Friday, August 04, 2006


We all come into this world without the operation manual for our bodies. If you are lucky you get parents that have figured a few things out. That was not my case. I had to look it up.

One of my first books on natural healing methods came from a Chilean priest named Manuel Lazaeta. It was out of print 35 years ago, so I can understand that Goggle only shows 21 distant references to the guy. He wrote a book that is like a bible (“Medicina natural al alcance de todos” de Manuel Lezaeta Acheran, edit. Kier) on natural healing. Probably very difficult to get a copy.

I do not have a copy of his book, but what I do remember is that he emphasized detoxification as a first step to regain health. His methods were radical, however very effective.

If you are really interested in improving your health this first step is mandatory. Do not invest in vitamins, herbal supplements and the latest nutraceutical product before you do a major clean up. Find out how psyllium husks (a bulking agent) and milk thistle (an herb that supports liver function) can help you and get started on a program.

One of the easiest ways to cleanse from the inside out is with this cocktail: Blend one apple (red or green) with 12 ounces of water. Add two ounces of concentrated aloe vera juice and two tablespoons of quality psyllium husks. Quickly stir the psyllim husks and do not delay. Drink this stuff fast, otherwise you will be in trouble. Believe me you do not want to spoon this stuff down. You want to drink it fast. Let it bulk up in your tummy. Drink a glass of water after you drink the mix.

If you have to get away before you can drink it all, you can always add more water.
Do this at least once a day for fifteen days. Very important, if you cannot do this do not try this formula: You must drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. After a couple of days, add some organic quality yogurt to your diet or get an intestinal flora supplement.

This is not as good as a colonic, but it gets pretty close, especially if you do it twice a day. Be careful, especially if you have a history of abdominal problems. Disclaimer: You do this at your own risk. It is better to consult a naturopath if you have doubts. Psyllium or aloe vera may not be good for certain conditions. Do a little research yourself before you start, that way you will be able to ask questions.

Once you do this clean-up, the best way to maintain your body free of toxins is to include lots of raw veggies into your diet. More on that later. A good general health guide (look under alternative) can be found here.

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