We are almost at the end of this self-help program for Leaky Gut Syndrome. The many layers to reversal of Leaky Gut Syndrome have been evaluated and addressed in six earlier posts. First, identification of ongoing irritants to the intestinal lining including but not limited to pathogens, food allergies, drug uses, etc is highlighted. And this follows with the specific remedies and treatment modalities required for stopping the inflammation as well as promoting healing of the gut. Today, this will mark my last post on the RA-LGS treatment protocol, that is, detoxification and support for liver, immune, lymph, stomach, pancreas as well as endocrine systems.
Liver, Kidneys, Adrenal and Lymphatic System
If you have a prolonged Leaky Gut Syndrome, you can be rest assured that you are also having sluggish liver and kidneys.
Metabolic and microbial toxins that enter the bloodstream during leaky gut end up in the liver, which has the job of detoxifying and excreting these byproducts into the bile. Under normal conditions, the daily metabolic wastes created by normal cell and organ activity keep the liver very active. Any further load from intestinal toxins can saturate the liver’s capacity to detoxify the poisons, and they are returned to the blood circulation.
Our blood has its sophisticated mechanism of preserving chemical homeostasis, and will diffuse as much toxic chemicals and physical debris into the tissues/matrix as possible. From here, the lymphatic system will attempt to collect and neutralize toxins. If this becomes unsuccessful, the burden will be borne by the liver and tissue/matrix, which will cause our body to become toxic as well.
Imagine what started out as a gut permeability problem is now escalating into a problem of tissue toxicity, which is often the result of conditions like RA, FMS, lupus, cancer – to name a few. A compromised body allows the opportunistic microbes to grow causing deposition of toxic debris which lead to lymphatics swell, chronic fatigue, low metabolism, inflammation and pain.
Prolonged or chronic Leaky Gut Syndrome invariably causes kidney deficiency. Kidney is responsible for the endocrine system for the immune system. As kidney and adrenal energy are depleted, other endocrine glands also become depleted, especially thyroid and pituitary, causing a myriad of symptoms. The most important organ in the production of immune agents seems to be the adrenal gland. At the site of the intestinal mucosa, as toxins and food antigens brush up against the mucosa, the immune system mobilizes to neutralize the toxins. It is not long before this immune response is overwhelmed and depleted, a stage where opportunistic infection can easily take advantage of this weakened immune system.
Dr Hulda Clark’s Cleanses Program
(1) LIVER CLEANSE
Cleaning the liver bile ducts is the most powerful procedure that we can do to improve our digestion, which is the basis of general wellness. However, liver cleanse should not come before parasite cleanse. And for best results, follow up with kidney cleanse for detoxification benefits. It is often reported that allergies tend to minimize with more cleanses you perform along the way.
It is the job of the liver to make bile, 1 to 1½ quarts in a day! The liver is full of tubes (biliary tubing) that deliver the bile to one large tube (the common bile duct). For many persons, the biliary tubing is choked with gallstones, most of which have cholesterol crystals in them. They can be black, red, white, green or tan colored. The black ones are full of wheel bearing grease and motor oil, which turns in liquid in a warm place. The green ones get their color from being coated with bile. At the very center of each stone is found a clump of bacteria, according to scientists, suggesting that a dead bit of parasite might have started the stone forming.
As the stones grow and become more numerous the back pressure on the liver causes it to make less bile. It is also thought to slow the flow of lymphatic fluid. Gallstones, being porous, can pick up all the bacteria, cysts viruses and parasites that are passing through the liver. In this way “nests” of infection are formed, forever supplying the body with fresh bacteria and parasite stages. No stomach infection such as ulcers or intestinal bloating can be cured permanently without removing these gallstones from the liver.
Preparation for Liver Flush
- Epsom salts: 4 tablespoons (laxative function and helps dilate bile vessels)
- Olive oil: half cup (light olive oil is easier to get down)
- Fresh pink grapefruit (for brain and spinal cord cancer use apple juice, with citric acid): 1 large or 2 small, enough to squeeze 1/2 cup juice. (you may substitute a lemon, adding water or sweetener to make 1/2 cup liquid.
- Ornithine: 4 to 8, to be sure you can sleep. Don’t skip this or you may have the worst night of your life!
- Pint jar with lid
- Black Walnut Tincture, any strength or 2 freeze-dried capsules: 10 to 20 drops, to kill parasites coming from the liver.
Before jumping headlong into liver flush, please note that you can’t clean a liver with living parasites in it. You won’t get many stones, and you will feel quite sick. Zap daily the week before and complete the parasite killing program before attempting a liver cleanse.
Do not eat or drink after 2 o’clock. If you break this rule you could feel quite ill later. Get your Epsom salts ready. Mix 4 tbs. in 3 cups water and pour this into a jar. This makes four servings, ¾ cup each. Set the jar in the refrigerator to get ice cold (this is for convenience and taste only).
Drink one serving (¾ cup) of the ice cold Epsom salts. If you did not prepare this ahead of time, mix 1 tbs. in ¾ cup water now. You may add 1/8 tsp. vitamin C powder to improve the taste. You may also drink a few mouthfuls of water afterwards or rinse your mouth. Get the olive oil and grapefruit out to warm up.
Repeat by drinking another ¾ cup of Epsom salts. You haven’t eaten since two o’clock, but you won’t feel hungry. Get your bedtime chores done. The timing is critical for success.
Pour ½ cup (measured) olive oil into the pint jar. Squeeze the grapefruit by hand into the measuring cup. Remove pulp with fork. You should have at least ½ cup. You may use lemonade. Add this to the olive oil. Also add Black Walnut Tincture or have freeze-dried capsules ready instead. Close the jar tightly with the lid and shake hard until watery (only fresh citrus juice does this).
Now visit the bathroom one or more time, even if it makes you late for your ten o’clock drink. Don’t be more than 15 minutes late. You will get fewer stones.
Drink the potion you have mixed. Take 4 ornithine capsules with the first sips to make sure you will sleep through the night. Take 8 if you already suffer from insomnia. Drinking through a large plastic straw helps it go down easier. You may use salad dressing, cinnamon, or straight sweetener to chase it down between sips. Take it all to your bedside if you want, but drink it standing up. Get it down within 5 minutes (fifteen minutes for very elderly or weak persons).
Lie down immediately.
You might fail to get stones out if you don’t. The sooner you lie down the more stones you will get out. Be ready for bed ahead of time. Don’t clean up the kitchen. As soon as the drink is down walk to your bed and lie down flat on your back with your head up high on the pillow. Try to think about what is happening in the liver. Try to keep perfectly still for at least 20 minutes. You may feel a train of stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles. There is no pain because the bile duct valves are open (thank you Epsom salts!). Go to sleep, you may fail to get stones out if you don’t.
Upon awakening take your third dose of Epsom salts. If you have indigestion or nausea wait until it is gone before drinking the Epsom salts. You may go back to bed. Don’t take this potion before 6:00 am.
2 Hours Later.
Take your fourth (the last) dose of Epsom salts. You may go back to bed again.
After 2 More Hours
You may now eat. Start with fruit juice. Half an hour later eat fruit. One hour later you may eat regular food but keep it light. By supper you should feel recovered.
What to Expect
Expect diarrhea in the morning. Use a flashlight to look for gallstones in the toilet with the bowel movement. Look for the green kind since this is proof that they are genuine gallstones, not food residue. Only bile from the liver is pea green. The bowel movement sinks but gallstones float because of the cholesterol inside. Count them all roughly, whether tan or green. You will need to total 2000 stones before the liver is clean enough to rid you of allergies or bursitis or upper back pains permanently. The first cleanse may rid you of them for a few days, but as the stones from the rear travel forward, they give you the same symptoms again. You may repeat cleanses at two week intervals. Never cleanse when you are acutely ill.
Sometimes the bile ducts are full of cholesterol crystals that did not form into round stones. They appear as a “chaff” floating on top of the toilet bowl water. It may be tan colored, harboring millions of tiny white crystals. Cleansing this chaff is just as important as purging stones.
How safe is the liver cleanse? It is very safe, based on over 500 cases, including many persons in their seventies and eighties. None went to the hospital; none even reported pain. However it can make you feel quite ill for one or two days afterwards, although in every one of these cases the maintenance parasite program had been neglected. This is why the instructions direct you to complete the parasite and kidney cleanse programs first.
(2) KIDNEYS CLEANSE
Consider that everyday, everyday your kidneys must process about 200 quarts (liters) of blood to filter out, of which about 2 quarts (2 liters) will become waste products and extra water (urine).
Healthy kidneys are connected to the good-functioning of all organs, as about 1/5 of the blood that your heart pumps goes to the kidneys. They excrete about 6 to 7 times more body water than all other excretory organs. Other functions of kidneys involve:
- Regulation of blood pressures and production of hormones
- Filtration of waste materials
- Regulation of pH balance
Dr. Clark notes that any edema or “water holding”, whether in lungs, arms or abdomen, also indicates a need to strengthen the kidneys. Her herbal recipe dissolves and removes kidney stones. It also removes urinary tract bacteria, heavy metals, azo-dyes, asbestos, radioactivity, etc.
Preparation for Kidneys Flush
Ingredients for Tea:
- 1/2 cup dried hydrangea root (hydrangea arborescens)
- 1/2 cup gravel root (eupatorium purpureum)
- 1/2 cup marshmallow root (althea officinallis)
- Black cherry concentrate, 8 oz. (twice)
- Pinch vitamin B2 powder
- 4 bunches of fresh parsley (a bunch at stems is about 2 inches)
- Goldenrod tincture (leave out of the recipe if you are allergic to it)
- HCl drops (hydrochloric acid)
- Sweetening (optional)
- Ginger capsules
- Uva ursi capsules
- Vitamin B6, 250 mg
- Magnesium oxide, 300 mg
1st Preparation – Root Mixture:
- ½ package of Root mixture
- 10 cups of cold tap water – set roots to soak for at least 4 hours or whole night
- Add 8oz black cherry concentrate – heat to boil and simmer for 20 minutes
- Drink 1/4 cup as soon as it is cool enough. Pour the rest through a stainless steel strainer into a pint. Refrigerate.
2nd Preparation – Parsley Water:
- 4 bunches of fresh parsley – rinse with 2 hot washes
- 1 quart of water – boil for 5 minutes (rolling boil)
- Drink 1/4 cup as soon as it is cool enough. Refrigerate a pint and freeze 1 pint
- Drink daily for three weeks: 3/4 cup of root mixture and 1/2 cup of parsley water
Supplements before Meal:
Other Instructions & Recommendations:
- Heat the kidney teas to boiling every third day if it is being stored in the refrigerator; this resterilizes it. If you sterlize it in the morning you may take it to work without refrigerating it.
- Drink this mixture in divided doses throughout the day. Keep cold. Do not drink it all at once or you will get a stomachache and feel pressure in your bladder. If your stomach is very sensitive, start on half this dose.
- Save the roots after the first boiling, storing them in the freezer. After 13 days when your supply runs low, boil the same roots a second time, but add only 6 cups water and simmer only 10 minutes. This will last another 8 days, for a total of three weeks.
- After three weeks, repeat with fresh herbs. You need to do the kidney cleanse for six weeks to get good results, longer for severe problems
With RA in particular, a lot of focus has been about managing a drastically different diet, one that is allergic free. It is not difficult to understand how allergenic foods keep the our intestinal lining inflammed, allowing toxins to continuously enter our body. However, if a Leaky Gut accompanies your RA, diet therapy alone is not enough to eradicate your condition. However, if you do not adhere to an allergic free diet, foods that you are eating can sabotage your effort to get well. Diet restriction is perhaps the hardest path for us to follow but the truth is this factor actually determines who gets better and who does not.
If a strict allergic free diet is properly and adequately followed, the recovery can take place as soon as five months with the mentioned protocol. Nonetheless, complete recovery may take up to nine months or even two years to take effect if our energy reserves have been depleted. Again, bear in mind that all sources of chronic stress must be identified, evaluated, managed and minimized. These include all emotional, lifestyle, physical and those derived from our internal and external environments.
My last piece of post on Leaky Gut has made it clear that Leaky Gut Syndrome is an auto-toxicity in its own right. Therefore, detoxification of our body with cleanses – parasite, bowel, liver and kidney described in my multiple posts – are necessary to rehabilitate the barrier of our intestinal wall and restore our liver, kidney and immune functions. Healing will take place along with lifestyle changes, healthy diet and nutrition, exercises and relaxation, cleansing and natural supplementation. Do not be judged by people out there who do not understand this concept. You can make your own judgment calls about what paths to take for yourself. As a Chinese proverb says, ‘The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it’. Believe it or not, there is always something that can be done.
Now, the full secret is out! Leaky Gut can be reversed and healed; and you now have the right information on how this can be achieved. Stop procrastinate and take control of your health right away.