Bentonite clay has the natural ability to attract to it all types of positively charged toxic material. It has been used to rid the body of chemicals from the environment and metabolic waste. When the Bentonite is passed from the body, it pulls toxic substances with it - thereby detoxifying the digestive tract, the bloodstream, and the body.*
A. Since Bentonite is a natural clay mined from the earth, it is inherently dirty. In our Detoxificant/Bentonite product we start with the natural bentonite clay, then we refine out the dirt, mica, and other impurities that do not have the active drawing powers. The result is a more active Bentonite solution which contains the active consituent, Montmorillonite. We are the only company on the market which takes this extra step to produce a more powerful detoxifier.
There are other products on the market that have powdered bentonite in them. To be most effective, Bentonite must be in a liquid state, (in other words, suspended in water).
We package our Detoxificant in glass, not plastic. The extreme drawing properties of Bentonite clay (and montmorillonite in particular) can leach petrochemicals from plastic bottles. You should never buy a bentonite product packaged in plastic.
A. Bentonite contains a small amount of the element aluminum, but it is found complexed into the core of the molecule. It cannot be broken apart from the montmorillonite molecule, and cannot be absorbed into the human body. We have a piece of literature which describes this in more detail.
A. When speedy detoxification of the body is desired, the general rule of thumb is: the faster the detoxification process is needed, the faster and greater amount of the product will need to be taken. Plenty of water should also be taken.
INTESTINAL CLEANSER (PSYLLIUM)
A. Our Psyllium product is a special grade and size (mesh) of psyllium. We have tried over 30 different types of psyllium suppliers, but this psyllium works the best and has achieved the best results. It tends to swell to a larger volume, and also gel much quicker than most other varieties - hence, it works better.
The seed and husk is what gives psyllium the slippery, mucilagenous, and swelling properties. The husk is what gives the psyllium the cleansing properties, because it is slightly abrasive, so it acts as a cleanser on the intestines.
A. This is normal. As the bottles are transported, the product tends to settle so that it may seem like the bottle is not quite full. But, if you were to weigh each bottle you will find that there is more than 10 oz. - the net weight we print on the bottle (we fill by weight, not by volume).
A. How are you taking the product?
- You want to be sure that you are not taking too much. The recommended serving size is 1 heaping teaspoon in 4-8 oz. of water or juice, shaken thoroughly. Another thing that you can do is to make sure you drink plenty of water. After drinking the initial mixture, drink another 4-8 oz. of water.
- One possible cause of this discomfort is that you are not drinking enough water with the psyllium seed. This product swells and if you do not drink enough water, it can be very hard to digest and keep the psyllium moving through the digestive tract.
- Another possible cause of your discomfort stems from the fact that you are most likely taking this product because you have poor bowel elimination. Frequently in conditions such as this, portions of the colon have very narrow passages. These constrictures of the colon, as they are called, can be so narrow that when the semi-solid mass of the psyllium reaches one of these narrow passages, it can barely move through. The result is that you get a blockage and any food that you have eaten since drinking the psyllium will back up. This can produce the symptoms you speak of.
However, it is important that you understand that the psyllium IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO OPEN THESE NARROW PASSAGES. It may take a few times, but eventually the fiber in the psyllium will widen the passages, removing your discomforts entirely.
Remember to drink plenty of water. You can also exercise to help dislodge the psyllium and get it moving. But, if you are in distress and in dire need of relief you can go to your local health food store or distributor and ask to buy the Herbal Supplements. This product does not do anything to open those narrow passages, so you still want to take the Intestinal Cleanser to correct the problem. The Herbal Supplements are meant for temporary use only.
A. GreenLife® is a natural food supplement that is made from the cereal grass juice, such as the immature grasses of wheat, barley and oats. This product contains every nutrient necessary to sustain life. The vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in GreenLife® are alive, active, and balanced by Nature. It is Nature's answer to a multivitamin and multimineral supplement.
A. GreenLife® is, quite simply, THE BEST green food product on the market. It is 92% concentrated grass juice powder. We take every precaution necessary to provide the consumer with a product that is ALIVE and in as NATURAL a state as possible.
- First: The grasses are grown on organically and bio-dynamically treated soil, with compost and other natural soil amendments.
- Second: The grasses are harvested at the stage of their peak nutritional quality.
- Third: No rice, maltodextrin or other drying agents are used.
- Fourth: The grass juice is freeze-dried which retains a maximum amount of vitamins, enzymes, coenzymes, minerals, mineral activators and amino acids.
A. It is very difficult to answer a question like this, because the amount of juice you get from the grass varies greatly by a number of different factors, including: soil quality, age at harvest, and moisture and solids content. We harvest our grasses at their peak nutritional status - about 21 days of growth - while most people who grow wheat grass in trays harvest at about 9 or 10 days. Thus, the grass grown in trays has only developed about half of its full nutritional potential.
A. This is normal. In shipping, some of the tablets may slough off some powder as a result of being shaken and bounced around. We could make the tablets harder to resist this minor problem, but it would result in a tablet that was harder to dissolve and digest. We recommend that you consume that powder in some juice or water so that it is not wasted.
7 DAY CLEANSING PROGRAM
A. The 7 Day Cleansing Program is a cleansing fast that works in harmony with Nature to enhance the body's healing process. The body can heal itself Naturally if given the proper conditions: proper nutrition and proper elimination of poisons from the bloodstream. Which will help maintain the body in a state of good health.
The program consists of fasting for 7 days. That may sound severe, but you will be taking a cleansing drink and nutritional supplements every hour-and-a-half , so your stomach will constantly be full. This allows the body to shut down the digestive system so all that energy that is usually used to digest food can go toward healing the body.
During this cleansing program the body will be in a healing mode and toxins may be stirred up. That is why we recommend colonic irrigation to help remove and flush out these poisons before they are reabsorbed by the bloodstream. Colonic irrigation is also very effective at loosening and removing the impacted mucous and feces that becomes hardened in the colon and is very difficult to expel.
A. Colonic irrigation is a process which introduces water into the large intestine, or colon. Procedures which accomplish this are enemas and high colonics. In these procedures a small tip is inserted 2 inches into the rectum and water is introduced into the colon. The water is taken in, and massaging is done to move the water back-and-forth around the walls of the colon to loosen the impacted fecal matter and plaque - and also to flush the stirred-up poisons from the body. Whatever type of colonic irrigation is used, massaging is the key to success.
An enema consists of using an enema bulb or an enema bag. An enema is usually administered on the floor of the bathroom while on your hands and knees. About 1 cup to 1 pint of water or solution is taken into the colon. When the need to expel arises, the person gets off the floor and sits on the toilet to evacuate. Then, the person gets back on the floor to administer more water. The procedure is duplicated as many times as needed or desired. Enemas affect only the descending colon and, at times, part of the transverse colon.
High colonics are a very simple procedure that uses one position for the entire treatment. In his procedure, a person lays on their back on a table or board. A small tip - no larger than a pencil - is inserted into the rectum no more than 2 inches. Water or a colonic solution is introduced into the tip via a tube and is either fed by gravity flow or by pressure. The water or solution in taken into the colon and, since both hands are free, the person can massage the abdomen, or relax and read a book, etc. When the need to expel arises, the person can evacuate freely and all elimination goes into the toilet or down the drain - hence, the person lies on their back for the whole procedure. The colonic procedure lasts for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Colonics are administered by professional colon hydrotherapists for a fee of $35-65 per session.
A. Nature works in units of 7. There are 7 days in a week. The moon's cycle is in units of 7. Women menstruate in units of 7. Chickens and ducks hatch in units of 7. In the body, it takes 7 days to clean the bloodstream. So, by the end of our 7 Day Cleansing Program, you can have a clean, fresh bloodstream - which can do wonders for healing the body.
A. Many people think that they cannot live without eating for 7 days, but you will not die if you do not eat for that time. In fact, all throughout the history of mankind, food has been a fairly scarce commodity - so that man lived in a state of either feast or famine. Compare that to what has happened in only the last 100 years when food has become so abundant. People eat three meals a day and snack in between meals. So it has only been in the last century that we have had such a plentiful supply of food. With some willpower and discipline, you can succeed! And, you´ll feel so much better about yourself for what you have accomplished.
If you truly feel that you cannot possibly last the full 7 days, you can start out slowly. Try a 3-Day Cleanse. Then when you feel comfortable that you can go without food for 3 days, you can try for 5 days, or maybe even the full 7 Day Cleanse.
A. You should not. These types of things are what is causing many of your ailments and health problems. This cleanse is a process of detoxification, and the body cannot effectively detoxify if you are continuing to take in toxins such as these.
You may substitute with some herbal tea (not black tea, such as Lipton's – a registered trademark) once or twice a day.
A. The 7 Day Cleansing Program works with the specific assortment of the products we provide. Any substitutions may limit your results.
You should be especially aware of the fact that all the supplied products are from natural food sources - nothing is synthetic or man-made. 90% of all vitamin supplements are synthetic - and they do not work in the body to nutritionally build the bloodstream - like natural food supplements do.
(If your product says 250 mg or 500 mg of vitamin C (or ascorbic acid) then it is synthetic. If your product says 5,000 IU or 10,000 IU of vitamin E (acetate or succinate) then it is synthetic.)
A. Since your body is in a cleansing mode, you are stirring up poisons in the body. If these poisons are reabsorbed into the bloodstream, they can create any number of conditions of ill health. Increasing your intake of Detoxificant should support the natural elimination of these toxins. This is why colonic irrigation is so important when you are on a Cleansing Program. This procedure uses water to flush these poisons out of the body before they are reabsorbed by the bloodstream.
If you are feeling weak, you can increase the amount of GreenLife® that you are taking. GreenLife® has every nutrient you need (except vitamin D), including the electrolyte, potassium. The point of the 7 Day Cleansing Program is to shut down the digestive system for the 7 days so that the body can concentrate on the healing process.
If you still need some help, try including fresh vegetable juice or a vegetable broth (liquid only).
A. Remember, it took you years to build up all the toxins, mucous, and debris in your body. You can't expect one or two weeks to get you completely cleaned out.
For most people we recommend doing a 7 Day Cleansing Program every 7 weeks in the first year - again working in units of 7, as Nature does. That means that you can do between 5 and 7 Cleanses the first year. This is sufficient for most people. However, degenerative cases may need a more intense regimen (i.e. one Cleansing Program a month), and they may need as many as 10 to 20 Cleanses to get truly cleaned out.
There are certain plateau points that are reached in your results. So you may eliminate a lot of material for a few days during the Cleanse and not eliminate any more for the remaining few days. This is normal, because most people will clean out the colon in stages. Once one blockage is passed, it may take time to loosen and expel the next blockage.
You will know when you are truly cleaned out, because you will have boundless energy; you will be free of minor aches, and pains; your skin will be a young, healthy color; and you will feel young again. In a clean body and a properly cleaned and nourished bloodstream, these types of symptoms do not present themselves. Also, you may go on 2 or 3 successive Cleansing Programs and pass no more of the mucous and plaque.
But, be aware that the mucous is constantly created when we eat foods such as: refined flours and sugars, processed foods, foods that contain natural toxins, and bad food combinations (i.e. mixing starches and proteins at the same meal).
A. Our products are not merely vitamins, they are natural food concentrates. It is a very easy and cheap process to tablet and sell synthetic vitamins as food supplements. But, they are not truly food supplements, and they cannot truly support Life.
We take great care to preserve all of the original vitamins, minerals, and enzymes from our original food source, so that the product we bring to the consumer is Alive. For example:
- We dry our products through special processes so that the temperature does not rise above body temperature. This preserves the enzymes.
- We bottle our products in dark glass bottles. This preserves the vitamins and enzymes from degradation by light. The glass also prevents interaction between the product and the plastic that is used to bottle most food supplements.
- We replace the air in our bottles with Nitrogen gas to preserve the nutrients, because the Oxygen in the air can destroy many vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
So you see that we take many steps to ensure that we provide the consumer with a product that is Alive, with all of the nutrients at their peak Natural levels. That is why it may cost more, but you are getting a product that is as close to its natural state as possible.
A. There is a risk of hypervitaminosis with large amounts of fat-soluble vitamins, because these vitamins are stored in the body's fat cells, and are not excreted readily as are water-soluble vitamins. That being said, the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) are some of the most elusive nutrients in our modern diet, because most food sources are of poor quality and quantity, and these nutrients are easily degraded by food processing methods. While you can get these vitamins from plant sources, they are usually in precursor form, which the body converts to the active vitamin as needed. For example, beta carotene is the precursor for vitamin A, and is found in plants (especially yellow and orange fruits and vegetables).
Our recommendation of 1 Tablespoon of Cod Liver Oil per day is based on the work of Dr. Weston A. Price, who traveled the world studying indigenous people and their traditional diets. These people had perfect health - generation after generation, but succumbed to diseases of western culture within one generation as foods of commerce were included in their diet: white sugar, white flour and canned goods.
If you feel you are getting pre-formed vitamin A from other sources, then we suggest you reduce your Cod Liver Oil intake to 1-2 teaspoons per day. However, please make sure your other sources of vitamin A are FOOD sources, and not a synthetic vitamin as is often used in most one-a-day and multivitamin preparations.