The Guts of Life and Death

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People seem to feel that as they get older that poor health is inevitable, even normal. They seem to think that aging equals poor health. I must say, it seems to be a growing pattern. What is alarming is the growing number of young people who seem to experience poor health and mounting research is showing that one of the greatest influences could be that 26 foot long tube called the gastrointestinal tract.

According to Dr. C. Everett Koop, former US Surgeon General, statistics show that two out of three Americans suffer fatal health problems because of poor dietary choices. The first place the food has to go is in their gut. If the gut is sluggish and toxic, it makes digesting and absorbing your food much more work and the possibility of absorbing toxins back into your body is increased substantially.

Dr. Koop agrees with the reams of evidence that shows that what we eat affects our risk of suffering from the top fatal health problems, notably coronary heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, diabetes and some types of cancer. Government statistics show that these fatalities account for more than two-thirds of all deaths in the US. Eating nutrient empty and depleted foods, chemically sprayed foods, drinking polluted or chemically contaminated water, exposure to household and industrial chemicals, breathing polluted air and exposure to certain cosmetics and hair dyes, absorb into and harm our bodies. Toxins are everywhere and impact our health over time as they build in our bodies. They affect how every cell, every organ and every metabolic and body process functions. They can even affect your mental health and the way you think.

Studying the statistics of the eating habits of most Americans shows that 90 percent of all Americans eat some forms of convenience and fast foods. Forty percent of Americans eat little or no vegetables. These statistics show that Americans have neglected their GI tract for a long time. Their diets are full of refined carbohydrates which contain very little fibre, the roughage that scours old residues from the colon, reducing toxic build-up.

The body eliminates toxins through the liver, blood, lungs, skin, lymphatic system, kidneys and colon. The colon is the final stage in the digestion and absorption phase. It absorbs nutrients, usable food constituents, minerals and excess water before everything else goes down the chute. The entire process of eating, digesting and eliminating should take no more than 24 hours so if you eat three meals a day, you should eliminate from your bowels, three times a day. It is obvious by the amount of laxative sold in the US that this is not the case. Some people eliminate once a week. As a result, the waste material in the colon stagnates and putrefies. It literally starts rotting in there and begins to affect the absorption of nutrients that the body is trying to bring in from the colon. The cells responsible for the absorption of the body's fuel supply cannot differentiate between essential nutrients and toxins, so everything is absorbed.

Over the years, rotten feces that has all the water absorbed out of it, begins to pack on the colon walls creating a barrier to the absorption of essential nutrients. As this caked layer thickens, the muscle tone of the gut weakens, requiring the use of more laxative to get anything to move. Overgrowth of parasites and disease causing bacteria and yeasts, particularly Candida begin to irritate the lining of the gut causing inflammation and damage to the lining of the tract itself.

The liver binds toxins to bile salts and dumps them into the small intestine to send them down the chute. If the colon is not eliminating properly, the toxic dump from the liver will just be reabsorbed back into the body through those cells that cannot tell it is a poison. This process is thought to be the very underlying cause of many chronic degenerative diseases.

Aside from fibre, contained in vegetables and whole grains, water is so important for good bowel health. And, it doesn't seem to be just any water that will do. The case in point is a 78 year old female client in my clinic. When she arrived at the clinic she was on a very narrow range of foods that her body would tolerate. She was highly constipated and needed to almost overdose on laxatives to have one pitiful, weekly bowel movement. She loved to dance and hike and drank about two liters of tap water every day. Because of her narrow range of food tolerances, I decided to switch her water. I replaced her tap water with alkaline, ionized water and sent her home with her jugs of water. Within three days, she had a bowel movement. The next day she had another one but this one was huge. She was so excited, she phoned me up to tell me. It was like I had given her a million bucks.

This started a whole change in her skin, her fatigue levels, her sleeping patterns and her headaches. After about a month, she was able to add a few more foods to her limited repertoire. Six months on alkaline, ionized water showed her a different person. Her cheeks were pink, her eyes were bright and clear and a whole host of health complaints just gradually disappeared. Her tolerable food choices expanded tremendously to the point where she could have the occasional meal in a restaurant. Her bowel movements are normal for the first time in over 40 years, all from just a change in water.

You see, alkaline, ionized water is micro-clustered so it hydrates much more efficiently than tap water because of its smaller particle size. In her case, and in the case of most unhealthy Americans, she was dehydrated. Her colon could not function properly and most things put into her mouth were rejected through gas, bloating, acid reflux and pain. As her body hydrated, it wanted more vegetables and fiber which further improved her health. The bottom line is drink alkaline, ionized water so you can eat your fiber. That way you can live healthier longer.

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Jean Perrins is a retired nurse and an alkaline, ionized water specialist. She has been field testing the effects of structured water on health in her clinic with sometimes astounding results. It is clear that water has an affect on health that we, in the West are just beginning to understand.

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This article was published on 2010/03/30