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Podcast – Colon Cleanse Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Colon Cleanse

This is Part 2 of the 2 part series on colon cleanses.  This episode focuses on the benefits of giving yourself an enema.  An enema is a way in which you can flush toxins and debris out of your colon by injecting fluid into instead of taking a supplement by mouth.

WHAT IS THE CLEANSE FOR?

This cleanse will help your body eliminate toxins gently and effortlessly by flushing the colon with liquid.

HOW DO I KNOW I SHOULD DO THE CLEANSE?

Signs & symptoms that you may benefit from a colon cleanse:

  • bloating
  • backaches
  • headaches
  • allergies
  • sinus congestion
  • irritability
  • weight issues
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • brain fogginess
  • shallow breathing
  • constipation
  • hemorrhoids
  • indigestion
  • candida and yeast infections
  • any other ailment that is brought on by toxicity in the body

HOW LONG DOES THE CLEANSE LAST?

There is not an actual time-frame associated with this cleanse.  In general, it is recommended that you give yourself an enema at least once a month.

WHAT DO I EAT?

There is no specific diet that is associated with giving enemas.  However, I do recommend that your diet mostly consist of fresh fruits and veggies with some light proteins, like fish, turkey or chicken.

And, be sure that you are drinking plenty of water.

WHAT FOODS SHOULD I AVOID?

I would highly recommend that you stay away from foods that tend to clog up your bowels or cause gas for 24 hours prior to the enema.  So things like pasta, rice, bread, bananas, sodas, potatoes, beans, and fried foods.  In addition, I would recommend avoiding milk, alcohol and sugars.

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE SUPPLEMENTS OR SPECIALTY FOODS, TEAS, ETC.?

You can purchase enema kits at most drug stores like CVS, Walgreens, or Walmart.  You can even order them online at amazon.com.

For instructions on how to give yourself an enema, go to tummytemple.com.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPEAT THE CLEANSE?

It is recommended that you repeat this cleanse at least once a month (or more often at your own discretion and that of your healthcare provider) and at any time you begin having signs and symptoms.

WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS TO THE CLEANSE?

The pros to this cleanse include:

  1. Performed in the privacy of your own home.
  2. Immediate relief.

The cons to this cleanse include:

  1. It is the unknown…and that is sometimes scary for people.
  2. In the beginning it may be a little uncomfortable until you get acquainted with the process.

 

There are two different types.  There is a cleansing enema and there is a retention enema.

A cleansing enema is just that…it is held or retained for a short period of time, 5-15 minutes, to soften and loosen fecal material and then released or expelled with natural peristaltic or bowel movement, which cleanses the intestinal tract.  A few examples of a cleansing enema are 1) a lemon juice enema, 2) an apple cider vinegar and water enema, and 3) a catnip tea enema (DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT).

A retention enema is held for approximately 15 minutes or longer so that they can be absorbed into the blood stream for additional health benefits.  A few examples of a retention enema are 1) a coffee enema to stimulate liver and gallbladder, 2) a mineral enema to rebuild energy of the adrenals and thyroid, and 3) a Probiotic enema to eliminate yeast infections.

I would love to hear from you…let me know your pros and cons to this cleanse.  Feel free to post any questions and I’ll do my best to answer them.   And, if you like my podcasts and blogs, please like Bartann Therapy on Facebook and share my podcasts and blogs with your family and friends.  Thanks!

Wishing you Health and Happiness!

NOTE: We highly recommend consulting with your primary care physician before beginning any diet, exercise, or detox program.

 

Podcast – Colon Cleanse Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Colon Cleanse

The very first step in doing detoxes is to make sure the colon is moving and functioning properly, so this is Part 1 of a 2 part series on colon cleanses.  This episode focuses on an herbal supplement that cleanses, repairs, and retones the colon so that it can function properly on its own, without herbal or other aids.

WHAT IS THE CLEANSE FOR?

This cleanse will work at gently moving your bowels so that you have more bowel movements per day to get rid of all the waste and toxins from your body.

HOW DO I KNOW I SHOULD DO THE CLEANSE?

Signs & symptoms that you may benefit from a colon clenase:

  • Tired and sluggish even thought you get 8 or more hours of sleep
  • Struggle to lose weight even though you’re eating a normal amount of calories
  • Pale skin with dark spots and possibly acne
  • Don’t have daily bowel movements OR your bowel movements are primarily liquid (diarrhea)
  • Bowel movements have the consistency of heavy paste
  • Bad breath and foul body odor even though you practice good hygiene
  • Frequently sick

HOW LONG DOES THE CLEANSE LAST?

This detox lasts for 30 days.   You simply take 2 capsules of ReleaseZyme at bedtime with a large glass of water for 30 days.

WHAT DO I EAT?

While there is no specific diet that is associated with this supplement, I do recommend that your diet mostly consist of fresh fruits and veggies with some light proteins, like fish, turkey or chicken.  Also, you’ll want to be sure that you are drinking plenty of water.

WHAT FOODS SHOULD I AVOID?

Avoid foods that tend to clog up your bowels….things like pasta, rice, and bread.  In addition, I would recommend avoiding milk as produces a lot of mucous.  And, of course, any time you do a detox or cleanse it’s recommended that you avoid alcohol and sugars.

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE SUPPLEMENTS OR SPECIALTY FOODS, TEAS, ETC.?

You can purchase ReleaseZyme from Bartann’s online store by clicking here.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPEAT THE CLEANSE?

At least once a year AND any time that you are having signs & symptoms that a colon cleanse would be beneficial for you.

WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS TO THE CLEANSE?

The pros to this cleanse include:

  1. It is super simple…no complexities to work out with diet or schedule and no fasting.
  2. It is a very gentle, all natural herbal laxative that doesn’t have you running to the bathroom and hoping you make it in time.
  3. It not only cleanses the colon, it also helps to repair it and retone it so it can function properly on its own without aid

The cons to this cleanse include:

  1. The supplement isn’t available at all the local health food stores…you’ll have to order it, in most cases.

I would love to hear from you…let me know your pros and cons to this cleanse.  Feel free to post any questions and I’ll do my best to answer them.   And, if you like my podcasts and blogs, please like Bartann Therapy on Facebook and share my podcasts and blogs with your family and friends.  Thanks!

Wishing you Health and Happiness!

NOTE: We highly recommend consulting with your primary care physician before beginning any diet, exercise, or detox program.

 

Episode 03 – ParaGone (Parasite) Detox

With all the traveling, water activities, etc. I thought it would be a great time to talk about a Parasite Detox, specifically ParaGone by Renew Life.

WHAT THE DETOX IS FOR?

Rid your body of parasites that feed on your nutrition and your body.

HOW LONG DOES THE DETOX LAST?

This detox lasts for a total of 35 days…15 days on the program, 5 days of rest, and 15 days on the program.

WHAT DO I EAT?

Click here to view the pdf from RenewLife.

WHAT FOODS SHOULD I AVOID?

Click here to view the pdf from RenewLife.

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE SUPPLEMENTS OR SPECIALTY FOODS, TEAS, ETC.?

The ParaGone supplement box is the only specialty item.  It can be purchased at just about any health food store, vitamin or herb shop, and online.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPEAT THE CLEANSE?

At least once a year.

WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS TO THE CLEANSE?

The pros to this cleanse include:

  1. Super simple to do…just follow directions in box.
  2. Gentle on the body…no harsh side effects.
  3. Nice selection of OK foods to eat…shouldn’t feel deprived.

The cons to this cleanse include:

  1. Doesn’t come with a colon cleanse supplement…you’ll need to be sure you are having plenty of bowel movements (2-3 each day).
  2. One box doesn’t give enough supplements to do all 35 days of the program.
  3. Lots of pills…if you’re not accustomed to taking pills, this can be difficult.
  4. Not recommended for pregnant or nursing women; or if you’re trying to conceive.

I would love to hear from you…let me know your pros and cons to this detox, including your favorite parasite supplements.  Feel free to post any questions and I’ll do my best to answer them.   And, if you like my podcasts and blogs, please like Bartann Therapy on Facebook and share my podcasts and blogs with your family and friends.  Thanks!

Wishing you Health and Happiness!

NOTE: We highly recommend consulting with your primary care physician before beginning any diet, exercise, or detox program.

 

Episode 00a – Schedule Change

To allow you more time between detoxes for your body to rest, I have decided to change the frequency of releasing new podcasts.  Podcasts for The Skinny on Detoxes will no longer be released weekly…instead they will be released on the 1st Thursday of every month.

I know this will really help you plan for the detox, do the detox, and then give your body time to heal, rest, and normalize before beginning the next detox.

Until next time, may you have health and happiness!

Episode 02 – Bladder-Kidney Detox

On my blog and in my Facebook posts this week, I’ve focused on back pain.  One of the things that can cause back pain is poor kidney function.  So, this week’s detox is all about cleansing and detoxifying the Bladder and Kidneys.

WHAT THE DETOX IS FOR?

Flushing toxins from the bladder and kidneys to improve urination and reduce infections.

HOW LONG DOES THE DETOX LAST?

This detox lasts for 3 days.

WHAT DO I EAT?

The 3 days prior to the cleanse – Drink half your body weight in ounces of water.  For example, if  you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of water per day.  Also avoid alcohol, coffee, and large amounts of protein.

The night before – Drink 1 cup of uva ursi tea with 1/4 tsp of ascorbate vitamin C crystals added to the tea.

The next 3 days :

  • When you wake up, drink a 6 ounce glass of distilled water that has 3 tsp of cranberry concentrate and 1/4 tsp of ascorbate vitamin C crystals added to it.
  • For breakfast drink either a glass of watermelon juice with 1/4 tsp of ascorbate vitamin C crystals added to it or a glass of organic apple juice with 1 capsule of Probiotic.
  • Mid morning drink either a glass of watermelon seed tea (grind watermelon seeds and steep in hot water for 30 minutes, add honey to taste) or drink an herbal bladder cleansing tea, such as uva ursi tea.
  • For lunch drink either carrot juice or a chlorophyll-rich drink.
  • For dinner drink either carrot juice with 1 tsp spirulina powder added or cranberry juice with 1/4 tsp ascorbate vitamin C crystals added.
  • Before bed drink either a glass of papaya or apple juice and take 1 capsule of Probiotic.

The next 30 days – Be sure to include garlic, onions, papayas, bananas, watermelon, sprouts, leafy greens, and/or cucumbers in your diet each day.  These foods promote healthy kidneys.

WHAT FOODS SHOULD I AVOID?

Avoid  alcohol, coffee, and large amounts of protein.  May also be beneficial to avoid dairy and watch sodium consumption.

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE SUPPLEMENTS OR SPECIALTY FOODS, TEAS, ETC.?

This detox requires a couple of specialty items.  I have inserted hyperlinks to the items above.  Most of the items, if not all of them, can be found at a local health food store.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPEAT THE CLEANSE?

This detox should be repeated any time you notice having problems with urination (limited or burning or foul smelling),  having frequent bladder infections, or experiencing back pain due to kidney problems.

WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS TO THE CLEANSE?

The pros to this cleanse include:

  1. There are at least 2 options at each “meal” for drinks.  So you shouldn’t get bored with drinking the same thing and you should be able to select a drink of which you can tolerate the flavor.
  2. You are drinking off and on all day so when you get hungry it is probably time to drink again.
  3. While there are some “specialty” items in this cleanse, they aren’t so special that you can’t purchase them from a local health food store.

The cons to this cleanse include:

  1. This is a liquid diet…there is no food for 3 days.
  2. Some of the drinks aren’t yummy…for example, spirulina isn’t my favorite so it would be difficult for me to drink this down.

I would love to hear from you…let me know your pros and cons to this detox.  Feel free to post any questions and I’ll do my best to answer them.   And, if you like my podcasts and blogs, please like Bartann Therapy on Facebook and share my podcasts and blogs with your family and friends.  Thanks!

Wishing you Health and Happiness!

NOTE: We highly recommend consulting with your primary care physician before beginning any diet, exercise, or detox program.

 

Episode 01 – Indigestion Cleanse

The first detox that we are going to dive into together and learn more about!

This week I will be focusing on a detox for people who suffer from Indigestion.

A quick side note – a cleanse is more about cleaning up the diet to eliminate food triggers that cause a problem versus a detox that turns toxins into waste to be eliminated.  This detox is considered a cleanse.

WHAT THE CLEANSE IS FOR?

Relieving signs and symptoms of indigestion, acid reflux, and/or heartburn.

HOW LONG DOES THE CLEANSE LAST?

This cleanse lasts for 2 days, followed by a 4 day fresh food and brown rice diet.

Because it is a cleanse it is more of a way of life than just a temporary thing you do get rid of toxins in the body.  Therefore, you will continue to watch your food consumption after the initial 2 days and the subsequent 4 days.

WHAT DO I EAT?

The first 2 days – The only food you eat is apples; the only drink you drink is fresh squeezed apple juice.  Obviously, you may have water to drink as well.

You are not limited on the amount of apples you can eat or the amount of fresh apple juice you can drink.  If you feel hungry, eat another apple or drink another glass of apple juice.  I really enjoy hot apple juice…I know it’s kind of weird but it helps to get over the craving for hot coffee in the morning.  Give it a try and let me know if it helped you or not.

The next 4 days – Begin adding fresh foods and brown rice back into your diet. Fresh foods are foods that are not preserved by canning, that are not dehydrated, that are not frozen, and that are not smoked.  You don’t have to eat all the fresh produce raw, you may cook them.

After the 4 days – You may begin adding other foods back into your diet.  I highly recommend you do this slowly and pay attention to your body.  If you have any signs or symptoms of indigestion, remove the offending item from your list of ok foods.

WHAT FOODS SHOULD I AVOID?

Avoid eating anything that is fatty, spicy, sugary, or acid-forming.  Also avoid high fat dairy, dried fruits, sodas, and caffeine.

Acid-forming and Alkalizing Food Lists

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE SUPPLEMENTS OR SPECIALTY FOODS, TEAS, ETC.?

This cleanse doesn’t require any supplements, specialty foods or teas.  You may eat whatever kind of organic (if possible) apple you think is tasty and enjoy.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPEAT THE CLEANSE?

There is no recommended time frame for repeating.  It is recommended that you make a lifestyle change.  However, if you find yourself back in a situation of having indigestion and not knowing the source, then it would be a great time to start the cleanse again from the beginning.

WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS TO THE CLEANSE?

The pros to this cleanse include:

  1. Being able to eat when you’re hungry.  There is no limit on how many apples you can consume per day.
  2. Having relief from indigestion, acid-reflux, and heartburn.
  3. It is short…only 2 days.

The cons to this cleanse include:

  1. Allergy to apples…DON’T DO IT!
  2. It’s a mono diet…only apples, fresh apple juice, and water.  So, it may be boring.
  3. Some people report having indigestion when they eat apples…if that is the case, then this cleanse is not for you.

I would love to hear from you…let me know your pros and cons to this cleanse.  Feel free to post any questions and I’ll do my best to answer them.   And, if you like my podcasts and blogs, please like Bartann Therapy on Facebook and share my podcasts and blogs with your family and friends.  Thanks!

Wishing you Health and Happiness!

NOTE: We highly recommend consulting with your primary care physician before beginning any diet, exercise, or detox program.

 

Episode 00 – Introduction

Welcome to my Introduction Podcast!

My name is Melody Rojas.  I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Health.  I am an active owner and operator at Bartann Therapy in Houston, TX.  At Bartann Therapy, we have been helping people become pain free and live a healthy and happy life with natural therapies and remedies since 1999.

There are many different types of detox programs and supplements out there.  And, each detox is usually specifically designed for a specific ailment, pain, disease, addiction, virus, parasite, etc.

My goal is to provide you with as much information as possible about different detoxes so that you can make an educated decision about whether or not a detox is a good fit for you.

NOTE: We highly recommend consulting with your primary care physician before beginning any diet, exercise, or detox program.

I’ll always have a summary of my podcasts in a blog post, just like this one.  So, be sure to check my posts to get links, recipe PDFs, and easy access to other information about each detox.

I’d love to hear from you so feel free to post comments and questions.  I’ll do my best to answer all questions.

And, if you like my podcasts and blogs, please like Bartann Therapy on Facebook and share my podcasts and blogs with your family and friends.  Thanks!