Monday, March 12, 2007

Colonics, parasite cleanses and mud baths

I am taking it very slow lately. Which is probably why I haven’t been here the past couple days. But my friend just called & said she was worried.. no blog since March 9th.

Day 11, Master Cleanse. I feel like it’s a bit of a count-down now.. which is probably not the best perspective to take on it.. but that’s the way it is.

I went for my 1st ever colonic on Saturday morning before work. I had been advised that this is wise, and the appointment pretty much just got made for me.. I am just going with the flow. There is a radically different point of view on these in the raw food world. Many raw foodists, and people into serious health care or involved in the naturopathic and holistic health world swear by them. (David Wolfe advises monthly I am told) Others say it is not necessary and may even be harmful – Natural Hygenics, such as Dr. Doug Graham.

I was a little apprehensive at first, but it was a much better experience than I expected. I saw Ruby from the Yellow Brick Road, the holistic healthcare center - 258 Dupont, at Spadina, right next to Live (amazing raw restaurant). Ruby was amazing.. very knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable. Big pillows, heated bed, great massage. . What I didn’t know was that this is not just a one time thing.. we were done & she said, ‘ok, so when should we book your next appointment?’ Usually you get a series of sessions done, how many depends on lots of factors. I am booking just one more for Friday and I think that’s it, maybe one more. Some people get many more done. Colonics can be very beneficial in removing mucoid plaque, that black hard stuff that gets built up onto colon walls over time (esp. with meat eaters), and also parasites.

She advised it was a good idea to have a parasite cleanse. That even raw foodists need to do them. Improperly washed fruits and vegetables can be a source of round worms. I thought I was off the hook with the parasites, that raw foods would eventually just wash them away, if I had any. I think most of us assume that we don’t. ..but the fact is that most people do. ..and at least we are safe from the really scary big bad parasites that afflict meat eaters and junk foodists.

“Parasites are the missing diagnosis in the genesis of many chronic health problems, including diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and endocrine system. Most individuals would be truly amazed if they knew the extraordinarily high number of Americans who are unknowingly infected by parasites…” – Dr. Hermann R. Bueno, Fellow of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene of London

The night before Fri eve. I took a relaxing mud bath. My sister-in-law Judith used to send me packages of Orthomoor Plus – powdered active mud extract foam baths. ..and I just recently found 3 packages. when I removed the drawers in my bathroom cabinets to clean in behind. These are great, they turn the water all brown, almost a purplish brown and smell amazing. They are full of essential oils with mineral complex and powdered mud extracts. But when you get out it doesn’t make you or the tub brown. It all just rinses away.. you just towel dry and the tub is still clean, amazing! ..and your skin is so soft and smooth. : )

I think they have changed their products, am looking on their website.. this is the closest I can find – their micronized moor bath kits:{DDFFB13D-E9...

You can buy through a distributor. In Toronto it’s R & R Spa, Contact : Carmen Redondo Radburn - 155, Dalhousie St. # 830, Phone : (416) 216-0817

mudbath pic from


Alessandra said...

If you have ever in your life eaten meat you are at risk for any type of parasite. I eat a good diet and my last parasite cleanse got rid of a large beastie. A 15-18 inch long tapeworm. Will be doing another parasite cleanse this spring. Also fyi daikon in your juice is great as parasites really hate it. It's what got mine to kick the bucket after 2 months of taking antiparasite capsules (either the capsules were weak or the tapeworm was strong...but after 5 days of daikon in my juice the worm was history).

Robin said...

Alessandra, Thank you for the comment & information. I will definitely be juicing daikon when I get around to the parasite cleanse!

Alessandra said...

You're welcome and thanks for your wonderful blog. I love coming here for all of the great things you share. If you care to read my blog, not ever so good as yours, it's
ciao bella

Robin said...

Thanks Alessandra, I am reading some now before I dash off to work.
Nice to meet you! :)