I am on a spiritual forum and a member there has been given advice (from someone with vast knowledge on various topics, the credentials of which I cannot check) on taking this for a long detox (29 days) although they say that they eat normally during this process! The effect it has is to clean the colon (drag down the impurities) which appeals to me. Here is the dosage - to be taken at night:- slippery elm powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 of a 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice 1/4 of a 1/4 teaspoon honey or brown sugar to your taste make it as hot as you can handle, but not too hot it burns. drink fast before it starts to thicken. I have looked into slippery elm re. being cautious with it and I have just found that it should not be taken at the same time as medication since it can lessen the effect of the medicine. Taking slippery elm at night would not interfere with this. I am told that the effective dosage can vary with age. I am 66. Please let me know if this dosage seems OK.