I have previously posted this challenge. Is anyone interested in a cleansing of their intestinal digestive tract and a subsequent improvement in their health? Let me clarify the basics. Our intestinal system is our second brain; it functions through millions of neuronal connections to our brain; and it produces a majority of the neurochemicals for our brain, influencing the quality of our immune system. Unfortunately, studies show that 75% of Americans have a contaminated, unhealthy intestinal environment, so our intestinal system is negatively impacting our overall health. Especially after our Thanksgiving feast.
Remember my position that a cleansing of the intestines improves an individual’s physical health by detoxifying the bad bacteria in the intestinal environment? Recall the value of those fasts in our religious instructions. Jesus Christ, Buddha, and Mohammed all fasted. People fast for lent, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan. Now, I am not suggesting a complete fast for this cleanse. Instead, I am suggesting following one of the intestinal cleansing programs, which can easily be found on the Internet. They are easy; they are safe; and they often require one, two, or three days of a specialized liquid diet.
Dr. Alejandro Junger offers a book, Clean Gut, which explains the importance of the intestinal tract, and then provides several courses for cleansing. Dr. John Douillard, of the Ayurvedic Retreat Center in Boulder, Colorado offers multiple cleansing approaches, including a two-week course where he walks you through the program through online instructions. Information for their programs can be found at the web site, lifespa.com. However, for this blog, let me focus on the Nekter cleanse. Why? Because there are multiple Nekter stores and online sites that offer juice drinks, but also offer the Nekter cleanse.
One advantage of this cleanse? It can be one day, two days, or three days. Plus, it is simple. For each day of the cleanse, you drink six bottles, labeled one through six. The first bottle contains apple, parsley, kale, spinach, mint, lime, cucumber, and celery. The second bottle contains cucumber, coconut water, and pineapple. The third bottle contains celery, parsley, kale, spinach, apple, cabbage, and lemon. The fourth bottle contains filtered water, lemon, agave nectar, and cayenne pepper. The fifth bottle contains apple, cucumber, parsley, spinach, lemon, and ginger. The sixth (and final) bottle contains filtered water, raw cashews, agave nectar, and vanilla bean.
How easy is it? You drink a bottle every two hours from 8 am to 6 pm. In between the drinks, you drink water, but you do not eat any food. The result? Your intestines are cleansed of the bad bacteria. You do not feel hungry; you do not feel depleted. Instead, you feel lighter with increased energy and an improved mood. Now, how much does it help? Of course, they claim that you are ingesting more vegetables and fruit – with all of their nutrients – than you typically consume in a month. But more importantly, you are giving your digestive tract a break from processed foods, sugar, meats, GMOs, etc – and that alone is a major benefit for your digestive system. My own suggestion? Some day, through any program, take a one-day cleanse and then follow it with some probiotics and a transition to fruits and vegetables for a second day. You take your car in for servicing, right? Well, treat yourself to a service (cleanse) from time to time. It just may clean your intestines, reset the healthy microbes, and reignite your immune system, thereby improving your health and protecting from disease.
Now, does that sound so difficult? Again, it is not. At this point I have only tried the Nekter cleanse. But over time I will try the other programs and keep you apprised. Each program offers its own spin. Who doesn’t? But the key is to take action to protect yourself from future diseases. As repeatedly explained, our food supply is hazardous; our Congress has no interest in taking on the agricultural giants (who fund their campaigns); and our health care system (regardless of the form) is just not working. Do you want good health? Do you want to live a decent life span? It’s up to you. Now, aren’t you worth it?