The Road to Health is Paved with Good Intestines
I know the intestines are not a subject we, in the modern world, like to discuss. However, please bear with me as I provide you with some “seeds of knowledge” that will not only help to prevent disease, but that are also changing the lives of millions of people and restoring health to those with disorders such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, multiple allergic response syndrome, lupus, irritable bowel, Crohn’s disease and yes, even cancer.
The large intestine (also known as the colon) is a hollow tube-like organ of approximately 5 to 5 1/2 feet in length. It is made up of pockets called sacculations, medically known as haustrae. In this tube are trillions of cells associated with the human body, 90 percent of which are bacteria microflora microorganisms living in the large intestine. It is now universally accepted that autointoxication, a condition meaning the body is poisoning itself, is the underlying cause of an alarmingly large percentage of degenerative disorders and complex diseases.
The inner lining of the colon consists of extremely sensitive nerves and glands that provide an important function in the final stages of digestion and assimilation of foods. These same nerves and glands help to eliminate wastes from the system, a sort of human garbage disposal. In addition, the blood eliminates many of its wastes through the colonic walls. Researchers in degenerative diseases and professionals trained in colon hydrotherapy have shown that extra body weight can be attributed to the waste accumulation that lies within the 60,000 miles that make up the blood vessels, lymphatic system, bones, joints and soft and connective tissues. Much of this accumulated waste can take up “housekeeping” in the colonic pockets (sacculations) because of the structural makeup of the colon. Over decades, this “packed-in” waste can accumulate as much as 30 to 50 lbs of fecal waste.
When the body becomes overwhelmed with toxins it can’t handle, it becomes a raging fire on a path of self destruction; this is where colon health computes into the health equation. Colon cleansing can be accomplished by three major methods: colon irrigation through hydrotherapy, exercise, and a better diet high in fiber and vegetables aid in the removal and elimination of colonic plaque. To aid in the process of regaining your colon health, natural herbal remedies are often used.
Death Begins in the Colon
The colon is a sewage system, but by neglect and abuse it becomes a cesspool. When it is clean and normal, we are well and happy. Let it stagnate and it will distill the poisons of decay, fermentation, and putrefaction into the blood, poisoning the brain and nervous system so that we become mentally depressed and irritable; it will poison the heart so that we are weak and listless; poison the lungs so that the breath is foul; poison the digestive organs so we are distressed and bloated; and poison the blood so the skin is sallow and unhealthy. In short, every organ of the body is poisoned, and we age prematurely; look and feel old, the joints are stiff and painful, neuritis, full eyes, and a sluggish brain overtake us, and the pleasure of living is gone. This statement was made by Dr. Bernard Jensen, 1974.