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Self-Poisoning, How Does it Occur?
Toxins "stimulate neurons to death".
Junk foods and soft drinks contain dangerous additives, chemicals, and many are laced with excitotoxins "found in such ingredients as monosodium glutamate
[MSG], aspartame (NutraSweet®), cysteine, hydrolyzed protein, and aspartic acid". Excitotoxins are "substances added to foods and beverages that literally
stimulate neurons to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees."
No one's put it better than nutritionist, Carol Simontacchi, in her best-selling book The Crazy Makers: "Food industries want only to destroy our bodies and our
brains, all in the name of profit.
If you have severe symptoms or any serious disorders, seek the
attention of a competent health care provider. The above list is only
meant to indicate some of the symptoms of autointoxication. Anyone who
has been on a Standard American Diet for more than two years would
benefit from periodic cleansing, especially if you live in an urban
Every cell of our body is affected by self-poisoning. When the toxins
accumulate in the nervous system, we feel irritable and depressed. We
feel weak if they back up into the heart, bloated if they reach the
stomach and our breath is foul if they reach the lungs. If the poisons
try to escape through our skin, rashes and blotches develop, or we look
pale and our skin appears wrinkly. If the toxins make it to the glands,
we feel fatigued, lethargic, our sex drive may cease and we appear to
look much older than our actual age.
Constipation – common sign of a toxic colon
The most common sign of a toxic colon is chronic constipation.
Constipation is commonly defined as a condition where the fecal matter
is so tightly packed together that bowel movements are infrequent and
incomplete, causing much difficulty and straining, and producing dry,
hardened feces. The accumulation of this old, hardened feces sticks to
the walls of the colon, inhibiting its proper function of absorbing the
remaining nutrients. Instead it is forced to absorb the toxins from the
build-up and fight the parasites that make this debris their breeding
ground. The passage through which the feces are forced to travel is
also greatly reduced in diameter so the stools become much narrower,
even as thin as a pencil sometimes. In our society, bowel movements of
the chronically constipated may be looked upon as normal. But going to
the bathroom once every few days, sitting there straining for half an
hour and passing black, hard pebbles that drop to the bottom is not
only abnormal, it is also serious trouble waiting to happen.
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
Many people have small pouches in their colons that bulge outward
through weak spots, like an inner tube that pokes through weak places
in a tire. Each pouch is called a diverticulum while the condition
diverticulosis. About 10 percent of Americans over the age of 40 have
diverticulosis. The condition becomes more common as people age. About
half of all people over the age of 60 have diverticulosis. When the
pouches become infected or inflamed, the condition is called
diverticulitis(8) The main cause of diverticular disease is a
The role of fiber
Our widespread colon problems begin with our unhealthy Western diet
that is deficient in plant fibers. Fiber is indispensable in
maintaining a healthy colon. A person with a healthy colon should in
fact have two to three bowel movements per day. With the help of fiber,
elimination should be complete, fast and easy.
(See transit time graph.)
Dietary fiber plays a crucial role in the proper function and
maintenance of the colon. "Increasing the amount of fiber in the diet
may reduce symptoms of diverticulosis and prevent complications such
as diverticulitis. Fiber keeps stool soft and lowers pressure inside
the colon so that bowel contents can move through easily. The American
Dietetic Association recommends 20 to 35 grams of fiber each day." (9)
For colon cleansing it is best to use a fiber supplement designed
specifically for this purpose. Good-quality supplements contain both
soluble and insoluble fiber and are formulated to loosen the stool,
absorb and sweep away fat and toxins, reduce transit time, and make
elimination effortless and complete.
What to expect during cleansing
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