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Dr. Richard Schulze: The Original Natural Health Revolutionary

Wisdom from one of the early pioneers of modern Natural Healing.

Still Alive! Colitis & Pregnancy


Dear Dr. Schulze, First of all I want to thank you for what you do, your products have improved my life significantly. About 5 years ago I was admitted to the hospital for rectal bleeding. As it turned out I was diagnosed with ischemic colitis. The doctors recommend removing my sigmoid colon and said if I didn't get the surgery I would be dead in 3 weeks to a year. Being only 30 years old at that time I thought there had to be another way. After a year of seeking out and trying many different types of alternative medicines, I was introduced to your products. I did your Vitality Program and felt the best I had felt in years. From there I continued on with your Bowel Detoxes and I'm still alive! Fast forward to now, 5 YEARS LATER! I've been using your Intestinal Formula #1 and your HerbalMucil ever since to stay regular. I eat well, I'm sure you would say I could do better ;-). However, I'm now pregnant with my first child and wondering if it’s safe to keep taking your Intestinal Formula #1? I'm having some constipation. I've been using the HerbalMucil but it doesn't seem to be enough. I would love any advice you can offer. Much thanks and appreciation!

- Jennifer, S, Westminster, CA,

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Dear Jennifer,


For being alive 4 years AFTER the medical doctor said you would be dead!

Welcome to the club, I am now 40 years past when the medical doctors said I would be dead. Actually this club has hundreds of thousands of members, all over the world. I like this club, as it is far better than the club of being cut, burnt and poisoned. It is far better than the club of having to glue a bag on your belly daily to store your feces in. Healing disease by Creating a Healthy Life and Lifestyle. It’s a lot more fun than surgery, doctors, hospitals and chemical drugs, and a lot cheaper! And it just makes COMMON SENSE!

Colitis Simplified

Colitis, well, let’s just start with “itis”. Itis is a suffix (something that is added to the end of any word) that when added to any word simply adds inflammation to that word. Like Appendicitis meaning inflammation of the Appendix, Tonsillitis, inflammation of the Tonsils, Hepatitis meaning liver inflammation, and in your case Colitis, inflammation of the Colon.

Colitis = Colon Inflammation

Ischemia is a combination of two Greek words, Isch which means to restrict, and Haema meaning blood, so Ischemia added to any word means the restriction of blood, such as Ischemic Heart Disease which is heart disease caused by the restricted blood flow through the coronary arteries to the heart muscle itself. Ischemia can be caused by arterial restriction, blood clots, tumors, tight clothes, and it is usually a disease of the elderly.

So, Ischemic Colitis simply means that your colon, or a portion of your colon, is inflamed due to restricted blood flow. By the way, I must add that Ischemic Colitis is usually a disease of the elderly, NOT 25-year-olds, so this is something that you probably genetically inherited.

Don’t Worry

The bottom line is I wouldn’t worry at all anymore since it has been 5 years since your diagnosis and I will assume that you no longer have rectal bleeding, ischemic colitis or any symptoms at all except a lazy bowel.

Many Americans have sluggish bowels due to our American food program and lifestyle. And since you added a ;-) on your letter after your comment on your food program, I know that you can do better too.

Just remember that my HerbalMucil Plus that you are taking is to make up for the fiber that you are not getting enough of in your food program, so I appreciate your patronage, but please try to remove any fiberless food from your diet, like any animal foods, and at the same time increase the fiber rich foods like fruits, veggies, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds etc. BTW, I take my HerbalMucil EVERY DAY even though I eat Vegan and Raw for breakfast, with my SuperFood of course, and a Vegan Raw Lunch everyday, so I get tons of fiber. But I grew up having only 1 BM a week, and inherited a sluggish bowel, so I LOVE the HerbalMucil Plus too, even if it’s my own product.

Intestinal Formula #1 and Pregnancy

Again, no worries at all. During the first 2 trimesters, just use your usual dosage. But don’t do any overdoses and any major catharsis or bowel stimulating or flushing. Just keep yourself regular.

During your third trimester, do the same, but just be aware, that during months eight and nine, when you are VERY pregnant, that a huge overdose of Intestinal Formula #1 could bring on labor, actually I have used it to do this in a few instances. But using your normal dosage is safe and you won’t have any problems AT ALL!

Also, you can use any and all of my Herbal Medicines ALL during your Pregnancy. I would even have many mom’s in my clinic do my 5-Day BOWEL Detox, or my 5-Day LIVER Detox and 5-Day KIDNEY Detox. A baby living in a clean mom is better than living in a toxic mom. Again, there is no herbal medicine that you cannot use while you are Pregnant. Just use your good common sense and don’t throw your body into any extreme catharsis or flushing! Regular cleansing, detoxification and flushing is absolutely fine.

Two Additional Pregnancy Tips!

Tip #1 The biggest problem ALL my patients had during pregnancy was gaining too much weight. A perfect weight gain during pregnancy is 25 pounds, but no more than 30 pounds.

In my clinic I would constantly have pregnant mom’s come in with a weight increase of 20 pounds in their first trimester, and be bragging about their big baby. I would then explain to them that their baby was only the size of a pinto bean (at this time) and their weight was NOT their baby but instead 19 ½ pounds of FAT! Look, I don’t care if someone is FAT, but PREGNANT and FAT is NOT a good combination. It can be challenging enough during months 8 & 9 to eat and breathe when you are in good physical shape and fully pregnant, but if you add on 20 or 30 extra pounds to this already challenging period, well you are setting yourself totally up for failure, being really uncomfortable at best. Many women who gain too much weight during pregnancy develop Preclampsia, and put themselves and the baby at risk, and also risk a premature or sick baby, SO KEEP YOU WEIGHT NORMAL!

Tip #2 You are building another human being, WHAT AN AMAZING MIRACLE! So you need double the nutrition during pregnancy, and during lactation. So start taking your SuperFood Plus twice a day, morning and afternoon or early evening. And continue this while you are breast feeding also. You can start the morning with your SuperFood Plus nutritional blender drink. If you have any morning sickness during your first trimester, then use the SuperFood Plus tablets instead. In the afternoon have a SuperFood Bar. Getting this boost of extra nutrition will not only ensure you have a healthy and strong baby, but will enrich your own milk to make incredibly nutritious baby food.

Finally… Great job in healing yourself naturally, avoiding life-robbing surgery and proving the medical doctors and their DEATH SENTENCE, VERY WRONG! Great Job in discovering the alternative and natural healthy path, and healing yourself naturally.

You may always need a little natural herbal bowel medicine during your life to keep your elimination regular. But having said that, after 12 years on Intestinal Formula #1 myself, and all the while improving my eating, moving and thinking, and making my lifestyle healthier, well I did not need to take Intestinal Formula #1 anymore.

Way To Go, MOM!

— Dr. Schulze

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.


Doc’s Tips from the Great Outdoors

Doc’s Tips from the Great Outdoors

Dive in the water with Dr. Schulze for some quick tips to make it a FUN summer!

My Summer Adventure Secret

My Summer Adventure Secret

Summer is around the corner and it’s time to get outside, play hard, and have tons of FUN!

The Healing Power of Plants!

The Healing Power of Plants!

This week, Dr. Schulze shows you the power of Psyllium and Black Walnut Hulls!


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Powerful Health

There Are NO Incurable Diseases

Dr. Schulze's 30-Day Program is a strong, detoxifying flush that eliminates toxic build-up. His program also boosts the immune system, enabling the body to heal itself of any and all disease.


This book explains why you don't have to panic and rush to make a costly, life-changing or even life-threatening decision. It includes Dr. Schulze's TOP 10 Game-Changing Strategies that he used in his now famous clinic to help his patients completely heal themselves naturally without doctors, drugs, or hospitals.

Cold & Flu Manual

This manual is my life's work so far in the field of colds, influenza and immune-building health. It is a compilation of my most effective, natural prevention tips, along with my most powerful natural herbal formulas to supercharge your immune system and get relief from cold and flu symptoms.

20 Powerful Steps To A Healthier Life

Inside this book are 20 very simple ideas, some so simple you will be shocked. Yet, put into practice, each one of them was powerful and effective enough to change his patients' lives, heal their diseases, and create vibrant health. Following these steps can change your life, too!

Detoxification & Cleansing

Detoxification: Volume One

Learn everything you want to know about Detoxification and Cleansing from one of the world's leading authorities on Natural Healing and Herbal Medicine.

Detoxification: Volume Two

Inside this book, Dr. Schulze explains in detail his 24-Hour BOWEL Detox, 5-Day BOWEL Detox, 5-Day LIVER Detox and 5-Day KIDNEY Detox. And, most importantly, how to DO each of these POWERFUL programs!

Create Powerful Health: 5-Day BOWEL Detox

Inside, you will clearly see that the real cause behind the majority of sickness and disease in America is the retention and storage of toxic, poisonous waste in our colon and the infrequency of it emptying. I will show you how cleansing your colon will make the biggest healing difference in your life and create powerful lasting health and vitality.

Create Powerful Health: 5-Day LIVER Detox

Inside this book, I show you how cleansing and detoxifying your liver and gallbladder will make the biggest healing difference in your life and create powerful, lasting health and vitality.

Create Powerful Health: 5-Day KIDNEY Detox

Inside this book, you will discover how kidney and bladder disease—a growing epidemic in America—is so easy to prevent and so simple to heal, NATURALLY, with my powerfully effective programs. The very easy and simple programs in this book can change your life.

Trauma, First Aid, and Survival

Summer Survival Guide

My clinic was always packed in the summer, because (unlike most natural doctors) I TREATED EMERGENCIES. Inside this booklet, I tell you all the common summer sicknesses and injuries that I had to deal with, and what I used to relieve the suffering to help my patients heal themselves.

Home Trauma and First Aid Book

I can't urge you enough to build your own natural first aid and home trauma kit by going to your local pharmacy and using my herbal medicines, and having it on hand.

Blog Compendiums

Ask Dr. Schulze's 2012 Blog Posts Volume One

A collection of Natural Healing questions, answers, commentaries, and wisdom taken directly from Dr. Schulze's Official BLOG Site during the FIRST half of 2012.

Ask Dr. Schulze's 2012 Blog Posts Volume Two

A collection of Natural Healing Questions, Answers, Commentaries and Wisdom taken directly from Dr. Schulze’s Official BLOG Site during the SECOND half of 2012.

Ask Dr. Schulze

A yearly collection of Natural Healing Questions, Answers, Commentaries and Wisdom taken directly from Dr. Schulze’s Official BLOG Site.

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