The Spoddid 9-Day Simple Colon Cleanse
Whether your goal is spiritual transformation or you simply want to look good in a bathing suit, a colon cleanse is a great way to get you there. Plan ahead and make sure you don’t have anything on your calendar that will interrupt the cleanse. You will want to take things easy, and even stay home from work if you think it will be a problem to get to a bathroom easily (like if you drive a bus, or work in retail).
Key Ingredients in the 9-Day Simple Colon Cleanse
- Pure Water
- Maple Syrup
- Cayenne Pepper
- Sea Salt
- Psyllium Husks
- Vegetable Broth
- Vegetable Soup
- Fresh Greens
Combine, shake, and drink: 8oz. pure water; 1/10 t. cayenne pepper; 2 Tb. maple syrup; 2 Tb. lemon juice (about ½ a lemon).
NOTE: For best results, it should be consumed immediately and at room temperature. Over time, the enzymes die and when cold, they go “dormant” reducing the health benefits of this drink.
Verbally say a prayer or blessing over your food/ drink. It’s been proven to increase the nutritional value and subsequently, it’s positive effect on one’s health.
Use fresh ripe lemons (preferably organic) not the bottled juice. They need to have active, living enzymes.
Specifically, PH balanced to 7.0 (ion neutral), has a natural balance of trace minerals (measured by the electrical conductivity), and distilled to remove impurities. The easiest thing to do is to bring your own container (preferably a glass jug or “BPA Free” polycarbonate bottle) to the grocery store (PCC, Whole Foods, QFC, Fred Meyer, etc) and fill it yourself at those machines. It works best at room termperature.
Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79% and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
Be sure it’s pure Grade B maple syrup (preferably organic), not corn syrup-based. Although some people use honey, maple syrup has fewer calories and a higher concentration of minerals.
Hot cayenne pepper is an immediate and dramatic way to assist the body in assimilation and elimination. It also helps rebuild body tissues (i.e., strengthening the intestinal tract), helps increase metabolism (via the venous structure), improves circulation and blood pressure. Health benefits of cayenne pepper include stopping a heart attack and killing cancer cells.
This must be un-iodized organic sea salt, not table salt. This is very important. Note: the Salt Water Flush (32oz. water to 1 Tb salt) will cause a bowel movement almost immediately after drinking it, so be sure to plan ahead and have at least an hour free to allow for the affects on your system.
When you aren’t eating food, your body needs help moving things along by giving it some roughage. Psyllium husks are a great source of fiber, and will reduce your appetite by making you feel full. I also recommend taking it in capsule form on a regular basis as part of a healthy diet. BONUS: Psyllium reduces flatulence and bloating, an advantage over other sources of fiber.
The First Day of Your Cleanse
In this example, you will start your cleanse on Saturday. Some people anticipate the deprivation of a cleanse and respond by binging the day before they start. This is not only very harmful to your body, but can actually make it more difficult by causing increased withdrawal symptoms and appetite. Be sure to refrain from drinking alcohol for at least a couple days before starting your cleanse. Take some time to do a little research; set aside some books on nutrition and spirituality to read during your cleanse, and plan activities around the process.
Pray and Meditate (Sunday)
Preparing for your cleanse is as important as doing one. Not only physically (such as eating smaller quantities of food), but also emotionally. Take time to reflect. Focus on the healing quality of what you are about to do, be mindful of the process you are putting your body through and respect it. Pray for clarity, strength, and wellness.
Day 1 (Monday)
Eat Simply. Upon rising, drink a salt-flush and stay close to the bathroom for at least an hour. Refrain from drinking alcohol, eliminate all processed foods, meat and dairy, and reduce portion sizes to prepare your stomach. In moderation, eat steamed vegetables, fruit, and 80% dark chocolate. Throughout the day, drink at least six 8oz. glasses of water and three cups of herbal tea.
Day 2 (Tuesday)
Again, upon rising, drink salt-flush. Continue to refrain from drinking alcohol, eating processed foods, meat, and dairy. Also eliminate fruit, grains, nuts, legumes, and chocolate. Eat vegetables only (including warm vegetable broth, and vegetable soup (like squash or broccoli). Throughout the day, drink ten to twelve 8oz. glasses of water and at least six cups of herbal tea.
Sample Menu for Day Two of Cleanse
Breakfast: Dandelion Root tea; 2 dates; 2 Psyllium capsules with 8oz. water
A.M. Snack: herbal detox tea; 1 Fuji apple
Lunch: One small tomato sliced and drizzled lightly with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and teeny pinch of salt; Dandelion Root tea; 2 Psyllium capsules with 8oz. water
P.M. Snack: 2 Psyllium capsules with 8oz. water; herbal Detox tea
Dinner: 1c vegetable broth; 1c squash soup; 2 Psyllium capsules with 8oz. water; herbal tea (your choice)
Dessert: Chamomile tea with 1 t. honey
Day 3 (Wednesday)
Repeat day 2, but reduce the amount of food you intake and increase the amount of water you drink to at least twelve 8oz. glasses. Continue to drink herbal tea. Again, drink the salt-flush in the morning. If you can, repeat the salt-flush in the evening.
Day 4 (Thursday)
Stop eating solid food (stick to vegetable broth and warm vegetable soup, but refrain from eating steamed vegetables). Drink at least twelve 8oz. glasses of pure water, and increase the amount of herbal tea to at least 8 cups. Eat nothing for at least 6 hours before going to sleep; stop drinking water 2 hours before bed.
Days 5, 6, and 7 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
Upon rising, and at least 12 other times throughout the day, prepare and drink the “Lemonade”. Refrain from drinking any liquids at least 2 hours before going to bed.
Day 8 (Monday)
The penultimate day of the cleanse is the same as Day 4. Refrain from eating solid food. For dinner, eat vegetable soup. You don’t want to shock your system, so continue small portions and drink at least twelve 8oz. glasses of water.
Day 9 (Tuesday)
On the last day of your cleanse, you may eat vegetable soup and broth, but wait until dinner to eat any solid vegetables. Continue to drink lots of water and have herbal tea.
After Your Cleanse
Congratulations, you did it!! Once you complete the 9-day process, you will still want to eat “clean” for at least a week since your system is more sensitive at this time. Eating foods with wheat, dairy, or grease (like pizza) can cause severe stomach pains and bloating. This is actually a great time to start some new, healthier habits.
REMEMBER: When you release toxins into your system, sometimes they come in the form of emotions, physical sensations, dreams, and memories. Be prepared for this, and clear them along with the physical toxins you are releasing. Don’t be alarmed if you feel like breaking down in tears one moment and start laughing the next, it’s all part of the process. Your body is working extra hard at this time, so be sure to give it plenty of rest and keep stress levels to a minimum. Breathing is important, as is body movement. Activities like walking, yoga, and reading are extremely beneficial. This is also a great time to do some spiritual reflection, prayer, and meditation.
It’s also a good idea to stop taking any vitamins, herbs, etc. during a cleanse (if possible) so your system can rest. However, you may need to wean yourself off some medications to avoid harmful side effects, check with your doctor to be safe.
It’s a good idea to assist the process of elimination by doing skin brushing, sweating, etc. A side effect of cleansing is headache so expect to have a few of those.
WARNING: This program is a guide and is meant to compliment thorough research and education on health and nutrition. Before beginning this cleanse, or making any changes to your diet, be sure to consult your doctor.Google+