Is Your Colon Toxic?

Is Your Colon Toxic?

Is Your Colon Toxic

Eating overly cooked food, fried food, junk food, spoiled food,  refined foods, or sweets like cookies, chocolate, and ice cream, drinking coffee and alcohol, or taking drugs (prescription or recreational) can stimulate mucus secretion throughout the entire alimentary canal. This is normal; it’s the body’s natural way of protecting itself against the occasional encounter with spoiled or irritating food. But when we ingest these substances everyday, and for some people almost every meal, mucus and waste build up on the intestinal wall like crud builds up in the bathroom pipes. Pancreatic juices help to digest food and cleanse mucus from the intestines. However, continual poor food choices lead to constant mucus secretion, and the digestive juices cannot breakdown and eliminate all this overload of waste.

Mucous and waste buildup can interfere with nutrient absorption because it forms a hard, rubbery kind of layer in the intestinal tract.  I was skeptical about this until I tried an intestinal cleanse program a number of years ago.  I saw firsthand the truth of what I’d read.

95% of absorption of nutrients occurs in the small intestine.  If it’s coated with this plaque, you’re not going to be absorbing a significant portion of the nutrients you eat. Also, this mucous and waste build up provides a hiding place and breeding ground for Candida albicans, and parasites. I struggled with parasites and candidiasis for years, until I discovered the effectiveness of intestinal detoxification using the Parasite Cleanse Kit  and the Colon Cleanse Kit.

Living FoodsAs intestinal waste builds up, motility becomes less effective and material takes longer to pass through the digestive tract, which is called constipation. The longer the “transit time,” the longer the toxic waste matter sits in our bowel, which allows it to putrefy, ferment forming gases, and possibly be reabsorbed. The longer your body is exposed to putrefying food in your intestines, the greater the risk of developing disease. Even with one bowel movement per day, you will still have at least three meals worth of waste decaying in your colon at all times.

Disease usually begins with a toxic bowel. Those having fewer bowel movements are harboring a potentially fertile breeding ground for serious diseases such as cancer. Infrequent or poor quality bowel movements over an extended period of time may be very destructive to your health. It’s not hard to see why a clean intestinal tract is so important to good health. An intestinal cleanse program will help you reduce waste buildup in the intestinal tract and allow for more efficient absorption of nutrients.

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SYMPTOMS OF A TOXIC COLON

The following symptoms are often associated with a congested colon and indicate the need to detoxify or cleanse your bowel:

  • Chronic Constipation
  • Gas & bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight gain and inability to lose weight
  • Low energy or fatigue
  • Impaired digestion
  • Stomach pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Acid reflux or heartburn (GERD)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Swollen or protruding belly
  • Candida albicans ((yeast infection)
  • Parasites
  • Food allergies
  • Gluten sensitivity
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Irritability, mood swings
  • Foul-smelling stools or gas
  • Frequent colds
  • Chronic headaches
  • Rashes, skin eruptions
  • Colon cancer

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The Gallbladder Cleansing Cocktail

The Gallbladder Cleansing Cocktail

The Gallbladder Cleansing Cocktail

Traditionally, carrot, beet, and cucumber juices have been used to cleanse the liver, gallbladder, and kidneys. For the gallbladder, drink this combination three to four times a day along with several glasses of lemon juice in hot water. This has helped many people dissolve gallstones in a few days to several weeks.

  • 4 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed
  • 1/2 organic cucumber, washed or peeled if not organic
  • 1/2 medium beet with greens, scrubbed well
  • 1/4 lemon, washed or peeled if not organic

Juice the carrots, cucumber, beet, and lemon. Stir the juice and pour into a glass. Serve at room temperature or chilled, as desired.

Makes about 10 ounces

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It’s Not A Weed To Your Body

It’s Not A Weed To Your Body

It’s Not A Weed To Your Body

The lowly little dandelion is something most homeowners detest.  Popping up in our beautiful green lawn, we go after them with a vengeance. Hopefully, no one is spraying them with chemicals.  But maybe we should be doing something more with them than throwing them away.  My grandmother picked them and made tea by boiling them.  I juice them—not for the taste, but for their health benefits.   All parts for the dandelion have a bitter bite. This taste comes from their flavonoids that give them their blood purifying properties. These compounds work in the digestive system to increase the flow of urine. Unlike other diuretics, dandelion contains vast amounts of potassium that restore the mineral balance in the kidneys as toxins are flushed out. Healers also count on dandelion’s highly volatile and bitter constituents in the root to flush toxins from the system.

Dandelion is in most liver tonics due to its oils, the bitter resins that stimulate the digestive system. The fiber in the whole plant is described as viscous because of its astonishing ability to absorb and transport toxins from the bowels out of the body, balance intestinal flora, and soothe the digestive tract in the process.

Conditions Helped By Dandelion

Detoxification is the word most people think of with dandelion. There are few detox formulas on the market that don’t use of this plant. Dandelion can be your best friend when recovering from illnesses. It can revive you after a flu or a cold have taken their toll. People with liver conditions, skin conditions, changes in hormones such as menopause or adolescence and arthritis (including gout) can benefit greatly from dandelion.

Dandelion is also useful for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and unstable blood sugar levels. This plant is full of bitter constituents that are not only excellent for stimulating the digestive system but offer anti-inflammatory benefits. Dandelion is also helpful as a lactation stimulator.

Liver Cleansing Cocktail

1 handful dandelion greens
3-4 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed
1/2 cucumber, peeled
1/2 lemon, peeled

Bunch up dandelion greens. Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Tuck the greens in feed tube and push through with the carrot. Juice remaining ingredients, finishing with a carrot. Stir the juice, pour into a glass, and drink as soon as possible.
Serves 1

Note: Dandelion juice is a traditional remedy for cleansing the liver.

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How Toxins Make Us Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

How Toxins Make Us Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

In 2008 scientists discovered a surprising and disturbing fact: environmental toxins make you fat and cause diabetes(1). Inside your body, chemicals disturb your ability to balance blood sugar and metabolize cholesterol. Over time, the disruptions can lead to insulin resistance. Why hasn’t this been headline news? Most probably because there are no drugs to treat it. In fact, the drugs would only add to the toxicity. In our efforts to conquer the two biggest epidemics of our time—diabetes and obesity—we must turn our attention to environmental toxins that we put in and on our bodies.

It is imperative that you optimize your body’s ability to detox. If your body’s detoxification tools aren’t up to speed, waste will build up in your organs and tissues. Overtime, the damage is similar to what happens when trash collectors go on strike. The waste piles high, making the area smell and creating a breeding ground for illness. Do you remember the New York City Christmas Trash Collectors Strike of 1981? Trash mounded up in the streets, which attracted rats in droves and led to disease. Had it not been so cold, they would have had a major health crisis. When the trash was finally hauled away, with nothing left to feed on, the rats left.

We live in an environment steeped in chemicals that our bodies were not designed to process. For a disturbing look at the chemicals that invade our bodies, check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals.  In the 2008 report, scientists at the CDC found that nearly every person they tested was packing around a host of nasty chemicals that included flame retardants stored in fatty tissue and Bisphenol A (2), a hormone-like substance found in plastics.  Even babies were contaminated. The average newborn has 287 chemicals in her umbilical cord blood, 217 of which are neurotoxic (poisonous to nerves or nerve cells) (3).(4)

Notes

(1) Jones OA, Maguire ML, Griffin JL. Environmental pollution and diabetes: a neglected association. Lancet. 2008 Jan 26;371(9609):287-8.

(2) Lang IA, et al. Association of urinary bisphenol A concentration with medical disorders and loratory abnormalities in adults. JAMA. 2008 Sep 17;300(11):1303-10.

(3) Environmental Working Group “Study Finds Industrial Pollution Begins in the Womb” (www.ewg.org/reports/bodyburden2/newsrelease.php)

(4) http://drhyman.com/blog/2012/02/20/how-toxins-make-you-fat-4-steps-to-get-rid-of-toxic-weight/

 

Are You Ready to Detox?

If you are ready to get rid of the breeding ground for illness and disease and to dump the toxins that make your cells fat, please join me for my 30-Day Detox & Weight Loss Challenge.  It begins August 10.  I’m going to do this with you.  I’ll be coaching you all the way and giving you updates on what I’m doing.  I’ll have teleconference calls with you as well.  Your course materials will come via email.  You’ll also be invited to our private Facebook page.  You don’t have to purchase a cleanse kit to do this program.  But if you want the added help and support of the herbal products, I’ve made the kits affordable with 25% off until the end of this month. Summer is the perfect time to cleanse.  Sign up by August 1, and you’ll get the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!

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