My experience doing a cycle with Psyllium Husk by Marisa Arruda Barbosa
-Psyllium Husk is a herb that works as a “little broom” and cleans your colon.--
Did you know that we carry 2 to 20 quilograms of poop in our colon, sometimes for all of our lives? Since I heard about that I started taking many actions to be nicer with my colon! First: I sopped eating read meat and being extra careful with the others. Second: I started researching about forms of doing a colon cleanse.
That’s how I came across Psyllium Husk Fiber and since very few people know about it, I wanted to share my own experience to help you in your own journey.
I heard great things about flushing the colon, too, and might try it some day. But I also am afraid of flushing too much and have imbalances in my flora – and that is no good especially for girls!
About the herb & the doctor who influenced me:
Paulo Yamaçake is a Brazilian health practitioner that my cousin has been taking courses with. Among all his interesting teachings, I decided to follow the Psyllium Husk 10-day cycle. Here is his Website if you want to get in touch with him: www.manualhumano.com.br
Psyllium Husk is an herb from India – or Europe, not sure – and we actually take only it’s skin. You can find in pills and powder. Paulo suggests that we take the powder – just to add to the experience, since the consistence is quite unique!
It’s really important to follow some rules when you take it though, so do your research and ask your health practitioner if that’s right for you. What happens when you take it, is that it swells in contact with water. When you mix it in water, you will see how it turns into a gelatin quickly, so you are supposed to take it immediately. You are supposed to take Psyllium with AT LEAST 8oz of water but I took it with 16oz. Why? Because you can choke! So, really read all the rules. I didn’t have any problems with it - be careful but not scared. There are different theories as when to take it. Paulo says we should take after meals, but it makes you really feeling full. I asked him later and he said that we could take it before meals if the goal is to loose weight too – always a good bonus! Because it will make you eat less.
The 10-day cycle is:
Dosage: 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk in at least 8oz of water
Day 1 – take before lunch
Day 2 – take before breakfast and lunch
From day 3 to day 8 – take before breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 9 – do like day 2
Day 10 – do like day 1.
- Allow more time to go to the bathroom. It’s not going to give you diarrhea or cramps, but it will make you go more times a day to the bathroom.
- You have to go to the bathroom at least once a day. If not, stop taking and start over when you get regular.
- You have to take at least 2 liters of water a day – otherwise the fiber might get stuck in your colon.
In the first days it is common to feel bloated, which is actually the toxins. It even gave me heartburn as if I had eaten too much, (like the feeling on a Christmas Eve!) After a few days you get used to it.
I read in a blog about a 3-month cleansing with Psyllium. But Paulo says he is against conditioning our colon to get used to work only with certain things.
My colon has been always like that. So even after only a 10-day cycle, I was afraid that would happen to me, but it didn’t. I’ve been really regular ever since and can notice my skin is brighter and I feel lighter!
We all look for our own paths to a healthy life. So, this is really my experience and personal research. I hope I can help you finding yours, too!
Dr. Hiromi Shinya’s videos about our colon:
Do you want to see some crazy videos? Watch Dr. Hiromi Shinya on Youtube, about the health of different intestines according to the life style. For the first time, I really decided to stop eating red meat.
We all need a click: some people have it just because of animal cruelty, but I easily convinced myself that I’m an O-type blood, so I need meet. But as a virgo, I started to imagine all that meat clogged in my colon.