Cleansing Diets

Detox Cleanse at Home. Fasting Free

The fasting free cleansing diet which is first on the list here is actually very easy to do.  You don’t starve.  You can detox while you enjoy your food just the same.  You will find that it is quite fun to do.  It is just a matter of getting organized and  getting in the necessary foods which are going to sustain you over this two week period of cleansing.

Cancer Prevention: Cleansing diets are important to keep good health.  Cancer does not develop in a body which is kept clean of waste. Accumulated waste is the main factor in people getting degenerative disease like cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and parkinson’s disease. If you are unlucky enough to have been exposed to large amounts of toxic herbicides and pesticides and industrial chemicals, then you will have a harder job to eliminate the accumulated poisons, and cancer and other disease will be harder to cure through elimination processes. But it can be done.  And should be done.

In a fairly normal healthy body, it is good to fast occasionally to give the liver a rest and let it, , and the kidneys, expel the poisons from the body. This happens best when no food is taken, but there are various diets which work just as well, though they take longer to have a thorough cleansing effect. If you are deficient in vitamins and minerals, a complete fast is not recommended – a juice diet or one of the modified diets is best to follow in this case. This is the idea in Dr Max Gerson’s cancer-recovery diet, which focussed on elimination but with massive amounts of nutrients given in the way of fresh fruit and vegetable juices. Don’t forget that enema which Max Gerson and Walter Last and other healers have emphasized is essential to eliminate those poisons quickly – imperative if you have a life-threatening disease like cancer.

Modified Diet Regime

Follow this for two weeks. It is important during this period of cleansing that you have no bread, butter, eggs, meat, chicken or fish. The only cheese which is allowed is preservative-free cottage cheese which is available from all good health food stores.

Milk is allowed, but if you have an allergy to cow’s milk, then use goat’s milk or goat’s milk yoghurt if that agrees with you. There is an alternative of a cup of pea soup which can be used instead of using dairy milk.

1)  The Fasting-Free Home Detox-Cleanse


  1. A large glass of freshly juiced fruit juice or carrot or celery juice.
  2. Or a plate of sweet fruits such as banana, dates, grapes, figs, prunes, melon, paw paw, apple, peaches, nectarines – in any combination.
  3. A few nuts or almonds, and a glass of goat’s milk. This can be taken with either of number one or two of this list.
  4. A lightly cooked boiled egg on its own without bread.

This breakfast is a nutritive one which is good for cleansing. It is also a good maintenance diet for those who wich to lose weight. Plenty of enzymes are supplied in the juices and sweet fruits which are rich in vitamins and minerals. Good amounts of protein are supplied in this diet, which nourish the tissues and rebuild them without building fat. Wheat-breads and buns are the thing which cause fat to build up, in my experience. Do without wheat products and processed sugar, and you are half way there.


  1. A salad of carrots, celery, cabbage, raisins with olive oil dressing.
  2. Two or three lightly cooked vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, string beans, beetroot, asparagus, carrots. Keep potatoes out for the meantime.
  3. Make sure that the quantity of salad material is more than the cooked food.


  1. Salad of vegetables or soaked dates, prunes, raisins with fresh sweet fruits like mango or paw paw and bananas. Simple plain olive oil dressing can be added.
  2. Glass of goat’s milk or yoghurt or cottage cheese. You can have this with the salad in number one.
  3. Two mashed bananas for desert, or a plate of sliced fresh peaches or grapes.
  4. If goat’s milk or dairy milk is no good for you, then have one cup of pea soup: Make this in advance, as it takes a while to cook. You can leave it in the fridge so that you have it available at mealtimes for a few days. Remember that this diet is best if you stick to it for two weeks. So prepare yourself in advance.

It is a good idea with this diet to take a herbal laxative last thing at night and first thing in the morning. Do not use anything other than a herbal laxative. One tablespoon of castor oil could be taken EVERY THIRD DAY instead of taking a herbal laxative every morning and evening. Chemical laxatives are very damaging in the long run, so avoid these.

This diet is a really good cleanser. It is one which most people can do. You don’t deprive yourself of the experience of eating food with this diet – it is very good for people who cannot sustain juice fasts. The results are just about as good as a juice fast, but it takes a little longer to work because its action is more mild.

2)   The Olive Oil Fasting-Free Detox Diet

Two weeks is the recommended time to continue this diet, but even one week will do much to clear the system of toxins, dissolve mucous build-up, and help to dissolve gall stones.  You can alternate it with the above modified diet if you wish – one week on the above modified diet, and one week on the olive oil regime.


  • 1/2 cup of cold pressed olive oil or cold pressed soya oil mixed with 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice. If you don’t have lemons, then grapefruit juice can be used instead, or 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with one tablespoon of water.
  • Swallow down the mixture of olive oil and lemon juice, or the alternatives above.  Eat nothing at all until lunchtime.  Avoid all tea and coffee.  But herb teas can be drunk freely during the course of the morning to wash away old bile.  They help to negate poisons.   Mint and peppermint are especially good for this.  Chamomile tea is another good one.  These herbal teas benefit the liver and gall bladder and aid the elimination process.


  • Eat a large salad with olive oil or some other good quality cold pressed oil on it.  If you are still hungry then eat more salad, or some fresh fruit such as banana, an apple, or some dates.


  • Eat another large salad with an avocado in it.  Use a variety of vegetables to get a range of nutrients.  Grated beetroot, grated carrot, kale, spinach, lettuce, chopped chives, parsley, avocado.
  • If you do not use avocado, you can have one baked potato with the salad.
  • Have two cooked green vegetables with the meal:  Broccoli, spinach or silver beet, green string beans or broad beans

That’s it.  This diet can be done at any time, and for as long as you feel like following it.  Dr Jarvis recommends the olive oil and lemon juice treatment in his book “Folk Medicine’.  He recommends it for gall stones and for preventing the formation of gall stones.He stipulates that the olive oil and lemon juice must be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.  This is because the treatment is not effective in removing toxins or in dissolving gall stones if there is food present.  Food will dilute the effect of the olive oil cleanse.

Also be careful not to use meats, cooked eggs, bread, cheese of milk while on this diet.  The smallest amount of these things will spoil the efficacy of it.  Food yeast may be used if you are doing the diet for a few weeks.  Food yeast will provide you with B Vitamins and prevent a deficiency of B Vitamins occurring.

Walter Last believed in two raw egg yolks being taken a day, and I find that this is very beneficial.  Raw egg yolk is easy to digest and it does not impair the cleansing effect of diets such as this.  Raw egg yolk contains many nutrients, including protein, fats, lecithin, vitamins and minerals including iron.  It is a great food for building up the body’s vitality.  The egg yolk must be taken without the white, and it must be uncooked.  It can be added to an olive oil dressing to make aioli, or it can be mixed with fruit juice.

Uses For Castor Oil

Castor oil Benefits Health in many ways.  It can be used as a detoxifying agent;  It can be used to clear residue from the liver and gall bladder and eliminate gall stones;  It can be used as part of treatment for cancer;  It can be used to improve digestion;  It helps the nervous system;   It can be used as an eye salve to prevent cataracts and to treat cataracts in the early development of this disease;  It can be used to improve the skin;  and it is an essential ingredient in quality lipsticks.

Castor Oil is now used widely as part of a natural treatment for cancer and other degenerative disease such as multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s disease, alzheimer’s,  and other chronic illnesses.

Herbal medicine dates back to the ancient Sumerians.  There are written records which herbs such as laurel, caraway and thyme were used by this civilization.  Castor oil, coriander, garlic, mint and opium were used by the ancient Egyptians, according to current herbal texts.

Although castor oil, obtained from the castor oil bean, has been used for thousands of years in the healing arts of the Ancient Egyptians, Ayurvedic practitioners and Chinese and Tibetan medicines,  it became popular again through the writings of Edgar Cayce and  Dr. Max Gerson. These healers  reinvented it as an effective treatment for many diseases in the earlier part of  the 20th century. Max Gerson is famous for his use of castor oil in his treatment of cancer.

Castor oil  is effective, not just in  treating cancer and other disease,  but in treating candida and poisoning of any kind.  One of the best ways to detoxify the body from exposure to chemicals, and to treat candida,  is with castor oil and high doses of non-acidic vitamin C. Of course, these two items are not taken together, but are separated from each other in the dosage.
Taking a small amount of castor oil before breakfast can have a beneficial effect on the health.  If you take it fairly regularly, then you will absorb some of the oil into your body, which will help the vital organs,  help the skin and hair, and help the healing of long-standing  conditions. 

Conditions which may be helped by taking a few drops of castor oil each morning before breakfast are: colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, eczema,  psoriasis, arthitic bone ache, weak eyesight, and falling hair.  Of course, adequate diet and exercise and meditation must also be sustained to effect proper healing.  Don’t forget the enema when using castor oil internally. Even with a small dose of castor oil, an enema once or twice a week is recommended.
Castor-oil-jelly formula:  This mixture is ideal for  treating skin conditions and for using as a hair and scalp conditioner.  It helps clear up dandruff.  It  can also be used  internally, one tablespoon of chopped jelly before breakfast taken for three consecutive days.  This can be used as a treatment to help clear the gall bladder of stale bile.  Don’t forget the enema if you use the castor oil jelly internally.

However, it is best to take castor oil in the usual way, one to two tablespoons at a time, if you have a serious disease such as cancer, or require a laxative effect, as castor oil taken in this jelly form is not potent enough to detoxify the bowel as well. Note that this uses gelatine which is an animal product.  If you are vegetarian, you will have to find a vegetable gelatine instead.  A good option is to use  agar agar, which is a sea weed.  This  is very nutritious and will set just as well as gelatine.

Note: Castor oil jelly made with either gelatine or agar agar  will keep no more than about three days in the fridge.  If you haven’t used the jelly  after three days, then use it only  externally,  for hair and skin treatments, as suggested below.

Reminder:  Most packaged gelatine  has sulphur dioxide added as a preservative, which means it should not be taken too often.

Castor Oil Jelly is as a great  Skin Treatment and Hair Conditioner:  Just apply the warmed, melted castor oil jelly  to the hair, and to the skin which needs nourishment or healing.   Let it set hard, then wash off in the shower under warm water. The face benefits from the castor oil jelly treatment, as it works to tighten the skin and to cleanse the tissues.  This castor oil jelly treatment also works to help cure acne.

  • Put four tablespoons of fairly  hot water into a half pint sized bowl.
  • Sprinkle on one and a half tablespoons of gelatine or agar agar powder.   Let this sink, and then stir it in until it has dissolved.
  • Let the mixture cool a little.  It should be warm, but not cold for the next step.
  • Now stir in one and a half tablespoons of castor oil. As the mixture cools, you will need to keep mixing so that the castor oil gets emulsified properly into the gelatine mixture.
  • When it is nice and thick, and just about to set, pour the mixture into a flat small dish about six inches in diameter, so that you can easily  cut slices of the castor oil jelly  once it has set.

To use, simply cut a slice of the castor oil jelly and take each morning on an empty stomach,  before your breakfast.  I think one or  two tablespoonsful  of the jelly is a good amount to use, but you can decide on the dose yourself. Just cut up a slice into small pieces, just big enough to swallow down in chunks with your cup of herbal tea, or ceylon tea, or coffee.

Cut up the rest into slices and put in a screw top jar. Keep the remainder in the fridge. Take every morning until finished.

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Home Remedies for Constipation

Cures for Constipation

The key causes of constipation are lack of exercise and lack of fiber in the diet.

There are many natural home remedies for constipation. This post will list a few of the best ones which do not cost the earth, and are easy to apply. Several of these are fairly regular kitchen and fruit items.

Sometimes exposure to chemicals causes candida overgrowth. If this is the cause of constipation, then it is best to use the castor oil laxative.  Avoid the tamarind recipe, as yeasts in dried tamarind will disagree with you until you have recovered. The kiwifruit recipe is also best avoided by people with chronic candida, as the high sugar content will cause the candida bacteria to proliferate, that is, until you have improved your immune system

Exercise is Important to Prevent Constipation: We will give you a couple of very effective exercises to do each day as well, so that the problem is less likely to recur.

Prevent Colon Cancer and Varicose Veins:  Keeping the intestines clean by eating high fiber foods is the best way to help avoid colon cancer and varicose veins.  Constipation is often the cause of these complaints. Eating fiber foods like fruit and vegetables provides the body with calcium enrichment, as the Vitamin C in fresh fruit and vegetables helps you to absorb the calcium from your food: Vitamin C and  Calcium are both  elemetst which help to prevent colon cancer.

Better Absorption of Nutrients will be the result of curing constipation. When your bowels are clogged up with old effete matter, the walls of your intestines are not in a fit state to absorb the nutrients in your food and supplements.  People need more supplementation of nutrients when suffering constipation, because the intestines cannot do their job of processing and absorbing  enough food nutrients out of the diet, even if the diet is a good one.

Get your intestines clean, remedy constipation, so that you get the optimum nutrition from your diet. You can still have constipation, that is, clogged bowels, even though you have a bowel motion each day.  It is a good idea to clean out those pockets of stored rubbish once in a while, with a remedy such as  we have listed below.

Cure constipation, and you have less need of vitamin and mineral supplements.  Curing constipation will help your immune system to function optimally.

Kiwifruit  Home Remedy for Constipation:  This is the nicest remedy of all.  It is sweet and delicious. (not for people with chronic candida)

  • Kiwifruit are loaded with Vitamin C and provide excellent soft fiber for the intestines. Anyone who has NOT had constipation but has indulged in the eating of half a dozen kiwifruit in one sitting will have had first hand experience of the result:  That is, that the bowels are loosened tremendously, and a good clean- out is effected.

If your condition is not severe, then you would only need to take about two or three kiwifruit every morning, before you eat the rest of your breakfast.  This will regulate the bowels, and no harm at all will come from it, even if the motions are a bit loose.

Apple and Potato Cure for Constipation: This  home  remedy  for constipation has cured many people of bowel troubles, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, when an appropriate diet which excludes all problematic foods like dairy products, wheat, and sugar was adopted concurrently.

  • Grate one whole organic apple, with its skin still on, and one medium sized organic potato. Make sure that there is no green on the potato skin, as this is a toxin which can do harm to the liver.  Mix these two together.
  • Eat the whole lot in one sitting, every bit of  the apple and potato mixture.  Eat it 20 minutes before breakfast, then repeat the procedure before the evening meal.
  • This home remedy  for constipation is very good for people who have mucous build up in the intestines, with discomfort and distention in the stomach region.
  • This is a very healing mixture which can be helpful in treating mild cases of colitis and inflammation of the bowel.
  • Do this remedy for three days at a time, then take a break for three days, or until you need to use it again.
  • You need the three days on the diet so that the bowel will be cleaned thoroughly.
  • This home remedy for constipation provides plenty of bulky fiber to help the bowel heal and cure constipation.  Taking this quantity of fiber on a regular basis  is a good way to  jump-start and train the intestines to do their job better.

Note:  If you have had pain, discomfort, distended stomach, and/or bleeding in the stools, then you must see a health practitioner right away for a diagnosis and correct treatment.

The Quick-Fix Home Remedy for Constipation: This is an emergency remedy, and is really only suitable for people who have a strong constitution.  Do not use this remedy if you have candida, or arthritic or rheumatoid conditions, or osteoporosis, or any other illness.

  • Tamarind, which is used in Indian cuisine, is an excellent way to relieve constipation if the situation is severe and you wish to take a fast acting remedy before starting your high fiber diet.
  • Tamarind is a quick-acting laxative.
  • The Tamarind and Lemon Remedy for Constipation: Simply take a small teaspoon of tamarind paste and stir it into a cup of warm-to-hot water.  Add the juice of half a lemon, and drink the lot.  Spoon out the tamarind fiber at the bottom, and eat this too.
  • Tamarind is especially high in Vitamin C.
  • It works very quickly.  However, it is very acid in its effect, and may not suit everyone. Tamarind also has oxalic acid in it, which draws out some calcium from the intestines.  Eat a good meal which contains some calcium food right after drinking the tamarind tea.
  • If you don’t have a meal ready, then you need to take some alkaline food right after drinking the tamarind and lemon tea to restore the body’s pH level to normal. Have ready two cups of milk, or a banana which has a teaspoon of ghee oil or olive oil added to it, and have these foods within about 20 minutes of taking the tamarind tea. Milk is a good food to take after tamarind tea, as it is high in calcium. It can be either dairy milk,  sesame seed milk or some other seed or nut milk.

The Castor Oil Laxative:   Home Remedy for Constipation. Castor oil has been used for thousands of years as a healing agent, and as a cure for constipation.  Castor oil is really a wonderful healing oil, because it has the power to attract and draw poisons out of the liver and  gall bladder, as well as having a clearing effect on the bowel.

For this reason, the castor oil treatment is favoured by many for the treatment of cancer and other degenerative disease.  The  best method in using Castor Oil Treatment for constipation is the following, in my experience.

  • First –  a high fiber breakfast. Between seven and eight o’clock:  Eat a bowl of oatmeal porridge which has a whole raw apple grated onto it.  Add a tablespoon of ghee, butter, or olive oil, and some dates for sweetening. Do not use milk or sugar.
  • At ten o’clock, take two tablespoons of castor oil with a cup of black coffee in the morning.  If you prefer, you can use tea, or chamomile tea.  You really can take the castor oil at any time, but by taking it  sometime after breakfast, you will gain the most benefit from the castor oil. Castor oil, taken at ten o’clock, is recommended by Dr Gerson in his cancer therapy treatment.
  • It is recommended that an enema follow this castor oil treatment.  It should be taken within five hours after taking the castor oil.  This bowel wash is repeated more often when you are treating serious disease like cancer.

Yoga Exercise to Prevent Constipation. Here are a couple of suggestions for some very simple and straightforward exercises to do to prevent constipation.

  • Churning the Mill. Even if you do nothing else in the way of exercises, if you religiously practice this just a few times as soon as you get up, and just before you go to bed, you will feel the benefit.
  • Sit on the floor with the legs spread apart as wide as they will go without undue strain.
  • Clasp your hands together.
  • Reach forward over the left knee towards the feet with the clasped hands, the arms outstretched as far as they will reach. Breathe out as you do so.
  • Now, bring those clasped hands from the left leg, slowly over to the right leg, the body bent forward, the hands clenched, the arms stretched out over the leg.
  • Breathing in, bring the hands back along the leg towards the body, keeping the arms stretched out.  You have to then lean backward so that your arms can stay rigid over the top of the thigh.
  • Move back to the left leg and continue, breathing out as you lean forward, and breathing in as you lean back and bring the arms up the leg.
  • Repeat. Do five or six round to start, then do the same amount in the other direction.
  • Build up to  between ten to twenty rounds in each direction, so that you do forty altogether, if you can. Do not strain or force yourself to do more than is really comfortable. Check with your doctor or health professional to make sure this is OK for you.

If you stick to the programme, provided you are fit enough to do so, and practice this exercise morning and night every day, your constipation will disappear.

Yoga Leg Raises:  This is a more gently exercise.  Do this if you think the above Churning the Mill is too much for you.  You can do both if you like.

  • Lie on the floor. Hands at the side of the body.
  • Breathe a deep breath in and hold the breath.
  • While you hold the breath, slowly raise both legs up together so that the toes are pointing to the ceiling.
  • Hold the legs in this perpendicular position while you breathe out.
  • Take another full breath in and out while you hold the legs up.
  • Now breath in and hold the breath whilst you slowly bring the legs down in a controlled movement towards the  floor.
  • With the legs on the floor, release the breath.  Take another breath in and out and repeat the exercise.
  • Do just three times to begin with, and no more than five at most.

This is a good exercise for improving circulation, for helping varicose veins and for helping to avoid constipation.  Do first thing in thge morning and again at night.