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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.

 

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.

 

Constipation Complexity

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

6991950_sSo maybe you were one of the ones that when reading my blog “Diarrhea Dilemma” you thought, that is so NOT my problem!  If so, this is the blog for you.  In this blog, we are discussing the opposite of diarrhea…constipation.

Both diarrhea and constipation are subjects that people really don’t want to talk about. But, both of these topics directly relate to your health and well-being.  If you aren’t having regular bowel movements, you become quite toxic in a hurry.  This toxicity makes you sick, which can appear as fatigue, irritability, headaches, mental fogginess, gas, nausea, depression, acne…and the list goes on.

Diet certainly plays a role in whether or not you get constipated but it is not the only factor.  There are other things like environment pollutants, chemicals in foods, parasite infestation, lack of exercise, medications, food allergies, and poor digestion.

How do you know if your bowels are “regular” and functioning properly?  Here are few clues:

  • you should have bowel movements every day, ideally within 12 hours after each meal
  • stools should be soft and light enough to float
  • stools should be odorless
  • you should have no gas

Here are some natural ways to get things moving:

  • massage your belly (see our blog on abdominal massage)
  • walk every day for at least 15 minutes at a good pace
  • give yourself an enema (see my podcast Colon Cleanse – Part 2)
  • do a vitamin C flush – take 3000-5000mg of vitamin C with bioflavonoids over a 2 hour period
  • drink an herbal laxative tea
  • take a natural supplement like ReleaseZyme
  • drink aloe vera juice
  • add food-source fiber, like apples
  • take Omega-3 flax oil capsules
  • take Probiotics