WEEK TWO: LIVER AND GALL BLADDER CLEANSE (w/ apple cleanse and liver flush)
I hope the cleanse is going well for you and that you benefited greatly from the colon cleanse!
For week 2, start with step 2 in the internal cleansing kit, we have already prepared for the cleanse. You may take a few days to recalibrate your digestive stimulator number if you wish.
The Internal Cleansing Kit™ starts with a three-day pre-cleanse. During this time you will discover how many Digestive Stimulator™ capsules you need to take before bed to assure three daily bowel movements the following day. This number will vary depending on your current regularity. You will continue to take this number of Digestive Stimulator™ caps each day of your cleanse. In addition you will begin taking Toxin Absorber™ once per day. This bulk fiber will assist your body in removing toxins throughout your cleanse.*
The Internal Cleansing Kit™ begins with support and cleansing of your liver & gallbladder. The liver is your body’s primary organ of self-detoxification and plays a crucial role in a successful cleanse. You will continue supporting and cleansing your liver for the entire cleanse by taking Liver & Gallbladder Rejuvenator™. As with most of the formulas in the Internal Cleansing Kit™ you will be taking it three times per day: before breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Also in week two, you will take four formulas to rebalance populations of intestinal organisms. Three of these formulas, Large Para Cleanser 1 & 2™ and Small Para Cleanser™, will work to eliminate unwanted para-organisms and the fourth, Friendly Bacteria Replenisher™, will recolonize your intestinal tract with probiotics, the good bacteria that maintain your life.*
During week two, you will also begin taking Toxin Neutralizer™ once per day to protect your cells during cleansing and to reduce damage from free radicals.* This will be continued throughout the entire cleanse.
In addition, at any point during your cleanse you may have a cup of Refreshing Green Tea Blend™ to help you through any difficult spots that may arise.
Here’s some information you will need to do the apple cleanse during the 2nd week, if you so choose….
I recommend doing 3-4 days towards the end of the week, to give the body a few days to stabilize after the colon cleanse.
Check out this link or if you want to find out more, google “apple cleanse” and lots of info. will come up…
I also have a handout about a liver flush that I will share with you, just ask me the next time you see me as a reminder:))
Here’s some details on the liver flush: http://www.alternativehealth.co.nz/cancer/liverflush.htm
Edgar Cayce Diet
Cayce recommended the apple diet for a wide variety of ailments too lengthy to enumerate, but in all cases where toxaemia or toxicity could be a cause or contributing factor to such problems as headache, debilitation, neuritis, arthritis, constipation, incoordination of assimilation and elimination, subluxations, anaemia, stroke, pinworms and so on.
What Apply Variety should be used?
‘…Those that pertain to those activities of the Jonathan variety of the apple, or the jenneting; the Black Arkansas, the Oregon Red, (which are the ones you have here), the Sheepnose, the Delicious, the Arkansas Russet; any of those that are of the jenneting variety.’ Reading 0294-18
‘…and we will cleanse ALL toxic forces from any system!’ Reading 0820-00
‘…NO raw apples; or if raw apples are taken, take them and NOTHING else – three days of raw apples only, and then olive oil, and we will cleanse ALL toxic forces from any
NOTE – The quantity of Olive Oil used on the third day varied with individuals to as little as a few teaspoons full.
‘…the regular Apple Diet would be WELL for the body – but DON’T TRY TO WORK LIKE A HORSE WHEN YOU ARE ON THE APPLE DIET! or else we will find it will be more detrimental than helpful!’ Reading 0307-01
‘ 23. We would cleanse the alimentary canal as related to the effect of the gastric flow through the stomach and throughout the duodenum. This may be done through the cleansing by the method of the APPLE DIET – RAW Apples; requiring about three days. Eat nothing but raw apples, you see, for three days – each meal for three days. Then at bedtime on the evening of the third day, take half a cup
(teacup) of Pure Olive Oil.
24. Then leave off this diet, but it may be repeated once a month for two or three months; three days each month, you see, and then left off.’ Reading 1622-00
4. ‘We would use first the apple diet to purify the system; that is, for three days eat nothing but apples of the Jonathan variety if possible. This includes the Delicious, which is a
variety of the Jonathan. The Jonathan is usually grown farther north than the Delicious, but these are of the same variety, but eat some. You may drink coffee if you desire, but do not put milk or cream in it, especially while you are taking the apples.
5. At the end of the third day, the next morning take about two ablespoonsful of Olive Oil.’ Reading 0780-01
23. (Q) Why did the Apple Diet fail and was it harmful?
(A) As we find, this would not have failed if there had not been the needs for undue changes during those periods. It is often necessary for this to be repeated more than once, to become really effective. Reading 1158-03
We will continue using the chakra system, yoga sutras and 8-fold path as our guides into the mental, emotional and spiritual enegy systems.
The 3rd and 4th chakras are going to be main focus for this week, take a look at thebooks or website…
This area of the cleanse is mainly about power, sense of self, self-worth and esteem. Pay close attention to feelings of not good enough, guilt, anger, worry– they are stem from these organs and this area. Also, look for clues in your life as to where you may be losing power– job, money, relationship, self. This is a good time to do a ritual of release around these issues–and reclaim your power!
Keep the Yamas and Niyamas as your main focus with the yoga sutras, they are filled with great knowledge and wisdom. Also, consider the importance of the Asana and Pranayama practice in clearing and aligning the body, and integrate this new information into your experience of yourself.
Patanjali and His Eightfold Path of Yoga
To perform the boat posture simply to get a flatter tummy is missing the boat, according to Patanjali.
Often called the “father of yoga,” Patanjali was the guy who codified his thoughts and knowledge of yoga in The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. In this work, Patanjali compiled 195 sutras or concise aphorisms that are essentially an ethical blueprint for living a moral life and incorporating the science of yoga into your life. Although no one is sure of the exact time when Patanjali lived and wrote down his sutras, it is estimated this humble physician who became one of the world’s greatest sages roamed India somewhere between 200 B.C. and 200 A.D.
In a world where we reduce nearly everything to quick tips and sound bites, Patanjali seems to fit right in with his brief 195 guidelines to enlightenment. But in the case of Patanjali, simplicity is deceptive. In fact, scholars still don’t agree on what Patanjali meant in some of his sutras.
The Yoga Sutra is considered the fundamental text on the system of yoga, and yet you wont find the description of a single posture or asana in it. This is a guide for living the right life. Essentially, Patanjali says, you can’t practice asanas in yoga class, feel the stretch, and then go home to play with your kids, cook a meal, yell at your employees, and cheat on your taxes. There is more to yoga than that — yoga can help you cultivate body, mind, and spiritual awareness.
The heart of Patanjali’s teachings is the eightfold path of yoga. It is also called the eight limbs of Patanjali, because they intertwine like the branches of a tree in the forest. These aren’t commandments (although they sometimes sound like them), laws, or hard and fast rules. These are Patanjali’s suggestions for living a better life through yoga. Here are the eight limbs of Patanjali.
Yama is social behavior, how you treat others and the world around you. These are moral principles. Sometimes they are called the don’ts or the thou shalt nots. There are five yamas:
- Nonviolence (ahimsa). Do no harm to any creature in thought or deed. In his book Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda asks Mahatma Gandhi the definition of ahimsa. Gandhi said, “The avoidance of harm to any living creature in thought or deed.” Yogananda asked if one could kill a cobra to protect a child. Gandhi maintained he would still hold to his vow of ahimsa, but added, “I must confess that I could not serenely carry on this conversation were I faced by a cobra.”
- Truth and honesty (satya). Tell no lies. Cheating on your income taxes falls into this category.
- Nonstealing (asteya). Do not steal material objects (a car) or intangibles such as the center of attention or your child’s chance to learn responsibility or independence by doing something on his own.
- Nonlust (brahmacharya). Don’t worry; this is not a call to celibacy. Many yogis of old were married and had families of their own. The person who practices brahmacharya avoids meaningless sexual encounters and, as the well-known teacher B.K.S. Iyengar puts it, “sees divinity in all.”
- Nonpossessiveness (aparigraha). Free yourself from greed, hoarding, and collecting. Do you really need more shoes, another car, or to hog the conversation every time you see your friends? Make your life as simple as possible.
Niyama is inner discipline and responsibility, how we treat ourselves. These are sometimes called observances, the do’s, or the thou shalts. There are five niyamas:
- Purity (shauca). Purity is achieved through the practice of the five yamas, which help clear away the negative physical and mental states of being. Keep yourself, your clothing, and your surroundings clean. Eat fresh and healthy food. The next time you joke about treating your body like a temple, think of this niyama.
- Contentment (santosha). Cultivate contentment and tranquility by finding happiness with what you have and who you are. Seek happiness in the moment, take responsibility for where you are, and choose to grow from there.
- Austerity (tapas). Show discipline in body, speech, and mind. The purpose of developing self-discipline is not to become ascetic, but to control and direct the mind and body for higher spiritual aims or purposes.
- Study of the sacred text (svadhyaya). Study sacred texts, which are whatever books are relevant to you and inspire and teach you. Education changes a person’s outlook on life. As Iyengar says, a person starts “to realize that all creation is meant for bhakti (adoration) rather than for bhoga (enjoyment), that all creation is divine, that there is divinity within himself and that the energy which moves him is the same that moves the entire universe.”
- Living with an awareness of the Divine (ishvara-pranidhana). Be devoted to God, Buddha, or whatever you consider divine.
“The posture of yoga is steady and easy,” Patanjali says. Patanjali compares this to resting like the cosmic serpent on the waters of infinity. Although Westerners often consider the practice of asana or postures as an exercise regimen or a way to stay fit, Patanjali and other ancient yogis used asana to prepare the body for meditation. To sit for a lengthy time in contemplation required a supple and cooperative body. If you are free of physical distractions — such as your foot going to sleep — and can control the body, you can also control the mind. Patanjali said, “Posture is mastered by freeing the body and mind from tension and restlessness and meditating on the infinite.”
Prana is the life force or energy that exists everywhere and flows through each of us through the breath. Pranayama is the control of breath. The basic movements of pranayama are inhalation, retention of breath, and exhalation. “The yogi’s life is not measured by the number of days but by the number of his breaths,” says Iyengar. “Therefore, he follows the proper rhythmic patterns of slow, deep breathing.” The practice of pranayama purifies and removes distractions from the mind making it easier to concentrate and meditate.
The 8-fold path illuminates the importance of Right Speech and Right Action. Contemplate how these aspects affect the relationships and experiences in your life.
Right speech is the first principle of ethical conduct in the eightfold path. Ethical conduct is viewed as a guideline to moral discipline
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The second ethical principle, right action, involves the body as natural means of expression, as it refers to deeds that involve bodily actions. Unwholesome actions lead to unsound states of mind, while wholesome actions lead to sound states of mind. Again, the principle is explained in terms of abstinence: right action means 1. to abstain from harming sentient beings, especially to abstain from taking life (including suicide) and doing harm intentionally or delinquently, 2. to abstain from taking what is not given, which includes stealing, robbery, fraud, deceitfulness, and dishonesty, and 3. to abstain from sexual misconduct. Positively formulated, right action means to act kindly and compassionately, to be honest, to respect the belongings of others, and to keep sexual relationships harmless to others. Further details regarding the concrete meaning of right action can be found in the Precepts.