ReBuilding the Bowel
Due to the excessive indulgence in acid-forming foods such as meat, dairy products, processed foods, wheat, cereals, etc., along with negative emotions, drugs, heavy metals, harmful environmental chemicals1, antibiotics, heavy metals and radiation, the bowels of many people are deficient in nutrients and in varying stages of deterioration. As the bowel loses its strength and integrity, poor digestion develops, which compounds any disease and weakness.
When the immune activity of the bowel is weak, the bowel wall may be damaged by attack from parasites, bacteria and yeast. Unnatural bowel environment, both luminal and cellular, diminishes the ability for the bowel’s immune system to function.
When the bowel is healthy, immunoglobulins or, IgAs2 are capable of destroying virtually every known pathogenic microorganism (bacteria, yeast, fungus, parasites, etc.). When we have lost the necessary nutrients or acquired an over-acid bowel, the IgA activity can no longer function effectively and the bowel, as well as the entire physical body, becomes vulnerable to attack.
Consistent attack from pathogenic microorganisms, unnatural chemicals, and acids eventually weakens the structure of the bowel, and then two things can happen: 1) Undesirable particles can enter the bloodstream, such as microorganisms and larger particles of undigested food, chemicals and other toxic particles, 2) The liver then becomes challenged by taking on the overload. Relentless flow of toxicity from the bowel eventually weakens the liver. When the liver can no longer function efficiently, then other organs, glands and tissues become vulnerable to mucus, congestion and relentless attacks from microorganisms.
Continuation of this condition results in sluggishness and inefficiency. This is why insufficient bowel function results in a variety of chronic and degenerative diseases. Cleansing and rebuilding the bowel should be one of the most important goals of anyone who has become health conscious. When the bowel functions optimally, then and only then can the liver and every other organ have the ability to also function optimally.
It should be noted that a perfectly functioning body is virtually invulnerable to any microorganism.
Indications that a Person Could Benefit from Re-Building the Bowel
Indigestion Liver dysfunction Parasites Weak memory
Unusual gas Bacterial infections Diarrhea Kidney dysfunction
Bloating Poor eyesight Overly thin Leaky bowel syndrome
Constipation Any bowel disease Gallstones Yeast infections
Mood swings Immune dysfunction Obesity Signs of malnutrition
Fatigue Emotional instability Ulcers Sudden weight loss
Kidney pain Nervousness Blood in stool Consistent heartburn
Difficulty in digesting fats, proteins and/or sugars
Focus upon rebuilding the bowel should also be used in the following situations:
- After using antibiotics
- After chemotherapy or radiation
- After fasting
- Before using vermifuges
- After rectal oxygen therapies
Herbs, Foods and Amino Acids known to assist rebuilding of the bowel include:
- Marshmallow root
- White oak bark
- Ginger root
- Red Raspberry leaf
- Slippery elm bark
- Goat whey
- Red beet juice extract
- Apple pectin
- L-glutamic acid
As the bowel receives these needed nutrients and becomes stronger, it will begin to “throw off” harmful particles, and it is not uncommon to experience gas, unusual odors and discharges. Improved bowel performance is likely to be noticed within 2 weeks, continued use for at least 3-4 months is needed to assure maximum results.
Dietary Recommendations: An alkaline diet – mostly fruits and vegetables. No distilled vinegar, caffeine, table salt or alcohol. No fried foods or highly-processed foods such as white flour, sugar, pop or soy products.
1 Herbicides, pesticides, preservatives, and other natural chemicals found in our food
2 Ig means “immunoglobulin,” which is an antibody produced by B-lymphocytes (white blood cells). IgA is a specific type that is found in the healthy and normal mucus of the gut.