Not many people are aware that arthritis, headaches, allergies, skin problems and tumors are related to reduced intestinal function. The intestine is responsible for the 3rd step of the digestive process. We eat our food with the mouth, where it’s chewed and mixed with saliva, then it goes through the stomach where it’s processed and finally gets to the intestine, which absorbs all the nutrients from the food and eliminates the rest as waste. This process occurs at least 3 times a day.
Arbuthnot Lane is a pioneering surgeon that lived in the first half of the 20th century in England. He was a specialist for amputation of parts of the bowel and has helped many people recover from different intestinal diseases. While treating his patients, Lane discovered a peculiar phenomenon – after a few months of the surgery, some of his patients have completely been healed of diseases that were in no way related to their colon. One boy had recovered from arthritis, while a woman was finally free of goiter. Other strange experiences led Lane to realize that the colon is responsible for many diseases and conditions that were previously though to had no connection with the intestines.
Even now, modern medicine relates numerous dangerous diseases and conditions to a blocked intestine. According to Bernard Jensen, MD and author of many books, by examining the cases of organic poisoning, medicine takes into consideration only environmental toxins, and doesn’t evaluate the toxins that are inside the body. This is surprising – a few centuries ago, enema was considered so important that everyone did it on a monthly basis. The method of cleaning your intestine was vital back then, as the organ was considered one of the most important organs in the body. It performed vital digestive functions, was responsible for the absorption of nutrients and worked together with the skin, kidneys and lungs to process and eliminate waste. Of course, the colon and rectum were also important.
Thanks to the enzymes and bacterial flora in the intestine, it completes the digestion and helps the body absorb nutrients such as water and amino acids from the food before it is eliminated. This is a vital function which can seriously endanger your health if it is somehow impaired. When the function of your intestine is affected, the mucosal lining of the bowel becomes inflamed and loses its impermeability, allowing toxins, parasites and unprocessed food to enter in the blood and lymph. This can cause serious problems all over the body.
As a result, you may suffer from headaches, allergies, skin problems, prostate disorders, diverticulitis, constipation and other digestive problems, arthritis, rheumatism, fatigue, heart problems, respiratory problems, depression, lack of focus, anxiety, panic attacks, infections, inflammation, intestinal parasites as well as bruxism. As you can see, it’s highly important to keep your intestine clean and functioning properly. Now, let’s take a look at some of the main causes of impaired intestinal function:
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
HYPERPERMEABILITY BOWEL SYNDROME
GLUTEN SENSITIVITY AND CELIAC DISEASE
“Most of the people who say that they enjoy good health have several pounds of waste in their intestines that have never been eliminated,” says Arnold Egret, MD. “For them, a good elimination day has no meaning.” When we think of all-purpose flour we think that it has been used for centuries. However, the flour used in the past was integral, which was hard to work if not mixed with regular white flour. However, white flour has a dangerous drawback – it sticks to the walls of the intestine.
White flour is a sticky substance when mixed with water – in the past, a paste of white flour was used to bind books and hold them together. Over the years, foods containing white flour stick to the walls of the intestines, which builds up over time and eventually becomes so thick that the central part of the intestine is blocked. This is the leading cause of intestinal problems. Over time, this “glue” can become as hard as a car tire and the deposits may cause dangerous problems. Add to this the sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, environmental pollution and stress, and it’s clear that the intestinal walls are getting a serious pounding on a daily basis. This leads to accumulation of toxins in the colon that can disrupt the intestinal flora and make the process of digestion slower.
Intestinal dysbiosis is a condition of unbalanced intestinal microflora which can have catastrophic consequences on your health. It is usually caused by an unhealthy diet which allows accumulation of toxins and bacteria in the intestine that can seriously harm your health. All of this can result in polyps, tumors and some types of digestive cancer.
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
IBS is a common digestive condition in which the food we ingest goes too fast or too slow through the intestine. IBS is usually caused by anxiety or stress, and is diagnosed by a test that determines the permeability of the intestines and the presence of bacteria, parasites or fungi. The microbes usually found during these tests are the Blastocystis hominis and some various species of Candida.
If left untreated, IBS can result in serious health problems such as cancer. Natural remedies are best suited for treating IBS – just talk to your doctor for the best way of treatment if you’re suffering from the disease.
HYPERPERMEABILITY BOWEL SYNDROME.
This syndrome is related to improper intestinal function and is most often caused by the fragile state of the intestinal walls that have lost their impermeability. This is medically called “loss of impermeability of the intestinal mucosa”. There are suspicions that this syndrome is the culprit behind several serious diseases such as celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, Giardia lamblia infestation, atopic eczema, asthma, headaches and arthtiris.
The problem occurs when the spaces between the cells of the intestinal walls allows passage to toxins in the bloodstream and the absorption of waste and fats as well. As the vast surface of the intestinal mucosa and the body’s absorption rate, it’s vital for your intestine to stay perfectly waterproof in order to prevent toxins from spreading through your body.
If toxins spread through the bloodstream, they can cause numerous disorders that have no immediate relation to the intestine, which open the door to allergies and food intolerances.
GLUTEN SENSITIVITY AND CELIAC DISEASE
Gluten is a protein that is present in the food we eat, not just bread and pasta as most people think. The protein is also present in cereals and their derivatives. It can also be found in sausages, salamis, creams and pudding, while agriculture experts have also been adding it to selected grains.
The major use of gluten comes from the fact that it’s used to make dough more elastic, which makes it better for baking. There are many grains that are gluten-free such as quinoa, rice, buckwheat and millet. Oats can be gluten-free too, but they are often prepared in machines that contain gluten traces, which can contaminate the oats.
Many people nowadays are allergic to gluten and experience symptoms not unlike other allergic symptoms. The problem is that gluten allergies can result in autoimmune diseases such as celiac disease, that will eventually destroy the intestinal villi and generate cachexia, which can be fatal.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
Laxatives are only a temporary measure of cleaning the intestine and may damage the intestinal mucosa over time. The best way to clean the intestine, you should detox your bowel every once in a while. This will keep it clean and prevent numerous diseases and conditions.
The main symptom of a blocked intestine are skin conditions such as inflammation, blackhead, acne, pimples, etc. If you try to relieve these problems with creams, you are increasing the risk of toxins accumulating in another organ. To relive the skin problems effectively, you should cut the problem in its roots and clean the intestine.
DIET THAT WILL HEAL YOUR INTESTINE
The diet you can see below will help your intestinal flora recover and effectively clean your intestines.
Breakfast: 1 apple, a couple of figs or prunes soaked in hot water overnight, yogurt, kefir and water as well as natural curd. Avoid foods rich in sugar and flour which will make your organism acidic.
Lunch: gluten-free cereal (rice or quinoa), vegetables, a piece of chicken or fish.
Dinner: rice or quinoa, raw vegetables.
In order to keep your intestines clean, it’s best to stay away from red meat, caffeine, sugar, coffee with milk, cow milk, carbonated drinks, white and integral bread. Focus on chicken, fish, goat cheese, organic eggs, yogurt and curd. You should also avoid soy products as almost all soy is a GMO product. Fruits are great for your health, but you should eat them along with your meals and are best consumed ripe. Getting enough sun exposure is important for your intestine as well, as the sunlight will provide the body with vitamin D