Digestive Problems / Detoxification
Index of Diseases / Health Conditions ... Medicinal Foods, Herbs, Spices & Household Items
A Doctor's Perspective on Colon Cleansers
by Dr. Edward F. Group III
"Most herbal cleansers on the market today contain either stimulant laxatives or bulk fiber fillers, if not both. I recommend that stimulant laxatives, herbal or not, be used sparingly since the body easily can become dependent on them. Bulk fiber, while generally helpful for relieving minor constipation, tends to only push waste through the middle of the colon without actually cleaning it. When taken with inadequate amounts of fiber, bulk fiber also can cause constipation.
I personally recommend the oxygen-based cleanser Oxy-Powder to all my patients. However, for those who are absolutely insistent on using herbal cleansing products, I strongly recommend only trying products that are 100% organically certified and carry a documented safety record." Dr. Edward F. Group III
The following food items help with the following:
- Flax Seeds
- Bartlett Pears
- Fennel Bulbs
Detoxification / Cleaning of Digestive Tract:
Aloe Vera / Herbal Anti-Inflammatories ... Dandelion is packed with blood purifying substances. Parrots love the taste of this plant - and it is readily available in most people's gardens. Rather than destroying them with toxic pesticides -- you would do yourself a HUGE favor by serving them to yoru family -- both feathered and unfeathered. Including dandelion leaves helps prevent arthritic conditions.
Aloe Vera / Herbal Anti-Inflammatories ... Liquid Chlorophyll ... Papaya ... Pineapple ... Slippery Elm
- Bran .... Yoghurt
- Brown Rice: Anti-diarrheal and contain anti-cancer protease inhibitors.
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