Friday, April 19, 2013

Ivy's Colon Cleanse

This colon cleanse recipe comes from a woman named Ivy Bridge. We've been using this for many years, so it's definitely a tried and true recipe, although not for food, rather to clean out the colon. Please read thoroughly and gather your ingredients/supplements all ahead of time. Give yourself a week or two to find what you need, if you are not used to keeping these things at your house (see note below). I offer this as information that has proved helpful in my experience.

Ivy's Colon Cleanse

1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice (organic, or freshly juiced organic apples)
1/2 cup purified water
2 Tablespoons liquid chlorophyll*
2 Tablespoons aloe vera juice* (best is whole leaf*)
1 heaping teaspoon psyllium hulls*
2 teaspoons hydrated bentonite clay* (optional, not in original recipe)

My recipe says to blend the above ingredients in a blender. I have stirred them together in a glass without trouble. After they are mixed, drink immediately (or you will have an extra thick gel). Drink another glass of water immediately after, with 2 cascara sagrada capsules*. Take first thing in the morning. My recipe then says to continue for at least two months (first thing each morning), then use as desired. Drink plenty of water during the day.

* - these ingredients are available from Nature's Sunshine Products. Please check out their website, if you don't know how/where to buy their products. They are a reputable company and have been in business since 1972.

As an added tip, I have found that adding digestive enzymes when I'm eating meals helps greatly with digestion. Taking probiotics are also very helpful to restore your gut's heath (and very good to use when/if you've ever taken antibiotics). Nature's Sunshine also has these items.

Please note my disclaimer: I am NOT a doctor. This page is for education only, and is NOT intended to be medical advice. Always talk with your health practitioner before taking any herbs or supplements.

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