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September 9, 2016

How to Perform a Therapeutic Enema

With our unique enema series protocol, Optimal Health Network has supported thousands of people through health struggles such as IBS, prostate issues, anal fissures, hemorrhoids, anxiety, celiac disease, dementia, heart disease, and much more.

Optimal Health Network developed the 3-step enema series to help you meet multiple health goals: to clear out the entire colon, to optimize the health of the microbiome, to feed the cells of the colon wall, and to support the body's overall detoxification pathways.

WATCH VIDEO: Why Choose the Enema Series Kit?

The first enema in the series uses Optimal Health Network’s Frankincense and Myrrh Made-for-Enema Goat Milk Soap. This clinically designed goat milk soap contains butyric acid which feeds the colonic mucosa, optimizing the healthy bacteria in your colon. Scientific research has shown that the frankincense essential oil in this soap, of the species Boswellia carteri, offers benefits against colon cancer, in addition to being an anti-inflammatory agent. Myrrh essential oil has a long history of medicinal use, and is valued for its wound-healing properties.

Directions for the first enema in the enema series:
  1. Use 1-4 quarts of filtered water and Optimal Health Network’s Frankincense and Myrrh Goat Milk Soap.
  2. Soak the soap in the water for 20-60 seconds. The amount of water and soap varies between people. A more sensitive person needs should use less soap. As you experiment with the enema, your own body lets you know how much enema solution your colon can take in.
  3. Massaging the abdomen during this time assists the body in receiving the water with less cramping.
WATCH VIDEO: How to Use the Goat Milk Enema Soap

The second enema in the series uses water, Optimal Health Network’s Colon Cleanse Essential Oil Blend, and sea salt. This enema helps optimize the electrolyte balance in the colon, and as a prebiotic it also helps to promote the growth of a healthy microbiome. We need to do all we can to support an optimal microbiome, which in turn supports a strong immune system, helps us age well, frees us from ailments such as asthma, and supports a healthy mind.

Directions for the second enema in the enema series:
  1. Use 1-4 quarts of filtered water.
  2. Add one teaspoon of sea salt and 2-8 drops of OHN Colon Cleanse Essential Oil Blend to each quart of filtered water.
  3. The second enema doesn't need to be held. Once the colon is full, sit on the toilet and empty.
The third enema in the series is the coffee enema. Due to the Genome Project, we’re seeing that many people, up to 60%, are missing a snippet in their DNA called MTHFR. The MTHFR information code allows us to process our toxins, use B vitamins, make glutathione, and have the liver work optimally. Those of us who are missing the MTHFR gene are unable to do these important things. The coffee enema supports the body by increasing the glutathione and thus improving detoxification capacities.

One of the most important things to consider about using the enema series instead of a coffee enema by itself is that when you put coffee in the colon, it drives the therapeutic solution along with whatever else is in the colon, such as discarded hormones and waste, into your circulation, which you absolutely do not want to do. We developed our enema series protocol to help you avoid absorbing any unwanted substances back into your system, and to clean out your colon as completely as possible.

Directions for the third enema in the enema series:
  1. Use one quart of filtered water with one tablespoon to one cup of brewed, organic, made-for-enema coffee.
  2. After you have taken all of the coffee solution into your colon, hold the coffee enema solution for 12-15 minutes.
  3. Once the time has passed, sit on the toilet and empty.
The enema series is a fantastic and inexpensive health resource. I recommend using it once a week, at minimum, although the frequency will depend on who you are, how you react, and what your health conditions are.

If you would like a customized enema series protocol created for you, we do offer phone consultations.

 

July 24, 2016

Natural Relief from Opioid Constipation

Opioids are effective pain relievers. However, opioids often have the side effect of constipation. How do opioids cause constipation?

These addictive pharmaceuticals cause constipation by affecting the gastrointestinal tract in a variety of ways. Opioids increase the amount of time it takes stool to move through the gastric system. Opioids increase nonpropulsive contractions in the middle of the small intestine (jejunum) and decrease longitudinal propulsive peristalsis - motions critical to moving food through the intestines. Due to this muscular interference, food fails to travel effectively through the digestive tract.

Opioids are also able to partially paralyze the stomach (gastroparesis) so that food remains in this digestive organ for a longer period of time. Additionally, opioids reduce digestive secretions and decrease the urge to defecate.

In the last 15 years alone, opioid abuse has drastically increased by about 200%. For more perspective, in 2014 the number of opioid drug overdose deaths reached 47,055 people, or the equivalent of about 125 Americans every day.

The dispensing of opioid analgesics in the U.S. grew from nearly 149 million prescriptions in early 2003 to 207 million in 2013.

Opioid-induced constipation:
  • is one of the most common types of constipation
  • does not tend to to go away over time
  • can cause fecal impaction, overflow diarrhea, and pseudo-obstruction if left untreated
  • is usually difficult to manage and unresponsive to common treatment regimens
  • can occur at opioid doses lower than those needed to produce effective analgesia in many patients
  • decreases intestinal motility, so fiber intake is not recommended


Optimal Health Network can help!


COFFEE ENEMAS - Coffee enemas have a long history of both reducing pain and relieving constipation. Before you try opioids, take a daily coffee enema for a month.

SUPPOSITORIES - For some, Optimal Health Network’s Coffee Enema Essential Oil Blend used in a daily suppository is a better choice due to not having space or time to take daily enemas.

REACTED MAGNESIUM - Magnesium is a therapeutic, laxative-like supplement that can be titrated to bowel tolerance. It is a safe and effective method of emptying the bowel daily for adults, children, and infants.

DIET - The Ten Days to Optimal Health program is a clinically proven, easy-to-follow dietary and colon cleanse program, making it an excellent cure for constipation.

EMOTIONAL HEALING - Working with your emotions around pain and addiction can be vital in overcoming opioid dependency. Kristina Amelong has worked with thousands of clients since 1998, and can support you to overcome opioid dependency.



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July 10, 2016

Client Testimonial: Healing from Lyme Disease

"I have found OHN so helpful to me and continue to follow your development as a healer. Thank you for all you do to educate and help your clients heal. OHN and the three-enema series has been a huge part of my healing journey. I don't think I could ever have made it this far in my battle with Lyme without the help of the coffee enema series. The essential oils have been miraculous. Not only has the combination of clove oil and cinnamon oil helped me battle the Lyme, but it has also been healing me of the neuralgia and nerve pain I was suffering. Taking these oils in the suppositories along with various other combinations of oils has dramatically improved the quality of my life. I no longer suffer from the burning, electric pain that used to radiate down both arms and prevent me from sleeping. I can now sleep on either side without my arms falling asleep. My left index finger that was constantly numb and burning is completely returned to normal. I'm still not completely cleared of the Lyme and have added both Monolaurin and photolytic enzymes to my protocol to speed up my recovery and eradicate the pathogens and support the dissolving of the biofilm in which Lyme likes to hide. However, I have found the essential oils to be so helpful in rebalancing all my bodily systems which have been devastated by the Lyme and am so grateful for you recommending them!" ~Ruth

LEARN MORE ABOUT HEALING FROM LYME DISEASE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS


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May 7, 2016

Optimal Health Network Parasite Cleanse


This parasite cleanse is a 30-day regimen using several types of antihelminthics (anti-parasite/anti-worm medications). The key product for this cleanse is Wormwood Complex. Professor Kerry Bone of MediHerb developed this product on contract from an Australian company that wanted a naturally based lice shampoo. It was so successful that it became Australia's #1 lice shampoo. The active components, minus the shampoo, are effective for internal worms and parasites too.

Call us at 608-242-0200 if you wish to discuss your parasite cleanse program or place an order for any Standard Process or MediHerb products.

CLEANSE REGIMEN:
  1. For the first 10 days, take 4-6 tablets per day of Wormwood Complex and 4 tablets per day of Andrographis Complex to boost immune system function. Optionally, also take 2 tablets per day of Vitanox away from the Wormwood Complex (at a different hour of the day). Vitanox is an antioxidant complex, but is also high in tannins, which will burst parasite eggs. For really stubborn cases, you can also add 3 tablets of garlic (5000 mg).
  2. For the next 10 days (days 11-20), take just the Andrographis Complex (4 tablets per day).
  3. For the final 10 days (days 21-30), repeat what you did for the first 10 days (see above).
  4. Twice (on non-consecutive days) during the first 10 days and twice (on non-consecutive days) during the last 10 days, take 2-6 tablets of Colax before bed. This will cause a very loose stool the next morning, which will mechanically purge the dead worms and egg material. (Yuck is right!)
  5. It is also wise to take an enema series 2-3 times a week during this 30-day process. (If you'd rather skip the laxative effect of the Colax, you can use the enema series on those days instead.)

Basically what you're doing is creating a hostile environment for the worms and attacking their eggs for 10 days. During the break (days 11-20) you may get some more hatching and some of the tough guys may still be around, then you hit them for another 10 days. This is a safe treatment program and scientifically proven to work if worms are present.

PRODUCT DETAILS:

Once again, please call us at 608-242-0200 if you wish to discuss your parasite cleanse program or place an order for any Standard Process or MediHerb products.

We offer a Gastrointestinal (GI) Health Panel which evaluates gastrointestinal function and health in order to assist you to overcome digestive disorders such as Candidiasis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease, and colitis as well as seemingly unrelated symptoms such as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. The Gastrointestinal Health Panel is often recommended for those people who have traveled abroad extensively, have unresolved digestive problems, have a sudden change in bowel habits, and/or are using probiotics to address their digestive health. LEARN MORE


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March 24, 2016

Research by the NIH Supports the Dietary Guidance in Kristina Amelong's Ten Days to Optimal Health


Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets: A Randomized Trial

Lydia A. Bazzano, MD, PhD, MPH; Tian Hu, MD, MS; Kristi Reynolds, PhD; Lu Yao, MD, MS; Calynn Bunol, MS, RD, LDN; Yanxi Liu, MS; Chung-Shiuan Chen, MS; Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH; Paul K. Whelton, MD, MSc, MB; and Jiang He, MD, PhD

Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(5):309-318.
doi:10.7326/M14-0180

Background: Low-carbohydrate diets are popular for weight loss, but their cardiovascular effects have not been well-studied, particularly in diverse populations.

Objective: To examine the effects of a low-carbohydrate diet compared with a low-fat diet on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors.

Design: A randomized, parallel-group trial.

Setting: A large academic medical center.

Participants: 148 men and women without clinical cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Intervention: A low-carbohydrate (<40 g/d) or low-fat (<30% of daily energy intake from total fat [<7% saturated fat]) diet. Both groups received dietary counseling at regular intervals throughout the trial.

Measurements: Data on weight, cardiovascular risk factors, and dietary composition were collected at 0, 3, 6, and 12 months.
Results: Sixty participants (82%) in the low-fat group and 59 (79%) in the low-carbohydrate group completed the intervention. At 12 months, participants on the low-carbohydrate diet had greater decreases in weight (mean difference in change, −3.5 kg [95% CI, −5.6 to −1.4 kg]; P = 0.002), fat mass (mean difference in change, −1.5% [CI, −2.6% to −0.4%]; P = 0.011), ratio of total-high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (mean difference in change, −0.44 [CI, −0.71 to −0.16]; P = 0.002), and triglyceride level (mean difference in change, −0.16 mmol/L [−14.1 mg/dL] [CI, −0.31 to −0.01 mmol/L {−27.4 to −0.8 mg/dL}]; P = 0.038) and greater increases in HDL cholesterol level (mean difference in change, 0.18 mmol/L [7.0 mg/dL] [CI, 0.08 to 0.28 mmol/L {3.0 to 11.0 mg/dL}]; P < 0.001) than those on the low-fat diet.

CONCLUSION: The low-carbohydrate diet was more effective for weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor reduction than the low-fat diet. Restricting carbohydrate may be an option for persons seeking to lose weight and reduce cardiovascular risk factors.

Also read the New York Times article: A Call for a Low-Fat Diet that Embraces Fat

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