GET A HEAD START FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
- GET A HEAD START FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
For many, the holidays are an excuse to pig out and to go over the edge in
a way that harms your body and psyche. Can you 'go over the edge' with
something that is beneficial to you? So instead of hangover, guilt and
being bummed out; you are uplifted, energized, and filled with clarity and
This is time of great confusion; of fluctuations of values, stock markets,
bank accounts, weight, health, friendships, job satisfaction, pain; of
information overload; of visual and auditory overstimulation via media and
electronics; of consumerism; and of out of control diets and spending. The
need for clarity and energy to deal is paramount and foundational.
Hydrotherapies, diet, exercise and emotional healing are four ways of
building up clarity and energy accounts. Intestinal cleansing via colonics,
colemas and enemas can access the core of our body, the 'gut,' and open it
up, loosen it up, ease elimination, and bring relief. It has the potential
to create a foundation of clarity, strength, and energy needed to make wise
decisions in all areas of life. Food is the physical fuel and exercise is
the air and light fuel to feed the body and psyche. Emotional healing is
relational fuel. They all work together.
Get a head start for the holidays. Prepare mentally, emotionally and
physically. Have the 'safe' foods in your kitchen environment, plan 'safe'
activities that lead you outside into the beautiful air and sunshine of
winter. So much of our nutrition can come from the sun and air and set our
minds straight. Have the enema bag ready, be prepared to receive colon
hydrotherapy. Have the necessary herbs for gas, immune strength, nervous
system calming, digestion, and brain feeding. Take quiet time to read and
meditate. For those with TV addiction, plan to have periods of silence, of
listening to music, or practicing yoga, chi gong or abdominal exercises in
front of the TV.
The holidays can be a time of great ecstasy with a lighter stomach and a
deeper breath in the winter air. One of my clients did a 3 day fast after
Thanksgiving. She used a marvelous book called THE 3 - DAY ENERGY FAST:
CLEANSE YOUR BODY, CLEAR YOUR MIND, CLAIM YOUR SPIRIT by Pamela Serure with
a forward by Donna Karan! What a great idea.
I have a number of super sites I'm passing your way with this newsletter.
It's good reading for the holidays and it helps to keep the focus positive.
Prepare the mind and learn how to cruise through the holidays with joy and
cultivate detachment from food and drink. Eating and drinking are a way to
feel vital, to feel good. Use the holiday as an opportunity to feel better
and to treat yourself better with more self-respect around dietary,
exercise and social choices.
Bring foods to the office to share that are 'safe.'
The SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) site is complex carbohydrate free for
all the carbo junkies out there. For example, it has gourmet recipes made
from almond flour and honey . Try your hand at some new recipes.
Chet Day sends out some great recipes and I used one for a party. Almond
Cookies. I thought they tasted more like Marzipan. This is my version. The
site has comprehensive health info and the Hallelulah Diet.
2 cups almonds
1/2 cup honey raw unfiltered
Grind almonds into fine meal. Work in enough honey to make a sticky dough.
Roll into balls or log shapes and roll in coconut. Chill. I decided to add
some shredded coconut into the almond and honey mixture with a pinch of
cardamom and nutmeg. I rolled them into balls and put them in a bowl of
shredded coconut. Then took them one by one again to finish rolling them in
the coconut and set them on a plate of shredded coconut.
Learn how to make homemade yogurt. Lucy's Kitchen Shop sells top of the
line yogurt makers and cultures plus more. You might even want to give it
as a gift.
Homemade mayonnaise is another simple and gourmet SCD recipe! Just think,
by the time you finish a binge and had previous thoughts of, 'Oh, it takes
too long to juice, it takes too long to make homemade mayonnaise,' you have
had more than enough time to do all the 'good things' that are gourmet and
health supportive. Recovery from overeating and bingeing is slow plus
quality of life is reduced for a period of time. Think better of yourself.
Enjoy the holidays!
Be aware that the chemical soup in junk foods and the systemic saturation
with refined sugar, flour and milk and rancid fats can effect emotional,
mental and physical states. Irritability, brain fog, outbursts of anger are
part of this syndrome. According to Gottschall in Breaking the Vicious
Cycle, the mix of pathogenic bacteria and fungi feeding primarily on
complex starches and sugars including the milk sugar, lactose, can create
fermentation leading to abnormal behavior and abnormal brain behavior.
Elnora Van Winkle, a retired neurophysiologist from NYU, has written a
paper called Toxic Mind Theory: The Biology of Emotions. Elnora's theory is
a simple and cut-to-the-chase way of healing emotionally. It involves
cleaning the nerve pathways of excess adrenaline and noradrenaline stored
from repressed negative emotions and practical ways of releasing the nerve
toxins by redirecting physically and mentally to original abusers or those
that did not allow our expression of emotions. Elnora says that we need to
work on two fronts: one, cleanse the nerve pathways and two, clean up our
diets and eat natural and raw foods. She tells her personal healing story
and provides a listserv to share self-help experiences.
She describes her list as self-help for recovery from anxiety, depression,
and codependency. She believes codependency is the basic addiction. Other
addictions, including food addiction, are tips of the iceberg. People can
heal from all of these with the self help measures. She suggests people
print out and study the article since it contains everything people need to
One can begin anywhere in the path to self-help and the emotions may be a
very good place.
Seek out friends that are nurturing, friends you haven't seen or connected
with in awhile. Take time to visit and walk in city parks, arboretums and
botanical gardens. Practice some of your favorite hobbies that you've
forgotten. Do some beautiful and creative things with your environment. Get
more rest, or read the books and articles that have been on hold.
Institute of Biodynamic Psychology and Psychotherapy. The core factor that
distinguishes biodynamic psychotherapy from other approaches is Gerda
Boyesen's discovery that the gastro-intestinal tract (the GI tract) is the
biological equal of the 'id canal' or the physical manifestation of the
unconscious. Boyesen realised and discovered that the GI tract has a dual
biological and psychological function that is engaged in, and vital for,
the regulation of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. This
function is called "psycho-peristalsis". This means we really have to get
our intestinal health together!
'Ralph Nader is high colonic to the body politic.'
Tucker Carlson, The Spin Room, CNN, 10/31/00.
Be prepared for some 'doodie' animation cartoons!
Lots of laughs for those that can handle it!
Freda Manythinz in her famous and out-of-print book, Eating Disorders and
Food Addiction: Double Cross or Cross Over, asks some very pointed
" Is overcoming Eating Disorders and Food Addiction a moral issue? Are we
so consumed with poor habits that we think change will bring about a living
hell? Is it true that being controlled and jerked around by food is already
a living hell? In reality, heaven is on the other side of scaling the
'glass mountain' of food and beverage addiction. The villages of detachment
from food, absence of cravings, and loss of obsession about the next food
trip are on the other side of that mountain." (page 101)
Many people say, 'Oh, I'm just going to wait for the holidays to be over to
begin taking care of myself.' Yet, everyday is an opportunity for
self-responsibility. The holidays are no exception.
Here are more websites, reminders during the holiday season to avoid
all-out binges on sugar, starch and alcohol and to create something
positive for yourself. I've come across some great, inspiring, foundational
and radical ones. I owe it to the good listservs I am on for many of the
I know of 3 lists on the internet devoted to the 'bowels', the 'intestines'
and 'detoxing.' If you have any questions, wish to share or exchange
information on this most important area, feel free to join, read the
archives, lurk etc. Digests are available.
INTESTINAL HEALTH LISTSERV
or send an email to this address:
DETOX WORKSHOP LISTSERV
To subscribe to this group, send an email to:
BOWEL CLEANSE LISTSERV
Dusan of Norway founded the bowel cleanse list and his signature urls
appear with each message. His urls are a wealth of information on
cleansing, detoxing and healing. The prostate90 site is by Larry Klapp who
wrote the book Prostate Health in 90 Days. One of my clients alerted me to
the chapter on 'Intestinal Health' and said it was the best he'd ever read!
To unsubscribe, send blank message to:
List Archives: http://egroups.com/messages/bowelcleanse
(Outstanding chapter on intestinal cleanse with Master Cleanse.)
Self-help requires intelligence, common sense, and the ability to take
responsibility for your own actions. By joining the list you agree to hold
yourself FULLY responsible FOR yourself.
Have a nice day!
Dr Hulda Clark now in her 70's is famous for her books A Cure for All
Diseases and A Cure for Advanced Cancers. She attributes disease to
pollutants and parasites. She has devised a number of cleanses mainly
liver/gall bladder, parasite, kidney and intestines. I have done the 6 week
kidney cleanse, the liver/gall bladder flush and even the parasite cleanse
twice. She has a page for ordering her products, too.
Detoxing and the Flagging Liver (part 2 of 3) from Gerson Healing
Newsletter Vol. 15, No. 3, May-June, 2000 by Kathryn Alexander. Gerson is
famous for healing cancer naturally and has a clinic for that purpose. Many
articles archived at site.
Ayurveda, the medicine of India, incorporates Panchakarma, 5 cleansing
techniques which include enemas and implants and additives to the enema
For those of you who suffer from hiatal hernia, gastroesophageal reflux or
heartburn, Dr Stoll is the man for you. He has a simple and efficient
remedy, if you can handle it. Give it a try over the holidays.
Black Stock is a premier site for coffees, coffee enemas and articles by
Ralph Moss, Dr Gonzalez, the Boston Globe, Gerson and Kelley. If you can't
get beyond the coffee itself, at least it's organic and you might want to
give some as a gift!
An extract from You Can Conquer Cancer by Ian Gawler. Ian is an Australian
who beat 'terminal' bone cancer through alternative therapies, runs a
cancer support center and holds courses on his approach. He is a
Veterinarian and has a good understanding of physiology. His wife, Grace,
has written about women with breast cancer. The gist is that caffeine
enemas stimulate the liver and bile production which help detoxify the
body. They are also effective in pain relief without the side effects of
analgesics. Another doctor recently stated they were at least as effective
as morphine. Backpack has some excellent info too.
If you don't want coffee, you can buy some teas from Tibet! Harmonic
Harvest is a Texas company the sells the Kombucha mushroom starter kit and
a host of excellent teas worldwide. More Christmas gifts!
I spent 3 months on a work exchange at Reevis Mountain School in the
Superstition mountains of Arizona. I took herbal and natural healing
workshops from Peter Bigfoot, the resident herbalist. They have an
excellent country store with many local wild-crafted herbal remedies. More
stocking-stuffer gifts. I stock their Herbal Healing Salve at the office.
If you need to get away from civilization, this is the place. Retreats
This is a fun site with all sorts of suggestions for travel, restaurants,
newsletters, message boards.
You will have a lot of fun reading Laura's weblog on her Irritable Bowel
Syndrome (IBS). I go back regularly to check her latest writings. She is
investigating the relationship between IBS and hormones. Her husband,
Michael, has a 'flog', a weblog on food, the diet that has allowed his
Crohn's disease to go into remission for over 3 years!
Kathryn Alexander has written a book "Get a Life: the Detoxification Diet
Made Easy!" She has a practice in the Brisbane Australia and holds courses,
workshops and lectures on detoxification. Her phone number is 0414 702520.
Big article on 'Vegetable Juicing and Detoxification.'
Christine's Cleanse Corner. Christine Dreher, CCN, author of The Cleanse
Cookbook, provides you with Arise and Shine herbal cleanse and nutritional
products, the latest information on internal body cleansing and
detoxification, the importance of pH balance, personal cleanse support, and
other natural health products for a healthier YOU! More gift potentials.
This is the site of the Arise and Shine cleansing products and the program
of Rich Anderson as described in his book Cleanse and Purify Thyself.
Cleanse support group available.
V.E. Irons is the originator of the Sonnes cleansing products and was
legend in his time on cleansing and health. They are very pure and
effective. The Sonne corporation also sells colema boards. Some of the
finest products on the market today!
The Dr Bass site is called Supernutrition and Superior Health, the Natural
Hygiene Approach. Many experts comment on simple diets even the primitive
diet of Aajonus Vonderplonitz.
The Dr. Stan Malstrom ND, MT site which includes enormous inventory of
herbal remedies and his book Own Your Own Body. Phone number 1-800-288-4618
Loree, a 'retired' colon therapist from Silicon Valley, has written a book
called Far From Poopin, When S*#@ Doesn't Happen! Loree noticed in Silicon
Valley, high stress and IBS! Good read and maybe another potential gift!
The site includes Dr Kelley's book One Answer to Cancer, Do-It-Yourself
plus the latest 1999 version of the Liver Flush and his other
detoxification methods. Very potent material with new insights into
cleansing and cancer.
Betty Kamen sends out a daily 'hint' and has a website with wonderful
health tips. The following one on cancer just arrived.
'After a review of all the comprehensive literature, researchers concluded
that consuming almost a clove of garlic five times a week reduces risk for
both stomach and colorectal cancers.'
For more information and the source of this hint, see Hint #326.
Theresa McConnell and her husband Bryan McConnell ND have a clinic in Green
Valley AZ and offer colon hydrotherapy, detoxification programs and many
other modalities. Dr McConnell uses the Richard Schultze cleansing methods.
I went to Theresa for a LIBBE colonic and then purchased the Schultze liver
cleanse instructions and products. It is potent!
Dusan has provided the 'radical' information of Richard Schulze. 'This
reprint of patient instructions from Dr. Richard Schulze's clinic are
intended for educational purposes only. These webpages are based on the
materials contained in the Dr. Schulze Natural Healing Crusade course book.
Dr. Schulze may be contacted directly at the Dr. Schulze School of Natural
Healing, PO Box 3628, Santa Monica, California, 90408.' Get ready, get set,
American Botanical Pharmacy and the products of Dr Schultze.
Tom Billings has one of the finest sites on raw and living foods backed
with research and very informational articles.
High Vibe is a storefront in Manhattan NY with lectures, products and a
bias toward raw foods. The Ejuva Intestinal Cleansing program is formulated
for the detoxification of the intestines, blood, organs, tissues and cells
and improvement of elimination and well-being. The program is designed in 4
stages each approximately one week. Each person has unique health
requirements so each person chooses which level is most appropriate for
their cleansing needs. In each phase, Ejuva herbs and shakes are taken.
Dr Jensen's book Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management is archived at
egroups. Introduction to Raising Bowel Consciousness is one of the topics!
What a resource.
Joshua, Medicine Man, is the Asian source for intestinal cleansing and
detox programs including retreats and courses. He calls his site, The
Ultimate Resource For Colon Care Online.
'Vibrant health starts from a clean bowel and that takes time, effort,
guidance and support to achieve.' Enjoy!
This site reviews a number of simple and complex GI tract cleanses.
Triphala, Bernard Jensen's Ultimate Tissue Cleanse and Arise and Shine
programs are reviewed. A must read!
Dennis Paulson is director of the Fasting Center International and it might
just be the way for some of you. Excellent article on spiritual aspects of
For anyone in the San Diego area, Charles is a wonderful therapist and
offers a very healing environment for his sessions.
Sheila Shea © 2000 All Rights Reserved
Kind Regards, Sheila Shea, Tucson AZ
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