Edema aka Dropsy


Abnormal and excessive accumulation or infiltration of diluted lymph serum in the interfibrillar spaces of the subcutaneous connective tissue or in the serious (peritoneal or pleural) cavities of the body which do not drain.


This condition is accompanied by swelling, scanty urine, poor appetite, sluggishness, and debility. The swelling usually begins in the feet and ankles and proceeds up the legs towards the abdomen.


Heavy salt users often have edema as do diabetics. We do not pinpoint the symptoms as to locality (hydrocephalus, hydrothorax, ascites, etc.), as does orthodox medicine, but the general problem is that fluid does not eliminate properly through the kidneys and skin.

Dr. Edward Shook had the following to say about dropsy (Edema):

“When sulfuric acid is generated within the organism, it immediately unites with water and swells up. This action produces heat, which expands the capillaries. The osmotic pressure forces the serum through the walls of the blood vessels, producing inflammation and dropsy (edema).

Hence the using of inorganic matter is always poisonous to the human organism in spite of all the apparent evidence to the contrary.”

What Can be Done for Dropsy?

This was a question put to Dr. Christopher in his newsletter. His answer: For mild or beginning forms of dropsy caused by urinary malfunction, we have the following:

For a severe case let us cite a good case of how it can be handled in most cases.

A lady came into our weekly Tuesday night lecture a little late, after we had barely started. She asked if she could interrupt and tell something that had happened to her since the last lecture, a week ago. We said we’d be happy to hear her story, so she told us the reason she was a little late was because of a long distance phone call she had just received.

Just after the last lecture, the Tuesday before, she received a call from her brother-in-law in Chicago. He told her that if she wanted to see her twin sister alive she had better fly back there immediately because the doctors had said she had only a day or two to live.

Our student took a few days off from work and arrived in Chicago on the following Friday. She went in to see her sister and would not have recognized her if she hadn’t been told who it was. Her sister was so badly swollen from edema (dropsy) that she seemed to be only a bloated, unrecognizable mass of flesh. She had been under doctors’ care for a number of months, and they had been unable to give her anything but temporary aid from the water accumulation. Now they were utterly baffled and had, at the family’s request, sent her home from the hospital to die (being given a day or two or slightly more grace).

The sick and suffering twin was in a coma, not recognizing anyone, and our student cried when she saw her favorite sister lying there helpless, with little school children needing their mother so much, so she asked the husband if he would allow her to use an herbal routine she had heard about at a lecture recently. He said the family’s doctor was just waiting for her to die anyway, so go ahead!

Our lady found a little health food store nearby and bought some parsley root and glycerine (this was animal glycerine, we now use vegetable glycerine which is superior).

When she got back she made up parsley root tea (one teaspoon of herb to a cup of water, or one ounce of herb to the pint of water), making up about one gallon of the tea. (Steam distilled water is 30% more efficient than tap water and is our choice.)

One quart of the tea was used straight to give to this patient orally, and three quarts of the parsley root tea was mixed with equal parts of glycerine (making six quarts of the mixture) for fomentations.

They would give a cup of parsley tea each one half hour to the patient to drink, and the heated combination (of parsley and glycerine) was used as a fomentation over the badly swollen legs, arms and abdomen. This was done by soaking white flannel cloths and laying them over the areas. (Use cotton or wool, never use synthetic cloth.)

As the patient lay there so helpless, her sister remembered instructions given to follow the progress of the treatment. She was to lift the corner of the cloth, after the fomentation had been on for a short time, and watch to see if the pores were starting to take the water from swollen areas. She said that as she looked it was like seeing hundreds of little springs coming from the body. She had made this trip and was walking by faith, using a formula she did not know about or had ever used before. She had just heard of it at our lecture that previous Tuesday. She had to fly back to work on Monday, so she left all the instructions with the husband to continue on with the program that had been started.

After work Tuesday she rushed home to get ready for the regular Tuesday night herb lecture and the phone rang. It was her brother-in-law from Chicago. He said, “There is someone here who would like to talk to you.” He put his wife on the phone. Even though she had laid helpless for months and part of the time in a semi-conscious condition, she was on the phone now, so happy she was crying. The swelling had gone down, and she was recovering rapidly–in fact she said she got the children’s breakfast and fixed their school lunches that day and was so grateful “to be a mother again”–not a dying patient. There were not many dry eyes in the lecture room that Tuesday night when she finished her story.

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Ultimate Kidney Flush and Kidney Stone Dissolve Routine

So many of the great healing truths I have discovered over the past 25 plus years have come from our members.  So it is not a surprise that the concept of using the “Kidney Stone Dissolve Routine” as an extreme kidney flush has come from the mind of one of our overly bright members.  Several weeks ago when she called to place an order which included a Kidney Stone Dissolve Kit, I asked if she was feeling her stones returning.  She  explained that her blood pressure was ticking up without a real reason.  Since she understood that clogged up kidneys, Kidneys full of puss or sediment, could cause the heart to have work harder forcing the blood through the clogged up kidneys, she was thinking that an intense kidney flush would be helpful. 

Ultimate Kidney Flush & Stone Dissolve Routine

What a brilliant thought!!  An ELF* for the kidneys.  (*ELF=Emergency Liver Flush) Yes, this is an excellent way to quickly clear any excess sediment or puss from the filters which are our kidneys. Thank you, my dear,  from all our members for thinking on your feet and coming up with a truly magnificent way to quickly clear the kidneys. 

On the heels of this revelation we decided to, finally, produce our Kidney Stone Dissolve Routine Video.  This procedure will not take the place of the daily need to consume the “Hot Lemonade” to prevent the making of new kidney stones, but will quickly flush out the kidneys allowing them to filter better.  When the kidneys are free and clear the heart will not need to work as hard to force the blood through the body.  All will flow more freely.

Uric Acid Crystals in the Kidneys are easy to dissolve quickly. Small calcium gravel and plaque is easier and faster to dissolve than one large stone. Regardless of the size of your crystal and rock collection, if you have or even suspect any type of sediment, gravel or stone in your Kidneys or Bladder, or have been diagnosed by a doctor as having them, it is time to get to work.

There is much disagreement about Hydrangea’s stone-dissolving properties. Most authorities agree that it does remove the stones, but not everyone considers the herb a solvent. Dr. Butler affirmed that the herb relieves the pain of the passing of the calculi. Dr. Shook explained that the sharp pain that is associated with gravel deposits comes from the sharp points of the crystal piercing the kidney or ureter. When the sharp points are even partially dissolved, he said, the pain, hemorrhage and inflammation all subside, and the stone or stones frequently pass with just a stretching of the tubes. How, he asked, is it possible to account for the fact that when these stones pass through easily after the administration of Hydrangea, they are found to be smooth and round, while x-rays revealed their sharp point piercing the tissues? He said that their clinical evidence proved that Hydrangea is truly a stone solvent.

The two Herbal Combinations you will need to make or buy are in the Kidney Stone Dissolve Kit:

  • Kidney formula: Uva Ursi leaves, Juniper berries, Corn silk, Horsetail herb, Pipsissewa leaf, Burdock root and seed Goldenrod flower and Parsley Root.
  • Kidney Bladder Tea: Juniper berries, Corn silk, Uva Ursi leaves, Parsley root and leaf, Dandelion leaf, Horsetail herb, Goldenrod flower , Hydrangea root, Gravel root and Marshmallow root, Orange peel and Peppermint leaf.

Here is the Stone Dissolving Routine used at HEAL to dissolve kidney stones.

This routine takes 3 days and can be repeated.

On Day One Take a gallon jug and fill it with the ingredients listed below. Let the mixture steep in a warm place for a whole day, shaking every couple of hours for a minute or two.

In a Gallon Jug Combine the Following:

  • 98 ounces Organic freshly juiced Apples (use the tartest available: i.e. Granny Smith’s
  • 10 ounces Organic Fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 10 ounces Organic Fresh squeezed Lime Juice
  • 10 ounces Organic, Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 8 oz of unprepared Dry Kidney Flush Tea One
  • 2 oz bottle of the Kidney Formula (Added just before consuming; after dry herbs have been strained out)

To make this formula stronger, mix all the ingredients in a blender
This will break down and smash all the herbs.

The herbal mixture needs to sit at room temperature for 24 hours.

Then strain through a stainless steel strainer or squeeze through a clean, cotton T-shirt.

Add your two ounce bottle of Kidney formula.

The strained formula must now be kept in the refrigerator until it is all consumed.

On Day Two & Three after it has brewed drink 4 ounces each waking hour followed by a glass of distilled water. It will take almost 2 days to drink the entire gallon of liquid. You can even drink an ounce every 15 minutes. Considering that you Sleep 8 hours and are up for 16, if you drink 4 ounces every hour that you are awake, you will consume a total of 64 ounces each day which means this brew will last you almost 2 days.

You will also be drinking some distilled water, up to 64 ounces a day. Only distilled water, the emptiest water is allowed. Distilled water is so empty, it is like a vacuum, and it is the universal solvent especially for unwanted mineral deposits. Just by drinking distilled water on a regular basis you dissolve stones, and prevent new ones from forming. But when added to this routine you’ll have a real winner.

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The Cleansing Programs

For those new to detoxing and cleansing programs, getting into, and doing the work can be overwhelming.   Today I want to take the time to lay out a good plan for the simple week of cleansing or the extended long term healing programs.

The “Incurables Kit”, can be divided into four parts:

Foundational items: Lower Bowel Formula #1; Lower bowel Formula #2, Superfood; Echinacea

The Foundational items will be started and continued throughout the entire healing or cleansing program.   

Liver Flushing Items: Detox Tea; Detox Formula; LP Formula; (if included, Digestive tonic)

Kidney Flushing Items: Kidney Bladder Tea; Kidney formula; Detox Formula; Cayenne.

Nutritional tonics Specific to the issue you are healing: The items here are the rebuilding tonic specific to the areas needing attention in your body.  Examples would be: BF&C Formula; Female Formula; Prostate Formula; Heart Tonic; ect…

The First step when beginning any detox or healing program is to establish the Foundational programs.  The most vital being the Bowel Cleansing aids.  In most cases the bowels are not moving well, they are backed up, which will prevent the start up of any of the detoxing programs.  Until the bowels are open and moving waste out effectively it is not wise or helpful to begin any detox program.  That said, the first step in any healing or detoxing program is to ensure the bowels are open and moving well.  The Lower Bowel Formula #l (LBF #1) needs to be established starting with the first day of your program. 

Day one: Take one capsule with your dinner meal or around the dinner hour if you are on a juice fast.  Increase by one capsule each day until your bowels are open and working well.  It may take several days for you to find “your number” of capsules needed to support bowel function.  Be patient with yourself, this is an important beginning, getting the bowel supports established well will prevent any number of detoxing issues from appearing as you are doing the Flushing Programs.

During the first week while you are discovering how many LBF #1 Capsules you need to use each day you will also want to begin the herbal supports to build up your immune system.  Using an ounce of Echinacea 4 days each week (Monday-Thursday) is a great place to begin.  When the stronger programs are done it may be needed to increase the Echinacea to an ounce each day for 6 days each week.  Always rest from this formula one day each week. 

The Nutritional Supports include your food program Which will depend on the extent of detoxing or healing you are doing.  When setting up for a strong healing program or detoxing program it may be advantageous to juice fast for the first 30 days.  This will aid the body in the detoxing, healing, processes by providing massive amounts of nutrition at cellular level.  Flooding the body with the healing nutrients needed to clear whatever issues you are facing.  For the best understanding of the benefits of juicing read the article: “Health through Nutrition”.

The Superfood Powder is a powerful nutritional supplement which can be used freely.  The Suggested use while doing your healing programs is 2 tablespoons in juice three times a day.  It is an excellent meal replacement when juice fasting.  Superfood will provide the protein support needed when doing a raw food program or Juice fast.  When the energy level droops later in the day a large dose (4 tablespoons) of Superfood will often revive the body in about 15 minutes.   

Those using a Vegan or Vegetarian food program will find 2 tablespoons of Superfood taken once a day an excellent source of the B Vitamins that can be hard to come by for those who choose not to consume  animal products.

Once the bowels are open and functioning well it is time to begin the Lower bowel formula #2 (LBF #2).

LBF #2 is taken 1 tsp every three hours throughout the day.  This will usually come to five doses a day.  ( I have found the hours of 3,6,9, 12; an easy way of staying on schedule when doing a formula that needs to be taken every three hours.  This is only a suggestion, do what will work for you.

When using the LBF #2 the bowels will tighten up a bit so you will need to increase the LBF #1 by 1 or 2 capsules daily to accommodate the use of the LBF #2.  This is the actual bowel detoxing formula.  It works as a “Bowel Vacuum” drawing toxin from the bowel walls. 

Remember with the Lower Bowel Formulas you are in control, if the bowels are too tight take an extra LBF #1 Capsule at dinner time.  If the bowels are too loose drop a capsule from your daily dose. 

Once the basic program are in place, the LBF #1 and the LBF #2 are established it is time to add the detoxing  programs.  I prefer to begin my Five Day Liver or Kidney detox on a Monday. 

The five day Liver Detox is best done juice fasting.  If this is not needed or possible a raw food program can be used.  My day begins early with my juicer humming as I make my drinks for the day.  Once all my fruits and veggies have been made into the great juice I will drink throughout the day it is time to do my first liver flush for the day.  I suggest doing three each day during the five day flush week.  See the schedule in our Liver flushing E-book for details. 

The Five day Kidney Detox can be done best with a juice fast but the raw food program will work also.  Again you will make you daily juices for each day first thing in the morning. Follow by your first Kidney flush of the day.  See the Kidney Flushing E-Book for detail instructions.

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How to do an ELF

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We have developed a saying here at HEAL, “When nothing is going right and you feel awful, Do an Elf.” E.L.F. is short for Emergency Liver Flush. Over the years I have discovered the benefit of flushing the liver whenever a body is bogged down or what was working is no longer proving effective.

The logic behind liver flushing is quite simple, as are most powerful truths in this life. Doing an ELF, put simply, is equivalent to changing the bag on your internal vacuum cleaner. Anyone who has ever tried to vacuum a rug when the bag was full has discovered how useless the vacuum is until a fresh bag has been installed. The liver is our internal vacuum cleaner; it is constantly filtering toxins from our blood and tissues.

When the liver is unable, for whatever reason, to move the waste from itself and becomes about 70% toxic it will cease to function efficiently which can lead to problems. One issue I see often is eczema, psoriasis or hives, these are all conditions brought on by a malfunctioning liver. When unable to dump waste and toxins through normal channels (the bowels) the liver will begin removing waste vicariously through the skin. Problems quickly arise because the waste being forced through the skin is too toxic and the skin breaks down very rapidly. Often an acute onset of hives, psoriasis or eczema can be reversed quickly by doing an ELF, followed by a week of good liver flushing. If the condition has been allowed to remain for months or years it will take much longer and a lot more work to clear it from the body.

An excellent time to consider doing an elf would be to clear the lingering symptoms from a flu you had weeks ago that just won’t end. Anytime you are not bouncing back from whatever got you down it will only help to clear the liver, allowing it to filter the waste from your body more effectively.

Anyone who no longer has a gallbladder ought to consider doing an elf at least once a month. Once the gallbladder has been removed the liver has a much harder time removing that thick waxy waste from itself.

How to Do an ELF

The Bowels Must be Open
The only prerequisite for doing a liver flush of any type is that the bowels MUST BE open and eliminating well.

Items you will want to have on hand:

Castor Oil
Flannel Material
Press & Seal Wrap
Ginger Root for Juicing or Digestive Tonic
Blender or Shaker Glass
8-16 ounces Citrus Juice (I prefer Grapefruit)
8-16 ounces Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Timer or Clock
Towel or Terry Cloth Robe
Heating Pad or Hot Water Bottle

Optional Items:
Detox Tea
LG/AP Formula

Doing an ELF

The best time to do The ELF aka The Large Liver Flush or The Liver Bomb is between 6pm and 10pm. The liver responds best to the heavy flushing during these hours.

Castor Oil Pack

It is best to prepare the Castor Oil Pack and apply over the Liver before consuming the liver flush drink. To do this:

1) Cut a piece of flannel that will fit over the liver area when folded once. Two layers of Flannel cut to fit from under the breast to the pubic area and from just before the belly button to a little around the side on the right side of the body.

2) Pour 1 to 2 cups Castor Oil into a shallow pan and warm slightly (Very slightly)

3) Add Flannel to soak up warm castor oil

4) Lay press & Seal Wrap on counter sticky side up. You will need a piece large enough to completely cover the flannel

5) Lay the saturated Flannel on the Press & Seal, Pick up The wrap and flannel together and apply to the body over the liver.

6) At this point it is a good idea to have a terry bathrobe to assist in holding pack in place.

Making the Drink

Prepare 1 oz Ginger root juice or 1 tsp digestive tonic & 1 tsp LG\AP in 2oz water

In Blender combine 8 oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil with 8 ounces citrus juice. Whiz for a few seconds

1) Knock back the Ginger Root juice or Digestive Tonic Mix
2) Follow immediately drinking the Olive oil citrus mix.

Lay on Right Side

As soon as you are finished downing your drinks find a place to lay down on your right side, (liver down) for 45 minutes. Set the timer and remain on your right side the entire 45 minutes.
Applying Heat to the Pack

When you have finished the 45 minutes place a Heating Pad or Hot water bottle over Castor Oil pack for 45 minutes to an hour. This will drive the Castor Oil into your system to soften up the congestion in the liver.

You are then free to go to bed. Leave the pack over your liver all night long.

Drinking the Detox Tea

If you like while you are warming the Castor oil pack over your liver you may have as much of the Detox Tea as you want. The Detox Tea will help flush the oil through your system as well as prevent any ill effects such as nausea, burping or gas.

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Impacted or Inflamed Sinuses

Herbal Suggestions for Clearing: Impacted or Inflamed Sinuses

Today we are going to discuss a program for clearing impacted or inflamed sinuses.  This past week I realized the program I have suggested for several members over the years has never been put in writing.  The Suggestions provided have worked wonderfully to clear even impacted sinuses.

The herbal supports you will need to have on hand are:

  • Snuff
  • Herbal Antibiotic
  • Echinacea
  • Bowel Cleansing Routines: LBF #1 & LBF #2
Bowel Cleansing

When the sinuses are so blocked no air can move through them it is necessary to pry them open just a bit so the herbal Snuff can be inhaled and begin its work of softening and removing the blockage from the area.  Here are a couple suggestions that never fail to get that small opening into the sinuses which will enable to herbals to be inhaled into the blocked up sinus cavity.

Suggestion #1: Cut up several onions.  In Cases where the blockage is not too severe the vapors from the onions will be enough to get the eyes watering, the nose running.  Please do not discount this simple suggestion, it can be highly effective for a stopped up head.  Once air can be pulled through the nose begin to inhale the Herbal Snuff into the Sinuses.  Keep drawing it up until you can taste the bitter Goldenseal herb in the back of your throat.  As the herb begins to work you will need to blow your nose several times as the backed up waste is melted from the head.

Suggestion #2: Blend Fresh Horseradish Root with Apple Cider Vinegar to an apple sauce consistency.  Hold ¼ to ½ tsp between your tongue and the top of your mouth.   The oils and vapors from the horseradish are an amazingly effective for opening the air ways in the sinuses. Once air can be moved through the sinuses begin inhaling the Herbal Snuff, as described in Suggestion #1, to clear the packed up waste from the sinuses cavity.

Suggestion #3: Use your Wasabi paste, (Japanese Horseradish). It is a powerful highly effective aid for opening the sinuses.  A word of caution for those who have never experienced Wasabi, it can be painful for those not used to the effect. I would suggest starting slowly with a good Wasabi paste.  It will not physically hurt you but the effects can be uncomfortable for those new to this type of food.  Again once you are able to pull air in through your nose you can begin to inhale the Herbal Snuff into the sinus cavity.

Using the Herbal Snuff

What to expect when snorting this herbal mix into the sinuses:  Some people will experience a warm feeling in the sinuses, along with watering of the eyes.  Shortly after the herbal powder is pulled up into the sinuses the nose will begin to drip.  To me it feels like the waste is being melted out.  The hard packed waste in the cavity will begin to soften and move with the pull of gravity to be expelled through the nose.  I heard the testimony of one woman who pulled ropes of hardened mucus from her nose, effectively clearing the sinuses in her head.

The Snuff can be used freely.  When I have needed to clear my head I have taken the time to inhale this mixture repeatedly until my head felt clear.  Please note I have never suffered from blocked sinuses beyond the effects of a bad head cold.  For those working to clear impacted sinuses the herbs will need more time to do the work of softening and clearing the waste.

Additional Aids for Clearing Congestion from the Head are:

Eye Health Class

Flushing the eyes with the Eyebright Formula:  this will bring good circulation to the areas surrounding the eyes as well as clear waste from the eyes themselves.  With the sinuses impacted or inflamed it would not be a surprise to discover the eyes are being affected and the circulation to them is also blocked up.

Hearing Loss Routine: Following this routine as found on our Hearing Loss Info Sheet, will aid in clearing the vertigo issues that often accompany impacted sinuses.  The head can also become off balance causing occasional dizziness to occur when the sinuses are full of waste.  The hearing can also become affected, remember the entire head is impacted because of the large amount of waste being held in the sinuses.  Clearing the waste from the ears and supporting better circulation in this area of the head will also aid in clearing the sinuses.  It is all connected.

Infection Program

Herbal Infection Support

Following the Herbal Infection Routines will prove helpful in aiding the body to remove the toxic waste you will be draining from your sinuses.  A good infection program would be to follow the suggestions provided in our Infection Information Sheet. Depending on how long the issues have been allowed to remain unchallenged in the body will determine how long the infection work should be continued.  There will be no harm in continuing to use the Infection formulas for several weeks to several months.  Let your body tell you when enough is enough.

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Detailed Enema Instructions for First-Timers

You are what you eat, drink, breathe, and think…

AND what you don’t eliminate! 

Well, here it goes! J If this is your first time, the idea of an enema may make you feel really uneasy and awkward, and rightfully so. You also may not be confident in the purpose of it.  Truth is, it may not be something you would choose to do if you were at a day at the spa, BUT you may feel just as good when you’re done!! At first it will be awkward, but it will become more natural and easier in a very short time. It’s only water… give it a try! J 

General Information

1.   Purpose: The purpose is to internally wash your colon (large intestines).  The general American diet involves highly processed foods that do not promote colon health.  The foods become sticky and thick, line the colon walls, and impede healthy peristalsis movement (wave-like contractions).  Excessive mucous thickens the waste also causing it to move through sluggishly. As a country, we have advanced in digestive difficulty, and increased in colon disease.  Because of this, we have to take some extreme measures to keep our colons functioning properly. Some choose to change their diet to mostly whole grains, veggies, fruits, and to do some cleansing programs and enemas. Others have medical colon exploration and testing, life-long prescriptions, and surgeries.  This may be you one day.  Hopefully you’ll choose the former. J

2. Reasons for an enema: 

Constipation: If you are not going daily (preferably as many times as you eat a meal), then it’s time to make some changes. If you can imagine the bulk of food you have eaten in a day, pretty much that same amount should exit your body.  If you have ever done juicing, that is the best example. Your body is a juicer, and it spits out the fiber. — You need to be sure that you are eliminating or you will find serious problems down the road. Enemas can help get things moving.  You will also need to focus on hydrating yourself (with water), changing your diet, increasing fiber and probiotics, and maybe even use safe herbal laxatives as necessary until you are going frequently and thoroughly.  Once you start seeing a change, you will amaze yourself!

Stomach aches/gas cramps: As stated above, these signs are often caused by some level of constipation, a reaction to food, or a common symptom of detox as your colon attempts to break loose and remove old fecal matter, mucous, and toxins.  A series of enemas can give almost immediate relief to these symptoms if they are caused by your diet or cleansing.

Headaches:  Sometimes a series of enemas can help with a headache, depending on the cause of it. Just helping to release some pent up toxins and hydrating the bowel can be helpful.

Children and High Fevers:  This process is especially helpful for children. An enema can reduce a high fever by at least one degree if not two… and can be done every time the fever begins to spike again.  You want the fever to do its job, but not to get too high, whether for comfort sake or for danger.  It also will help hydrate though the colon while the heat of the body might cause dehydration.

  Use an adult sized Fleet (or generic) bottle …emptied and then filled with warm water.  Even infants can hold about a cup of water in their colon. (Don’t worry, you can’t put too much… they will just start going on you if they’re done taking water!)J  Lay them on the floor on a towel. If it’s a baby, also put a clean diaper underneath, so that as soon as they start to go, you can quickly close up the diaper to catch any output.

Keep them calm by talking, singing, and smiling while gently, but quickly getting the water in them with a lubricated nozzle. (They may cry because of the slight discomfort, but will quit as soon as you are done giving the enema. Just try to be quick!) If they are little, you can massage their tummy in a clockwise motion. If they are older, you can teach them to do it themselves, if they’d like. If the water does not come back out within about 20-30 mins, it probably means they were so dehydrated, they absorbed it through their colon, and you will likely need to do another one.

If you are concerned about keeping bacteria balanced in your child, just empty an acidophilus capsule or two into the enema or in their juice later. You can take it for yourself as well.

During a Cleanse: When you give the body an opportunity to purge, it will release toxins into the body, bringing them to the surface. The goal is to eliminate these as quickly as possible. If you don’t, these now exposed toxins will absorb back into your body through your colon wall (or wherever they happens to be) and potentially now make you sick.  Your body had them hidden, buried in fat or some sort of tissue, until it was able to get rid of them safely, or until they cause you trouble. To put it simply, if you don’t ever get rid of these poisons, they are your potential for getting diseases or cancer later on as the immune system becomes weaker.  Occasional cleanses aid the body, but only while doing regular enemas to keep toxins moving out quickly and safely.  Also, building your immune system with large amounts of Echinacea as well (1/2 oz – twice a day) will be very helpful during a time of cleansing.  If anyone is doing any type of cleanse, you MUST be willing to do enemas, or I personally would not recommend doing a cleanse AT ALL! 

3. Enema types: There are two basic types of enemas, a regular enema and a high enema.  The first only cleans out the rectum.  These would be the Fleet sized enemas you can buy. —  A high enema means that you wash the length of the large intestines… sometimes adding something to the water for stimulation, or for a deeper cleanse (such as herbs, raw vinegar, probiotics, coffee, etc).  You can add to your enemas later on if you desire, but for now, only use warm pure water.

You’re on Your Own Now!: J

    What to buy: You will need to buy an enema bag system. Enema bags are usually sold as a combination enema/douche kit. The bag is the same, the only difference is the nozzle that you use. You will also need some lubricant for inserting the nozzle rectally. You can use either natural oil-based products, even pure Olive Oil, or a water soluble lubricant.

Preparing your equipment:

1. Clamp: Enema bags come with a clamp that fits over the tube near the nozzle end. Clamp the tube shut.

2. Warm Water: AFTER hose is clamped (or you will have a mess while attempting to fill it up!) J … Fill the bag with lukewarm water. The water should be around body temperature (95o to 100oF). You can test it on your wrist. You do not want to have the water too hot. You cannot hold the water in you very long when it is too hot, and it is uncomfortable when exiting. Don’t have it too cold, or your rectum will contract/close up, and won’t accept the water. Please be sure your water is as purified as possible. You will absorb some of the water through your colon. Clean water is important!

3. Hang it up: Place the enema bag about 3-4 feet above the floor in your bathroom. The kit comes with a hook or hole of some type. The bag must be placed at a point where you can easily reach and insert the tube when you are laying flat on the floor. Hooking the enema bag on the doorknob or towel rack is usually about the right height. The higher the bag is above you, the stronger the flow of water.  Individuals may vary on preference as to whether they like a slow or quicker flow. We actually attached a hook permanently on the wall and leave our emptied and rinsed bag hanging there, covered with a towel when not in use.

4. Clear air from tube: You’ll need to clear the tube of air bubbles.  Hold the nozzle over the toilet and open the clamp to let the water flow a couple of seconds until the air has been released from the hose (you can hear it clear out)… then quickly clamp shut again.

5. Prepare your spot: Place a towel over the spot where you will lie flat. This is usually best position (as you will read later), but if necessary, you can get on your knees, or even do it while sitting on the toilet (just be sure that your hose doesn’t kink, and that your bottle is much higher for better water pressure, to get it in the colon as far as possible).  This may help if you have back issues or other difficulties that would make it complicated getting up from the floor and to the toilet. 

6. Lubricate: Place some lubricant on the nozzle and on you to make it easier to insert.

Prepare yourself:

1. RELAX and Breathe!  Granted, this isn’t the most pleasant thing you could be doing right now, but it is going to be profitable for your health and cleansing. Play some music, listen to a speaker, read your Bible, a book, this wonderful enema reading material J, or just take advantage of some quiet time to think and pray!

2. What to expect:  You will feel the water entering your colon. It will slowly start to build up a pressure feeling, and may even cause some cramping.  These can be small twinges, or extremely painful.  You have either hit fecal matter, or gas bubbles in your colon.  If you clamp it shut and relax or move side to side a little and massage, it will often move things around and pass it so you can continue to get more water in.  If the pressure is just too uncomfortable, go ahead and leave it clamped, remove the nozzle, and move to the toilet and release. Afterward, go back and do your second enema to get water farther up into the colon. It will likely be easier the second time around… and even more so after several days of enemas.  It is not uncommon that the first time or two you ever do an enema that nothing but water comes back out.  Eventually after the first couple, you should start to see a mixture of water and fecal matter as things loosen up a bit.

**You are now ready to begin:**

1. Position: If on your back…Lie on your LEFT SIDE, not your right, always start an enema on your LEFT SIDE.  If you look at a diagram of the intestines, you will understand. If looking down at yourself, your colon (or large intestines) goes up a short distance and quickly makes a 90o turn to the left and then goes up the left side of the body, then it crosses over at your ribs, and goes down the right side of the body. If you started an enema on your right side, it will make it more difficult for the water to work its way through. That is why it helps to do an enema beginning on your left side.

2. Begin: While laying on your left side, gently insert the nozzle being careful to go straight in to feel comfortable and get good water flow. The instructions with the bag will indicate how far in to place the nozzle. Usually an inch or two is as far as it needs to go.

3. Water flow: Open the clamp on the nozzle and let the water flow. (If it doesn’t seem to be flowing properly, look for kinks in the hose, and adjust the nozzle in you, being sure it’s not pressed up against the wall of your rectum and cutting off flow.) The first time you take an enema, the water flowing is a rather odd experience. You become used to it after a few times.

4. Massage: As the water flows in, gently yet firmly, massage your abdomen. This does two things. It helps to break up and release as the water flows. It also releases trapped air as the water flows in.

5. Roll with it:  Guess-timate when you are 1/3 through the bag then turn on your back, flat. You sometimes can even feel about where the water is, depending on the temperature. After another 1/3, turn to your right side. Hopefully the water has travelled through a majority of your large intestines.  On occasion, I have been able to get up, add more warm water to my bag, and continue until I can feel I’m filled to the max.

6. Wait: Remember, the water is washing the inside of a dirty tube. You  should try to learn let the water stay in you for 10 to 15 minutes. Initially, you may not be able to hold the water in that long. Often the urge to go becomes intense after the water has gone in. Your first few times, you might just want to go to the toilet and release until you become more familiar with the feeling of it.

7. Move and groove:  This may be too much for you, but it is recommended by some that when you stand up to go, shake your stomach from side to side, back and forth, and round and round. You will often hear the water sloshing inside you. The more you can shake and slosh the water, the more cleaning you get, and the more sludge you will break loose. Some also suggest that you should lie there while the water is in you and roll from the left side to your back, then to the right side.  Others suggest to slosh while lying down. While lying on your back, raise your hips off the floor and slosh.  That will help the water get evenly distributed throughout the colon. Just beware of sudden urges that take over you. Don’t want to create more clean-up for you! J 

8. Release!:  Finally!… When the urge becomes too strong, or your 10-15 minutes is up, just sit on the toilet and release… a very watery bowel movement will eliminate quickly.  Sometimes after a few minutes, you will feel a second… and  maybe third… urge as more water and fecal matter works its way out. Message your colon in a clock wise motion for best elimination results. — Occasionally you may get a painful cramp as a gas bubble tries to work its way through and exit the body.  Just bend over, and continually message your colon to help it exit as quickly as possible.

9. REPEAT: I recommend that you do the enema three times at each session. This helps to be sure you have a thorough cleansing.

10. Clean-up:  Quickly scrub and wipe down toilet, it is easier to do so immediately afterward. Sometimes, old fecal matter that you eliminate can stick to the sides of the pot like cement if left to dry. (Aren’t you glad it’s out of you now?!) J  Empty remaining water that’s in the bottle, and wash the nozzle thoroughly with hot water and soap, and hang it all to dry. You are now prepared for your next session!

11. Great work!  You have done a great service to your body, aiding it in its constant effort to keep you clean and healthy!  Keep up the good work by continuing in a diet of pure food and water for a heathier more energetic life!! 

This article authored by Breanne Fariss

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Weight Loss Coach

Sandra After Losing 269 lbs

There is no “One size fit all” weight loss program, only “Your sizes fit You”  Learn to become as empathic, loving, and naturally whole in relationship to yourself, not the world around you as it is.

When your mindset differs from society’s belief that your “ample figure” is a problem stemming from a life-style of over-indulgence, lack of motivation, and downright lazy behavior, can you then truly see its society’s image of the body that is distorted.

You will have to learn to like your body in the midst of learning to love others for who they are along the way.  Something I had to learn as a woman of size on my own 269-pound weight loss journey.

There was apprehension. There was fear.  But I just had to do it!

Weight Loss Conversation With Dara & Sandra

But all you need to truly know is a body that feels right is capable of allowing you to live the life you desire and rightfully deserve.

Sandra Before Weight loss Journey

My ability to creatively promote your weight loss and nurture your emotional wellness is a gift I would like to extend to you.

I am the Weight Loss Coach ready to support you as you travel on your journey in search of your own, real-life, meaningful change to discover it.

We at emotionalwellness.life are here for you when you are ready!

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Chickpea Vegetable Patties

What do I like to eat is a frequent question? Today I want to share a favorite recipe with you.  These Chickpea Vegetable Patties are very tasty, quick, and easy to make.  Looking over Youtube I discovered many cooks putting out their version of the Patties.  I tend to like spicy food so after playing with the different recipes provided I put one together that is proving perfect for us.  I hope you like it too. 

Chickpea Vegetable Patties

Tasty High Protein Vegan Patty, This patty is made with freshly ground chickpea flour.

Items you will need:

2 cups raw chickpeas (Grind to flour in blender or you may buy Chickpea flour)

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp Season salt

1 tsp Pepper

1 tsp Curry Powder

1/2 cup Yeast Flakes

Mix all dry items and set aside


1 lg Carrot grated

1 lg onion diced

2 stalks Celery finely chopped

1-2 cups frozen peas

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp Season salt

Add to skillet with tablespoon olive oil to soften

When Veggies are ready combine about 3 cups water with dry flour mix water to form pancake batter,  once the water is mixed well add hot veggies and mix well.  The heat from the cooked veggies will thicken the batter. 

Fry on medium heat in oiled skillet and cook about 2 minutes on each side.  Add Olive Oil as needed.

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Finding Balance

Dara Dietz

Finding my balance has been my goal this year.  Discovering what works and what will not.  Since beginning the latest part of this healing journey that is my life, the personal revelations just keep coming.  To quickly recap the past few years.  In August 2017 I began the perfect weight loss program for me.  By January 2019, my weight had dropped 220 pounds.  At that point I began a new journey.  I have been trying out all different types of food programs, looking for what is right for me.   The balance has been found; I am finally comfortable with my food program.

I am ready to share what is working.  There are so many diet books out there but one I recently came across, “How not to Diet” has validated so many of the parts that are working for me.  In his book, Dr. Michael Greger MD, pulls all the research together to prove what is truth.  With the science to back up my choices life have gotten much easier.

So here is what works for me.

I get on the scales twice a day, first thing in the morning and last thing at night.  Knowing I will be weighing before bed encourages me not to eat in the evening. 

My day begins with a trip to the walking trail or a walk on my treadmill before I eat or drink anything.  After my morning workout I consume three drinks over the next hour.  4 tablespoons of Superfood in water, psyllium husk fiber in a glass of water, Hot Lemon Aid drink (1 tsp. Cayenne,  ½ oz Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon juice to taste in water)

My one meal for the day is sometime between 2pm & 4 pm

The weight watcher points program is perfect gage to keep my portions and amount of food right. 

A Vegan/Vegetarian  food program provides all I need.  I tried adding animal products last year and it just did not work.  After reading “How not to Diet” I understand why the Keto food program failed to take my weight down.  I was able to maintain my weight on the Keto program but did not lose.  He has a whole chapter on the Keto diet and explains exactly what it does and why it will not work.

After work in the late afternoon, when weather permits, Michael and I enjoy a walk on the local walking trail. 

Food Program: No Sugar,  No white flour.  Using Honey, or Maple Syrup is fine.  All other fruits, Veggies, grains, nuts, etc. are fine. 

Finding what will work and what did not has taken two years.  The emotional growth and faith in myself that I will continue to be able to make the good choices has not come easily.  Along with feeling more balanced than I think I ever have I can see the weight dropping again.  One day soon the final pound will fall off and I will have unwrapped the woman God created me to be.  

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Multi-Seed Crackers

Here is the best High Protein & High Fiber Cracker. Easy to make and so good to eat.

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