Gut health

The advantages of “binders”

Are you having trouble taking anti-pathogens or detoxing? Maybe you find it challenging to take anti-pathogens because it causes more negative symptoms?

Today I want to talk to you about “binders” and how, when added to your logs, can help with the negative symptoms of detox (or symptoms of “death”).

But let’s start with anti-pathogens first …


Many of Jini’s protocols, especially Jini’s Wild Oil of Oregano Protocol, consist of consuming some kind of anti-pathogen to get rid of the bad bacteria in the gut. Wild oregano oil, olive leaf, garlic – all of these are considered anti-pathogens.

Before starting any anti-pathogen treatment, I recommend that you read my blog: Anti-Pathogen Treatment: The Basic Way to Heal Your Gut! There you will learn everything you need to know in advance in order to better prepare yourself and your body.

I also got a great question from a reader in response to the anti-pathogen post above, and you can find both the question and my answer here: Can I start anti-pathogen treatment during Crohn’s Disease / Colitis Flare ?


Here’s the part that a lot of people don’t realize. When we consume antipathogens, they kill the “bad guys” – as I like to call them. However, during this process mycotoxins are released as the bad pathogens die. It’s almost like it’s your last attempt to stay in our body! And while we don’t want to be plagued by these bacteria, our body is used to it, the microbiome is used to it … so any change creates a bit of chaos.

When these toxins are released, you can feel sick. I would get extremely sick after taking anti-pathogens, so today I’m sharing a little trick with you. 🙂

But first let me explain the folders …


In order to avoid a HERX reaction, i.e. flu-like symptoms or nausea that we may experience after taking antipathogens, we need BINDER.

Binders do exactly what they sound like – they tie things together and pull them out! We usually need a binding agent, especially when reacting, because it is a signal for us that we are not properly detoxifying the anti-pathogens. As the bacteria die, we have to remove them. We don’t want them to stay in our bodies and wreak havoc!

The way binders work is by grabbing and pulling, creating a vacuum-type detox. It’s fantastic because it’s safe for IBD patients. So, while killing bad stuff in your system, the folder reaches in and pulls it out! This will relieve you of the symptoms of the Herx reaction and illness.


This stands for Bentonite Clay and Psyllium Husks. These are two widely used binders that work well individually or together. They combine and create the “vacuum” mentioned above. Substances like clay, acacia, chia, or charcoal bind the bad things together and work to remove them, and the soluble fiber helps push them out without irritating the intestines. You may have more bowel movements during the detox, but the other negative symptoms associated with Herx usually begin to subside. These would be things like a headache, fever, flu-like symptoms, joint and muscle pain, sore throat, chills, etc.

Thank god for Binder! They were life saving for me and I hope they are for you too! Jini recently made a great binder for Imix Nutrition called ColonEaze – they made one version for people prone to diarrhea and another for people prone to constipation. It’s not available yet, but rest assured we will release it as soon as it is! ColonEaze consists of Jini’s ideal mixture of the substances mentioned here along with targeted herbs. For those of you who have been around for a decade or more, you’ll remember a product called MetaCleanse – this is Jini’s version of that product (the factory was destroyed in a fire and never rebuilt).

So here’s the trick I promised you: Below are the instructions on how to make a BCPH shake.

How to mix a BCPH shake:

* Note: These are only recommendations so make sure you use these according to your body. Use this as an outline to see what works for you, and always start “low and slow”. That said, start with a small amount and then work your way up based on your own body’s needs.

Water: 10-20 ounces at least of water. If not all at once, have a drink with the shake and the rest right after.

A NOTICE: You NEED water for this treatment to work, squeeze out and rinse properly. Otherwise, it may get stuck in your GI tract as these products are binders and require fluid to pull out!

  1. Start with water as a base in a glass. Glass is best for your cup as opposed to plastic, and starting with water as the bottom is best because the products won’t clump in the bottom.
  2. Take 1-2 teaspoons of bentonite clay and pour it into your glass. Charcoal can work well too, but start small and work up from there depending on what your body needs.
  3. Take 1 teaspoon of the soluble fiber of your choice. Common options are psyllium husks, psyllium, chia seeds, or flaxseed, but start small and increase depending on what your body needs. Since I was so sensitive, I only took ½ teaspoon of flea seeds * in the beginning – and that was fine with me.
  4. Shake or stir and drink immediately so it doesn’t clump or build up!

Jini recommends using psyllium instead of just the husk, although a mixture of the two (more seeds than husk) can work well.

A NOTICE: 1.84% of women over 60 have palpitations caused by flea seeds. Either because of an allergic reaction or because flea seeds slow the digestion / absorption of carbohydrates, resulting in low blood sugar and increased heart rate.

And remember, when using both binders and anti-pathogens, it’s important to add a strong probiotic supplement, as they’ll sweep away not just the bad bacteria, but ALL bacteria – including the good ones. You want to replenish any lost bacteria with beneficial bacteria from probiotics, thus resetting your intestinal flora.

* Note: It is recommended that anything with BCPH or binders be taken at least 90 minutes away from medications, probiotics, and antipathogens. In my case, however, I would get SO SICK after taking an anti-pathogen that I would have to drink a BCPH shake 20 minutes later. Due to the heaviness of my HERX, I have adjusted the rules to what was best for my body. It is important to listen to your gut instinct!

I would love to hear from you all! Have any of you tried binders? Please share your experience with me below!

Linsy is Jini’s assistant. From a highly sensitive / reactive case of ulcerative colitis to complete freedom from medication and surgery with exclusively natural methods, Linsy understands the interplay of mind / body / soul on the healing path firsthand.

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