Synthetic chemicals in food, and environmental
pollutants. A clean, strong system can metabolize and excrete many
pollutants, but when the body is weak or constipated, they are stored as
unusable substances. As more and different chemicals enter the body, they
tend to interact with those already there, forming mutant, second
generation chemicals that can be far more harmful than the originals. In
recent years, evidence has shown that most bowel cancer is caused by
Constipation. The colon is the body's sewage system.
If this system backs up, toxins become trapped in file colon. Chronic
constipation means that these toxins are fermenting and decaying in the
colon, often being reabsorbed into the bloodstream, which then pollutes
other tissues and cells. An overload of inadequately excreted body wastes
and metabolic by-products means that these wastes can become a breeding
ground for parasite infestation.
Slowed elimination time. Slow bowel transit time
allows waste material to ferment, become rancid, and then re-circulate
through the body as toxic substances. Ideally, one should eliminate as often
as a meal is taken. Bowel transit time should be approximately twelve hours.
Over-consumption. Over-eating puts a great amount of
stress on our digestive system. The body must produce hydrochloric acid,
pancreatic enzymes, bile and other digestive factors to process a meal. When
we over-eat, the digestive system finds it hard to meet the demands placed
upon it. The stomach bloats as the digestive system goes into turmoil. Foods
are not properly broken down and tend to lodge in the lower intestines.
Vital nutrients are then not absorbed.
intake. Water makes up 65 to 75% of
the human body. It is second only to oxygen in order of importance to life.
Water cleanses the inside of the body as well as the outside. It is
instrumental in flushing out wastes and toxins. When the body is not
receiving enough water, toxins tend to stagnate, hindering all digestive and
eliminative processes. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day is
Stress. Stress effects every cell and tissue in the
body. Stress breaks down the immune system as well as the body's organs. It
robs the body of important vitamins and minerals, and over time, can cause
severe acid build-up. Stress hinders proper digestion, absorption and
elimination of foods by throwing the digestive system out of balance. The
worst thing a person can do is to eat a meal while experiencing extreme
stress. Nutrients will not be fully absorbed creating a state of congestion
in your system.
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