p.3 In the 50 years I've spent helping people to overcome illness, disability and disease, it has become crystal clear that poor bowel management lies at the root of most people's health problems.
p.5 We have a sanitation department in our body. We have a cesspool, a sewer, so to speak, and we must keep it clean. We must set it up bacterially-wise so that we do not get into the disharmony or disease conditions.
p.6 If we lived correctly, there would be no need to concern ourselves with the bowel. However, most of us are not living right. We don't eat the right foods, we don't get the right exercise, fresh air and sunshine.
p.22 .. processed, devitalized foods are notoriously lacking in fiber and bulk. They tend to be dry, goopy, sticky and pasty. They do not do well in making the transit in the bowel. They have a tendency to stick to the insides like glue and are difficult to move out.
p.22 When the bowel becomes encrusted with unexpelled fecal material due to poor dietary habits, the absorption of vital nutrients slows down to the degree of encrustation... .energy cycle is short circuited and a downward spiral of tissue integrity ensues.
p.22 In addition, the accumulations on the bowel wall become a breeding ground for unhealthy bacterial life forms. They begin to multiply on this putrid, decaying material and the stage is set for serious consequences. The heavy mucus coating in the colon thickens and becomes a host for putrefaction. The blood capillaries to the colon begin to pick up the toxins, poisons and noxious debris as it seeps through the bowel wall. All tissues and organs of the body are now taking on toxic substances. Here is the beginning of true autointoxication on a physiological level.
p.26 American Cancer Society: "Evidence in recent years suggest that most bowel cancer is caused by environmental agents. Some scientists believe that a diet high in beef and/or low in fiber is the cause."
p.26 Colostomy is a surgical procedure whereby the intestine is severed from the colon dueto that organ's functional breakdown. The colostomized individual is then faced with the lifetime elimination of feces through an opening in their side into an attached pouch. There are 100,000 people who undergo this radical approach each year.
p.27 One autopsy revealed a colon to be 9 inches in diameter with a passage through it no larger than a pencil! The rest was caked up layer upon layer of encrusted fecal material. This accumulation can have the consistency of truck tire rubber. It's that hard and black. Another autopsy revealed a stagnant colon to weigh in at an incredible 40 pounds!
p.27 When the bowel is that dirty, it can harbor an amazing variety of very harmful bacteria and parasites.
p.28 Constipation is often referred to by those who have studied the situation as the "modern plague." Indeed, it is the greatest present-day danger to health. ... The accusation is made that the removal of fiber from the diet is also responsible for tumors and cancer due to biochemical changes associated with poor bowel elimination.
p.30 Most people do not drink enough water; they are chronically dehydrated. This causes all body tissues and fluids to become thicker and more viscid. The mucous lining in the colon changes in consistency, failing to provide a slick lubrication for the movement of feces.
p.43 Observe from the following statistics published by the Register General of England that no group has contributed more to the death rate from intestinal diseases than doctors:
As shown by the above statistics, the death rate of doctors is 31 points higher than that of agricultural laborers, and 22 points higher than that of the average death rate of all workers who die of diseases of the digestive system.
p.46 When undigested proteins find their
way into the colon, they provide nourishment for unfavorable bacterial
growths. These undesirable bacteria and virus are responsible for the breaking
down of organic compounds by way of a putrefactive process. This
undesirable specifically due to the fact that these organisms produce toxic, poisonous, disease-producing (morbid) by-products as a result of their metabolic functions. The waste materials they produce are injurious to body tissues.
p.55 Friendly bacteria keep the bowel clean from putrefaction and fermentation which produce excess gas and bad odors.
p.59 When we have toxic substances in the colon seeping into body tissues, it's like having a time-release poison in your bowel. It works slowly, imperceptibly wearing down the vitality, resistance and health of body tissues and organs. It's sort of like having our own personal chemical dump that we carry around with us all the time. It's always working as long as the toxins are present, serving out its lethal microdoses.
p.67 Bowel cleansing is an essential element in any lasting healing program. The toxic waste must be removed as quickly as possible to halt the downward spiral of falling health. This is best done by (1) removing accumulated fecal material from the bowel; (2) changing the diet from a toxin-producing process to that of an elimination and cleansing diet; (3) fasting; (4) colonic flushing with enemas or colonic irrigations; and (5) cleansing the mind of old habit patterns.
p.69 Among other things, they (friendly bacteria) provide very valuable nutritional metabolites for the body to use in rebuilding and maintaining health. Examples are portions of the vitamin B complex, enzymes and essential amino acids, the increased and more efficient absorption of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. They are responsible for the synthesis of certain vitamins. They maintain an antibacillus coli (harmful bacteria) environment. They contribute to good health in many ways we are not scientifically aware of yet.