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36 Ways We Damage Our Small Intestine

  36 Ways We Damage Our Small Intestine

by David Klein, Ph.D., Naturorthopathic Doctor
Director of the Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
http://www.colitisandcrohnscenter.com
http://www.veganhealingdiet.com
http://www.digestionperfection.com

Treat Your Villi Very Gently!

Your small intestine is not at all like a rugged garden hose which can handle any and all abuse; it’s certainly not coated with Teflon! It’s a very intricate organ made of delicate flesh.

The the inner surface of the small intestine is lined with specialized structures called “villi” (pronounced “vil-eye”). Villi are small, finger-like projections that protrude from the epithelial lining of the small intestine’s inner walls. The villi are set in a striated pattern (like the bristles of a hair brush) to provide a great absorptive surface area for the enormous quantity of molecular nutrients which transit along the approximately 20-foot length of the small intestine.

The absorption of nutrients is facilitated by enterocyte digestive enzyme which is secreted from each villi. The villi absorb fatty acids, amino acids and simple sugars through their semi-permeable membranes into capillaries for delivery to the rest of the body through the lymph fluid. To enable the diffusion of nutrients into the bloodstream, the villi have a rich blood supply to maintain a concentration gradient across the membranes.

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FRAGILE: Treat With Utmost Care!

The walls of villi are remarkably thin, about one cell thick, and are therefore very delicate and fragile. Each villus is approximately 0.5 to 1.6 mm in length and has many projecting microvilli which collectively form the brush border membrane. When abused by unnatural dietary, recreational and remedial practices, the villi are easily damaged and their function can be impaired or fully destroyed. This typically causes pain and leads to a myriad of disease conditions.

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In consideration of the facts that

  • the villi are extremely delicate,
  • the small intestine is only about one inch in diameter,
  • the small intestine is packed into the abdominal cavity with numerous loops and bends, and
  • the muscles of the small intestine do not have unlimited energy available to move digesta toward the colon,

it should be obvious that the small intestine will function best on a diet of soft, water-rich foods.

Analogously, it’s much easier to pump juice through a hose than it is to pump thick, sticky mud with solid chunks of plants. Right?

So, you must have guessed it by now: the most suitable foods for the small intestines are ripe, raw, juicy organic fruits and, therefore, fruit should comprise the bulk of our diet! Biologically, anatomically and physiologically, humans truly are a species of frugivores!

Dietary Transgressions and Intestinal Damage

When we stray from a water-rich diet of soft foods (mainly juicy fruits and tender vegetables which are chewed well), we stress the small intestines and the entire bowel, and the consequences will typically be disastrous. I know! As a result of the omnivorous diet I ate as child and teenager, I had ulcerative colitis for eight hellacious years. But, I healed that for good 32 years ago via a fruit-based, mostly raw and fully vegan diet.

Since 1993, have helped 4,000 clients heal their intestines via a specialized fruit-based diet program which I call the Vegan Healing Diet Plan. Juicy raw plant foods and thorough chewing promote healing!

Small Intestine Damage: Causes & Effects

There are numerous ways by which people weaken and damage their delicate villi and the function of their small intestine every day, causing illness and misery. Here are the major causes of small intestine damage and the effects:

1. Excessive fiber

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
atrophy
scraping/stripping
constipation
cramping
blockages
perforation
prolapses
bleeding
hernias

2. Hard, dry foods

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
scraping/stripping
bleeding
pain
atrophy
cramping
constipation
blockages
perforation
prolapses
bleeding
hernias

3. Insufficient fiber

EFFECTS
enervation
flora dysbiosis
constipation
blockages
prolapses
hernias
diverticulitis
polyps
thickening
tumors
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
cancer

4. Fermented dietary items (high-acid products such as vinegar, beer, wine)

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
mucus over-production
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
candida albicans
bloating
leaky gut

5. Indigestible foods

EFFECTS
enervation
mucus over-production
flora dysbiosis
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
bloating
candida albicans
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
bleeding
insufficient production of enterocyte digestive enzyme
malabsorption
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
strictures
constipation
diverticulitis
thickening
blockages
prolapses
adhesions
sepsis
cancer

6. Overeating fat/oil

EFFECTS
acidosis / hyperacidity
bile over-production
enervation
congestion
flora dysbiosis
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
candida albicans
irritation
mucus over-production
malabsorption
insufficient production of enterocyte digestive enzyme
leaky gut
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
constipation
abscesses
sepsis
thickening
ulceration
induration
polyps
cancer

7. Overeating protein

EFFECTS
acidosis / hyperacidity
bile over-production
enervation
putrefaction (producing hydrogen sulfide, methane, mercaptans, putrescine, indoles, skatoles, ammonia, cadaverine, etc.)
irritation
mucus over-production
flora dysbiosis
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
candida albicans
malabsorption
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
bleeding
ulceration
constipation
diverticulitis
thickening
perforation
leaky gut
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
abscesses
sepsis
strictures
induration
polyps
cancer

8. Overeating complex carbohydrates (starch)

EFFECTS
fermentation (producing alcohol and vinegar)
bloating
mucus over-production
enervation
constipation
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
candida albicans
malabsorption
leaky gut

9. Overeating grains and flour products

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
mucus over-production
constipation
bloating
blockages
strictures
fermentation
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
candida albicans
malabsorption
insufficient production of enterocyte digestive enzyme
leaky gut
hernias
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
ulceration
induration
polyps
cancer

10. Over-juicing

EFFECTS
paralysis
atrophy
diarrhea
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
anemia

11. Cooking by-products: acrylamide, acreolin, heterocyclic amines, free radicals, etc.

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
ulceration
bleeding
pain
abscesses
thickening
leaky gut
malabsorption
insufficient production of enterocyte digestive enzyme
induration
cancer

12. Bingeing

EFFECTS
nutrient deficiencies
enervation
irritation
constipation
bloating
diarrhea
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
anemia

13. Purging (bulimia)

EFFECTS
nutrient deficiencies
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) and other nutrient deficiencies
enervation
cramping
irritation
anemia

14. Extremely acidic foods, beverages and culinary additives (lemons, alcohol, cola, kombucha, vinegar, etc.)

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
pain
mucus over-production
constipation
insufficient production of enterocyte digestive enzyme
malabsorption
strictures
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
bleeding
ulceration
thickening
leaky gut
induration
polyps
cancer

15. Hot foods and drinks

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
pain
mucus over-production
constipation
atrophy
paralysis
suppressed digestive enzyme secretion
malabsorption
strictures
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
malabsorption
leaky gut
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
thickening
bleeding
ulceration
induration
polyps
cancer

16. Cold foods and drinks

EFFECTS
enervation
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
atrophy
suppressed digestive enzyme secretion
paralysis
prolapses
strictures
malabsorption

17. Irritants (salt, pepper, chili peppers, onions, garlic, radishes, leeks, scallions, chives, shallots, oregano, ginger, cinnamon, arugula, curries, mustard, vinegar, mint, coffee, black tea, green tea, white tea, alcohol, cola, charred meat, etc.)

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
pain
mucus over-production
constipation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
bleeding
ulceration
atrophy
depressed enterocyte digestive enzyme production
malabsorption
abscesses
thickening
strictures
induration
polyps
cancer

18. Laxatives

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
mucus over-production
constipation
spasms
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
malabsorption
anemia

19. Enemas

EFFECTS
enervation
atrophy
flora dysbiosis
prolapses
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
malabsorption
anemia

20. Colonics

EFFECTS
enervation
atrophy
flora dysbiosis
prolapses
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
malabsorption
anemia

21. Parasites

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
leaky gut
malabsorption
anemia

22. GMO foods (genetically modified soy beans, corn, Canola, papaya, sugar beets, etc.)

EFFECTS
enervation
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
irritation
leaky gut
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
bleeding
pain
atrophy
depressed enterocyte digestive enzyme production
flora dysbiosis
bloating
sepsis
thickening
malabsorption
anemia
cell death

23. Drugs

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
pain
flora dysbiosis
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
depressed enterocyte digestive enzyme production
leaky gut
cell death
bleeding
constipation
diarrhea
atrophy
malabsorption
anemia
cancer

24. Cobalt deficiency

EFFECTS:
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
enervation
malabsorption
anemia
atrophy
leaky gut
constipation
spasms

25. Vitamin K deficiency

EFFECTS
defective blood clotting
uncontrollable bleeding / hemorrhaging
anemia

26. Vitamin U deficiency

EFFECTS

un-healable ulcerations
atrophy
leaky gut
anemia
induration
cancer

27. Calcium deficiency

EFFECTS
spasms
cramping
atrophy
diarrhea
strictures

28. Sodium deficiency

EFFECTS
spasms
cramping
atrophy
strictures

29. Magnesium deficiency

EFFECTS
spasms
cramping
atrophy
diarrhea
strictures


30. Vitamin D deficiency

EFFECTS
deficient calcium absorption
spastms
cramping
atrophy
diarrhea
strictures
anemia

31. Gluten

EFFECTS
celiac disease
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
depressed enterocyte digestive enzyme production
malabsorption
anemia

32. Low pH

EFFECTS
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
pain
induration
physical degeneration
cell death
leaky gut
bleeding
flora dysbiosis
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
depressed enterocyte digestive enzyme production
strictures
malabsorption
anemia
cancer

33. High pH (from overproduction of bile)

EFFECTS
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
pain
atrophy
cell death
leaky gut
bleeding
flora dysbiosis
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
depressed enterocyte digestive enzyme production
strictures
malabsorption
anemia

34. Antibiotics

EFFECTS
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
bleeding
cell death
flora dysbiosis
bloating
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
enervation
diarrhea
malabsorption
leaky gut
anemia
induration
cancer

35. Insufficient chewing

EFFECTS 

villi stripping/scraping
bleeding
prolapses
constipation
bloating
malabsorption
anemia

36. Excessive stress

EFFECTS
enervation
constipation
pain
cramping
prolapses
malabsorption
anemia
depressed enterocyte digestive enzyme production
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
bleeding
ulcers
induration
cancer

Note: All of these causes can also result in colitis.

In Conclusion: Eat Juicily!

The natural biological diet for humans (known by the names The Vibrant Diet, The Hygienic Diet, The 80-10-10 Diet  and The Acid-Alkaline-Association Diet) has proven to be the most health-promoting diet of them all. It is a simple, super-nutritious diet of mostly juicy fruits, complemented with tender vegetables and minimal quantities of soft, hydrated, well-chewed or blended seeds and nuts. If you want your gut to heal, feel great and work with quiet perfection, maintain a juicy, high-water content diet of mostly ripe, juicy fruits, and practice perfect food combining. Water fasting promotes the fastest healing of the gut. Educate yourself about water fasting and do not attempt one longer than three days without professional supervision. A juice diet is also effective for healing. If you or a loved one needs guidance, I am glad to help.

Resources

Dr. David Klein’s Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
http://www.colitisandcrohnscenter.com
dave@colitis-crohns.com
808-572-0861

Digestion Perfection Symptoms Assessment by Dr. David Klein
http://www.digestionperfection.com
dave@digestionperfection.com

Vegan Healing Diet by Dr. David Klein
http://www.veganhealingdiet.com

Dr. David Klein’s Self Healing Empowerment Counseling Services
http://www.selfhealingempowerment.com

Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s – The Complete Wholistic Guide to Healing the Gut and Staying Well by Dr. David Klein
http://www.shop.colitiscurebook.com

Digestion Perfection with the Vegan Healing Diet Plan by Dr. David Klein
http://www.vibranthealthandwealth.com/bookstore/bookstore-individual.php?ID=4

Fasting & Eating for Mind-Body Purification by Dr. David Klein et al.
http://www.vibranthealthandwealth.com/bookstore/bookstore-individual.php?ID=77

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Which Foods Always Rot in the Gut?

ImageWhich Foods Always Rot in the Gut?

by David Klein, Ph.D., H.D., Director, Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
http://www.colitis-crohns.com

This article is a follow-up to my most popular article, “Is Your Food Digesting or Rotting in Your Gut?” You can read it here: https://davidkleinphd.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/is-your-food-digesting-or-rotting-in-your-gut/

The foods which always rot in the gut, making us toxic, creating foul body odors and wreaking our health are those which are highest in protein. Modern humans eat too much high-protein foods. It is not possible to completely digest cooked high-protein foods.

Undigested protein will readily putrefy (rot) in our warm gut, just as milk spoils at room temperature on a warm day. Putrefactive byproducts are highly toxic and carcinogenic. Undigested protein will readily putrefy (rot) in our warm gut, just as milk spoils at room temperature on a warm day. Putrefactive byproducts are highly toxic and carcinogenic. They include: methane, hydrogen sulfide and mercaptans (which yield the rotten egg odor when carried out by the methane gas), cadaverine, putrescine, ammonias, indoles, skatoles, leukomaines and host of other toxic and carcinogenic gases and substances. Just as hydrogen sulfide gas will decompose concrete, iron and steel sewer pipes, it will irritate and destroy the flesh inside our intestines and colon.

The foods which always rot in the gut are: meat (red and white — cow, lamb, pork, fowl and fish), dairy products (cheese, butter, eggs and milk) and beans (including peanuts and products such as tofu). Eating these in meal-size portions on a daily basis inevitably leads to disaster.

As revealed in Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s book, The China Study, and in other studies (visit the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine’s site: http://www.pcrm.org), the human populations with the lowest incidences of the major killer diseases of the West eat a plant-based diet with very little meat. My and my colleague’s experiences reversing the common degenerative diseases of the day — from Crohn’s to colitis to diabetes to asthma to cancer — via a vegan diet with minimal amounts of raw or germinated/sprouted nuts and seeds (the vegan foods which are highest in protein) bear out my assertions. But prove it for yourself!

The sweet-smelling truth stands on its own. Try the “Vegan Healing Diet” I teach in my Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s book. Follow the healthful eating guidelines concerning food selection, combining, preparation and sequencing and you can expect a healing miracle — you’ll rejuvenate, transforming your toxic body to a sweet-smelling, sexy masterpiece, and feel 20 years younger and enjoy life again.

I wish you and yours vibrant health and vitality!

What Are the Criteria For the Vegan Healing Diet Foods?

VHD-logoWhat Are the Criteria For the Vegan Healing Diet Foods?

by Dr. David Klein
Author of Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s
Director of the Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
http://www.colitis-crohns.com
http://www.shop.colitiscurebook.com/

Humans must eat only those food which we were designed to eat, if healing and optimum health are the goals. It’s a matter of biology and physiology.

We are biologically and physiologically suited to only those foods which:

* are aesthetically appealing to the eyes, taste buds and nose,
* can be eaten in their natural state, with little or no processing,
* are non-toxic,
* can be completely digested by our own digestive enzymes,
* can be easily metabolized,
* supply a broad spectrum of essential, readily-assimilated nutrients,
* generally support the alkaline balance of the body’s fluids,
* do not overburden the body with toxic, acidic metabolic wastes which are difficult to eliminate,
* harmonize with our bodily energies,
* easily meet our physical energy requirements,
* promote healing and long-lasting vibrant health.

History has demonstrated that a diet of specific vegan foods, eaten in a specific caloric ratio, will meet all those criteria. For healing inflammatory bowel diseases, other gut disorders and most other illnesses, I have learned which are the most beneficial foods of all. Those food comprise what I call the Vegan Healing Diet ™ (VHD). The word-art image above paints the picture. The science behind the diet is backed up in my book Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s and by countless studies, case histories and testimonials.

It is imperative to understand that eating the VHD foods will promote healing and health ONLY if eaten correctly. Haphazard eating of the VHD foods is always detrimental. We must learn HOW TO eat the VHD. That is, we need to learn a few simple guidelines:

1. Selection – which foods to select during specific phases of healing.
2. Combining – which foods can be eaten together and which must not be eaten together, as dictated by our digestive enzyme limitations.
3. Preparation – simple methods of making the foods aesthetically appealing and, if needed, completely digestible.
4. Sequencing – the order of eating foods or meals so as to assure optimum digestion and health.

The “how to” guidelines are described in detail in Section 5 – “Vegan Healing Diet” of the 4th edition of my Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s book. Tens of thousands of pleased customers and clients have gained life-saving, joyous results via its application. There is no more health-promoting and liberating diet. It’s simple, delicious and promotes the fastest healing, leading on to the Post-healing Vegan Diet ™, which is the most delicious, high-performance and sustaining diet of all.

If you or a loved one is ailing with a gut problem, the VHD is likely to provide the healing miracle answer to your, his or her prayers. It did for me 28 years ago when a gastroenterologist recommended a colectomy to remove my thoroughly ulcerated, bleeding colon. I rejected his recommendation, and four weeks after I ceased taking medicines and applied the VHD, I was completely healed. I have been celebrating life and sharing this liberating information ever since.

Changing ones beliefs about healthcare and diet takes courage and a passion for the good life, beyond disease and suffering. The amazing thing is, the VHD is delicious and more invigorating than any diet we have ever dreamt of. My book, Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s, reveals the untold truth about how we were meant to eat and how we can heal naturally under our own God-given powers and thrive in this modern world on the must luscious and nutritious of all dietary fare.

I invite you to give Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s a read and contact me to discuss your or a loved one’s needs. The body is self-healing, and it will do the job when its natural biological needs are met. Healing and vibrant health are at our fingertips. After reading Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s I am sure you’ll be inspired to take a new higher course on your path to health freedom.

Dr. David Klein
Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
http://www.colitis-crohns.com
dave@colitis-crohns.com
808-572-0861

What Are Rotten Stools Doing To You?

What Are Rotten Stools Doing To You?
by Dr. David Klein
Director, Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center

This article was adapted from the 4th edition of “Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s” by Dr. David Klein.
http://www.colitis-crohns.com/
http://www.shop.colitiscurebook.com/
http://www.digestionperfection.com/

“Stool” is a term describing the waste matter excreted from the bowel through the rectum, ranging in consistency from formed and hard (constipated) to watery (diarrhea). Stool characteristics are indicative of our diet, the effectiveness of our digestion and our level of health. Healthy people generally evacuate nontoxic stools, and bowel movements are barely noticeable and never unpleasant. Toxic stools are blatantly offensive to our senses, and their evacuation is typically difficult and tiring. Few people have ever eaten and lived healthfully (as taught in “Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s” and in other Natural Hygiene literature) and experienced healthy evacuation of nontoxic stools.

Toxic stools emit gases which are odiferously foul and offensive. Foul fecal gases or flatulence indicate that food has not digested completely; rather, it has decomposed (rotted or fermented) in the gut. The odors produced by decomposing nitrogenous proteins are characterized as “putrid.” Odors produced by decomposing carbohydrates are characterized as “fermentive.” The chemical byproducts (liquid and gaseous) of this rotting action include: ammonias, sulfides, histamine, tyramine, cadaverine, putrescine, indoles, skatoles and purines. Hydrogen sulfide, also referred to as “swamp gas,” has the characteristic rotten egg odor which is common in sewer pipes. This gas is so corrosive that it eats through concrete piping, necessitating protective plastic liners. Imagine what it does to human flesh! All of these harsh chemicals irritate the bowel, leading to inflammation and, under chronic extreme conditions, the destruction and genetic alteration of cells, leading to polyps, tumors and cancer. They also circulate in the body causing systemic damage in a process called “autointoxication” which goes hand-in-hand with poor health. When the body’s organs of elimination and self-purification mechanisms (known as the “immune system”) are overwhelmed with toxins, we experience body odors and distress, which can lead to and irritable bowel (IBS), colitis, Crohn’s disease and bowel ulcers in some people. Tens of millions of people suffer with these afflictions today.

Diarrhea is an intelligent response enacted by the body when the contents of the bowels have reached a critically toxic level. The body sends water into the bowel and directs nerve energy to the bowel muscle to trigger peristaltic motion. Rapid evacuation of liquid feces is a sign of vigorous health-restorative detoxification. When the body enacts diarrhea, it is getting rid of threatening toxins. We want the body to get rid of the offending matter; we do not want to suppress diarrhea with medicines–that only adds to our toxic overload while further enervating our organism, extending the time it will take to heal.

When we have diarrhea, we must discontinue eating all fatty foods, rest, drink plenty of water and clear, fresh fruit juice, eat only health-supporting foods and allow the body to complete its housecleaning job. In cases of prolonged or extreme diarrhea with inflammatory bowel disease, special care and guidance are required. Each person needs a personalized healing plan to safely resolve his or her illness. In all cases of diarrhea, keeping oneself well-hydrated with water and fresh-made, non-acidic juices is essential. If diarrhea is severe, your physician and a Hygienic Doctor, such as the author, should be consulted and blood testing should be performed to assess electrolyte levels.

Constipated stools are compact, low in water content and held together by mucous. If they float, they contain entrained gas. Constipation is a sign of incorrect eating and a lack of nerve energy needed for regular evacuation, that is, the bowel muscle is enervated to the point of inability to easily move digesta through the bowel. Many lifestyle factors can contribute to enervation of the bowel, as discussed later. In general, the top three factors are: 1. diets with foods too low in fiber and water content; 2. overeating cooked starchy and fatty foods; and 3. a deficiency of rest and sleep. Chronically compacted stools lead to irritation and, in some cases, disfigured colons (prolapses, hernias, strictures) and inflammatory bowel disease because the fecal material stagnates, decomposes and its movement is difficult, fatiguing the bowel, rather than easily passing within 24 hours. The diet and healthful lifestyle program taught herein teaches the basic principles which enable the body to correct virtually all bowel problems and resume its normal shape and vitality.

As discussed in detail in “Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s,” there are several causes of food decomposition in the gut. They mainly fall under the categories of: 1. eating foods which are inherently indigestible; 2. eating foods in incompatible combinations; 3. eating too frequently; 4. eating when tired; 5. incomplete chewing.

When we eat incorrectly, exceeding the limitations of our digestive enzyme secretions and mechanical processing capabilities, food decomposes in the gut, as in a compost heap. That is, bacteria, yeast and, in some cases, parasites consume the nutrients and excrete wastes. This is nature’s way of digesting or breaking down wastes, purifying our inner environment and recycling organic matter. The warm, moist, nutrient-rich environment of the bowel is an ideal fermenter of food residues. Weightwise, the bacteria content of the stools of people who eat mostly undigestible food matter is typically greater than the quantity of the solid residue itself. The higher the quantity of indigestible wastes in our bowels, the greater the population of bacteria and waste byproducts (gas, liquid and solid residues). The pH of toxic stool is typically very acidic, indicating acid waste overload, as evidenced by rectal burning sensations. All these are undesirable and totally avoidable conditions. We need to eat in a way so that everything digests completely. We do not want to eat indiscriminately, creating the conditions for microorganisms to digest our food because that always results in poor health.

Ironically and sadly, most of what humans eat passes through the body undigested, poisoning their bodies and the environment. Human excrement is such an environmental pollution burden that humans have resorted to building sewage treatment plants. These costly plants serve to digest food residue which humans have not digested.

In wastewater engineering, the pollution strength of the sewage entering sewage treatment plants is measured as “biochemical oxygen demand” and expressed in units of “BOD.” This quantifies the amount of oxygen required by aerobic microorganisms to decompose the degradable organic matter in a sample of sewage. The influent BOD is always very high. As such, the sewage is a pollution hazard and, if discharged untreated, would defile or even kill all life in a natural body of water. Within this scenario, bacteria and other microorganisms feast on the nutrients, multiply and pull oxygen out of the water, suffocating aquatic life while releasing metabolic wastes (swamp gas, etc.).

Sewage treatment plants employ aeration treatment processes wherein bacteria populations greatly multiply, consume the nutrients in the wastestream and reduce the solids volume. The remaining still-toxic sewage solids (“sludge”) are separated out of the wastewater stream and typically sent to a landfill. The remaining wastewater is clarified, disinfected and discharged with a greatly-reduced BOD to the environment (creeks, rivers, oceans, meadows, agricultural fields, etc.).

Septic tanks are sometimes used for individual home sewage treatment, employing an anaerobic rather than aerobic bacterial decomposition process, discharging BOD-reduced wastewater into the ground. In perspective, the home septic tank and the costly, inefficient and obnoxious sewage treatment systems are only necessary when humans eat foods for which they are not biologically suited. If we ate correctly, we would not need mechanical sewage treatment equipment to do the digestion job we were designed to completely accomplish in good health and with nontoxic results. Completely digested food from a healthy body in turn produces good “humanure” fertilizer for plant life. (Of course, “humanure” recycling is not entirely practical for city populations.)

When we eat correctly of only foods to which we are biologically adapted, as taught herein, the result is complete digestion, effortless evacuation, neutral or no stool or body odors, little or no flatulence and freedom from bowel disease. It is generally healthy to have one bowel movement per meal. For most healthy people, two or three bowel movements per day is normal. Bowel movements occur in seconds with no urgency and barely any sensation. Healthy stools are moist, formed and of fine, uniform consistency; they sink and crumble in toilet water with no signs of undigested pieces of food, mucous or blood; the pH is within the 6.7 to 7.0 range; their color resembles the food which was eaten in the previous meal, only slightly darker; there is no straining, long and difficult waiting, cramping, spasming, discomfort, offensive odor, stickiness, need for air deodorizers, shame or unpleasantness; there is minimal need for toilet paper and little or no gas. From a wholistic viewpoint, the end product of our digestion tells the story of how well we have eaten, digested our food and supported our health.

After you have detoxified, healed and mastered your dietary and lifestyle habits, the bowel will remain healthy and free of irritation and inflammation, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy optimal health and happiness in a clean and sweet-smelling body. You will feel well inside knowing that you’ve fully met the conditions required for everlasting health. That is our natural state of being and the happy, lasting outcome of healthful living.

I will be glad to assist you and yours on the self-healing path. Please visit my website and feel free to contact me. My book, “Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s,” can be ordered there. It teaches the most successful self-healing program for those with any gut disorder. Over 25,000 people have been helped by this self-healing guidebook.

Wishing you and yours vibrant health and happiness!

Dr. David Klein
Paia, Hawaii, Maui, USA
http://www.colitis-crohns.com/contact.html