A Short Lesson In Auto Body Mechanics
The human body is a metabolic car engine. We supply it fuel (food), it runs a pump (heart), an on board computer (brain), electrical system (nerves), oil filter (liver) and an exhaust system to eliminate waste (the colon). Every system, every organ, in fact every cell of the human body takes in fuel to run and eliminates waste material. The removal of the vast majority of this waste material is done by your colon.
I remember as a kid, as a prank, occasionally someone would stuff a potato up a car’s exhaust pipe. When you tried to start the car, it would only run for a few seconds before it would sputter and die. The same happens to the human body if the waste channel is stopped; you die within a few days. But with most people it isn’t stopped, just malfunctioning, sluggish and constricted, which causes our body to back-up and overflow with toxic and poisonous waste material, run badly and get diseased. With almost every American, this waste is slowly building up in the body, fat, muscles, organs, just about everywhere. The average American stores from 6 to 10 pounds of toxic fecal waste in their colon. This is NOT healthy. When the backed up poisons reach critical levels it can cause just about every disease known. Your weakest organs and cells get sick and even die. This is one of the most common causes of disease today in America.
How Could So Many Seemingly Unrelated Health Problems Be Caused By Constipation?
I also remember as a kid my older brother got his first car, it was a 1950 Ford station wagon. Being more mechanically inclined, I did most of the work on it to get it running. I used to be able to open up the hood, sit on a front fender with my feet and legs actually dangling inside the engine compartment and work on the engine, change spark plugs, whatever. Get the picture? Big car, big hood, little engine, lots of room. Nowadays, I open up the hood of my 1998 Ford Expedition and I just shut it right back up. Every square inch under the hood is jam-packed with engine parts, power pumps, wires, hoses, pipes, filters. It is too complex, and even if I understood it, there is NO ROOM to work on it. NO SPACE!
What’s my point? I used to think our anatomy was like my brother’s 1950 Ford. You know, a lung up here, a kidney way down there, a bowel in the middle, with lots of room. Then one day in naturopathic school, I examined my first cadaver and WOW, what an enlightening experience. The human anatomy is not like my brother’s 1950 Ford at all, it is like my 1998 Ford. Every square inch is packed with something and everything is touching something else. This body of ours must have had some incredible engineer. Everything has its place and THERE IS NO EXTRA ROOM! If one organ swells or gets bigger, then another organ – usually the one next to it – gets squeezed, compressed or crushed. Organs don’t work so well when they are crushed, and the blood, lymphatic, nerve and general circulation gets interrupted. Every organ needs good circulation to get nutrition in and get waste out in order to be healthy. Squeezed and compressed organs get sick.
The entire colon is so big that it is connected to, touches, sits next to or is in the vicinity of every major organ in the human body except the brain. It also touches most of your major blood vessels and nerves. Constipation causes the colon to literally swell, expand and even herniate. And according to the leading medical books, it is happening to all of us. So when an area of the colon gets constipated and swells, it compresses and crushes the organ next to it. This could be the lungs, the heart, the liver and gallbladder, the pancreas, the kidneys and adrenals, the uterus, the prostate, again, almost every major organ in the body. This is simply why a constipated, swollen colon can cause an almost endless amount of seemingly unrelated diseases and problems. And I haven’t even discussed toxic build-up in the colon that literally oozes into your blood and infects and poisons not just the nearby organs, but every organ and every cell in the body.
What’s the bottom line? A sluggish, constipated, swollen bowel, retaining pounds of old fecal matter can either compress a nearby area causing disease, or emit infection and toxins which can affect and infect any area of the body. This explains why about 80% of my patients that came into my clinic healed their heart problems, blood pressure problems, breathing problems, blood sugar problems, hormone imbalance problems, fertility problems, liver problems, cholesterol problems, immune problems, urinary problems, adrenal and lack of energy problems, prostate problems, digestive problems, lower back problems, leg circulation and nerve problems. The list is almost endless. They healed themselves by cleaning out their colons before I ever did any specialized treatment for their problem. This explains why so many of my patients healed their almost infinite list of problems by doing my Intestinal Detoxification Program.
No matter how far removed the problem seems from the colon, no matter how ridiculous it may seem to do a bowel cleansing program instead of brain surgery, cleanse the bowel first and see what happens. If you’re like my patients, you will be thrilled with the results.
Why Do I Tell You That Colon Cleansing Should be Your First Step?
For two very important reasons: First, what I said above, simply that over 80% of the patients that walked into my clinic, before I treated their illness directly, either were healed or their symptoms were greatly reduced just by doing my Intestinal Detoxification Program.
Secondly, the best way for anyone to regain their health and stay healthy is to periodically cleanse and detoxify the body of any accumulated waste. My patients who did a seasonal detoxification program on a regular basis, like my 5 Day Cleansing and Detoxification Program, well they never got sick. Everyone wants to do a Detox. Everyone wants to repent their faulty lifestyle sins. But before anyone can do any type of Detoxification or Cleansing program, I don’t care whose detox program it is, they must make sure that ALL of the elimination channels are open and the bowel is the first place to begin. There is a simple reason for this. When you do any detox program, the whole idea is to start programs, juice fasting, saunas, exercise, whatever, that will dissolve and purge accumulated waste, poisons and toxins out of your skin, fat, muscles, every cell of the body. All this waste that is removed, ALL OF IT, is deposited into your colon for final removal. If your colon is sluggish, constipated or blocked, then all of this dumped toxic waste will just sit there, IT CAN EVEN BE RE-ABSORBED BACK INTO YOUR BODY, YUCK! This can make you feel worse, not better, and this is the reason so many people feel horrible when doing a detoxification program and quit it after a few days. If you clean your colon first, any detoxification program should be fun and you should feel great during it and vibrant when you are finished. For these two reasons I started every patient in my clinic on Intestinal Formula #1, EVERY PATIENT!
Metabolic Action and Botanical Chemistry
This stimulating tonic is cleansing, healing and strengthening to the entire gastro-intestinal system. It stimulates your peristaltic action (the muscular movement of the colon) and over time strengthens the muscles of the large intestine. It halts putrefaction and disinfects, soothes and heals the mucous membrane lining of your entire digestive tract. This herbal tonic improves digestion, relieves gas and cramps, increases the flow of bile which in turn cleans the gallbladder, bile ducts and liver, destroys Candida albicans overgrowth and promotes a healthy intestinal flora. It also destroys and expels intestinal parasites, increases gastro-intestinal circulation and is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal.
Aloe, Senna and Cascara Sagrada all contain colon stimulating phytochemicals called anthraquinones. The particular one common to all 3 of these herbs is called emodin, often referred to as aloe-emodin and sometimes as 1,8-dihydroxy-anthracene or numerous other similar names. Herbs that contain these chemicals, when ingested, increase peristaltic waves; the muscular contractions or propulsive contractions of the colon muscle. This results in fecal matter being accelerated through the colon. This action over time, with proper diet and positive lifestyle can strengthen the colon muscle to where these herbs are no longer needed to achieve normal bowel movements. Barberry contains bitter alkaloids, one of which is berberine. This phytochemical stimulates the liver, the gallbladder and the production of bile, which makes it a laxative to the hepatic system. Garlic is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Often when constipation has occurred, infection is present. Garlic’s numerous sulfur compounds destroy harmful pathogens on contact and also help increase intestinal microflora. Finally Capsicum and Ginger are both powerful stimulants to the colon. Cayenne will also correct intestinal bleeding and Ginger increases downward peristalsis, stimulating every aspect of your digestion and elimination.
Dosage for Patient Type A: The sluggish bowel type. This is about 98% of Americans, the ones who need help getting their bowel working more frequently. Start with only 1 capsule of this formula during or just after dinner. This formula works best when taken with food. The next morning you should notice an increase in your bowel action and in the amount of fecal matter that you eliminate. The consistency should also be softer. If you do not notice any difference in your bowel behavior by the next day, or if the difference was not dramatic, then that evening increase your dosage to 2 capsules. You can continue to increase your dosage every evening by one capsule until you notice a dramatic difference in the way your bowel works. There is no limit. Most people need only 2-3 capsules, but a few have needed over 30 capsules. It has taken most of us years to create a sluggish bowel, so let’s be patient for a few days and increase by only 1 capsule each day. This formula can be taken for a week, a month or the rest of your life. Continue to use this formula until you are having one bowel movement each day for every meal you eat. Between 2 and 4 bowel movements a day is normal.
Dosage for Patient Type B: The active, overactive or irritated bowel type. This only applied to about 2% of my patients. These are the exceptions to the rule, those with bowels that move too often, (more than 4 times a day.) This includes those with Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, etc. If your bowels are irritated, inflamed, hot or working too frequently, skip Intestinal Formula #1 and go directly to Intestinal Formula #2.
Dr. Dusty, one of the best St. Louis chiropractors, is honored to be trusted by thousands of patients to help them improve their quality of life. If you think Intestinal Formula #1 might be the solution for you, call us today at 314-635-1008 to schedule an appointment.