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September 24th, 2009
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Acidophilus or Bifidus?
How to Cleanse
Benzene from the Body
New 4-Quart
Enema Bucket
Recent Testimonials
Enemas Work for Me!
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Acidophilus or Bifidus?

Hi Kristina,

In Bernard Jensen's "Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management," the original colon cleanse book, he talks about acidophilus implants held overnight. I have been following your advice on using the bifidus/water/aloe juice combo, and wonder what you think about this seeming contradiction. Is either acidophilus or bifidus OK? Let me know, as I want to be using the best one for implants.

enema implant kit

Also, I thank you for your help on my previous colon cleanse questions. My enema program is going well.


Dear J.S.,

Lactobacillus acidophilus, a beneficial microorganism, resides mainly in the mouth, vagina, and small intestines. One of its known functions in the digestive tract is to ferment sugars into lactic acid. Yes, it is an important bacterium, but not for the colon. However, bifidus is a prominent healthy bacteria that resides in the colon; this is why I recommnend Natren Bifidonate for colon implants and not an acidophilus formula. It is an excellent idea to use a Bifidonate at least monthly, if you use a regular colon cleanse program.

Please do let me know if I can be of further assistance.

In good health,
Kristina Amelong, CNC, CT

Natren Bifidonate
Doesn't The Body Cleanse Itself?

Case Study: Benzene Toxicity

Sometimes I find myself wondering if regular bodily cleansing is really needed. Does it really benefit me to cleanse on a regular basis? Is it worth the trouble, the expense, the time, and facing the pain of giving up the daily ritual of eating and drinking my favorite things? Are toxins really "stored" in my body?

benzene exposureAs I was contemplating how to unfold and address these questions, I was shocked to realize that every time I fill up my car with gas, every time I sit in traffic with my windows open, and every time I simply walk outside, I am potentially exposed to a cancer-causing toxin, benzene, that the body is not able to fully remove on its own. Outdoor air may contain low levels of benzene from tobacco smoke, wood smoke, automobile service stations, the transfer of gasoline, exhaust from motor vehicles, and industrial emissions.

As I kept researching, I learned that most us are exposed to benzene in some form or another every day of our lives. Yikes! Benzene is classified as a Class A carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency.

benzene in sodaThere are numerous sources of benzene exposure including, but not limited to, solvents, detergents, plastics, synthetic fibers, dyes, rubber, resins, paint, cigarette smoke, gasoline, and carbonated soft drinks. Benzene in soda pop? Yes, due to due to the breakdown of benzoate in the presence of ascorbic acid, there is benzene in some types of soda.

Since my life story illustrates a person who grew up in a benzene bath, I will tell some of it. Starting when I was a young girl, I drank soda; I loved the sweet, bubbly carbonation. In 1980, at age 16, I started my job working at a McDonald's on the north side of Madison, Wisconsin. During the first two years, I was allowed one to two sodas per work shift. I never missed one. Once I became a manager of that same McDonald's at 18, I was allowed an unlimited number of sodas. For about the next 10 years, even after I left McDonald's at 21, I averaged six 16-ounce sodas daily.

benzene in sodaSince at least 1990, the Food and Drug Administration and the beverage industry have been aware of the fact that sodium benzoate and ascorbic acid together form benzene in soft drinks. Learn more

Unfortunately, soda drinking was not the beginning of my benzene exposure. In my youth, I was continually surrounding by cigarette smoke; both my mom and dad smoked in our home and in our car. As a teenager and young adult, I spent hundreds of hours in smoked-filled bars. How I emerged from the fog of Virginia Slims and Camels, I will never know.

Other benzene sources in my life (as for most everyone) have been motor vehicle traffic, filling my own car with gasoline, eating and drinking from plastics, wearing synthetic clothes, and drinking contaminated tap water.

groundwater contaminationDuring the 1940s and 1950s, underground steel gasoline storage tanks with average life spans of around 30 to 50 years were widely installed throughout the United States. Since the 1970s, corroding underground fuel tanks -- along with poor installation and improper operation -- have spawned widespread groundwater contamination with, you guessed it, benzene.

The symptoms of benzene exposure can differ, as can the time it takes for symptoms to develop. Some reactions to benzene can be immediate, such as central nervous system toxicity. However, other symptoms have a long latency period and may not show for several decades following exposure. Benzene exposure, whether current or lifelong, can present in the body similarly to the flu. You may experience fatigue (chronic fatigue has been linked to benzene toxicity), weakness, weight loss, joint pain, fever, infection, abdominal swelling and pains, or swollen glands. You may also experience abnormal bleeding, excessive bruising, hormonal imbalances, or infertility. Exposure to benzene can also result in various types of cancers such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia.

Here is why I strongly advocate regular body or tissue cleansing: When you are exposed to benzene, it is partly excreted with urine or respiration and partly metabolized by oxidase and sulphatase enzymes, but the remainder (up to 20% to 40%) is stored in the body. (Unfortunately, people who exercise store more benzene than those who don't -- ugly!) -- Learn more about this research

After doing all of this research, I wonder how many of my long-term health issues, such as chemical sensitivities, Celiac Disease, and the various autoimmune issues I have struggled with, are related to long-term exposure to benzene. Given all of this, it seems to me that regular cleansing is worth the trouble, the expense, the time, and facing the hardship of giving up the daily ritual of eating and drinking my favorite things, because health-harming toxins really are stored in the body.

How to remove stored benzene
from the body:

Firstly, have a fully formed daily bowel movement. If you do not have this, please contact us at the Optimal Health Center for assistance beginning a colon cleanse program. You need a thriving community of healthy gut flora to rid your body of benzene. To determine the state of your gut flora, take a Gastrointestinal Health Panel.

Secondly, consider taking 2 to 7 coffee enemas per week for 2 to 6 months, depending on your benzene exposure, to increase your biological levels of the
carcinogen-metabolizing enzymes. Take 4-10 Chlorophyll Complex Perles (available via Optimal Health Center phone orders only, or a local chiropractor) either 1 hour before your coffee enema or 30 minutes before your next meal, after the coffee enema. Both times are optimal.

Ten Days to Optimal HealthThirdly, use raw dairy products and raw vegetable juices. Primal Diet author Aajonus Vonderplanitz suggests: "1-2 cups of raw mixed vegetable juices of only 90% celery and 10% cilantro once daily around noon-time for 5 consecutive days. Eat 1 tablespoon of no-salt-added raw cheese and 1 tablespoon of unsalted raw butter or avocado about 20 minutes after drinking the juices. Repeat that process every 10 days for 2-6 years."

Finally, take a prepared fast, as is laid out in my book, Ten Days to Optimal Health, at least once a year.

NEW: 4-Quart Steel Enema Bucket  


4 Quart Stainless Steel Enema Bucket
is proving to be an extremely popular product. Here is one of the testimonials we have received over this past month:

Hi Kristina! Michael here. We talked occasionally over the past ten years.

Just wanted to congratulate you on the new metal bucket. Great handle too. Adding liquid to vary temperature and content is easier too.

Anyone approaching reduced mobility or physical activity can certainly benefit from a high enema twice a month. Those little diverticula pockets and old mucus linings can always use a good clean-out!

The Optimal Health Network is very proud to present to you our new
4 Quart Stainless Steel Enema Bucket and its related 4 Quart Complete Colon Cleanse Coffee Enema Bucket Kit.

This new enema bucket is excellent for implants or for coffee enemas, and is extremely easy to clean.
  • All welds continuous
  • Barbed hose drain welded to bottom to allow all solution to drain out of can
  • Vertical sliding handle with center-formed V for even hanging of the enema bucket
  • No wall bracket
  • Standard 5/16-inch spout for enema hose
  • Locally made in Wisconsin
  • Only 1-gallon enema bucket available on the market
  • Limited supply
  • Made from an average of 60% recycled materials
  • Lustrous

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Recent Testimonials:

*** Thank you again! I don't know how to put in words how happy I am to feel normal for more than one day out of a month. Before this I was only dog paddling and felt as though I were slowly drowning. Now I feel as though I have found new strength and I am actually swimming...

*** How do I feel? I feel improving strength and energy; improving endurance and hope. I feel like I'm getting my sparkle back. What's more is I feel like that sparkle will grow to shine brighter than I could ever have imagined...

*** Thanks. My PSA result has improved annually since taking the coffee enema.
Enemas Work For Me!

Hi Kristina,

First, thank you for making it possible for me and so many others to cleanse our colons. Your products and advice are invaluable.

I'm writing you because I have a question about the health benefits or risks from using enemas daily. I am 23 years old and currently a naturopathic medical student at National College of Natural Medicine. I have had chronic problems with constipation and inflammatory bowel disease my entire life. Due to food sensitivities, I eat a very strict diet of mostly healthy meat and nutritious oils. I avoid fiber because it tends to cause me to have major colon inflammation and actually makes my constipation and bloating much worse.

In the past week I've been doing enemas almost daily. I have never found so much relief for my constipation and bloating from any other remedy I've tried! Some literature that I've read warns that using daily enemas will cause colonic inertia. However, I have found a small amount of literature that states that using daily enemas will actually STRENGTHEN the colon muscles and help to restore a healthy amount of peristalsis. I want to continue using these enemas daily if that is safe, but I'm just looking for some guidance. I found your website as I was browsing articles on this topic. If you could write me back it would mean so much to me!

Thank you for your time!

Dear KM,

Thanks for contacting me.

Funny how most of the available mainstream advice tends to cause you to have major colon inflammation and actually makes your constipation and bloating much worse. I am glad you continued to seek solutions for yourself. I have found that most people can have great health.

The best way to determine if daily enemas are safe for you is to have a seasonal Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis. To learn more, read through How Often To Take Enemas.
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