Cleansing or Surgery

What People are Saying:

I spoke with you a few weeks ago about your "Cleansing or Surgery" book. Already we have nine people who want copies. These people include two Pastors, a Chiropractor and a Medical Doctor.

I have read different materials over the years about cleansing, but we have been most impressed with your book due to its straightforward approach, sound information, and use of scripture. We especially appreciated the warning not to go "overboard" and make cleansing an idol.

My husband has just completed the Lemonade Diet. He began to show symptoms of fighting a virus and decided to go on the diet to clear things up. He is a painting contractor and was able to work hard the whole time he was on the Diet. He will just begin coming off the diet today.

All virus symptoms cleared up, a soreness in his elbow, which he has had on and off since last October, also cleared up. With his constant exposure to toxic fumes from paint, he is excited to be able to do this for his body. He is also interested to see how this cleanse will help his system out in regard to seasonal allergies. We have been very proactive with our health, and his allergies have greatly improved over the years, but we are excited to see how these cleanses can go much further in balancing his system.

God's blessings on you as you equip the Body in this much needed area of internal cleansing.

Sincerely in Christ, D.S. Colorado



Simple Health Remedies

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Table of Contents:

  • Dear Friends
  • Anxiety Cure
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Baby Wipes
  • Back Pain Solved
  • Bed-Wetting Remedy
  • Cayenne
  • Circulation Boosters
  • Cold Buster Tonics
  • Constipation
  • Corns, Bunions and Aching Feet
  • Depression Cures
  • Eyes Cleanse
  • Foot Washing and Massage
  • Ginger Tonic
  • Green Drink
  • Headaches
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hot Sauces
  • The Ideal Diet
  • Insomnia
  • Laughter Best Medicine
  • Laundry Soap
  • Lung Tonic
  • Memory Loss
  • Salt is Good
  • Tinctures
  • Tooth Care
  • Water Cure
  • Healing Scriptures
  • Index

Apple Cider Vinegar Uses

Apple-Lavender Deodorant

Apple Cider Vinegar Make your own deodorant and avoid aluminum and other chemical additives.

1 part apple cider vinegar
1 part water
several drops of lavender oil for fragrance (optional)
spray bottle

Combine equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Add lavender oil for a pleasant scent, if desired. Spray underarms with mixture daily, or as often as needed.

The vinegar neutralizes body odor and is gentle to the skin. The vinegar smell evaporates within 10 minutes.

Look in the cosmetics section of stores for colorful plastic spray bottles.

Foot Deodorant

Spray Apple-Lavender Deodorant on feet and wipe off excess. Helps neutralize odors and makes skin silky, smooth and fresh.

Genital Deodorant

Apple-Lavender Deodorant is also excellent for cleansing the body, especially for women. It is more effective than soap and water for neutralizing odors and keeping the natural bacteria in balance. Spray genital area as needed. No rinsing necessary.

Hair Rinse

Removes shampoo and chemical residue while adding softness and shine. The high acid content plus the enzymes in the raw apple cider vinegar kill the bottle bacillus. These bacteria cause such problems as itching scalp and dandruff.

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
warm water to make 4 cups

  1. Mix apple cider vinegar and warm water in quart container.
  2. Shampoo and rinse hair.
  3. Squeeze out excess water.
  4. Pour mixture over hair and rub into scalp.
  5. Leave on at least a minute and rinse.

Vegetable Wash

Pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables can cause health problems in young children and sensitive adults. Apple cider vinegar helps get rid of chemical residues. Soak fresh produce a few minutes in 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar and enough water to cover.

Scrub and rinse in cold running water.

An old doctor in a small town finally took a vacation. He assigned his youngest son, not long out of medical school, to look after his practice.

When the father returned, he asked his son if anything unusual had happened in his absence.

“I cured that indigestion Mrs. Collins had been suffering from for thirty years,” the son proudly announced.

“You did what?” His father stormed. “How could you? It was that indigestion that put you through prep school, college and medical school!"

Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail

Health pioneer Paul Bragg invented this famous tonic for heartburn. We’ve successfully used this remedy for upset stomachs and found quick relief.

1 heaping teaspoon raw honey
2 teaspoons raw apple cider vinegar
8 ounce glass of warm water

Mix ingredients together and drink.

We like to substitute 2 teaspoons of dried sugar cane juice (Sucanat) for the heaping teaspoon of honey. Both apple cider vinegar and dried sugar cane juice are high in potassium.

For variety, substitute mint tea for the water in the Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail.

What’s Going On?

Many people think that too much acid causes heartburn in the stomach. But heartburn occurs when there is not enough of the right kind of acid to digest food properly.

The stomach needs hydrochloric acid to break down food. When there is not enough hydrochloric acid, the food starts to putrefy, producing organic acids which cause heartburn and indigestion.

Over-the-counter antacids appear to help because they neutralize these organic acids and the pain goes away. But the antacids have aggravated the situation because they have left the stomach more alkaline. Now an even greater amount of hydrochloric acid must be produced to finish digestion.

Apple cider vinegar is rich in malic acid, which increases the acidity of digestive fluids causing them to flow faster, which improves digestion.

Stiff Joints

Paul Bragg says he remembers seeing his dad come in from a grueling day of farm work during harvest time. His dad had been up since before daybreak and it was now late at night. He would go into the kitchen and fix the Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail.

Paul’s dad explained, “Son, farm work is long, hard work. It can produce chronic fatigue in the body. Whatever is in this mixture relieves me of that chronic fatigue.”

The ingredient that was so effective in the drink was potassium. It helped renew his vitality and relieve the stiffness in his joints.

Potassium helps eliminate toxins from the body by putting them in solution so that they can be carried out of the body. It is as essential to the soft tissues of the body as calcium is to the hard structures. Potassium keeps the tissues healthy, soft and pliable.

The potassium in apple cider vinegar is like a detergent for the arteries. Clogged, caked arteries are cleaned out by taking the Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail several times a day.

Many stiff-jointed men and women are set free from their misery after several months of taking the Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail 3 or 4 times a day.

Along with relieving the pain of arthritis, blood pressure also normalizes. The natural acids and enzymes in raw apple cider vinegar help thin and cleanse the blood.

Bragg also recommends cutting down on animal proteins and eliminating refined sugars. Animal proteins and fats tend to thicken the blood.

Muscle Cramps

Bragg recommends the same Cocktail recipe for those who suffer from muscle cramps. I remember as a child crying out in the middle of the night and having my dad rush in and rub my legs until the cramps eased. Back then, they were called “growing pains.”

Acid crystals interfering with circulation can cause these sharp pains in the feet or legs. Drinking the Cocktail several times a day allows these crystals to enter into solution and be eliminated.

Natural Antibiotic

Apple cider vinegar is a natural antibiotic and antiseptic that fights germs and bacteria inside and outside the body. We have read testimonials from individuals who have used apple cider vinegar to relieve the following ailments:

For best results, drink the Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail three or four times daily.

CAUTION: Beware of apple cider flavored vinegar sold in supermarkets. It is grain vinegar with an apple cider flavor. You will not get the same results. Look for raw apple cider vinegar in health stores.

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Depression Cures

This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his trouble.

Psalm 34:6

Living in Heaven or Hell

We make our own heaven or hell by the thoughts we entertain. The Kingdom of Heaven is only a thought away. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21).

Within our thoughts is life or death. Feelings of anger, revenge, self-pity and hopelessness drag us into the depths of hell. Thoughts of love, joy, peace and forgiveness bring us near to the heart of God and His Kingdom.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Philippians 4:8

Depressing Desires:

The whole world is in a state of deep depression, though they may laugh on the surface. The world is made up of many wills working apart from God’s will.

Those who get depressed are focusing on self and on their outward circumstances. They are anxious about the things of this world and forgetting to trust in God.

For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler (shield) to all them that trust in him. God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

2 Samuel 22:29,30, 31, 33.

Booting Out Unwelcome Guests

by Brooke Revere

When I visited Seattle for a couple weeks, I wrote to my sister Skye, the following thoughts about the Kingdom within:

Just think, you never leave this body, no matter where you go. You can’t escape, you can’t run away, you can’t break out, you can’t bring anyone in. You’re stuck, along with any feelings or worries that you allow to come in.

The only guests that can penetrate your walls are thoughts and concepts. You and your thoughts are always alone. While I’ve been on this trip, I took a look around at the guests that I’ve been harboring, and decided to do some serious housecleaning. I didn’t like some of the guests that I’ve allowed to board in my house.

Bitterness and Resentment were rather easy, they haven’t been here long and they didn’t have much luggage to pack.

Getting rid of unwelcome guestsBoredom and Uselessness fled before I got to their room, and now I am cleaning the mess they left behind.

But Worry and The-Future-Is-Dim have slammed their doors in my face and refuse to unlock them. I will have to call the locksmith, Prayer, and the moving van company, Hope, to evict my unwelcome guests.

I have been repainting and improving some of my rooms so Contentment and Ever-At-Peace will feel more at home here. I would have done it sooner, but Procrastination gave me some trouble. He was in the habit of dumping his garbage in the hall, making it difficult to do anything. I’m trying to get that corrected.

Disappointment was always vandalizing my house, though I caught him and his accomplice, Vanity, red-handed. Vanity seemed like such a gentle and harmless creature, until I realized that she was the one opening her window for Disappointment to sneak in.

I didn’t realize how much responsibility it is to be a landlord. I tried to shut myself up in my bedroom and let the rest of the house run itself. But while living in a new environment, I awakened to the realization that a small Kingdom inhabits my own soul. Either I can let it run wild, or I can take responsibility for it. I choose how to run my Kingdom and whom I entertain. I pray that with Christ’s help, my little household will be a better place to live in the years to come. []

Driving Away Depression

Instead of lying around nursing Mr. Depression, get up and start working with your hands. Sweep the porch, do the dishes. “Little busyness” helps get the mind off of big troubles.

“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD”

Psalm 31:24.

My Kingdom

A little kingdom I possess
Where thoughts and feelings dwell,
And very hard I find the task
Of governing it well.

For passion tempts and troubles me,
A wayward will misleads,
And selfishness its shadow casts
On all my words and deeds.

I do not ask for any crown
But that which all may win,
Nor seek to conquer any world
Except the one within.

Written by Louisa May Alcott age 14
Author of “LITTLE WOMEN”


Physical causes that may aggravate depression:

  1. Low light conditions. For some people, cold, dark winters are depressing. If you can’t move to a sunnier location, try installing some full spectrum lighting to simulate sunshine.
  2. Tooth decay. One bad tooth can infect the whole body and make you feel rundown and discouraged. Get the tooth repaired or extracted to stop the bacteria from poisoning the body.
  3. Blood Sugar problems. Caffeine, alcohol, chocolate and white sugar products can play havoc with the body, causing severe highs and lows. Along with these physical imbalances, comes an emotional roller coaster ride where you soar up to Cloud Nine then plummet down to the Pit of Hell. After another sugar or caffeine fix, the roller coaster ride starts over. To get off the roller coaster, stop providing the fuel.
  4. Hormonal imbalances. Woman, particularly, can have mood changes that go up and down with their monthly cycles. Eating an apple a day helps to smooth out the emotional ups and downs of menopause. Apples contain boron, which boosts blood levels of estrogen and other compounds that prevent calcium loss and bone demineralization. Returning to the Ideal Diet also helps avoid many common afflictions associated with menstrual cycles and menopause.

Fresh Applesauce

Peel and quarter 4 apples. Put in food processor or blender with a little apple juice or water. Pulse until sauce forms. Add a ripe banana for creaminess. Flavor with cinnamon and vanilla. Eat right away before sauce turns brown.

Walk for Health

Couple walking together in the sunset “Walking preserves health and lengthens life. Walking - free striding, free-swinging, rhythmic, brisk but unhurried walking - is the perfect aid to digestion, elimination, circulation, relaxation of body, mind and spirit.

“The next time you feel low, go out for a walk. See how your mood changes, how the dark color of your thoughts becomes gradually brighter. Your low spirits will not accompany you very far on a good walk . . . The mind cannot remain depressed when the body is in motion.” Gayelord Hauser

Chronic Fatigue

Did you hear about the recently scheduled seminar on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? It was a failure. Everyone was too tired to go.


No Free Advice

A doctor was fuming when he finally reached his table at a banquet. A woman who sought his medical advice delayed him 10 minutes. “Do you think I should send her a bill?” he asked a lawyer who was sitting next to him.

“Why not?” the lawyer replied. “You rendered professional services by giving advice.”

“Thanks,” the physician said. “I think I’ll do that.”

When the doctor sat down at his desk the next day to send a bill to the annoying woman, he found a statement from the lawyer. It read: “For legal services - $50.”

Lung Tonic

The following Lung Tonic has been exceptional in quickly clearing up the hacking cough, fever and tiredness of the Flu. Flu symptoms often include persistent coughs and respiratory infections that are being diagnosed as bronchitis or even adult onset asthma. The sooner you start taking the Tonic, the more effective it is.

One man suffered with lung congestion for a year, after a bout with the flu. He began taking the Lung Tonic regularly for 3 days (3 recipes worth) and didn't see improvement. Friends around him were quickly getting over their bronchitis from this year's flu by taking the Tonic. But his congestion continued.

About 2 weeks later, he had just come inside from a bike ride and suddenly an outpouring of thin mucus poured out his nose. After that his lungs cleared up and his morning coughing spells disappeared.

This remedy for lung congestion has been handed down for generations by the natives of the Panamanian mountains.

“My own remedy is always to eat, just before I step into bed, a hot roasted onion, if I have a cold.” George Washington

Our friend, John, has emphysema. This tonic clears his lungs better than anything else. One winter he was very sick and could hardly breathe. He started taking this tonic during all his waking hours. Within 3 days, his lungs opened up and the infection cleared. John finds this tonic to be a real energy booster.

Four-year-old Amy suffered from severe asthma attacks. Simply getting out of a warm bath would start her wheezing. The doctors wanted to put her on prescription medication. Her parents started giving her this tonic and took her off of dairy products. The tonic worked! Amy quit having asthma attacks.

2 large cloves garlic
1 large red onion
2 Tablespoons raw honey or to taste
Juice of 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup) (optional)

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2.  Peel onion and cut in slivers.
  3.  Put onion in small covered baking dish.
  4.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes until softened.
  5.  Peel garlic cloves.
  6.  Put softened onion and raw garlic cloves in blender and liquefy. Add a little water to get mixture moving.
  7.  Strain onion-garlic mixture through piece of clean nylon pantyhose or several layers of cheesecloth.
  8.  Add lemon juice and sweeten with honey to taste. Store in bottle in refrigerator.
  9.  Take 1 Tablespoon every 2 hours. John doesn’t measure. He just takes a swig from the bottle every two hours.
  10.  Makes about 1 cup.

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