It was about that time to start another cleanse. I normally promote the 21 Day Purification Program from Standard Process, which I do every year, but this time around I wanted to offer my patients another alternative cleanse that has fewer days and is just as effective. This program is known as the “8-Day Colon Cleansing Detox Program with Liver / Gallbladder Flush.
I’ve always been a strong supporter of colon hydrotherapy in my practice and notice that my patients respond well to my treatment program when colon hydrotherapy is added to their regimen. They get better faster and stay well for longer periods of time.
I decided to contact my colon hydro therapist, Jeanne Martin, from www.watersoflifecleansing.com , to walk me through her detox program. I’ve been sending my patients to Jeanne for years and she has always told me that I should do her 8-Day Colon Cleansing Detox Program. I’ve been reluctant in the past because I didn’t like short-term, no-eating cleansing programs. I felt they were ineffective and most of all, dangerous, (i.e. “master cleanse”, “fruit flushing”, etc.), so I decided to do more research and found that her program eased some of my concerns. There are many programs out there that not only lack the nutrients to keep the body from functioning optimally, but are too invasive for the body to handle. Rest assured, this is not one of them!
On the 8-Day Colon Cleansing Detox Program with Liver / Gallbladder Flush no food is ingested, but the supplements, from Vit-Ra-Tox, provide the necessary nutrients during the program.
The Vit-Ra-Tox supplement information can be found here:
The 8 Day program information could be found on her website here:
Now, I will admit, this program is not easy and it takes a high level of commitment. Being that you’re not eating any food, receiving daily colonics, and trying to incorporate the shake and supplement regimen into your busy schedules, this can be quite challenging. As for myself, my vices (coffee and alcohol) were easy to keep under control, but the no food allowed part of the program was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. However, don’t let this scare you; nothing in life with high value is ever easy and this is one of them. Trust me, in the end, it will be worth it!
The plan consists of drinking a shake five times a day every few hours of water (8 oz.), bentonite clay mixture from Vit-A-Tox (1 oz.), and about an ounce of fresh juice, (I used raw apple juice).
What is “bentonite” you ask? Bentonite, also known as Montmorillonite Clay, has been used by indigenous people throughout history to help with upset stomachs and overall good health. It’s basically a volcanic ash that is capable of absorbing 2000 times its weight in fluid. By ingesting small amounts, it pretty much soaks up any fluid waste (toxins, poisons, bacteria, etc.) in the digestive tract and sends it out through normal evacuation. Imagine a giant sponge that only soaks up or sticks to what shouldn’t be in your digestive tract, working its way through and eventually taking all that waste and toxicity with it. The shake is also mixed with psyllium husk that gently scrubs the mucosal lining of the digestive tract and added absorption to facilitate evacuation.
In between the shakes are a multitude of supplements that help supply the body with all your basic vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, (life-sustaining chemicals from plants), essential fats, a betaine detoxifier, (fat metabolism & blood detoxification), enzymes and probiotics. The supplements are from a whole food source to maximize potency and absorption. This is one of the best and safest ways to receive your proper nutrients while not ingesting food.
Along with taking the shakes and supplementation, you’re required to receive daily colon hydrotherapy sessions. For those that have never had one, I highly recommend them. It may seem gross, weird, or “un-natural,” but trust me, it isn’t. Colon hydrotherapy has been around since the ancient Egyptians and Greeks labeled it “auto-intoxication.” They felt that food would rot inside our colon and needed to be cleared out before it caused sickness. For more information on colon hydrotherapy, please contact Jeanne Martin here: www.watersoflifecleansing.com .
The final day is the Liver Cleanse/ Gallbladder Flush portion of the program. The liver cleanse is a 64 oz. juice mixture of kale, parsley, spinach, celery, ginger root, lemon and apple. This is to be taken throughout the day every few hours until gone. The gallbladder flush is a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice that is taken right before bed. This mixture will help flush any calcified stones and toxicity in the gallbladder and send it through the digestive system and out of the body.
I found this program to be extremely effective. After eight days I lost close to 15 lbs., I sleep more soundly and wake up refreshed, my skin feels softer, digestion has improved and I think more clearly.
Speaking as a health care practitioner and someone with personal experience with this detox, I highly recommend the 8-Day Colon Cleansing Detox Program with Liver / Gallbladder Flush. Whether you want to improve your digestion, get better sleep or just improve your overall health, this cleanse is a great starting point to get you there quickly and safely.
For more information on this program, questions on cleanses, or health in general, please contact me through this website
I wish you well in your path to being healthier.
Dr. Rudy Amicay