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Ten Days To Optimal Health Program
February 23, 2011
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Preparing for your
Spring Cleanse
Colon Cleansing
in Poetry
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Preparing for Your Spring Cleanse


An annual spring cleanse is an important practice in a healthy lifestyle. Now is the time to begin your preparations. However, too many people begin a spring cleanse without properly preparing, which can cause more harm than benefit. Properly preparing for a spring cleanse is the key to its success.

Here are a few things you can begin doing now to prepare for your spring cleanse:
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1. Take a weekly coffee enema.

The coffee enema will help prepare your body for a spring cleanse because it improves the abilities of the liver and gallbladder to remove toxins by stimulating the flow of bile and increasing the enzymatic action of the liver.


Glutathione S-transferases (GST) are a family of enzymes involved in detoxification. Palmitates in coffee increase the production of GST by up to 700%. These powerful free-radical-quenching enzymes assist your liver to more effectively detoxify your entire body. 


2. Midway between weekly coffee enemas, do an essential oil implant.

Applying the appropriate essential oils in the colon can improve the elimination process, promote healing of the colon's lining, reduce inflammation, and promote a healthy flora balance.**

Testing essential oils using Essential Oil Body Feedback™ ensures that appropriate oils are selected for use.

Essential Oils, The Colon, and Body Feedback

Essential Oil Suggestions for Use with Colon Hydrotherapy and/or Colon Implants

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3. Optimize your stress handling system.

Because of the importance of keeping the hormone cortisol in a persistent optimal range, it is crucial to good health to monitor your cortisol levels seasonally and, if needed, to support the adrenal glands through lifestyle changes, herbs, and supplements. The most effective and inexpensive way to monitor your cortisol levels is to use a four-sample saliva test during the course of one day. The saliva test that we have chosen to use at the Optimal Health Center with our clients and ourselves is the Adrenal Stress Index offered by the lab Diagnos-Techs.

To learn more about the importance of keeping the hormone cortisol in a persistent optimal range, watch these two YouTube videos:

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4. Optimize your vitamin D level.

Beginning a spring cleanse with a suboptimal vitamin D level is likely to contribute to a difficult cleanse due to vitamin D's association with immunity, colon health, and detoxification.  Vitamin D levels should be greater than 50 ng/mL for optimal health. To determine your vitamin D level, have a 25-hydroxyvitamin D blood test. Or you can purchase a Vitamin D Test Kit through the Optimal Health Network.

5. Follow a detoxification diet for at least 30 days.

The highly effective detox diet laid out in my book, Ten Days to Optimal Health: A Guide to Nutritional Therapy and Colon Cleansing, is the perfect how-to guide for preparing for a spring cleanse.
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6. Have the necessary colon cleanse equipment on hand.

To learn more about which enema equipment is best for you, read through our Enema Equipment Buying Guide. If you need more assistance with which enema equipment would most benefit you, please contact us at the Optimal Health Center.

7. Purchase a Vit-Ra-Tox spring cleanse kit.

The Vit-Ra-Tox cleansing program is a detoxification fasting kit used during the spring cleanse portion of this process and/or the last 5 days in the Ten Days to Optimal Health 35-day program. It is an integrated system of self-purification that combines the benefits of fasting, fibrous intestinal cleansers, nutritional supplements, and colon irrigation. It is a complete tissue cleansing program that detoxifies and rejuvenates each and every organ, gland, tissue, and cell in the body, and the entire colon.

Contact us any time for help with preparing for your spring cleanse.

**Please consult with a knowledgeable health practitioner before using any essential oils.

Colon Cleansing in Poetry


As some of your know from reading Golden Arches: Kristina's Wellness Journey, I am writing about my life story in order to share numerous healing tools that I have gathered over the years.
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Alice Walker

In order to improve my writing, I have set an intention to read a poem, a short story, and an essay each day. This is how I was blessed to find Alice Walker. To my delight, I discovered that she has written a poem about healing from loss and about colon cleansing in her book, Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth: New Poems. I offer her poem to you:

I Loved You So Much

I loved you so much
That when you left
It took a lot to keep me alive

Prayer helped,
And giving myself over to emptiness
Years later I sit on this beach
Not far from an old Hawaiian kahuna
Who teaches all and sundry
How to clean their bowels

Don't hold on to the old stuff,
Flush it out, she says
Leis to her ears
Perched like a diva
On her bright yellow porch

I gaze thankfully at the sea,
Time's most faithful clock,
Amazed that every trace of that old pain
Your leaving stuffed me with
Is washed clean

~ Alice Walker
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