millie says break box bind

colon cleanse colon cleanse,
on the shelf
how do I know if you’re worthy of m’self
purchasing, drinking and waiting on you
to do your mysterious job,
them say is good for you to do.

break box bind. the colon is the large instestine basicallly, 6 feet long moving waste from the small intestine to the rectum.  it gets clogged when we eat a diet poor in fibre and nouveau riche in the american goo and glue diet of white flower, burger sugar and coffee.  ideally it’s best to consume enough fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains all year round so that the colon doesn’t get bogged down with 10-15 pounds of fecal matter, it’s estimated the standard north american has, in addition, it’s wise to cleanse the colon during the spring and fall to keep the motor running.coffee enema

you don’t need a box to do a cleanse but they’re easy so here’s the breakdown of their components. 1) a liver cleanser consisting of encapsulated dandelion, beet, milk thistle, etc. which don’t work as well in dried form as in teas and tinctures, but will suffice.  2) fibre- usually psyllium, some may contain herbs such as cascara segrada, senna (a laxative) and rhubard to get the bowels moving.  candida cleanses will include bentonite clay, which is a purely indigestible mineral fibre, that cleans off debris from the sides of the colon, like all fibre does but in different form.  3) a recipe guide that will tell you which foods to eat on which days.  it is possible to get an entire detox program in one package, and it is possible to use no package at all, simply to follow the hypoallergenic or detox diet for a couple of weeks, take fibre and a bitter tea 2-3 times per day.  an epsom salt flush will also do the trick, and is usually encorporated into the master cleanse or lemonade fast.  then there’s always the warm coffee enema from the drug store or the nurse-required colonic package.  remember to replenish with probiotics after the cleanse is through.

http://www.yellowbrickroad-healthyliving.com/colonic_101

xox dr millie lytle nd

millie says take a worrywort rather than a chill pill

take a worrywort rather than a chill pill. a wort is a herb named after the item it’s meant to heal such as liverwort (machantia), lungwort (pulmonaria) or for poisonous bites drink a snakewort (senega). while this method of naming is folkloric, most common in native medicine, a wort is a healing agent rather than a proliferator of such and such.

individual worts must be wisely consumed based on each of their merit not simply on titulage. St John’s Wort (hypericum) was identified by ‘doctrine of signatures’ or appearance giving way to its function. named after John the Baptist, whose feast day, June 24 th, occurs on european solstice when the plant is in full bloom resembles a halo with its five yellow petals and flowing red sap that symbolises the blood of the martyred saint.the name Hypericum means ‘greatest health’.

rather than worrying be proactive with your health as it could prevent the real health worries down the road or just take one of the many worryworts, including me with a grain of salt: hypericum, kava, melissa (lemon balm), passion flower, hops, catnip, chamomile, valerian, borage. and worry not.

xox dr millie lytle nd

millie says know this echinacea

know this E-C-H-I-N-A-C-E-A and buy wisely. one would think the way that echinacea is marketed that it helps to prevent colds. in actual fact, due to many variations in the species, plant part (aerial parts are leaf and stem. roots are under ground), delivery and dosage, it’s actually a trickier plant to consume properly than most others; knowing what, when and how to take echinacea is necessary for good results. the purple cone flower, member of the asteraceae is a great immune booster with mild anti viral properties due to phenol content. though known for warding off colds, it actually may be better used for convalescing; getting over that cold that seems to drag on’an’on or for those with a tendency for infections; cold, yeast, urinary, bronchial, etc. of the several species, angustifolia, pallida and purpura have been studied most. research is inconsistent on which ones work the best although the roots of pallida and angustifolia may ward off and the aerial parts of the purpurea plant may help recover faster; get a mixed tincture to cover all the bases. water extracts such as teas and dry capsules do not perform well for echinacea as the properties need to be diluted in alcohol for strong potency. Take 30 drops every 2-4 hours at the very first onset of cold for a couple of days. If the cold comes on anyway, stop until starting to feel better. if the malady lingers then take 30 drops every 3-4 hours for a week to raise immune system. don’t take it if auto-immune condition or on immune suppressing drugs. but most importantly do not waste money on shoddy echinacea or that’s how you’ll continue to feel. pooped.

xox dr millie lytle nd