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Some people believe that raw foods have better nutritional value because they have “life.”  These people will go to the extreme of avoiding all cooked foods.

There are so many nutritional theories out there today that you might feel like you are walking through a jungle.   To help you cut through the jungle, I would like to recommend an approach which actually brings satisfactory results to people who are infected with yeasts and parasites.

 

The fact is that when my clients begin to eat lightly cooked vegetables, their symptoms of constipation, bloatedness or diarrhea improve.  Why?  The roughness of raw vegetables is very hard for a weak digestive system to handle, which in turn, causes more digestive problems.  Furthermore, the surfaces of raw vegetables usually have yeasts and parasites (especially organic ones).  Have you ever observed how farmers harvest vegetables?  Vegetables are usually sitting in the open air all season long.  The dust, dirt, yeasts, bacteria and chemical sprays (if not organically grown) stay on the surfaces of the vegetables.  Farmers usually don’t wash the vegetables when they deliver them to the markets; otherwise, the vegetables would rot easily.  Markets don’t wash the vegetables before the sale for the same reason.  Nowadays many markets spray water periodically on the vegetables to keep them green and looking fresh.  That moisture can actually facilitate the growth of yeasts on the vegetables.

Restaurants usually don’t wash the vegetables when they fix the salad for you; doing so costs more labor and time.  Can you imagine what you are eating when you have a dish of salad?  Many people feel instant fatigue or lethargy after they have a big bowl of salad.  The reasons are simple: your digestive system is being taxed and the yeast population in your body has instantly increased — a double whammy!  An additional helpful tip is to wash the vegetables very thoroughly before cooking.  This will reduce the amount of yeasts and parasites which accumulate on the surfaces of the vegetables.

If you have severe or persistent constipation or diarrhea, or alternate (Irritated Bowel Syndrome) you should cook your vegetables.  Stir-fried or steamed vegetables are as delicious as raw vegetables (salads) once you change your taste buds.  The best way to stir-fry is to use canola or vegetable oil.  These two kinds of oils are mono-unsaturated.  Chemically speaking, they have “only one arm sticking out” which means that they have very little chance to be oxidated in the cooking process.  Consequently, their nutritional value will not be altered as much by heat as polyunsaturated oil such as safflower oil.

For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for various health issues such as yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call (800) 715-3053 , or  (818) 472-2213 , or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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Q:  I felt great when I first got on Dr. J’s Herbal Detox program.  But, I feel sick all over after about three weeks.  Can you tell me why?

 

A: Congratulations!  You are going through a “cleansing crisis.”  It’s very common that people go through a “honey moon period” on our Herbal Detox program (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) for a few days or a few weeks, then a cleansing crisis (healing crisis) begins to occur when your body tries to eliminate toxins. The more toxic your body systems are, the more severe the detoxification, or healing crisis is.

People who are not familiar with the concept of cleansing crisis may jump to the conclusion that they are allergic to our herbal products or holistic treatment programs and rush to their MD’s for more prescriptions of antibiotics or cortisone!  When in fact, these are signs that our program is working effectively to remove toxins in your body, so that your body’s innate intelligence can heal you.  Going through cleansing crises is like peeling an onion layer by layer.  Therefore, cleansing crises are like waves.  They come and go. Some times “tidal waves” can occur, and you might feel like you were run over by a truck.  Committed clients told me that they “felt great about feeling miserable”!  Some even take a few days off from work to rest, so that it’s easier for them to go through each cleansing crisis.

The healing crisis will usually bring about past conditions.  People often forget the diseases or injuries they have had in the past, but are usually reminded during the crisis.

Common Symptoms of Cleansing Crisis:

There are a wide variety of reactions that may manifest during a healing crisis.

the most common cleansing symptoms include:

  • Cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Sinus congestion
  • Extreme fatigue or it’s opposite: restlessness
  • Arthritis-like pains in the joints
  • Aches and pains in the muscles (fibromyalgia)
  • constipation or Diarrhea
  • Skin rashes including boils and hives
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Suppressed memories arise
  • Low grade fever
  • Frequent urination
  • Strong emotions: anger, resentment, sadness, fear, guilt, regrets, etc.

How does one handle a cleansing crisis?

 

There are basically two ways to deal with a cleansing crisis:  sharp, short pain, or dull, long pain.  It does not matter which way you chose, the same amount of toxins need to be removed.

You can choose to tough it out and enjoy a clean slate sooner; or you can reduce the dosage of our herbal formulas, and go through a longer journey to cleanse.

Most of my clients drink a lot of Cleansing-Balance Tea to flush out toxins in the liver and kidneys during the cleansing crisis.  One tea bag of Cleansing-Balance Tea makes one pot: 6 cups (8 oz. each cup). Some of my clients drink two pots a day during the cleansing crisis.  Some “brave” clients with drug addiction, or Irritated Bowel Syndrome (IBS), even increase the dosage of our herbal formulas to hasten the cleansing effects.  If you have to work and perform certain amount of daily chores for your family, then just reduce the dosage of our herbal formulas and go through a milder, but longer cleansing period.

You can also choose to stop the cleansing crisis, and go back to the same, old unhealthy lifestyle.  Be aware it is common that these clients come back to me after they have developed life-threatening diseases such as cancer, tumors, or heart diseases, etc.  By that time, they need to spend more money, more time, and more efforts to go through the cleansing crisis, and meanwhile, live under the shadow of death.

 

The choice is yours.  With each choice you make, you need to prepare for the consequences associated with it.  As a helping professional, my job is to help my clients to live or die more comfortably.

For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for various health issues, yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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As mentioned in the previous article, leaky gut syndrome is not a recognized diagnosis by the western medical establishment.  The symptoms of leaky gut syndrome mimic symptoms discussed in previous articles including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, Irritated Bowel Syndrome, Lyme disease, etc.  It does not matter what kind of diagnosis you have, what matters is that you need to get well!

Many medical doctors may say there was “nothing wrong” with you according to their tests; or worse, you were told it was “all in your head” and gave you prescriptions for depression, pain, insomnia, etc.

Based on my more than three decades of clinical experience working with clients with inflammations of the gastric-intestinal tract (GI tract), the following have been the most effective holistic treatment methods:

1)    Yeast-free nutritional program:

If you have been reading my articles, you must be familiar with my yeast-free nutritional program containing no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no alcohol, no caffeine, no nicotine, nor chemicals.  My clients call it “Dr. J’s Eight Commandments”.  You might ask, “How long should I stay on Dr. J’s yeast-free nutritional program?”  This is essentially a nutritional program for life.  This is why I do not label this program a “diet.”  Diets denote a temporary eating habit.  If you want to nourish your body and starve the yeasts and parasites, it is recommended that you stay on our yeast-free nutritional program as much as you can, especially in the first three to six months of the treatment.  When your immunity is stronger, you can “relax” a little bit on the no-no items.  However, you do need to prepare for the consequences whenever you deviate from our yeast-free nutritional program.  To learn what to eat and what to avoid, follow my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

 

2)    Herbal Therapy

Based on my clinical experience, I have found that many diagnoses share the same symptoms of yeast and parasitic infections.  Once we remove excessive yeasts and parasites in the body, the inflammation of the GI tract is under control.  Our Yeast-Para Control formula is designed for this purpose.  According to my best knowledge, our Yeast-Para Control is the only formula that can remove yeasts and parasites simultaneously.  Remember, yeasts and parasites are like Siamese twins.  They must be removed simultaneously from your body in order for you to get well.  Yeast-Para Control loosens the toxins in the body, and Cleansing-Balance Tea flushes the toxins.  The two formulas work synergistically together to remove excess yeasts and parasites.

Herbal Cocktail is essential to repair the damaged linings of stomach and intestines (both small and large intestines).  It’s a high protein herbal drink rich in absorbable nutrients and digestive enzymes.  You can mix with Cleansing-Balance Tea or make a delicious herbal smoothie.

Fatigue and mind fog are common symptoms for people with leaky gut syndrome. The Hormonal Regeneration program (Female Vitality or Male Vitality) gives you calm energy and increases mental clarity and productivity.  These products also improve sex drive. 

The combination of the above formulas would help you experience symptom relief to a greater or lesser degree.  How long do you need to stay on the herbal program?  It depends on your health condition, commitment and budget.  I customize the treatment program to suit your individual needs.

3)    Stress management

Stress is part of life.  No one is immune to it.  Daily meditation, affirmations, prayers, and deep emotional releasing technique, are all very helpful to manage stress effectively.   Read my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing, for details.

 

4)    Proper hydration

Drink eight to ten cups of liquid per day to ensure smooth elimination of toxins.  Initially this might seem to worsen the symptoms of diarrhea, but eventually the condition will improve.  Besides, chronic diarrhea can cause dehydration, which in turn can cause many other symptoms, such as muscle cramps.  If you are on our Herbal Detoxprogram, you will be instructed to drink at least six cups of Cleansing-Balance Tea, in addition to our herbal smoothies, soups and water.

5)    Low-impact exercise

When you experience chronic fatigue, the last thing you want to do is exercise.  However, it’s important to “force” yourself to do some low-impact exercise such as slow walking in your neighborhood.  You may start from ten minutes and slowly increase based on your body’s strength.  Exercise generates endorphins (the morphine within – a natural pain killer), and it will help reduce arthritis-like aches and pain.  Fresh air and better blood circulation will also improve your overall well-being.

For telephone consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com to make an appointment.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth. For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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According to Wikipedia, Leaky gut syndrome is a proposed condition of a damaged bowel lining. The term is used by some holistic health or alternative medicine practitioners, but is not a recognized diagnosis. It is hypothesized that leaky gut syndrome is caused by increased permeability of the gut walls resulting from toxins, poor diet, parasites, infection, or medication. The leaky gut then allows substances such as toxins, microbes, undigested food, waste, or larger than normal macromolecules to leak through an abnormally permeable gut wall. Proponents propose that these out-of-place substances affect the body directly or initiate an immune reaction.

According to my clinical experience, Leaky gut syndrome is a cluster of symptoms caused by digestive tract inflammation.  Symptoms include: bloating, diarrhea, stomach pain, extreme fatigue, mind fog, poor digestion and absorption, arthritis-like aches and pain, sleeping disorder, etc.  The symptoms mimic several diagnoses such as fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chrohn’s disease, Lyme disease, irritated Bowel Syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, yeast and parasitic infections, etc.

For many sufferers, it’s just a relief to finally put a name to the symptoms; however, it does not change the fact that their suffering continues.  It’s important to know the possible causes of these symptoms and the holistic treatment for them.

Possible causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome:

1)    Yeast and parasitic infections:

 

Yeasts and parasites use their hooks to hook onto the mucous membranes and suck nutrients from the host.  If they develop colonies in the gastric-intestinal tract (GI Tract), then stomach ulcers or leaky guts can be a result.  Not only do they suck nutrients from the host, they also damage the linings on the walls of the GI tract.

 

2)    Poor dietary habit:

Standard American Diet (SAD) is loaded with sugar, dairy, wheat, yeasts, caffeine, alcohol, and chemicals.  The SAD feeds the yeasts and parasites and worsens the symptoms.

 

3)    Psychological stress:

 

Carrying negative emotions such as anger, resentment, fear, regret, or guilt is like driving a car with the hand-break on.  It causes wear and tear to the car (your immune system).  When your immunity is weak, all kinds of invaders such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts and parasites can defeat you and cause all kinds of illnesses.

 

4)    Liberal use of antibiotics:

 

The western medical establishment uses antibiotics as a “catch all” magic bullet for all infections without consideration to strengthening the immunity.  In fact, excessive use of antibiotics destroys the immunity, because the potent drugs kill both the good and bad bacteria floras in your intestines.  The “bad guys” such as harmful yeasts take little time to come back; while the “good guys” take a long time to rebuild.  Thus, an imbalance is created, and yeast overgrowth becomes an additional health issues for you to handle.

 

In the next article, I will discuss the holistic treatment to repair the leaky guts and regain your health.  Stay tuned.

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Cleansing crisis is also known as a healing crisis.  This occurrence is common when one takes our Herbal Detox program- Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea.  The occurrence is also common for those who simply start a yeast-free nutritional regimen containing no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no caffeine, no alcohol, no nicotine nor chemicals. 

The reaction occurs when your body tries to eliminate toxins. The more toxic your body systems are, the more severe the detoxification, or healing crisis.

I normally alert my clients of the following:  Whatever symptoms you are experiencing now could be worse.  Additional symptoms you don’t experience currently may also appear.

Some people who are not familiar with the concept of cleansing crisis may jump to the conclusion that they are allergic to Dr. J’s herbs or holistic treatment programs and rush to their MD’s for more prescriptions of antibiotics or cortisone.  The fact is these are signs that the detox program is working effectively to remove the toxins from your body, and thereby allows your body’s innate intelligence to heal you.

Cleansing reactions can occur immediately, or within several days, or even several weeks after you start our Herbal Detox, Hormonal Regeneration, Weight Management, and/or yeast-free nutritional programs.  Going through cleansing crises is like peeling an onion layer by layer.  Cleansing crises are like waves – they come and go. Sometimes “tidal waves” can occur, and you might feel like you were run over by a truck!  Committed clients have told me that they “feel great about feeling miserable”!  Some even take a few days off from work and rest, so that it’s easier for them to go through each cleansing crisis.

Sometimes discomfort during the healing crisis is of greater intensity than when you were developing and enduring the chronic disease. This is why there may be a brief flare-up in your symptoms. Often the crisis will come after you are feeling your best. I called it the “honey moon period”.  After the honey moon period, cleansing crises occur because your body dumps toxins into the blood stream for elimination. When the stored wastes are in a free-flowing state, a variety of symptoms may flare up.

The healing crisis will usually bring about past conditions.  People often forget the diseases or injuries they have sustained in the past, but are usually reminded of during the crisis.

Common Symptoms of Cleansing Crisis:

 There are a wide variety of reactions that may manifest during a healing crisis.

The most common cleansing symptoms include:

  •  Cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Sinus congestion
  • Extreme fatigue or the opposite: restlessness
  • Arthritis-like pains in the joints
  • Aches and pains in the muscles (fibromyalgia)
  • constipation or Diarrhea
  • Skin rashes including boils and hives
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Suppressed memories arise
  • Low grade fever
  • Frequent urination
  • Strong emotions: anger, resentment, sadness, fear, guilt, regrets, etc.

How does one manage a cleansing crisis?

Basically there are two ways:  sharp, short pain, or dull, long pain.  It does not matter which way you chose, the same amount of toxins need to be removed.

You can choose to tough it out and enjoy a clean slate sooner; or you can reduce the dosage of our herbal formulas, and go through a longer journey to cleanse.

Most of my clients drink a substantial amount of Cleansing-Balance Tea to flush out toxins in the liver and kidneys during the cleansing crisis.  One tea bag of Cleansing-Balance Tea makes one pot: 6 cups (8 oz. each cup). Some of my clients drink two pots a day during the cleansing crisis.  Braver clients with situations such as drug addiction or Irritated Bowel Syndrome (IBS) increase the dosage of our herbal formulas to hasten the cleansing effects.  If you need to work and/or perform a certain amount of daily chores, then just reduce the dosage of our herbal formulas and go through a milder, but longer cleansing period.

You also can choose to stop the cleansing crisis and go back to the same unhealthy lifestyle.  However, I have news for you:  it’s not uncommon that these kinds of clients come back to me after they have developed life-threatening diseases such as cancer, tumors, heart disease, etc.  By that time, they would need to spend more resources, time and effort to go through the cleansing crisis, all the while living under the shadow of death.

The choice is yours.  With each choice you make, you need to prepare for the consequences associated with it.  As a helping professional, my job is to simply help my clients live or die more comfortably.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053 or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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