulates and adapts the whole body and helps it get back to normal - it's "adaptive" properties are well researched to provide what the body needs to help the adrenal 'adapt themselves' back to normal...and of course, a juice fast is the best healing protocol we can ever give to our body! Here's some links on Ashwagandha (if you're interested in doing a bit of research on your own)...(some of these links are 'sellers' and some may be selling isolated-extracts of Ashwagandha...which are definitely NOT natural - and I never utilize or recommend, but the research in the links is good, so that's why I include them. Here's why I never recommend isolated extracts of anything: Standarized & Isolated Extracts/Herbs - Dr. Schulze http://home.tampabay.rr.com/thadson/savelife/schulze/articles/06curedisaster4.htm <<<<<
(I left off the links to the Ashwagandha research sellers)
Your reasons for starting to cleanse are valid, and a thorough colon cleansing will remove many symptoms. But "thorough" is the key word - it takes many months of cleansing to restore the digestive tract of the debris it took decades to acquire. So don't be discouraged if you don't see miracles immediately. And I'm guessing your diet (at a college dormitory?) is very mucous forming & toxin laden...and forming more mucous daily is very counterproductive to the cleansing process. :::sigh:::
Triphala is an excellent herb blend, both for the liver AND for ensuring regular bowel activity. For some people, it's not strong enough...but if it works for you, that'll be a perfect adjunct for the IF#2. Please don't do P&B shakes until LONG after you're sure your hemorrhoid situation is WAY past healed.
Dr. Schulzes IF#2 is a multi-ingredient blend that ensures the psyllium husk/seed won't cause irritation or further damage to delicate tissue. Firstly, both the psyllium husk & seed it contains (as all the ingredients) are ground into a fine powder. And since psyllium husks can be irritating to the colon, this is important. As you probably know, it also contains ground flax seed for fiber, the bentonite clay and activated charcoal to adsorb/absorb the toxins that will be loosened, and it also contains slippery elm bark and marshmallow root...both are mucilaginous, demulcent herbs (soothing & slimey) that assist the other ingredients to adhere to the colon walls (making it FAR more effective that simply P&B). Also, the slippery elm is an INCREDIBLE "healing herb"...it will actually regrow skin on decubitus ulcers (bedsores) - so it's fantastic for soothing and healing irritated areas of the colon (or, any irritation that might come about from the fiber, or the 'pulling away' of the mucoid plaque). It also contains pepperment or fennel, both of which are helpful at relieving any gas that may be caused by the fiber blend.
IF#2 is DEFINITELY the safest, most effect bowel fiber-cleansing product available. (After Superfood and Cayenne/Echinacea tincture, it's was the next thing we made here. We use it both for colon cleansing and any time we're in "healing mode" to help absorb/adsorb toxins...especially when we juice fast).
With the aloe gel and slippery elm tea, you may have the hemorrhoids cleared up by now...if not, then you need to attack them 'from the inside' to strengthen the veins and provide them with elasticity. The cure for that? BILBERRY!! http://tinyurl.com/5zljr3
I've had lots of good reports from folks using Bilberry tincture for a myriad of different 'vein issues' (and it's also good for vision)
Finding organic bilberries (or ANY bilberries) is tough, even here in the US (and they're NOT cheap! like $40-$50 a pound). But if you can find them, they're easy to tincture...or you could just soak/rehydrate them and make a yummy tea or decoction. The only places I know (besides what we/folks make in their home) to get quality tinctures online is Schulze, Health Freedom Resources, Herb Pharm and Gaia Herbs...out of those, only Gaia makes Bilberry (a search on Gaia, Bilberry will take you to several retailers).
I sincerely apologize for the long delay in response time, but as I'm sure you can tell (and understand) my "CZ time" is extremely limited. If you'd like to treat yourself to some truly phenomenal information about the history of medicine and how the world got to be so TOTALLY "anti natural" in it's healing practices, there's no better disseration than this:
The Medical Racket
And here: http://www.whale.to/
...you fill find more information about the various forces and scams than you'll probably ever have time to read.
I wish you well on your healing & learning pathways, and if there's anything more I can do to assist you, please don't hesitate to let me know. Knowledge IS the key to vibrant health (and the freedom of 'owning your future') - There's just no such thing as "too much knowledge"!!
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- Re: Alternative medicine vs. truly NATURAL healing - and other 'thoughts... by jaymovez
Thank you so much for the long reply!
I totally agree with you that what we are learning and what most of us believe about health is not the truth at all.
But wow, I did not realize that even Naturopathic doctors are not any different than MD's..
I know!! Nobody actually cares about their health mostly because they do not have any serious symptoms, so they do not bother looking into natural health. I really do feel lonely when I want to talk to somebody around me about natural health
That chart of Allopathic vs Natural is very interesting. This is what I've been trying to explain to people tell me to just go with allopathic. Now I have something clear to show them, thank you ;)
So back to my problems:
After taking the cayenne and some aloe vera juice and applying aloe vera gel, my hemorrhoids are long gone! Pain and everything gone.
However, now i'm back at square one with the same problems of bloating, acne, and now newly added: Chronic fatigue.
This I believe has to be from the soft stools created by the cleanseMORE.. (that dreaded cleansemore! which I have refunded!)
I have read that having long bouts of soft stools could cause chronic fatigue.
My diet even though I live in a college apartment, is actually very strict and healthy. I shop for groceries 1-3 times a week for fresh veggies and fruits (as much organic as i can get my hands on).
Triphala has been working great!! but I have stopped due to soft stools, and I believe it somehow contributed to my fatigue...(?)
I was not fatigued during cleanseMore, but after stopping it for 3 weeks, I have some weird general muscle weakness. Could it be from the cleansemore? In the mean time I will increase my fluid intake.
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