What is Diverticulitis?

It is generally accepted that problems associated with diverticulitis are rooted in today’s common diet. Most diets consist of highly refined & processed foods that have a tendency to ‘slow the flow’. For our bodies to operate optimally a crucial factor is transit time, the time that lapses between eating food & the elimination of it’s waste products. If transit time is prolonged, harmful toxins will form. If fecal matter is not successfully evacuated, the remnants collect & harden on the walls of the colon. [Read more…]

What are Hemorrhoids?

The term ‘hemorrhoids’ refers to a condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are inflamed & swollen. Hemorrhoids generally result from straining to move stool & can be caused by chronic constipation or diarrhea. Basically, there are two kinds of hemorrhoids, internal & external. According to some authorities, one third of all adults have hemorrhoids & in many cases are unaware of having them. They are very common in both men & women, & about half of the population will have hemorrhoids by the age of 50. [Read more…]

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, (IBS), is a puzzling digestive disorder in that there are no physical signs of disease in the bowel tissue. This makes it difficult to determine the causes of the disease even though the symptoms are many & varied. They include alternating constipation/diarrhea, nausea, flatulence, bloating & intolerance to certain foods. [Read more…]

What causes Constipation and Diarrhea

Constipation is one of the first signs indicating to us that our bowels are not functioning properly. Constipation especially plagues those engaged in secondary occupations, those who have poor eating habits & those not drinking sufficient water. [Read more…]

Will the normal intestinal flora be damaged?

One of the functions of the first half of the colon is to gather the intestinal flora needed for the colon. When the accumulation of feces in the bowel leads to fecal encrustation, it is difficult for the colon to function normally & the glands in this lining cannot produce the necessary intestinal flora.

The resulting lack of lubrication intensifies a state of constipation & generates toxemia. This upsets the normal acid-alkaline balance & the growth of the friendly bacteria is stunted. Cleansing the colon will help bring the acid-alkaline ratio back into balance. In this environment, the friendly bacteria will again thrive & disease causing bacteria will find it difficult to develop. Clients are advised to take oral pro-biotics while colon cleansing to assist in reestablishing colonies of beneficial bacteria throughout the intestines.