Natural Detox: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Dede (London, Ont., Canada) on 09/02/2011
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In response to the Detox with DE, I can personally say that after 2 weeks on DE I feel great, it has detoxed me and is working on my energy level as well as some other ailments I suffer with. I found the first few days I was going to the bathroom more frequently.... But that only lasted a short time.... this product is amazing, I use it everywhere, for insects, in my garden, and around my home....

Dietary Changes
Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Usa) on 06/24/2011
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I buy a huge bottle of green tea with ginseng & honey, I also gargle with salt, tea tree oil and warm water, it had to be a snap choice as my mouth felt and tasted like a cotton ball riding a garbage truck, my food tasted bad or no taste at all.

I also take cell food and colloidal silver, I'm hoping whatever I am doing is slowly working.

I read where most wheat has mycosis which is mold, chickens eat a lot of this and get mycosis then we eat chickens, maybe a lot of other animals as well.

I also plan on trying Ted's remedies. I need all the help I can get. I hope to start a program like Montel's program of juicing my own veggies/fruits etc. I have been doing whatever is easy or quick, I gave up red meat where I cheated last week an got a negative feeling body wise.

so I hope to keep trying. I know there is hope & keep trying.Thanks/Peace"

Liver and Kidney Cleanse
Posted by Jeff (Mckinney, Texas) on 06/15/2011

I haven't received any feedback so I decided to go it on my own. I went to WholeFoods and it just so happens that someone ordered a StoneBreaker (Chanca Piedra) extract and never picked it up. It's in liquid form and contains StoneBreaker herb, Hydrangea root, Celery seed, and Burdock seed. Directions say to take one dropper in a full glass of water 3 times/day. I'm starting with this and I am also going to take 1000mg of Milk Thistle with my evening meal.

I will also be taking Vitamins E, C, and D3 along with some Cholorphyll for additional support. I will report back and let you know the outcome.

Fruit and Juice Fast
Posted by Steve (South Jersey) on 07/30/2016

Keep in mind that Steve Jobs' pancreatic cancer is linked to his fruitopian diet, which included a lot of juice fasts.

Posted by Kathie (Houston, Texas/ Usa) on 06/07/2011

I order my seeds online in bulk. I eat them raw. (more nutrient rich that way) I do not sprout them like I do Alfalfa. Alfalfa, I soak for about 10 hours then rinse and drain 2-3 times a day for about a week, keeping covered until the last few days. Fenugreek, I start out the same as Alfalfa, but I only let them sprout for a couple of days, letting the "tail" grow only about an eigth of an inch. They taste very nutty and the texture is like a sprouted grain (it has good "chew").

BTW, I had posted this to go under the Fenugreek catagory for remedies and several people had said that fenugreek makes your boobs get bigger. Now that I see my post under detox remedies, it looks a little funny reading that part... Just wanted to share my experience :-)

Liver Detoxification: Carbonated Water, Lemon, Sea Salt
Posted by Carolina Girl (In The Carolinas) on 12/29/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Congratulations.. I am quite sure your family is extremely proud of you for taking your health back.

Kidney Detoxification: Lemon Juice, Raw Comfrey
Posted by Brian (Wendouree/Ballarat, Victoria/Australia) on 08/27/2008
5 out of 5 stars

When 7 years old, I nearly died with nepthritis [ kidney disease ]. At 39 year old, the pain in that area made me almost weep and it needed to be stopped. I felt something inside said to fast, take only lemon juice and eat "raw" comfrey - I did this from 4.00 pm friday until lunch time sunday and I have never had a pain there since and I am now 68years old. "I thank God for Comfrey" - since then I have spoke to people who have also been set free of disease in the kidneys through comfrey and its healing "alantoin". I only ate about 7 hand sized leaves over 3 days.

Liver Detoxification: ACV, Cranberry, Lemon
Posted by Michelle (Houston, TX ) on 06/24/2008
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I take a daily concoction of 1 tsp ACV, 4 ounces of unsweetened cranberry juice, 12 ounces of water, and half of a squeezed lemon. It's part of an eating plan and it's said to help cleanse the liver. All I know about it after seven days is that I feel generally better. I am prone to UTI's so the cranberry is definitely helping, and I've lost 4 pounds in eight days. (Of course, I'm following a prescribed plan of eating all natural foods and eating every three hours). It's a bitter drink, but I'm still drinking it!

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by H2O2 (Memphis, TN) on 02/05/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using this method with a nebulizer for years. I inhale several times, 2-3 times per day. I used to get the flu twice a year, every year. Since I started H2O2 therapy I have not had even a cold or sniffle in the last 10 years! Could not worry less about Covid.

I have also used it more intensively to help with detoxing (longer sessions 4 times a day), and on the 2nd or 3rd day experienced an intense Herxheimer reaction immediately after, which proved beyond a doubt the effectiveness of this therapy.

Posted by CC (los Angeles) on 11/25/2021
5 out of 5 stars

best total body detox( easiest), especially if u got the covid vvax!?

I'm burnt out on 50 supplements, due to chronic health problems!! (& im pretty young)! All about ion baths( any recommnedations to add to bath), DMA, tea's- any recs? Also, in general, sooooo fatigued from ischemic surg complication, left me w/ hypopituitary(?). #45goingOn135! Lol help!

Used to drink 100% organic pure mangosteen juice ($35/ bottle), cured about everything, but sold out everywhere& gave u instant healthy energy! Used in Asia, as chemo, in healthy way! Any info? 100% organic mangosteen juice only 32 oz bottle approx $35. CC. love home remedies! Need mouthwash to whiten teeth!

Paxil Weaning Remedies
Posted by Anon (Michigan) on 05/15/2020

What is the safest way to get off of 40mg of Paxil and 1mg of Klonipin? ... Have been on both for many years.

Permethrin Spray Side Effects
Posted by GertJr (Madison) on 09/17/2019
0 out of 5 stars

I got permethrin spray on my hands last Wednesday, 7 days ago. I was spraying my chickens for lice (not wide spray, just a shot under each wing and around the butt) and I know it soaked thru parts of my shirt and, apparently, got into my gloves and my hands got pretty good soaking. That took me about an hour and then I had a good shower, but several days later I notice my hands are tingling and somewhat numb. Any suggestions on how to detox from this? I was worrying about diabetes and then realized it's only been since that exposure. I plan to soak in epsom salts when I get home, but what else?

Permethrin Spray Side Effects
Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 09/18/2019

Dear GertJr,

Charcoal (activated charcoal powder) internally would be my favorite way to detox from something like this. 1 teaspoon in a glass of water once or twice a day. (or 4 charcoal tablets accompanied by a glass of water) Charcoal adsorbs toxins and medicines, so it should be taken 2 hours away from any other medicine. For this type of thing I would take it for a week or two. If that doesn't seem to work, a blood purifying herb like burdock root or nettle would be my next choice. These can both be taken in a tea form, or in capsules. To make a tea, I would use a tablespoon of each and pour 8 ounces of boiling water over the herbs. Allow to sit at least 30 minutes then strain and consume. Again, I would try this at least two weeks. I have taken both for months at a time with only good results. Currently my 13 year old takes nettle daily to see if it will heal him long term of reacting to poison ivy. It seemed to do that for his older brother. At the least, he has had less poison ivy break outs since beginning this regiment. But, I digress. I hope these things will help! Oh, and Epsom salt is nearly always a good thing to do!

Love that stuff.

~Mama to Many~

Permethrin Spray Side Effects
Posted by GertJr (Madison) on 09/18/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks mama. I had nettle tea leaves already, so had that last night as I soaked in epsom salts. Got Milk Thistle Seed tea on my way to work and drinking it all day long. I was afraid to try the charcoal since I take so many supplements and didn't want to waste them. Everyone at work is saying it's carpal tunnel, but it came on so fast and, even tho I keyboard all day long every day, I am careful to stretch my wrists and fingers periodically. I'd hate to have that! Thanks for the advice. Silly me, I thought the spray would be safer than a powder.....I've gotta be more careful.

Permethrin Spray Side Effects
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 09/18/2019

I think carpel tunnel is a b-6 deficiency...

Torsemide Side Effects
Posted by Karl (nevada) on 06/10/2019

Neuropathy: Does anyone know what damage is TORSEMITE doing on the long term? Karl. Thank you Nevada!

Prednisone Withdrawal Remedies
Posted by Meera (Australia) on 05/27/2019

I have recently come off a year long course of Predisone for an on going auto-immune disease. I tapered down the dose with the neurologist's supervision over several months. I took the last 1mg dose last Monday and the last 2 days my feet, ankles and lower legs are very swollen and sore. It feels like the skin on my feet might burst. I've been putting my feet up the wall, drinking lots of water and herbal tea and trying to be patient. Do you have any recommendations or remedies to support this process of prednisone withdrawal...? Many thanks, Meera

Stomach Pain Remedies
Posted by Wendy (Columbus, OH) on 03/19/2019

Hi Karrie, Have you tried raw ginger? You can search this site for various recipes.

Stomach Pain Remedies
Posted by Karrie (NC ) on 03/21/2019

Hi Charity and Wendy, Thank you both for your advice. I've tried so many things from ACV to ginger to licorice. Thanks for your recommendations though I appreciate any and all help I can get! <3

Detoxing From Opiates
Posted by Cody (Wi, United States) on 01/14/2015

Hello, I'm looking for as much information and a possible list of things to get for my situation... And any guidance too, my sister final admitted her opiate addiction to me.. I've moved in and today will be the first day of her withdrawals, I'm the only one she has through this and want to help introduce her to natural healing during this.. Show her that prescribed drugs aren't necessary to live a fulfilling life. Maybe even show her the light...

I've heard melatonin to help sleep, loperamide to help with diarrhea, milk thistle (but not sure how or why) vitamin b and c and St. John's wort tea. Any other suggestion of what could help and why would be appreciated so much. I'm scared to see my sister like this but know I have to be strong for her.

Detoxing From Opiates
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 01/14/2015

Dear Cody,

Your sister is blessed to have you helping her!

You already have great ideas and I am sure your love and emotional support will be the most important thing of all.

Milk Thistle is something people use to help detox the liver, by the way.

Epsom Salt baths are good for detoxing and for relaxing. 1 cup Epsom Salt in a warm/hot bath for 20-30 minutes.

If it is possible to take a walk, exercise and sunshine are both critical for mental and physical health.

Castor Oil packs help to detox. You can use them over the liver area. I find that using a castor oil pack with a heating pad to be relaxing.

Please let us know how it goes. God bless you and your sister during this challenging time!

~Mama to Many~

Detoxing From Opiates
Posted by Myway (Delaware) on 01/14/2015

Make sure the rooms you are occupying are free of noise and at night, completely dark, cool rooms. Limit electronic exposure - play card games, board games for distraction. For sleeping, place a thin layer of castor oil on her eyelids to help her sleep. (I have tried this in the past - it works)! Keep her hydrated with water. Be as kind, gentle, loving and as patient as you can. All negative influences are off the table at this point. Lastly, if you have the energy, give her some good coconut oil massages to help relax.

Your kindness toward your sister will be remembered forever - this is not easy!



Essiac Tea
Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 08/05/2014

Dear Mama to Many ---- both you and I are into herbs and perhaps you could give me your opinion for my present state of affairs which comprise detoxing with ESSIAC, obtained from Essiac West online.

This is the first time I have the original Four Herb with all the roots in powder form. Prior to it I thought I was detoxing with other non original essiac products. Of course it did not do anything.

Guess what! After three days now I feel I have gone through the mill with nausea, griping, gagging etc. to such extent I became concerned. I had only used one ounce of the herb once at night. Well, it felt like an assault on the open front. I often have a message of an herb when I use it the first time. True enough, this message was lengthy:

The herb coursed through my entire torso, staying there a while, then moving to the next organ and so on. So it was the liver, the stomach, intestines, breasts, the skull, lungs, throat. And it worked there with powerful means I had never before experienced. Intuitively I knew this was way too powerful for my body to cope with and I did not take the herb the next night. But at five the next morning the works started so that I was trembling bending over and clutching my vitals. Instead the previous day where the effects ceased at about eleven in the morning, this day it lasted all day into the evening. At least it did not affect my sleep. Today, on the third day, I feel clear in the head and well but weak.

I phoned Essiac West and they said they had not heard this before and advised to take ginger tea for the nausea and to drink a lot of water. My plan is to wait a day as today is pretty normal, and to start drop wise till a tsp. and so on with a day's interruption till reaching half an ounce. I can well believe over detoxing can kill. It has nothing to do with Essiac herbs per se but with one's personal constitution. My body perspires well.

My one problem is with mercury amalgams. I think I have three. There is no way I can pay thousands for removal and implants with their attendant problems. Which is another unpleasant reality these days. I thought to use green algae for chelation and not to give up OP. I had a metallic taste in the mouth which made me alert.

Can I have your side of thought on this? I greatly believe in the beneficial effects of Essiac. The US gov't pulled on authentic business into court for having issued testimonies of Essiac users. They are impressive as I have seen them. They were told "you cannot do this" and closed their business. Where is the law prohibiting this? The times we live in and where I agree with Ol Henry.

Hope to hear from you. Namaste, Om

Essiac Tea
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 08/05/2014

Dear Om,

Wow! What a reaction! And some say that herbs couldn't possibly heal. I too have experienced some strong or dramatic results from herbs.

When you say that you took 1 Tablespoon of the herb, did you mean one Tablespoon of the dry herb or did you mean you took 1 Tablespoon of the actual tea?

Turkey Rhubarb is a purgative. Here is what Mountain Rose Herbs says about it:

"If you experience cramping, you've taken too much. On the other hand, if you take only a tiny amount of rhubarb, you will become constipated. In very small doses, the tannins in rhubarb are more effective than the purgative chemicals and the herb actually causes constipation."

Sheep Sorrel is also strong, as you know. Here is the caution from Mountain Rose:

"Because sheep sorrel contains oxalic acid, it is recommended that it not be used in large amounts for extended periods of time as it can cause mineral deficiencies and liver damage. People with rheumatism, arthritis, gout or kidney stones should avoid sorrel as it can worsen their conditions."

The Burdock Root and Slippery Elm (the other two ingredients in traditional Essiac, as you know, but just to clarify for others) are both generally more gentle. I have used Burdock and Slippery Elm for years. I have not yet used the other two herbs, though have them on my "list of herbs to buy at some point." I am fascinated by Essiac and the wonderful help it can be.

At the same time, I am reminded of this quote:

"All drugs are (meaning herbals, given the time written) are poisons the benefit depends on the dosage." Philippus Theophrastrus Bombast - That of Aureolus Paracelsus (1493-1541)

So, I think you are wise to cut way, way back, given your intense reaction. And maybe even evaluate if it is indeed the best solution for you. I believe you have used it successfully on pets?

I know there are a couple of herbs that were supposed to be so great that I tried and did not find to be good for me. Poke is very poisonous, but two herbalists I respect will use it very carefully and cautiously in certain circumstances.

I agree with you that the fillings you have are a concern, but also agree that the expense and risk do not necessarily warrant their removal.

I also agree that over detoxing could be fatal. Anything that causes great stress on the body would have that potential, especially on a compromised body.

Is there something specific you are working to heal in your body?

Well, keep in touch. I wish I had the perfect solution. We all keep studying and trying different things and learning along the way. I appreciate you sharing!

~Mama to Many~

Essiac Tea
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 08/05/2014

Mama to Many --- thanks for responding. I only took a fluid ounce of the prepared herb, not a tablesp. topped with two oz. of warm water.

Previously I have used Essiac mix of herbs that did not have the sheep sorrel roots . My shepherd passed a large black, jelly like substance which has also happened to a person posting on EC. So it can work but just how far? Today I had just a strange feeling in the intestines and I hope to get over my weakness. The herb mix is very fresh and potent and it is just now to find out the right strength and pausing for two or even three days, making a longer break after say four weeks' usage. If there is constipation, I always take triphala which has been my chief rescue for many years, being very reliable. I would take it sometime later than the evening dosage.

It makes sense considering the chemical composition of each individual which is also the basis for Ayurvedic medicine. One shirt does not fit all.

My animals used to get the cheaper version of Essiac without trouble but with the real thing I will have to be careful and observe.

As for myself, I wish to overcome fatigue of many years which I feel may be toxins. Like a car has to be overhauled. Herbs meditate and pass on the energy of the sun, making it possible to heighten ones' awareness.

Thank you again for your thoughts.

Namaste, Om

Essiac Tea
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 08/06/2014

Mama to Many from Om ---- Today I have still been purging since five o'clock in the morning. I got the Essiac literature out and found somewhere two lines for a much weaker solution where it was mentioned that some people were having the difficulties I am having. I will stop for awhile and try cautiously again. Renee Caisse had made this decision at the beginning of her practice but I only became aware of it now. So there is hope I can utilize the tea after all. Thanks for your input. Namaste, Om

Essiac Tea
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 08/07/2014

Hi Om,

Was glad for the update yesterday and am wondering how you are doing today?

~Mama to Many~

Essiac Tea
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 08/07/2014

Hi, Mama to Many --- this is the fifth day and at five in the morning waves or nausea. I am drinking ginger tea.

Next week I hope to take the much more diluted version, even fractions of it to make sure it is not too strong. But I had more clarity and energy for a while. Considering the thousands of very sick, even dying patients, that have had success, it must be that I need to cut down on it, being too sensitive.

I wish Ole Henry would take it, too. And loads of vit. C definitely.

Enjoy this marvellous summer. It's unusual here. Namaste, Om

Essiac Tea
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc, Canada) on 12/02/2014

Namaste, Mama to Many ----

This is a follow up on my Essiac herx reaction. I persevered with the dosage and came across a version much more diluted and authorized by Reene Caisse. I started with half tsp. and today I am using the regular decoction, using one ounce of the herb to two ounces of hot water without problems.

But before that while trying to find the right dosage for myself, I had twice such a reaction that I was horizontal for about ten days, doing only the most necessary chores. No desire for food and tremendous pain in my bones, especially the rib cage.

When I came out of it, I looked at my body, arms and legs like sticks and clothes hanging on that frame. But I am recovering. I have such faith in this herbal remedy. But my previous years' attempts to get somewhere with Essiac imitations did nothing for me. Hence the surprising Essiac reaction which was, however, unusual. I will use it over the year but with breaks. What a God given remedy. I remember the power of these herbs surging through my body.

I am supplementing with Milk Thistle for liver detox report. All is well now. It takes some persevering on the journey to good health.

Namaste, Om

Essiac Tea
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 12/04/2014

Dear Om,

I was so happy to see all of your updates. Thanks for taking time to share what you have learned. I have wondered how you were doing.

It was so good to hear from you! God bless you.

~Mama to Many~

Detoxing from Silcone
Posted by Suzy (Eugene, Or) on 07/30/2014

One of my neighbors has had health issues for the last year..... was told she had rheumatoid arthritis in her joints among other auto-immune type disorders. She just learned that her breast implants are leaking silicone into her body. Obviously, she is scheduled to have the implants removed...but does anyone heard of protocols to remove the silicone that has already been released into her system?

Detoxing from Silcone
Posted by Timh (KY) on 07/31/2014 2077 posts

@Suzy: Here's 3 natural remedies for general detox.

1) Take the amino acid NAC 1grm daily to boost the body's primary antioxidant Glutathione. Also, to help boost GTH take either a supplement of Selenium or eat Brazil Nuts daily plus 3mg Melatonin prior to retiring.

2) Foot Detox Patches during bed-time or while sleeping (remove toxic patches upon waking).

3) Take whole body hot baths w/ 1/4 cup Magnesium Sulfate aka Epsom Salts plus 1/4 cup Sodium Bicarbonate aka Baking Soda. 2 baths per week for several wks will help much.

General Feedback
Posted by Brad (Rhode Island, US) on 05/25/2014

Re: Herxheimer Reaction to Detox? Long story, keeping it short. I have been paleo and on the blood group diet. The detox was bad for my psoriasis and arthritis but after 7 weeks started clearing. I had a few good weeks and the skin is getting worse again. Is my liver getting rid of more stuff again/more detoxing? This is so not cool and seems like an endless battle.It is a holiday weekend and I just need answers/ someone to help me make sense of this. I am working with a qualified naturopath and am going to call next week. My diet is super clean and have been following to a T. Any input thanks.

General Feedback
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 05/25/2014

Brad, some who go on the Paleo diet, find that the amounts of animal protein/fats are too much for their particular constitution.

General Feedback
Posted by Andrea C (Wales Uk) on 05/26/2014

Look up 'HEALING CRISES' This will explain why this happens after feeling and looking good. Love Andrea C xxxx

Herxheimer Reactions or Toxic Overload
Posted by Wayseeker (Motown, Ca) on 11/25/2013

Herxheimer Reactions or Toxic Overload:

In the name of being helpful, there is an adage by Hippocrates, which is sworn by every medical doctor. It is, in part.. "FIRST DO NO HARM." This, by the way, is the root of the word "hypocrite, " as in one who takes such an oath, and then does not uphold it.

That said, there are sometimes toxic reactions for two reasons: One, for an overload of a toxic substance, whether it be a poison, or a medication. The other, for a "die-off" reaction, when a toxin is released into the bloodstream from out of an organ or body system. Cleansing too rapidly may cause this toxic reaction, and is therefore to be avoided by detoxifying slowly.

I experienced this firsthand with myself, when cleansing, and discovered that I could not move my arms and shoulders hardly at all, and my heart was racing wildly -- even though I was calm and unafraid. I ran in and mixed up some modified citrus pectin and drank it. I vomited a little, and was then perfectly fine. I recall wondering if I would even have had time to drive to the hospital, or call an ambulance, or if anyone would have known what to do to stop this poison.

What I have discovered, is that there is a law, that all ambulances must carry activated charcoal, to be used to treat many such conditions. It is considered 100% safe.

My other experience was with Marvin, my sweetie, when he went into a condition commonly called ammonia-on-the-brain, or hepatic encephalopathy. The first time it ever happened, I gave him lots of distilled water, and it worked.

The second time, he wound up in the hospital for over two months, and was put on about fifteen medications.

Charcoal was likely the best choice, and would have worked, but was not used... as the standard is to use all possible other medications first, and only last, charcoal. Why this is? I think that answer is fairly said, because it costs about ten cents. Charcoal removes ammonia safely, quickly, and easily, particularly in case of a poisonous condition affecting the liver and brain.

So, here we are, and I can only say, drink lots of (distilled, pure, filtered) water to flush out any toxins, particularly if one has been ill, and is attempting to clear a virus or bacteria. And walk, to get the blood moving to help clear the toxic overload when the buggers die off and are thrown into the bloodstream.

Now, in all fairness, Marvin was not drinking enough water, nor moving about nearly enough, and was also not taking one of his prescriptions to help his bowels move-- because it gave him constant diarrhea. Lemon-aid was also refused for the same reason, which also helps to keep the bowels moving these toxins along.

So-- just wanted to share our experience-- because it was a little trip that led to a very big fall, and could have easily been handled with a little bit of knowledge about a simple, safe substance, called charcoal.

I truly apologize if my recent post caused any difficulty, as I in no way believe that anything suggested here had anything to do with what happened. I believe the man simply wasn't moving enough to move his bowels. "Take up your bed (get up out of bed! ) and walk."


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