In my quest to broaden my knowledge in herbal medicine and natural healing, I attended four natural healing crusades in Santa Monica put on by Dr. Richard Schulze. “We won, America won! Our lack of attention on good elimination and digestive health and our increased consumption of junk food, has awarded Americans with the highest level of digestive disorders, bowel disease and colon cancer in the world. We won,” the passionate healer shouted!
Friends, America is a nation of constipation, stagnation, fermentation, putrefaction, and autointoxication. We are poisoning our bloodstreams from the undischarged feces that is rotting in our intestines. For half of Americans, the toxic waste in the colon is sitting there for days instead of being eliminated several times a day without grunting and straining. Dr. Schulze continued: “Our own fecal matter starts to slowly poison us, infecting and rotting tissue, degenerating our bowel, causing inflammation, polyps, fissures, ulcers, tumors, cancer, and eventually killing us. We are self-poisoning.”
Autointoxication is defined as a state of being poisoned by toxic substances produced within the body. When the digestive system doesn’t work properly, autointoxication sets in. This happens when food begins to break down without being eliminated. Proteins putrefy and rot, carbohydrates ferment, and oils and fats turn rancid. The body becomes poisoned from its own waste.
If these poisons are not constantly excreted we will die. When our bodies are overwhelmed by toxic substances beyond its ability to eliminate them through the channels of elimination, the body institutes emergency action to expel the toxin burden. This crisis is called sickness or disease. And half of America does not have a bowel movement each day. In fact, the medical profession says: “There is no medical reason to have a bowel movement a day. Normal bowel function is 3 to 5 bowel movements a week, and constipation is less than 3 a week.” That translates to 2 bowel movements a week is constipation. No wonder there is so much sickness in our country today and Harvard Wellness Letter stated that 44% of Americans strain to have a bowel movement.
Dr. Shultze paints another dim picture: “Americans thus come up 70,000 bowel movements short in a lifetime.” Is it any wonder why Merck Manual says that all Americans will eventually have bowel disease if they live long enough! No wonder death from colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in this country. America is a nation of constipation and autointoxication. Just smell the breath of the average American and look at the size of his/her body.
Could autointoxication or self-poisoning be a major player in the high amount of disease in this country?One prolific health writer penned a hundred years ago: “The impurities of the body, if not allowed to escape, are taken back into the blood and forced upon the internal organs. Nature makes an effort to free the system, and the effort produces fever and what is termed disease.” Ellen G. White, Healthful Living, p. 228.
Dr. J. H. Tilden writes: “One of the first things to do to get rid of any so-called disease is to get rid ofToxemia, for it is this state of the blood that makes disease possible. Disease is a crisis of Toxemia, which means that toxin has accumulated in the blood about the toleration point, and the crisis, the so-called disease – call it a cold, flu, pneumonia, headache, or typhoid fever – is a vicarious elimination. Nature is endeavoring to rid the body of toxin. Any treatment that obstructs this effort at elimination baffles nature in her effort at self-curing.” J. H. Tilden, M.D., Toxemia Explained, 1926, p. 49, 79.
“If the colon is not working properly, toxins must exit the body through other routes: the kidneys, the skin, the breath. Many of these patients have bad halitosis, body odor, etc. When a person becomes ill from colon disease, he or she may develop a variety of symptoms, including headaches, muscle aches, fatigue, autoimmune diseases like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, or cardiovascular disease.” William L. Cowden, M.D., internist, classical specialist in internal medicine cardiologist.
Doctor Bernard Jensen, DC, ND, Ph.D., made the following statement: “In the 50 years I’ve spent helping people to overcome illness, disability and disease, it has become crystal clear that poor bowel management lies at the root of most people’s health problems.” Dr. Bernard Jensen studied with many very successful doctors throughout the United States and Europe.
In his book Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management, Dr. Jensen discusses mucoid plaque. He writes: “The heavy mucus coating in the colon thickens and becomes a host of putrefaction. The blood capillaries to the colon begin to pick up the toxins, poisons and noxious debris as it seeps through the bowel wall. All tissues and organs of the body are now taking on toxic substances. Here is the beginning of true autointoxication on a physiological level.”
On page 27, he reveals his experience in this matter. “One autopsy revealed a colon to be 9 inches in diameter with a passage through it no larger than a pencil. The rest was caked up layer upon layer of encrusted fecal material. This accumulation can have the consistency of truck tire rubber. It’s that hard and black. Another autopsy revealed a stagnant colon to weigh in at an incredible 40 lbs. Imagine carrying all that morbid accumulated waste.” The late Elvis Presley and John Wayne had toxic colons in excess of 40 lbs. each. And the FDA admits that the average American male can be carrying 5-22 lbs. of feces on a given day!
On page 42, Dr. Jensen talks about his old teacher John Harvey Kellogg at the Battle Creek Sanitarium who “maintained that 90% of the diseases of civilization are due to improper functioning of the colon.” On page 43, Dr. Jensen explains that National College in Chicago performed over 300 autopsies. “According to the history of these persons, 285 had claimed they were not constipated and had normal movements and only 15 had admitted they were constipated. The autopsies showed the opposite to be the case, however, and only 15 were found not to have been constipated, while 285 were found to have been constipated. Some of the histories of these 285 persons stated they had had as many as 5 to 6 bowel movements daily, yet autopsies revealed that in some of them the bowel was 12 inches in diameter. The bowel walls were encrusted with fecal material.”
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, M.D. of the Kellogg Sanitarium said, “Of the 22,000 operations I have personally performed, I have never found a single normal colon, and of the 100,000 that were performed under my jurisdiction, not over 6% were normal.”
So, let me summarize the facts for you. The majority of Americans are suffering from bowel disease: abnormal conditions like hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, polyps, colon cancer, diverticulosis, Crohn’s disease, and constipation. That is why I teach the students at BellaVita that the first step when it comes to natural healing is to cleanse the colon, because death begins in the colon. Most Americans already have colon problems and need help. Amazing what a high fiber plant-based diet, exercise, and lots of water could do to reverse the chronic constipation and autointoxication in this country.
At BellaVita, we teach people the most effective natural remedies for evacuating the colon of old feces. They learn that they must:
1. Get their bowels moving 2 – 4 times a day.
2. Stop or decrease the production of mucus and mucoid matter in the intestines.
3. Loosen the encrusted morbid matter and accumulated waste stagnating in the colon.
4. Remove the build-up from the walls of the intestines with specific natural products like bentonite, charcoal, and psyllium. That is why we use Bowel Formulas #1 and #2 at the wellness center and isotonic drinks for the first five mornings. When I was in my late twenties, I passed a 6-foot long mass of old feces that was in one piece following a similar cleanse.
So many Americans are suffering from impactions of the colon because they are eating too many foods that lack fiber. Another reason is that they are eating mucus-forming acid foods like meat, dairy, and sugar. Alcohol and coffee are two other beverages that cause excess acid and abnormal PH and resulting mucus build-up in the intestines. The mucus is produced to protect the intestines from the large amount of acid and conditions like ulcers. As the mucus builds from eating too much bologna, salami, sausage, pizza, donuts, coffee, cakes, pies and processed foods, the more mucus is formed, layer upon layer, on the colon walls and dehydrates forming the hard, truck tire-like rubbery black feces.
I had two people at BellaVita actually pull black ropes out of their anus that was exactly like how I described. One of the women said, “Gross! It is like a rubber hose.” She pulled out about twelve inches on two occasions. One nurse was gathering the rubbery green feces and putting it in a Ziplock bag (she had gloves on of course). She said, “I have been a nurse for 19 years and I have never seen anything come out of a human body like this.” She wanted to prove it to her husband.
One more thing before I close – a sluggish bowel retains pounds of fecal matter and can cause the bowel to balloon, effecting and putting pressure on other organs of the body. That is why I see so many miracles happen when a person colon cleanses. I had an infertile nurse go on a cleanse and, afterwards, she was blessed with twins. Praise God. Pressure on the fallopian tubes and the uterus could have been the problem.
Autointoxication is the process whereby the body literally poisons itself by maintaining a cesspool of decaying matter in the colon. This inner cesspool can contain high concentrations of harmful bacteria. The toxins released by the decay can get into the bloodstream and travel to all parts of the body. Every cell in the body can be affected and many forms of disease can result.
This decay is another form of constipation. In fact many people think constipation is only when you cannot evacuate the colon, but another form is when decaying matter is “glued” to the walls of the colon or stuck in pockets in the colon called diverticulosis.
Yes, we are a nation of constipation, stagnation, putrefaction, fermentation, and autointoxication. That is why the late Dr. John Harvey Kellogg said: “90% of the diseases of civilization are due to improper function of the colon.”
Our own fecal matter starts to slowly poison us as it rots inside of our intestines. It leads to degeneration of the bowel and may cause hemorrhoids, inflammation, polyps, fissures, ulcers, diverticulosis, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and varicose veins.
Other symptoms that may develop indicating that you need a cleanse are the following: bad breath, body odor, smelly feet, headache and backache, brain fog, gas, bloating, fatigue, excessive weight gain, dry or hard stools, foul-smelling stools, digestive problems, poor appetite, allergy and sinus problems, swelling in the legs, poor complexion, worry and anxiety and more.
The Journal of American Academy of Dermatology reported in 1986 that “Autointoxication has been blamed for a long list of health problems, including depression and serious skin problems.” No wonder natural healers the world over say “Death begins in the colon!”
If the colon is not evacuated twice a day or more, parasites can breed and cause further symptoms, many of which are the same as the ones previously mentioned above. Other symptoms of parasite infestation are the following: Pain in joints and muscles, can’t gain weight, itchy ears, nose, anus, eating more than normal, sugar cravings, nutrient deficiencies and anemia, teeth grinding, and weakened immune function.
My advice is to eat plenty of high fiber foods such as you get in a vegetarian diet. Animal foods contain zero fiber and are a major cause of constipation. Beans are high in protein, low in fat, and high in fiber. They are excellent food. Also drinking plenty of water is essential for proper bowel elimination and exercise is key for healthy bowel function.
In addition, you can take psyllium husks if you suffer from constipation even when following the instructions above. Mix two tablespoons of psyllium husks, not powder, in a large glass of water and drink it every night. This assures that enough fiber is in the diet and the colon has the needed bulk to sweep out the feces and impurities. And you do not have to spend money on overpriced Metamucil. Get a bag of plain psyllium husks at a health food store in bulk so you do not have to pay for the packaging. We sell a large bag for less than $7.00. Don’t let fancy packaging empty your wallet. Shop and buy smart so you can empty your colon instead.