Archives for: September 2001, 12
Happy Holidays Heidi! It is so nice to have you back.
1) I found Chinese Garlic Extract at the Rx Wellness Center. You have to order it online at www.rxwellnesscenter.com.
2) Which protocol would you recommend using to address Adrenal Fatigue?
3) Also, I did the liver/gall bladder flush. The first day of fasting wasn't too bad but I struggled the second day. I also felt nauseous all through the night after taking the oil/lemon. I did take apple juice every two hours even though I am a O nonnie. I just couldn't imagine going two days on H2O. Any suggestions for me for my next flush? Any tips? Should I do the apple juice again even though I am a nonnie? The thought of taking a pill of any kind with H20 and no food for two days makes me nauseous.
4)My last question. I felt a cold coming on and immediately started on Healix. It seemed to help somewhat but I thought it would knock it out immediately. I still have some congestion a week later. Is this normal? Am I expecting miracles? Also being a nonnie who travels on airplanes alot what else should I do to avoid getting sick this year? Heidi, thanks again. It is so good to have you back. Your new website looks terrific. Sincerely, Lynn
Hello, Lynn! :-)
Thanks for the URL to the Chinese Garlic Extract product -- but all I got was a blank page. Can't seem to get it to work. Any tips?
As a basic protocol against adrenal fatigue, see the article by Dr. Greg Kelly on Cortiguard: The influence of blood type on stress, part I. I would not approach adrenal fatigue without using Cortiguard. The Encyclopedia Fatigue-Fighting protocol for type O would certainly help you, adding CoQ10 as noted, since you're a nonsecretor. Pregnenolone has also proven highly effective in this condition.
For nausea during the flush, have some room-temperature seltzer with a good dash of black cherry concentrate on your bedside table -- sip it until the nausea abates. So, did you produce any nice stones you'd like to tell me about? :-) I'd suggest using diluted cherry or blueberry juice next time, and take a malic acid supp as well. You need not fast entirely on the juice, but the idea is to remove all fat and flesh protein from the diet during those two days.
There seems to be an O-nonnie-specific 'sickie-thing' flying around among us! The same thing happened with me, except I didn't take anything for it particularly, and the congestion hung on. Perhaps we just need a big clear-out every few years, who knows? ;-( You might try Heallix on a regular basis during high-stress times. Small amount daily, perhaps. It works quite well in fending things off before they start -- unless the problem has nothing to do with microbes, and if you're facing adrenal fatigue, Don is someone you'd want to correspond with. He discovered (after 2 bottles of Heallix) that his cold was not a cold -- it was blasted adrenals. Let me know if you'd like me to send him your email addy.
The best way to protect oneself during air travel is to bring plenty of bottled water and enough snacks to keep you away from the execrable garbage they serve on flights. I had to do quite a bit of travelling myself recently, and I used ProBerry3 in the morning and lemoned water through the day. Worked splendidly.
Travel safe, and write back at your convenience! :-D
Hi Heidi- It's me again. My skin is so dry and ichy. I have tried everything from cremes to oils in baths, etc. I did a liver/gall bladder flush a month ago and ever since then I have noticed even dryer skin than before. I blamed the colder weather but now I think my body needs something. Any suggestions? Thanks as always, Lynn
Hi, Lynn! It's me again. (lol, :-D) Tell me the results of the flush. Did you pass a number of stones? How is your digestion since you did the flush? It's quite possible you need another, believe it or not. Wait 6 weeks and do another -- it will most definitely make a big difference in the suppleness of your skin, as the point is to give the gallbladder a thorough clearing-out (which improves fat digestion, among other benefits). Tell me more, including how much fat is in your diet daily. thanks, dear!! :-D
Bonjour Heidi, Just read your column about how you do the liver/gallbladder flush. Gotta question one item before I forget. You say "3 T Epsom Salts". Do you REALLY mean 3 Tablespoons???
I got some Epsom Salts here in France (I think anyway... it is sold in little sachets of 30 grams each and is called magnesium sulfate something...). I took half a sachet which could not possibly be one tablespoon and I started vaporising within a few hours. I had TONS of liquid poops for the rest of the day and even one or two times during the night. Think I lost at least 2 pounds...
Now, I did not do this for a liver flush - just was a bit constipated while doing the mercury detox thing. Soooooooo, did I read it correctly??? Three Tablespoons?????
I'm not planning on doing the liver/gallbladder flush myself at the current time, as I believe I read it was a no-no while doing mercury detox. But, later on, when it is over and I'm back in the good old USA and have access to fresh, organic juices, I do want to give it a go (so to speak!).
Another question for this future event, how do you know when you pass stones? Can you actually feel them, or are you supposed to, uh, somehow examine your stools??? a bientot, my dear Heidi! Abby
Yeah, gal! it's 3 tablespoons in 3 cups of water... works REAL good, I can tell ya! :-D And as a reminder here, the Epsom salts mix is noted as optional. Its function in this little procedure is (1) to relax and open the bile ducts, to ease the passage of any biggies, and (2) to move everything RIGHT ALONG before & after the oil/juice flush itself. We don't want that old yuckaroo detritus loitering around in the bowel. We want to march it straight out. There's a bit of a Sherman's Retreat effect, which is why we start back slowly to the diet, and bang down those probiotics for a couple of weeks afterward.
How do you tell you've passed stones? I'm so pleased you asked! You will be in no doubt whatever that you've passed stones (if you've passed any, that is). It's not that they hurt -- they're just very easy to spot, especially since you've already cleared out the bowel through the light diet & juicing. Particularly (;-)) on the second elimination, all you'll see are stones & a bit of liquid bile.
I'm happy you broached this subject, because I neglected to mention in my 'here's Heidi's flush recipe' post a rather nifty technique I read about on a message board populated by enthusiastic gbflushers: the positioning of a 99-cent plastic sieve on the porcelain receptacle, with the seat set down over the sieve. This allows one to closely examine one's measure of success, and to easily rinse and retain positive evidentiary items if desired. I hear they make lovely jewelry. (OK, I AM kidding about the jewelry. lol.)
Aren't you glad you asked, too? LOL! Nice to hear from the sunny Mediterranean, Abby! Get up off that vista'd terrace and say hello more often, OK? best wishes, dear! :-D
Hello Heidi, Re: Sue (O neg) who posted regarding the gallbladder/liver flush, I finally worked up the courage to do the flush after contemplating it for a good 6-8 months.
I too was a bit concerned about if I would have to miss work and what exactly would happen during the flush. I am happy to report a successful flush.!
Just as you said for yourself, I decided I was generally healthy and it was just grapefruit juice and olive oil so I shouldn't be hurt by it and I should just go for it. I used the flush from Julia's sight and did not purchase the supplements that she recommends although I did consider it. I also substituted pineapple juice for the grapefruit juice as I just don't care for grapefruit.
It really wasn't as bad drinking the olive oil/pineapple mixture as I thought it might be. I drank the mixture thursday night and saw results friday. The hardest part for me was eating only soft vegetables and drinking the broth. I wanted real food, BEEF!
Anyway, the flush released multiple stones of a dark green color and varying sizes from slightly smaller than the size of a pea to one that was a bit larger than a large marble and as a side note, a chronic pain that I have had under my right shoulder blade for at least the last 5 years (no kidding) has disappeared! The pain was only felt at night if I lay on my right side for a period of time, or if I touched the site, now the pain is gone.
My doctor couldn't find an explanation for the pain so it was just something I lived with. Maybe it was the large stone causing the pain? Bottom line is, I'm glad I did the flush.
If you want to share this with Sue/the column feel free. Thanks for your time Heidi. Anita
Hallelujah and bless ya to bits, Anita! Your timing is impeccable (viz. Abby's questions just above)! I am not at all surprised you had a very successful flush, and I'm very happy that one of the classic symptoms of gallbladder congestion (that under-shoulderblade pain) has been resolved for you. Good on ya!
Since your first flush produced a nice bunch of stones, do consider waiting two months and repeating the process. As long as you're getting stones out, it's worth repeating the flush every two months. There will come a time (and perhaps sooner than later) when you get little more than a bit of bile & some fine sandy stuff. A six-month or yearly schedule is then appropriate. Sort of like an annual doctor's visit, except that it costs less than $5 and is both diagnosis and treatment in its dusty old-fashioned naturopathic way. ;-> I'm darned fond of it, I have to say.
Congratulations, Anita, and my thanks to you for sharing your success with us! Keep shining, dear!! :-D