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Colon Cleanse & Restoration Program
Do you have any of these problems: bloating, gas, indigestion, constipation, chronic diarrhea, diverticulitis, colitis, "Irritable Bowel Syndrome", colon cancer or other digestion or intestinal disorders?
It is a well known saying in the natural health field that "old age and death begin in the colon".
Laxatives and fiber products are among the largest selling items in drug stores. This indicates how common colon problems are, and suggests why a colon cleansing program is so important.
As undigested gummy food residues rot inside the body, toxins are formed. There may also be toxins in the food from chemical agriculture or other sources of environmental contaminants.
The colon foulness that develops from these problems is called "SELF AUTO-TOXIFICATION" -- unknowingly making oneself toxic.
This is one of the chief causes of ill health and disease.
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Eventually the residues of food reach the large intestine where billions of microorganisms work to polish off remaining compounds and create lubrication for the bowel to move. Moisture is absorbed through the colon wall, leaving a thicker residue to be eliminated.
The sticky quality of poorly digested glue foods results in the material getting particularly bogged down in the intestines.
Putrefactive bacteria create spoilage of undigested proteins, while other bacteria and yeast cause fermentation of carbohydrate residues.
The gases from these spoiling undigested foods form pressures which push out on the colon wall, forming distended bulges and what are called diverticuli or gas pockets. These pouches fill with toxic waste and can become inflamed, a condition called diverticulitis.
Many toxins are formed in this whole process. The toxins irritate the colon wall, causing excess mucus secretion which adds to the forming fecal cement.
Over the years, the layers of sticky waste and mucus built up in the intestines release toxins that overload the liver and are continuously absorbed into the blood stream. This is known as "autotoxemia" or "autotoxification," -- self-poisoning, part of a common system over-acidity.
As the layers of impacted waste dry, they may become as hard as a rubber tire, and very difficult to move along. This mass often weighs down the transverse colon, the portion that goes across horizontally, causing it to sag like a sway-back horse.
Some sections of the colon may get drawn down to a skinny size, and others may be so loaded with material that only a small passageway remains, making it difficult for fresh feces to move along.
Constipation is all too common. Many people are satisfied with only one bowel movement per day, or even less. Often, doctors tell people that a bowel movement every two or three days is normal. It may be common, but it is not normal or at least not right!
There are several reasons why constipation develops:
1) The gumminess of much of the waste residues makes them hard to move along.
2) This is worsened because people usually drink too little pure water.
3) Reduced colonies of good bacteria produce too little lubrication.
4) It is easy to ignore the signal to go if you are in school, a meeting, busy, driving or away from home, so you might ignore the signal and hold on until it passes. This often begins in childhood when the child is busy playing and doesn’t want to bother going to the bathroom.
For many there may be a sense of unpleasantness about bowel elimination. Some people wish that their body would not have to go through this messy process!
Harvey Kellogg, M.D., was the originator of the cereals that bear his family name. He originally made them as whole grain foods for the patients at his health sanitarium. Dr. Kellogg was a surgeon. He made the following observation in the early 1900’s:
"Of the 22,000 operations I personally performed I never found a single normal colon, and of the 100,000 performed under my jurisdiction not over 6% were normal."
How much worse do you think colons have become since the development of junk foods?
Colon cancer is one of the most common health issues and a leading cause of death.
Do you know that some colon surgeries require a saw to cut through the hardened cement-like fecal matter. Some of these colons are 8 or more inches thick in places. Most people have 10 to 15 pounds of extra waste in their colon. Some weigh as much as 40 pounds. Morticians are well aware of the astounding sizes and weights of many colons.
Who wants bad breath, body odor, foul smelling stools, or to be incontinent late in life? Who wants to suffer from any of the serious diseases of the intestine: "Irritable Bowel Syndrome", Crohn’s disease, spastic colon, colitis, diverticulitis, chronic diarrhea or colon cancer?
Diarrhea is another malady that is fairly common. Although it seems to be the opposite, diarrhea is often a sign of constipation. Perhaps the bowel wall is so encrusted that moisture is not well absorbed.
Mainly though, diarrhea is an attempt by the body to get rid of excess toxins as quickly as possible. This is why it happens, for example, when there is an acute intestinal infection of bad bacteria or bacterial food poisoning.
The friendly beneficial bacteria that would live in a healthy colon, are routinely destroyed by antibiotics, city water chlorine, chemicals in foods, alcohol, and the toxins from the spoiling mass of waste in the large intestine.
Unfriendly toxic bacteria, such as E. Coli, as well as Candida albicans yeast and various other parasites thrive and multiply in the accumulated undigested matter. These may contribute to numerous health problems. Nearly everyone has some of these trouble makers.
Candida yeast overgrowth, fed by sugars, is behind many of the nuisance ailments that people have bothering them.
I have written a concise book on this problem titled Candida Yeast and Other Parasites: The Battle in Your Body which describes the development, signs and ways of correcting this yeast imbalance and/or the presence of parasites.
Some of the common signs of candida overgrowth include: indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, sinus and allergy trouble, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, poor concentration, confusion, female problems, and male problems, including prostate trouble. Also, it stresses the immune system and leaves one more susceptible to worse illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and AIDS.
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As the system becomes more toxic, thinking and response to stress will be lessened, and organs cannot function as well. Now you can see why we say "illness, old age and death begin in the colon".
SUGGESTED COLON CLEANSE PROGRAM
A colon cleanse is where to start restoring good colon health.
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-- bulk fiber such as milled flaxseed, oat bran, rice bran, psyllium hulls, marshmallow, and apple pectin
These are excellent sources of soluble fiber, which create an increase in intestinal bulk, easing the movement of digested food through the intestines.
Bowel Moving Herbs
-- laxative herbs such as cascara sagrada, senna, rhubarb root and buckthorn bark
~ other helpful herbs for cleansing include licorice root, ginger root, Oregon grape root, capsicum, couch grass and red clover blossoms.
For example, cascara sagrada helps to keep things moving by stimulating bile production and the movement of the intestines. It also increases the content of water in the bowel.
The end result is that toxins spend less time in the bowel, thereby reducing the time that they can affect intestinal cells or be absorbed into the body.
NOTE: Do not use cascara sagrada, buckthorn or rhubarb root if diarrhea, loose stools, or abdominal pain are present or develop. Chronic diarrhea can result in serious illness. See your health care provider prior to use if pregnant or nursing, any medical condition exists, or when taking any medication.
Other Helpful Herbs
Chamomile flowers have nervine qualities, which can help the body cope with tension. Chamomile also stimulates and supports digestive function. Plantain leaves are known for their antiseptic properties. Rose hips contains vitamin C and related compounds, which help neutralize waste in the body.
-- The molecular structure of purified activated clay, such as bentonite, attracts and traps toxins for removal through the colon.
- Carbon adsorbs and holds toxins for removal through the colon.
Chlorophyll is the green pigment in plants that, except for the iron content is nearly the same profile as human blood. It is a detoxifier and alkalizer, and is very valuable in the cleansing of the colon and the blood. It also provides nutrients to make new blood cells.
-- Parasites in the colon and liver are quite common, and need to be expelled.
-- Enzymes include protease, amylase, lipase, cellulase, invertase, lactase, sucrase, maltase, etc. A multiple enzyme formula taken at mealtime help digest food and break it down into a liquid state. Taken in between meals, enzyme levels increase in the blood, helpful to certain metabolic functions.
Probiotics - friendly bacteria
The lower bowel contains millions of microorganisms to help the body process nutrients. Improperly digested or slow-moving food may affect the balance of this intestinal flora.
An imbalance of microbes develops due to antibiotics and other toxins destroying good bacteria, the best-known being acidophilus. This allows Candida yeast and other unfriendly parasites to multiply and possibly move into the blood and various organs. It is essential to restore good colon ecology with a friendly, helpful biome.
NOTE: The restoration of the good bacteria colony should be engaged until it is well-established enough to insure good colon function continues. Then the probiotic supplement "grass seed" should be sown periodically to maintain a strong colony.
Cleansing the bowel and tissues, avoiding toxic pollutants, lymphatic-pumping exercise, and drinking pure water, will all assist in detoxification of the colon and the body, and the restoration of great health.
Soothing Herbs for the Colon
Slippery elm, marshmallow, flax seed and aloe vera are mucilagenous herbs, soothing and nourishing to the mucous linings of the digestive tract. For those who have irritable bowel issues (diverticulitis, colitis, celiac, sprue, etc.), one or more of these would be very valuable.
Slippery elm is rich in nutrients, easy to digest and soothing to the digestive system. For centuries people have used it to support the digestive system and to maintain regular waste elimination. Slippery elm supplies mucilage to soothe the digestive and intestinal tracts. Mucilage is a long chain of sugars that form a slippery substance when combined with water. Mucilage can settle the digestive tract, absorb toxins from the bowel and help maintain regular elimination patterns.
Marshmallow root is also known for its soothing properties, especially for the mucous membranes. Since the stomach and intestines are lined with these protective membranes, marshmallow helps the body get rid of substances that often collect or stick to these membranes. Marshmallow’s pectin fiber is capable of carrying a host of substances from the body.
Marshmallow has a high mucilage content; in fact it is 25–30% polysaccharides (mucilage) and 25–30% starch, which account for its demulcent effects on the digestive tract. It has been used historically for respiratory support and to soothe mucous membranes.
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