Death Begins in the Colon
The following independent article was taken from BioTech News.
In the Special Report, Death Begins in the Colon, we documented the fact that many of today's serious ill-health conditions - particularly a number of chronic degenerative, physically debilitating and/or life-threatening conditions such as cancer, arthritis, heart disease, and more - often begin in the digestive and eliminative tracts of the human body.
Every physician should realize that the intestinal toxemias are the most important primary and contributing causes of many disorders and diseases of the human body.
Dr. Anthony Bassler Gastroenterologist
As we documented in Death Begins in the Colon when the eliminative system of the human body is not in top-notch working order, particularly if it has become sluggish or clogged, it cannot properly process and eliminate food wastes and toxins. Medical science now acknowledges that up to 85% or more of all adult Americans suffer from some form of intestinal stasis (i.e. constipation, sluggish bowels, etc. - Ed.) This virtually guarantees toxic build-up in the colon which, over time, inevitably results in one or more forms of serious illness or chronic degenerative disease.
Intestinal stasis sooner or later causes the wastes and toxic by-products from the foods we eat to build up to such an extent that they start to become putrefactive (To put it crudely, the stuff starts to rot - Ed.). In turn, this putrefactive build-up in the colon becomes a veritable breeding ground, encouraging the rapid growth of huge colonies of toxin-producing, disease causing bacteria.
When the digestive and eliminative systems are not properly working to rid the body of this accumulating putrefactive build-up in the colon, the resulting toxins are then absorbed from the colon into the bloodstream, and are carried back into every part of the body. This process of self-poisoning is known as "auto-intoxication". In a nutshell, because of intestinal stasis, the body ends up chronically poisoning itself with its own wastes and toxins instead of carrying out its designed purpose of eliminating them.
The process of continued self-poisoning inevitably results in a dramatically weakened immune system, which can lead directly to such common ill-health conditions as chronic fatigue and body weakness, nervousness, depression and mood swings, skin disruptions such as acne and eczema, ulcers and other gastro-intestinal disorders, headaches, arthritic joints, swelling of hands and feet, chronic allergies, bronchial problems, cardio-vascular irregularities (arrythmias, high blood pressure, etc.), pathological changes in the breasts, premature senility, epilepsy, and many other serious and debilitating problems.
In Death Begins in the Colon we documented how the regular intake of dietary fiber can do much to dramatically speed up the "transit time" of food moving through your bowels as well as increase the number of bowel movements you have each day. A decent amount of dietary fiber taken on a daily basis can help you to overcome the problem of intestinal stasis and protect yourself from the severe illnesses that can result from the untreated buildup of putrefactive waste, bacteria and toxins in the colon.
Therefore, once again, we want to strongly emphasize our recommendation that you should be using a good, all-natural dietary fiber supplement on a regular daily basis in order to help your body do its job of protecting itself from the multitude of ill-health conditions that current medical research now documents can develop as a direct result of intestinal stasis....
Whereas most food factors, including vitamins, suffer only minor or no demonstrable harm from heat preparation in the kitchen or factory, enzymes are completely destroyed by manufacturing or culinary operations. Enzymes can withstand no cooking, boiling, frying, roasting, stewing, broiling or pasteurizing. Cookery destroys them to the extent of - no 99% but 100%!
Dr. Edward Howell Is Your Body Demanding Food Enzymes?
Because today's modern diet includes huge amounts of hard-to-digest high-protein foods, as well as numerous enzyme deficient foods, our digestive organs are constantly overworking themselves in an attempt to digest the foods we eat. Unfortunately, by the time we have reached middle age, our digestive organs have become so overtaxed and exhausted they can no longer carry the load.
Over time, this results in the gradual accumulation - and impaction - of partially digested food in the bowel. Most adult Americans don't know it, but by middle age many of them are carrying around as much as 20 pounds or more of this putrefactive, undigested food in their bowels! Which, of course, is an ideal breeding ground for the toxin-generating, disease-causing bacteria mentioned earlier in this report.
You see, in order for the body to digest food completely and effectively, there must be a sufficient quantity of enzymes available. As little as a century ago, when our society was basically agrarian and people still ate plenty of organically grown raw fruits and vegetables as a way of life, incomplete digestion was virtually unknown as a medical problem. That's because organically grown raw fruits and vegetables contain huge amounts of their own active food enzymes.
These natural enzymes, which are found in all raw foods, begin digesting food the moment it is put into the mouth and is chewed. After the food is swallowed, enzymes continue predigesting the food while it is being held in the upper (cardiac) portion of the stomach (it is held there for an hour or so before it moves to the lower (pyloric) portion (in a sense, we really have two stomachs with two separate and distinct functions) -Ed.), breaking the food down into its most simple state, and releasing the vital nutrients from the food so that our bodies can assimilate and use those nutrients to maintain peak health.
However, today, because of modern agricultural practices which employ a myriad of herbicides, pesticides, synthetic chemicals, etc. and because the soil throughout America's vast farmland has been leached of much of its vital mineral content, even our raw foods are almost grossly lacking in the important quantities of enzymes necessary for proper food digestion.
What's more, if the food you eat has been heated to 118 degrees F. or higher, it really doesn't matter much whether it was organically grown or not, because any enzymes in that food have been totally and completely destroyed. Considering the fact that cooked and heat-processed foods now make up the predominant part of the average American diet, this means that the vast majority of what we eat these days is completely devoid of the vital enzymes that are absolutely essential to the digestive process.
Because of this, the human body ends up severely overtaxing itself in order to produce enough of its own enzymes to aid in the process of digestion. According to Dr. Edward Howell, America's foremost medical expert on the role of enzymes in digestion and human health, the human body even goes so far as to shift from producing vital metabolic enzymes to producing digestive enzymes, in order to make up for the enzyme deficiencies in the foods we eat.
This works fine for a while - the body in its youth can often handle this problem to a sufficient enough extent to get by without ill effect. But by the time middle age rolls around, the overworked pancreas and other digestive organs can no longer produce sufficient quantities of either the crucial metabolic enzymes or the essential digestive enzymes. In a sense, the body's enzyme "bank account" becomes so severely overdrawn that the body itself begins to break down prematurely. Too many enzyme withdrawals, and not enough enzyme deposits quickly begin to take a terrible toll, resulting in a dangerous threefold health threat.
ENZYME (Probiotic) SUPPLEMENTS: THE SIMPLE, ALL NATURAL SOLUTION TO PUTTING FOOD ENZYMES BACK INTO YOUR DIET.
The length of one's life is inversely proportional to the rate of exhaustion of the enzyme potential of an organism. But the increased use of food enzymes promotes a decreased rate of exhaustion of the enzyme potential, and thus, results in a longer, healthier and more vital life.
Dr. Edward Howell, Enzyme Nutrition
Thanks to the pioneering work of medical researchers and biochemists like Dr. Edward Howell, enzymes are now finally beginning to be recognized as the premier element in human health and well-being. Vitamins, minerals and trace elements have long been known to be essential to human health and longevity, but what has only been discovered in the past 50 years or so is the fact that without enzymes, the human body simply cannot utilize vitamins, minerals, trace elements and other nutrients. Enzymes are the body's nutritional delivery system. Without them in sufficient quantities, nutrients simply cannot be effectively delivered where needed in the human body.
NOTE: Enzymes (Probiotics) deteriorate when stored. If you buy enzyme tablets with an expiration date of over six months, they are a fraud!