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It's no surprise to even the least enlightened consumer that we are now bathing in a toxic planet. Welcome to 2012 and beyond. SO how do we make the best of it before Mother Earth sends us to our room for being a bad boy? Find out in the following posts just how to please Mom and our mental-physical well being. With a few good herbs and a steady determination we could live "happily" to be 110.

 

Costa Rican Kidney Cleansing Herbs

Costa Rican  Kidney Cleansing Herbs

When first starting my kidney cleanse here in Costa Rica I was unable to obtain  a few ingredients that are part of Hulda Regehr Clark’s Kidney Cleanse program, so I started looking around for substitutes. The hydrangea root was easy to find. It is the main ingredient in her formula. So with that as w base I wanted to find substitutes for the Gravel Root and the Marshmallow Root. The search took me to places such as The ARK Herb Farm on the slopes of Poás Volcano, to the open air general market in downtown San Jose. What I found are the herbs below. Guapinol Bark Hymenaea Courbaril  The bark from the Jatoba tree more commonly referred to as Guapinol has been used for kidney cleansing. It’s scientific classification is Hymenaea courbaril. It is a hard thick bark that should be ground before soaking for a mixture to be used. Nisparo Leaves Eriobotryia Japonica Hoja de Nisparo is another herb using the leaf as a kidney stone dissolver. The scientific name is Eriobotryia japonica. In the USA and England it is referred to as Loquat. In Spanish speaking countries such as mine, Costa Rica, it is called Nispero Japonica. The word nispero is a Japanese word meaning “wooly bunch”. The underside of the leaves have a soft white coating. This nisparo tree grows all over Costa Rica naturally in the Sa Jose metropolis area in an altitude of 15,00 meters. Corn Silk  Those fine silky strands on your ears of corn can be used as a tea that, according to naturalistic medicine is good for  dissolving kidney stones. The reason why corn silk is used in the treatment kidney stones is that it is a natural diuretic. The tannins and the saponins that are found in corn silk are the active ingredients. The kidneys are stimulated to produce more urine and this reduces the concentration of salts in the kidneys. The increased amount of urine also drains away small bits of stones that have recently formed in the kidneys or may have broken off from large stone pieces to be released in the bladder and to the urethra. Harvest the herb just before it turns brown on the cob. Clean and dry the herb out if you are going to store it. otherwise use it fresh. Cola Cabillo Equisetum sp. The ancient plant Cola Caballo is in a taxonomical family all by itself  called Equisetaceae. It is a diuretic , astringent and mineralizer. The active ingredient is it’s high amounts of silicon in a bio-available form. Cola de Caballo is used to tone the urinary tract and prostate gland while dissolves kidney stones. Cola de Caballo also helps strengthen connective tissue and is used to treat osteoporosis. It is a flowerless, bushy ground cover distinguished by branched, jointed, hollow and striated stems with scale-like leaves. Cana Agria  Costus spicatus Cana Agria’s scientific name is Costus spicarus. The violet scented roots are useful for cystitis, kidney stones, and urethritis. They grow in the Atlantic as well as the Pacific coastal regions of Costa Rica. You can spot them along the highway leading to these two coastal destinations in the lower wet areas....

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Bowel Cleansing Program

Bowel Cleansing Program

The following I have posted because I am a firm believer in Hulga Clark. She died young (85) for a health holistic researcher. That is because she was unaware of more recent studies on dietary foods such as milk and meat. Hulga was of German decent and still caught up in the cultural habits in diet of that country… meat and potatoes. However her research into pathogens, electronic detoxification, and her accumulation of Kidney, liver and bowel detox methods are impeccable and on the mark. Download her classic book, Hulda’s Bowel & Kidney Cleanse, for easy reference. Bacteria are always at the root of bowel problems, such as pain, bloating and gas …..Although most bowel bacteria are beneficial, the ones that are not, like Salmonellas and Shigellas, are extremely detrimental because they have the ability to invade the rest of your body and colonize a trauma site or weakened organ. So the first thing to do is improve sanitation.  Sterilize your hands after bathroom use and before meals. Secondly use turmeric (2 capsules 3 times a day, this is the common spice), which I find helps against Shigella, as well as E.coli.  Expect orange colored stool. Third use fennel (1 capsule 3 times a day). Fourth use digestive enzyme tablets with meals as directed on the bottle.  (But only as long as necessary, because these frequently harbor molds). Fifth use a single 2 teaspoon dose of Black Walnut Hull Tincture Extra Strength.  Add it to a 1/2 glass of water and sip over a 15 minute period.  Stay seated until any side effect from the alcohol wears off. Sixth take Cascara Sagrada capsules if constipated (start with one capsule a day, use up to maximum on label).  Remember to drink a cup of hot water upon rising in the morning.  This will begin to regulate your elimination. It can take all six to get rid of a bad shigella problem in a week.   ...

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Herbal Parasite Elimination Program

Herbal Parasite Elimination Program

Flatworms, roundworms, protozoa, even bacteria and viruses are remarkably easy to kill using a combination of zapping and this herbal program. Thus it is not just for cancer, but a general treatment that can benefit almost every illness Black Walnut Hull Tincture Extra Strength Day 1: Take 2 tsp., all together in ¼ cup water. Sip it, don’t gulp it. Get it down within 15 minutes. (If you are over 150 pounds, take 2½ tsp. Do not take more than 3 tsp. because no additional value has been observed.)This dose kills any remaining stages throughout the body,including the bowel contents, a location unreachable by electric current. The alcohol in the tincture can make you slightly woozy for several minutes. Simply stay seated until you are comfortable again. You may put the tincture in lukewarm water to help evaporate some of the alcohol,but do not use hot water because that may damage its parasiticide power. Then take niacinamide 500 mg tocounteract the toxicity of the alcohol. You could also feel a slight nausea for a few minutes. Walk in the fresh air or imply rest until it passes. You may add more water or honey or a spice to make it more palatable.For a year: take 2 tsp. Black Walnut Hull Tincture Extra Strength every week or until your illness is but a hazy memory. This is to kill any parasite stages you pick up from your family, friends, or pets.Family members and friends should take 2 tsp. every other week to avoid reinfecting you. They may be harboring a few parasite stages in their intestinal tract without having symptoms.But when these stages are transmitted to a cancer patient, they immediately seek out the cancerous organ again. Wormwood capsules (should contain 200-300 mg of wormwood)Day 1: Take 1 capsule before supper (with water).Day 2: Take 1 capsule before supper.Day 3: Take 2 capsules before supper.Day 4: Take 2 capsules before supper.Continue increasing in this way to day 14, whereupon you are up to seven capsules. You take the capsules all in a single dose (you may take a few at a time until they are all gone). Then you do 2 more days of 7 capsules each. After this, you take 7 capsules once a week forever, as it states in the Maintenance Parasite Program. Try not to get interrupted before the 6th day, so you know the adult intestinal flukes are dead. After this, you may proceed more slowly if you wish. Many persons with sensitive stomachs prefer to stay longer on each dose instead of increasing according to this schedule. You may choose the pace after the sixth day. Ground Clove Capsules Fill size 00 capsules with fresh ground cloves; if this size is not available, use size 0 or 000. In a pinch, buy gelatin capsules and empty them or empty other vitamin capsules. You may be able to purchase fresh ground cloves that are already encapsulated; they should be about 500 mg. Grocery store ground cloves do not work!Either grind them yourself or see Sources.Day 1: Take one capsule 3 times a day before meals.Day 2: Take two capsules 3 times a day.Days 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Take three capsules 3 times a day.After day 10: Take 3 capsules all together once a week forever, as in the Maintenance Parasite Program. Take ornithine at bedtime for insomnia. Even if you do not suffer from insomnia now, you may when you kill...

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Kidney Cleanse Recipes

Kidney Cleanse Recipes

There are many different kinds of Kidney stones. But they are all tiny crystals that form in urine from different salts that build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney. Little by little these crystals form stones in the kidney referred to by doctors as nephrolithiasis. These salts include calcium oxalate, uric acid, cystine, or xanthine. The salts become extremely concentrated if the volume of urine is significantly reduced with chronic dehydration. When concentration levels reach the point at which the salts no longer dissolve, they precipitate out and form crystals. Kidney function is one of the most important metabolic functions in keeping a clean body working properly. Below find a classic procedure for cleansing the kidneys. Hulda Regehr Clark’s Kidney Cleanse Hulda’s Kidney Cleanse Ingredients Hydrangea root ½ cup dried Gravel root ½ cup Marshmallow root ½ cup Fresh parsley 4 bunches of Goldenrod tincture (leave this out of the recipe if you are allergic to it) Ginger capsules Uva Ursi capsules Vegetable glycerin Black Cherry Concentrate, 8 oz Vitamin B6, 250 mg Magnesium oxide tablets, 300 mg Supplement Ingredients Notes Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) is a common flowering bush. Gravel root (Eupatorium purpureum) is a wild flower. Marshmallow root (Althea officinalis) is mucilaginous and kills pain. Fresh parsley can be bought at a grocery store. Parsley flakes and dried parsley herb do not work. Goldenrod herb works as well as the tincture but you may get an allergic reaction from smelling the herb. If you know you are allergic to this, leave this one out of your recipe. Ginger from the grocery store works fine; you may put it into capsules for yourself (size 0, 1 or 00). Hulda’s Kidney Cleanse Recipe Measure ¼ cup of each root and set them to soak, together in 10 cups of cold tap water, using a non-metal container and a nonmetal lid (a dinner plate will do). After four hours (or overnight) add 8 oz. black cherry concentrate, heat to boiling and simmer for 20 minutes. Drink ¼ cup as soon as it is cool enough. Pour the rest through a bamboo strainer into a sterile pint jar (glass) and several freezable containers. Refrigerate the glass jar.Boil the fresh parsley, after rinsing, in 1 quart of water for 3 minutes. Drink ¼ cup when cool enough. Refrigerate a pint and freeze 1 pint. Throw away the parsley. Save the roots after the first boiling, storing them in the freezer. After 13 days when your supply runs low, boil the sameroots a second time, but add only 6 cups water and simmer only 10 minutes. This will last another 8 days, for a total of three weeks. You may cook the roots a third time if you wish, but the recipe gets less potent. If your problem is severe, only cook them twice. Hulda’s Kidney Cleanse Procedure Dose: each morning, pour together ¾ cup of the root mixture and ½ cup parsley water, filling a large mug. Add 20 drops of goldenrod tincture and 1 tbs. of glycerin. Drink this mixture in divided doses throughout the day. Keep cold. Do not drink it all at once or you will get a stomach ache and feel pressure in your bladder. If your stomach is very sensitive, start on half this dose.After three weeks, repeat with fresh herbs. You need to do the Kidney Cleanse for six weeks to get good results, longer for severe problems.Also take: Ginger capsules: one with each meal (3/day). Uva Ursi capsules: one with breakfast and two with supper. Vitamin B6 (250 mg): one a day. Magnesium oxide (300 mg): one...

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3 Day Detox Program by FoodMatters

3 Day Detox Program by FoodMatters

Detoxification is a normal process within the body as it neutralizes and eliminates toxins through the major organs such as our colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Our bodies do it naturally every day, in fact it is one of our most basic automatic functions. But what if our self-cleaning system is overloaded by our unhealthy lifestyle and exposure to environmentaltoxins? Our chemical-laden diet, with an over abundance of animal protein, too much saturated fat and too much caffeine and alcohol radically alters our internal ecosystem. However even if your diet is good, a cleanse can restore your immune system and protect yourself against environmental toxins that pave the way for disease bearing bacteria, viruses and parasites. FoodMatters 3 Day Detox Program pdf, Full Version   Excerpt from The Program FoodMatters.pdf  On RisingTake a large glass and add the juice of 1 lemon and crush a thumbnail size piece of fresh ginger. Fill the rest of the glass with filtered water at room temperature.Before breakfastPrepare a Green Drink: Mix wheatgrass or barley grass powder and filtered water to make a green drink to alkalize and energize the cells of your body and accelerate the cleansing process. It will taste a little different to start with but as your bloodstream PH levels balance out your taste buds will adjust to the flavor. Follow the recommended serving size on the label.Breakfast‘Break your Fast’ with a fresh vegetable juice of 4 medium size carrots, 1 beetroot, 1 cucumber,1 handful of baby spinach, # cup parsley. Take 1000 mg of Vitamin C and 2 x 1000 mgflax seed oil capsules. Between Breakfast and LunchHave a caffeine-free detoxifying tea of peppermint, ginseng, licorice root, ginger or chamomile or a special natural laxative tea. Drink more green drinks as you need it!LunchHave a small to medium serving of brown rice with a mixture of raw and steamed vegetables (choose from broccoli, shiitake mushroom, bok choy, radish, arugula (rocket) leaves, springonion, watercress, garlic and ginger) season with sea greens and flavor with 1 cup of misosoup or lemon juice and extra virgin olive. Take 1 x 1000 mg of Vitamin C.Mid-AfternoonHave another vegetable juice of carrot, apple and ginger to boost your energy levels.Early DinnerHave a freshly squeezed vegetable juice of 2 carrots, 2 tomatoes, handful of spinach leaves, 2 celery stalks, $ cucumber, $ red bell pepper (capsicum). Add one tablespoon of wheatgrass or barley grass powder. Take 1 x 1000 mg of Vitamin C.Before BedRelax your body with a detoxifying tea of peppermint, lemon balm, licorice root, ginger or chamomile tea or fresh mint and green tea with cardamom pods. There you have it! Follow this program as closely as possible for a minimum of 3 days to really see the results. You can experiment with the vegetable juices throughout the day but just make sure you are not adding too many sweet fruits (ideally none at all) as these add to the sugar (acidic) load placed on the body which is what we are trying to avoid during thiscleanse.If you get unbearably hungry then snack on a handful of almonds. You may also alternate the vegetable juice for lunch with a vegetable soup if desired (if you live in a cold climate then this will feel better). Throughout the detox you will notice that after the second day your body will be getting used to the routine and will not get such cravings. Most of all stick with it and theresults will soon...

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