The concept is simple. The body is made up of 11 organ systems: digestive, respiratory, circulatory, nervous, endocrine… etc. The 11 systems function interdependently. It is their job to maintain a state of balance, or homeostasis. Certain body processes take priority over others to keep us alive, so if there is a nutrient-enzyme deficiency, organs will rob or borrow what they need from other organ systems that are of a lesser priority in attempt to maintain homeostasis. This borrowing of nutrients and enzymes has a domino effect on the body, causing each system to borrow from yet the next. What’s interesting is that the outward signs, or symptoms that plague us day to day, are often the last domino of this process.
The process of borrowing enzymes may allow for a quick fix to keep the body running, but over time, it causes serious health problems. Each organ system is affected by others, but there is only one system that controls or affects ALL the others - this is the digestive system - the first domino.
Good health begins with good digestion. Improve digestion and you will improve your overall health, it’s as simple as that. And if you think you have perfect digestion, think again. In a perfect functioning digestive system, nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream and waste is flushed out in a timely manner. Unfortunately this is not so common in today’s world. Today, with processed foods lacking enzymes and natural fibers and loaded with refined sugars, combined with a more sedentary and less active lifestyle, the time that food sits in our colon is slowing down. In fact, if you are not removing solid waste from your body at least 2x every 24 hours, then you more than likely have a digestive issue that you didn’t even know about.
What is so bad about not removing solid waste from the body at LEAST twice a day? Several things. First imagine trapped waste in your colon that begins to rot into a cesspool of decaying matter. These wastes remain in your body for days, and if some of this waste material deposits along the colon wall, it may not leave for months or even years. Amazingly, it has been said that these deposits of hardened fecal matter can get to be 2 or 3 inches thick and as hard as tire rubber. Particles of this waste are absorbed and reabsorbed into your blood stream spreading to all the vital organs in your body. This creates a serious health issue known as auto-intoxication or self-poisoning. When toxins build up in the colon, it will contaminate every other part of the system and many symptoms and forms of sickness can result.
Signs of Auto-Intoxication May Include:
- Allergy or intolerance to certain foods
- Bad breath and foul-smelling gas and stools
- Constipation, diarrhea, sluggish elimination, irregular bowel movements
- Frequent congestion, colds, viruses
- Flatulence or gas and frequent intestinal disorders
- Frequent headaches for no apparent reason
- General aches and pains that migrate from one place to another
- Intolerance to fatty foods
- Low energy; loss of vitality for no apparent reason
- Lower back pain
- Lowered resistance to infections
- Needing to sleep a long time
- Pain in your liver or gall bladder
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Skin problems