June 09, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro
The first step toward healing the gut involves a procedure known as a Vitamin C Flush. This is a clinical pearl that I picked up years ago from Dr. Michael Wald, a holistic doctor who’s been nicknamed “The Blood Detective.” It’s a novel approach to treating many common gastrointestinal disorders, particularly Helicobacter pylori which infects two-thirds of the population worldwide. In fact, overgrowth of many unfriendly (gram-negative) bacteria can be quickly and dramatically lowered with this functional procedure. Here’s how it goes:
1. Remain at home and do not eat during the procedure, which may take up to 5 hours.
2. Consume 1/2-1 level teaspoon of buffered vitamin C (not ascorbic acid) added to 2-3 ounces of water every 30-60 minutes.
3. Continue until you experience diarrhea.
4. From that point on, take 3/4 of the C-flushing dose on a daily basis. Do this in 2 or 3 equally divided doses. In other words, if it took 4 grams to “flush” you out, then take 3 grams a day: 1 gram with breakfast, 1 gram with lunch, and 1 gram with dinner.
That’s all there is to it! A simple, safe, and effective method that you can repeat every month if you like. Dr. Wald believes that this is much better than a colon cleanse because vitamin C improves the muscular function of the gastrointestinal tract and is quite healing. A colon cleanse, on the other hand, creates an artificially clean environment that is susceptible to scratches and infection and can even wipe out some of the mucosal layer.
After this procedure, a detoxification program may be in order. Tomorrow I’ll show you an easy way to determine if you qualify for a detox.