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

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millie says switch from [coffee] beans to roots

switch from beans to roots, if only periodically. so march came in like a lamb, does it go out like a lion or out like a lamb all the same? either way it’s time to start thinking about a spring cleanse. for first time detoxifiers, symptoms can be harsh enough as it is without having to suffer through a caffeine withdrawal headache to boot. the more toxic you are the more initial detox symptoms may present with a headache, fatigue, bowel changes, skin eruptions, moodiness, the desire to stay in bed. advice is to c-c-c-come off the caffeine 3 days prior to the cleanse, used during the cleanse or just all year ’round. made from a variety of roasted roots and toasted grains such as chicory, beet, dandelion, rye, wheat, and barley, figs, acorns by themselves or combined for a malty flavored drink, they’re bitter, comforting and caffeine free. though all toasted products including coffee, may have acrylamide, a likely-carcinogen found in heat-processed carbohydrates, the bitter flavour provides a gentle liver detox in itself without the stimulant effects of coffee. grocery stores carry brand names such as krakus, inca, postum, bambu, Carp, caf-lib or for a gluten-free alternative pick up roasted chicory or dandelion root at health food stores. surprisingly delicious.

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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.

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millie says do it by hand

do it by hand. electric grinders, mills, presses and juicers are fast and easy boasting razor sharp stainless steel blades that’ll slice and dice through the most fibrous of vegetative matter. while returning the electric juicer, blender or coffee mill to the Bay may not be the fate of the day, keeping it real by grinding flax seeds and raw cacao in a pepper mill, or using a mortar and pestle to create the curry kills at least four, five or six figurative birds with one hand-thrown stone. 1) heat generated from an electric mill destroys important enzymes necessary to the vitality of the food product 2) it’s greener to do it by hand 3) it’s cheaper to do it by hand 4) people are meditatively building their muscles all over the world with this hand grinding technique whether they have access to electricity or a fancy workout parlour. 5) it tastes better 6) the loose dust generated from the mashing of a granite mortar and pestle contains 16 trace minerals including potassium in a more digestible form than those compressed into a daily multi-vite-min. basically it’s efficient a mano.

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millie says listen to your body

listen to your body. le corpus reacts to things in its environment for instance it responds to its external surroundings by relaxing at the touch of a loved-one, tensing at the touch of a creep. when it’s cold, sending signals to the brain to put a sweater on or go to the spa. similarly the body responds to its internal environment…with sluggishness and fatigue to a badly chosen meal, a rash or bowel irregularites to a poorly constructed diet, and fear-based anxiety to a shallow breathing regime. to improve overall health on the cheap, pay attention to what your bodis’ telling you in reaction to breathing, eating, drinking, resting, washing and other small vital actions . when changed to suit you this method can produce profound changes in your daily function and overall health will result.

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millie says use natural medicines first

use natural medicines first. due to policy and historical skepticism surrounding complementary and alternative medicine such as naturopathy, homeopathy and herbalism, these traditional medicines are socially saved for last. when mainstream medical treatment is no longer working, people turn to alternative medicines, prepared to try ‘ANYTHING’. though gentle medicine might work at this later stage it is not the ideal time to use them as the body is less sensitive burdened with chemical competition. natural medicines are free and easy wanderers inside the body’s palace, not having been condensed into active pharmaceutical compounds that hammer a physiological change. they gently improve a baseline health by replacing nutrition, regulating immune or energetically steering the body towards its natural state of health. the fewer meds used, the fewer meds needed.

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millie says rot and pickl’it

rot and pickl’it. pickles and other varieties of fermented’liciousness hailing from traditional diets boast an array of health benefits long lost to most north americans. foods that take time to prepare such as kimchi, cider and miso are far worth their weight in wait time as they provide a healthy dose of probiotics lost from antibiotic use and general wear and tear. They also increase digestibility and reduce sensitivity of starch and proteins in food, produce B12, improve mood, increase immunity and ease bowel movements. Keep in mind all foods are not created equal and if the traditional prep method has been replaced by north american angst for getting everything done fast and cheap so too those foods come up short on the health benefits. avoid the pasteurized, sulphited, nitrated, salt additives and distilled. Also avoid creating fermentation in plastic containers as increases likelihood of botulism contamination so perform it in a grass-lined hole in the ground or a glass jar if possible and reap the rewards daily.

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Here is the Wikipede’s list of fermented foods by type:

Bean-based

cheonggukjang, doenjang, miso, natto, soy sauce, stinky tofu, tempeh

Grain-based

amazake,sourdough bread, sake,injera, ogi

Vegetable-based

kimchi, mixed pickle, sauerkraut

Fruit-based

wine, vinegar,elderberry wine

Dairy-based

yogurt, cheese, kumis (mare milk), kefir, shubat (camel milk),cultured milk products such as quark, filmjölk, crème fraîche, smetana, skyr

Fish-based

bagoong, fish sauce, Hákarl, jeotgal (젓갈), rakfisk, shrimp paste, surströmming

Meat-based

salami, prosciutto