How to Do a Cleansing Fast for the Large Intestine. This heavy cleansing fast is organized to clean your colon of pesticides, preservatives, dyes, drug residues and parasites that may be imbedded in the thick hard mucus lining that builds up over many years. Because this fast will be taxing, plan to rest or do only light work for the next two to six days, which is the recommended length of this fast. See "Understand a Cleansing Fast for the Large Intestine." We recommend that you consult with your physician before doing this or any other fast.
Eat lightly in the days prior to your fast. Avoid the temptation to eat a big "last supper" before you begin your fast.
Plan to be near the restroom for the first day of this fast.
Start your first day by drinking 1 tbsp. Epsom salts in 1/4 cup of warm water and 1/4 cup of citrus juice. This cocktail acts as a laxative to clear the way for your apple cleansing drink.
Mix the juice of 6 oranges and 2 limes with 1-1/2 quarts of water and drink two cups every 1/2 hour until finished. Do the same with the juice of 6 grapefruits and 2 lemons. These juices combined with the salts should keep your bowels moving all day. Take an enema (internal bath) in the evening to finish the job.
Drink your first apple cleansing drink before you go to bed on the first day of the fast.
Make the apple cleansing drink by combining 1/2 cup organic apple juice, 1/3 cup of water, 1 tsp. of bentonite, 1 tsp. of whey powder and 1 heaping tsp. of psyllium (or the intestinal cleanser of your choice - atonic-spastic). Mix drink until smooth.
Drink the apple cleansing drink first thing in the morning, and four more times throughout the day (equally spaced) for a total of five drinks per day.
Sip on herbal teas, broths and fresh pressed juices as desired between apple cleansing drink. These extra liquids are not extra, but essential toward keeping your body properly hydrated throughout the fast.
Take a minimum of two enemas each day. By the third day, the hard matter lining your colon (intestinal plaque) should begin to sufficiently loosen through continued stimulation of the enemas or colonic treatments.
Expect to eliminate long (3-5 foot) ropes of impacted matter that has been hardening in your colon.
Break your fast by adding oranges and carrots to your liquid diet first. Then, after a few hours, try some steamed and raw vegetables. The next day you should be ready for some simple grains and, then, in one more day, be ready to resume your normal healthy diet.
Avoid exericse during this fast. Light yoga, walking or gardening are great ways to stimulate your metabolism without straining your body. Take two 50 mg. niacin tablets (available in health food stores) each day after the first day of your fast. Niacin is proven to increase blood and lymphatic circulation. It may make you feel flushed and may redden your skin, but it will help flush toxins out through your skin. Skin brushing and hot external baths are also excellent ideas to add to this fast. Skin brushing removes dead skin to allow your new skin pores to "breath" more freely, and the hot baths are a great place to relax and reflect on your fasting experience. Consider visiting a hydro-therapist at the completion of this to receive a professional enema and really clean out the last of the toxins in your colon.
We recommend that you consult your health-care practitioner before taking part in this or any fast. Pregnant women and children should not fast. If you have diabetes, heart disease, ulcerative colitis or epilepsy; if you are under 18 years old, underweight, alcohol or drug dependent; if you are on any medication, talk to your health-care provider before fasting.