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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
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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
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Digestion Perfection with the Vegan Healing Diet Plan by Dr. David Klein
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Fasting & Eating for Mind-Body Purification by Dr. David Klein et al.
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Why I Don’t Miss Meat & Why Ulcerative Colitis is Gone Forever

Why I Don’t Miss Meat & Why Ulcerative Colitis is Gone Forever

by David Klein, Ph.D., Naturorthopathoic Doctor
Director of the Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
http://www.colitisandcrohnscenter.com
808-572-0861
Skype: drdaveklein

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Thirty-one years ago, after an eight-year tragedy with ulcerative colitis, I saw the light and healed up my bloody ulcerated colon in four short weeks, after a gastroenterologist said it must be removed. My new life began with an explosion of joy which has not yet waned, and an indomitable passion to educate everyone else about healing.

The basis of my amazing healing and rejuvenation was Natural Hygiene (healthful living, or life science) education. The keys were:

1. The revelation that my body is designed to eat a vegan diet of mainly fruits and vegetables, and that diet would enable my body to detoxify the poisons that caused the inflammatory disease, and supply it with the nutrients needed to heal and generate my colon, and build superior health.

2. The understanding that my meat-based diet was the primary cause of my gut disease. I understood that cooked dead animal parts rot (putrefy) in my bowels, generating a host of virulent toxins and imparting destructive acidity. This enervates the bowel, poisons the bloodstream and causes systemic toxicosis, inflammation and gut dysfunction. In short, meat CAUSED my inflammatory bowel disease, so I STOPPED THE CAUSE.

3. I envisioned my bowels and tissues cleaning out the putrid morbid wastes of my toxic diet and becoming pure, and my entire being becoming healed and happy with nothing but pure digested, harmless fruits and vegetables in my bowel, and my bloodstream pure.

4. I understood that an enormous amount of energy would be liberated for my body to heal and rebuild an all-new clean body, no longer constantly burdened by a huge toxic load which affected my brain chemistry and made me miserable.

5. I saw the path to vibrant health and happiness, and during the four weeks of my healing, day by day I felt better and better, happier and happier, and finally overjoyed with my new healthful life anchored by the most naturally delicious and liberating foods on God’s Earth.

That amazing process of rejuvenation began at age 26. Before day one, I felt like I was 126. Now, at age 57, I feel something like 27. And I LOVE every bit of my raw-vegan fruit-vegetable-nut-seed diet! Our taste buds are corrupted by other diets; once you get into it, this one is the MOST delicious and satisfying of them all.

I do not miss meat! It made me tired, sluggish, smelly, toxic, sick, miserable and lost. I stopped eating meat one day 31 years ago and I would never go back to the killer of my dreams, my life, my happiness.

If an animal is slaughtered, it is not going to end up rotting in my body—my temple of health. If an animal dies, it should return to the soil. If an animal is boiled, roasted, barbecued, microwaved or fried, it is at least 100 times more indigestible and toxic than before, and it will poison the body and cause any of hundreds of disease conditions, or really just the one that covers them all: toxicosis. Heated animal meat is downright carcinogenic. Read Diet, Nutrition and Cancer by Dr. T. Colin Campbell et al. to learn about the carcinogenic result of cooking foods.

When anyone eats any kind of animal, they are poisoning their body, and setting up disease and suffering. They are also mindlessly contributing to the paradigm of killing and disrespect for all of life, which is the ugliest of all human traits, and the one which is the reason why men have been constantly warring since ancient times.

My body makes its own flesh, it’s own protein, blood and bones, from fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds. They all furnish the building block of protein: amino acids. The body makes ALL of its protein from amino acids. It doesn’t need dead animal parts to do this. Cooking actually destroys animal protein, rendering it unusable by the body.

Fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are my diet. Meat is not food for me, and, really, meat is not a true healthful food for any human being. Fruit is my primary food. It keeps me clean, energized, youthful, keen, inspired and happy. Nothing tastes better than sweet, luscious fruit!

When I want something fatty, small amounts of avocado, nuts and germinated seeds do it for me, with far far better results than meat. You can say that avocados, nuts and seeds are my new “meats.” But I anchor my diet with luscious fruits, because nothing satisfies the body and soul better. My protein level and strength are just fine.

Humans are frugivores (fruit eaters). Our naturally most healthful diet is the fruitarian diet: fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Our most healing diet is sweet fruits. Humans will only thrive eating our natural diet, the one which digests perfectly and imparts no toxicity. Everyone can do this and thrive like never before.

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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.
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“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

Stomach Pains: The Causes & Natural Solutions to Aches, Inflammation & Ulcers

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Director, Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center

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Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s 4th Edition Is Here


New Edition of the World’s #1 IBD Self-Help Book

Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s 4th Edition
312 pages
David Klein, Ph.D., H.D.
Director, Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Medical and Academic Endorsements
Acknowledgements and Dedications
Foreword
Notes to Reader

SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION
1.1 We Possess Self-healing Bodies and Were Not Meant to Suffer!
1.2 Summary        
1.3 Advisory
                                     
SECTION 2 – SELF-HEALING
2.1 Understanding Your Self-Healing Powers                                                                         
2.2 Sleep: The Source of Your Self-healing Energy                             
2.3 Understanding Disease
2.4 How An Unnatural Diet Causes Diseases
2.5 Understanding Inflammation
2.6 Understanding Ulceration
2.7 Understanding Detoxification and Weight Loss
2.8 Natural Hygiene: The Science and Fine Art of Healthful Living
2.9 The Healthful Living Credo of Life
2.10 The Prime Requisites of Health
2.11 Correct Ways of Living Are Essential!
2.12 What it Takes to Get Well
2.13 The Laws of Life
                                                  
SECTION 3 – THE COLON
3.1 Functions of the Bowel
3.2 Bowel Hygiene
3.3 Wholistic Factors in Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
                                           
SECTION 4 – DIET & NUTRITION
4.1 Dietary Factors in Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
4.2 Vegan Nutrition
4.3 Demystifying Vitamin B12
4.4 A General Guide to Food Selection
4.5 Key Foods
4.6 Food Combining for Digestion Perfection
4.7 Understanding Hunger and Appetite                                             

SECTION 5 – VEGAN HEALING DIET
5.1 Vegan Healing Diet Guidelines
5.2 Vegan Healing Diet Morning and Daytime Meal Choices
5.3 Vegan Healing Diet Dinner Choices
5.4 Juice Healing Diet                                     
                                                                  
SECTION 6 – VEGAN POST-HEALING DIET
6.1 Vegan Post-healing Diet Guidelines
6.2 Vegan Post-healing Diet Morning and Daytime Meal Choices
6.3 Vegan Post-healing Diet Dinner Choices
6.4 Vegan Select Fresh Recipes
    
SECTION 7 – YOUR NEW HEALTHFUL LIFESTYLE
7.1 What to Expect
7.2 Health Guideposts
7.3 Avoid the Pitfalls
7.4 Abiding By Your Guiding Sense of Healthfulness
7.5 The Art of Rejuvenation
7.6 Healing Touch
7.7 Sunbathing
7.8 Exercises

SECTION 8 – INSPIRATION
8.1 Are You Possessed of Courage?
8.2 Don’t Quit
8.3 The Fruits Of Healing – Dr. David Klein’s Story About His Natural Healing of Ulcerative Colitis
8.4 I Live in Joy Now (David’s Song of Life)
8.5 Testimonials
8.6 Conclusion
  
SECTION 9 – APPENDICES
A Nutrition and Health Guidance by Dr. David Klein
B Hygienic Health Care Providers
C Daily Health Diary
D Recommended Reading
E Healthful Web Sites
F References
G About the Author

FIGURES
1 The Colon
2 Raw Food Pearamid
3 Food Combining Chart

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The Two Elements Of Our Meals by Dr. Herbert M. Shelton

The Two Elements Of Our Meals
by Dr. Herbert M. Shelton
From Superior Nutrition

Properly speaking, a meal consists of two elements: a spiritual and a material food. Since a cheerful tone of mind and joyous associations enable us to not only enjoy our foods more but to digest them better, friendship, mirth, wit, good stories, love and absence of distractions, irritations, bitterness, etc. compose the spiritual essence of a good meal. Fatigue, pain anger, inflammation, fever and other similar emotional and physical states cause the fountains of digestive juices to dry up and the normal movements of the digestive tract to slow down or to be altogether suspended, inviting indigestion, discomfort and poisoning. If there is pain, fever and/or inflammation, miss the meal—miss as many meals as required for these to pass. If fatigued, rest a bit before eating. There is nothing like period of rest and relaxation to restore functional vigor to the tired person. Laughter promotes relaxation and ease. At the table let peace and joy reign supreme.

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Stomach Ulcers: Causes & Natural Solutions

Stomach Ulcers: Causes & Natural Solutions

by David Klein, Ph.D., H.D.
Director, Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
Author of Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s
and Digestion Perfection

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Stomach ulcers can evolve in various sizes, from tiny pinholes to much larger raw patches. Some are extremely painful, while some are painful part of the time. Most secrete pus. Some bleed and some do not.

Stomach ulcers typically begin with mental-emotional and dietary stress, causing stomach irritation then damage which can escalate to ulcerations. Stomach ulcerations are open sores at damaged points on the inner stomach wall. When the blood stream is toxic (a condition known as “toxemia”), the body tends to offload toxins and dead white blood cells (pus) through ulcer openings. Chronic stomach ulcerations result in induration (scarring), stomach malfunction and, in the last stage of some cases, cancer.

All of these conditions, except for extreme induration and the last stages of cancer, can be easily healed and normal stomach function can be regained under a proper, hygienic, natural dietary healing program.

The Common Causes of Stomach Ulcers

Extreme Mental-Emotional Stress
When we are under duress, the entire alimentary canal and the digestive and elimination systems will under-function or completely shut down—food will not digest or travel through the stomach properly; digestive enzyme secretion will be weak and stomach mixing motions and emptying will be curtailed. Under this scenario, food is retained in the stomach for excessive durations, and it will warm up and decompose, releasing harmful chemicals which can damage the stomach lining.

Malnutrition in the Form of Low or Absent Nutrient Intake
Common modern diets of conventionally-grown foods are bereft of nutrients and largely indigestible, causing under-functioning and breakdowns of bodily systems, leading to stomach malfunction and breakdown.

Incomplete Chewing
Digestion must begin in the mouth. Incomplete chewing results in solid chunks of food entering the stomach, causing the overwork and enervation (weakening) of the stomach muscle. Furthermore, when starchy foods are not chewed well, the secretion of the salivary enzymes required for their digestion will be insufficient. Insufficient chewing can result in the fermentation of starches in the stomach whereby harsh chemicals such as alcohol and vinegar will irritate and damage the stomach wall.

Overeating
Too much food sitting in the stomach causes an overproduction of stomach acid which can breech the stomach’s protective mucosal lining. This is typically coupled with the fermentation of the stomach’s food contents, producing alcohol and vinegar and other harsh chemicals. This can also cause swelling, inflammation and damage to the pylorus sphincter (or valve) which can result in abnormally-long retention of the stomach’s contents. Delayed stomach emptying is known as “gastroparesis.”

Harsh Irritants
The main culprits are: strong spices such as pepper, cayenne, oregano and curries, salt, vinegar, chiles, onions, garlic, radish, arugula, mustard, wasabi, hot sauces, cooked tomato sauce, lemon and lime juice, alcohol, coffee, cola soft drinks, extremely hot soups and beverages, and drugs such as aspirin and prednisone.

Excessive Eating of High-Protein Foods, Such as Meat, Dairy, Legumes/Beans, Nuts and Seeds
Specialized stomach cells secrete acidic digestive enzymes (such as pepsin and hydrochloric acid) to break down protein. The overeating of high-protein foods forces the body to overproduce stomach acid, leading to stomach irritation as well as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Over-Consuming Orange Juice and Other Acidic Juices
In small quantities, sweet, raw, organic orange juice is normally not irritating to the stomach which is protected by its mucosal lining. Large quantities of orange juice and other other acidic beverages, such as cranberry, pineapple, pomegranate, lemonade, sodas and coffee, can be extremely damaging, leading to ulcerations.

Consuming Fatty, High-Protein Foods With Sweet or Starchy High-Carbohydrate Foods (“Bad Food Combining”)
Complex mixtures of different food groups cause gastric (stomach) irritation as such: alkaline digestive juices (enzymes, such as amylase or ptyalin) are secreted in the mouth to digest complex carbohydrates (starches); acidic digestive juices (enzymes such as pepsin and hydrochloric acid) are secreted in the stomach to digest proteins—when we eat starchy and high-protein foods together, the alkaline and acidic enzymes become mixed in the stomach and their pH’s cancel out, resulting in poor or no digestion. When we eat simple carbohydrate foods (fruits) which require little digestion time in the stomach along with fatty high-protein foods which require four or more hours of digestion time in the stomach, the fruit sugars will be retained too long, they will heat up and ferment. When the contents of the stomach cannot be digested, the proteins will putrefy and any carbohydrates will ferment, generating destructive, irritating chemicals (hydrogen sulfide, putrescine, ammonia, alcohol, vinegar, etc.). If the stomach digesta (contents) become extremely acidic and toxic causing acute pain, the body may eject it via vomiting.

Eating Too Close to Bedtime
When we go to sleep with food in our stomach, the digestion and emptying processes are greatly diminished. As such, food will be retained in the stomach and it will putrefy and ferment.

Parasites
Parasites can rob us of our food and enervate and damage the stomach wall.

What About the Claim That Bacteria Cause Stomach Ulcers?

Bacteria do not cause stomach ulcers—they merely consume and degrade food matter and breed in a conducive environment, such as the overloaded stomach and bowel of a person who eats a haphazard, unnatural diet. When we correct our diet and live healthfully, the body will rid them.

The Natural Solutions

Eat Only When Truly Hungry, Poised, Alert and Pain-Free
Do no eat when extremely tired, mentally distracted, emotionally upset or when suffering with stomach or gut discomfort. Get proper dietary healing guidance when your stomach or gut are bothersome. An experienced Hygienic Doctor, such as myself, can guide you with a healing plan which suits your physiological, mental and emotional needs so that you can heal comfortably, safely and efficiently.

Eat Your Natural Biological Diet
A simple, carefully-selected, organic, fresh, low-fat, whole vegan food diet of mostly fresh, high-water-content fruits and vegetables eaten in accordance with proper food sequencing and combining is the optimal way to restore vibrant health. A broad spectrum of viable nutrients from a diet that is high in a variety of fresh, raw (uncooked), organically-grown fruits and vegetables and low in fatty high-protein foods (especially cooked ones) is essential for maintaining vibrant health. After healing, optimally, no more than 10% of our calories should come from protein or fat and 80% of our calories should come from carbohydrate. This is easy to achieve if we eat mostly fruit and raw vegetables during the morning and afternoon hours and for dinner have a raw salad with steamed vegetables, sweet potatoes and/or squash with either a small portion of starchy food (such as white potato or whole grains) or a raw fatty food (such as nuts, seeds or avocado in the whole or blended form, such as a homemade salad dressing or spread).

Chew Your Food Well
Eat slowly and thoroughly chew each mouthful of food until the solids are completely liquefied and mixed with digestive juices.

Eat Only Up to the Point of Satiation
We must eat only when truly hungry and avoid overeating. While poised and alert and eating natural foods, we can practice self-awareness and look for the “stop signal” which alerts us that we have reached the point of “satiety.” That is the sensation which tells us we have “had enough”—that is, we feel satisfied, we are no longer hungry and our digestive system can handle no more food. At that point we must obey our body’s wisdom, stop eating and put away any extra food.

Cut Out All Flavorings and Condiments and Let The Natural Flavors of Fresh, Nutritious Foods Shine Through
After a week or two of letting go of all the strong, irritating flavorings listed previously, our taste buds naturally become alive and attuned to the natural flavors in our natural diet, and we will invariably enjoy them more than the lifeless, disguised flavors of the old diets which damaged our health. Furthermore, we will start feeling much better soon, the stomach will heal and we will rejoice in the simplicity of this delicious new way of eating (which is actually human’s original way).

Adhere to Proper Food Sequencing Guidelines
The best sequencing is fruit-and-greens meals during the day, then, optionally, a glass of raw vegetable juice, followed at least one-half hour later by a dinner of a raw garden salad with or without steamed vegetables, squashes, potatoes and/or grains with or without a small portion of avocado (only after you have healed). If you have healed and desire nuts or seeds with dinner, limit them to one to two ounces and do not eat any starchy foods (potatoes or grains) at that meal. Note that after healing it is not necessary and in many cases unhealthful to eat a fatty food every day. Furthermore, it is OK to have a dinner of simply more fruit and greens.

Adhere to Proper Food Combining Guidelines
Eat simple meals and follow food combining guidelines to a “t.” Eat fruit only on an empty stomach, alone or with leafy greens, celery and/or cucumber. Eat melons alone. Do not eat any acid fruits until you are totally healed; when healed, eat them in moderation and before sweet fruits. Starchy foods (squash, potatoes, grains and old carrots) combine well with all vegetables and bell peppers; they do not combine well with tomatoes or other acidic or sweet fruits, nuts and seeds; they combine moderately well with avocado. Fatty, high-protein foods (nuts, seeds and avocados) combine well only with non-starchy vegetables (greens and celery), cucumbers and minimal amounts of acidic fruits including tomatoes; they do not combine well with starchy or non-acidic sweet foods.

Eat Your Last Meal of the Day No Sooner Than Three Hours Before Bedtime
Assure that the contents in your stomach have been predigested and have had sufficient time to become completely digested in your small intestine. This will promote optimum nutritional benefits and sound, restorative sleep. When we need to heal an illness, we need a simple digestible diet, plentiful rest and at least nine hours of sleep per night.

Allow Your Body to Cleanse Itself (Detoxify) Naturally
It is a dangerous mistake to fight parasites and overgrowths of fungi and even bacteria which are commonly believed to be harmful with drugs, chemical remedies, herbs and other modalities. The human body is a self-cleansing, self-purifying, self-repairing marvel. If we fight invaders with toxic chemicals, we are risking great harm and wasting our time and money. We must not get fooled into believing in remedial “cures.” We must not try to kill anything in our body or use harsh flushing agents. Only health-building practices which support self-healing can assure us of safe and efficient health restoration results. Antibiotics are similar to insecticides and herbicides—they have ruined many people’s health and severely shortened many lives. So-called “natural” herbal remedies and the like may be less toxic than pharmaceuticals; however, they are still toxic and cause damage and weaken our entire organism. Flushing concoctions and drugs are also extremely dangerous—they can cause great harm to the liver and trigger new health problems. The body cleanses (detoxifies) best and most safely when for a period of time we take complete rest and consume a simple high-water content diet of appropriate simple fruits and vegetables with no fatty foods. Drinking several glasses of water before breakfast and between meals is also vital. Toxic invaders, old stores of toxic matter and chemicals and excess deposits of unhealthy fat will be eliminated, damaged and inferior cells and most or all scar tissues will be broken down and replaced with new functional cells and tissues, organs will heal, bodily energy will rise, vitality will soar, and we will gain an ecstatic sense of well-being and happiness on a lifelong healthful living program of eating our natural, most nutritious biological diet. It’s a sure thing!

Water Fasting
Water fasting—a complete physiological rest while living on only purified water—is the fastest and most efficient way to self-heal. In severe cases of gastrointestinal disease, a supervised water fast may be crucial for the restoration of health. We must learn when to fast and when not to fast, how to fast correctly and how to properly break a fast. The first steps are to read Fasting Can Save Your Life by Dr. Herbert M. Shelton and consult a Hygienic Doctor who specializes in water fasting and assure you get the proper care when undergoing a water fast. Improper water fasting can be very dangerous. Please do not undertake a water fast longer than one day without professional guidance from a qualified Hygienic Doctor.

Where Can One Obtain the Right Literature on Healthful Eating and Natural Self-Healing?

Please visit the Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center’s online bookstore at http://www.shop.colitiscurebook.com. The titles I most highly recommend are:

Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s by Dr. David Klein
Digestion Perfection by Drs. Herbert M. Shelton. T.C. Fry and David Klein
Raw Revelation by Drs. T.C. Fry and David Klein
Self Healing Power! by Drs. Herbert M. Shelton, T.C. Fry and David Klein
Fasting Can Save Your Life by Dr. Herbert M. Shelton
Vibrance Magazine by Dr. David Klein

Who Has the Specialized Knowledge to Guide People With Stomach Ulcers and Other Related Diseases to New Vibrant Health the Natural Way?

I specialize in educational and counseling services for people afflicted with all gastrointestinal diseases via my Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center. When clients have special needs, I work in concert with a gastroenterologist associate and doctors at a medically-staffed Hygienic fasting center who totally support the self-healing approach. I primarily counsel people worldwide who have gastrointestinal problems by phone five days a week. Please visit my websites and contact me. I will be glad to help you or yours overcome illness and attain disease- and drug-free vibrant health and happiness the natural way.

The human body is a self-healing marvel, and you’ll be astounded by how well it will heal given the proper conditions of health. It’s easy and it’s our God-given gift! Let’s put the right plan into action and set you or yours on the speediest self-healing path today!

Yours for vibrant health and happiness,

Dr. David Klein
Paia, Hawaii, USA

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