The key ingredients of this herbal fiber mix are able to:
- rid the body of toxins (i.e. radiation and heavy metals).
- curb cravings.
- burn fat.
- stabilize blood sugar levels.
- prevent over-eating.
- relieve constipation.
- promote healthy intestinal flora.
- nourish our bodies with plant-based protein, vitamins, and minerals.
For weight loss…the secret of this powder mix is in its ability to add high-quality, plant-based fiber to the diet and expand upon digestion — making you feel fuller longer.
For detox…this mix works to draw out toxins from the body and sweep them away via the digestive tract.
MAKE WITH PURE, ORGANIC INGREDIENTS OF ::
- 2 parts psyllium seed and husk powder
- 2 parts hemp seed powder
- 1 part bentonite clay
- 1 part apple pectin
- 1/2 part Garcinia Cambogia fruit, powdered
- 1/4 part slippery elm bark, powdered
- 1/4 part nettle leaf, powdered
- dash of cayenne pepper powder
Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive bowl. Mix well. Store in a cool, dry place. Will keep for 6-8 months, depending on quality of ingredients used.
TO USE ::
Thirty minutes before each meal, mix 1-2 rounded teaspoons of this powder well in a cup of water or juice (I take it alone in water and it is actually very good that way.). Drink immediately. Follow with an additional 8 ounces of water and be sure to drink LOTS of extra water throughout the day.
Where Can I Get This Stuff
–Mountain Rose Herbs…they have everything you’ll need by way of Bulk Herbs and Natural Products for Healthy, Natural Living! It’s your one-stop-shop!
-Get bentonite clay for internal use from the Bulk Herb Store [click this link for more information…]
–Starwest Botanicals is a great place to get bulk Apple Pectin.
–Health doesn’t come from plastic bottles. Vitality grows naturally from the way you live your life. If you want to learn more about herbs as medicine and as food, and if you’re just too busy to enroll in an in-person program, join the Herbal Academy of New England for a comprehensive and convenient online herbal course you can complete anywhere and anytime!
I thank you for your love and support of quality handmade products!
Read more of my 100% natural remedies for weight loss in this article Herbs for Weight Loss: A Recipe for Slimming Herbal Tea
Skip Thomsen says
Andrea, I have a question. Bentonite clay is what we used to use to seal the bottom of our ponds when the dirt was so porous that it wouldn’t hold water. A thin layer of bentonite would seal the pond floor thoroughly and immediately. So what is the function of the bentonite clay in this mix?
Hi Skip! Taken internally bentonite clay (only clay suitable for internal use) has amazing health benefits. These people say it the best — and are some of the articles that I’ve learned from: http://www.aboutclay.com/
Bulk Herbs Store has an excellent description of their bentonite clay.
Clay is very beneficial in over 78 minerals our bodies need to function correctly. If you go to my blog and click on archives you will find how clay works and how to actually take it medicinally. I use French Green Clay of which is mined 1000 feet in the ground and use Bentonite mainly for detox baths. Just pour 1/2 cup Bentonite or French Green Clay in tub of water and you will be amazed as to what is pulled out in the manner of toxins. http://www.dorothymc1956.wordpress.com
Is this a 1 time process ? fr a week? weekly? thanks
I have always had difficulty taking anything that requires me to take a certain time limit BEFORE something else. I’m never sure if I will be able to keep that schedule, and what if It’s only 20 minutes before, will that remove its effectiveness? 10……15…….?
What if I end up waiting 45 minutes or an hour??? I do have a regular routine, but it isn’t THAT on-the-spot regarding the EXACT timing of certain things. I will try this, but I’m not too hopeful that it will work. I’ve taken ‘diet’ pills that require the same 30 minutes before rule, and they usually end up being thrown out because I can’t do it.
Sorry, I don’t mean to be so negative. I’ll give this a try.
Judy V says
Since this is a high fiber product, can you tell me if it helps with lowering cholesterol ?
Gilly C. says
I am a loyal follower of your website and thought I should inform your other followers of a potentially threatening side affect in your recipe. I have Lupus, RA and some other autoimmune diseases. I essentially have cirrhosis of the liver because of these diseases and medications.
People who have autoimmune diseases or are immune suppressed or who have elevated liver enzymes should not use Garcinia cambogia. It is an effective weight-loss aid. However, side effects—hepatotoxicity—has led to some preparations with this additive being withdrawn from the market. Hepatotoxicity (from hepatic toxicity) implies chemical-driven liver damage. The herbal remedy can induce hepatotoxicity, that cause liver injury called hepatotoxins.
Use lemons in your diet as much as possible. Drink lemon water. Lemons are your livers best friend. I have autoimmune issues and cirrhosis and have 2 friends who did clear up their cirrhosis with lemons….it took them roughly 5 years. But they are doing very well and the doctor was astonished over their results.
For the liver….Dandelion Tincture is wonderful….so is Borututu. Dandelion Tea is much cheaper and easier to get a hold of. They both serve as a digestive/liver detoxifier. They both work for skin problems, jaundice/hepatitis, high blood pressure, combats anemia, very high in vitamins and minerals, anti-tumor activity.
Panax Ginseng stimulates the immune system, relieves menopause issues, fights chronic illness, helps with stamina and endurance. Lowers blood sugar.
I use these products and very happy with my results thus far.
By middle of June I should have my tinctures made and ready to go for use. I do not have them on my website as of yet…..since I do not have them ready thus far. http://www.claydoctor.com is Dr. Tony DeMorais, ND and I took classes from him besides my other studies to do what I love to do…..and that is to help others.
Christine B says
Thanks for recipe. I am a nurse & my husband is a physician and have been treating my Lupus with herbs for more than 10 years. I research every herb prior to using and I have not read any info on Garcina Cambogia causing any adverse reactions with people that have auto-immune diseases. Yes it was taken off market several years ago, then they realized the liver problems where actually caused by an adulterated form of the herb, not the pure herb. It is recommended not to take for longer than 12 weeks without interrupting it for 4 weeks. So 3 months on 1 month off.
Garcinia Cambrogia has no side effects. Very safe to use. I am an herbalist, Medical Missionary, and have studied under a Naturopathic Doctor. Yes, 3 months on and 1 month off is the correct way to use it. And make sure you are getting pure certified organic. I have auto-immune issues and have NASH, non-alcohol cirrhosis of the liver. Have never had any issues with it. The NASH was from being so very mis-diagnosed for awhile from my thyroid issues and diabetes. I am doing much better using herbs and lemons are the livers best friend.
Diabetes along with thyroid issues are two of the main diagnosis I have seen in my career as a nurse. I have both also. I take medication that is toxic to keep blood sugars tamed. Always looking for natural ways to control blood sugars. Lately have been using basil essential oil.
I had been on Glip/Metformin and have found some herbs that work splendidly.
Then I do take Armour Thyroid (glandular) for the thyroid issue. Synthroid being chemically made does not work for very many people. Swanson Health Products of which is a sister company to Life Extension (research doctors) does sell an Argentinian Beef form of glandular therapy and it works great. The Armour is by prescription.
Pedra Hume Caa’ Tincture is a plant that grows in the Amazon Rain Forest and is used widely to help those with diabetes. It’s also called Green Insulin. Usage: 1 tsp. at lunch and 1/2 hour before bed time.
For best results you can use Pedra Hume Caa’ together with Borututu Tincture. Borututu is a powerful liver and digestive system cleanser. It is used to fight high cholesterol and high in bioflavonoids. Kidneys also benefit from Borututu. Borututu Usage: 5 drops 2x a day about 10 minutes before breakfast and dinner. You may purchase these through Mtn. Rose Herbs online or through http://www.claydoctor.com Tony DeMorais, Naturopathic Doctor
I am in process of making my own tinctures but they won’t be ready to use until June 2014. I am making them double strength so a person does not have to use very many drops to achieve the means.
If Borututu proves to be too hard to get a hold of…..you can use Dandelion Root Tincture. It is a close second to Borututu and much cheaper. Dandelion Root is a diuretic, detox, liver cleanser, digestive cleanser, for diabetes, skin issues, blood builder, anti-tumor activity, lowers blood pressure, urinary infections, very high in vitamins and minerals.
Psyllium Husk creates a gooey substance to reduce cholesterol, control diabetes, IBS, obesity, gas/bloating, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
I hope this helps. I did study under Dr. DeMorais and he is a most marvelous and interesting man. But if you have any specific questions on anything…..please feel free to get in touch with me.
Deb, my uncle who is diabetic uses cinnamon in his coffee(no sugar or cream) to help lower his sugar levels.
Hopefully, he is using Sweet (Ceylon) Cinnamon, not what you buy in stores which is NOT true cinnamon! Ceylon cinnamon is the one that is healthy for you, the other that is in stores is not actually very healthy for you, and in large amounts can be harmful.
REAL CINNAMON,HEALTHY FOR YOU:
A highly valued culinary and medicinal spice. Price can be up to 10 times more than the Cassia/Chinese cinnamon.
Contains a small, negligible amount of coumarin, a naturally ocurring blood-thinning substance. Recommended for regular use, eg for correcting blood sugar level.
Tan brown in colour.
Thin and paper-like textured bark that forms multiple layers when rolled up.
Fragile, easily broken.
Delicate, sweet with subtle notes of clove.
THE OTHER CINNAMON, FAKE:
Commonly available and very cheap. You get a bag of the sticks for less than a dollar.
Contains a high level of coumarin content which can be harmful for the liver and kidney when consumed daily or regularly. Not a concern for occasional use.
Reddish dark brown.
Uneven thick bark that forms only a few layers when rolled up.
Tough, difficult (if not impossible) to grind to powder with an electric home kitchen grinder.
Pungent, full-bodied taste.
melissa a. says
I have a question , does this mix cause any effects like caffeine on the system? I have to stay away from caffeine due to a Mitral Valve Prolapse and I have extra beats in my heart. I don’t take medication for it but I do have to steer clear of caffeine. I want to cleanse my body of harmful toxins but am afraid of doing anything due to the Mitral Valve. Any suggestions for a good, safe cleanse? Thank you.
No…… this mix has nothing with caffeine in it. You should be fine using it.
Psyllium Husk creates a gooey substance to help reduce cholesterol, help those that suffer with IBS, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, gas/bloating.
Garcinia Camborgia is a fruit commonly recognized for its ability to help people lose weight. Dept. of Physiology researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC says it is safe and natural supplement for normal weight support. It reduces cholesterol and triglycerides and helps the body to gain normal serum lipid levels. Usage: one tsp. 10 min. before meals. Use 3 months on and 1 month off is recommended.
Hemp Seed: been used for chemo patients and HIV/AIDS. Improves the appetite and helps to suppress muscular spasms in MS. Helps the olfactory senses in stroke patients. Has been used for headaches, relax knots in the joints, neuralgia and helps relieve nausea. Helps in fiber content.
Apple Pectin has many benefits of which whisks away fats from the bloodstream and from the digestive system/liver…Plus it helps in the form of soluble fiber….adding bulk to your stools…plus it helps to cleanse the body of toxins.
Slippery Elm is used for sore throats/cough, gastritis, ulcers, dysentery, irritations of stomach and intestines. Also used for pneumonia, pleurisy, . Absorbs toxins, softens body waste so it can be removed easily. Enhances growth of beneficial bacteria. High in calcium.
Nettle Leaf for skin issues like eczema, a wound healer, stimulates the circulation and will purify the blood. It helps rid the body of uric acid in treating gout, anti-inflammatory and has various flavonoids. Has been used in treatment of RA.
Cayenne Pepper increases circulation, digestive aid, relieves gas, sore throats, herpes infections, shingles, opens bronchial passage ways, treats skin infections, antibacterial activity, reduces triglyceride levels and platelet aggregations in the blood. Very rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Clay is a most wonderful purifier. Ever use a clay mask on your face and seen how nicely your face glowed afterwards? It removes impurities of all kinds….including heavy metals and other toxins in your body such as pesticides and other commercial residue.
Hope this helps with your questions. God bless.
Are the ingredients by volume or by weight? For example 2 T psyllium or 2 oz psyllium. Thank you
Hi Veee…by volume!
What does this taste like? You said you take it plain with water. Is this something you need to hold your nose and chug or is it enjoyable? Is it better to take it with juice or lemonade or ACV? Just curious.
Hi Brooke! It’s totally not a “hold your nose and chug” 🙂 I do take it with plain water…but others may find it more palatable in lemonade or juice.
There is one problem I have with this article, that this mix supposedly “promotes healthy intestinal flora”. Am I the only one who things it might be better not to have plants growing in my intestines? I mean bacteria, maybe even protists of some sort or another, but I don’t think growing anything with roots or chloroplasts or that produces either spores or seeds would be a good or practical idea within the digestive tract.
That rant aside, I’d be willing to try this, once I stop being a starving biology student who can’t find a job.
Healthy intestinal flora is your probiotics. They are bacteria that is greatly needed in the intestinal tract, vagina, etc. etc. YOU HAVE to HAVE this bacteria or you are in dire consequences of cancer, auto immune issues and other problems. We tend to kill these guys out by eating sugary foods, taking antibiotics, and etc. etc. This bacteria will keep yeast infections away from the vagina, they will help in digestion and thousands of other components in the body to keep it functioning optimally. Take a class in this and you will see just how important good intestinal flora really is.
Is this safe to consume while nursing?
Is this safe to take while taking Levothyroxine?
i don’t understand the mesure of the ingredients , how much is 2 parts psyllium seed and husk powder ? do you have precise mesures like in milimeters for all the ingredients… ?
thanks a lot
A “part” is any measurement you choose. It can be 1 part = 1 cup, 1 part = 1 Tablespoon, just use the same measurement all through the recipe. so if the recipe calls for 1 part water, 2 parts fresh herb, 3 parts essential oil you might use 1 cup water, 2 cups fresh herbs, 3 cups essential oils.
OR 1 Tablespoon water, 2 Tablespoons fresh herbs, 3 Tablespoons essential oils.
You can make ANY amount you want with this method : a large batch, or a small one, just use the same measurement (cups, Tablespoons, teaspoons, grams, oz, etc) for the entire recipe.
Mountain Rose Herbs IS fantastic place for getting all of your herbs, clays, powders etc. However, the bentonite clay they carry is SODIUM Bentonite which is not safe for consumption and is only for external use. For this you would need CALCIUM Bentonite clay which is safe for consumption.
How often do you take this? Once/week, everyday at dinner or biggest meal?
Also is it safe to take while pregnant?
A general rule of thumb is don’t try dieting or detox-ing while pregnant. Lots of things can pass through the placenta and, while not harmful for adults, may have an impact on the developing embryo/fetus.(And nobody really knows what they are because it is unethical to conduct such research on pregnant women.) Just try to eat healthy…you know, lean meat, veggies, lots of greens, dairy, not too much fish, if any at all (mercury levels). If you are constipated from the pregnancy multivitamin or iron (which happened to me so badly that I couldn’t take the iron at all), take a stool softener every day and try to get more iron from food sources. Hope this helps.
michelle corwin says
I was wondering , my daughter suffers horrible with bouts of ulcerous colitis. Do you know if this would be safe for her. also I was wanting to know if you have any info on fossil flour.
Check out all of the information at The Bulk Herb Store. They have so much info on detoxing and you can even ask a question and they will get back to you. I buy most of my herbs and things there and it is at my door in 2 days. They have wonderful tutorial videos also!
joseph braun says
I just wanted to say. Great blog!! You’ve definitely got some good karma 🙂
For how many days should I use this????
Would this help with control the amount I binge eat?
I made this using nettle leaf tea instead of powder. All I can say is YUCK! Sorry. BUT…I just made a new batch leaving out the nettle,whch I think might hav been what made it bitter. Keeping fingers crossed!
Received the ingredients to make this detox supplement. Is the clay they recommend, ok for consumption, and how do I process the Garcinia fruit to a power form? Thank you in advance and look forward to any help and info you can share.
Can I put the recommended serving in veggie capsules and take it that way? Or is it just intended to be mixed with water/juice? Thanks!