It's time to take a break from all the insanity and non-stop action of the Spring and Summer! It's true- humans need their "hibernation" time just like many other animals in their natural habitat, and just because we've put walls between ourselves and nature doesn't mean it isn't still inside of us. Now that the sunlight is slipping away, we can turn in earlier and turn within, as well.
Autumn and Winter are all about shedding our unwanted and unnecessary baggage. Watch the trees learn to let go of their leaves and consider letting go of toxic accumulation. The colder months are the perfect time to do a full body cleanse! The weather keeps most of us indoors, and our energy levels just aren't at their peak like they are in the hot summer months, so take advantage of the abundance of lazy energy. Right now I'm doing a long term cleanse with Psyllium Husks, Bentonite Clay, and my own Detoxification Tincture. Commonly known as P&B shakes, these generally consist of 1 teaspoon powdered Psyllium Husks (or 1 tablespoon unground husks) and about 1-2 tablespoons of liquid Bentonite Clay shaken well in 1 cup of water and then followed by another glass of pure water. It's so vital for you to drink plenty of water, especially during a cleanse, and with a P&B cleanse, 2 liters a day might not be enough for some people.
Here's my schedule, for those of you who like to put your own cleanses together. I'd recommend this if you've got the training, if not, then you're a perfect candidate for the Dr. Natura Colonix and Toxinout package, the ONLY cleanse that I pay money for.
Wake up: Cleansing tinctures or herbal infusions, parasite blends if needed.
1/2 hour later: P&B shake. You want to leave some time for the herbs to be absorbed, because the clay will stop them (and any other supplement) from working effectively. The clay and the Psyllium expand in water and will absorb anything in their path, including your expensive pills! Don't bother taking medications with these shakes, either. You'll have to wait about 2 hours after the shake, so definitely take anything you need beforehand.
Late morning and Afternoon: Another dose of herbs, along with some strong probiotics at least once.
Evening: 2-4 ounces of Aloe Vera juice just before bed. I've only recently begun adding this to my cleanses. It replaces senna or other laxatives one might find in a cleanse, and also helps to soothe the digestive tract and heal any irritation. This can be especially helpful if you're combating Candida, as the roots may have caused inflammation and possible damage to the intestines, like Leaky Gut Syndrome.
I'm to the point where I've done this so many times I'm pretty much winging it with whatever I happen to have at the moment. If you know what you're doing, I've found that creating a cleanse with simple ingredients, like clay and Aloe, can be just as effective as many off the shelf kits.
Have you ever used a natural cleansing kit? Which one did you try, and how were the results?