Cleansing: Why and How
For people with extremely sluggish elimination, an herbal laxative may also be helpful. LBS II is a popular choice.
However, herbal laxatives should not be used long-term because people tend to become dependent on them. For long-term problems with sluggish elimination, consider using Gentle Move.
Traditionally, a cleanse has involved fasting or at least partially fasting. In fact, fasting for 24 hours consuming only water one day per month is a good practice for general health.
A modified form of fasting is called a juice fast, where a person consumes nothing but fresh, raw vegetable and/or fruit juices for three days. A popular version of this is the master cleanse, promoted by Stanley Burroughs, where a person drinks natural lemonade made with fresh lemons and sweetened with real, grade B maple syrup.
However, since most cleansing programs last two weeks or more, it is better to adopt a semi-fasting state during the cleanse. Simply avoid all refined and processed foods during the cleanse and eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. This aids the cleansing process by not burdening the body with more cooked, processed foods and chemical additives.
The nice thing about making this a time to clean up your diet is that cleaning out the body tends to reduce your craving for junk food. So, by the time you have finished the cleansing program it will be easier to maintain a healthy eating program.
Depending on your specific needs, herbal and nutritional formulas that help destroy yeast, parasites or bacteria may also be used as part of a cleanse. Formulas are available to assist the body in ridding itself pf more specific toxins such as heavy metals.
Cleansing can also be aided by various forms of hydrotherapy. For instance, enemas and colonics can be helpful as long as they are not overdone. Generally speaklng, enemas and colonics should not be done more than once or twice per week and never for a period longer than a few months without taking a break. Sweat baths, steam baths or saunas are also useful as they encourage detoxification through the skln. It may be done more frequently. Foot soaks or foot spa baths are also helpful in the detoxification process.
Again, once or twice a week for a limited period of time is more than enough.
Remember that cleansing takes the good out with the bad, so you should alternate cleansing with a program of rebuilding and good nutrition. When it comes to cleansing more is not better.
Nature's Sunshine has several prepackaged cleansing programs. These programs meet a wide variety of needs. Here are some of the options to choose from.
Candida Clear is a program that helps get rid of yeast and fungal infections, but it can also be helpful for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).
CleanStart Wild Berry or CleanStart Apple/Cinnamon are NSP's most popular cleansing programs. It contains a fiber packet as well as supplements to cleanse the colon. It is based on a cleansing program called Ivy's Recipe by NSP National Manager Ivy Bridge.
Dieter's Cleanse is a cleanse that was designed to use at the start of a weight loss program. Howewer, it can also be used as a general cleansing program even if you are not trying to lose weight. It not only contains herbs to clean out the colon and liver, it also contains supplements to balance glandular function and metabolism.
Para-Cleanse is a parasite cleansing program, which is also helpful for SIBO.
Tiao He Cleanse is particularly good for the liver and one of the best all-around cleanses.
The therapy Cleansing Programs helps deal with Toxic Overload, one of the root causes of disease.
Below is a list of suggested products. Those in bold are key products for the health issue explained on this page.
Herbal Formulas: All Cell Detox, Nature's Three, Psyllium Hulls Combination, Enviro-Detox, LB Extract, LB-X, LBS II, Liver Balance, LOCLO and Senna Combination
Packs: Candida Clear, CleanStart Wild Berry or CleanStart Apple/Cinnamon, Tiao He Cleanse, Dieter's Cleanse and Para-Cleanse
Nutraceuticals: Gentle Move and Everybody's Fiber
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