Is a substance commonly used in diet pills. It stimulates central nervous system, cardiovascular system, and muscles. So, it is good for quick energy boost. It also stimulates thermogenesis and promotes mental focus. It can cause high blood pressure, but people who are used to high doses of caffeine (for example, heavy coffee drinkers). Can cause tachycardia, insomnia, nervousness, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, rapid pulse and hard breathing, headache, anxiety, chest pain, ringing in ears, high intraocular pressure.
It is essential that we ensure that we take in sufficient fibre in our diet every day to keep our bowels moving. I find the best insurance policy is beginning your day with a glass of purified water containing approximately one tablespoon of psyllium. Some people prefer the powder form which is highly concentrated and when left unstirred, turns into a gelatin form. Others prefer the husk, which looks like bits of chopped straw, and this form floats around in the glass. You can experiment with using some of both. I use a quarter to half teaspoon of the powder form and the rest in husk.
When starting out using this product for the first time, it is best to gradually build up to 1 tbsp. I suggest that you begin with a half a teaspoon to take for couple of days, then one teaspoon, teaspoon and a half and so on until you are up to one tablespoon. If you ever get constipated on a day that you've taken it once a day for a month, you can experiment to see if a second glass is desirable
HUMAN MICRO FLORA (HMF)
Our colon benefits from the addition of a friendly bacteria called acidophilus which is needed to check the bad intestinal flora which we have a lot of. Altogether we have about 2-3 lbs. of bacteria in our colon. There are many brands (referred to generally as probiotics) which also include bifidus which replenishes the small bowel available in health food stores.
The Genestra brand which I carry, however, is the only kind which is derived from a human source taken from a Swedish woman back in 1858. It is best to take HMF capsules about a half-hour after you eat. The repeat form (in crystals added to water) should be taken after colonic treatment or a course of antibiotics. It is best to take this form on an empty stomach. Keep this product refrigerated.
Digestive enzymes such as Pancreatin 840 or Ichol Plus to be taken with each meal is recommended on an ongoing basis. Other forms of digestive enzymes such as bromelain or papain can be taken as needed in between meals to break down undigested pieces of protein. This is a common practice for athletes to enhance their performance. It also provides pain relief by reducing inflammation in people who have soft tissue injuries, spinal abnormalities and inflammatory conditions like arthritic, fibromyalgia and lupus.
Aloe Vera Gel (better than juice) is excellent for 1)soothing the stomach(for over and under-acidic conditions);2) cleansing the colon by softening stools and improving elimination; and 3)for cleansing the lymphatic system(our garbage disposal system)
Goat's whey powder provides an excellent variety of minerals which help to support the musculoskeletal system. It also provides sodium which is the #1 mineral need for the stomach lining and improves the lymphatic system. To obtain the best price, this product should be ordered from BC. A few health food stores carry it but at twice the cost.
Herbal fibre or psyllium husk which can be purchased at a health food store in bulk. Genestra's herbal fibre takes good and contains other beneficial ingredients such as oat bran and acidophilus.
To calm the stomach, drink peppermint or chamomile herbal tea. Avoid all amino acids. Your stomach prefers all liquids at room temperature. Experiment with boiled herbal tea, which has cooled down, and don'' refrigerate your purified water. Sipping through a straw helps to reduce gas.
Besides the aloe vera gel and goat's whey powder mentioned above, other green sources are recommended. One of the cheapest forms is chlorophyll, which comes in a bottle with a dropper, which can be added to your drinking water. One of the more expensive products is spirulina, an excellent source of protein, which can dramatically boost your energy. Genestra brand carries an excellent greens product in powder form called Phytogreens. You add this to water or juice. Since the lymphatic system does not have a pump, it is important that you stimulate the flow through exercise, e.g. Trampoline jumping or using a slant board. Review precautions first.
Herbal fibre drink cleanses the colon. There are some herbal teas such as cascara sagrada, senna and fennel, which will help with elimination during constipation episodes. For candida and parasites, there are specific treatment protocols and products which in the process of cleaning out these undesirable critters, also cleanses the colon. HMF supplementation is recommended especially following candida or parasite cleanses, colonics, and a course of antibiotics. Enemas are beneficial (various recipes especially coffee and chlorophyll) and can be done in the privacy of your home. Some people have long-standing colon problems and would be best benefit from having colonics done by a certified hygienist who is required by law to be an R.N.
In order to improve one's stamina and boost energy, it is imperative that a liver cleanse be done as well as mini fasts. As the liver serves two main functions: to digest food and break down poisons, it is essential we keep the liver functioning well. There are a number of herbs such as milk thistle, which will protect the liver, and dandelion, burdock and red clover will cleanse the liver. Dr. Hulda Clark's liver cleanse is highly recommended. You would purchase fresh grapefruits, olive oil and Epsom salts (for internal use only). There is also the lemon juice and olive oil cleanse. See separate handouts for these and other fasts. It is also important that you limit your exposure to harmful poisons such as chemicals, detergents and cleaners.
A morning drink on an empty stomach consists of caprylic acid, betonite clay and psyllium husk. One can also add powdered form nystatin or human micro flora. A candida cleanse program with this drink 1-2x a day would last about 6-8 weeks. One can also choose statin caprilic acid tabs and capsules. These products control candida albicans in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract and would be taken for two months. FOS Jerusalem artichoke and be added to this plan. It contains fructo-oligo-saccharides which provide a specific food source for the growth of friendly intestinal bacteria, particularly bifidobacteria. It is also important to follow the anti-candida control diet which basically eliminates sugar, yeast and fermented foods.
While a person is undergoing a candida cleanse, they should also embark on a parasite cleanse as the same conditions in the bowel promote the sustenance of these critters: dark, moist, bacteria environment. There are a variety of herbal products such as black walnut tincture; wormwood; also recommend the use of the pro-zapper which is a device worn on the body for a period of about one hour a day for 5 weeks and the used 2x a week or as needed.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
There are a variety of Genestra brand products in the essential fatty acid category from gel capsules to powdered or oil form. For example, Dricelle EPO(Omega 6) is recommended to lower blood pressure, help you lose weight and relieve arthritis inflammation. Dricelle EPA is another dry formula which has Omega 3s in them (fish oils) which are beneficial for the cardiovascular system. There is evening primrose oil and black current oil in gel capsule form
TCO Collagenol Forte contains chondroiton sulfates, microcrystalline hydroxyapatitie and other nutrients which are effective in connective tissue diseases, calcium utilization problems and loss of integrity of the ligamentous structures. This product also contains wild yam (natural progesterone) and quercetin and hesperidin, a powerful antioxidant.
Glucosamine Sulphate contains the most absorbable form of glucosamine sulfate needed to build healthy joint cartilage.