Lack of Adequate Fibre

Although we know how important fibre is in our daily diet, the foods we eat do not contain enough. The average Britain consumes 10 to 11 grams of fibre each day, but the recommended daily allowance is 25-40 grams.

Toxic Accumulations

The colon and digestive tract of nearly every adult is burdened with a lifetime of accumulation of toxic waste materials. The very best of diets can be no better than the very worst if the sewage system of the colon is clogged with a collection of waste. It is impossible when we eat two, three or more times a day not to have residue accumulating in the colon in the form of undigested food particles, as well as the end product from food which have served their purpose.

If a person has eaten processed, fried and over-cooked foods, devitalising starches, sugar and excessive amounts of salt, his/her colon cannot possibly be efficient even if he/she would have a bowel movement two or three times a day. Instead of furnishing nourishment to the nerves, muscles, cells and tissue of the walls of the colon, such foods can actually cause starvation of the colon. A starved colon may let a lot of faecal matter pass through it, but is unable to carry on the last of the digestive and nourishing processes and functions intended for it.

Most people are unaware of toxic metals we are exposed to daily. One example of this is aluminium. Our society consumes insidious amounts of soft drinks and beer available in aluminium cans. Also aluminium is contained in many cosmetics, deodorants and some over-the counter drugs such as antacids. Many families prepare food in aluminium cookware. When cleaning this cookware, you can see the residue which comes off the surface. Autopsies have shown a more than average amount of aluminium in the brain of Alzheimer patients. Aluminium also contributes to heart disease, depression and psychosis. It is normally very difficult for the body to eliminate.

Improper Digestion

If the body is healthy and working properly, it should produce all of the necessary enzymes in sufficient quantities to ensure proper digestion. However, many people do not produce enough of these enzymes. As a result, they often get the common symptoms of indigestion, such as gas, bloating, heartburn and constipation. Unfortunately, thousands of people take antacids because they have seen the ads on TV that convince them they have too much stomach acid when, in most cases, the reverse is actually true. Antacids actually slow down or even stop the digestive process and give only temporary relief. Antacids only postpone the long-term problems that arise from improper digestion.

Parasites and Worms

Many people often find it amusing when they hear they may have worms or other parasites. Yet this problem is very prevalent all over the world. We routinely 'worm' our dogs, cats, horses, cattle and other animals, but few think to care for themselves in the same manner.

A parasite by definition lives off other things. The parasites that infest our bodies not only live off the nutrients in the foods we eat, but actually live off our tissues. They secrete toxins into our bloodstream that circulate and often cause damage. One factor not normally considered is that they are a constant drain on our immune system. Parasites can be obtained from the leaves of certain vegetables. If food remains in the nice warm digestive tract for more than 24 hours, the larvae may develop and grow in the body. Parasites may come from meat that hasn't been cooked adequately to kill them off. It has been shown that it is impossible to kill off some of the parasites in pork by cooking. They can be passed from pets, from doors, doorknobs, etc. Pets who have worms or parasites can pass them on. These can be left on furniture, beds and rugs and carpets.

Lack of Necessary Nutrients

The body requires a good balance of a wide variety of nutrients as more than one nutrient is usually involved in each individual reaction in the body. If even one of those nutrients is lacking, the natural health supporting chain reaction cannot take place. If such a lack persists, the body will eventually suffer some form of degeneration or disease.

Antioxidants are required to protect body cells and the immune system from damage caused by free radicals. Thousands of free-radicals assault our bodies in the air we breath, the foods we eat along with by-products from faulty metabolism and certain lifestyle choices.

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