Well, we’ve talked for a long time about why it’s important to have an alkaline pH in the body. But what do we mean specifically when we talk about alkaline pH? What we are referring to is having an abundance of organic (ie, plant based) electrolyte minerals in the body. Minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, lithium and phosphorus.
The reason it is important to have these electrolyte minerals in our bodies when we do an intestinal cleanse is because it has been shown that electrolytes absorb toxins and help move them through the body to be eliminated.
So it is important to make sure you have plenty of alkaline reserves in your body before you begin a cleanse. Dr. Anderson describes how to make sure you have enough electrolyte minerals in his “Cleanse And Purify Thyself” book and in his 28 day cleanse program.
Another facet to an effective cleanse is having an herbal combination that will dissolve and break up mucoid plaque and impacted fecal matter. During this process it’s also important to have specific nutrition that will help strengthen the body and improve the pathways of elimination.
One ingredient common to cleansing programs is psyllium husk powder. Psyllium is a fibrous bulking agent that helps to sweep toxic buildup out of the intestines. Another ingredient that should be used together with psyllium husk powder is bentonite. Liquid bentonite.
Bentonite is essentially clay. Clays in general and bentonite in particular are well known for their ability to absorb toxic debris and even poisons. In fact, bentonite can absorb 40 times or more of its own weight in toxins, bacteria and parasites.
Here’s an interesting story that relates to what we are talking about. Biologists were studying a clay pit in the jungle where animals of all kinds would come to eat the clay.
They couldn’t figure out why the animals were eating the clay until they realized that most plants in the jungle contain a low level of poisons in them in order to keep the millions of insects in the jungle from eating them.
The biologists realized that the animals were eating the clay in order to neutralize the toxicity that they were ingesting by eating the plants. So is the case with the use of bentonite during a cleanse.
One final point I’d like to make is that it’s important for you to realize that it will take many cleanses to completely remove all the mucoid plaque and other junk from your gastrointestinal tract. In fact, Dr. Bernard Jensen, the father if you will, of intestinal cleansing once said that it may take several cleanses before a person will begin to remove ANY mucoid plaque and other toxic debris.
So approach intestinal cleansing as a long term, ongoing project. As I’ve said before, I believe that Dr. Richard Anderson’s cleanse is the best. You can find Dr. Anderson’s cleanse kit and other products here.
And remember; don’t sell yourself short by buying the latest $19.95 cleanse you see on late night TV or one that you read about in your junk mail. Go with quality. As with all things in life, you get what you pay for. Your body and long term health are worth it.
Yours in health,