DIGESTIVE AID CLEANSE INSTRUCTIONS
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These are optional cleanse directions based on the protocols of Dr. Hulda Clark.
If you decide to follow these cleanse directions, please keep in mind that although it is best to stay as close to the schedule as possible, if you miss a day or two you can simply pick up where you left off.
If you need help to clarify the cleanse directions, please give us a call, but please note that we cannot give medical advice of any sort.
Refer to these directions for the Digestive Aid Cleanse and the Digestive & Constipation Aid Cleanse.
The Digestive Aid Cleanse consists of a group of herbs and nutraceuticals that work synergistically for optimal digestion. The Digestive Aid Cleanse works complementary to the Parasite Cleanse. Consider taking these cleanses back-to-back. Or for even better results take these two programs simultaneously. You will gain on two fronts at the same time; while the Parasite Cleanse will help to balance foreign organisms systemically throughout your body, the Digestive Aid will optimize digestion in both the stomach and intestines. If you find that taking both cleanses together is too much for you, slow down and take one cleanse at a time.
Keep the following in mind as well: it’s highly advantageous to continue taking the Betaine HCL – the single most important supplement you can invest in apart from the Parasite Cleanse when it comes to optimal digestive function.
Betaine HCL supports your stomach’s acid requirements for proper digestion. Stomach acid is essential in maintaining a healthy digestive system by allowing the body to break down proteins and activate enzymes. Dr. Clark found that acids are important because they help sanitize food in the stomach before it enters the colon, thereby maintaining a balance of microorganisms and flora in the colon.* Contrary to popular belief, excess stomach acid is not the typical cause of indigestion. Often, it is a lack of stomach acid that triggers this occasional discomfort. For best results, take Digestive Enzymes with every meal for the duration of the cleanse.
Too little acid in the stomach leaves food to putrefy, causing excess gas to expand into the esophagus, producing indigestion, and that feeling of heartburn. In the case of occasional heartburn take more Betaine HCL with meals. Turmeric and Fennel Seed support the optimal balance of good flora and microorganisms in the colon. Cascara Sagrada should only be used when experiencing occasional constipation. Avoid products that mix this herb in formulas, as it is habit forming.
Contrary to popular belief, stomach acid secretion tends to decline with advancing age. This graph below shows mean stomach acid secretion from the second decade to the eighth decade (from Why Stomach Acid is Good for You by J. Wright, M.D.). The human requirement for vitamins, minerals and other nutrients remains relatively constant throughout adult life. Unfortunately, our ability to properly digest food and absorb vital nutrients declines with advancing age. Surprisingly, one of the most common age-related causes of impaired digestive function is the reduction of hydrochloric acid production in the stomach.*
Many people equate the digestive system with the colon. Hence the popularity of “Colon Cleanses.” The fact is that the function of the colon is closely dependent on the stomach, liver, kidneys and pancreas.
For example, if your stomach does not produce enough hydrochloric acid (HCL), which is the most common age-related cause of impaired digestive function, your food will not be sanitized properly before entering the colon and digestive enzyme production will not be sufficient. This results in poor colon health.
When it comes to digestive health, don’t focus only on the colon – focus on the entire digestive system. Consider this: 60-80% of the body’s energy is used on digestion. The remaining systems in your body (immune, respiratory, reproductive, cardiovascular, nervous, and muscular) share only 20-40% of your total energy. So guess what happens when one or more of these systems are challenged? Your body “steals” energy from the digestive system.
This is why a digestive problem is often the first clue that there may be a problem in another system. This is also why Dr. Hulda Clark always started with supporting the digestive system, no matter what the problem was.
If you put up with any of the following discomforts, you may benefit from both the Digestive Aid and Parasite Cleanses:
|Acid reflux||Fatigue||Indigestion||Occasional constipation|
|Allergies||Food cravings||Irritable bowel syndrome||Occasional diarrhea|
|Bloating||Gas & flatulence||Leaky gut||Weight gain|
|Brain fog||Headaches||Liver toxicity||Yeast infections|
|Dry or oily skin||Heartburn||Low energy|
When the body “steals” energy from the digestive system, it can’t balance the stomach acid or produce enough enzymes for a smooth operation.
Many people are unaware of this connection between the digestive system and other systems of the body. Supporting the digestive system has two main purposes: first, to improve digestion, and second to free up energy to be used elsewhere in the body. By supporting your digestive system, you are in fact allowing your body to spend sufficient energy on all the other systems in your body.
Digestive Aid Cleanse Handy Chart
The Digestive Aid Cleanse and Parasite Cleanse help with maintaining healthy bowel movements. For best results, do them at the same time, but remember to start slowly if you are not used to potent herbal remedies. Enhance the results by also completing the Kidney Cleanse and Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse.
Healthcare professionals have noticed that when people increase stomach acid with dietary supplements that it encourages the body to start producing more HCL and other enzymes by itself due to a positive feedback loop in which HCL triggers the pancreas to produce enzymes. To maintain proper digestion, continue taking Betaine HCL with every meal.*
(Take up to the amount indicated.)
*Betaine HCL helps raise stomach acid to optimal levels. If you experience sensitivity issues with Betaine HCL, try Hydrochloric Acid 5% drops. Hydrochloric Acid 5% sold separately. If your stomach acid levels are too high, discontinue use of acid supplements and talk to your healthcare provider.
Digestive & Constipation Aid
For the Digestive & Constipation Aid, follow the handy chart above for Turmeric, Fennel Seed, Betaine HCL, Digestive Enzymes and Cascara Sagrada. Use the following directions for the additional products.
Black Walnut Hull Tincture
If you weigh 150 pounds or over, take 2.5 teaspoons of tincture instead of 2 teaspoons.
**1 drop of tincture = a single droplet, not a dropper-full**
If you are taking the Parasite Cleanse at the same time as the Digestive & Constipation Aid, omit the above Black Walnut Hull step. You do not need to take a double dose of Black Walnut Hull tincture or capsules.
Take 2-3 capsules a day on an empty stomach at bedtime to encourage a morning bowel movement.
Lugol’s Iodine Stomach Saver
Lugol’s sanitizes the contents in the stomach to aid digestive discomfort. Did you know that low stomach acidity puts you at greater risk of getting food poisoning?
Adults over 18 years take ½ (one-half) drop per day. Put one drop in a glass of water and drink half of it, or take as directed by a healthcare professional.
Intensive Use for Food Poisoning
Adults over 18 years take up to 12 drops in ¼ cup of water at the first sign of digestive trouble. Repeat up to 4 times per day.
Always deal immediately with food poisoning. If you let it run its course you risk having to deal with H. pylori bacteria later on, since food poisoning leaves your stomach vulnerable to such hardy invaders that doctors, prior to the discovery of H. pylori, called an ulcer.
Warning: If food poisoning persists, contact a healthcare professional or go to the Emergency Room for immediate medical attention. Do not take this product if you are allergic to iodine.
Disclaimer: The following is information based on Dr. Hulda Clark’s writings. This information is provided for educational purposes only. Use it only under careful guidance and supervision of your healthcare professional.
Dr. Clark recommended that people do an enema daily for one week to maintain bowel function, alternating the varieties below. If you have none of these solutions available, use plain salt water – 1 tsp. of salt for every quart of water. In the absence of salt, use plain water. Remember, you must move your bowels or cleanse at least once a day. Helpful Tip: Drink hot water upon rising in the morning. This may help to regulate your bowels.
Lugol’s Enema (Not for persons who are allergic to iodine.)
Add 2 tsp. of Lugol’s Iodine 2% Solution to 1 quart of very warm water (giving you 4 doses). Administer enema slowly and hold internally as long as possible.
Mix the powdered contents of one Digestive Enzymes capsule to 1 quart plain water.
GREEN Black Walnut Hull Tincture (Extra Strength) Enema
Add 1 to 4 tsp. of Black Walnut Hull Tincture (Extra Strength) to 1 quart of very warm water.
Empty the contents of 1-2 probiotic capsules in 12 fl. oz. of lukewarm water no hotter than 100° F.
Sanitation is important. Spread out a large plastic trash bag on the bathroom floor. Also have handy plastic grocery bags and a paper plate. Set a chair nearby, too.
Wipe away the lubrication grease the manufacturer has put on the end of the hose. You don’t want this to enter your body. Use olive oil or soap instead.
After filling the bucket with enema solution, run some through the tubing until the air is out of it and close the pinchcock. Place it on the grocery bag.
Lie on your back. Insert the applicator tube as far as you comfortably can. Then lift the container with one hand while opening the valve with the other. The higher you lift it, the faster it runs. Take as much time as you need to run it in. You may wish to set the container on the chair. Very warm liquid is easier to hold. Don’t force yourself to hold all the solution. At any time you may close the valve, withdraw the applicator, and place it on the grocery bag.
Hold the liquid as long as you can. You get better with practice.
If all went well, you may risk taking the next enema on your bed. If not, stick to the floor location.
Usage Warning: Consult a healthcare professional before starting this cleanse if taking medication, or if you have a medical condition. Do not take this cleanse if you are pregnant, nursing, or below the age of 18 without consulting with a healthcare professional first. If you have adverse reactions or other symptoms, discontinue taking the cleanse and seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional.
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*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Although some of us or our customers may be interested in the research and statements of Dr. Hulda Clark, this company does not adopt any health or disease related claims based on her work or otherwise. The directions are provided for educational purposes only and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice from your healthcare professional. The cleanses are for adults only. We do not recommend anyone under 18 years to go through the cleanses. Interaction with Medication and Other Supplements: If you are taking medications, you should check with your physician or pharmacist before cleansing. You may also search online for: Interaction with Medications and Supplements. Please read full disclaimer here.