Optimal Health Network Newsletter With Kristina Amelong CNC, CT
June 2006

In this issue
  • Understanding the role of Herbal Colon Cleanse Methods
  • Herbal Colon Cleansing
  • OHN's Herbal Colon Cleanse: Vit-Ra-Tox
  • Important Information for those who take Coffee Enemas
  • Testimonial - "Nutritious Liquids Improve Colon Cleanse Experience"
  • FAQ About Colon Cleansing
  • Sign up for a reminder for our monthly Live Chat

  • Herbal Colon Cleansing

    Hello! In continuation of the series about the many tools one can use for a colon cleanse, I am writing about the role of an herbal colon cleanse in one’s optimal health program. Partaking of a regular herbal colon cleanse is extremely wise. The scientific literature suggests an association between impaired detoxification and certain diseases, including cancer, Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue/immune dysfunction syndrome. However, I only recommend that one partake of an herbal colon cleanse with proper preparation.

    At the Optimal Health Center, we offer a 35-day program. The last five days of this program one uses our herbal colon cleanse product, a Vit-Ra-Tox kit. The first 30 days of the program are spent expertly preparing the body for a life changing colon cleanse.

    OHN's Herbal Colon Cleanse: Vit-Ra-Tox

    Lifestyle changes, along with an herbal colon cleanse, are excellent tools for detoxification. Kristina Amelong's Ten Days to Optimal Health: A Guide To Nutritional Therapy and Colon Cleansing will safely and effectively guide you through those lifestyle changes in ten day increments.

    What makes the Optimal Health Center Plan so effective and easy to use in daily living is that it is based on ten-day segments, where participants practice a new, clinically-based lifestyle ten days at a time. Along with the nutritional protocol, periodic cleansing of the colon of toxins and harmful wastes, through colon hydrotherapy or enemas, is performed every ten days, or less.

    Through Kristina's clinical work, she has found that the key to a successful program, in which people really change the way they live for long-term results, is to carry out the plan in "Ten Day" segments. Staying focused and on track for at least ten days is an attainable goal for many people. The initial ten-day program is then repeated two additional times and completed with a five-day surprisingly easy and energizing, nutritious-liquid fast. Therefore, in thirty-five days, a new, healthier lifestyle and all the benefits that go with it can be achieved. This approach not only helps people improve their health, but it also raises their confidence, motivation, and staying power: "You can do anything for ten days!”

    After 30 days of eating differently, resting appropriately for your bodily needs and taking well- timed colon cleansing sessions, you will be guided through a 5-day nutritious liquids fast using the herbal colon cleanse product, the Vit-Ra-Tox kit.

    The three predominate and virtually unique features of VIT-RA-TOX Colon Cleanse Products are: (1) They are NATURAL PRODUCTS. They are not refined, heated, pasteurized, stabilized or chemically treated. And, most importantly, they are rich in enzymes. These colon cleanse products are as close as possible to the biologically-active state of the original raw substances - as designed by Nature.

    (2) The major product, GREENLIFEļæ½, is grown on organically and biologically treated soil for which no chemical fertilizers of any kind are used. Both the soil and the product are free from poisons and insecticide sprays. The farm has never had any insecticide or chemical fertilizers used on it.

    (3) The food products are CONCENTRATED FOODS- more nutrition for the fasting process. The foods are not reinforced by man-made vitamins, whether they are crystalline (reduced from natural products by refinement to a crystal state) or synthetic (made up from known chemicals in an attempt to duplicate Nature). The Greenlife does use .5% of Vitamin C derived from fermented corn, to aid in preventing the oxidation of the natural Vitamin C in the young green grass while temporarily in the liquid juice state. While the powder is later being worked into tablets, most of this Vitamin C is oxidized in the process, but it does help save the Natural C in the grass. In other words, by using a Vit-Ra-Tox kit for your colon cleansing needs, along with proper preparation, you will truly improve your health. If you follow the program to the letter, and do not see health improvements, we will give you your money back!

    To read a few testimonials of people who have worked through the 35-day plan, using the Vit-Ra-Tox kit, go to Colon Cleanse, Nutrition and a 35-day plan, toward the bottom of Kristina Amelong's blog. To examine your individual level of stored toxins, have a hair tissue mineral analysis.

    Important Information for those who take Coffee Enemas

    This very week, I have a dear friend who is dying of colon cancer. This dying woman is truly one of the wisest woman I know. I am deeply sad. Being a part of her death has inspired me to research further the science behind the coffee enema. Can coffee enemas really make a difference to one’s long-term health? Here are a couple of articles that will help us all to answer this question: Potential chemoprotective effects of the coffee components kahweol and cafestol palmitates via modification of hepatic N-acetyltransferase and glutathione S-transferase activities and The Coffee Enema Its Unique History & Amazing Detox Properties.

    Furthermore, I want all of us to have access to the most therapuetic coffee for our coffee enemas. For this reason, we will soon be adding organic, fair-trade, LIGHTLY roasted, whole beans to our selection of made-for-enemas coffee choices.

    Testimonial - "Nutritious Liquids Improve Colon Cleanse Experience"

    This month's testimonial from Dave is about how important it is to therapuetically feed your body during a colon cleanse.

    To learn more about the colon cleanse program that Dave used, read Kristina Amelong’s Ten Days to Optimal Health: A Guide to Nutritional Therapy and Colon Cleansing.

    FAQ About Colon Cleansing

    This month's Frequently Asked Question pertains to colon cleansing.


    How do people know or recognize the signs that they need to embark on a colon cleanse program?

    Click here to read Kristina's answer to the above questions...

    Please do continue to send in your questions. Read articles in our knowledgebase, check out our updated FAQs page on a regular basis , join our monthly Live Chat, and join our active message boards, if you wish to obtain more information.

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    Understanding the role of Herbal Colon Cleanse Methods

    "Today, the challenge to understand detoxification continues." The Detoxification Enzyme Systems by DeAnn J. Liska, Ph.D.. "is an advanced and comprehensive detox system that is very simple to use and best of all, you don't have to alter your life in any way for it to be effective" -taken from a popular colon cleanse web site

    There are many excellent herbal colon cleanse products for detoxification on the market. However, I must take issue with the marketing that is involved and the guidance that is given with these colon cleanse products. The above two quotes highlight the major issue that I am addressing in this month’s newsletter: Do we really know enough about detoxification to be truthful when offering a comprehensive detox system that is effective without making lifestyle changes?

    We are all exposed to a wide array of substances that require the body to detoxify from: xenobiotics, food components, metabolic waste, and pharmaceuticals and heavy metals. And, we all have strengths and weaknesses when it comes to detoxification. Our bodies have developed "complex enzymatic mechanisms to detoxify these substances. These mechanisms exhibit significant individual variability, and are affected by environment, lifestyle, and genetic influences."

    In other words, it is our enzyme systems, as well as our liver, that are at the heart of effective detoxification. The well functioning of our enzyme systems, and especially our liver, are affected by how well rested we are, by our diets, by how much sunshine we get and hundreds of other factors. Therefore, I don't believe that any system of supplements, without lifestyle change, can offer a comprehensive detoxification and colon cleanse.

    The common symptoms of IBS, constipation, irritability, bloating, gas, fatique, chronic pain, candida albicans and parasites are all clear signs that our detoxification systems are not fully functioning. Therefore, a colon cleanse, without proper preparation is risky business when one's health is already not optimal.

    Learn more about how to effectively support a detoxification and colon cleanse program
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