2. THE PUDDING
We use what is called “the pudding” as a way of binding toxins and to dislodge the obstruction that lives in the colon (more on this in Part 2).
Mix 1 tbsp of psyllium husk with 1/2 tsp of activated charcoal and 1/2 tsp of bentonite clay into a cup of water or grape juice.
I like to mix in grape juice and eat it like a pudding.
· The psyllium husk is basically just fibre that expands in the colon and acts as a broom to sweep all the toxins out that have been loosened/scrubbed up by the fruit.
· The activated charcoal and bentonite clay act as binders for various toxins as they soak up and magnetise heavy metals, acids etc. Activated charcoal is also very healing on the gut and colon.
· Bentonite clay adds minerals to the body and alkalises the body.
We use The Pudding when engaging in a lot of fruit fasting, dry fasting and when going deeper into fasting to assist with the binding of toxins. The pudding can be helpful at the beginning stages as it draws out impurities. Try and see the effects and then learn to use it as you go. You can potentially take it indefinitely but intermittently the body will tell you it’s time to stop. Start up again when you want to dig deeper. I recommend taking it for a month at a time and then seeing how you go.
The best time to take it is first thing in the morning after break-fast or just before bed – just keep in mind it needs to be taken 45 min away from other tinctures and herbs.
Triphala is a herbal concoction that’s been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda. Traditionally used as a bowel tonic, it’s often prescribed as a mild laxative. Whilst its laxative qualities are most widely known, the other benefits of this herb are perhaps even more noteworthy.
It is best taken in powder form, 1 tsp in warm water before commencing your period of dry-fasting or as break-fast before other juice.
To understand Triphala’s impact, you can look at its contents and their effects on the body. The name Triphala means “the three fruits” and it’s comprised of the Indian fruits amalaki, haritaki, and bibhitaki.
- Amalaki (emblica officinalis) is an Ayurvedic treasure in itself and widely used. This little berry, the Indian gooseberry, has been one of Ayurveda’s prized rejuvenators since ancient times. It’s been shown to help lower cholesterol and is loaded with vitamin C which again, makes it a powerful lymph cleanser. It also promotes healing of the nervous system.
- Bibhitaki (terminalia belerica) is another powerful ancient rejuvenator with detoxifying qualities on the blood, muscles, and fatty tissue of the body. Bibhitaki is useful for conditions involving excess mucous in the system and is good for quality bone formation. This fruit is known as “the one who keeps away disease” owing its name to the multiple benefits it has on stagnant energy.
- Haritaki (terminaliachebula) is known as the Ayurvedic “King of Herbs” and the nectar of the Gods. There are two main categories of benefits:
1. Physical benefits
2. Spiritual/mystical benefits
Many of the physical benefits come from the effects that Haritaki has on the gastrointestinal tract. As science is proving, a vibrant healthy stomach and intestinal tract mean that all the organs such as the liver and kidneys are receiving toxin free content for them to work with. This, in turn, means that the rest of the body receives blood that has nutritional value, and therefore enhances optimal performance. When the body is receiving blood that is at optimal nutrition, then there are many results.
More Specific Benefits of Haritaki:
- Reduction in constipation
- Purification of the digestive system. Haritaki contains Tannin, which aids in detoxification and cleansing.
- Cleansing of the urinary tract so that infections are reduced and the risk is eliminated.
- Haritaki aids in the treatment of diabetes. One of the benefits of haritaki is that it contains chebulic acid, which increases the very vital production of insulin which is generated by the pancreas gland. This has the effect of lowering blood sugar levels throughout the body.
- Skin problems. Haritaki benefits the skin by being a cleanser. Just as it works on the intestines, so it works on the face, rejuvenating skin and clearing acne. It also works on rashes, sunburn and eczema.
- Heart conditions: as the purity of the blood increases, the heart muscles grow stronger. The clean blood has the effect of stopping the build up of fat in the artery, especially the coronary artery. When these effects take place, they lead to a reduction in blood pressure, a strong heart and clear arteries.
- Helps people with enlarged livers caused by alcohol, and those who are suffering from higher likelihood of developing jaundice or hepatitis.
- Enhances digestion and increases the absorption of nutrients.
- Reduce excessive acidity and can help prevent stomach ulcers.
- Considered a premier detoxifier and blood builder in Ayurveda.
- A rich source of antioxidants that protect your body from serious diseases.
- Found to lower blood sugar levels and increase insulin sensitivity.
- Often used to treat mouth ulcers and gum disease.
- Recommended for acne, hair loss and dandruff.
- Enhances oxygenation of the blood by 300%
- Decalcifies the pineal gland/third eye
If you want to look into taking Haritaki on its own, I recommend it as a powerful tool to further activate you on this journey of enLightenment. Read more here.
The biggest impact of TRIPHALA is perhaps the health benefits as they relate to digestion. This mixture encourages balanced, full elimination, by pulling stagnated “ama” (the Sanskrit word for toxic residue) from the digestive tract and increasing the colon’s absorption functions.
In short, Triphala promotes digestive regularity. The importance of this cannot be understated, especially for those who suffer from irregular elimination and other forms of bowel disease. I like to include it as part of the detoxification program in its beginning stages as a tool to remove a good bulk of the stagnation. It is safe to take daily and is non-habit forming. You will feel into when it is enough and time to take a break and when to use it again.
In Part 2, you will learn about the ‘golden elixir of detox’ – “The enema”.