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Detox Your Way To Better Health With Colon Cleansing

08/02/07      Issue 27 Volume 7

This Week In HealthBeat News:

  • How To Have A Healthy Bowel - And A Healthy Body...

  • FDA Updates: "And The Beat Goes On..."

  • We Get Letters: Insurance Companies Out Of Control - And Something That You Can Do About It...

  • We Get Letters II - Readers Ask Us Medical Questions...
  • Laughter is Good Medicine: Wisdom From One Of Our Readers...

Not a week goes by that someone doesn't write Dr. Myatt or Nurse Mark asking if we have heard of this or that colon cleanse product or seen this or that sales website with it's graphic, even frightening, and certainly disgusting pictures of the results of their colon cleanse. Folks, there is no need to spend a ton 'o' money on these "systems" - here is Dr. Myatt's recommendation for the "ultimate colon cleanse." (Remember, there's no use "cleansing" any other organ until the gut is squeaky clean).

How To Have A Healthy Bowel

By Dr. Dana Myatt

A Daily Routine For Colon Cleansing:

Morning Afternoon Evening
7 AM - 3 caps Bromelain on an empty stomach. (This helps dissolve thick mucous and dislodge "gunk" in the system). 1 PM - Bromelain 7 PM -Bromelain
8 AM - charcoal with bentonite: (EnteraKlenz) 2 heaping TBS. in water as a "slurry." (this binds up toxins and junk). 2 PM -charcoal 8 PM -charcoal
10 AM - Bromelain 4 PM -Bromelain 9 or 10 PM (bedtime) - Bromelain plus 2 caps LBC-Lax*
11 AM - charcoal 5 PM -charcoal

Diet should be light --- mostly fruits and vegetables; light broths, little protein. Super Shakes can be used to insure adequate protein intake, but most people can easily go for 3-5 days without protein while the body uses up some of the "junk" protein in the gut.

LBC-Lax - begin with 2 caps on the first evening. You should expect to have 2-3 soft but formed bowel movements the next day. If you do not, increase the LBC-Lax by one capsule the next night. Continue to increase the dose by one capsule until you are having 2-3 BM's per day.

This should continue for a minimum of 5 days. After 5 days, you can add more food back in but continue the cleanse for another 5-7 days. Sometime during this process you may pass an unusual-looking stool, and that's fine. On the other hand, you don't have to see an "alien" in the toilet bowel to have an excellent bowel cleanse!

There are a lot of expensive "bowel cleansing kits" on the market. They usually include a fiber formula to bind toxins (nothing is more powerful a "toxin binder" than charcoal). They also include an herb formula to increase bowel movements (the LBC-Lax does that). Some include herbs that are supposed to be "anti-parasite" formulas. Most of these are too weak to actually do anything AND you shouldn't take a strong anti-parasite medicine unless we know you have parasites for a fact, so I consider this a "bogus" part of some cleansing formulas.

One thing that NONE of them (that I've seen) include is Bromelain or other digestive enzyme formula to help dissolve excess mucous in the intestines. Bromelain will also dissolve the protective coat from around bacteria and parasites so that the body can eliminate them.

Try this routine - Your Gut and your health will thank you!

FDA Updates: Drugs That Kill - For Profit...

By Nurse Mark

The FDA never disappoints us: we expect them to protect and promote their masters, the Drug Companies, and they do - with almost monotonous regularity, and with total and blatant disregard for the well-being of their true masters, the American people.

This week brought, a couple of additional confirmations of the depth of the FDA's commitment to the well-being of it's Big Pharma bosses.

Confirmation number one came in the form of a number of news articles reporting that an FDA panel has recommended that the troubled diabetes drug Avandia should continue to be sold, despite the fact that numerous studies have shown that it actually increases the risk of heart failure and heart attack.

Remember, with over 18 million Americans suffering with diabetes, (which is almost always not really a disease but a nutritional problem) this is a massive and lucrative market for the drug companies. Billions of dollars are at stake, and you can be sure that no-one in the "industry" really wants a true cure because that would mean fewer people taking fewer drugs... And what matter if this drug causes heart failure or heart attacks - that just means there is an opportunity to sell yet more drugs to treat those things too!

For a drug-free solution to Type II diabetes, check out our webpage on Diabetes - and for the fast track to weight loss, an end to Type II diabetes and it's complications, and to the best health you'll ever know, check out Dr. Myatt's Super Fast Diet. Lose weight faster than fasting, and keep it off for good!

The second confirmation of the FDA's servile relationship to Big Pharma came in the FDA's own newsletter this week:

FDA Allows Restricted Use of Suspended Drug Zelnorm for Qualified Patients
FDA is permitting the suspended drug Zelnorm to be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in women younger than 55 who meet specific guidelines.

You may remember Zelnorm - it gained it's notoriety in March of this year when the maker, Novartis, voluntarily withdrew the drug when it was shown that it increased risks of heart attack, angina (chest pain that can progress to heart attack) and strokes. This comes in addition to Zelnorm's already-known adverse effects of diarrhea, rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, new or worsening abdominal pain, ischemic colitis, mesenteric ischemia, gangrenous bowel, rectal bleeding, syncope, suspected sphincter of Oddi spasm, bile duct stone, and cholecystitis with elevated transaminases.

Whew! What a great "track record" for a drug that is marketed to women with slick TV ads showing smiling attractive women displaying their tanned, toned, trim midriffs and giving the distinct impression that this is a drug that will make women young, pretty, and fit. I can only guess that Novartis has decided that the "sales tax" that they will pay in the form of lawsuits will be out-weighed by the profits they hope to make...

What this drug really does (if it doesn't give you a heart attack, or a stroke, or destroy your bowel first) is cause fecal material to move more quickly through the gut - in other words, it's an expensive, dangerous, high-tech, high-profit laxative! Heck - we can do that - and without all the risks. In fact, we can do that and improve your health at the same time! Check out our web-pages on Irritable Bowel and Constipation for natural ways to support healthy bowel function.

We Get Letters I - Insurance Company Madness, And Something You Can Do About It

One of our regular correspondents wrote this week to bring the issue of women being hustled out of hospital too soon after mastectomy to our attention. She had this to say...

You know me... before I sign anything I get on the Internet, I check it out. I've copied what they had to say at Urban Legends and pasted it below. What is said below is true... insurance companies are trying to send women home on the same day they have a mastectomy. It is also true that Congress has been trying to get this Bill passed for over ten years. I agree with Urban Legends that to get it passed will take more than going to a Web site and signing a petition -- so I'm not only signing the petition, I'm writing a letter to my Congressman. This "Let's put business first and let illegals in to be the new slaves in corporations rather than cotton fields and let's let insurance companies send women home the same day of a mastectomy" -- it's gotta go. I would suggest that means whoever is your current Congressional representative has gotta go. Mine needs to go -- and I'm going to do all I can to help make it a graceful exit for him. MB

Urban Legends Comments: First introduced by Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro in 1996 and reintroduced in every Congressional session since, the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act has never yet made it to the floor of the House for a vote, despite 10 years of ongoing effort by its political backers and an online petition campaign by Lifetime TV that has amassed over 11 million signatures. The current version of the bill, HR 119, was referred to the House Subcommittee on Health in February 2007.

The bill would require health plans to "provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer and coverage for secondary consultations." Its sponsors say the legislation neither mandates a 48-hour hospital stay nor sets 48 hours as the maximum. It is meant to ensure that the decision will be made by the patient and her doctor, not the insurance company.

Folks who wish to show their support for the bill can add their names to Lifetime TV's online petition here. Not to be pessimistic, but history suggests that signing the petition alone won't be enough to get this legislation passed. Supporters should also consider contacting their elected representatives directly to make their opinions known.

Here at the Wellness Club we feel that any time spent in a hospital exposes people to unnecessary risks, but we also agree that mastectomy is serious and significant surgery and the length of stay in hospital for a patient should be a decision between the patient and her doctor - not some faceless, profit-driven insurance company. We encourage everyone to contact their elected representatives and to consider signing the Lifetime TV online petition to help put the brakes on the insurance companies plans.

We Get Letters II - Readers Medical Questions...

Q.) Hi Dr. We have 2 children with ADHD and we want to try a safer method to help them and us! I believe that would be nutritionally and holistically so we are in a trans phase and we need all the help we can get!

A.) You've come to the right place! Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is not really a "disease," it's a symptom of one or more underlying imbalances. Once the imbalances are discovered and corrected, the ADD is corrected. Of course, conventional medicine will never tell you this. If your children don't have a "disease," they are not good candidates for drugs!

You will find a LOT of information about the causes and corrections for ADD/ADHD on our website. Please check out this link:

And from one of my medical lectures: ADD/ADHD in Children: Are There Really Alternatives to Ritalin® and Prozac®?

As you will see, there are so many possible contributions to ADD that this really isn't a "do it yourself" project. However, with careful holistic medical guidance, the problem can almost ALWAYS be solved! I can help you with this via a telephone consultation. Please learn more about this service here:

Looking forward to getting your kidlets happy, healthy, focused and drug-free! -- Dr. Myatt

Q.) Dr. Myatt, Could you tell me what are the best supplements for me to take that will keep me energized and vivacious as I grow older? Is glucosamine or glucosamine/chondrotin good to take on a daily basis? I don't have joint problems now, I'm a 40 y.o. black woman, but can it help prevent joint problems in the future? Is it true that glucosamine can boost your sex drive? What things can boost my sex drive? I've heard of Omega 3's and Calcium supplements, are they good for me to start taking now at my age of 40? Thanks for your knowledge. ---Patricia

A.) Hi Pat: If you want to know specifics that are totally targeted for you, then I recommend a telephone consultation with me! "Health Optimization" is one of my specialties and favorite topics, because prevention is always easier, safer and surer than "cure."

Here are my best "general answers" to your questions:

Best supplement to preserve health and youth? An optimal-potency multi vitamin-mineral formula. If you only take ONE supplement, this should be the one. BUT, there is no such thing as a 'one a day" vitamin. Studies show that you just can't fit optimal doses of ANYTHING into one tablet or capsule. Here is a list of what you should be taking, and in what amounts:

I developed my Maxi Multi to fill the bill. It takes the place of at least four separate formulas, including an optimal potency multiple vitamin/mineral supplement, high potency B complex vitamins, antioxidants and calcium/magnesium/vitamin D/boron (bone health nutrients). Please check it out here:

Glucosamine/chondroitin? No. Glucosamine sulfate is the nutrient with the proven joint-protection properties. The "other stuff" is cheaper which is why you'll find it in so many formulas. Read about this "scam" and what the "real deal" is here:

Glucosamine for sex drive? Never, ever have heard, seen or read anything to this effect. But see my answer to Susan's questions on maca for more about female libido.

Omega-3's and calcium? Yes to both. Calcium will be part of your Maxi Multi. And Omega-3's? You must be a new subscriber! I've talked about the importance of Essential Fatty Acids, especially Omega-3's, until I sound like a broken record! Here are some of my previous dissertations on the subject to get you
up to speed: Seven More Suprising Benefits of Fish Oil and a discussion of Essential Fatty Acids on the Wellness Club Website:

Q.) Dr. Myatt, Thanks for your response to my question about Mangosteen juice. I was wondering if you could tell me what you think of the Peruvian Maca root that is sometimes used to increase libido in menopausal women. Have you found this to be effective. Better than using bioidentical testosterone and bioidentical vaginal estrogen? This is a subject that isn't talked about much. You're the best!!! --Susan

A.) Maca (Lepidium meyenii) has been used traditionally for male potency. Although it does not have a lot of modern research to verify this use, we have found it effective for men and in our house we call it "woody herb." And yes, Nurse Mark takes it regularly. It makes an obvious difference (we've tested with and without. NOW do you really appreciate our dedication to research so we can bring these reports to you in HealthBeat? )

As for use in women, I find a paucity of evidence from the medical literature that it would do anything for female libido. Because bioidentical hormone replacement therapy not only preserves libido but also supports bone health, heart health, skin health, etc. (and because there is a lot more research behind it), I vote for the bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to keep female libido on the youthful side.

And speaking of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, I recently made some changes to a natural hormone prescription for a female patient based on her updated female hormone profile. I must have gone a bit on the high side initially because she complained that her "panties were on fire" relative to her sex drive. (not sure if this was a brag or a complaint). Anyway, we cut back on the dose and she's doing fine.

Q.) What about this stuff?? Special Report: The 23-Cent LIFE-SAVER ---Jim

A.) Hi Jim: This is an example of a great sales page, written by one of the top copywriters in the US, Clayton Makepeace. He typically makes --- don't choke --- $100,000 per piece (such as this) plus royalties on sales.

He is not a doctor, nor does he play one on TV. Notice that there is no doctor and not even a medical person in any way associated with this supplement company.

There are no references to back up any of the claims, and no full names in case a person wants to "google" the testimonials. In other words, this is a great sales piece for a nutritional supplement of unknown purity, potency or value.

One thing Clayton teaches in his copywriting course is that people purchase based on "emotion," not "logic." This is true even where something as important as health is concerned. The glossy, full-color, high "hype" sales pages sells more product that a fully-referenced information page any day.

Here's how to spot a "sales page" and sort it from information that has true proof behind it.

I.) What physician or medical authority is endorsing the product? Few "real" doctors will put their name and/or face on a product that isn't legit. But hot copywriters and salesmen aren't afraid to make outrageous claims.
II.) Where are the scientific references? Or are there just big claims with no way to verify them?

Oral chelation really can work. Here is the product I recommend, minus the hype:

Note that you MUST take replacement vitamins and minerals when using any chelation product, because EDTA pulls out the "good" minerals along with the undesirables.

Now, would you rather buy a nutritional product from a top-notch copywriter, or from a company with medical personnel on board? ---Dr. Myatt

Laughter is Good Medicine: Our HealthBeat subscribers and our Wellness Club members are a wise group of folks - Kathy recently sent this along: it is guaranteed to bring a smile to you...


Age 5: I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night".
Age 7: I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either.

Age 9: I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back.

Age 12: I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up again.

Age 14: I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.

Age 15: I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me.

Age 24: I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice.

Age 26: I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures.

Age 29: I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there.

Age 30: I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it.

Age 42: I've learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't know how to show it.

Age 44: I've learned that you can make some one's day by simply sending them a little note.

Age 46: I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others.

Age 47: I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies.

Age 48: I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

Age 49: I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours.

Age 50: I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone.

Age 51: I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

Age 52: I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills.

Age 53: I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die.

Age 58: I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.

Age 61: I've learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve your marriage.

Age 62: I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

Age 64: I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.

Age 65: I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

Age 66: I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision.

Age 72: I've learned that everyone can use a prayer.

Age 82: I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

Age 90: I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

Age 92: I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.

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