Welcome to "Cleanse the Waste Wednesday!" "What's up Wednesday" was fun...but I needed a day to focus on cleansing. So many people are coming to me with the need to cleanse...so here is the beginning of a new series. Yahoo!
This is one of the most effective cleanses that I have seen, and it is relatively easy.
- 6 cans Classic Coke™
- 6-8 oz Asparagus (Fresh is best, but you can substitute frozen or canned)*
- 1 gallon of distilled water
People say that it works because of the phosphoric acid in the coke...but if that was the case, then people who drink a lot of Coke should never get stones, right? Well, that's not true. I do agree that the phosphoric acid helps to break the stones up...but I think it needs the asparagus and distilled water to work. My theory is that when you drink that much coke in that quick of a time frame your body treats it like a poison and traps it. When you eat the large amount of asparagus it changes the pH in the body and sends the phosphoric acid like a magnet to the stones, breaking them up and chasing them out of the body. The distilled water dilutes what is left and continues washing it out of the body, but the most important part is that it rehydrates the body. As a side-note, soda pop, in general dehydrates the body...creating the ideal situation to create new stones, so if you have a tendency to get stones easily...avoid carbonation (this includes energy drinks). Also, if this cleanse doesn't work well it may be because you were dehydrated to begin with and didn't drink enough water after.
*For the asparagus, I was originally taught that no matter how you get it down, just do it. You can cover it in butter, lemon juice or Hollandaise sauce, whatever you need to eat it, and to eat it quickly. Later I learned that it is best to steam or boil it and then process it in a blender until well pureed...pure liquid. As you drink it, chew it to mix it with saliva. If you cannot do this, then do whatever it takes to get it down. Pureed is best, but anything is better than nothing.
** this should NOT be painful. If the kidney stones do not fully pass you can repeat the process within 3 days.