Can anyone advise as to the best way to space out the doses of herbal tinctures on the Buhner protocol? I think I read online that Stephen recommends to take the herbs before meals: upon waking, before lunch and before dinner. So I guess like 5-6 hours in between doses.
I’m having a rough time going the 12-14 hours overnight until the morning dose. Mornings are super awful and I find i’m waking up really needing to take the herbs. I was trying to leave more of a space between them and taking at 8am, 2pm and then 8/9pm so having at least 6-7 hours in between but this means I wouldn’t be taking the 2pm or 8pm dose BEFORE meals. But my last dose closer to bedtime seems to be better for me.
Do you think it REALLY matters if it’s not before meals and does it make the system/protocol more effective if the doses are closer together instead of further apart?
Thanks for any tips!
I think the rationale is trying to take it on an empty stomach, and it's usually before meals logically.
I do try to have us take them on an empty stomach, but honestly, I don't really fret about
it too much. I mean, I have been doing this for several years now between the kids and myself, and I can't stress about
a perfect schedule for all of us, especially working around school schedules etc.
I thought I read once that Buhner said it was just "food" so it didn't matter. Gosh, I can't back that up though off-hand, so don't quote me on that.
Long story short - mornings and before supper are typical easy times for empty stomachs. Also, I just do ours twice a day, instead of three. I may add a third time at some point.
Also, we have taken them late at night (if we miss the before supper time) and notice no difference when we do.... Don't know what that means for us!