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Episode 30 - Cleansing Trio

Hippocrates, the great Greek physician of the classical period was considered the Father of Medicine, stated, “All disease begins in the gut.” A healthy gut is especially important for everyone and the gut affects our physical and emotional health. 


Today as we begin this episode, I want you to put a drop of peppermint vitality into your water (be careful, you only need one drop because it is pretty potent stuff), and drink that water while you listen. Peppermint is a great digestive support and will get things flowing! If you do not have peppermint, no worries, try some lemon vitality. Keep your mind open today, we are going to be talking about poo!

Constipation is Toxic

Have you ever been constipated? Constipation is a major issue for many people even though they do not even know it. Constipation, or not eliminating enough waste, can lead to serious health issues such as causing the colon to become a megacolon which can be as much as five times larger than a normal colon’s size and can weigh up to 40 pounds (Deardeuff & Deardeuff, 2006, p. 28). This can later lead to infection, prostate issues in men, it can press on the bladder and cause discomfort, and/or cause fertility issues. Worse yet, a toxic colon can lead to clogging that can create several diseases including cancer, depression, poor immune function, and several others. Physicians should really be addressing a toxic colon for all patients dealing with any type of medical issue (Deardeuff & Deardeuff, 2006, p. 29).

Dr. Anthony Bradzier, a professor of gastroenterology in New York says, “After concluding a 25 year study on over 5,000 cases, every physician should realize that intestinal toxins are the most important primary and contributing causes of many disorders and health problems of the human body” (Deardeuff & Deardeuff, 2006, p. 29). Dr. William Hunter states, “The colon is the sewer system of the body, but with neglect and abuse, it becomes a cesspool of toxins that spill over into the body”(Deardeuff & Deardeuff, 2006, p. 29).

Daily Bowel Movements

The average person should be having 2-3 bowel movements per day in order to pass all of the waste that needs to leave the body. Before I started on my wellness journey, I would think it was normal to have one bowel movement every 2-3 days. No wonder I had so many health issues! All of those toxins from my food waste were just sitting in my colon leaching back toxins into my body. EWE! Now I start to call in the troops (AKA supplements that help me poo) if I only have one small bowel movement for a couple of days in a row. It definitely helps me to do a colon cleanse one to two times per year and get the tubes all flushed out.

Hydration is Key, Laxatives are Dangerous

One major cause of constipation is dehydration. Average Americans simply are not drinking nearly enough water in a day. This creates dry and hard stools that can be difficult to pass. Not enough fiber is another reason many people are not having enough bowel movements. Increasing water and fiber is a great way to get things flowing better and more efficiently. 

Please do not use synthetic chemicals such as MiraLAX to get the bowels flowing. MiraLAX, or other similar laxatives, are incredibly dangerous and have been known to cause bloody stools, kidney disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and should not be used, despite many physicians prescribing it, for children with constipation. MiraLAX has been shown to cause severe behavior issues in children affecting them neurologically. One father reports, “Near psychiatric events with paranoia, mood swings, aggression, rage. It was horrifying to see my daughter change like that and to not completely go back to normal." It is made out of polyethylene glycol 3350 which is a substance similar to that of anti-freeze in cars. This ingredient has also been linked to tremors and tics in children (Actman Becker, 2017).

Young Living’s Cleansing Trio

There are better ways to get things flowing then to use man made synthetic chemicals. Young Living’s Cleansing Trio is an amazing option. It contains three products: Comfortone, ICP, and Essentialzymes. Along with being effective as a cleanse, the Cleansing Trio also has enzymes that help you digest your food until the body learns to do it properly again. This Cleansing Trio is one that makes people actually feel good while doing it instead of ill. Remember that your body is very different from mine, so what you need is going to be based on how you are feeling. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water (at least 12 - 8 ounce glasses daily), getting enough rest for your body to work hard at flushing those toxins out, and getting some moderate exercise during the cleanse to push things along. You do the cleanse for approximately one month.

Essentialzymes - A Digestive Enzyme

Essentialzymes is your digestive enzyme. This helps break down your food during the digestion process. It also helps unlock nutrients from foods. Enzymes are responsible for every reaction in the body, allow cells to build up and break down molecules ,and drive vitamins and minerals into our cells. They also help to ensure hormone function is in check. Supplementing digestive enzymes is so important because our diets are not the best, actually pretty crappy especially those who eat a processed food diet. This is a bilayer caplet which is half immediate release and half delayed release. In the immediate release, there is an ingredient called betaine hydrochloride that puts acid inside your stomach when you need it the most. When you eat you really need acid in your stomach. There are several other enzymes that are necessary for the breakdown of certain foods. When doing the Cleansing Trio you are going to take three essentialzymes three times daily one hour before your meal. This is a large dose, you do not take this much if you are not cleansing.

Easy to remember function: 

Essentialzymes helps your body chew through the food and other junk.

Comfortone - Pushes our Waste Material

Comfortone helps to create the ripple effect in the colon to push out waste material. It helps to activate your bowels. This is a caplet filled with bentonite clay, cascara sagrada, psyllium, echinacea, and diatomaceous earth. This supplement also helps to strengthen the system of the body that delivers nutrients to the rest of the body.

Easy to remember function: 

Pushes the poo out!

ICP - Fiber and Herbs

ICP is a powder supplement of fiber and herbs that were created to provide bulk and nutrition. You will want to take two teaspoons in 8 ounces of juice or water. This tastes kinda bland. Some like to mix it in carrot or apple juice. You can also toss it in soups, but make sure you are putting your dose in your own dish so you get the proper amount. This is your fiber which provides bulk and scrub brushes the colon while the comfortone carries it out and into the toilet (where it belongs).

Easy to remember function: 

Makes more poo.

Much of this info was from Lindsey Elmore’s (2017) video on the Cleansing Trio. More detailed step by step instructions can be found on my website at on the blog section.

Why this is Different that Over the Counter Treatments

The Young Living Cleansing Trio is very different from those you will find in the store because they contain essential oil infused products, and other products do not contain the necessary enzymes. I would highly suggest for you to check out Inner transformations using essential oils: Powerful cleansing protocols for increase energy and better health by Deardeuff and Deardeuff (2006) for more information and the detailed schedule on what to take, how much, and when.

Our positive affirmation for the week is:, “This is a new year, out with the old, in with the new. Twenty-twenty one will be my healthiest year yet!” I will leave you with 1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

Products Featured on Today’s Broadcast

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Essential Oils

  • Peppermint Vitality

  • Lemon Vitality


  • Cleansing Trio

  • Essentialzymes

  • Comfortone

  • ICP


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Actman Becker, H. (2017, February 22). Is MiraLax the cause of 'horrifying' changes parents are seeing in their kids? Retrieved from Parents website:

Deardeuff, L., & Deardeuff, D. (2006). Inner transformations using essential oils: Powerful cleansing protocols for increase energy and better health (1st ed.). YL Wisdom LLC.

Elmore, L. (2017, May 30). The cleaning trio. Retrieved from Facebook website: