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Detox Dilemma


My husband and I have decided to start doing your 5-Day Detox Programs in January, for our New Years Resolution. Besides the general aches and pains of life, there is nothing particularly wrong with us. Mainly, we want to, as you say, increase the QUALITY and the QUANTITY of our lives. We have 3 main questions: One, we want to do your 30-Day Detox, we want the whole makeover experience as you say, but we don’t think we can do it four weeks in a row, and we wondered if we could do it instead, four months in a row? Doing one of your 5-Day Detox Programs at the beginning of every month, for the first five days of January, February, March and April? Two, is the order important? Which Detox Program do we do first, and then second, and then third, and so on? Finally, how important, or I should say, how strict, do we have to be on your food program? Since neither of us has any major diseases, do we have to do raw foods and juices like you suggest for the entire five days? Thanks so much for being there for all of us. By the way, a cousin of my husband healed herself of cervical cancer following your Incurables Program, which not only brought Dr. Schulze to the forefront of our entire families attention, but also inspired all of the rest of us to do some preventative cleaning up for 2012. BTW, she used your herbal vaginal bolus and Garlic suppository routines too. God Bless You for being there for all of us.

- Judith, B, Providence, RI, United States,

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Dear Judith,

Your question is perfect and very timely, as I currently have thousands of my customers beginning one of my Detox Programs, along with many of my other programs, as part of their New Year's Resolutions. So let’s get right to it by reminding you of a few Detox Rules.

Rule #1: Fun is FUNdamental

If you have been reading my BLOG at all this past year you would know that this is one of my most important rules. Whether you are in good health like you say you are, or dying from cancer, again, this is one of my most important rules.

In my clinic, I used to have to stop ALL of my patients at one time or another from getting way too SERIOUS. It’s easy to get too serious when doing a detox and forget to laugh and have fun with it, so I wanted to give you this warning beforehand to make sure that you and your husband don’t get too serious, especially with any of the rules, as I will explain next. HAVE FUN with your detox!

Rule #2: Keep Your Eye on the DETOX

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to doing any detox, including any of my Detox Programs, from my 5-Day Detox Programs, to my 30-Day Detox and my Incurables Program. In baseball they say to “Keep your eye on the ball”. I used to tell all of my patients in my clinic to “Keep their eye on the detox”.  What I mean by this is to make sure that you consume ALL the herbal teas and the herbal medicines in the right order, and to consume ALL of the quantities of herbal medicine that I say to in the day.

This is the most important part of the detox—actually this IS THE DETOX. The herbs and the herbal medicines are what FLUSH your body out, STIMULATE your elimination organs and CLEAN you up.

Now, to answer your three questions…

Question #1:

Four Weeks in a Row or Four Months in a Row?

Since as you say, neither you or your husband have any real problems or diseases, you are asking if you can alter my 30-Day Detox, and spread it out over four months, doing one 5-Day Detox every month instead of every week for four weeks in a row.

How dare you question me, or dare to adjust any of my clinical programs? How disrespectful!!! OK, just kidding.

Remember, if you are not ill, THERE ARE NO REAL RULES.

ALL of my rules are for people that have illnesses or diseases. Remember, MOST of my patients in my clinic were dying, and the rest were quite sick, so my programs are designed to SAVE LIVES! When someone is sick, with Bowel, Liver, Gallbladder or Kidney disease, or worse, with any major disease, the fuse has been lit. Now I am working against time and I must get the patient well before the disease kills them, or maybe even worse, puts them in the hospital. So as far as I am concerned it is “Full Steam Ahead”. I am not going to waste any precious time. I need to get the patient well (like your cousin with cervical cancer) ASAP!

On the other hand, for anyone like you and your husband, who do NOT have a serious illness or disease, and are not in a life-threatening situation, and who ARE just cleaning up to add more QUALITY and QUANTITY to their lives, heck, I am not going to “look a gift horse in the mouth here”. What I mean is that I really appreciate that you are doing some great preventative healing here, so I will let you bend, or even break, any of the rules, just to get you guys to do a little house cleaning.

So the short answer is that you can do my 30-Day Detox Program as designed, for four weeks in a row, or as you suggested, that would be easier and more fun for the two of you, at a SLOWER pace, one 5-Day Detox a month, for four months in a row, doing one of my 5-Day Detox Programs the first week of each month.

Remember, what I always suggest for healthy people as my healthy life maintenance program it to do one of my 5-Day Detox Programs every season, four times a year. My patients that did one of my 5-Day Detox Programs at the beginning of every season, four times a year, well, they never got sick, so this is always what I suggest to be the healthiest.

So take it at your own pace, and have fun with it; make it a learning and growing experience. If you make it FUN, you will want to do it over and over again.

Question #2:


I always suggest the 5-Day Detox Programs in this order:

The 5-Day BOWEL Detox is ALWAYS FIRST!

There is a simple reason for this. Whenever you do any detox, the whole idea is that you are drawing built-up toxins, waste, silt, muck, concentrated chemical residues and poisons out of your fat, muscles, cells and the organs of your body. When you draw out this built-up waste it almost always finds its way into your bowel and is deposited into your large intestine, bowel or colon (they are all the same organ). And, if your bowel is like most Americans, it is sluggish and not working frequently enough, and completely enough. So, when you start adding and dumping all this additional toxic waste into it, well, you will feel worse not better.

This is often the reason people feel so bad when they begin any detox program, simply because they did not make sure that their bowel was working FIRST. Then, when they began their detox and dumped all of this additional toxic waste into their bowel, well, it just sits there (it can even be reabsorbed back into your body) and this will guarantee you feel miserable, like crap, actually, like the concentrated crap that you are reabsorbing.

So your first detox should always be my 5-Day BOWEL Detox. You must, I repeat MUST, make sure that your bowel is clean, toned and working efficiently, before you even think about doing any other type of detox program!

In my clinic, I had thousands of patients that came to me, who had begun someone else’s detox or cleansing program, only to discover that within 24 or 48 hours, they felt extremely ill with headaches, nausea, body pain… they felt horrible. This is the way that many doctors and natural healers give detoxing a bad name. They just don’t know what they’re doing and start people cleansing, BEFORE they are ready, BEFORE their bowel is ready, and working efficiently.

Your next detox (after the 5-Day BOWEL Detox), well, this is totally up to you whether to start my 5-Day LIVER Detox or my 5-Day KIDNEY Detox. I would base this decision on either your health history or your parent’s health history. If you or your parents have had any previous issues with digestive diseases—any digestive disease—or any liver, gallbladder or pancreas disease, then I would choose my 5-Day LIVER Detox as your next detox program to do. On the other hand, if you or your parents have had any previous health issues with your kidneys, bladder or urinary tract, then I would choose my 5-Day KIDNEY Detox as your next detox. If you or your parents haven’t had any issues or illnesses with any of these organs, then consider yourself extremely lucky, and just flip a coin to see which detox that you would do after doing my 5-Day BOWEL Detox.

Question #3:

How Strict on the Food Program?

OK, on all of my 5-Day Detox Programs, I suggest the same five-day food program which is…

Day #1: Raw Food.

Start with fruit and fruit juices in the morning, then vegetables and vegetable juices in the afternoon, and then, around dinnertime, go back to fruit and fruit juices for the rest of the evening.

Days #2, 3 & 4: Fresh Juice Only.

Consume as much organic raw and freshly made fruit juice, vegetable juice, herbal tea and pure water as you would like, but consuming a minimum of 2-quarts, if not 1-gallon of liquid each day. Consuming lots of liquids helps all the herbal medicines to flush and cleanse your body. I have always found it best to have fruit juices in the morning, vegetable juices in the afternoon and fruit juices again in the evening, and not mix the two. Having said that, I love apple, carrot and ginger juice so don’t be afraid to experiment and break the rules.

Day #5 will be the same as Day #1.

Now, having said this, “How strict do YOU have to be?” Well, this certainly will be totally determined by your current level of health, or disease.

Again, all of my programs are designed to heal disease, keep you out of the hospital and save lives. Therefore, all of the rules and guidelines for my programs are designed for people to overcome disease and Create Powerful Health.

If you are ill, follow all of my food guidelines, period!

If you are in generally good health and just doing my 5-Day Detox Program mainly for preventative reasons, then let’s have some fun with it. This should be a time for health experimentation. Checking out new health food stores, and new foods, and new health food restaurants, juice bars and new healthy recipes. You don’t have to do any juice flushing at this time, or at all. You could stay on raw foods the whole time. You can even eat cooked foods. In fact, I would rather see you eat junk food and complete my 5-Day Detox Program than not do my 5-Day Detox Program at all. (You know the old story… “SuperFood in lite beer is better than just lite beer all by itself!”)

The bottom line… Don’t let the food program be the reason to NOT do my 5-Day Detox Programs. If necessary, eat whatever you want but just get the damn herbs into your mouth. You will be much better off than if you do nothing at all! And believe it or not, the 5-Day Detox Programs have proven themselves extremely effective in my clinic, even when my patients stayed on horrible all meat Atkins and Zone Diets, so again, the bottom line is, what…

Don’t let the food program be the reason to NOT do my 5-Day Detox Programs!

Thank You,

— Dr. Schulze

PS: And for anyone wanting to know more the herbal Vaginal Bolus and Garlic Suppository routines that Judith mentioned in her letter, that helped her husband’s cousin heal herself of cervical cancer, here they are…

Female Suppositories

For women who have problems with cervical cancer and other diseases of the ovaries, uterus, and vagina. I suggest alternating between two different kinds of natural suppositories. One is just a simple insertion of a garlic clove. The other is an herbal suppository you can make at home.

Usually what I had them do is garlic cloves for a week and then the herbal suppositories for about a week. Or they could do 6 days garlic cloves, a day off, and then 6 days of the herbal suppositories.

They could also do a garlic on Monday, a suppository on Tuesday, a garlic on Wednesday or however they feel they would like to do it. But, at least do 6 days of the garlic cloves and 6 days of the suppositories during the 30-Day Program.

The 6-Day Garlic Suppository Routine: The garlic is done in 3 stages. Stage 1, the 1st night, you simply insert the garlic. The 2nd night, you bruise it. The 3rd night and thereafter, you cut slices into the garlic. Each stage is more intense than the next.

Stage 1 (The 1st night): Take a large garlic clove, the size of your thumb, peel it and insert it into the vagina and pull it out in the morning. To remove it, you just stand up; it will drop down and you pull out the garlic clove. Make sure to use a large thumb size clove of Garlic —the tiny cloves are more difficult to get out.

Stage 2 (The 2nd night): Peel a large garlic clove, press on it, and bruise it.  You bruise the garlic to activate a compound called allicin. The allicin in garlic does not exist unless you activate it. In other words, there isn’t any allicin in garlic to begin with. There are only dry fiber cells and liquid acid cells. When you cut or crush garlic, the acid pours on the fiber and allicin is the result of that chemical reaction. What works in the garlic really isn’t there until we chew it, or slice it, or bruise it. That is why fresh garlic cloves don’t have much smell. But when you chop it up - boom, you’re creating chemistry in your kitchen. So, press that garlic clove and bruise it and then insert it. After bruising it, 99% of women won’t notice any feeling in their vagina from the garlic.

Stage 3 (The 3rd night): Bruise the garlic and make some actual lateral slices with a knife in the clove. Now you’re creating more allicin. Some women when they insert this sliced garlic will feel a slight tingling for about 5 minutes, but nothing major. That’s okay; it won’t hurt you at all. If it’s too extreme, you can pull it out and make less slices and less bruises. Put that in and leave it in all night. Take it out in the morning.

Follow Stage 3 for the next 3 nights.

Do this 6-Day Garlic Routine and no bacteria, no fungus, no virus will be alive in your vaginal area. It will reduce the inflammation, and for those with cancer, we know that garlic destroys tumors.

Formula for vaginal suppositories:

Generally, we use this formula for vaginal infections, but it can be used all the way up to cancer of the cervix, endometrial cancer or whatever. You can customize it to your needs. In other words, if you have cancer, add poke root to the suppository. If not, you can skip it.

Here is what you will need:

• 16 ounce jar of Coconut oil

• 2 ounce bottle of Tea tree oil

• 2 ounces Goldenseal root finely powdered

• 2 ounces Yellow dock root finely powdered


• Poke root

• Cayenne pepper

• Garlic

In a bowl mix 2 heaping tablespoons of finely powdered yellow dock and 2 heaping tablespoons of finely powdered goldenseal. Finely is a key word, because if you have rough herbs in there, it may be abrasive.

Add 4-6 droppersfuls of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is a multi-spectrum antibiotic, and anti-fungal. It’s an Australian shrub in oil form that is available commercially.

Put the jar of coconut oil in a pot of warm water. Coconut oil at room temperature is solid, but when you warm it up, it becomes liquid. Add enough coconut oil to the powdered herbs to create a dry pie-dough consistency. If it’s too wet, when you go to make suppositories, they will lose their shape and turn into pancakes.

The key is to make the pie dough have a dry consistency and if you make it too wet, which everybody invariably does, just add more goldenseal and yellow dock. And if it’s too dry, add more coconut oil. Just keep playing with it back and forth until you get a dry pie dough consistency.

Form the dry, herbal pie dough into 12 large or 24 medium suppositories. Place on a glass plate and put them in the freezer.

If you have cancer you can use equal parts poke root powder, yellow dock powder and goldenseal powder. If you are using fresh poke root you have to be really careful. You grate it through a kitchen grater. The poke root will be wet after being grated and will have a lot of acid in it and will burn you. Dry the grated poke root in a dry area or a dehydrator. Most people will sell it in a powder form and the powder is the least active, but also the least acid or burning.

Now, if you want to add something that’s a little more dramatic, you can even put a slight pinch of cayenne in there. This is a powerful herb for really stimulating the blood flow. Remember, if we don’t get the blood there, we are not going to get the healing we want. I’m talking about a very, very slight pinch here. And if we want to, we can add just a drop or two of garlic oil.

The 6-Day Vaginal Bolus Routine:

When you take the suppositories out of the freezer, they will be frozen. You must insert the suppository within 30 seconds because when you hold on to them, they will start melting, just from your body heat. Grease up your vaginal area first with a little olive oil and then put the suppository in. You want to make sure you grease up first or it is a pretty rough ride.

The best way to do it is to put that suppository in at night; leave it in all night long. You will need to wear a sanitary napkin. Anyone who has vaginal problems should not use tampons.

In the morning, you’ll notice a bit of that bolus is coming out. That’s fine; leave it in all day long, then in the evening you want to do a douche. There are a couple of douches that are great to clean you all out. One of my favorites is a pint of water with a couple of tablespoons of fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice. You can also use a couple of tablespoons of raw organic apple cider vinegar. Paul Braggs is an excellent brand of vinegar.

In the evening, put another bolus in. Follow this routine for six consecutive days.

DISCLAIMER: This BLOG's purpose is to promote the sharing of information about healthy living and dietary supplements. The views and opinions of Dr. Schulze and those of his companies and BLOG administrators are offered for your information and are not intended to constitute medical advice. If you are sick, injured, or pregnant, consult a licensed medical professional.


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