Frequently Asked Questions and Info
1. How do I make the tea?
Tea Directions: Two Tea Bags Makes 1 quart of concentrate. This provides approximately 1/2 cup per day for one week.
Bring 1 quart of water to a rolling boil ON THE STOVE (not microwave). Let the water sit for about 3 to 5 minutes then add the 2 bags, REMOVE FROM HEAT, cover, place on the counter and let it sit for 4-6 hours. (This is called "steeping") It is best to use distilled or filtered water for the tea. Spring, bottled water is also excellent. Tap water is fine too, although not as good as distilled, filtered or spring water. After steeping, place the concentrate in a container(glass is best) and refridgerate. Keep the teabags in the concentrate till it is all gone.
Do not boil the Tea and do not prepare or re-heat in the microwave if at all possible.
If you prefer, you can add 3 quarts of water or juice to make a full gallon but I like to keep it a concentrate so I can add it to any beverage or drink it straight.
2. How much should I take?
Recommended starting dose: From the concentrate - 1/4 to 3/4 cups added to the beverage of choice to start out with per day. Some people sense a need for more, others find that 1/2 cup is enough to keep their bowels moving and to feel the benefits. Listen to your body! If too much is happening, cut back. If nothing seems to be happening, take a bit more.
3. Any other instructions?
Make sure you drink 6-8 glasses of water throughout the day.
Eat with food, as it's a digestive aid. It will greatly benefit your body's absorption of the nutrients in your food and diminish the desire to eat.
4. What about toxin release? Will I be sick? Running to the bathroom? What should I expect?
Some people have NO health incidents. Others do. You may experience toxins being released through any (or NONE) of the following as it varies greatly from person to person: Boils, cankers, body order, gas/flatulence, diarrhea, a "bug" that feels like a mild case of the flu. If you experience any of these, just hang on. Your body will cleanse itself and be better than ever in a short (2-3) day period of time. If detox seems extreme, cut back on the tea. See the attached article called "The Healing Crisis"
5. What about taking it with medication or prrescriptions?
If possible, do not not drink at the same time you are taking a prescription or medication. If this is not possible, don't worry about it. Dr. Miller has advised through the years that taking the tea will not compromise the effectiveness of other medications or prescriptions.
6. I've heard some people actually get constipated? What's that all about?
Some people have a brief experience becoming constipated with the tea. The assumption is that dried fecal matter is being loosened, and may get "stuck" Keep drinking the tea AND the water.
7. How will I know it's working?
Everyone's bodies respond individually! Keep track of how you're feeling from day to day, and make an assessment the end of the week. Then the end of the month. Many people notice a difference in a day or so, others take a bit longer. The tea often addresses unrelated discomforts and ailments that have been bothersome. Many people find that though there may be improvements at the 3 month period they really start feeling the benefits that go FAR beyond what you may have originally purchased this for!
Improved skin, hair thickness, fingernails, etc.
8. Will I lose weight quickly?
This is is NOT a quick weight loss product, but for many it significantly reduces the desire to eat, while increasing the desire for healthy foods. The reasoning behind this is that the Holy Tea enhances the body to accept the nutrients from the food, so you're body is much more satisfied and not needing anything.
9. What does the FDA say about this tea?
This is an HERBAL product. There is no intention to practice medicine with this product.
Here is the printed disclaimer as required on herbal products by the Food and Drug Administration on the package:
WARNING: This packet contains cathartic herbs: pregnant and nursing mothers, the elderly, children and individuals suffering from any illness or heart condition should consult with a physician prior to using this or any herbal supplement. Statements regarding the effects of this product have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Drink the tea at least 2 hours before or after taking prescribed medication. Birth control pills should be taken before bed - at least 4 hours after drinking the tea.
The Healing Crisis
AKA: The Cleansing Reaction, The Detox Reaction, and The Herxheimer Reaction
What is it?
Also known as the "Herxheimer Reaction", this reaction occurs when the body tries to eliminate toxins at a faster rate than they can be properly disposed of. The more toxic one's bodily systems are, the more severe the detoxification, or healing crisis. It is characterized by a temporary increase in symptoms during the cleansing or detox process which may be mild or severe. You may feel worse and therefore conclude that the treatment is not working. But these reactions are instead signs that the treatment is working and that your body is going through the process of cleaning itself of impurities, toxins and imbalances.
Such reactions are temporary and can occur immediately -- or within several days, or even several weeks, of a detox. Symptoms usually pass within 1-3 days, but on rare occasions can last several weeks. If you are suffering from a major illness, the symptoms you experience during the healing crisis may be identical to the disease itself. Sometimes discomfort during the healing crisis is of greater intensity than when you were developing the chronic disease. This may explain why there may be a brief flare-up in one's condition. Often the crisis will come after you feel your very best. Most people feel somewhat ill during the first few days of a cleanse because it is at that point that your body dumps toxins into the blood stream for elimination. With a more serious condition there may be many small crises to go through before the final one is possible. In any case, a cleansing & purifying process is underway, and stored wastes are in a free-flowing state.
The healing crisis is the result of every body-system, in concert, working to eliminate waste products through all elimination channels and set the stage for regeneration. The end result: old tissues are replaced with new. When any treatment or cleansing program causes a large scale die-off of bacteria, a significant amount of endotoxins (toxins within the bacteria itself) are released into the body. The more bacteria present, and the stronger their endotoxins, the stronger the cleansing reaction. When any treatment or detox causes the organs of the body (particularly the liver, which is a storehouse of drug and poison residues) to release their stored poisons and toxins, a cleansing reaction may occur. Any program, such as fasting, which causes a rapid breakdown of fat cells (which are a storehouse for toxins), can cause a healing crisis as toxins previously lodged in the fat cells are released into the blood stream.
The healing crisis will usually bring about past conditions in whatever order the body is capable of handling at that time. People often forget the diseases or injuries they have had in the past, but are usually reminded during the crisis. There are a wide variety of reactions that may manifest during a healing crisis, the most common are:
Increased joint or muscle pain
Extreme fatigue and/or its opposite, restlessness
Headache (believed to be caused by buildup of toxins in the blood)
Arthritic flair up
Fever (usually low grade) and/or chills
Frequent urination and/or urinary tract discharges
Drop in blood pressure
Skin eruptions, including: boils, hives, and rashes.
Cold or flu-like symptoms
Strong emotions: anger, despair, sadness, fear, etc.
Suppressed memories arise
New phobias develop
Easing Your Way Through the Healing Crisis:
Drink plenty of fresh water, juices, and herbal teas to flush the body of toxins. Some professionals recommend distilled water as the best. Drink from 2 to 4 quarts(liters) per day. This will help flush the toxins out of your system and speed along the detoxification.
Important: Always ensure your health by having a thorough medical check up: don't assume that if you have any of the above symptoms that you are in a healing crisis: you may not be in a healing process, you may have a medical health problem.
- If you are feeling fatigued, or sleepy, your body is talking to you, and telling you to rest. Be kind to yourself, and get the rest that you need.
- Symptoms frequently disappear immediately after a good bowel movement, use an enema to provide relief.
- For other symptoms, meditation, EFT, acupuncture or a good massage might be helpful to speed up the healing process, and reduce the discomfort.
- And, on rare occasions, a reduction of the dosage or temporary cessation may be required.