Health is worth MORE than a BILLION dollars. It is a great treasure that many have not learned to appreciate. Most people are willing to spend good money on a lot of things yet they are not willing invest a dime on their health. It is ironic then that we can lose just about any possession in life arid still go on ... but when we lose our health, it is OVER for us. Even now, most bankruptcies today are due to growing medical bills. The message is clear: Gamble with your health and you lose not only your life, but also your livelihood.
So it is critical that we invest in this great treasure and ensure that our most important asset in life is well cared for. This assures us of a long and enjoyable life.
So let us begin by learning a few things about the condition of our health today and see what we can do to keep ourselves in top shape.
WORTH THE INVESTMENT
Believe it or not our bodies were designed to last for ONE HUNDRED and TWENTY YEARS. The human body is built for survival and can take a lot of beating.
However, the recent health statistics show that the overall average life span of humans has been reduced to somewhere between 70 to 77 years; and the leading causes of death are identified as
HEART DISEASE and CANCER.
It is apparent that our bodies have been taking in more than it can handle. The abuse and neglect that we inflict on them over time are causing the development of these killer diseases. Whatever we are doing to our bodies DAILY is taking away decades from our life.
"'We do not DIE ... We KILL ourselves."
SO WHY ARE WE DYING EARLIER THAN WE SHOULD?
The answer to this query can a complicated one. But latest research is pointing to BODY POLLUTION as the culprit behind many of our current health problems. The accumulation of toxins our trash poisons the cells, interfering with both, its healthy functioning or growth. Now, think of your body as a fishbowl. Like a fishbowl, SEVENTY PERCENT of what you are carrying in your body is water. Our cells are virtually like fish floating in this watery environment.
For those of you who have cared for a fish in a bowl, you know that it takes more than just feeding the fish to keep it alive. Refreshing the water is a critical part of it.
What is killing the cells in our fishbowl is NOT our failure to feed it, BUT our failure to keep its water clean!
Trash, in the form of toxins and other body waste, accumulates inside the body over time and their presence harms the cells and interferes with their function. Their entry damage the cells DNA, resulting in abnormally functioning cells or abnormally growing cells that produce tumors.
YOUR COLON HEALTH: A CRITICAL FACTOR
Toxins are poison and are harmful to the body so the body will attempt to get rid of them. One of the most important organs for elimination is the LARGE INSTESTINE or COLON.
The Colon is the 'Garbage Can' of the body and is in charge of dumping our waste on a daily basis. A healthy body requires effective elimination of trash.
However, recent findings show that our current diet and lifestyle, the colon fails to do its job properly, resulting in retention of fecal matter and in the eventual build up of sedentary waste. In time, bacteria will break down retained fecal matter resulting in the release of more toxins and noxious debris.
Retained fecal waste decomposes releasing noxious toxins that are reabsorbed in the bloodstream. The action of the bacteria also produces fermentation of this waste that results in the release strong, foul-smelling FLA TUS or gas ... this is the cause abdominal bloating and flatulence.
The colon reacts to the decomposing fecal waste by secreting mucus. It is an attempt to get rid of the rotting garbage inside. However, as mucus thickens, if becomes sticky and, instead of taking them out, it traps fecal matter in. Over time, the colon walls are coated with fecal matter.
Over time, the mixture of mucus and the trapped fecal matter in the colon walls becomes a cake of hard fecal matter. Layers of hard feces and mucus turn into a plaque that remains stuck to the colon walls. Dr. Richard Andersen calls this slimy gunk as ' MUCOID PLAQUE’. This plaque will eventually block bowel movement and trap more fecal waste.
Now, in the presence of this plaque, more garbage is trapped and more 'toxins are released into the system. This makes the colon a big contributor to the accumulating toxins in the body. This is how, 3ccording to Colon health researcher Dr. Bernard Jensen, "Autointoxication or Self-poisoning" begins.
WHAT IS MUCOID PLAQUE?
Answer: From the works of Richard Anderson, N.D., N.M.D.
'The intestines can store a vast amount of partially digested, putrefying matter (as well as drugs and other toxic chemicals)-for decades even. Some intestines, when autopsied, have weighed up to 40 pounds and were distended to a diameter of 12 inches with only a pencil-thin channel through which the feces could move.)
That 40 pounds was due to caked layers of encrusted mucus mixed with fecal matter, bizarrely.' resembling hardened blackish-green truck tire rubber or an old piece of dried rawhide. I call this 'mucoid plaque'. This mucoid plaque, when it is removed during an intensive colon cleanse, often shows ropelike twists, striations, overlaps, folds, creases-the shape and texture of the intestinal wall.
Mucoid plaque may vary considerably, depending on the chemicalconditions1n'B person's intestines. It may be hard and brittle; it may be firm and thick; tough, wet, and rubbery; soft, thick, and mucoid; or soft, transparent, and thin; it can range in color from light brown, black, or greenish-black to yellow or grey, and sometimes emits an intensely foul odor.
One client I know, in the course of a month-long colon cleanse, passed a single length of mucoid plaque 15 feet long; another client excreted a total of 11 pounds of mucoid plaque during a cleanse. It is not unusual to pass a total of 35 to 45 feet of plaque, often in the last week. In our clinical experience of monitoring thousands of intensive colon cleanse programs over the last 14 years, most people pass a staggering amount of this strange substance.
I coined the term 'mucoid plaque', meaning a film of mucus, to describe the unhealthy accumulation of abnormal mucous matter on the walls of the intestines. Conventional medicine knows this as a layering of mucin or glycoproteins (made up of 20 amino acids Find 50% carbohydrates) which are naturally and appropriately secreted by intestines as protection from acids and toxins.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE HAVE THE PLAQUE IN THE BODY?
This plaque causes some form of obstruction that traps more fecal matter that rots inside the body. Imagine, a FULL GARBAGE CAN that keeps on receiving garbage daily. The incoming trash has nowhere to go but spill over to the tissues and pollute or poison the system.
'Dirty' body is bound to produce a host of problems. Here are some of them:
- Skin problems (acne, dermatitis, rashes)
- Migraine or frequent headaches
- Frequent colds, sinus problems, coughing
- Shortness of breath or chest pain
- Abdominal problems (bloating, constipation, hyperacidity, indigestion)
- Muscle and joint aches and pain
- Sluggishness or lack of energy
- Weight gain
- Tumors and cysts
- Hormonal problems
The long- term effect for the colon is a host of intestinal diseases, which includes diverticulosis, olyps, diverticulitis, and yes, COLON CANCER! Thus, it is of utmost importance that you keep our COLON, your Garbage can, clean ALL THE TIME. We can begin to keep our body healthy by insuring that our colon is effective in doing its job.
IS THERE A WAY TO REMOVE THIS PLAQUE?
Popular programs of removing this plaque involve seven-day to 30 day fasts and! or a series of :OLON ENEMAS. An enema is a procedure where a catheter is inserted into the rectum and an enema solution, which usually 'Bentonite' or clay water is pumped into the colon. Some programs se boiled coffee while others prefer saline solution.
Then, the solution is allowed to permeate the entire colon and then is, either drained or forced out sing a special suction or colonic machine. This is done at least three-times a day for a period of even days.
Can the 20th century food we eat be dangerous to our health? The answer is clearly YES. Hormones, Steroids, Antibiotics, Pesticides, Additives, Waxes, Dyes, Preservatives, Coloring, and Irradiation are some of the reasons.
These toxins set off reactions in the body and cause a variety of health problems. Much of the food we eat may certainly be a health hazard. Add to that contaminated water and air, and it's no wonder that many of us feel tired, are more frequently sick, lack vitality and look old before our time.
Planetary pollution is clearly a major concern for all humans, as well as plants and animals. Many of the man-made toxins get into our bodies through the air we breathe, the water we drink, the foods we consume, as well as the substances we apply to our skin and hair. These toxic compounds then lodge in the fatty cells and tissues, as well as in the vital organs throughout our body.
Chemicals, overeating, air and water pollutants, dead cells, junk food, acid residues, fatty deposits, and other biochemical waste products do not support a healthy human body, can be very harmful, and need to be cleaned out!
It is thought by many doctors and researchers that degenerative conditions of the heart, kidneys, colon, and joints, as well as many common symptoms such as indigestion, headaches, irritability, dizziness, depression, fatigue, arthritis, immune suppression and insomnia may result from accumulated toxins in the body.
“Death and Pollution Linked” USA Today, 1993
Toxins in your body:
It should be obvious that with fewer toxins to contend with, you will experience more energy, more vitality and be in better health.
You will experience more energy!
“I consider the cleansing/fasting/detoxification process to be the missing link in Western nutrition and a key to the health and vitality of our civilization.”
“I truly believe that cleansing and detoxification is virtually one of the most powerful healing (real healing of ailments and not just suppression of symptoms) therapies I have seen and that herbal cleansing along with dietary change is the best way.” –Elson M. Haas, M.D.-Source: Haas, Elson M. - "How To Cleanse and Detoxify Your Body Today!"
THE INTESTINAL TOXEMIA AND FOCAL INTOXICATION OF THE COLON
Intestinal toxemia is a particular form of autointoxication of the organism. It mostly results from an untoward lifestyle. Prerequisite "of our organism's health is the so-called homeostasis" meaning a well-balanced ratio of all body substances including the essential nutrients and their supplements.
Autointoxication chiefly starts in the colon. As Ilya Metchnikoff (1845-1916), the Russian biologist and late director of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, put it briefly and precisely: "Death lurks in the colon". The naturopath, Eric F.W., Powell, N.D., agreed by saying: "The chief area from which the system is poisoned, is the large bowel. Whenever there is constipation, toxic substances will be retained and absorbed into the blood. This self-poisoning gives rise to all kinds of diseases."
The human body metabolizes nutrients in many different ways. Among the intermediaries, or end-products, there can always occur substances which are poisonous and capable of inducing cellular degeneration and necrosis.
Inside the cell, in its sub-cellular organelles, any molecular deteriorations amplify to become visible structural changes. The sub-cellular structures reflect the condition of the molecules.
Unfortunately, the theory of intestinal toxemia and focal intoxication of the colon is not generally accepted at present, although it has not been contradicted by any in-depth investigation. On the other hand, there is plenty of evidence supporting the idea of a connection between the diet and the composition of the bacterial flora hi in the intestines, mainly in the colon. This fact has been proven in many animal experiments. Any high-protein diet promotes the proliferation of such proteolytic bacteria, which decompose proteins and their fragments in an abnormal way. These putrefactive bacteria belong to the category of anaerobic microorganisms which do not require air or oxygen to maintain their metabolism.
The end-products of their biochemical activities, however, are partly strong toxins. Some of them, such as indole and skatole are responsible for the characteristic smell of the feces. From experience, it can be said that the stronger the smell, the higher the protein intake. That is particularly obvious in mere carnivores, such as cats. Once the normal balance of the intestinal bacteria is disturbed, the proteolytic bacteria will overgrow, accelerating the putrefactive processes. In all experiments, a reduction of the protein intake in favor of complex carbohydrates instantly stopped putrefaction.
However, high-protein diet is not the only cause of putrefactive processes in the colon. Any delay in the transfer of the intestinal contents, induced by constipation or intestinal obstruction also causes an increase in putrefaction. Studies have been performed on animals with a surgically produced intestinal obstruction. Although this "closed intestinal loop" only led to a manifested toxemia in a small number of cases, the experiments showed a significant duplication of proteolytic bacteria overgrowing the normal intestinal flora. Collecting the produced toxins and injecting them into healthy animals indicated that the liver is not much of a protective organ against these substances. The following compounds have been identified as products of putrefactive bacterial protein decomposition.
It is formed in the course of the deamination of amino acids: This product is normally detoxified in the liver which sustains a special chain of biochemical reactions called "urea cycle". Here, ammonia is converted into neutral and readily water-soluble urea. There are now two possibilities for the occurrence of elevated blood-ammonia levels. The urea cycle may be impaired due to some primary liver damage, or the quantity of the produced ammonia exceeds the capacity of the detoxification mechanism. Ammonia is a highly alkaline agent and any abnormal increase in its blood level, a so-called "hyperammonemia" is prone to cause alkalosis. The symptoms of this condition start with confusion and drowsiness. Elevated ammonia levels also impair the cerebral metabolism leading to hepatic coma. The application of acidifying agents will restore the normal situation by neutralizing the alkali. There are indications that ammonia might even play a part in malignant cellular degeneration.
This toxic substance is formed from the amino acid tryptophan. Certain tryptophan metabolites have been found capable of inducing tumors of the urinary bladder. Under normal conditions, indole is detoxified in the liver by linking it to glucose, a process called "conjugation". The resulting conjugate by the name of "indican" can be readily excreted with the urine. It can be determined as a measure of putrefaction in the G.I. tract.
Skatole is also a product of bacterial decomposition of tryptophan. The bacterium pseudomonas migula is involved in these processes. The toxic effects of skatole include circulatory depression and functional disorders of the central nervous system due to its antagonistic action on acetylcholine and potassium. High skatole levels in the blood cause a foul odor of the breath. The cells of the human intestinal walls convert skatole into 6hydroxy-skatole, a substance which damages hemoglobin and lipid-absorbing cells. The appearance of skatole derivatives may be considered an indication of anemia and/or malabsorption syndrome.
D) PUTRESCINE AND CADAVERINE
These two compounds also result from the putrefaction of tryptophan. They can cause hypotension.
The last of the important putrefaction products of tryptophan is histamine. High blood levels of this compound can cause headache, nervous depression, cardiac arrhythmia, hypotension, and collapse.
F) HYDROGEN SULFIDE
This gaseous substance is formed in the course of disintegration of sulphur-containing amino acids. It has a very unpleasant odor similar to rotten eggs. Its toxicity equals that of cyanide. The most important effect of hydrogen sulfide is its interference with the cytochrome system, a part of the respiratory chain of enzymes involved in mitochondrial electron transport which is essential to energy production. It can also irritate the mucosae causing congestion and increasing their permeability to contents of the intestines. Hydrogen sulfide may be blamed for "neuro-circulatory myasthenic symptoms", such as weakness, nausea, clammy skin, tachycardia, and cyanosis.
This product is formed from cholin which is contained in a phospholipid by the name of sphingomyelin which occurs in brain, liver, kidneys, and egg yolk. Neurine is particularly poisonous to animals.
H) AMINOETHYL MERCAPTAN
Formed from the amino acid cysteine, this compound has a strong hypotensive effect.
Tyramine is produced from tyrosine by the action of putrefactive bacteria. Its structure is related to epinephrine, the chief catecholamine hormone of the adrenal medulla. Tyramine has been used as a sympathomimetic drug. Its main effect is blood pressure elevation.
This substance is also known under the name of "carbolic acid". It is produced by putrefactive bacteria from the amino acid tyrosine. Phenol is not only a locally corrosive agent but also a systemic toxin. Earlier it was used as an external antiseptic. When absorbed in the system, it causes damage to the mucosae of the G.I. tract as well as to liver and kidney cells. Phenol is not detoxified in the liver but excreted in its free form. Its concentration in the urine is a measure of intestinal putrefaction.
L) CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENSENTEROTOXIN
Clostridium perfringens may also occur among the putrefactive microorganisms in the human colon. Its enterotoxin is highly poisonous.
It should be realized that any chronic intestinal stasis disturbs the natural balance and supports overgrowth of pathological microorganisms which are responsible for putrefactive processes yielding a variety of toxic metabolites. It is also important to take into consideration that an intestinal stasis may exist, even if the number of bowel movements appears normal. Daily bowel movements are no guarantee for complete evacuation of toxic material from the G.I. tract.
The absorption of the toxins which are produced by putrefactive microorganisms does not necessarily depend on pathologically altered mucosae in the G.I. tract. On the other hand, inflammations of the lower colon or the duodenum have been found to be quite common, even if they remain asymptomatic. Any such inflammation will alter the permeability of the intestinal mucosae promoting toxemia.
Intestinal toxemia is usually accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms:
Fatigue, nervous disorders, G.I. tract conditions, nutritional deficiencies, dermatoses, hormonal disorders, neurocirculatory disturbances, headaches, arthritis, low back pain, allergies, asthma; eye, ear, nose or throat conditions, cardiac arrhythmia, nodular changes of the female breast tissue, and changes in the thyroid gland.
It must be emphasized that intestinal toxemia doubtlessly plays a significant role in all processes related to aging and even in the development of malignant growth.
Detoxify Your Body
Toxins in the body:
Here’s how we get in trouble: in addition to piling up environmental pollutants, we can also absorb wastes of our own manufacture. When not cleaned out properly, the colon can get so clogged and fouled up that it simply doesn’t work well. It can become a storehouse of body-degenerative pollutants, mucus, fecal matter, etc. Polluted intestines also can’t efficiently screen out chemicals, or properly filter food particles. In turn, this results in poor absorption of nutrients and a higher percentage of toxins entering the blood stream, with which the body then has to struggle.
Ideally, your bowels should move two or three times a day. Otherwise, these wastes have a greater tendency to enter the blood stream, polluting the entire system. This can make you feel tired, rob you of your vitality, and be the cause of diseases.
How a healthy body gets nutrients and removes wastes:
- The rich supply of blood vessels that surround the stomach and small intestine are waiting for the nutrients – vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids – to begin their journey throughout the body to every cell. First they are transported to the liver via the portal vein (so-called because it is the door to the liver).
- In the liver, these nutrients undergo further breakdown, recombination, and storage.
- The liver also releases many of these nutrients, which are pumped, via the heart, to the many cells and tissues throughout the body. This is how we nourish all the various cells to maintain the health, vitality and function of the human body – our food is the nourishment and energy for our life.
- The blood also picks up the waste materials and drops them off at the appropriate eliminative sites (lung, skin, kidney and colon) – where they are excreted at sufficient rates to maintain health, hopefully.
As toxins circulate through the body before they are expelled (or when there are excessive levels of circulating or stored toxins), we may experience periods of fatigue, headaches, a rash, blemishes, nausea, sniffles, excess mucus, etc. These symptoms can be seen as reactions to the toxins that are loose and circulating in the body and looking for a place to exit. When we start a detoxification program, such as herbal cleansing, we may experience some of these “detox symptoms”. These are temporary, mild, and indicative or good body cleansing. They are easily cleared by drinking plenty of good water to help flush out the toxins and by making sure the colon is working adequately for the elimination of solid wastes.
Herbal cleansing is quick, easy to do, gentle on the system, and is recommended by doctors, naturopaths, health spas, and a variety of other health care providers worldwide. Try it today and experience the positive changes yourself.
- Removing toxins is a vital step toward better health and appearance!
- The small intestine: This long tube snakes around your abdomen for 20 feet (6 meters), continually squeezes food along it, by the action known as peristalsis.
- Absorbing nutrients: In the lining of the small intestine there are many small blood vessels. Nutrients seep into the blood and are carried away, mainly through the liver, to the entire body.
- The large intestine: The large intestine is about 5 feet (1 ½ meters) long. Although shorter than the small intestine, the colon is over twice as wide at 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
- Absorbing water: The watery leftovers in the large intestine become more solid as water is absorbed from them. Useful bacteria live here too, making some of the vitamins we need.
Cleanse Your Colon Today!
-Source: Haas, Elson M. - "How To Cleanse and Detoxify Your Body Today!"
When we begin a treatment in the measure of our discipline and will, the changes that begin are a transition of the old toward the new; this is what we call a HEALING CRISIS .
Many healing crisis may happen as a part of the restoration process, but these must be understood and welcomed as necessary to your healing.
It is through the HEALING CRISIS that we realize that our body is becoming clean, and that it has left the illness and toxicity that we have accumulated as a result of the lifestyle that we have chosen to live in the past.
You will be a new person, or the one you want to be if you will commit to living life in a different way and accepting my recommendations and suggestions. It is wise to understand that in the moment that you begin to feel as though your healing has now occurred, it is quite likely that you will suffer a "HEALING CRISIS" at this point. Normally, this occurs at the cleansing of the body, especially with people of advanced age, or those who are extremely weak. However, in young people, a HEALING CRISIS in general, is processed very quickly
The moment of truth is that in which the body starts to eliminate toxic matters located in the organs and tissues. It occurs from the head to the feet, inside towards out, and from the inside out in a reverse manner in which the toxicity has been accumulated.
These are the signs of a HEALING CRISIS: headache, chest pain, pain in the legs, general uneasiness, fever, perspiration, eruptions in the skin, vomiting, chills, diarrhea, phlegm, tearing of the eyes, buzzing in the ears, and general exhaustion.
Please accept the HEALING CRISIS as a symptom of improvement!